DJ Foreign Auto Care

  • 2.6 of 5 stars
4 reviews

2626 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418, us

(612) 588-3305

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Hours
M-F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Specialties
Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Road tests vehicles when appropriate
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
3.0/5
They are competent
2.7/5
Their repair price is reasonable
3.3/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
2.5/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
3.3/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
1.0/5
They are always honest
3.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
2.3/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
2.3/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.3/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
2.7/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
N/A
Jan 25, 2013
  • Stricklandish
Just moved to Twin Cities and knew there would be learning curve to finding good mechanic. Luckily, I stumbled upon the guys at DJ. First of all, my car brokedown late on Staruday. Called DJ and the guy stayed little later to have my car limp in, then he gave me a ride home. Next day got call from Neil who gave me quick rundown of issue, my options, and gave me what I felt to be an honest recommendation. He actually recommended we take an extra day and see if he could locate some after-market parts on behalf. He said he called 4 different places until he found the parts. He threw them on in no time and I spent $900 less by having him do this. Can't recommend these guys enough. The specialize in foreign cars, but I think they could pretty much do any make model. Make sure to ask for Neil.
Mar 07, 2014
  • mikid
Can't recommend this mechanic. Went in because I had a Groupon for an oil change. They reported back that I had a major leak that was going to cost quite a bit and was an "urgent" fix. When I then took the vehicle to my usual mechanic (who I chose because of his reviews here on mechanics files) my usual mechanic said that there was not in fact a leak where they said it was and that my car was fine. Maybe they made a mistake, or maybe they were trying to make a boat payment but I won't be back.
Oct 21, 2014
  • RVSJL
I had read that DJ Foreign Auto Care had good reviews around social media and they had a sharp website, so I thought I would be taking my Mini Cooper somewhere with competent mechanics who specialized in foreign autos. Unfortunately, I did not experience the five star service that other customers had bragged about. Don't let the hype of fancy marketing tactics fool you. First, they broke the hood latch and tried to say my daughter who was with me when I dropped the car off had mentioned that the latch was getting harder to open. This was not my daughter's car, she has NEVER had a reason to open the hood of this car and I had just the day before bringing the car to DJ's, checked the oil and the hood latch worked perfectly. Next, DJ¿s diagnostics came up with a code of an O2 sensor and the high pressure fuel pump, which they replaced just the O2 sensor. The following day the same stalling problem occurred with the car. DJ's said for an extra $600-800 I could bring the car back to replace the fuel pump. I was already charged over $600 to supposedly replace a sensor that did not fix the problem. I almost got creamed by a semi when my car stalled on the freeway after leaving their garage. At that point I felt like they were being "comeback artists". Feeling extremely frustrated and desperately needing a reliable vehicle, I then went to another repair shop and had them install a Mini Cooper original equipment high pressure fuel pump, telling them that is what DJ's Auto had diagnosed. The same stalling problem still existed, which tells me that DJ's misdiagnosed the vehicle's issue and neither one of these part replacements were needed. DJ's service was extremely disappointing. They weren't willing to work with me to get this issue resolved. I highly question their diagnostics and competency. A customer should be able to have confidence in a competent mechanic, especially when spending a considerable amount of money for repairs. I would never recommend them to anyone I know in Mini-Cooper Car Clubs or anyone with a foreign vehicle looking for a garage
Nov 01, 2014
  • RVSJL
Regarding the review I left on October 21st, the owner called to rectify the situation. He took the time to apologize and to let me know the mechanic I initially dealt with is no longer working there. I appreciate Darwin's efforts to keep his clientele-thank you!

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