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Heynneman European

Phone: (415) 499-1234 Fax: (415) 454-3002 3155 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901 View Additional Web Addresses

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I started with BMW in 1973 and love the European Craftsmanship. I am passionate about the outcome and seek the highest quality parts for the longevity of your vehicle. One stop shopping, complete Detailing and Restoration available. This company offers European car repair services, specializing in BMW, MBZ, Volvo, Audi and VWs.

BBB Accreditation

A BBB Accredited Business since

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that raised the rating for Heynneman European include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 2
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Heynneman European
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 0
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: February 01, 1989 Business started: 01/01/1975 Business started locally: 01/01/1975
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Bureau of Auto Repair--Richmond
3260 Blume Dr Ste 340, Richmond CA 94806
Phone Number: (510) 964-3030

Bureau of Automotive Repair
10240 Systems Pkwy, Sacramento CA 95827
Phone Number: (855) 837-7985

Type of Entity

Sole Proprietorship

Business Management
Mr. Paul Heynneman, Owner
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Paul Heynneman, Owner
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Repairing - Foreign Auto Restoration Auto - Emissions Testing Auto Repair - Steering & Suspension Auto Seat Covers, Tops & Upholstery Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Tire Repair Wheel Alignment, Frame & Axle Service - Auto Auto Repair - Windshield, Glass Shops Auto Body Repair & Painting Auto Paintless Dent Repair Auto Diagnostic Service Auto Repair & Service

Refund and Exchange Policy
24 month, 24,000 mile warranty on our parts and labor. Track and Race vehicles excluded.
Service Area
North Bay / Marin County / SF Bay Area

Additional Locations

  • 3155 Kerner Blvd

    San Rafael, CA 94901 (415) 499-1234


BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

2/12/2015 Problems with Product/Service
3/27/2014 Problems with Product/Service | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: company performed unauthorized checks and failed to fix the problem in which I requested. I was charged for services which I did not request. I requested this company to check my covertable top for my **** ******** ****** I misplaced the information for my usual mechanic and came here. I left the car for half a day and when I returned they had not fixed the problem nor have an idea about what was wrong. Instead they performed a serious of "courtest checks" and tire checks for which I was charged but NEVER requested. It appears he "synchronised and cleared the codes" for the convertable top but unable to diagnose or fix the issue. He told me he needed a few days to figure out the problem. I requested my car back after having to pay 284.50 for I don't know what! Luckily I was able to contact my usual mechanic and took in my care a few days later, not only was he able to fix the issue within a few hours but I was charged 120.00. I returned to ********* and informed him and requested a refund. ********* said he would call me regarding the refund. I never heard back and did not receive a refund on my statement.

Desired Settlement: I'm requesting a refund

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 5, 2014/03/07) */ DC appeared 2pm on Monday no appoitment with conv top stuck down. Hard top had been on for a long time and was removed. DC approved $324 in diagnosis time. DC went for a walk. All vehicles that come in go through a "Courtesy Check" to make sure there are no safety or service issues (noted and approved on repair order). There is no charge for this and we did not charge him as he stated we had. We cleared the fault codes for the top and resyncronized it which usually will bring them back to operation. Code *** which is a pump function code came up. My Tech is off at 4pm but worked till 5pm and need more time to finish. I offered DC a free loaner vehicle so we could resume in the AM. He declined and stated he will drive it to his Uncle's garage till he had more funds available due to a large construction bill just paid on a property. He will return later. DC Posted a negative review before saying a word to me. He then took it to a Technician who "Moon-Lights" that finished what we had started. When DC came in requesting a refund I asked him for a copy of the repair order for the final repair. He stated "There is no repair order, it's a cash deal". I asked for the technicians number to find out what the final result was and DC refused. We were with his vehicle for 3hrs and charged 1.75. No good deeds go unpunished!

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