European Motor Works

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
14 reviews

721 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, us

(215) 923-8131


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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)
Nov 02, 2006
Jack is honest and very competent. I have a "noise" in my front end. Rather than guess, he told me he wants to "think about it". I appreciate that. He is certainly not the cheapest, but he knows what he is doing and he is very professional.
Jul 20, 1998
Jack's garage is usually filled with Jaguars, and he knows his stuff re BMWs and Mercedes especially. He's able to do the routine oil & filter or a complete rebuild. BMW, Mercedes and Porsche owners come from far and wide. His place is behind the Sunoco station on the corner, 4th and Spring Garden Sts.
Sep 18, 2002
Excellent communication and very straightforward. I have a VW Eurovan and it was a delight to find someone who willingly works on them.
Jul 14, 2009
I couldn't agree more with reviewer #73953. Now that he's located on N. 2nd Street, he's even easier to get to.
Jan 22, 2004
The Volvo dealer told me I needed a new transmission. Jack traced the problem to a cracked cap on the radiator overflow tank and saved me thousands. Jack's experience, common sense and honesty are my holy trinity of car repair. Try him out and you'll become a believer too.
Jan 23, 2004
Jack is an excellent and hand working mechanic. He got me in quickly and did the work well. He even told me what else I had to do.
May 11, 2004
Jack use to be a jet mechanic for the Israeli Army. His skills are famous in Philly. He can figure out the problem the first time and get it fixed. There is no bringing it back b/c the problem seems to still be there after you paid to have it fixed. His diagnostic skills can not be beat. He spends thousand on the newest tools and training to trace and fix complicated problems. People bring their "expensive babies" to Jack when trust and perfection are issues. If Jack catches you mistreating your car he is going to Jack you up. If he says it will be ready at 2PM on Tuesday he means it. People may leave Jack for a bargain a basement alternative but they always return with their tails between their legs. If you want to cut corners go to Pep Boys. If you want to drive a well maintained car which is closely watched by a perfectionist go to the "Jet Mechanic." When Jack tunes up you car you know all will be gone over, and I'm talking about even changing your wiper blades. He keeps much of what you need in stock and you simply know your in the best of hands. I have even bought cars from Jack.
Jul 16, 2004
This is a great shop, very busy but he understands the needs of his clientele. First rate mechanic and a very nice person.
Mar 18, 2005
My Volvo's water pump was leaking radiator fluid at an increasing rate. Jack called me back just a couple of hours after I contacted him and asked if I could bring the car in the next morning. This is impressive considering he is the only one in the shop. He got right to work on my car and the total cost turned out to be less than he quoted. Other mechanics I contacted looked only at what I showed them (the water pump), but Jack insisted on checking the entire coolant system and changing the belts and the thermostat, as well. His shop was orderly and it appeared as though he worked in all the bays simualtaneously. I told him I needed the car back rather quickly--by the 5th of the month. I thought this was a stretch considering his reputation and that I had only called recently, but he got it ready the 2nd. Seeing all the cars at the shop and considering I heard from another customer that he works at another location, too, I couldn't believe it. He told me I could pick the car up at six. I arrived a few minutes early and he was still at the other shop, but at 5:58 he came to greet me, appearing as if he just finished working on another car. I've now driven 3,000 miles on the car since then and am still incredibly satisfied with his work. I'll never have anyone else in Philly work on my car.
Jul 29, 2005
Jack's very knoweledgeable in the cars he specializes and very thorough in his work. He's very upfront with his work and is very honest with his assessment.

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