Berkeley Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:25 PM
5

I am 50 years old and the last driver on 4 of the 6 or so cars I've owned. I've never sold a car and *only* totaled 2. And I am NOT easy on my cars, which results in A LOT of post warranty repair over the years. I have YET to receive *consistently* good service from dealerships so I seek independent shops and I can honestly say that, from a personal list of what must be more than 20 or 30 shops, the Model Garage is probably the best shop I have ever had the pleasure of discovering. From the quality of the people to the quality of the work on my vehicles, I cannot say enough about how happy both my wife and I continue to be with the Model Garage and their excellent staff.

Jorge, thanks for the nice words and for allowing us to work on your vehicles. We appreciate your faith! The Model Garage Team

- The Model Garage
5

Always bring my Matrix here. This most recent repair came in under budget and, as always, was turned around very quickly. Yea! Always a pleasure to deal w/ the Model Garage folks.

5

Fast and friendly

5

Took in our 2016 Volvo XC70 because of a weird transient rattling noise in the front left of the car. Sounded like some nuts and bolts being shaken in a can...or something. Model Garage test drove the car and said there was definitely something not as usual, and suggested I take it to the dealer for service since the car was under warranty. Took car to dealer, who said they couldn't hear anything. Got the car back and of course the noise continued to intermittently occur. Took it back to Model Garage today and asked them to take a crack at it. They kept the car for several hours, pulled off the left front wheel, and found a little 3 inch piece of wood that had somehow flipped into the wheel / brake space and was trapped there. Everytime it bounced into the spinning wheel/brake it would be spun off at high speed and rattle around in that little "box," including bouncing off a thin plate that shields that area. Made a hell of a racket. Nice diagnosis! Charged me a reasonable amount for the time, odd problem fixed. Another win for Model Garage. These guys are good. Patronize them.

Hi Phil, Thanks for the nice words, we're glad the mystery has been solved! The Model Garage Team

- The Model Garage
5

Great service!

5

Once again the wonderful mechanics at Model Garage quickly analyzed the problem with my car and fixed it in less than a day. I depend on them and they never disappoint.

5

Model garage has been taking care of our 1979 and 1995 Volvos for years, way back to the early days of the garage. They have kept them in perfect working order, they have always have them for us when promised, and we calculate that over the years we have saved thousands thanks to their excellent service.

Thank you Karen, we've enjoyed taking care of your fleet and hope to continue to do so for many years! The Model Garage Team

- The Model Garage
5

As always very friendly, professional and car runs great.

5

Model garage let me bring my car in just before closing and had it repaired and ready to go by noon the next day (underside needed a new cover). As usual, they were quick, efficient, friendly, and competent.

5

The service was excellent!