A family owned business since 1966
Quality repairs with years of experience, specializing in Swedish and German vehicles. Also a Certified Saab Service Center!
The mechanics at our shop have over 60 years of experience between them. They are dedicated to providing high-quality repairs to keep you safe and happy, without the dealership prices.
Whether you're coming in for a routine inspection or a repair service, we promise that you will be completely satisfied with our work. We provide 12-month warranties with all of our services for your peace of mind.
We're committed to providing a stress-free experience to both new and returning customers. Our shop only uses parts from reputable brands to ensure that your vehicle is always ready to drive.
Request a call or send us an email, letting us know what is going on with your vehicle, and we will get back to you promptly to schedule an appointment. We look forward to providing you an excellent experience.
3297 Mt. Diablo Blvd Lafayette, CA 94549
07:45 am – 05:30 pm
Svensson Automotive offers a wide variety of services that will get you back on the road quickly and conveniently, regardless of if you just need a basic service or a major repair. Our experienced technicians will make sure your vehicle is running at optimum performance levels at a fraction of the dealership price.
"I live in the Sacramento area and now that Kuni is no longer providing Saab service, Svensson's is the closest "authorized" service center. They were able to take care of the airbag recall service on my '06 9-5 along with replacement of a couple of faulty vacuum hoses. Nice guys, quick service and I like that they're an independent shop rather than a dealership. "
"True to form, they did it again, Larry and Johnny. Body work and engine work, done beautifully. No more rattles in the engine, dented fender all new and shiny again.
They patiently endured all the insurance crises, changes in schedule, customer stress, with grace and courtesy--and support against the bad old insurance company.
And, cleaned my car and windows inside and out, which was pathetically needed!! And completed a day ahead of schedule!!
They have done great service time and again over the last seven years. The honeymoon is not over. I will be back."
"We took our '09 T5 V50 in to repair some serious, self inflicted damage to the engine. Larry and his crew, all suffering from various stages of a nasty flu, I might add, took great care of us and our poor Volvo. We called around to confirm that, in fact, the estimate was more than fair and even the dealership held them in high regard. Big repair bills are never fun but the guys made it as painless as they could. Thanks Larry and crew. PS, don't overheat the shit out of you T5! Take your car to Svensson for regular service and use the extra money to put your kids through college, or go on a trip to Sweden!"
"Larry and team are the best. Our 2005 Volvo XC90 is in tip top shape thanks to Svensson Automotive. Larry figured out why our A/C was failing after three other shops bilked us. Larry rebuilt our compressor, saving us hundreds of dollars. Thank you!!!"
"If you live in the Lamorinda area, this is the place to bring your car. Larry and his team are focused, respectful, and dedicated to making your experience as easy as possible. I've been bringing my cars here (post-warranty) for 10+ years, and I've never been let down."
"I usually go to the dealership for maintenance and repairs, guess I was fine wasting money... or not thinking clearly. :-) I took my Audi Q5 into Svensson's for a few things and received friendly, quick and extremely reasonably priced service!! BJ was filling in for the "main guy" and he was an absolute delight. Very impressed and happy to support our Lafayette small businesses!!"
"They charged a fair price to replace my volvo c30 brake pads and roters. The price was one third cheaper than what the car dealer was going to charge. They also took care of my worn out wipers. Very friendly and timely. A nice local business. I hope they stick around for a while."
"Stop searching for a quality mechanic because Svensson Automotive is what you are looking for. I brought my Saab 9-3 in for a loss of power problem that had troubled other mechanics. Larry diagnosed the problem and had the car up and running in a few days. The cost was less than I was expecting and my car has run great since......until I made the mistake of taking it into a Jiffy Lube in Castro Valley, when after leaving, some mild symptoms returned. I knew who to call. Larry at Svensson got me in quickly and that Friday I drove up to Lafayette. He found the problem, a damaged vacuum tube (by the technician at Jiffy Lube). He was able to use glue to repair it and only charged me a small labor fee. My Saab is running great!
Friendly, knowledgable, reasonably priced.......Don't go anywhere else with your Saab or Volvo.....Talk to Larry at Svensson."
"When my friend gave me his 1995 Volvo 850 GLT, it was dead, sitting on the parking lot for 3 years with lots of problems, but I still took it because I really needed a car. Anyway, I looked around for Volvo repair centers around the Bay Area and most of them were super expensive and one place even rejected me because I told them that I want to fix a check engine light so I can pass the smog check. Weird isn't it. And then I found Svensson Automotive. They fixed all my electrical problems, oxygen sensors and much more for a reasonable price. I was really happy and satisfied with the job they did. They basically revived my Volvo and gave it life again. I passed my smog check without a problem. I came back in two years to replace the hoses under the car so I can pass the EVAP test and they did an excellent job once again and I only paid 150$ for it. Passed the EVAP thanks to Svensson Automotive. Go there people, you won't regret! I feel like my Volvo is immortal now."
"My Saab is actually a Saabaru, but this shop was on the approved list when it was time for my airbag recall work to get done. Made an 8am appointment on the first available day. They started work immediately, and got it done in the promised time interval, including an extra task of a elective sensor replacement. Nice guys, fair price, finished the work in the time estimated and got me on my way."
"I recently purchased a 2002 Saab 9-5 wagon and brought it to Svensson for an evaluation. Larry was extremely helpful with a courtesy diagnosis and he showed me what needed to be addressed. Although I currently don't have the funds for the repair, I am confidant that this will be the shop that I will be taking it to. Larry is also a very accomplished musician and had a moment to play a little Johnny Cash on his guitar. I don't know of any other shop that offers great service and a free concert to boot! Looking forward to going back soon."
"Larry at Svensson is one of the most honest individuals in the world. He always tries to find the best solution for the least amount of money and time. He has gone far beyond the call of duty on a couple of occasions, calling junkyards and other shops to find parts for my old Volvo. I have been taking my car there for 2-3 years and have always had a good experrience."
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