We are open during the Coronavirus shelter in place!

As we are considered an “essential business”, we will be open during the shelter in place. Having your vehicle ready when you need it is a necessity to your safety and wellbeing.

We are back to our regular hours, Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 5:15 pm.

We will no longer be accepting cash, credit and atm cards only.

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We are busy, in an effort to accommodate our customers

We are looking to add to our already incredible team.

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Berkeley Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM

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Prius owners, protect your catalytic converter. We are an authorized installer of Cat Security. Please give us a call to find out more or to set up an appointment.
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Your Quality Berkeley Auto Repair

We are the leading Independent Auto Repair Shop in Berkeley specializing in Volvo, Toyota, Subaru and Lexus including hybrids such as Prius, and Scion repair. We are proud to serve you, and the rest of the community. For over thirty years, we have taken pride in our solid customer service, and consistently reliable work.

We have current factory diagnostic systems for all of the cars we service. Our five mechanics are conscientious professionals who will keep your car purring. We offer, customer-friendly service and repair. In business since 1981, we love dealing with the customers in our area. Quality and honesty are our strengths.

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Our highly qualified technicians have proven themselves and continue to strive for perfection. We are near BART, bus, and Berkeley Bowl. We want to be your one stop shop, and can ensure that you will be leaving happy and satisfied with the work that we do. We guarantee that with our 1 year or 12,000 mile warranty. You will drive your car out of our shop confident that it has been properly serviced or repaired.

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what people say about us

The best, most reliable, honest, garage in Berkeley. The staff is super nice and incredibly knowledgeable. You know you are getting top notch service when you leave your car with them!
5 star review by Lorrie G.

services WE OFFER

scheduled Maintenance
Alternator REPAIR
suspension repair
Timing Belts
Computer Diagnostic
Cooling System
Exhaust and Mufflers

Urgent alert regarding catalytic converter thefts

Recently, we have seen an alarming number of Prius that has been targeted in Berkeley and outlying areas.This comes at a cost of about $3,000.00 dollars to replace the missing parts. We have provided a link to a news story on KTVU... Read More

Specializing in Volvo, Lexus, Scion, Toyota and Subaru including Hybrids

Independent Auto Repair Shop in Berkeley specializing in Volvo, Toyota, Subaru and Lexus including hybrids

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