Over the years we have had two VOLVOS and three BMWs serviced at Precision Motors with a great level of satisfaction.
Erich is the most conscientious, communicative, fair and honest Mechanic that we have dealt with. He manages his business well. His level of service and Pricing is what keep us coming back. Precision Motor makes maintaining our cars Headache-free and affordable. We continue to recommend Erich and Precision Motors to all of our friends and colleagues who own European Cars..
Steven Borg-Bank Manager
Our customers are our business partners. We earn our customers trust by providing them with expert advice about needed repairs and offering them the options that best meet their needs and goals. We believe in a long term business relationship with our partners and we will do anything possible to satisfy your needs. We do not offer low price services that do not cover our cost just to lure customers into our shop. Do the math, shops that do business like that need to make up for the lost revenues by either overcharging for other jobs or up-selling unneeded repairs.
We believe in superb service at a fair price and that is what we are committed to providing to you.
Our team consists of only trained technicians (mostly European trained and certified) with experience. We believe that your vehicle deserves only the best and it is our goal to maintain and repair your car with the same high standard as it was built.
Not only do we have the necessary knowledge and literature, we have state of the art diagnostic tools, so we can work on anything from your old-timer to your brand new car.
We take pride in our workmanship and we go the extra mile to serve you the fastest and most convenient way possible.
Erich Horat was born and raised in Switzerland. At sixteen, after finishing high school, he began his education as an automotive technician and he started an apprenticeship at a new car dealership. After 4 years, he graduated and passed the state exam. After that, he worked as a technician for several new car dealerships while also continuing his education to become a certified automotive diagnostician, passing the state exam successfully after two and a half years of study. He then went to work as a volunteer at the Swiss Technical Trade School, the top school for automotive education, and studied to become a master technician. Erich graduated and passed the state exam with excellence after 18 months of study in 1995. After that, he worked for new car dealerships as a service advisor and shop foreman. He also worked as a teacher and instructor at the trade school to educate automotive apprentices.
In December 1996, Erich came to the Bay Area for an 18 month job assignment at a shop specializing in the rebuilding of Mercedes-Benz and ZF transmissions. Little did he know that the Bay Area would become his permanent home. Since then, Erich has worked for Import Motors and Germany’s Best Inc., starting as a technician, becoming shop foreman, service manager, general manager and partner.
In the meantime, Erich has added ASE certifications A1 to A8, L1 and Service Advisor to his list of licenses and degrees. He is a certified ASE Master technician, Enhanced Engine Performance technician and he also holds the Enhanced Smog technician license.
Erich’s vast experience and knowledge is widely recognized throughout the Bay Area. It doesn't come as a surprise that several other independent shops and used car lots regularly use Erich’s expertise and knowledge to help them with their customers’ car problems.