VW & AUDI specialists
At API, our team of highly-trained mechanics have the skills and expertise to complete high quality work on all makes of vehicle. However, we specialise in German makes, such as: Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen, of which we are passionate about.
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API Car Repairs is the reliable, affordable local car service in Colchester, Essex.
We offer all mechanical repairs as well as computer (Snap-on) diagnostic services - which are based on utilising professional equipment. Our aim is to always be here whenever you need help: whether your car has a problem or fault; or you just need to have it thoroughly checked before embarking on a long trip; the oil levels, brakes and tyres' condition need checking; or a pre-MOT check or service. We are always willing to provide the service you require to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
API provide services with agreed fixed prices - so you always know how much you will pay. If the job uncovers any unexpected faults, we will always inform you first about any additional charges which might result. We always strive to complete our work to the highest standard to make sure you are fully satisfied, have peace of mind and are safe on all of your travels!
We specialise in: Audi and Volkswagen, as well as all other makes.
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Mechanical Repairs Specification
Full Engine rework- refurbished
Overheating problem solutions
Starter and alternator - repairs
Bearings and other driving elements – replacement
Brakes parts - replacement
Engine checking- liquids and filters
Turbo- element refurbished or replaced
Exhaust - refurbished or replaced
Gearbox- refurbished or replaced
Remote control elements
Electric windows, mirrors, seats
Car air conditioning
Lights (and bulbs)
Mercedes c 63 AMG
Checking the Valve with special camera
Bmw 630i Engine recondition
Replacing the head of cylinders and add some special feature by our team
Fitting Stretch Tyres
We allways have a solution for every problem
BMW 730d flooded
We our customers say about us
Took my Mini in to be looked at, as was overheating and heater inside not working. Other garages refused to look at it. Contacted API and they were brilliant. All sorted and reasonably priced. Lovely, friendly people. Definitely recommend and will use in future! Thanks guys
"API offer a professional service at very affordable prices. As a long-standing customer, I have found the work that the company undertakes is always of the highest quality. The staff are friendly, approachable and extremely honest about the cost of any work that is undertaken. Also, the work is always completed on time and to very high standards. An added bonus is that upon completion of any work, a member of the company will make sure that the customer is happy. As a female driver, everything is always clearly explained to me, all possible options are considered and I therefore cannot fault any part of the service that is provided. I would always recommend API to anyone who needs and honest, reliable service."
Mrs K Wright
"I have been bringing my cars to API for many years now, and would not dream of going anywhere else! As a female, with a limited budget, I have full peace of mind and always know that I am receiving an honest and reliable service. They provide me with a choice of options so I am able to consider not only what I can afford, but what is the best decision overall. I have never been let down but them, and for me, that is the most important thing of all. I recommend them to all of my friends, family and work colleagues. I have total trust in them whenever my car is taken in. A friendly, honest, reliable service!"
Great service very knowledgeable good honest service very good value
Our car was serviced at another garage and they completely messed it up! Was recommended to API and they did a great job sorting it for us. The car now runs and drives very well. Really friendly staff, highly recommended. A big thanks to Alec and the team.
Greg Grumpalees Lay
Can’t recommend enough. Replaced timing chain and tensioner on my tsi which is a pig of an engine to work on, price was very fair and Arek even did the alternator belt as noticed it needed doing when was off (never been changed car @ 60k so definitely
Needed changing) - nice guy and showed pictures before and after - problem solved, engine saved and will definitely be using him for future works.