(941) 925-8863
2321 Bee Ridge Road Rd. • Sarasota, Florida 34239

How AEA Selects Its Vehicles:

At AEA, we test drive each car we plan to make available to our customers, to determine its mechanical condition. Then we check the car's interior, exterior, mileage, and age. Excessive mileage and wear & tear on any vehicle will cause it to fail our standards and we won't offer it as part of our inventory. Lastly, we check the paint and body work for signs of previous body repair and frame or flood damage. At AEA, we DO NOT resell frame or flood-damaged vehicles to our customers. This IS NOT the caliber of vehicle we want to represent us.

We perform extensive tests of each vehicle's engine, transmission and drive axle, steering, front suspension, brakes, electrical system, electronic system, air conditioning, cooling system, interior, and assemblies and controls.

AEA WILL ONLY SELL A VEHICLE WE FEEL SAFE FOR OUR OWN FAMILIES TO USE. Our customers can be rest assured we are confident with the caliber of each vehicle at our facility.

Air Conditioning:

There are a lot of reasons why your auto air conditioning might not be cooling properly. That's why AEA has developed a multi-point diagnostic test for A/C systems. Our expert auto repair mechanics are equipped to check for leaks and repair car air conditioning systems so you can stay cool.

AEA has developed a multi-point diagnostic test for A/C systems. If your A/C system is not cooling properly, there could be a number of reasons for this. We are equipped to check for leaks and repair A/C systems from all major manufacturers.

Your automobile's air conditioning (A/C) system is divided into two sides, known as the high side and the low side. The compressor, beginning at the high side, functions like a pump, moving refrigerant through the system. The expansion valve, which begins at the low side, restricts refrigerant flow, lowering the pressure and the temperature of the refrigerant.

What to Watch for - Your air conditioning system has parts that require lubrication to avoid cracking, which can lead to system leaks. Running your air conditioner regularly - even during winter months - helps lubricate these components and is recommended for many vehicles. However, some new models eliminate the need for this. AEA recommends that you consult your owner's manual or visit our expert mechanics to get the right information for your vehicle.


Technicians at AEA are trained to service today's complex brake systems. We will:

  • We can inspect your vehicle's braking system to ensure that it is functioning properly or to diagnose a problem and offer suggestions and an estimate for repair. From brake pad replacement to servicing rotors to replacing brake cylinders to addressing Anti-Lock Brake System issues. AEA's Complete Auto Care provides full repair service for all your vehicle's brake components.

  • Additionally, we can perform routine maintenance as suggested by your vehicle's manufacturer. Most often this is a brake system flush, which involves the removal of air and moisture from brake lines and the replacement of brake fluid.

Whatever your vehicle's brake system needs, AEA can perform the service to help ensure its proper working condition. You can trust AEA for your vehicle's brake service maintenance and repairs.

Drive Line:

Service needed - Heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads cause gear oil to break down or to be contaminated, leading to lubrication failure and worn gears.

Solution - Remove and replace old worn-out lubricant from manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, transaxles, and transfer cases. Install gear oil or the additive package required for vehicle application.

Result - You’ll experience smoother gear-shifting, quieter operation and extended component-life, which will reduce major repair costs due to worn gears.



In 1970, the average car had only $25 worth of electronics. By 1981 the average car contained over $1,000 in electronics, and by 1996 it included over $3,500 in electronics! That figure is still rising.

Today, vehicles' computers operate everything from air conditioning, radios, air bags, alarm systems, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, ride control and cruise control to electronic digital and analog instrument panels, automatic transmissions and emission and engine controls. These computers can cost from $250 to as much as $1,500, depending on what we control!

Avoid unnecessary repair and parts costs! We have the latest computerized diagnostic equipment, a computerized information system, and experienced certified technicians who are trained to properly care for your car. Our complete computerized electrical analysis can save you money by correctly diagnosing your vehicle's problems right from the start. Make an appointment today!


Keep your engine working better longer. You can trust AEA for expert routine maintenance tune-ups and engine diagnostic services. We offer a range of special engine performance service packages to fit your specific needs, using only quality components.

Recommended for:

  • Vehicles that have not been recently serviced;
  • Have over 60,000 miles.;
  • Meet or exceed certain manufacturer’s recommended mileage intervals;
  • Idle rough or ping. Have poor acceleration or poor fuel economy.

Overheating Problems?:

At AEA, we will:

Change the thermostat - This pesky little component is a frequent cause of overheating. If your problem is sudden and severe, it may well be the root cause.

Check your circulation - Another frequent contributor to overheating. If the thermostat doesn't stop things up, your water pump might.

Give 50 percent - Incorrect water to antifreeze mixtures can cause your auto to overheat. A mixture that is lean on anti-freeze is often the culprit when the overheating is consistent.

Check for Slippage - Drive belts around the water pump can be another source of headaches. Even slight slippage in this area can lead to engine overheating on long trips and at high speeds.

Look for Leaks - Not to state the obvious, but look for any obvious leaks. Tell tale puddles beneath your car are a sure sign something's awry. Check that all your hose clamps are tight and replace damaged or leaking hoses right away.

Check your radiator cap - If you have the tools to check it, make sure your radiator cap is holding pressure. At lower pressures the boil temperature is also lower causing your car to overheat more quickly.

Check for internal leaking - If you are able, check your system using a cylinder pressurizing tool. If air leaks through you can be sure your coolant will as well.

Check Your Hoses - older hoses sometimes collapse from suction and can inhibit flow at higher speeds.


The AEA Reconditioned Service for an Automatic Transmission includes

  • A complete disassembly of your transmission
  • A thorough cleaning and inspecting of your transmission’s internal and external components by certified technicians.

From experience, AEA technicians know which parts always need to be replaced – generally those made from soft materials such as rubber or cork – and we’ll replace them with new, reconditioned, or rebuilt components.

This includes:

  • All gaskets and seals
  • Front and rear seal support or axle support bushings
  • Your transmission will be refilled with the appropriate new transmission fluid
  • All friction clutches
  • Your technician will rebuild your transmission to AEA quality standards to get you back on the road as quickly as possible

American European Auto can service any make and model.
We specialize though in BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo and Saab