Hjorth's Motor Pro Garage

  • 4.0 of 5 stars
1 reviews

739 Folger Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710, us

(510) 845-9986

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
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They are always honest
4.0/5
They are competent
4.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.0/5
They are always honest
4.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
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I would recommend this mechanic to others
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They fix the problem the first time
4.0/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
3.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.0/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
2.0/5
Jul 18, 1999
I have been driving Alfa's for about 20 years, now; always as daily transport, I might add (they're pretty robust, simple designs,after all)! None of these cars have been pampered pets, either - I've been anfull-time pro guitar/bass repairman & builder all this time, so you can guess how much dough I've had to throw at these cars... not much! All this time, Jaan's been a rabid enthusiast for Abatrths, Alfas, and other old Italian crocks - his final project for his engineering degree was to fully "Abarth- ize" a Fiat 850 2-door sedan - working under the watchful eke of the semi-legendary Marvin Collins, the head mechanic/owner of "Fred'z Autogofast", THE premier underground Aston/Alfa/Lancia high performance/repair shop in the east bay (San Francisco) area. Now, 20 years later, Jaan has his own shop and is continuing the Fred'z tradition of expert, reasonably priced work, on a variety of interesting cars, both old and recent. I recently had Jaan re-build the transaxle in my Fiat X1/9; I sourced all the parts, including American "Timkin" brand timkin (tapered roller) bearings to use in place of the crap-o SKF OE bearings, new clutch & slave-cylinder, seals & gaskets, etc., and Jaan re-did the trans., checked the flywheel & rear main-seal, R&R'd the clutch slave cyl., finished up a couple of other little things pending in the engine bay (this X1/9's going to be a serious hot-rod); all for around $850.!! Fantastic! Plus, he's capable of dealing with some truly maddening, insanely complex problems - I watched him correctly diagnose and correct a nightmarish fuel- metering/delivery problem on a carberated Maserati Bi-Turbo (some of you may know what that represents)! This guys good! The main down-side: he doesn't work more than he feels like (this is his main passion, however - he works quite a lot), so he's probably not the best guy for getting your car up-and-running for tomorrows commute, but then who commutes in a '60's Abarth?

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