View Full Version : Europa Motors - has anyone had any dealings with them?
05-21-2002, 05:08 PM
i am looking for a shop for my bimmer. now that i need some work on it done - a belt or a pulley or an alternator bearing - something is squealing in there...
i have seen this shop close to where i work. it's located on woodbine just north of hwy7. they are called 'Europa Motors' and all they do is BMWs - people tell me they have been around there for a while. they charge $65/hour.
just wonder if anyone's dealt with them before..
05-22-2002, 12:13 AM
Alex is the guy to speak to at Europa Motors. I've had a lot of work done by them in the past. However, if your car is lowered, you'll have problems getting your car on their hoist. I don't recommend getting tires done there though... they need a better tire machine for 17+ inch rims. Work quality is good, they are a small shop and go out of the way for their customers. Tell Alex that Timo sent you. He'll know me.
05-22-2002, 01:08 AM
i am going there first thing tomorrow morning and i'll mention you threw in a good word for them ;)
05-23-2002, 09:02 AM
Go to Bavarian Motors 905-479-1769 ask for Steve. (Woodine just north of John St)
They are great to deal with.
05-23-2002, 11:07 AM
Europa motors was the first bmw shop i dealt with, i bought my car from DKM motors across the street from them. The guys at europa helped me get my radio code for free. I gave them a bottle of wine for their troubles (as i usually do if a mechanic does something for free for me)
i havent had anything done since then, but that was a pretty good experience i guess =)
05-23-2002, 02:03 PM
just got the car back from Europa Motors and i have to say i am happy with the service, job and price :)
Alex is great guy, did some extra things on my car for free and was a great experience, they really know bimmers and i wholeheartedly recommend them.
09-15-2002, 08:32 PM
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The car was a little noisy, after I got it back from the shop, I thought it was a belt but hey I was happy the pitching noise was gone. After driving the car for about 10 days, not even 2 weeks, the pitching noise was back just like it had never been fixed. I brought it back to Alex at Europa Motors. He says it could be the alternator he replaced (a note: he replaced the alternator and two belts to stop the noise).
Ok, let me roll back and tell you what happened the first time I brought the car to be diagnosed. They were sure it was my alternator that was causing the noise. The alternator was charging fine and had never shown any problems, I questioned the logic in replacing the most expensive part in the equation first but if the mechanic says so, who am I to wonder, I said ok. When they got to replacing the part they told me one of my belts needed to be changed too, since I was already paying for labor I told them to replace both belts. later on I got another call and they say by the way you may want to change the idler pulley. I asked how much. they say $90 bucks. I said forget about it. They go: no problem I'll repack it and put it back.
Well, it turned out the idler pulley was the one causing the noise. After being repacked it lasted 10 days without noise and then it was back to it noisy ways. This is where it tuned ugly with Europa motors, they wanted to charge me labor and parts for the pulley and it's not the money that I have a problem with it's the principle. They say $90 bucks plus half an hour labor, because they say, they asked me if I wanted to replace the pulley in the first place, which is true. OK, I brought the car with one problem, there was this noise I wanted to stop. They said it was my alternator. I said ok, I paid them, now they are telling me different. After a lot of arguing I found out Alex is one of these guys who is always right. I went to the dealer bought and replaced the pulley (5 minutes very easy). The pitching noise was gone, but the noisy belt sound was there. I bring it back to Alex and ask him about it, he sprays some stuff on it and the noise is gone. He says it is the belt for sure. I ask him to replace it, he tells me no problem, but he's going to have to charge me. How ridiculous is that?!? He just replaced the damn belt and now he has the nerve to ask me for more money.
After all the repairs and stress I am still driving around a noisy car. I will replace the belt the moment I get some time.
That was the last time I saw Alex and can you blame me.
So I am going to change my feedback to: USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
09-15-2002, 08:42 PM
just go to barvarian motor, one that resides in same building as
Raven. These guys may seem to be expensive, but its sure work.
09-21-2002, 01:09 AM
I would suggest doing your homework and finding a trusty BMW specialist. Sometimes it may be worth it to pay a bit more.
Just as NeeDit put it USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
09-21-2002, 01:51 AM
Go to Chuck's Auto talk to Charlie(bimmersport)
I'm very happy with them.
They work only on Bimmers.
It is located at 56 Brydon st.
09-22-2002, 09:58 PM
Have not dealt with them..and have not heard any bad info.
Try Chuck's Auto-see Charlie..try Lees Service in Thornhill-see Chris or Raymond(tell him Ben sent ya-good work and$.) If all else fails try contacting ara325is(maxbimmer forum member-he has had work done b4 there.
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