Bob's Volvo-Toyota Specialist

  • 4.2 of 5 stars
26 reviews

2705 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, us

(510) 548-7140


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
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)
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 12, 2000
good fast service,best prices in berkely
Dec 12, 2000
they fixed my volvo when the dealer could not. thanks bobs
Dec 12, 2000
First off I want to start by saying I could not answer the question "They respond well when they screw something up" Cause I never experienced that at Bob's. Bob and his gang of experts are always a pleasure to deal with. I find this fact very refreshing. Do you have a place on your site to recommend for people not to take their cars to? This is great cause Bob and small operations like his need a venue like this to get the good word out about them. Bob and his guys are always fair and accurate when it comes to their quotes. As a woman who never really knew much about cars except, pumping my own gas and cleaning my windshield. Bob has taught me a thing or two, to help me keep my car in great running condition. I also need to tell you that you guys make me laugh loud and hard every Saturday or Sunday. "Thanks" Sincerely Colette Swim
Nov 07, 2011
Aug 11, 2004
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They are the only place I take my Volvo. I went to them even when I lived in Oakland, because they do a good job and are always nice to me and take the time to explain what's going on with my car.
May 24, 2001
Bob was extremely reasonable with me, and working out the details of a major repair. It would take alot for me not to use him as my regular mechanic. He is an extremely respectable individual who runs a great shop. Thx-Tim
Jul 13, 2001
Bob's has been great to deal with! They tell you up front what you need, and don't try to fix what isn't busted. I had them check the brakes on our Toyota due to some metal on metal sounds. Most shops would have simply told me to replace the shoes and probably the rotors needed turned, but Bob's told us the truth- our pads still had over 30% of the lining intact. They also treat women the same as men. anks Bob's!
Oct 15, 2002
Bob and his staff probably raised an eyebrow (or two) when I cruised in with my shiny and dog friendly 1986 Volvo wagon with over 350,000 miles on the original engine. Then they went to work, giving me fair estimates and an honest evaluation of her "seaworthiness." Because they respect and admire many of the older models, and have many years of experience with them, I'm going to keep the wagon for as the body, major parts and Bob's expertise will allow. I ESPECIALLY like the fact that they use Volvo parts and drive Volvos themselves. Under the "mechanic headaches" category of my own, they rate highly for providing transit shuttles for working professionals and for working well with women. I can't evaluate them yet on goofs or consistency, since I've only see them twice. To Bob and folks at the shop: Without hesitation, I'll recommend you to my friends and colleagues. Cheers.
Nov 07, 2011

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