Krankenwagen European Car Specialist

7360 West 20 Avenue,
Hialeah, FL 33016 US
6 Reviews
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European Vehicle Repair in Hialeah, FL. We are factory trained in Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche. We also service BMW, Mercedes Benz, Bentley, Volvo, and Mini Cooper. We do vehicle service and repair and also sell parts to the public. We now also have a body shop with competitive pricing.

We have the best prices on the market . Our customers are our #1 priority and there is no job to small for us. All estimates are welcome and we will beat any price. We offer towing and roadside assistance. We also offer a free safety and maintenance inspection with any service.

Reach Krankenwagen at 305-231-3344 or 954-399-0511 or on our mobile phone at 786-399-7104.

Ariel grew up in Panama where he learned how to repair motorcycles at the age of 11. He was taught by his father, a racer and European vehicle mechanic. His father raced a black Alfa Romeo Gilia sponsored by Coca Cola and also had a Alfa Romeo Alffeta, GTV.

Ariel has a life long passion for cars and has spent many years training to become the best at what he does. In the early 1990's he graduated from an Accounting and Commerce School in Panama and was awarded a scholarship to the best vocational school in Panama. There he learned the foundation of his trade. He completed his apprenticeship at the largest Toyota dealership in Central America and became a Toyota Technician.

Upon arriving in the United States, Ariel worked briefly at a Mazda dealership but in 2005 he had the opportunity to follow his passion for German vehicles and he accepted a position at The Collection in Coral Gables where he eventually became the team leader for Audi service. From there, he went on to work for Deel Volkswagen and Audi Pembroke Pines. Knowing he could perform affordable and accurate repairs for customers, Ariel and his wife Laura decided to open a small shop in Hialeah. Here, the customer is their number one priority.

Awards & Affiliations

Bosch ServiceBosch Service
ASE CertifiedASE Certified

6 Reviews

  • Nicole1 year ago

    I'm so glad I found this place! After months of trying to find someone to help me with my car, I drove by Ariel's shop and called him right away. I stopped by to have my BMW checked the same afternoon. Ariel was very professional, VERY knowledgeable, honest and super nice! He was able to fix the electrical issue with my car shortly. I couldn't be happier with my experience and I highly recommend him!

    2006 BMW 325i
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  • William P.2 years ago

    I was playing been a mechanic and got my engine out of timing “BIG MISTAKE” Found this shop online and took my BMW to Krakenwagen to replace Valve cover seal and Dual Vanos seals they got me an estimate, Ariel fix it, even bought a special tool that is require to align the valves, is been 2 weeks now the car is running very smooth and NO OIL LEAK very important. I highly recommend Krakenwagen “Ariel” very honest person.

    Very good price by the way.

    2004 BMW 325ci
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  • David C3 years ago

    Krankenwagen offers great service. I took my 2004 BMW 325ci with steering problems and Ariel was able to diagnose the issue and fix it quickly. The car also had engine hesitation at low rpms, he determined that two cylinders had some % of misfire, then he repaired ando it has have 0% misfire and is running like new. I totally recommend Krankenwagen to take care of your European car.

    2004 BMW 325 ci
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  • John H.3 years ago

    As always, Ariel fixed my car in no time, got the original parts the very same day and in matter of hours my car was running again, thanks to his experience and the unbelievable computers he has, Krankenwagen will always be my shop.

    2006 BMW 325i
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  • angelo3 years ago

    After several years of dealing with the dealers high prices and low honesty mechanics , in krakenwagen (ariel) I found the confidence to put my cars. (Bmw 328i, bmw 325ci, volkswagen touareg v8) in good hands and especially in someone who understands very well the European mechanical. But especially in someone honest.

    Thanks Ariel.

    BMW 328i, 325ci
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  • Tony5 years ago

    I got my car towed to Krankenwagen and Ariel fix my baby after a front end collision . My car was in a bad car accident even my engine was damage, they got me a complete estimate and accurate repair . My car runs perfect , lights , no leaks. What is amazing is that I was told that it was a waste of money to fix my car but Ariel came to me and look at my BMW and he Said '' I can fix this'' and smile . He towed to his shop and strip down the entire front end a week later call me with a price . I ask if he was sure and he said '' pretty sure '' and it took him less than a month to call me . I rush to the shop and I could not believe what my eyes seen . My car was parked outside running with cold a/c just asking for gasoline . I was speechless . Thanks Ariel and god bless you.

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