DJ Foreign Auto Care

2626 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418 US
6 Reviews
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Serving the Twin Cities Metro since 2008, we are a family owned and operated business that specializes in the repair and maintenance of European vehicles. We are ASE certified and use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and software. We offer the following:

  • 3-year/36,000 mile nationwide warranty
  • FREE local shuttle service
  • Financing and customer rewards program available
  • Comfortable waiting area, Wi-Fi, after hours drop-off
  • Extended warranties honored


  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • Shuttle Service
  • Pick Up & Delivery
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Refreshments

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  • Knowledgeable, professional and affordable service. I'm hooked! After taking my car to the dealer, spending a thousand dollars on diagnostics, I was then told the repairs would cost thousands. The knowledgeable technicians at DJ Auto Care identified the real problem, only repaired what needed to be repaired and saved me a ton of money. I am hooked, DJ Auto Care is the only place I will take my car. It's called TRUST! That's hard to find these days.

    Robert "Louie" Austin
  • I've been going to DJ Auto for a couple years now and don't trust anyone else nearly as much. The most knowledgeable, no-BS shop I've ever been to. If you care about your import, this is hands down the only place to have it cared for, mechanically and cosmetically.

    Ryan Guanzon
  • They provided a brake replacement for a fraction of the cost the dealer offered to do it for, and did it faster and better than I would have gotten from the dealer as well. They are my go-to place for all repairs and service needs now.

    Mark Nutter
  • The first time I went to DJ Foreign Auto the owner and staff had more in-depth knowledge of my BMW 635 than any other shop I'd talked to. They also provided incredible service and a good price. This is the only place to take your imports in Minnesota, I cannot recommend DJ Foreign Auto enough!

    Tom Karst
  • I just had an exhaust problem with my 2005 MINI Cooper S repaired here. The dealership was unable to repair the problem because they couldn't do welds and the part would have cost $700 to buy. Thankfully, they recommended I look somewhere else to repair the part instead of have them replace it and DJ's was who I found. They welded the part and replaced a sensor that had been damaged by the broken pipe. All communication was exceptionally friendly and I would absolutely go back and recommend them to my friends and family. DJ Foreign Auto Care saved me about $650 from what I would have spent getting this problem repaired at the dealership. It's also ridiculously close to my house in NE which makes getting rides to and from far more convenient.

    Brendan M. Minneapolis, MN
  • If you are looking for the best, trustworthy, and extremely knowledge mechanic in the Twin Cities, then you must check out DJ Foreign Auto Care. I have been taking the family cars to DJ Foreign Auto Care for 3 years now. I own 2 BMWs, mine which is 528i and my wife's BMW X5, my son's Nissan Maxima and my daughters Honda Accord. Darwin the chief mechanic and owner of this impressive husband and wife car repair shop leads a team of top notch mechanics that provide excellent customer service and do the job right the first time. Let me give you an example of the how dedicated Darwin is to his customers: On one occasion, in the summer of 2012, my son's car broke down as he was heading down to college on HWY 52 between the Twin Cities and Winona, MN about 40 miles away from home. Desperate as it was after hours, I call Darwin's cell phone and to my surprise he answered and said “don't worry, we will take care of this” even though he has already retired for the day and has been eating dinner with his family. Darwin who owns a flatbed truck volunteered to drive to pick up my stranded son and bring his car back to the shop in Minneapolis. On another occasion, my daughter was driving back from college also got stranded when her car broke down with transmission problem about 20 minutes away from the cities as she was driving home for Thanksgiving. It was a cold and rainy evening, again our friend Darwin comes to the rescue. You see it is not just they do an awesome job fixing your car at an extremely competitive rate, but DJ Foreign Auto Care is someone you can depend on to be there for you and your family regardless of the time of day.

    Salim Omar

Recent Google Reviews

  • Meg K11 months ago

    I would give them more than 5 stars if that was a thing. They have helped me, repeatedly and patiently, to deal with my temperamental smart car. They got it running after I was convinced it was gone forever. They are competent, responsive, kind, and even made a recommendation to another shop to get our Subaru fixed, which helped us out a ton. If my jerk of a car decides to die on me again, I can always use the roadside assistance I got with my most recent repairs, and have my smarty brought back to DJ for more work. It's a huge peace of mind to know that I don't have to haul my smart car to the dealer in Rochester MN -- having a local mechanic makes all the difference. I love these guys.

  • William Bell1 year ago

    Friendly staff, quality workmanship and a fair labor rate. They have worked on three BMW's for me Believe me when i tell you you can trust them with your prized possessions. WM BELL

  • Timothy “Timo” Adams11 months ago

    Early in quick diagnosis sufficient repair. Very satisfied. I’m kept informed of my vehicle’s condition. Polite reception.

  • Adam Bresina1 year ago

    Great service, friendly staff, and knowledgeable mechanics. I really appreciated the ride along after services to make sure I was satisfied. They shoot straight, which is hard to find these days.

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6 Reviews

  • Wolfe
    Wolfe3 years ago

    Paid for caliper replacement due to a seized the brake caliper and was charged $1200 to only find out that I didn’t even get the brake pads replaced when they did the job and they only did one rotor, as well as use aftermarket parts when I was told that everything would be OEM which was why I was being charged such a premium for the repair. Shop owner talked to me and said he was to redo the job correctly this time, although he excepted no ownership for the initial error. In fact he told me that the employee who did my car was no longer with them but when I had picked up my car after the repair I was told by him that he himself had done repairs, not sure which one that was. After taking my car to the dealership for an oil change I was again told that the brake replacement parts were not OEM. So who knows what’s on my car and it definitely didn’t fix the shake that they had attributed to the seized caliper, so who knows what’s going on they definitely didn’t help me.

    2010 BMW 328ix
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  • Chuck
    Chuck8 years ago

    I brought my Z4 M to DJ Foreign Auto Care based on a referral. Darwin did a great job troubleshooting a few issues with my car. He was diligent and very responsive. I can tell he is passionate about customer service and solving problems. "I'll be back."

    2006 BMW Z4 M
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  • Gerrit E.
    Gerrit E.9 years ago

    The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I received complimentary shuttle service to and from work while the vehicle was worked on. The quote provided was accurate and fair. I highly recommend DJ Foreign Auto Care.

    2014 BMW M235i
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  • Gem M
    Gem M9 years ago

    Just recently took my 2004 BMW X3 in for repairs to DJ Foreign Auto Care. The experience was excellent from the first phone call to the completion of the repairs. I appreciate the attention of the staff they gave my BMW X3. They told me in detail on some other issues that need to be done and I will go there from now on for service. They are trustworthy and the mechanic is professional in his work. They also provide a 2yr 24k warranty along with rewards program. DJ Foreign Auto Care is the best in the business.

    2004 BMW X3
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  • gregory wandzel
    gregory wandzel10 years ago

    Had a friend who allowed some backyard mechanics try to get his 1975 2002 bimmer running. They mucked a whole bunch of systems fuel , spark, and timing. Brought the car to another local shop(won't burn them but you might know em') who after three weeks and almost ten hours threw their hands up and gave up. Yet the reason I won't speak bad of them is they recommended me to DJ Foreign Auto Care. Jon at DJ's was very understanding and knowledgeable to say the least. Got a return call within three days to say he had discovered not one but multiple problems, secondary fuel pump had been rerun in error to mechanical lines as well as having bad lines. The distributor was not aligned correctly in the backyard. Lastly the the timing was off. All I can say is wow! they fixed everything and got it idling smoothly. All for less than 500$, I was pleasantly shocked! Took a long time for me to get around to writing a review but they deserve it, and you deserve to find them... they WILL save you time/money, compared to other local shops. The best place to get your foreign car fixed, very professional.

    1974 BMW 2002
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  • Milton F
    Milton F11 years ago

    For those of you who still take your car to the dealership, you are wasting money. DJ Foreign Auto Care is fantastic, they have all the latest equipment and they care about their customers. The best part is, they charge way less than BMW does, and the techs are factory trained just like at the dealership.

    2010 BMW 318i
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