Trusted TDI Mechanics - By State

jwlionking

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2003
Location
Saxton, PA - Central/Western PA
TDI
2012 Jetta TDI Black 6 Speed Manual
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Member Recommended TDI Mechanics - By State List
Member Recommended TDI Mechanics By State Map
Disclaimer and suggestions for finding a mechanic for your car:
TDIClub is not responsible for the quality of work performed by a mechanic on this list. This list is a compilation of recommendations from other users. Due to the large quantity of shadetree and professional mechanics in our community, we cannot verify the accuracy of all information contained in the list. Skill level varies widely and the onus is on the end user to do his or her homework to determine whether a particular recommended mechanic is qualified to complete said work properly. Finally, be sure to get warranty claims in writing!
A member considering a mechanic on the list should search throughout TDIClub and elsewhere on the Internet for all the information he can find.
Then the prospective customer should thoroughly question the mechanic regarding his equipment, techniques, and the parts he uses. Here is where it's important for the customer to be educated and informed, so he will be able to recognize BS answers when he hears them.
 
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btcost

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2002
Location
Boston, MA
TDI
'12 JSW, '00 Jetta (totaled 12/23/10), 1987 M-B 300D
Massachusetts:

Chris Hill aka MRCHILL
operates a shop in Braintree, MA

Maine:
Herm Pasker
Richmond, ME
 

ymz

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 12, 2003
Location
Between Toronto & Montreal
TDI
2003 Jetta TDI Wagon, 2003 Jetta TDI Wagon
Idaho: Drivbiwire in Boise
Colorado: Steve Carroll in Aurora
Minnesota: Deafbug
California: (shop) Leonard Harview (Wild Rose Motors in Fullerton)
Virginia: Matt Wallen (Car 54) in Woodbridge
Texas: Runonbeer in Austin
Georgia: David Brubaker (Davidbru) in McDonough (Atlanta area)
New Jersey: Bowlerman
Florida: Keith Scarborough (LWB053) in Tampa
Michigan: Marty Bergel (JetAAH) in Fowlerville
Missouri: Glen Temple (GT) in Sedalia

Those are the names that haven't been mentioned that pop into my mind this early in the day...

Yuri.
 

Growler

Got Soot Vendor
Joined
Nov 24, 2003
Location
Millersport, Ohio
TDI
Schmutz, 2015 Golf Sportwagen DSG & Schnurren, 2001 Golf GL 2 door 5M
since I saw it on there.. as an update

Jon Hamilton (OHIO) Charges $35/hour plus tax (runs it as a tire business) and he has a nice scissor lift & all the tires changing tools available as well.
 

BleachedBora

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Oct 16, 2003
Location
Gresham, Oregon
TDI
'81 DMC-12, '12 Audi TT 418 hp/383 tq, '08 GL320 CDI 275 hp/448 wtq - '81 Caddy ALH, '04 Golf BEW 2" Lift, '85 HMMWV
Ok, I'll add all this to my page as well tomorrow morning when I am back home...also as a clarification Hillside and Utah Imports are separate from Kerma and Oldpoopie... :) Any suggestions of how I could change the title of my page so that people would look for parts, service and sales?
-BB
 

widsl

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 1, 2003
Location
Wausau, WI
TDI
Jetta/98/black
Another trusted mechanic in Wisconsin

Maas Auto in Wausau/Weston, Wis has always done it right for my '98 A3; now at 145k miles.

widsl
 

BeetleGo

TDIClub Enthusiast, Pre-Forum Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 21, 1998
Location
Cambridge, MA
TDI
5-door, 5-speed Golf GLS replaced BeetleGo.
Just a quick comment or two to anyone going through this thread...

I have seen posts in the past by people who have gotten the impression that TDIclub has been 'ruined' by members who are 'in it just for the money.' To that I would say, who better to work on your car than people who spend endless hours reading, posting, helping, and generally SUPPORTING this website? (Hint: Do a search on their alias)

Here's another thing to consider: Unlike traditional mechanics who exist pretty much beyond a focused online location, the mechanics who hang out here or are recommended by club members put their reputation on the line every time they do work. Satisfaction has to be a priority, or else their name goes up in flames in a cyber-moment right here on TDIclub if they do anything as stupid as we typically hear about from the dealers.

This doesn't guarantee that you'll fix your car for the least amount of money, or even in the first try if your issue is complex, but you WILL get competent, interested, good-faith work done on your car.

~BeetleGo
 
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BleachedBora

Vendor , w/Business number
Joined
Oct 16, 2003
Location
Gresham, Oregon
TDI
'81 DMC-12, '12 Audi TT 418 hp/383 tq, '08 GL320 CDI 275 hp/448 wtq - '81 Caddy ALH, '04 Golf BEW 2" Lift, '85 HMMWV
BeetleGo,
Can I use those paragraphs as the opening disclaimer? I like the way you worded things. Check my post and if you like it I'll keep it, if you don't I'll remove it...
Thanks,
-BB
 

TornadoRed

Top Post Dawg
Joined
Aug 3, 2003
Location
Saint Paul (ex-San Diego)
TDI
2003 Golf GL 5-spd, red; 2003 Golf GLS 5-spd, indigo blue; 2003 Jetta TDI wagon, Candy White
Here's a raw list of some individuals or shops that I've heard about, but which haven't been mentioned yet:

Gewilli Rhode Island (ex-Michigan)
MiksTDI Kenosha, Wisconsin

edsiajb Birmingham, Alabama http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1107300

Phoenix, Arizona http://www.exklusivmotorsports.com/

l1o9s7t6 Alaska http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1185503&postcount=11

Top Shop Automotive, Santa Barbara CA
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1222228&postcount=18

Van-Café, Santa Cruz CA
1823 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz, Ca 95062
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1220849&postcount=9

VW Petrolero Vancouver BC
http://forums.tdiclub.com/member.php?u=10364
Andes Auto Service
604) 879-3800

(maybe) Kevin @ Robert's Automotive in Mountville, Pa 717.285.3738 (between Philly and Harrisburg)
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1107125

People's Auto in Somers, CT
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=1016285

Import Auto Werks
Chris Dale
Raleigh NC (eastern NC)
919-871-5850
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB35&Number=964672

In the Bay Area
Autowerkstat (San Jose) http://www.autowerkstat.com
Tomas Sport Tuning (San Pablo) http://www.tomassporttuning.com
bugformance (San Jose) www.bugformance.com
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=927697

German Auto Tech in West Memphis, AR
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1220703&postcount=2
European Service Works, Memphis TN
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.php?p=1222600&postcount=19
 

wrenching40plus

Veteran Member
Joined
Jan 10, 2004
Location
Sparkle City, SC 29306
TDI
Jetta 2000 (given to bro-in-law)
vicval said:
Delaware, Horst Fischer Automotive
I looked this guy up via Google... he is reviewed by a Vanagon list member, says the shop is in Wilmington, 302 999 8700; but nothing specifically Diesel is indicated. Are you sure Horst works on TDIs and if so, does he have VAGcom??? Thanx
 

v8volvo

Veteran Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2004
Location
WA
TDI
2001 Jetta
Here are a few in Seattle WA that I have heard good things about (though this is not my firsthand experience--nobody touches my cars except me!):

AutoVice in Lynnwood

BugAid on Aurora in North Seattle (have talked to/bought parts from these guys and like how they work)

Fine Tuning Performance (have talked to owner and seems to know his stuff)
 

vicval

New member
Joined
Feb 11, 2006
TDI
1998 Jetta TDI, 2006 Jetta TDI
wrenching40plus said:
I looked this guy up via Google... he is reviewed by a Vanagon list member, says the shop is in Wilmington, 302 999 8700; but nothing specifically Diesel is indicated. Are you sure Horst works on TDIs and if so, does he have VAGcom??? Thanx
Horst Fischer has worked on my 1998 Jetta TDI for many years, I have 257,000 miles on it (he must be doing something right). I'm not sure if he has a VAGcom, though.
 

zebrajeb

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2002
Location
Reno, NV
TDI
Jetta, 02, Silver, AT
I'd add for Nevada - Automotion/Compac Car, Reno, 775/322-7223. They know TDI and provide excellent service.
 

silverstar03

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2005
Location
Hudson Valley NY
TDI
2013 Golf TDI
NY state anyone??

review Heart VW in Kingston, NY: recommended.
fully serviced my injection pump under warranty, and really knew what they were talking about. My friend's Jetta TDI also serviced for warranty stuff (check engine light, etc) and had a good experience. I've heard some negatives for their service on gassers, but TDIs seem to be taken care of very well there. If out of warranty, though they're $85/hr.
 
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