What our happy customers
say about us

“Great straight forward service, personable staff and cozy quiet waiting lounge. Thank you for an easy process.”
5 star review by Victoria Armentrout
“This was my first experience with bringing my vehicle to a mechanic seeing as I'm normally a DIY kind of guy, but my Mini Cooper was having computer issues that went way beyond what I could fix. I was very nervous to drop it off, until I got there and met the crew. Very nice lady at the front counter introduced me to the mechanic Tom, they both quickly made me much more comfortable. I highly recommend them and going forward I will not hesitate on bringing my car there with any needs I might have. Got my car back for a VERY, very good price in under 24 hours, running better than ever.”
5 star review by Richard B,
“It is always a pleasure dealing with the staff at Automotive Excellence. Tom and Angela are very helpful and honest. I feel comfortable bringing my vehicles there and not worrying about getting taken advantage of. I recommend them to my friends and family all the time.”
5 star review by Paul Cicarella
“I recently got the back panel of my Audi A4 fixed after it had been dented. After a free quote and meeting Roy, we decided on European auto works immediately. They got me in right away and my car was returned within the week, better than it had looked before the dent happened. I couldn't believe the beautiful work Roy can do. Fair price and great service. Thank you Roy!”
5 star review by Arden G
“Apparently I missed the email letting me know I needed to pick a different day and time. Well, I showed up at 7:45 am and I wasn’t in the system. However, they took my car in and serviced it without question. I trust Automotive Excellence. with my Audi Q5. It’s so hard to find someone you trust ! Thank you !”
5 star review by Beth Keutzer
“I lived in Connecticut for a year and a half. I bought a used car that ended up having a TON of problems. Everyone at Automotive Excellence helped me immensely, from talking me through what to do when I was on the side of the road, to giving me loaner cars when my car had to be in the shop for an extended period of time, to making me laugh when I checked out, even if my $$$ amount was hard to stomach. Automotive Excellence made me feel so cared for. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone with a European car, or otherwise. I had very obscure problems, and they always did their best to dig to the bottom of them.”
5 star review by Alayna Brenchley
“Was definitely an amazing experience the staff was great and Angela was very understanding about the condition of my car and was on top of everything she is very kind and knowledgeable of the situation I will definitely come back if there are anymore isssues in the future and will recommend Automotive Excellence to anyone that needs service on there car 🚙”
5 star review by Jonathan Lebron
“I started going to ES with my 2004 Mini Cooper when Mini Service of Darien charged me for a service it never performed. I brought my Mini to John on the suggestion of a Saab owning friend of mine and was very pleased. Not only did ES fix the problem the dealership charged me for, but did so at a fair price. It's been about 4 years since that initial visit and my pleasure with ES remains high. I've also recommended ES to other friends who have been equally satisfied with their service.”
5 star review by JUNE D
“They do great, great work. These cars aren't cheap to maintain or repair, so you want the job done right the first time. That's exactly the kind of service you can come to expect from these guys. They're knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I have been bringing my car to these guys for almost 8 years and I have never had to bring the car back a second time for a re-repair. They always do it right the first time.”
5 star review by Steven DeCesare

Our expert Services and maintenance

Our customers’ expectations are always met, if not exceeded. We understand that your European auto is your key to luxury road travel. It’s our job to make sure your vehicle stays on the road, keeping you on time to your next appointment. Your high performance vehicle will stay that way as long as you have our dedicated technicians providing services. We know you have better places to be than our service bay, the side of the road, or the back of the tow truck. Our expert quality services will make sure you avoid them all and remain the class of the highway. We specialize in European autos, but we can handle all makes and models. If it’s your first time at Automotive Excellence you can expect quick and accurate diagnoses using state-of-the-art equipment. We know your European auto inside and out, literally. We’re a full body, repair, and detailing shop. Our experts keep you high-end vehicle running smoothly and looking good while doing it.

Diagnostics and Repairs

By having your car serviced, repaired, and diagnosed by our expert staff, you can rest assured your vehicle will run at peak efficiency and be handled with professional care.

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Check Engine Light

Make us your go-to check engine light repair technician. We know your foreign auto inside and out, and our advanced technology always allows you to get the most accurate diagnosis.

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Wheel Alignment

If you notice that your vehicle pulls to the right or left by itself then you should come to wheel alignment experts at Automotive Excellence in Branford, CT.

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Nokian Tires

Noian tires are the top-of-the-line, preferred, and most-recommended tires of choice for European cars.

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European Auto Service

Our experienced European car service and repair specialists will carefully inspect your vehicle to figure out exactly what’s wrong and then work to ensure it’s repaired in minimal time.

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Vehicles We Service

Perfecting your European auto is a process that continues long after you drive your Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Saab, or MINI off the lot.

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The Shoreline's Premier Dealership Alternative

Automotive Excellence in Branford, CT is the go-to repair facility for European auto owners and enthusiasts throughout New Haven County. If you’re used to the superior engineering and manufacturing of high-end European autos, then you should be used to superior auto technicians. We’ll treat your vehicle like it was our own. You can trust our team to handle your vehicle because our customers’ faith in our maintenance and repair process. Automotive Excellence focus on service qualities that sometimes get overlooked, like convenience, kindness, and integrity. Our customers keep coming back to us because it’s not just your vehicle that are enhanced, but your overall service experience. Our A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and our 2014 Best of New Haven Living Award are evidence of our quality reputation in this community.

Night drop box
Loaner cars
Coffee, water
waiting area
Local drop off
pick up
Pet friendly
Free Wi-Fi


We specialize in European, service all makes and models.

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Come meet your Automotive excellence team

Perfecting your European auto is a process that continues long after you drive your Porsche, Audi, Mercedes, BMW, VW, Saab, or MINI off the lot. We want to be your first and last destination for top quality foreign and domestic auto services. Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment. We’ll show you why we’re the Automotive Excellence, the best in Branford for European auto service. Save yourself some time by using our convenient online scheduling system, and choose a time and date that works for you. Next time you’re in the area, just stop on by. We gladly accept all of our walk-ins!


A strong and genuine belief in the “customer for life” principle of doing business is what fuels our company. Referrals from previous customers have always been a majority of Automotive Excellence business.


With over 80 years of combined experience, our team of technicians offer quality second to none. Two award-wining master technicians on our staff insure we fix it right the first time. Great mechanics are not expensive they are priceless.


We use the most advanced technology and equipment available. No need to bring it any place else – from a simple oil change to a complete engine overhaul or rebuilding a transmission. In most cases, we use the same equipment as the dealer.

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