Peter's Automotive Service

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

1745 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94703, us

(510) 845-1885


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Mar 16, 2001
After being gouged by Toyota dealers, ripped off fly-by- nighters, it was a real pleasure to meet Peter. He is extremely intelligent, speaks to you with humor, and with noe of the condecension I've usually encountered from mechanics. I brought him a 1985 Toyota Camry for a 60,000 mile maintenance check and break repair.I'd couldn't estimates from about 7 mechanics before I went. Peter went through the list of what the high end mechanics were estimating and made it very clear what was and what was not needed. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His work was great. He also managed to fix a problem this car has had intermittently since I first owned it - a tendency to lose power on highway inclines and in a few instances conk out altogether. It involved cleaning the leads on the air filter plug. He didn't even charge me for that one!
Jul 17, 2005
I've been taking my 1990 Toyota Corolla to Peter since 1998 when I moved to Berkeley and was referred to him by a friend. I'm over 220K miles on the car and he has kept it working great over the years. He is about 7 or 8 blocks from North Berkeley BART and I think there are bus lines nearby. He has a helper in the shop now so that allows him to keep up with the load. What I like is he will talk to you about your car and what he needs to do to it. If it's not an urgent fix he'll explain that you could put it off for a while. If it is important he tells you that it should be done right away. I hope he sticks around and doesn't retire anytime soon!
Feb 10, 2006
I got the problem fixed on my 1991 Toyota MR-2 for $95 w/Peter when the dealership estimated the cost to be $700! I just wanted a simple patch up on the slip cover, not a complete rehaul. Bottomline: would I recommend Peter to everyone...I have....would I come back again, without a doubt.
Apr 12, 2007
I'm not sure I want to enter this, because I'm afraid he'll get too busy. I rather have Peter all for myself. But I need him only 2-3 times a year, so there. I usually buy used cars with more than 75,000 miles, but only those Peter can work on.
Nov 07, 2011
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Jan 26, 2009
I have had really good experiences since V, originally Peter's assistant, took over the shop.
Feb 02, 2010
We drive the car over from Alameda just to have Vee do the work. They are really good, really fast and very reliable.

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