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Bert's Foreign Auto Service is a full-service preventative maintenance and auto specialty shop that has been performing high quality, guaranteed auto repair in the Orange County area since 1962. Specializing in BMW, Mercedes Benz, & Jaguar service and repair, we also service and repair most other Asian, European and Domestic vehicles. Equipped with the latest and greatest in diagnostic technology and repair tools, we save you time and money while delivering only the highest quality auto service. At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, we emphasize dealership value at friendly prices.

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About Us

A complete Santa Ana repair service

Bert’s Foreign Auto Service is an independently owned and operated full-service repair and maintenance facility. Established in 1962, Ron Jakobs has owned and operated Bert’s Foreign Auto Service for more twenty-five years. Ron started in the automotive repair business when he was 16 and has worked for many independent shop owners up and down the coast before he purchased Bert’s Foreign Auto Service from his father Bert Jakobs in 1987. He is a hands-on shop owner and today, under Ron’s direction, Bert’s Foreign Auto Service prides itself on servicing vehicles with competitive pricing, using the most up-to-date tools and diagnostic technology available and by hiring certified mechanics who also know how to fix a car the old fashioned way. Ron offers 24 month warranties on his work and also offers services such as pre-purchase vehicle inspections for people looking to buy a used car.

An experienced professional, Ron has retained only the most qualified technicians that are ASE certified and meet the highest standards as set by the National Institute Automotive Service Excellence. Continuous on-going training with hands-on experience keeps the technicians on the cutting edge of modern automotive technology.

“We start with expert diagnostic procedures and evaluate your vehicle, recommend only the service or repair you need and then perform only those services or repairs you authorize. We stand behind our work and attention to detail is applied to all services and repairs."

Our Services

A Wide Range of Services

With the top mechanic and technician talent in Santa Ana, each of our highly-trained European and Asian auto technicians are certified in all areas of auto repair. The European and Asian auto repair professionals of Bert's Foreign Auto Service have been recognized as the most reliable in Santa Ana since 1962.

Any modern car you see in Santa Ana has several intertwining systems that work together seamlessly to complete a driving experience. However, when these systems get out of whack, nothing short of a professional diagnostics check-up will return everything back to their intended settings. From assessing error codes to taking your car's tuning to the next level, Bert's Foreign Auto Service's diagnostics work is a great choice.

When a customer brings their vehicle to our Santa Ana location, we'll look at every individual system, from electrical problems to engine issues, each of which can have a tangible effect. The diagnostic tools we use are of the highest quality and capable of resolving even small errors that could be hampering your time behind the wheel.

The unfortunate fact is that the vast majority of cars on Santa Ana roads are not performing up to their potential. With a full engine diagnostics service and tune up package from Bert's Foreign Auto Service, your car will get the complete treatment and you'll see both fuel efficiency and performance gains immediately.

To schedule a diagnostics visit at our Santa Ana facility, give Bert's Foreign Auto Service a call today at 714-543-0815.

Many people might think of vehicle inspections in Santa Ana as an unnecessary trouble to be completed every year. While most modern cars and trucks will pass an inspection easily and with flying colors, the service performed by Bert's Foreign Auto Service has additional benefits that could help you save a considerable amount of money.

An inspection may cover emissions and other concerns, but what's really happening when Bert's Foreign Auto Service looks at your vehicle is simply making sure that it is still safe for driving on many different road types. By performing high quality inspections, we're doing our part to keep Santa Ana safe and reduce the number of preventable accidents on the streets.

In addition to the required checks of a standard vehicle inspection, Bert's Foreign Auto Service mechanics will also take the time to perform a top to bottom, A-Z look at your vehicle and find seemingly hidden areas that could use an upgrade or tweak. From aligning tires for better fuel efficiency to catching exhaust problems before they start, we're the local Santa Ana inspection provider to trust.

Don't put off your vehicle inspection in Santa Ana for another day - dial 714-543-0815 and make an appointment with Bert's Foreign Auto Service today!

If you're driving a newer car, then there's a good chance you've already experienced the sticker shock of going to a local Santa Ana dealership for scheduled maintenance. It's no secret that oil changes, tune ups, tire rotation, and other services cost more at the dealership, but few realize that Bert's Foreign Auto Service offers the same (if not better) service at cheaper prices.

Scheduled maintenance, also called preventative maintenance, is a plan set forth by your car's manufacturer and details how often you'll need oil changes or other service. At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, we're well acquainted with the service schedules of a wide variety of models and understand exactly what's needed at every stop of the process.

In addition to keeping your car running well in Santa Ana, a scheduled maintenance service at Bert's Foreign Auto Service comes with the extra benefit of quality. We'll always use OEM parts or better and we've worked hard to earn our strong reputation for providing affordable preventative maintenance that keeps your warranty intact.

Compare the prices for scheduled maintenance in Santa Ana and you'll see why Bert's Foreign Auto Service is a winner. Call 714-543-0815 to set up your next visit.

By far the most common automotive service task, getting an oil change in Santa Ana doesn't have to be an exercise in frustration. At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, oil and filter changes are our bread and butter and we've perfected the art of getting you in and out of our service facility as quickly and professionally as possible.

As part of a complete preventative maintenance plan, oil and filter changes help to reduce the chance of overheating and removes oil that is commonly saturated with debris and contaminants. When you bring your car to our Santa Ana shop, a friendly Bert's Foreign Auto Service associate will help you figure out the best high quality oil for your needs and have you back on the road in no time.

On these regular service visits to Bert's Foreign Auto Service, you can count on our team to also check your fluid levels and top up as needed. When you leave our Santa Ana auto repair center, you can rest assured that your vehicle is well-prepared to meet the next 3,000-5,000 miles as listed in your owner's manual.

For a top notch lube, oil, and filter service without the waiting of other Santa Ana shops, give Bert's Foreign Auto Service a call at 714-543-0815.

You may not pay much attention to the wheels and tires on your car, but when there's a problem, we guarantee you'll notice. In Santa Ana, you need good wheels and tires to navigate the streets as well as a partner to fix them when problems arise. At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, we're that partner and happy to repair or replace your wheels and tires.

If you've noticed vibration or shaking while you drive, then there's probably an issue with your tires or wheels. Over time, it's easy to get out of alignment, but a quick service to Bert's Foreign Auto Service will get it taken care of and eliminate that annoying pull to one side. Using our professional-grade equipment, we'll use digital testing to assess the problem and then provide the best fix.

The thing to remember about wheel and tire problems is that they often lead to bigger issues. Not having enough tread on your tires creates an unsafe driving situation and wheels that are out of balance can cause bent axles and other more costly repairs. Trust Bert's Foreign Auto Service for your wheel and tire services and we'll get the job done.

At the first sign of wheel or tire troubles, give Bert's Foreign Auto Service a call at 714-543-0815 and we'll find a convenient time to visit our Santa Ana shop.

Far and away the single most complex part of your vehicle, the engine is the beating heart of your car. When there are engine problems, it can affect every other aspect and easily leave you stranded on the side of the road. However, there is a solution to Santa Ana engine woes in Bert's Foreign Auto Service - a local engine repair specialist.

Whether your car's from this year or three decades ago, the mechanics at Bert's Foreign Auto Service have the experience and knowledge needed to perform engine repairs of all shapes and sizes. From cracked manifolds to complete rebuilds to restore your engine to its former glory, we have successfully finished countless engine repairs in Santa Ana.

Even the best engines will accumulate their share of wear and tear over the years, but Bert's Foreign Auto Service recommends thorough engine maintenance to ensure the longest possible engine lifespan. Come to us for routine maintenance as well as engine repairs and we'll keep you treasured car running as long as possible.

For professional engine repair service by true experts, Bert's Foreign Auto Service is just a phone call away. Dial 714-543-0815 to learn more about our engine repair services in Santa Ana.

From batteries and starters to radios and windshield wipers, your car depends on electricity to function properly. When your vehicle's electrical system starts to fail, it not only changes your driving comfort, but can also be a serious situation if it's not dealt with quickly. At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, we know electrical systems and our Santa Ana location is outfitted to handle any problem.

Bert's Foreign Auto Service is the right combination of experience, knowledge, and professional automotive equipment. Our electrical specialists have seen almost every imaginable electrical issue and know how to fix them all. Armed with electrical diagnostic equipment that makes it easy to isolate underlying causes, you'll be back to the Santa Ana streets sooner than you think.

Dimmed headlights, broken turn signals, and dysfunctional door locks are just a few of the common electrical and electronic problems that Bert's Foreign Auto Service can repair, but we're open to any electrical challenge. Give us a chance and you'll see why so many people in Santa Ana trust us for their electrical and other automotive work.

For expert car electrical system advice or to schedule a service appoint, contact Bert's Foreign Auto Service in Santa Ana by email or telephone (714-543-0815).

Even though it's not related to the mechanical or electrical systems of your vehicle, having a broken window or windshield can just as effectively render your car useless in Santa Ana. To get back up and running, Bert's Foreign Auto Service has full glass repair and replacement options to fit your exact needs.

The unfortunate truth with glass repair and replacement in Santa Ana is that the majority of cases will need the latter rather than the former. Once automotive glass has cracked, splintered, or otherwise been weakened, it will need replacement to keep you safe and protected from insects, bad weather, and stones or other debris that can come from the road.

At Bert's Foreign Auto Service, we'll do everything in our power to save your existing windows or windshields if at all possible. We understand that replacing the glass in your vehicle is often an unplanned expense and one that can be costly depending on your car's make and model. We'll help you find the most affordable option, whether a repair is possible or in the case you need a windshield replacement in Santa Ana.

Before trying to drive a vehicle in Santa Ana with a broken window or windshield, call Bert's Foreign Auto Service at 714-543-0815 to find the best repair or replacement prices.

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Bert's Foreign Auto Service is based in Santa Ana and is a one-stop solution for everything from windshield replacements to engine rebuilds.

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We Are Available For All Inquiries at 714 454 5397!

We offer 24Hrs Emergency Services

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MON-FRI 8:00am-5:00pm,
SAT-SUN By Appointment

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518 E 2Nd St
Santa Ana California 92701


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