Do you offer a warranty?
Yes! We offer a two-year warranty from date of service, including parts and labor. Warranty repairs must be performed at Andersen's Foreign Car Service.
Do you have a tow service?
If you need a tow, please call the friendly folks at Denver West Towing at 303-279-3434. They'll put your car safely in our lot even if it's after hours. We'll let you know what it needs in a timely manner.
How much do repairs cost?
Car repairs are different than, say, the price for cheeseburgers on a restaurant menu. The price of a repair involves many variables and depends on what your car needs. That's why we typically only give a price range over the phone. Once we've seen your car and made a diagnosis, we'll provide you with a detailed estimate.
How much for an oil change?
At Andersen's an oil change is $48 for labor + oil & filter. We always use the oil and filter specified by the manufacturer for your car.
Does my car need more than an oil change?
Getting an oil change without an inspection is like washing the dishes but not the glasses. An oil change is only one part of proper scheduled maintenance and periodic service. Andersen's Multipoint Inspection includes an oil and filter change according to manufacturer's specifications, plus a thorough inspection of your car from top to bottom. It gives you a complete picture of your car's condition at time of service. Most importantly, it helps us identify trouble before it causes you headaches later. To avoid unhappy surprises, follow your owner's manual's advice on scheduled maintenance and have your oil changed as part of Andersen's Multipoint Inspection.
My car's new and still under warranty. Can you service it?
Yes! We can do routine, factory-recommended service and maintenance including oil changes, service lights, tires and more. If we find something covered by warranty or manufacturer's recall, we'll alert you so you can get it repaired by the dealer.
I bought an extended warranty. Can you do the work?
Yes! Depending on the terms, we can do most service or repairs covered by the extended warranty you bought at your automotive dealer for your pre-owned or used vehicle.
Is having my car scanned at the auto parts store good enough?
Here's the problem with generic scanners - they don't tell you as much as you might think. They only scan the engine and transmission and don't cover other critical systems. They don't actually report all the "fault codes" set by your car's computers. Most importantly, they may flag a problem but they don't say why. At Andersen's we use factory-recommended diagnostic scanners designed for your specific car. We go beyond reading numbers on a screen and focus our decades of experience on proper diagnosis. It's not just about replacing parts for us, it's about solving your problem.
What's the status of my repair?
Share your email address and/or cell phone number with us and we'll send you a link to your repair order. It's quick, convenient and available when you are. Not only can you see what we're working on, we post helpful pictures in real time so you can see what we're finding.
My Check Engine light is on, can you do something?
The Check Engine light (aka Service Engine Soon) tells you your car's sensors have noticed a problem. It means you should get your car checked. We've got the factory-recommended scanners to "read the codes" and reset the light. Best of all, we've got the know-how to advise you whether it's urgent or not and address the problem if it is.
Do you sell tires?
Yes! We have a wide selection of tires available including Continental, Michelin, Pirelli and Uniroyal. We mount and balance tires. We do tire repairs. We'll swap your street tires for snows in the winter. We also do alignments and other tire and suspension maintenance and repair.
What's this TPMS light?
The TPMS light, or Tire Pressure Monitor, typically alerts you when tire pressure is low. Let Andersen's check it for you and make sure there aren't other problems.
Do you do diesel emissions testing?
Yes! Andersen's Foreign Car Service is a licensed Diesel Emissions Testing Station for cars and light-duty trucks, excluding fulltime AWD. We do diesel emissions tests by appointment, so you don't have to wait around. Call 303-278-8766 for an appointment today.
Wonderful customer service!
Friendly staff, comfortable waiting room. Competent. I really couldn't ask for much more.
Family owned car repair and service provider specializing in foreign cars. I prefer Andersen's above dealer shops for my BMW 535XI.
Very professional and very honest!
Walked right on had my Volkswagen tdi emissions tested. Barely too any time. Nice staff. I'll go back even though it's not the closest.
We have been customers at Andersen's for over 25 years. I trust them completely. We have taken Volvos and BMWs there without any complaints as to the quality of service received.
Kurt is the best!! We have been customers for nearly twenty years and Andersen has serviced our Volvos, Mercedes, BMWs and MINIs, both gas and diesel, for minor and major repairs. It's hard to find an honest shop but Andersen is the real deal! Always timely, reasonably priced and up-front. I will only have my cars serviced here.
Fast and friendly diesel emissions testing location. Generally don't have any issue getting an appointment within a week of calling.
Diesel emissions test is the reason for my yearly visit. The gal that runs it is very knowledgeable.
Great place to go for diesel emissions.
Kurt is awesome!
They know the ins and outs of German and Swedish cars and attend personally to routine and non-routine issues.
A few months ago, I discovered a gas leak that appeared to be around the gas tank of my 2005 E55 AMG Mercedes. I ordered this car in 2004...it's my all time favorite car. I had the car towed to Andersen's in Golden. A couple of days later I get a call from Kurt Andersen. They had inspected the car and found the leak. Before proceeding with the work, they checked for any outstanding recalls on my car and, amazingly, found an open recall campaign that had been issued on my car years ago. I had never received any notice of the recall. Kurt called Mercedes of Denver to verify that the recall was valid. To make a long story short, Mercedes covered over $2,000 in parts and labor...Andersen could have easily made the repairs and charged me, but they didn't, they took the extra step for the customer. I sum this all up in one word, INTEGRITY. A rare commodity in many businesses today. Thank you to Andersen's.
Been going to these guys for years for my old diesel. Tried a different place a while back and quickly returned to Andersen with no regrets. I will echo other comments about it being an honest shop.
Top notch honest shop.
I really have enjoyed working with the staff at Andersen's. I will normally try to do the repairs myself, but when I can't, I trust that they will do a good job at a good price.
Super friendly and fixed my car quickly and all for a great price. Will go there next time my car has anything wrong!
They are honest and hard working, not to mention considerate. I would highly recommend Andersen's.
Wonderful customer service!