The crew at Schneider's are honest, quick and I quite believe a VERY fair price for their competency. I have been bringing an engine swapped frankencar to them, and they have fixed every issue I have thrown at them.
The crew are pleasant to talk to, explain the issues well, and when available, offer several options.
Last, as a few of them are competent drivers on track, they offer an EXCELLENT alignment and chassis balance service, which helped me drive the car to it's potential.
Although I was aware of Schneider Autohaus previously, I only ended up there by "happenstance". A serious (non-drivable) problem arose with my car while in transit, this shop happened to be the closest to me at that moment, thus , the car and I needed to get in there, quick. I was not disappointed. Though shortly before closing time, the staff (and the owners) were pleasant and took the time to diagnose my car. We then arranged for me to leave it, with the understanding that the repair would be completed by early afternoon the very next day. More importantly, the staff was clear and direct with with an explanation, such that I felt informed, and comfortable with the proposed work. Indeed, the car was ready and fixed the next day as promised (no extra charges). I will return.
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Excellent service on time and below estimated cost.
I do not own my Porsche anymore, but during the five years that I owned it this business was very good to me and very honest. They kept my car running well even though I could not afford to keep up on all the maintenance that would have been ideal. I highly recommend them.
Schneider Autohaus has serviced six Porsches, a BMW and a Mercedes for me over a period of 17 years. They always understood exactly what I wanted (not to be standing next to a dead car waiting for AAA) and I knew I could count on them to make that happen. Over the years, Joe and now Henry have been my go-to guys for all things automotive. If getting the job done right the first time is important to you for your Porsche or BMW there's no need to look elsewhere.
Needed a place that knows how to properly align my bimmer. Junior at Santa Barbara Tire recommended them because he was booked up with a fleet of taxis. So they dropped it off at Schneider's and I wasn't disappointed. Car drives perfect now and they also told me a few things that need repairs. This is after I tried taking it to BIG BrAND TIRES in Goleta who charged me for an alignment though the car still pulled to the left. They tried to tell me my frame was bent even though my car has never been hit. So if you got a German car, stay away from the $50 alignments, take it to either Schneider's or Santa Barber Tire & Services and get it done right.
Schneider Autohaus performed a complete service for my 2003 Porsche 911. The car had several mechanical issues. I had the car for 3 years, and after I picked it up from Schneider it drove better than it ever had before.