JESSES’ GARAGE SARASOTA REVIEWS

5

Several months ago I bought a fixer-upper - a 30-year old BMW with a few quirks. There's a special place in my heart for E30s (reason #1 for the purchase), and I knew that I'd be able to learn the basics of car repair by bringing my new ride back to life. There's a well-established community for these cars, and I assumed help would be plentiful... What I didn't realize is that even the most reputable mechanics cringe at the thought of diagnosing problems without the help of a computer code read-out. Well, most mechanics. Of the three mechanics to whom I brought my car, Jesse was the only one who looked at the list of work I had done, who talked to me about potential solutions, who spent two hours fiddling under the hood - removing and checking hoses and sensors - while I was standing next to him. While other mechanics recommended that I just start replacing parts (or replace the whole car...), he tackled my cold-start / idle problem pragmatically and methodically. And for the additional work (suspension, brakes, etc), he made lists of what I could do with basic knowledge and tools before bringing the car back to him, to reduce cost of labor. The other two mechanics are good - and in the end, they were helpful - but Jesse was the only one who approached my problem with enthusiasm, dedication, and honesty. I'm happy to pay for diagnostic work, and I did - but ultimately, it was Jessie's free help that put my on the right track to fix my car. There are a few great mechanics for BMWs in Sarasota, and if your vehicle throws a code when it's sick, you can take it just about anywhere. But if you're looking for someone who will work with you, who will honor your desire to learn from the experience, who will share his knowledge with you, there's only one guy in town. If you're looking for a great price and for good advice, head to Jesse's. For as long as I own BMWs, he'll have my patronage.

Thank you and we have relocated to a larger location at 2400 12th Street.

- Jesse's Garage European Auto Repair
5

What can I say about Jesse, he is an honest and extremely knowledgeable guy. He takes the time to inform his customers what is wrong, sometimes even why it went wrong, and the best way to fix it. Jesse has personally helped me in several "emergency" situations, he goes out of his way to help as much as he can! Jesse gets my business every time! I highly recommend him to family, friends/co-workers and anyone else who needs work on their import car. After our first meeting, you gained a life-long customer. Thanks Jesse!

Thank you and we have relocated to a larger location at 2400 12th Street.

- Jesse's Garage European Auto Repair
5

New to Florida, needed an honest mechanic for my old, but favorite car. Jesse showed me what I need and suggested each repair's importance in the list - she needs a bit of work....and I knew that. Changed my oil after I determined learning how to do that on a '98 Saturn is a pain if you don't have a lift! Know what needs fixing now, and will definitely be back. Thanks!

5

We drove down from Texas for a week and the car started acting up. Saw Jesse's on Yelp and headed over. He checked the car, read the codes and said if was just a coolant temperature sensor. He said it was simple to change, showed me where it was, and suggested I could change it myself fairly easy. I did, fixed my problem and we were on our way. Jesse? No charge! Awesome guy, awesome place. Highly recommended.

4

I'm new to the Sarasota area so when I needed an oil change....I went running to Yelp. Jesse had the best reviews by far so I made an appointment. Now I know why. Jesse was very cordial and knowledgeable of my vehicle. We had a good conversation while he did his thing and even took the time to check all of my tire pressures (even the spare) and snooped around the crevices of the undercarriage. He does a lot of work on BMW's so if you have one....this should be the place to go. Overall a very good guy / mechanic that makes you feel good about bringing your car to a trustworthy source.

4

I will say one of the biggest things I appreciated with Jesse is truly feeling that I have someone I can trust to do good work and not price gouge me! Phew... Finally!

5

A trustworthy and competent service delivered. We would return for future needs on our VW Passat.

5

We highly reccomend Jesses' garage...honest, fair and Trustworthy... Brought our VW there.....so happy to find good mechanic and not have to go to Suncoast VW again..... He is a great find... John

4

Went in for an oil change, Jesse was very helpful, and did a thorough check of the car, he only uses the highest quality synthetic oils, and I was very satisfied with his work.

5

Jesse is a honest, hard working and reliable mechanic with reasonable prices. I highly recommend his garage. He was also very accommodating to my tight schedule and had my 2001 BMW in shape for a drive back to NY in no time. I even learned something about my car. As a woman, I am always on the alert for unscrupulous people and I am happy to say that I was very happy all around with his service and knowledge. I wish everyone was this professional.

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