Welcome to European Auto Factory in Santa Clara, CA

Your #1 Auto Repair Specialty Shop

Saab & Volvo Specialists Since 1978


With decades of experience as a Saab specialty shop, we’ve fixed all kinds of Saabs; from vintage racers, to the modern 9-3. We’re passionate about these vehicles and would love the opportunity to perform your next Saab Repair.

Saab Service

When it comes to maintenance, we provide a special kind of care. We’ll only recommend exactly what Saab service is needed to keep yours running strong.

Volvo Repair

Beginning as a Swedish specialty shop, we have stayed true to our roots and continue to provide quality Volvo repair with great attention to detail.

Volvo Service

At EAF, we can recommend and perform any Volvo Service the dealer can, at a more reasonable cost. Our techs will keep your Volvo running in tip-top shape, throughout the miles.

Professionally Servicing Most European Makes and Models

The European Auto Factory still has the same friendly people and service that you have counted on since 1978. We offer real value with fair prices and OEM standard parts. Utilizing the most up-to-date tools and diagnostic technology, you can expect quality service with every visit from our factory-trained technicians and caring staff.

With roots in Saab, Volvo, and Subaru Repair, as The Swedish Auto Factory, we’ve expanded our expertise over 37 years of service to welcome all European makes and models. We provide an alternative to impersonal and expensive dealership services with honest, face-to-face communication between customers and service technicians.

Once you get to our conveniently located shop in Santa Clara, our comfortable waiting room features free Wi-Fi, and we offer an exceptional rental rates via Hertz and Enterprise.

Customer Reviews
Gary R. from Palo Alto on 7/22/2014:
"My first time using EAF went very well. Highlights were that the service was friendly, the work was done competently and at a fair price, and I was able to get lots of work done on my laptop while I waited for my car to be done. Lowlight was that the job took longer than expected because they had ordered the wrong part. But, they recovered well. I will be using them again for sure."
5 star rating
Desiree S. from San Francisco on 7/16/2014:
"I had an '89 900 turbo that I serviced exclusively here. The guys there are great, and the trolls are a nice touch. They always explained repairs in detail, and I felt comfortable and confident with their recommendations. My Saab ran as well as she could until I had her retired. These guys made her a pleasure to drive."
5 star rating
Jr A. from Santa Clara on 5/15/2014:
"I took my 1996 Volvo 850, the car I bought last year to compensate for my substantial...ego, for the 120K mile service. There was also a noise, which would alert the public to my vehicular neglect, sounding from the right side of my car, so I had them check that out as well. Instead of suckering me into unnecessary repairs, they told me what was really going on and cleaned debris away from the back right wheel area. Therefore, I second the "utterly trustworthy" praise given. I will go back."
5 star rating
Chris O. from Saratoga, ca on 4/14/2014:
"Always friendly and more than competent. They will always find the time to help out even if there's no money in it for them - I have phoned with obscure and unprofitable questions on more than one occasion and been helped both immediately and efficiently. A very friendly bunch of guys who truly know their stuff. Not cheap but less than the dealerships charge, and if you value quality over price then you wouldn't expect them to be cheap anyway. Highly and unreservedly recommended to especially the older and more temperamental models (cars, that is, not owners!)"
5 star rating
Kim K. from San Jose on 1/14/2014:
"I've been a steady customer for 4 years and I wouldn't go anywhere else. Even when I've given an open-ended opportunity to suggest repairs other than the ones I've presented, (as in "Can you think of anything else I should be doing?") they haven't taken the bait. A lot of other shops would give you a laundry list of gotta-dos. They're totally honest."
5 star rating


European Auto Factory

1170 Martin Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95050
Contact Information
Phone: (408) 241-7222
Our Partnerships
Makes We Repair
  • Audi Repair
  • BMW Repair
  • Jaguar Repair
  • Mercedes-Benz Repair
  • Mini Cooper Repair
  • Saab Repair
  • Smart Repair
  • Subaru Repair
  • Volkswagen Repair
  • Volvo Repair
  • Fiat Repair
Our Specialties