Desi Auto Care

307 South White Horse Pike,
Stratford, NJ 08084 US
5.0
19 Reviews
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Desi Auto Care is a full service Saab specialized repair and service center in Stratford, NJ. (Serving South Jersey, Philadelphia and Delaware) We bring over 30 years of European automotive experience and technical expertise. We’re team of Saab factory trained specialists with dealer level expertise.

We welcome you to our facility, upon your visit we will explain to you which of the repairs are required to correct existing problems and which are for preventive maintenance. We will provide you all diagnostic details, why the problem occurred, what the cause was and what the correction is and after repair test drive report.

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We have the experience, resources and knowledge to meet all your Saab repair and service needs. Your work will be done at a REASONABLE cost. We will not perform any repair work without your prior authorization. No hidden cost.

We take pride in our personal service to our customers and their Saabs. We’re proud to be a Female Friendly repair shop. Your satisfaction is our top priority. Experience the difference!

We’re Proud to be a Female Friendly!

  • 47 % of our customers are women
  • Women deserve a repair shop they can fully trust
  • Our technician will take time to explain things with patience
  • Please! Ask us any questions; we’ll be very happy to answer
  • Your questions accurately answered in ways you can understand
  • We provides detailed written estimate of the work to be performed
  • We make sure women’s experience of Saab repair is a pleasant one

Our criteria for a female customer are - honesty, respect, integrity and willingness for open communication. As you walk into our shop the receptionist will welcome you with friendly greeting, you can’t help but notice the clean, fresh smell of our beautiful waiting area. The fresh Keurig coffee brewed one cup at a time and lots of free refreshments for you and “of course Very Clean Restroom!"

There is Only One Boss – The Customer!

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Service inspections
  • Local courtesy rides
  • Routine maintenance
  • Performance upgrades
  • Major and minor repairs
  • NJ State inspection facility
  • 24 Hours emergency towing
  • Verified by SaabShops.com
  • NJ State emission repair facility
  • Clean-Comfortable waiting area
  • We accept after-market extended warranties
  • Dealer level state of the art - full diagnostics for Saab
  • Free Coffee, Tea, Soda, Cookie, Juice, Candy, Snacks
  • Highest quality OES Parts (Original Equipment Supplier)
  • Highest quality OEM Parts (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

Amenities

  • After Hours Drop-Off
  • Cable TV
  • Customer Lounge
  • Free Wifi
  • Magazines
  • Refreshments
  • Shuttle Service
  • Transit Accessible
  • Walkable Area
  • Weekend Hours

Meet Our Team

  • Shawn McShea

    Lead Master Technician

    Lead Master Technician Shawn McShea grew up with a extra ordinary talent for fixing cars and a passion for Saab. Shawn is the third generation of his technician family. Shawn has more than thirty years experience of GERMAN, EUROPEAN and JAPANESE auto repair and maintenance. Shawn also has twelve years experience as a lead master technician at BMW and Mercedes-Benz dealerships. Shawn and his team of technicians continue to keep up-to-date with information on the latest models, tools and knowledge to service your modern Saab.

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Awards & Affiliations

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19 Reviews

  • Meryl Schofield2 weeks ago

    My loyalty for Saab continue since long...time. I was devastated when they discontinued the brand. I currently own two Saab's. When we moved to Philadelphia from Texas, I was worried about finding a good technician.

    My concerns have been put to rest! Sean is awesome! He is fair, honest and thorough. He sources the new parts and lays out all options. I recommended him to a friend with an older Saab and he had a fine experience too.

    2007 Saab 9-3 Saab
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    Sean1 week ago

    Hello Meryl!

    Thank you for sharing your experience.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Jay Kauffman2 months ago

    Had transmission job done at Desi Auto Care on my 7 yrs. old Saab 9-3. Appointment was easy to get, everything was done on time as promised. And I didn't have to come back to have issues addressed. Couldn't wish for anything else! Kudos!

    2007 Saab 9-3
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    Leslie1 month ago

    Hello Jay!

    Your trust is our asset. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - Saab specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Sean Borella2 months ago

    Honest, down to earth service. No BS or run-arounds. I have him change my oil before and now he just did my breaks rotors-pads, steering lock malfunction and replaced shocks/struts on my Saab 9-5 Aero. His prices are low.

    If you're Saab owner, you know how difficult to find the right mechanic to work on these finicky cars - Sean is your guy! Meet him once; you'll know what I'm talking about. He literally has every detail of these cars memorized, and that's extremely important with an unusual car like a Saab.

    2007 Saab 9-5 Aero
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    Sean1 month ago

    Hello Sean!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your car.

    Best wishes from - Saab specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Barry Deiches3 months ago

    Ryan at Desi Auto Care performed a front-end alignment and installed new tires. Awesome job! It's an old Saab and was having an issue with loosening the bolts. The extra work performed was not charged. The dealer would have charged me more for sure! Also, I just dropped by without an appointment on Saturday (because of my travel emergency) and he fitted me right in without hesitation. Thanks for humanized customer service.

    2006 Saab 9-7 X
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    Ryan1 month ago

    Hello Barry!

    We appreciate your kind words. Thank you.

    Best wishes from - Saab specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Neil Fleisher5 months ago

    I was looking for someone to work on my Saab and found Andrew/Desi Auto Care through a Google search on my cell phone as I was going home. We chatted, and I explained that I knew what the error code was and wanted to know his price to do the job. He told me to bring the car in and he’d put it up on a lift and walk me through everything in detail. We ended up finding more work than I expected which was overdue maintenance like brakes, rotors, valve cover gaskets, valley pan gaskets, solenoids, power steering hose, etc.……. I felt he was honest and did the work for a fair price. My car needed to stay extra day because of delayed parts delivery and he paid for my Uber. Everything he fixed I saw with my own eyes before and after I made the call.

    2011 Saab 9-4X
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    Andrew5 months ago

    Hello Neil!

    We welcomes you to our Saab-family of fine customers. Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

  • Amber Okeefe8 months ago

    No warning, my driver's side front strut spring just broke. I drove yesterday and Saab was fine, went to back out of garage and a terrible grinding, scraping noise occurred. Discovered the spring broke and rubbing against tire. Luckily this did not occur while driving on highway; it could have caused tire blow out and an accident hurting my family. After fixing my car Desi Auto Care even showed me the old spring and the wear that had occurred. I'll be back whenever I have another problem. Legit shop.

    2010 Saab 9-3 2.0T
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    Desi7 months ago

    Hello Amber!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your car. Thank you very much.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Karan Deshmukh9 months ago

    Saab - Most service centers do the hit-or-miss way of fixing things. Sean is very knowledgeable about the Saab's and their little idiosyncrasies. Saab is a special car and Saab owners ..... well, we're a special bunch. Nobody I have ever found knows the cars like he does, his rates are always fair, and the work is always done to a high degree of quality. To prove my point: Once, my car blew a belt and erupted in a hissy fit of steam. As soon as I describe the issue on the phone, He knew exactly what had happened and how much it would cost to fix.

    The "nasty engine oil sludge leak" issue was taken care by him in April. Yes, it's tough to get an appointment here; budget at least a week to get your Saab. But if your car is having a emergency, he can usually fit you in ASAP. Cheers to the best damn Saab mechanic I know!

    2009 Saab 9-7 X
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    Sean9 months ago

    Hello Karan!

    We welcomes you to our SAAB-family of fine customers. Thank you very much.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German British European expert, certified mechanics, imported cars maintenance service center.

  • Yegore Mikhailov9 months ago

    My vote of confidence for Shawn - a friendly, honest mechanic is hard to find. He'll often perform little fixes for no charge. He'll let you know what work you really need for your Saab and what you can do without.

    Called him to get my car's brake booster repaired. Got exact quote over the phone. Price was cheap so I had other repairs done too. He is an obvious expert in his field; he seems to be a person of integrity-showed me the old part he changed. He has a humanistic approach to dealing with customers. Waited for a week for an appointment but it was well worth it.

    2007 Saab 9-5 Aero
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    Shawn9 months ago

    Hello Yegore!

    We appreciate your positive comments. Thank you for your patience.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, German British European expert, certified mechanics, imported cars maintenance service center.

  • Shayla McBride10 months ago

    I have been taking all my cars to Desi Auto Care since I found them last year. This Saab was with my brother in Maryland for last few years, so desperately he brought to local mechanic and it was his biggest mistake. After he visits me in South Jersey last weekend. We got 301 error code issues, so we took it to Sean; he found out that Maryland local mechanic was using all the wrong parts - plugs, belt etc. Saab's are awesome, but it makes huge problems if you repair with regular shop which is not specialized in Saab. Sean is the best Saab Master Mechanic between Philadelphia and New Jersey.

    2011 Saab 9-3 Aero Convertible
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    Sean10 months ago

    Hello Shayla!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your Saab. Thank you very much.

    Best wishes from - SAAB specialist independent, local auto repair shop, European expert, certified mechanics, imported maintenance service center.

    Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Sebastain Green11 months ago

    I starting to hear popping noise from the steering shaft but I ignored. It was when anti-lock brake system (ABS) light came up. I decide to take to specialist. Mike removed steering shaft and re-installed using thread locking compound on bolts and due to water intrusion ABS wire harness connectors at the front wheel speed sensor was corrode. He replaced the connectors, ABS light gone for good! Very fair pricing.

    2003 Saab 9-3
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    Mike11 months ago

    Hello Sebastain!

    We welcomes you to our Saab-Family of fine customers!

    Thank you for your support.

    Best wishes from - SAAB Specialist independent local auto repair shop and European expert, Certified Mechanic, Imported maintenance service center

  • Diana Lorenzo1 year ago

    I went to Desi Auto Care to look at an oil leak on my Saab fearing the worst expenses are coming to me. Shawn diagnosed the problem very quickly-A leaky oil pressure sensor. I stayed in the waiting room while problem was getting fixed, 1st time for a good price. All repairs guaranteed for two years with parts and labor time. Free drinks, snacks, coffee in clean office waiting area is a bonus.

    2002 Saab 9-5
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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hello Diana!

    It was a pleasure taking care of your Saab.

    We appreciate your support.

    Thank you from - SAAB Specialist Independent - Local Auto Repair Shop and European Imported Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Christopher Jr.1 year ago

    I'm loyal Desi Auto Care customer since 2016 to keep my old Saab on the road. Latest, they totally overhauled the engine and replacing all the gaskets, water pump, timing chain, belt, rings...Cost was about $4K. This was 60% less than other shop quoted me. It was burning a QT of oil every 900 miles. currently odometer showing 192,000 miles. Also installed a used more powerful turbocharger, it was in good shape. job was done in 3 days.

    As I expected, following happened:

    I visited again to replace the oil pressure sensor, gasket and hose re-attached that was blown off because of higher powered turbo. They worked late hrs to get my car done on time. I appreciated this.

    1999 Saab 9-5
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    Desi1 year ago

    Hello Christopher!

    It's old car but you have kept in great condition.

    We appreciate your continue support.

    Thank you from - SAAB Specialist Imported Auto Repair Shop and European Expert, Certified Mechanic, Maintenance Service Center.

  • Rob Wapenski1 year ago

    When engine control module failed on my daughter's Saab. While driving on 295 North, the engine simply turned off and lost power brakes, power steering etc.engine didn't restart. The local Saab dealer quoted $1370 for a new ECM, so we walk away. Eventually we had to replace this ECM part at Desi Auto Care and they found a used ECM from a crashed Saab 9-3. There is special software to "sync" the ECM with the car. Total cost me $280! Clean shop, clean mechanics.

    2008 Saab 9-3
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    Desi1 year ago

    Hi Rob!

    We welcomes you to our Saab-Family of fine customers.

    Thank You from - SAAB Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert European - certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

  • Larry slusher1 year ago

    I was having soft and somewhat fading brake pedal. Pedal continues to slowly fall as pressure is applied. All new genuine pads, rotors and both rear calipers. Neither fluid leaks nor air in system. My Saab is old with lots...of miles.

    I noticed Desi Auto Care on SaabNet forum where people praise this shop, Master technician Shawn was right with the defective master cylinder, and the hoses. Hose can "flex" as they get older. (My car-savvy neighbor told me same thing!). Price was right and work was done on time.

    He gives honest advice (you like it or not) and is really a pleasant person to deal with. I'm a lifetime customer, much obliged to Shawn!

    2007 Saab 9-3 and 2.0T
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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hi Larry,

    We welcomes you to our Saab-Family of fine customers!

    We're grateful to have such a nice customer like you.

    Thank you from - SAAB Specialist imported Auto Repair Shop and Expert European certified Mechanic Maintenance Service Center.

  • Catherine Hennessy1 year ago

    This shop is very efficient from my point of view, my SAAB 9-3 needed was showing a " Steering Lock Malfunction" error... and after 1 day and 90$ the problem is gone...they called and keep me informed.

    This team worked so hard for and doing better, I wish Sean, Sam, Taylor, Drew, Jonathon, Elliot and Mike much continued success as I have watched their business grow and thrive by being honest, doing expert SAAB work, and treating customers and what they drive with respect. It doesn't get any better.

    2005 Saab 9-3 Linear
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    Sam1 year ago

    Hello Catherine,

    We welcomes you to our Saab-Family of fine customers!

    Your support mean lot to us.

    Thank you from - SAAB expert specialist imported auto repair shop and European mechanic maintenance service center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.

  • Kenneth O'Neill1 year ago

    These guys were incredible - I showed up today in my Saab unannounced with a busted after-market ignition cassette that a slime ball Philadelphia Mechanic had installed (as a "new part") back in December. Without missing a beat, they offered to order and install the part that day-without charging anything fro labor!

    " You've been through enough already" Sam said. My faith in the humanity of auto shop has been restored.

    2010 Saab Aero XWD
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    Sam1 year ago

    Hello Kenneth,

    We appreciate you for becoming our regular customer and thanks for bringing your BMW for service.

    Thank you from - SAAB specialist technician auto repair shop and European mechanic maintenance service center.

  • Jason Amoriello1 year ago

    I took my SportsCombi in to get new brakes installed and an some other repairs and they did a great job. The Master technician (Shawn) was very courteous, informative, the work was done quickly, and the pricing was fair.

    They checked in a week later, with a courteous phone call making sure things were still alright. The car feels great. It really needed those new brakes! He gave me 2Years/24k miles warranty including parts and labor.

    They're so informative, and they check and double check their work to make sure you are driving a safe car.

    2008 Saab 9-5 SportCombi 2.3T
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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hello Jason,

    Your satisfaction is our top priority. Great to hear your positive comments.

    Thank you from - SAAB specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

  • Tom Merrill1 year ago

    So the problem was the top, windshield wipers and windows did not work. I tried to fix, I came to the conclusion that the only way I could fix it was with a Tech II reader (GM"S crazy idea).

    I called Desi Auto Care. My problem turned out to be a short circuit somewhere in the car because the Tech II said there was nothing wrong with the car (see I told you). Andrew said these cars have a drain hole in the rear area of the car that sometimes gets plugged and the water gets up to the harnesses and shorts out the car. He had to take apart the whole rear interior of the car to check and of course that is what happened.

    Everything works on my Saab now! I know he spent a lot of time on the car so I didn't mind spending the money. But it was not expensive. At one point both him and were working on the car. I can do most stuff on my own and will on the weekends. But when I need a Saab expert I know I can call on them.

    Thank you Andrew and Sean for getting my Viggen topless again! Cheers!

    2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible
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    Andrew & Sean1 year ago

    Hello Tom,

    It was nice talking to you and we're impressed with your car knowledge!

    Thank you from - SAAB specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

  • Tiffany Donnelly 1 year ago

    Time after time, whenever my SAAB breaks, Desi Auto Care has been my go-to repair shop rather than SAAB dealer. Shawn once fixed a vacuum leak in less than 10 minutes, when the dealership was telling me it was a throttle assembly and rear O2 sensors (the very $$$$ expensive one)

    This time my car was losing power. Shawn diagnosed it was a bad coils and plugs. I called SAAB and they didn't even have parts in stock. Shawn told me he could have the parts by tomorrow. He gave me a breakdown of the quote. I checked the parts online and it was lower than the prices I saw.

    When I went to pick it up, he had the bad coils and plugs on the table for me to see. That was impressive!! He showed and explained what was happening and why it needed to be replaced in detail.

    The waiting room is very clean, nice red chairs with a fridge filled with free cold beverages.

    2008 Saab 9-3 Turbo X
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    Shawn1 year ago

    Hi Tiffany,

    We welcomes you to our Saab family of fine customers !

    Thank you from - SAAB specialist auto repair shop & expert mechanic maintenance service center.

    and Yes! We're proud to be a female friendly auto repair shop.