Uptown Auto Specialist

501 River Rd,
Jefferson, LA 70121 US
2 Reviews
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Uptown Auto Specialist is an import auto repair shop specializing in European & Japanese vehicle service and repair in New Orleans.

Uptown Auto Specialist provides a full range of car repairs specializing in German-made vehicles, with a complete body shop. Independently owned for 30+ years. We are proud to say, our technicians are factory-trained by manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The owner goes to great lengths to ensure he and his staff stay up to date on advancements in automotive technology.

"It requires a constant education to keep up with new technology."
"One of the services I pay for is information."

Paul Cosma (owner) and his staff attend multiple training sessions a year, which last two to four days or longer. We take pride in the quality of our repairs.

  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Equivalent parts
  • Factory approved diagnostic tools
  • 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty on all repairs

Other services provided:

  • Pre- trip Inspection
  • Pre- Purchase Inspection

We also repair Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo, and most other import vehicles.

Visit our website for more information.

2 Reviews

  • Jesper Rehling Nielsen
    Jesper Rehling Nielsen6 years ago

    My battery indicator had come on and I took the car to Uptown Auto Specialist. They called me later in the day and said the alternator was defect. This complied with the owners manual, so I asked to have it changed and they replied the car would be ready by the evening.

    When I showed up that evening the car wasn't ready though -no big deal but they could have called.

    Next day they call and tell me that the battery is also defect and must be changed. This I found odd since;

    a) the battery had held up fine with a defect alternator and

    b) it was an original BMW battery replaced by the dealership just 5 months earlier.

    Nevertheless it was defect now, they said. I said, change it but clarified that I wanted the old battery. They'd have to charge a disposal fee for the battery they said, to which I replied fine.

    Afterwards I went home, charged the original battery and put it back in the car.

    This is 3 months ago and if there is an issue with that battery I haven't found it. It's not even close to dead, the car starts instantly every time also after a fortnight of not being used.

    I think it's pretty clear what happened but judge for yourselves.

    2004 BMW M3
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  • Jeff W
    Jeff W8 years ago

    I had my x5 at Uptown Auto Specialist to check out the engine light and a noise/vibration. They discovered a vacuum leak in the secondary air system and found the front left wheel bearing is damaged. I compared prices on the bearing online, i found several lower cost options, after doing some research i found that none of these parts came with a warranty. UAS quoted the OEM BMW bearing, which has a 2 year part and labor warranty via BMW. I had the leak fixed and it was ready that day. The bill was for 2 hrs labor and $15 hose.

    2003 BMW 3.0I
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