Welcome to Schneider Autohaus
Locally owned and operated, Schneider Autohaus opened in 2009 to provide professional service and repair for European cars and reduce the distance owners had to travel for quality, expert repairs. Today, we are proud to serve many loyal customers and offer services for all makes and models, foreign and domestic.
Your vehicle is an important investment
Our shop is based in Florence, AL and welcomes customers from throughout the area. We are proud to employ a team of factory-trained, ASE Certified technicians and our shop is well-equipped with the latest technology to ensure we can offer total preventive maintenance services. Your vehicle is an important investment — it is our goal to help you spend less time in the shop and more time on the road.
Schneider Autohaus was originally located on Royal Avenue, in the former home of Bruce Automotive Center, which opened in 1967. After a fire destroyed this shop, we relocated to our current location on Florence Boulevard. We were fortunate to reopen a month after the fire, and we are thankful to our loyal customers who continue to choose our repair facility.
Meet Our Owner
Born and raised in California, James (Jim) Schneider’s early life was filled with fun opportunities. Growing up, he seemed to attract to anything with wheels and was interested in what made them work. This love extended to aircraft, which lead to him serving for four years in a Naval Fighter Squadron, where he performed aircraft maintenance on an aircraft carrier. This experience taught Jim the importance of proper maintenance and getting the job done right the first time.
After his service in the United State Navy, Jim attended a two-year trade school to round out his education and become an automotive service professional. He has worked in the trade for over 40 years and has been in business for himself since 2000. He and his family relocated to the Shoals in late 2007 to escape the congestion and rat race of Southern California.
For his first two years in Alabama, Jim spends time outside of the automotive industry, meeting folks and seeking out opportunities in underserved areas for business. What he found was one of the most significant underserved areas — service for European cars— was the one he knew best. This lead to him opening Schneider Autohaus in 2009 to help fill the gaps and provide car owners with the services they need and deserve.
Here for All Your Automotive Repair & Maintenance Needs
We have had nothing but unbelievable success since opening our shop and are thankful for all of our great customers. No matter what is wrong with your vehicle, our team has the skills, knowledge, and experience to diagnose and fix the problem. It is our goal to provide repairs which fit into your schedule and budget, so we offer special financing options, as well as a shuttle service.