Fifth Street Garage

  • 4.5 of 5 stars
5 reviews

431 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94607, us

(510) 893-9988


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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)
Jun 10, 2004
I highly recommend Fifth Street Garage after using several chain operations in the past. Everyone I've dealt with there (mostly Stan the owner) is very friendly and professional and made me feel completely comfortable. Sometimes I feel that they are almost too honest about not charging me for things I would have had no problem paying for.
Nov 07, 2011
Mar 29, 2005
I was referred to this shop by another mechanic whom I trust, but whose shop specialized in something other than what I wanted done. I only had one experience with him, but Stan, the owner, is smart, nice, honest, efficient, experienced, and does a lot of extra stuff that you didn't ask for and he doesn't charge for. A thoroughly pleasant experience in a frequently unpleasant world.
Sep 27, 2005
I met Stan, the owner of 5th Street Garage the first time I brought the car in. I knew right away I had made a good decision. Found his shop through Car Talk. Stan is honest, knowlegable and funny. I had a good time. Sounds weird, but I was comfortable leaving my car there and jnew he would do a good job. Just had a feeling. He did allot of needed work on the vehicle, and I got it back quick, runs beautifully and the price was right. I highly reccomend the 5th Street Garage. Truth be told, the best experience I have ever had with a mechanic. Stan is the man. Mark Erickson 9/26/05 Oakland, Ca
Oct 18, 2007
Used them the first time when my battery just died on a Saturday. Took the little red wagon over and came back with a battery. Seemed like a good place, so I've taken our car there for regular servicing ever since. The one problem I had was periodic misfiring. When I took the car in it hadn't happened for awhile, and the computer didn't show a problem. They said to come back when it occurred again. Sure enough, went back, plugged in the computer, and found the problem (one cylinder not always firing). The car is a Camry six cylinder, and three of the spark plugs are very difficult to reach. Turns out the lead was loose on one cylinger, way in the back under a bunch of stuff. Took about an hour to figure this all out. No charge (since they'd done the last service, seems only right. But nice anyway.)

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