British Car Service
Complete Automotive Diagnostics, Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding
Our full-service shop specializes in the service and repair of all makes and models of British cars, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Mini Cooper, Rolls Royce, Triumph, MG, and Austin-Healey. With over 30 years in the business, there is nothing we have not done or cannot do. We understand that’s a bold statement, but we stand by it. In addition to British cars, we also service other European vehicles, including Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.
Mini Cooper Dealer Alternative
We are the Mini Cooper dealer alternative on the Central Coast. We have purchased and been trained on all the latest equipment required to perform comprehensive diagnostics and maintenance on your Mini, meeting the highest standards of service while maintaining your factory warranty. When it comes to your Mini, experience matters. Some of our technicians have been servicing and maintaining Mini Coopers since the sixties when they apprenticed in England. While you're here, stop by and visit our Central Coast Mini Center for all your Mini Cooper needs.
We feature the latest Autologic® diagnostic equipment for the most effective and efficient service and repair of your Jaguar, Land Rover and Mini Cooper. Located in San Luis Obispo, California, we are the only shop from Monterey to Santa Barbara that offers the same technology that is used by dealers…without those inflated dealer prices. All of our expert technicians have been trained by Autologic® Master Technicians.
If you own a late model Bentley such as a Continental, we now have the technology to perform the exact same automotive computer diagnostics as the dealer’s expensive proprietary devices. We are proud to provide our customers with this high-end and technologically-advanced system.
Auto Maintenance and Repair Services
Proper maintenance and repair is essential to the life and enjoyment of your vehicle. We recommend that you change your oil every 3,500 miles with standard oil and every 7,000 with a synthetic. We always use the manufacturer-recommended viscosity.
In recent years, there have been plenty of major breakthroughs in technology that we recommend any owner of a classic vehicle take advantage of. A primary example is upgrading to an electronic ignition. With an electronic ignition, your car will start easier, run smoother, produce more power and torque, and provide significantly improved fuel economy. We also recommend updating to a solid state fuel pump. In recent years, SU has begun production of solid state fuel pumps that are cosmetically identical to the originals. With improvements like these, your classic car will enjoy the best of both worlds: higher performance and improved reliability.
We offer a complete engine rebuilding service from street to race, antique to modern, and from basic productions to exotic again. We can do whatever the customer desires. We also feature a transmission rebuilding service specializing in early British transmissions, including those with overdrives. Overdrives are very difficult to repair and rebuild, and not many shops are up to the challenge.
Specialty Tools for Rare & Exotic British Cars
Over the years we have acquired hundreds of specialty tools that play a key role in maintaining your British vehicles. Without these tools, we would not be able to service your British vehicles to the highest standards.
If you can find it on a car, we can fix it!
- Carburetor Rebuilding
- Charging Systems
- Climate Control Systems
- Code Reading
- Differential Rebuilding
- Distributor Rebuilding
- Drivability Issues
- Drive Shaft Rebuilding
- Power Tops
- Safety Inspections
- Transmission Rebuilding
- Wiring Issues
- Electronic Malfunctions
- Engine Rebuilding
- Entertainment Systems
- Headlamp Aiming
- Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kingpin Rebuilding
- Major Services
- Navigation Systems
- On-board Diagnostics
- Performance Upgrades