Universal Auto Service

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
7 reviews

625 Colvin Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, us

(716) 877-2677


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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)
Jan 22, 1999
After purchasing my first Volvo wagon in 1982 ,I began to deal with Universal, which was operated by Theo Barsch. One day I could not start the car. Upon calling Theo and explaining the problem, he travelled 3 miles to my home crawlled under the car and whacked the starter with a hammer. This was the only time I ever had a house call done by a mechanic. They threw away the mechanic's mold when they made Theo!!
Mar 19, 2002
Eric has been takening care my Volvo 240 because he is one of few really knows Volvo in Western NY area. He speaks stright forward to let me know what is necessary to be done. As Volvo Club Member,I only trust his work for my Volvo. Those who love Volvo, and looking for the best mechanic at Buffalo area shall know Eric(716 877-2677)
Aug 03, 2007
Eric is kind, honest and knowledgeable.
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 09, 2007
Eric worked on my car while I lived in Buffalo, NY for one year. I trust him and he is extremely knowledgeable and willing to explain any repairs. Well, having said that, on the road to Austin, Texas, low and behold I find myself without any power steer, and aapproximately 10 miles later my car just up and died (in Memphis, TN). AAA towed me to a station that had already closed and I called Eric back in Bflo to explain exactly what happened. He told me what the mechanic needed to do...which did not include the $749 replacement of my alternator as they were suggesting. So, I looked up a Volvo mechanic on this website, called him to see if he was in agreement with trusty Eric, (he was), and had my car towed and repaired that same day. (It would have meant a long weekend in Memphis at the other shop). I am ever so grateful to Eric for his help! I am also grateful to Tom and Ray for this website's mechanic search. You guys rock!
Oct 08, 2009
The best Volvo mechanic in Buffalo. He can handle the old vintage 122s, 240s all the way up to the newest S80s. You have to be patient - he's a one man shop with many loyal customers.
Jul 31, 2006
Eric is an exceptional mechanic that works on European cars. Volvos mostly, but also Saab, Audi, VW Mercedes. He is very hardworking, honest and trustworthy. I won't take my 99 Audi A-6 anywhere else.

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