Serving the Waterford community for over 20 years


Auto Repair in Waterford, MI

Auto Repair in Waterford, MI

Waterford European is a family owned business providing quality auto repair and a friendly family environment to the Waterford community for over 20 years. Visit our state-of-the-art, full service auto repair shop where we specialize in domestic and foreign vehicle repair.

We are a fully equipped automotive repair facility. Trust our staff and Dennis Fitzpatrick, the Owner and ASE Certified Master Technician, with your car, truck, minivan or SUV today! Our goal is to provide you with honest, quality service in a timely manner. We believe our customer’s needs and satisfaction come first.

Waterford European is committed to maintaining a highly ethical and sound business practice in order to meet and exceed our customers needs.

We aren’t just your local auto repair specialists, we’re your one stop automotive repair shop—from oil changes and tune ups, to brakes and suspension, we get it done right the first time; getting you back on the road safely and quickly.


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  • David Sims

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Dennis is very trustworthy and reliable. Always a fair price & have never had long wait time. They will always call you to discuss findings before they proceed. They will always stand behind their work. Had a timing belt changed out for precautionary maintenance & immediately had coil pack go out. Turned out it was just coincidental & had nothing to do with timing belt change out. Dennis felt bad for me & being my first occurrence of service at his shop he offered to change out coil pack labor at no charge to me just to keep me as a future customer. Will not go anywhere else now for future service. Good Folk here!

  • Kevin Armstrong

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    I must say I was impressed with Waterford European Auto Repair. I took my MINI in for brakes and they couldn't have been more of a pleasure to work with. Dennis even changed my oil using my supplied oil and only charged like $12.00 Great alternative to high-priced dealership repairs. I WILL BE BACK!!!!!

  • Ramon Rosario

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Denny has taken care of my three Saabs, a VW, a BMW and on occasion a Mountaineer over the last 20 yrs. I trust him 100%. Always does a great job and have recommended him to many friends. Thanks Denny Ramon

  • Ruth Agyeman

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Very respectful n speedy service

  • Maurice Evans

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    there's no other mechanic like Dennis he runs a very clean professional shop and he does the work he said he's going to do a very reasonable price

  • Stan Man

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Only mechanic I've ever trusted which is hard to say for a majority now a days. Very honest in the work they do Dennis is very pleasant to work with and knowledgeable only place I'd take my import or domestic too.

  • Matt S

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Honest and knowledgeable. Quickly diagnosed the issue with my ML and did not try to sell unnecessary repairs. I will recommend this shop in the future.

  • Sophia Contoguris

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    5 Stars!

  • Lincoln Brousseau

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Dennis and his team are hard working, honest, and full of integrity. Doubt, you can find a better mechanic shop. Top notch work ethic. They have done awesome work on my VW TDI, Jag, and Audi vehicles.

  • Joe Miller

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Can't say enough about helpful Dennis was. Drove home from Chicago for the holiday and as I pulled out of my parking spot I noticed something blue had been leaking out of my car. Even though he was shutting down the shop for Thanksgiving, Dennis made the time to take a look at my car and he fixed the leaking coolant for a fair price.

  • Vincent Crudo

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I wish I would have found Dennis and Waterford European long ago. My MB 03 SL500 had a suspension failure last year and it was not drivable, a friend told me about Dennis service and that I could trust him to do good work at a fair price. He did both and now I'm back driving my favorite ride !!!! Thank you Dennis !!!!

  • Brian S

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Always do good work and do it right.

  • Brian Burleson

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    My daily driver is Chrysler minivan and I work at a domestic car dealership, but my fun leisure car is a 1994 BMW 325i. Dennis recently diagnosed and repaired several lingering problems on it at a very fair price. The car drives as well as it did years ago and I'm very pleased! If you're considering car repairs I give this business my highest recommendation!

  • andrei domasin

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I brought in my 2001 Audi TT to Waterford European after having a couple issues that my local mechanic cannot fix, since they do not specialized on european cars. Dennis was the one that helped me, he is very helpful and knowledgeable about the problems my TT was having. He also has the best prices in town, I have called other european mechanics in the area and they charge way more for the same fix. The price that he gave you is the price that you will pay when the job is done, so you can rest easy that there are no surprises there. With me being a full time student and very limited money to spend on repairs, this helped me a lot. As for how fast the job was done. I dropped of my car in the afternoon, and was able to pick it up the next day. This was for an A/C compressor so this was not an easy job, and I think they handled it reasonably well. Overall I definitely recommend Waterford European if you have an Audi, BMW, Benz or any car for that matter for quality repairs that will not break the bank. Thanks again Dennis, will be coming back again in a few months to get the other issues fix once I have the money.

  • Sherri Coppinger

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    BEST SHOP EVER been taking my audi there for years after finding out that the shop around the corner was ripping me off. Dennis has fixed everything from electric, engine and suspension. he has'the prices of anywhere else and the most honest guy you will meet. I WON'T GO ANYWHERE ELSE

  • t bee

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    HONEST!!! HONEST, HONEST, and HONEST! First word that comes into my mind about Dennis and Waterford European. I've spent many years looking for someone and some place who my knowledge of cars confirms to be an honest person and this is the place! I have been taken advantage of many times so I know how it happens and why it happens. I have four Volvos, an 850, a 740, a 940 and a 240, three Mercedes, a C32, a C55 and a G-Wagen, a Miata, an Oldsmobile, three Jeeps, a Saab 900 Turbo, so quite an automotive array and test of their skills. They have never let me down! A Volvo story: I called all over about a hard shifting problem for my Volvo -- everyone was dying to sell me a new transmission, motor mounts, new car... Jerome had the car for a day and determined it was a forty dollar adjustment at the gear shift lever... my point is, I am old enough to remember when mechanics spent time and really tried to diagnose problems, not just throw parts at the problem the way they do now. Dennis even helps me through my attempts at being a junior mechanic and lets me know if I'm on the right track or if I should abort the mission. This is the greatest shop in town, if not the state, no doubt about it!!! He deserves all the good customers he can collect, and I am compelled to let everyone know that I have spent so much money and lived long enough to find out afterwards that I was summarily taken absolute advantage of in the past AT OTHER PLACES, so I know what it feels like. Dennis has proven to me that great people and great mechanics still exist! I am so lucky to have found him. With Dennis, I can let my guard down and know that he wants to properly fix my car, period! If I were a mechanic, I would aspire to have a shop just like Waterford European! I just cannot say enough good things about them!

  • A Hatten Center for Instruction

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    5 Stars!

  • Shyju Jose

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Excellent place. Always honest and fair pricing. The owner Dennis always quotes me way less than the dealer who charges an arm and leg on anything for my Audi Q7. The best part is they know what they are doing. The only downside is finding the place, it is somewhat hidden in an industrial area. But it is totally worth it.

  • Jennifer Bresler

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    My whole family takes their cars to Waterford European. Denny is the best, we trust his work and the prices are always fair. I'd highly recommend the shop to anyone!

  • Robert Mancuso

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    5 Stars!

  • Robert DeLong

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I needed a wheel bearing replaced and did some research on which shop to go to. I chose Waterford European because of reviews I have read and the very fair price. Now it's time to tell you about my experience. It was AMAZING! Dennis was very knowledgeable and gave me a fair deal. The repair was quick and I received updates regularly without asking. My car is now quiet with a new bearing and I am very satisfied. I would definitely recommend these guys because not only do they know what they are doing, but are some of the friendliest people I have ever talked to at an auto repair shop. Two thumbs up!

  • Neeraj Bhagat

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I've been taking my cars (European,and Domestic) to Waterford European since 2001 and have been very happy with the quality service and fair prices. Always get a list of "Nice to do's" "Don't need yet" and "Must have's" I've referred all my family and friends to this shop.

  • Joe Neal

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Best shop i've ever worked with (for my Saab 900 and Mercedes C32), they deal with you like they'd deal with their own mother, that is they fix what needs fixing instead of replacing entire systems, and their prices are fair and they know what they're doing. Had one instance where Dennis worked hours on a problem, couldn't figure it out and instead of starting to throw parts at it he admitted he couldn't do it and recommended a dealer (who took a week to figure it out), PLUS he didn't charge for the time he spent troubleshooting. Don't know how I lucked into finding these guys but I hope the rest of the world doesn't find out about them too soon and bump me...

  • Chris Huismann

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I've been going to Denny for all things automotive since 1996 and all I can say is that he is the nicest, most honest, and best mechanic I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. I know that when I have an issue with one of my cars, I can trust him explicitly. He has worked on a BMW, an Audi, a Saab, an Olds and a Mercury for me and every time his work is of the highest quality. Denny and his wife Diane are like old friends now and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. And a special shout out to Brian for all of his good work over the years.

  • Charler Miller

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Quality dependable service. Our family has used Waterford European for over 14 yeas for both our BMW and Buick Century both 14 year old and running great. Fair and reasonable they have our implicit trust.

  • Michelle Richardson

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    I have been going to European Auto for years and I always get the best service. They are truly honest, not charging for what isn't broken and always so helpful. Their prices are reasonable and the service is top notch. I recommend every one I know to this place! They are the best auto shop I have ever gone to. As a woman, I feel comfortable taking my vehicles to them. They don't talk down to me and answer my questions. Don't hesitate taking your vehicle to these guys!

  • Roy Aman

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    Waterford European is the only place I'll take my Mercedes for any mechanical issue. They are trustworthy and that is all I need to say when it comes to mechanics/garages. Everyone has had a bad car repair experience. Won't happen here. Dennis is honest and hardworking and wants to ensure your satisfaction. He has done it many times for me. Keep up the great work guys.

  • A Google User

    5 Star Review Rating

    Google Reviews
    If you are looking for a good mechanic, service and place that won’t overcharge you or sell you parts or repairs you don’t need, look no further. Just had my Lexus serviced by Waterford European, what a great service! Before bringing my car to WE I was told by Lexus dealership that the break caliper pins were stuck and I needed to buy and install new caliper assembly. Dennis was able to release the pins and didn’t even charge me for it. I definitely feel confident letting these guys work on my car. Great job! Thanks!

  • Kim Groomes

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    About 15 years ago, I went to Pontiac Lake Service with a Mercedes Benz problem. They couldn't solve it and referred me to Dennis at Waterford European. Dennis didn't know me from Adam, but dropped what he was doing and dealt with my issue. His skill, knowledge, and integrity are mind blowing. I've never gone anywhere else for service since that day. His work is great and his advice has always been spot on. In this day and age, the chance of finding a person like Dennis Fitzpatrick is extremely rare.

  • James S.

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Found Dennis, Jeremy and Waterford European one-year ago and tried them...Wow, great work, honest, fair price! Fixed my expansion tank-works great! Fixed my fuel pump (same day I broke down on freeway) it works great! Fixed my headlight bulb-works great! AND, He stands behind his work!!! My headlight trim was slightly off, I stopped in to schedule a time to bring it back... He fixed it right then! This place is amazing and I'm never going anywhere else!!!

  • Craig Lamiman

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Dennis and his team has worked on my Volvo S-80 for many years and 3 other vehicles in my family with excellent service with great value. I highly recommend his team for any service you require. Craig Lamiman

  • Awni Qaqish

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    People you can trust with your car. I give them my car and let them fix whatever they think it needs without getting my approval.

  • Cheryl D.

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    I have had my Mercedes E320 to Dennis many times because I know he will be honest. I was told by someone who was changing the oil that a major repair was needed. When Dennis looked at it, he told the truth and the fix was much less expensive. Very trustworthy.

  • Bradley

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    After having much work done here over the years, I can confidently say that Waterford European is a place that you can trust. They work fast, they price fair, and time and time again they have been there with the right advice. I'm happy to know Waterford European is there when I have a problem!

  • Mike Pranke

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    I Would recommend Dennis and Waterford European Automotive to everyone I know! After a BAD experience with another local European repair shop, Dennis took care of our 05 BMW X5 for a fair price and did not try and charge us for problems they were not there. The highest compliment I can pay Dennis is the he is an HONEST man and they are far and few between anymore.

  • Brian Rogers

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    I'm a do it yourselfer but sometimes need to rely on the team at Waterford European when I can't figure it out, it's too cold outside or I just don't feel like doing it myself. They always do a great job, explain in detail what the repair and charge a fair price.

  • Dean Calvert

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Unquestionably the best place for auto maintenance in the city. I've been dealing with Dennis for over 10 years. Found him from my business partner, who had been dealing with him before that. I drive to Chicago every week, so auto maintenance is a BIG deal to me. I need to find things in advance, not be stuck on I 94. Charges are ALWAYS very reasonable, a LOT less than the foreign dealers, and it's a pleasure dealing with him. As someone else above said, in addition to fixing the specific problem, you ALWAYS get a list of things which need to be done, things which can wait, etc. The guy understands the value of a dollar....ours AND his! Dennis is simply the best...there is just no question about it. PS Just FYI - I think I had 400,000 miles on my last SAAB...courtesy of Waterford European.

  • Eric Oertel

    5 Star Review Rating

    Waterford European Customer Review
    Outstanding experience! I couldn't be more pleased. I drive a 1983 Mercedes 380SL that my father originally purchased new. It sometimes sits for years between uses. All kinds of unique problems arise. Paul and the team always properly diagnose, and provided timely repairs at a cost I find very reasonable compared with my past experiences with other mechanics, including the dealership. I wouldn't take it anywhere else. I may be moving and my first concern was of losing the expertise of Waterford European. Kudos!


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Some Of Our Services:

  • Auto Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Filters
  • Alternators
  • Anti-lock Brakes
  • Axles
  • Batteries
  • Belts
  • Cabin Air Filters
  • Check Engine Light
  • Clutch Repair
  • Computer Scanning
  • Cooling Systems
  • Electrical Work
  • Emissions
  • Engine Controls
  • Engine Repair & Rebuild
  • Exhaust System
  • Fluid Checks
  • Flushing
  • Fuel System
  • Heating System
  • Hose Replacement
  • Ignitions
  • Imports
  • Inspections
  • Light Replacement
  • Mufflers
  • Oil Changes & Lube
  • And More!

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Our Location:

4895 Highland Rd. Ste B
Waterford, MI 48328

248-674-4730


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BUSINESS HOURS:
Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat - Sun: (Closed)

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