5

BARTuning is an awesome shop full of honest work and integrity. My brother has had his modded VW tuned there for the longest time with fantastic service so I took my BMW there to get a problem fixed. Sure enough the problem was diagnosed and fixed quickly at a very reasonable price. I will ALWAYS take my precious ride there for any issues.

5

My wife took her truck to another shop with a exhaust leak from a possible cracked exhaust manifold on one side, but it turned out that the exhaust leak was from a broken bolt. The suggested fix was to take the head off and drill out the bolt, with the kit of $1,800. I took the truck to Bar Tuning and it turned out that there was a exhaust leak on both sides. The Bar Tuning was able to use a left handed drill bits to back out all of the broken bolts, without touching the head. In fact, the bolts were removed, exhaust manifolds machined, put in new hardware, replaced front breaks (upgraded rotors and pads), and spark plugs, for less than the suggested repair at the first shop.An added bonus was that the work was documented with pictures and posted, for review on the Internet.

4

The only reason I'm giving this four stars and not five is that I can't completely compare this place to any other just yet as I've only taken advantage of their pre-purchase inspection service, but let me tell you that it was a great experience thanks to Mike (a surprisingly friendly and outgoing owner) and his crew.My roommate decided to take a used Mercedes here before agreeing to buy it and Mike took us for a test drive, raised it up and inspected it himself along with another of his employees, brought us under the car and pointed out a few things, gave his opinion, and helped my roommate save around around $800 that was knocked off the final sales price once we showed BAR's documentation. Not to mention it gave my roommate some peace of mind that someone so passionate about cars gave a pretty glowing recommendation despite some minor issues. This comfort cost $115.Even though we didn't have any intricate service done, I must note that Mike seems very detail oriented and takes great pride in is work; I say this because while we were waiting for our turn I witnessed him take part in pretty much every other customers' service routine in some way. In addition, while we were being rung up and he was making notes on our bill, he had to quickly rush off and leave the task to his front office clerk because he needed to approve of a repair before releasing it to the customer.Admittedly my experience was limited, but I thought Mike's enthusiasm deserved some recognition. I'll update this review when I have some more encounters with BAR Tuning.

5

Took my GLI to them for a timing belt and also had them update my APR tune. Car was done and ready to go as promised. Afterwards I got a CEL so I took it back and they helped me troubleshoot even though it turned out not to be related to the work they did.

Matt, A quick note to say thank you for taking the time to review your services at Bartuning! It was great to meet you and I hope the cylinder missfire was fixed when you changed the spark plugs! Mike

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5

I highly recommend everyone purchasing a used car to get a pre-purchase inspection check, especially at BAR Tuning for european cars. I was in desperate need of getting a 2nd opinion of a used Jetta I was thinking of buying and thank goodness for the great yelp reviews, I called and took the car to Mike. They advertise that they work with integrity and honesty and I can tell you that Mike is definitely one of the most honest mechanics I've met and I knew that I could trust his judgment and expertise after him giving me advice on Volkswagen and about the used car I brought to him. I would have saved myself thousands of dollars if I didn't go to BAR Tuning. Mike and his staff immediately could tell the amount of damage the used jetta had gone through, all the way from a rear ended collision to the paint job. I was really thankful because I would have never caught some of the details he saw on the car - only because he knows so much about volkswagens and have worked on them.So any european car owners and those looking to buy used cars, BAR Tuning is the place to go without feeling ripped off or skeptical. Don't forget to call and make an appointment!

5

BARtuning is a great shop. They are very capable & professional. Not long ago I had an A/C problem on my Lotus Elise when I was miles away from BARtuning & had another shop do a "quick fix" on it. The "quick fix" turned out to be wrong adding to the problem. I got it back to BARtuning. They researched the specs & corrected the other shop's mistake. All is well.

5

I have not been in a while, but when I owned a VW I used to bring it to BARTuning. I ended up here because I had 3 different shops look into my turbo charger and none of them could fix it, including the dealer. Mike knew what the problem was and fixed it very quickly and cheaper than the dealer was quoting me. After that I took my VW to him for everything and never had a problem.

5

Mike has always really taken care of me very well.. Bartuning is the only place me and my family's cars for any maintenance or upgrades

5

I've put this review off for far too long. BAR Tuning is an exceptional place to take your auto for repair or more. The owner, Mike, really loves cars and takes great care in making sure you know exactly what is happening to your car and how much it will cost. I've taken my Audi to several repair shops (not in Houston) and have always had good luck, why? Going to enthusiast web sites with forums is the fastest way to find a reputable shop in your area and I found BAR Tuning on one of these sites and could not be happier with the work they have done. Mike and his crew know cars and I'm thankful they do...because I don't.

5

Unaware of where to take my Volkswagen for it's Stage 1 APR ECU Upgrade, I took a chance on BAR-TUNING, and I coundn't have had a better experience. The owner (Mike) and his staff was professional & friendly. I'm kind of a dullard when it comes to tuning my VW, but they made every effort to explain everything in great detail so I knew what was going on. They even let me into the shop and showed me the process. You hear a lot about mechanics running a rip-off raquet, but not here. The guys were honest and open about everything. Thanks again Bar-Tuning! As far as I'm concerned there's no where else to take my Jetta.Thanks again Mike and Clint.

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