European Auto Repair Specialists

At Motor Arzt, we are dedicated to providing quality European auto service and repairs at an affordable price.


Below is a brief list of the auto repair services we provide.

Oil Service

Regular oil changes help extend the life of your vehicle.

If you truly want to extend the life of your vehicle and keep it running it’s best, make sure you get regular oil changes. Regular oil services help prevent carbon deposits and sludge build up.  At Motor Artz, we’ll make sure we use the proper engine oil type and weight specified by the factory.  We check brakes, suspension, tires, lights, fluids and leaks with every oil service.

Tune Ups

Preserve your engine’s power with a tune up.

Getting tune-ups in line with your manufacturer’s recommendations makes your engine easier to start, improves fuel economy, lowers emissions and restores lost power. Get maximum performance from your vehicle with an engine tune-up from Motor Arzt in San Francisco, CA. Our skilled technicians will keep your car running newer, stronger and longer.

Engine Repair

Always keep your car’s engine properly maintained.

If your car isn’t running the way it should, or if it’s pinging, sputtering, coughing, clanging, squealing, stalling or smoking, it’s definitely time to get it checked out by an engine repair shop that you can trust. What ever your needs are, Motor Arzt European auto service and repair specialists can handle all of your engine needs in San Francisco, CA. Our engine experts have the skills and state-of-the-art equipment to properly diagnose, service and repair your engine and get you back on the road.


Is your check engine, ABS, or other warning light on?

Modern cars have many computer control systems that keep them running and functioning properly for longer periods of time than earlier vehicles. Motor Arzt in San Francisco, CA is experienced in diagnosing and repairing electrical issues. If your car failed emissions, we can diagnose and repair those issues and keep your vehicle legal and performing as well as possible.

Whatever the case, contact Motor Arzt auto repair shop in San Francisco, CA. We will perform a full diagnostic scan and safety inspection and move to get your vehicle back at peak performance in a timely manner.


Always keep up with your vehicle’s maintenance services.

Keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance services not only keeps your car running well, it also helps you save money. A well-maintained automobile is less likely to breakdown and need major auto repairs. Unfortunately due to our hectic lives and busy schedules, many car owners put off their auto maintenance services, and then find themselves needing brake repair, engine repair and more.

At Motor Arzt, we make keeping up with your factory scheduled maintenance services in San Francisco, CA easy. Our friendly technicians have the skills and state-of-the-art automotive equipment to handle all of your car’s maintenance needs.

Brake Repair

Keep you and your family safe with our comprehensive break repair services.

Hear a grinding sound when applying your brakes? Is your brake pedal soft or mushy? Your car’s brakes are not something to leave up to chance. Make sure you’re vehicle is safe to drive with the brake repair services at Motor Arzt European auto service and repair shop in San Francisco, CA. Our main goal is to always keep you and your family safe on the road.


Here’s a brief list of the services we offer:

  • Air conditioning service and repair
  • Automatic transmission service and repair
  • Body work referral
  • “Check Engine” Lights
  • Clutches and Manual transmission service
  • Cooling system service
  • Diesel and TDI service
  • Electronic diagnostics and repair
  • Engine repair and replacement
  • Extended warranty repair
  • Flat tire repair
  • Fluids check
  • Lube, oil and filter
  • Safety inspections
  • Emissions repair
  • Mufflers and exhaust work
  • Tune-ups
  • Under car service (struts and suspension)

Superior service for your import automobile. Call us at: (415) 558-9721 or email us here.


We provide quality European auto service and repairs at an affordable price.

Our Philosophy

Here at Motor Arzt, our philosophy is to treat each customer with complete transparency.

We want our customers to understand what the issue is with their automobile and to understand the repair and services needed. We are dedicated to honesty and integrity – which are a part of our core values. We use the best parts possible to make sure the repairs are done properly the first time, and we stand behind our workmanship.

Our Mission

From the first moment the customer calls, at Motor Artz Auto Service and Repairs, our goal is to build a trusting and sustainable relationship.

We would like to clearly understand the reason you need to have your car repaired or serviced, while making sure your experience is a pleasant one. By performing a general inspection, we’ll try to find the exact problem and possible surrounding issues that may have caused it. We’ll then come up with an efficient plan to address your auto repair needs at the most cost effective and affordable price possible.

Customer Testimonial

“The most honest and kind mechanic I’ve ever met, and I’ve met many!  After taking my car to almost every VW specialist in the city, a friend recommended I go see Carl at Motor Arzt.  Carl responded to me quickly, got me into the shop right away, and explained to me exactly what was going on with my car.  He helped me understand what was important to take care of with my repairs, and let me know things I might want to do down the line.  I really appreciated his honesty and care with my car, and feel if you’re looking for a trustworthy mechanic who really has the customer’s best interest in mind, Carl’s your guy.” — Carrie T., San Francisco, CA

Superior service for your import automobile. Call us at: (415) 558-9721 or email us here.


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1023 Mission Street
(Between 7th St & 6th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Telephone: (415) 558-9721

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