ABS - Alternative BMW Service

3983 Pacific Blvd,
San Mateo, CA 94403 US
2 Reviews
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For honest and personalized customer service and the best service and repair for your BMW in the San Mateo area, come to ABS - Alternative BMW Service. Our team of dedicated and experienced BMW technicians provide expert repairs and top notch customer service.

Convenient to Hillsdale shopping and train station, we service the areas of San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Burlingame, Palo Alto and Mountain View, CA.


  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Customer Lounge


  • Great repair shop. The Peninsula is very lucky to have a repair shop that's not only dedicated to BMWs, but as friendly, affordable, and honest as these guys are. Tip to everyone else out there: If you're taking Uber/Lyft to pick up your car, try to leave before 3:30PM as the Hillsdale area gets really congested during rush hour.

    Chris F. Alameda, CA, via Yelp on April 15, 2016
  • John got our 2002 X5 driving like new again. He's the best BMW mechanic I've met...honest, very nice, and extremely knowledgeable. I don't take our BMWs for service anywhere else.

    Chris K. San Jose, CA, via Yelp on January 3, 2016
  • I've been coming here for ever since my 2002 BMW 325i went off warranty. Very upfront about everything and have never had a problem or issue. Affordable and trustworthy.

    John P. San Mateo, CA, via Yelp on December 14, 2015
  • I've been bringing my M3 to ABS for years to service my car. Always great service, awesome work and extremely accommodating! I can't say enough about John and his team at ABS. There's no other shop I would bring my car in for service and highly recommend them for all auto service needs.

    Derek F. Millbrae, CA, via Yelp on December 1, 2015

2 Reviews

  • Ed7 years ago

    Needed a pre-purchase inspection of a 2008 BMW M6 in the San Mateo neighborhood and the local Peter Pan BMW was just dreadful to deal with. Jumped on here, called ABS - Alternative BMW Service up and John & Mike were incredibly helpful. Did a not of research ahead of time and everything they said I could verify. Learned more in 5 minutes with John than I did an entire week on the forums.

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  • John7 years ago

    This is exactly what a BMW repair shop should be. They do a clean and professional job repairing cars but more importantly they are honest and trustworthy. Unlike almost every other shop I have encountered, they put the customer before their bottom line. With ABS - Alternative BMW Service, you don't have to worry about being overcharged.

    I highly recommend ABS - Alternative BMW Service for their quality of work, prices, and integrity. After dealing with this shop, it would pain me to take my car anywhere else.

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