Your Independent Volvo-Only Specialists in San Francisco! A true dealer alternative, where honesty is still in style – Full Volvo Factory Maintenance Programs – Latest Factory Diagnostic Tools * Pre-purchase Inspections * * Volvo factory software downloads & updates * – Tune-ups/Oil Changes – Water and Fuel Pumps – automatic transmission repair – Fuel Injection Systems/Carburetors – Brakes – Electrical Systems – New Tires, Tire Balancing and Wheel Alignment At Popular Mechanix our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality Auto Repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the San Francisco area’s most trustworthy Auto Repair shops. We provide a two year parts and labor warranty on all services Cutting-Edge Technology and Real-World Experience Get You Back on the Road Faster! Our team of technicians is up to date on the latest automotive technology, We use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment, meaning that we can more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, our technicians are able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong!
Established in 1983.
In 1981, Popular Mechanix founder and owner Andy Gescheidt opened a repair shop called Million Mile Motors in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood between 9th and 10th Streets and Folsom and Howard. “We fixed anything that rolled,” Andy recalls. “We shared the building with another repair shop called Perpetual Motors. But Million Mile Motors and Perpetual Motors weren’t destined to continue. In 1983, the San Francisco Fire Department condemned our unreinforced masonry building and both auto repair shops found themselves homeless.” Andy and Perpetual Motors owner Ed Wolf decided to join forces and specialize in Volvos. They became partners, named their new business Popular Mechanix, and established Popular Mechanix in 1983 in the space on 14th Street it still occupies today. Andy became full owner of Popular Mechanix in 1992.