Wolf's Foreign Car Svc Incorporated

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
8 reviews

7904 Engineer Rd, San Diego, CA 92111, us

(858) 565-2666


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Jan 10, 2000
Wolfgang used to own/operate his own shop. His son-in-law (also a mechanic) now operates it after Wolfgang retired. He "pops in" on occasion. Very courteous, knowledgable, fair with his rates. Does not suggest to replace products/parts that don't yet need to be replaced. Gives his honest opinion as to how long a part may last. He will stay open late if he knows you are coming in to pick up your car, but might be stuck in traffic. He has a full crew working every day, so there is never a "slow time" to just drop in, but he will have someone stop what they are doing to come have a "look see" just because your car has had a funny noise all the way to work that day. Usually it is an easy fix, which they will do while you wait. I have been taking my V.W. to him for 10 yrs. and trust his judgement in all aspects of repair. We told him we were interested in keeping the old Fox running, even to replace the engine. Some mechanics could have been planning their trip to the Bahamas with that clue, but this guy just said, you've probably got 100 K. left on this motor. Nice feeling. He saved my engine when I put water in the crankcase, and replaced the wire bundle when it burned up to the fuse block. Could have been very costly. They couldn't help me get the smell out of the car, but it runs well, so who cares. This car has aprox. 145 K. right now, and he knows that the future repairs will come to him.
May 04, 2009
Mike is a no BS mechanic, who looks after your car as if it was his own. He will also tell you if you don't need to bother spending your money on something (which is rare in SoCal!) He is the only place that we have brought our VW (Golf/Jetta) and Toyota Landcruiser.
Aug 23, 2005
Mike and his crew has helped us out in some tough situations. They have worked on my husbands vehicles and my daughter's Honda. I called them about my mom's Chevy and Mike said they don't work on American models but he recommended a shop near my parent's house. The other shop treated my mom just as good as Mike treats us. This is an honest shop. We will always send our foreign cars to Wolfe's.
Mar 21, 2006
Mike and his team do amazing work. In addition to what others have said, Mike will also give you car advice. He'll let you know if he thinks it's a good idea to move on to another car before your current one costs more to repair than it's worth. Unlike with other mechanics, I actually look forward to visiting Wolf's Foreign Car Service. Mike is approachable, remembers me and my car, and has a dry sense of humor to make car repairs bearable. And there is usually a bowl of candy at the counter.
Nov 07, 2011
Apr 20, 2006
Based upon recommendations from this site, I started going to Wolfes in the last year. Both my wife and I have been very pleased with the experience. His prices are fair and he is very good about communicating status. But the most impressive thing occurred on our last visit when we had an oil leak that was not fixed on the first try. Mike and his team spent a lot of time resolving the problem and did not charge us a dime. Mike said it was their error. This has never happened to me and has made me a loyal customer and a good reference.
Sep 08, 2007
Mike Senn, the owner, is honest, friendly, and communicative. I have recommended may people to him and they all continue to go there. (Note that one can be a little hesitant to recommend a mechanic since the person you send may have a bad experience.) Not one has complained and they keep recommending others, so it's become sort of a circle of friends. Mike will give honest advice on repairs or maintenance he feels is unnecessary or not cost efficient. When my daughter was at college in her old Volvo he diagnosed the problem remotely during a phone conversation with me. He told me what part she should buy and how and where to install it. She bought the part, installed it and the problem was fixed. (It was the electronic control module, which in an 84 Volvo is easily accessible under the passenger side foot panel.) HIghly recommended
Oct 14, 2007
I had a leaky oil pan plug and had went around to all the other Volkswagen servicers. They told me I would have to replace my entire oil pan. I asked if they could just fix the stripped threads on the plug and everyone told me they couldn't. I found Wolf's through this website and gave them a call. Mike was very helpful and friendly. He told me he could replace/fix my problem with a helix coil and it was much cheaper than a new oil pan. While most of the "bigger" car repair servicers try to take you for everything, it is good to know that there are still honest mechanics around that aren't trying to rip you off.

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