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      Looking for independant Volvo Mechanic Chicago Area

      Hi, I would like to find a nice independant Volvo mechanic in the Chicagoland area. Preferrably in the west burbs, or in the city itself.. Please let me know if there are any ideas out there of who is good... Thanks

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      Re: Looking for independant Volvo Mechanic Chicago Area (swveeedbeast)

      I can personally reccomend

      European House of Auto Repair
      5901 N. Ridge Ave
      Chicago, Il
      773-761-3100

      C Paul or Sean, been using them for almost 20 years. My personal IM

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      Swedish Car Specialists, Inc.
      916 Lunt Avenue, Schaumburg, IL 60193
      Randy 847-891-3133

      who is way too far away for me to use regularly, but great work as well.

      Good luck.


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      thanks!

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      Quote Originally Posted by swveeedbeast View Post
      Hi, I would like to find a nice independant Volvo mechanic in the Chicagoland area. Preferrably in the west burbs, or in the city itself.. Please let me know if there are any ideas out there of who is good... Thanks

      I know it has been many years since your question was posted, but if you or anyone needs a volvo mechanic, there is only 1 place. Contact [email protected] and I promise you that not only will you be dealing with the nicest volvo mechanic but also the most knowledgeable, most professional, best work ethics, most understanding, best quality and also cheapest. You ask yourself how is that possible to be the best yet the cheapest? I don't know, I guess you have to contact him and ask him why he cares so much about people and fixing their cars instead of money like everybody else. I have 2 volvos and would never go anywhere else for the service as long as he is around.
      Thank you

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      I second Swedish car specialist since I live in the dupage region, good people randy and lester are. Haven't gone to European house of auto repair yet since its a distance away
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      *facepalm* just noticed now that ichalid bumped it
      2006 Mystic Metallic Silver plastidipped navy blue /w white pearlizer. S60 2.5t AWD (Svenja): Eurosport CAI, OBX dp, custom exhaust, IPD v70r sways, UR FTB, pegs(18 inch), R front bumper conversion, awaiting custom tune..

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      i live quite a distance from private volvo mechanic. Chicago and could have transferred my car's service closer to home, after I tried His service it's worth the drive to be treated so well . The repair and prices, service was great he fixed all problems to perfection . To me is Well worth the drive! Dealerships close to my home don't compare with his quality I used to spent lot money in other dealers but was never that happy like with Private Volvo mechanic Chicago I will come to him whatever my next car is not just volvo . His email to contact him 24 hours he reply's fast
      [email protected]

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago1234 View Post
      i live quite a distance from private volvo mechanic. Chicago and could have transferred my car's service closer to home, after I tried His service it's worth the drive to be treated so well . The repair and prices, service was great he fixed all problems to perfection . To me is Well worth the drive! Dealerships close to my home don't compare with his quality I used to spent lot money in other dealers but was never that happy like with Private Volvo mechanic Chicago I will come to him whatever my next car is not just volvo . His email to contact him 24 hours he reply's fast
      [email protected]
      1/11/2016

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      Lovely Spam, wonderful spam.

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      Double post here so...

      After reading several messages here, I have decided to contact [email protected] and he sure responded quick, within minutes we agreed upon taking my car up to his workshop for an inspection the next day. I talked to him on the phone and he reckon with my car being up in the 200k+ miles, the overheating problem is most likely attributed to the dust/film buildup on the radiator thus causing the fan to overwork.

      Here are some of the pictures of the original factory part with the date code.




      I ended up having to replace the radiator (volvo part), the fan (german fan), new temp sensor, and he even threw in a thermostat just because he had one laying around! Same Volvo parts, excellent workmanship!





      I probably spent more money on this old car than I should but I feel so good about it because everything else on the car are still good, better to keep it as second car or pass it along to family member!

      Overall I am very happy with [email protected] and will bring my car to him again!

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      I have been using my IM for 30 years, but I don't make repeated comments within single thread touting his expertise. If you call Sean, you will receive the same response. What do think will be the answer, "No, I don't want to see your car?".

      Such redundancy reeks of spam and a personal agenda.

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      Could not agree more

      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago1234 View Post
      i live quite a distance from private volvo mechanic. Chicago and could have transferred my car's service closer to home, after I tried His service it's worth the drive to be treated so well . The repair and prices, service was great he fixed all problems to perfection . To me is Well worth the drive! Dealerships close to my home don't compare with his quality I used to spent lot money in other dealers but was never that happy like with Private Volvo mechanic Chicago I will come to him whatever my next car is not just volvo . His email to contact him 24 hours he reply's fast
      [email protected]
      Could not agree more,You will not find a more decent and honest man. This mechanic is at the top of his game. Knows Volvos inside and out. I know I have had Volvos for over 20 years. Do yourself a favor if you own a Volvo that no longer is covered by factory warranty have [email protected] take care of your car. You will not be disappointed and will save a bundle.

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      I respectfully disagree with the poster above.

      I see nothing wrong with recommending a local independent mechanic in a thread seeking the same.

      The date of original post is irrelevant as mechanics change/retire /relocate over time.

      In fact, I would like to recommend Private Volvo Mechanic as well because of MY experience with him.

      He's been working on my 2 Volvos for at least 2 years now and has saved me hundreds if not thousands of dollars. He's also a certified Volvo Mechanic.

      Patrick Volvo had basically been ripping me off for 3 years before I got smart and found a cpl of posts in an "old" thread on another forum. Patrick wanted $1700 for a full brake job on my 08 S80 and told me I couldn't get ceramic pads! I got my ceramic pads and new rotors from [email protected] out the door for $700!

      Great guy, great value and I am happy to recommend his services to any Volvo owner.

      Count me as one happy customer.
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      Who is Sean ? I give it a try to this [email protected] mechanic he is other forums also . So I will update you all in few days . so far I talked to him email him is nice guy but I will try him how he will fix my 850

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      Quote Originally Posted by Brick850 View Post
      Who is Sean ? I give it a try to this [email protected] mechanic he is on the other forums also . So I will update you all in few days . so far I talked to him emailed him looks like a nice guy but I will try him how he will fix my 850
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      Good Chicago Area Mechanic

      Quote Originally Posted by Brick850 View Post
      Who is Sean ? I give it a try to this [email protected] mechanic he is other forums also . So I will update you all in few days . so far I talked to him email him is nice guy but I will try him how he will fix my 850
      I have personally known and dealt with the Gentleman behind [email protected] and can say without hesitation that his knowledge and insight to Volvo's is the best I have ever seen and would recommend him in an instant. He can practically diagnose problems over the phone and his prices and ability to provide parts is second to none. He has saved me hundreds of dollars and hours of running around trying to find the most competitive costs.
      Try him, you won't be disappointed.
      John S.

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      Chicago Area mechanic

      I can personally recommend [email protected] to provide your Volvo with more than competitive pricing. I have used him for quite some and he has never failed to fix any problem that I have had. His prices are very fair, hundreds cheaper than a dealer, and he has access to parts for any model. Over the years he has saved me hundreds, if not thousands and has kept me from having to run all over town getting quotes from other shops.
      Try him once and you will be back again I promise.
      John S.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Brick850 View Post
      Who is Sean ? I give it a try to this [email protected] mechanic he is other forums also . So I will update you all in few days . so far I talked to him email him is nice guy but I will try him how he will fix my 850
      update: so i did try [email protected] mechanic from referrals here and i can say i was very happy great price and great guy he knows the Volvo all i can say i will come back for sure now that i know him thank you volvoforums.com and swedspeed.com for this info was very great to me .

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stormin Norman View Post
      Filling an 8 y.o. post with Spam.
      IT can be 10 year or 20 year Old thread nothing wrong they guy is still around !! why are you reading it then and posting your reply ? why you care where We all fix our car and with who ?

      to me reading this old thread even if is old worked out great in my favor and my volvo and my budget . all I can say thank you forums thank you sweedspeed.com
      And thank you [email protected] .

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      Chicagoans tend to be cynics, it has to do with our government.

      I can't help but wonder if these glowing posts are merely shills for the touted shop. i.e. Spam advertising. Especially when they put down an established shop with a 30 year history. To say nothing of the snarky attitude.

      Caveat emptor.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stormin Norman View Post
      Chicagoans tend to be cynics, it has to do with our government.

      I can't help but wonder if these glowing posts are merely shills for the touted shop. i.e. Spam advertising. Especially when they put down an established shop with a 30 year history. To say nothing of the snarky attitude.

      Caveat emptor.
      Volvo dealer are also established they don't talk about them ? no one is putting shops down or writing about dealers or established shops this is about more experience with this specific place / person . And if you look all around other forums they write there also . Best would be for you if you have volvo you try it out with him if you in Chicago and then you can see compared to established shops what you like your choice then and then you can write bad poor what you like if you not happy .that is my opinion and view .i know I can find shop or dealer anytime and go there If i like but that is not what this is about
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      Quote Originally Posted by swveeedbeast View Post
      Hi, I would like to find a nice independant Volvo mechanic in the Chicagoland area. Preferrably in the west burbs, or in the city itself.. Please let me know if there are any ideas out there of who is good... Thanks [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      I would suggest also to everyone here who reads and looks for volvo mechanic in Chicago . you must try private volvo mechanic of Chicago he is one of the best in area in Chicago you can find he is all around Internet on reviews people love him talk and write about him so I gave him a try after reading few post online and gave him my 2014 xc70 t6 to work fix issues I had . I can't be happier with him he is my volvo mechanic forever Just email him he replys almost instant

      [email protected]

      You can read about him here few post on volvo forums or even google his email on search engines.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Stormin Norman View Post
      7 y.o. thread

      Best thread I ever found I wish I found private volvo mechanic Chicago long time ago . he helped me so much now and with my other 2 volvo I have I can't be happier with him so thank you for this old thread and thank you private volvo mechanic of Chicago

      [email protected]

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      This is a perfect example of why I don't miss living in Chicago. So much con/shadiness....
      Trying to find a decent place for my mother and her Volvos and even Swedespeed got tainted. Nuts.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 3man View Post
      This is a perfect example of why I don't miss living in Chicago. So much con/shadiness....
      Trying to find a decent place for my mother and her Volvos and even Swedespeed got tainted. Nuts.
      Dude. You read my mind. I hate it here. I moved here from NY last year and its been the worst trying to find a decent mechanic. I will drive to wisconsin or Indiana or Michigan for a decent mechanic. I recently drove from hyde park to the Hiawatha NATL forest to primitive camp and my car's tie rods were metal on metal and car was pulling when I would brake. i took it to a tire place in wisconsin and these guys put it on the lift and were freaking out that I was about to drive 5 hours North.
      They found a cracked power steering res, all rotors were bad, front and rear suspension was toast. I was under the car with them while it was on the lift and we were just going over every detail together. This is what I expect from a good mechanic. The place I went to in Chicago told me I has a crank no start and told me I need to pay 9hrs labor for a new fuel pump. they have to drop the whole back end of the car to get to it. anyways long story short 2 new fuel pumps (they said the 1st one I gave them didnt work...im guessing they put the terminals on reversed and broke it and then said it was a bad pump) after that i go to pick up the car and it wont start. Same issue Crank no start. he brings out his portable jumper box and jumps my car and it starts instantly.
      Was this 1200 job simply a battery? I couldve gone to interstate and bought a 150 battery and saved a thousand bucks. well at least I wont need to replace my fuel pump anytime soon. Oh btw the private volvo mechanic thats spamming here and making fake accounts with 1 or 2 posts should be banned by an admin. I called that guy too when I was shopping around for mechanics and he said he cant replace the fuel pump for me and that he doesnt have a lift or garage. Hes basically a guy on the street doing cheap fixes. no insurance. no garage. no bueno!

      If anyone has a good mechanic let me know. I'll drive 2 hours for one just to get away from this chicago garbage. If you have less than 12 posts dont respond.
      NVM just emailed SCS in Schaumburg IL 60193.
      We'll see how it goes. I went to their site and they look really good. (maybe expensive but they definitely know volvos. They even have IPD banners on their site which says to me they are true enthusiasts.
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      Looking for independant Volvo Mechanic Chicago Area

      Quote Originally Posted by ObeerbongKenobi View Post
      Dude. You read my mind. I hate it here. I moved here from NY last year and its been the worst trying to find a decent mechanic. I will drive to wisconsin or Indiana or Michigan for a decent mechanic. I recently drove from hyde park to the Hiawatha NATL forest to primitive camp and my car's tie rods were metal on metal and car was pulling when I would brake. i took it to a tire place in wisconsin and these guys put it on the lift and were freaking out that I was about to drive 5 hours North.
      They found a cracked power steering res, all rotors were bad, front and rear suspension was toast. I was under the car with them while it was on the lift and we were just going over every detail together. This is what I expect from a good mechanic. The place I went to in Chicago told me I has a crank no start and told me I need to pay 9hrs labor for a new fuel pump. they have to drop the whole back end of the car to get to it. anyways long story short 2 new fuel pumps (they said the 1st one I gave them didnt work...im guessing they put the terminals on reversed and broke it and then said it was a bad pump) after that i go to pick up the car and it wont start. Same issue Crank no start. he brings out his portable jumper box and jumps my car and it starts instantly.
      Was this 1200 job simply a battery? I couldve gone to interstate and bought a 150 battery and saved a thousand bucks. well at least I wont need to replace my fuel pump anytime soon. Oh btw the private volvo mechanic thats spamming here and making fake accounts with 1 or 2 posts should be banned by an admin. I called that guy too when I was shopping around for mechanics and he said he cant replace the fuel pump for me and that he doesnt have a lift or garage. Hes basically a guy on the street doing cheap fixes. no insurance. no garage. no bueno!

      If anyone has a good mechanic let me know. I'll drive 2 hours for one just to get away from this chicago garbage. If you have less than 12 posts dont respond.
      NVM just emailed SCS in Schaumburg IL 60193.
      We'll see how it goes. I went to their site and they look really good. (maybe expensive but they definitely know volvos. They even have IPD banners on their site which says to me they are true enthusiasts.
      I use German Concepts in Oceola. Had them pull the motor-crate it-and ship it to the builder. And stuff it back in with new water pump-tensioners-belts -upgraded injectors etc. not a leak drip drop squeak or issue of any kind for nearly 10k miles and still going strong. They’ve also replaced an A/C line. Done some suspension work. Etc. they also got my daughters BMtroubleU sorted. With that one the dealer was trying to ding her for like 6 grand and of course all the crap they had listed would not have solved the issue. Went to German Concepts got ALL of the issues sorted for 1100.00. They work on Audi-BMW-Porsche-Benz-Volvo-etc. solid shop and I’ve been going to them for about 5 years now.

      I too agree that the Chicago steelerships are rubbish. When I melted a piston (story for a later date) I trailored the Volvo to Volvo of Lisle to Diagnose the problem-there response 400.00 later from their “master tech” with 30+ years experience.......and I quote......”I don’t know what you did but it’s really bad”. Then they proceeded to immediately try to sell me an entire new motor. Obviously I said do thanks. And to top it all off- I explicitly stated DO NOT WASH MY CAR and even made them put it on the windscreen. Yep they washed it ....cost them four new wheels and tires due to the automatic car wash. Dumbasses. I tried to save them money and me the headache. Of course had to do paint correction to the black paint afterward as a result.


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