Looking for good auto repair shops in Berkeley?

Looking for good auto repair shops in Berkeley?

Good auto repair shops are hard to find

Our reputation has grown by word of mouth for 35 years now. We never sell unnecessary repairs or cut corners to make an extra buck; we want you to be our customer for years to come.  Some shops might turn you upside down and shake you once you’re in the door, but not here at Art’s Automotive. See all the glowing reviews and commentary below, and remember: if you’re happy with your service, spread the word! If there’s a problem, let us know! We want you to be happy with the work we do. We are humans with real feelings, and we sometimes make mistakes. Give us the opportunity to right the wrong!

Best Mechanic in Berkeley!

While we could toot our own horn, it’d probably be more believable coming from someone else 🙂 Below are some kind people who’ve had nice things to say about us. Thanks kind people! I hope we will continue to make you happy. Just so you know, it make us feel good when people thank us, so if you’re happy let us know. If not, we need to know that too so we can improve.


yelp great reviews Read more reviews here.

blankArt’s is great. They plan on you being a repeat customer (because of their awesome treatment and skilled mechanics) so they don’t have a reason to try and rip you off or try and get you to do repairs that you don’t need yet. I started going to Art’s when I got my first car, and I did so because my mother started going to Art’s in the 80’s and has been going since. When I bought my most recent car, I was reluctant to get a car that Art’s didn’t repair because I didn’t want to have to find another mechanic. Anyway, I totally trust Art’s and I can’t imagine taking my car anywhere else.blank

E M. from Yelp, in 2010

Berkeley Parents Network

berkeley parents network great reviews Read more reviews here

blankYou don’t need to take your car to a dealership for service. I take my Nissan to Art’s Automotive on San Pablo, 2 block’s north of Ashby. Art’s does a lot of Toyotas, too. Art’s is a very skilled and honest shop. They know the cars they work on well, they are professional and pleasant to work with. I’ve been taking my Nissan to them for 10 years. I took my Toyota to them before that. When I was looking for a car 10 years ago, I got a brand that I knew Art’s would work on. By the way, they also do work on Priuses. blank

Anon with Nissan from Berkeley Parents Network, in 2007

blankHow can I explain in a few words the passionate loyalty I, and so many others, have for this place? They are absolutely honest, smart about cars and ecolgy, kind and patient. Spend some time on their website . . . and you’ll get some idea of why they are so special. I’m fortunate in driving one of the Japanese car brands they work on. blank

Reviewer #112235 from Car Talk, in 2009

front office award wall

Considering bringing your car in? Please read our new customer orientation here on the site to get a sense of the way the shop functions. If you want to schedule an appointment, click here to find out how.

East Bay Express

best of the east bay 2010 Best of the East bay, Readers’ Choice: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

San Francisco Chronicle

best of the bay chronicle newspaper 2000 Best of the Bay: 2000

San Francisco Bay Guardian

best of the bay sf guardian 2009 Best of the Bay, Readers’ Choice: 2003, 2004, 2009

Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook

bay area consumer checkbook excellent choice Double Checkmarks, 90%+: 2001, 2005, 2008