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Yarnell's Service Center

81 Pioneer Way
Mountain View, CA 94041 650-969-9018

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I have been going to Yarnell's for more than 20 years, and still recommend... - Jan 22, 2021

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Price Simms Toyota Walnut Creek

2100 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-933-7440

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Services our Toyota. Great Service Advisor. - Nov 10, 2020

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Steve's Auto Care

11820 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530 510-237-3906

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Great to work with - will not oversell on services - Jan 26, 2021

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Berkeley Minicar

2498 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 510-841-1221

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I looked at Checkbook for a shop that rated tops in quality and price and that... - Feb 02, 2021

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Walnut Creek Autopros

1520 3rd Ave #A
Walnut Creek, CA 94597 925-933-1050

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Former owner Mike has retired and now run by long-time employee Jeremy, who... - Apr 25, 2021

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Art's Automotive

2871 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702 510-540-7093

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haven't compared prices lately. go to them cause they're so trustworthy - Apr 24, 2021

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Precision Auto Repair

164 Wyoming St #A
Pleasanton, CA 94566 925-462-7440

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Consistently good for decades. - Apr 27, 2021

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Foreign Affair

490 Perry Ct
Santa Clara, CA 95054 408-727-4884

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Really good service at reasonable price. Do not over sell unnecessary repairs... - Mar 31, 2021

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Toyota of Sunnyvale

898 W El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 408-245-6640

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Superior timely work on standard maintenance, not as good or timely on major... - May 02, 2019

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Magnussen's Toyota of Palo Alto

690 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-494-2100

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They have maintained my Avalon for over 20 years and I couldn't be more... - Apr 25, 2021

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Walnut Creek Honda

1707 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 925-934-0530

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Tendency to recommend work that does not need to be done yet or at all. - Feb 14, 2021

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Kuno's Japanese Auto Service & Repair

881 Douglas Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063 650-368-7445

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Excellent service. Does not perform unneeded services. I trust them. - Dec 09, 2020

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Toyota of Berkeley

2400 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704 510-845-2530

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Friendly staff, but you have to be careful as they will try to up-sell you... - Apr 15, 2018

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Downtown Auto Center

4145 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94611 510-547-4436

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Took our Prius in for a recall (airbags IIRC). The service writer... - Oct 20, 2020

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Olsen's Automotive Repair

6411 Brisa St
Livermore, CA 94550 925-447-4070

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Good service and a fair price. Much better than a dealer. - Oct 29, 2020

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Don & John's Automotive

1080 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 408-241-9999

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I took my 27 yr old Acura here for the first time. Tony was very knowledgeable... - Feb 24, 2021

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Michael & Co

380 Lincoln Ave
San Jose, CA 95126 408-286-2988

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Great job as usual. Solved all my unusual problems this visit. - Aug 19, 2020

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Bridgeway Service

3009 Ashby Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 510-549-0234

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One of the best auto repair shops in the Berkeley/Oakland area. - Apr 01, 2021

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Dana Meyer Auto Care

660 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA 94706 510-527-1938

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Intelligent responses to inquiries. Fine work completed. Knowledgable (been... - Apr 27, 2021

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Japanese Beetle

928 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94087 408-730-8900

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Have been getting my car maintained at Japanese Beetle for years. They're... - Nov 10, 2020

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

When your car breaks down or acts up, it’s a major inconvenience—and can be a major expense. That’s why finding a good mechanic or repair shop is so important. Our evaluations of hundreds of area shops will help you find great service and low prices.

Our price ratings of shops will help you find shops that charge fair prices. Don’t assume using a low-cost shop means having to accept low-quality work: We found that top shops are more likely to offer low prices as lousy shops.

If your car is still covered under a new-car warranty, you’ll want to use a dealership for repairs. But if your car is no longer under warranty, you’re probably best off using an independent shop.

While even the best body shops can't undo an accident, our ratings reveal that many shops will get your car back on the road without a hitch. But our ratings also reveal that some shops may compound your misery with lousy work.

Since insurance companies pay for most repairs, for most auto body repair customers price is less important than quality. But for work paid for by the customer, price is an important consideration.

Choosing a good shop is an important step toward obtaining quality service, but certainly not the only one. How you deal with your shop and, when you’re involved in accidents, with your insurer, are equally important.