A/C recharge Special $129
Summer is here and hot days are on the way. Get your A/C Tuned up to keep the system operating at peak performance to keep your cool. $129 Includes Evacuation, Recharge, and basic diagnostics. Level 2 diagnostics are additional. Includes 1 LB of R134a Refrigerant. Repair parts and labor not included. ... [read more] Cannot be combined with AAA Discount, Excludes model year 2001 or older. Only applies to R134A vehicles ... [hide]
Up to $50 Off
$10 Off Any Service of $100 or More
$30 Off Any Service of $300 or More
$50 Off Any Service of $500 or More

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101 European Automotive

Welcome to 101 European


If you're looking for an honest and dependable Solana Beach auto repair shop, place your trust in 101 European. We're Solana Beach's premier auto repair and service shop. Established in 2008, we have been providing our friends and neighbors in Solana Beach and surrounding communities with trustworthy, top-notch auto repair and maintenance services for European and Asian vehicles.


Owned by expert technicians Philip Loose and his son Adam Loose, 101 European understands the importance of keeping customers' cars well-maintained.  Taking the time to ensure your vehicle is consistently running at its best can help to avoid costly repairs later.  101 European is staffed by experienced and ASE-Certified auto technicians who perform a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services, specializing in European and Asian vehicles. They receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services in order to stay up-to-date on the latest innovations. Our auto mechanics use the most current diagnostic equipment available as well as original factory equipment.

While dropping off your vehicle so that our experienced technicians can work on repairs or maintenance, we invite you to partake in the various amenities our shop provides. We offer complimentary coffee, soda, treats, snacks, and free Wi-Fi. Need a lift?  101 European also provides shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.  In addition, we also have discounted rental cars through a partner just down the street from our shop for customers whose vehicles may need to stay in our shop a bit longer.

So, whether you need something as simple as an oil change, or a more complex auto repair, 101 European can take care of your car care needs with honest service that exceeds your expectations.  Give us a call today!

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SERVICES & Specialties


101 European Automotive is pleased to offer a wide variety of the most commonly requested auto maintenance and auto repair services, specializing in European and Classic autos.
In addition to the services mentioned above, we specialize in several types of auto repair services, including: Auto Repair, Engine Repair, Transmission Repair, Brake Repair and Auto Electrical Service

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  • 36 Month/36,000
    mile warranty
  • Free local
  • Discounted
  • Coffee, Treats,
    WI-FI, soda

What we Do


Our team of technicians is up to date on the latest automotive technology, and has professional, hands-on experience working with both foreign and domestic vehicles. We use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment, meaning that we can more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, our technicians are able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what's wrong!

  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Diagnostics
  • Brakes
  • Suspension / Alignment


Our Warranties

3 Year/36,000 Mile Warranty

for 2000 or newer vehicle models

2 Year/24,000 Mile Warranty

for 1999 or older vehicle models
(starting 2/15/2020)


Once again these guys don't push stuff you don't need. I came in thinking i needed a new front end, but they tested and sent me away needing nothing. Literally, 101, doesn't upsell. I have taken my 911 here for years and they have taken care of my rig like a champ.

Honest place, great price, Excellent people.. A+
5 star review by Noa R.
Good start with these folks working on my old British Ford. Very knowledgeable team with loads of collective experience. Patient in helping me understand my new project.
With loads of cool cars in and of there, they clearly have a dedicated customer base. That they also have excellent taste in cars for sale, what's not to like? And right there in Solana Beach? Bonus.
5 star review by Tom R.


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101 European is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call 101 European Automotive (858) 345-1272 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.