Volvo Repair & Service by Popular Mechanix

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
15 reviews

252 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, us

(415) 621-0376


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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)
May 02, 2007
Great guys. They are very competent. Definitely a step above the other Volvo shops in San Francisco (Volvo Centrum, Royal Volvo, etc). We had a problem with our V70 and they were backed up. They gave us a loner for the weekend and for the duration of the service. I have no problem reccomending them.
Jul 23, 2007
My Dog-gone car Yesterday my 1990 four door sedan Volvo was returned to me in all its shining blue glory. It had been picked up four days ago and driven to San Francisco to be de-dogged by the technicians of Popular Mechanics. My dog Nelly had shed hair at least an inch thick accumulated on the floor, and had destroyed the inside door panels by clawing frantically o get out. I was cooking Barbeque on the patio and Nelly did not want to miss the party. I can not fault a dog for shedding hair. I never heard her whining or scratching to get out of car. So when it came time to service the car, I informed them my dog had done some damage to the interior. Not to worry said Andy the proprietor of Popular Mechanics. We will take care of it. So my blue bird flew to San Francisco, and Nelly and I had the use of a loaner car for the duration. At age 82 I no longer drive at night, and rarely leave Petaluma. Nelly and I are avid garage sale shoppers and my Volvo takes us where we need to go. When my car was returned to me yesterday, a carefully itemized bill was tucked into the glove compartment detailing exactly what was done, parts used and the coast of each item. Three inside door panels replaced the dog shredded ones. The dog hair was gone, and the car runs like a new. My water bottle and dog water dish are now back in place. The shiny new looking 17 year old car is housed safely in the garage. Today an 82 year old woman and an 8 year old beagle mix will hit the streets of Petaluma. Happy Shoppers. I want to commend my service men at Popular Mechanics, for a job valiantly and cheerfully done.. The car has been de-dogged lovingly by Popular Mechanics. And I thank them. My dog thanks them.
Apr 21, 2009
Very professional and courteous business. I've serviced at least 6 Volvos with them over the past 20 years, including teenaged kids' cars. Wouldn't do business with anyone else in San Francisco.
Apr 22, 2009
I like these guys. Andy and Kiki are always very friendly and helpful. They seem to be busy all the time, but somehow manage to fit me in. The loaner cars could be newer and maybe cleaner, but hey, they're free, and they're volvos. One time I took it in for scheduled maintenance. They called me later on to say that it looks like my coolant needed to be flushed. I said OK. Then when I went to pick up the car, Andy told me that they had done that the last time, so it shouldn't have needed it again. So they didn't charge me for it! Sweet.
Oct 19, 2011
Satisfied customers for 24 years Andy, John, E J and the entire crew must be doing something right. In 1987, I brought in our 1984 240 DL for routine service as I worked around the corner. Popular Mechanix serviced that car up to the time we donated it to charity. It had 356,000 + on the odometer. I've since retired, but I still drive 15 miles and pass countless repair facilities because Popular Mechanix does a great job. Today, I don't know who will give out first, our 2001 S-60, with 105,000 on the odometer or me.

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