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5

Great guys! Master Volvo service. Friendly and helpful. Wouldn't take my Volvo anywhere else!

5

I live in Culver City and am willing to drive to Harbor City (and take the day off from work) to have Swedish Car Clinic service my vehicle. In the past I was taken advantage of and lied to by my local repair and dealers. I LOVE Swedish Car Clinic and would never go elsewhere. They are honest, courteous and caring!!!!

4

I remember when first heading down the entrepreneurial yellow brick road the advice to retain a good accountant and a good attorney. I would add to that list a decent set of health care professionals (doctor, dentist, acupuncturist, druid, whatever floats your boat) and a great mechanic or, in this case, car clinic. Wifi, coffee, an extensive collection of model vehicles, one thrashed life-sized vehicle, and early morning Saturday appointments are all positives. I like the owner - he's clearly embraced certifications and how to run a successful business over time as well. The service manager has given me some good tips. A strong selection of used models for sale makes for a tempting visit almost every time. The shop itself is immaculate. The flipside is that within this business model, one has that obligatory barrier of a service manager between you and the mechanic. While this is necessary and most people wouldn't care, I often prefer the direct feedback that a few minutes with a skilled mechanic can provide. There are closer independent repair places, but I like this one. I also would be comfortable buying a Volvo from here, which is saying something. There's a certain inherent irony in that. I'm not worried about my current vehicle wearing out (after all, it is expertly maintained :)) - now it's just a waiting game for the latest models of interest to drop in price enough to become too good to refuse. Whenever that happens, I'm sure this facility will have several from which to choose.

5

I have been driving Saab's my whole life and realize when they break down its hard to find good service, especially for a good price. I found the Swedish Car Clinic recommended from the Saab Forums and saw a few Yelp reviews. I decided to go with them on my latest car repair and what great service I received. It always seems that when I take my car into the shop for a problem, I'm always taking it for a few different reasons. I began noticing that my car would shake violently between 3rd and 4th gear as if it was choking. I did alot of research and it said it could be the transmission going out. Considering I have almost 130k miles on my '03 saab 93, I was dimly realizing I might have to scrap it or fork over a couple grand to fix it. I took my car into the shop on a monday after work and was greeted with excellent customer service. I had purchased a replacement air conditioning unit since the motor in mine recently died and it was sitting in the back seat. I also had a problem with the front driver side window... Every time it would go up all the way, it would go half way down, through an electrical error with the car's on board computer system... I left my car there and drove away thinking I would receive a bad telephone call stating I need a new transmission and all sorts of other costly repairs. In fact, I ended up getting quite the opposite. They had taken a look at the transmission and changed out the fluid and everything appeared normal. They found the problem that was attributed to the direct ignition. I've had that go out in two previous cars and thought; well damn, this is just slightly better... In fact, they limited the problem down to a particular part of the direct ignition.. and instead of charging hundreds of dollars replacing the whole thing... replaced the piece that was malfunctioning and the car is working great!! Not only did they save me a couple hundred dollars, when any other shop in a 500 mile radius would bend you over and empty your pockets... but they fixed the electrical problem with my window for free, they didnt charge me for replacing my transmission fluid, and they installed my new air conditioning unit for a severely discounted price. Not to mention they let me keep my car there for several days and pick it up on the weekend without charging those hellish "overnight fees" some dealers/garages charge. Great place, excellent service, extremely professional, and very knowledgeable.

5

We have one Saab and 2 Volvos. These guys know Swedish. I have probably had 7 trips to Swedish Car Clinic over the past 2 years (mainly because one of my Volvos is a 1993 850, but that is another story entirely.) I had taken one of my cars elsewhere and the mechanic at the other shop completely screwed up the timing. SCC fixed it and told me to stop going to other places to get my Volvo fixed LOL. Okay point taken. Yep, there is free Wi-Fi and coffee as someone else stated. But most important to me is that my car is fixed properly with quality parts. THAT has happened. Last year they even replaced a TRANSMISSION for me and I had my car back in 3 days. I am sorry, but that is amazing. Anyway, I really can't say enough good things to help others make a good decision about where to bring their car. I read thru the reviews and Jason B sounds like he is either a punk kid or writing a false review. His impression is as if he is leaving a review for another shop. I actually picked up my 1998 S70 a few days before his review. Not sure what he thinks he should sign, but I received a bill and attached was a list of my concerns, like any normal repair shop. This place isn't stuffy but it certainly isn't unprofessional. It's seriously the cleanest shop and office I have been in and since I own Swedish cars I have been in quite a few of these places so I should know! Once they even waited an extra 20 minutes for me to pick up my car because I was stuck in traffic and they were closing. Take your Swedish car to this place. You won't regret it!

4

OK - so they do what is expected and do it well - repair cars - especially Saab's and Volvo's - and what others have said in their reviews works for me. What you might not know is that the great add-on is that while you wait there's free coffee and wi-fi. Turns into what could be drugery into something that multi-tasks nicely - car gets fixed and I can still be in the office (as it were) able to take care of e-mail and drink a good cup of coffee. It's a beautiful world. Gabrielle

5

This has been my favorite mechanic since I got my first Volvo and I keep coming back since I have only owned Volvos. Peter and Eric are wonderful and knowledgeable and always go out of their way to save you money. They kept my first beater running well for quite a while... they have never taken advantage of me which is why I trust them so much.

4

I needed to service my car but I didn't know where to go because the dealer down the street went out of business. So I went to the only place that I trust to get a reliable referral, Yelp. After reading reviews from fellow yelpers I decided to bring my car here. Very pleased with the service. Didn't try to over sell me with added pressure. Just the facts about what I needed. I will definitely come back for my next regular check up.

5

Kim S.'s review does Swedish Car clinic justice. My family has owned nothing but Swedish cars my whole life, thus coming here for years. Their staff are some of the nicest, friendliest people you'll ever come by, and they don't try and charge you an arm and a leg to get your car fixed. These guys all truly know their car parts, and they're pretty speedy if you come here during the week. I even bought my current car from them, they get a pretty good collection of used cars that aren't more than 4 years old. I highly recommend Peter and his guys to anyone with a volvo or saab.

5

If you drive a Swedish (or German) car, Peter Kjelberg runs the garage for you. A real Swede, Peter's shop is one of those European kind where the work area is spotless and the technicians work in white overalls. And Peter's staff knows cars and parts -- here you can actually have something fixed rather than just pull out the old and stick in a new one at some high "dealer's" cost. Peter kept my 17 year old SAAB running to perfection and well within budget. In this shop, a major repair is seldome necessary for regular customers because he make a preventive maintenance check on every car, and fixes big problems when they are still small. Peter and the staff are really nice and friendly. No snobbiness or standoffisness here, no pretence about the job, and you can talk to the mechanic who actually did the work. He makes car repair seem like a fun experience. Downside: no rental or replacement vehicles available. Your options are to wait (in his nice waiting room with coffee), or have someone else pick you up and drop you off. In spite of this, he does a booming business, so call for an appointment.

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