Griffin Motorwerke Incorporated

  • 3.8 of 5 stars
7 reviews

1485 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, us

(510) 524-7447


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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)
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 20, 2004
Owner Terry Griffin and mechanics James and Kato have worked on two VWs of mine for over three years now. They are extremely knowledgeable and have recommended timelines for other maintanence and repair issues. They do quality work but I didn't pay that much more for it, certainly not what dealers charge. Terry told me how much he paid for the parts that were needed. Most importantly, I trust them.
Mar 09, 2005
Excellent performance work. They used to take more time than promised because Terry would always do a minor thing ASAP. They've recently taken over a larger space down the street, in addition to the old one, which has pretty much got rid of the time overrun issue. Hourly rate is on par with other high quality shops in the S.F. Bay area.
May 05, 2005
I wanted to learn how to change my own fuel filter, and James took an hour to walk me through the entire thing. They are all extremely competent, understanding and fun and they get the job done honestly and quickly. When I needed my tires replaced, Terry pointed out a web site where they had great tires for much less than other places and I bought the tires online, had them shipped put on in no time. I saved at least $200. They have all the new machinery too, I definitely feel my car is in good hands.
Nov 06, 2011
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Nov 06, 2011
Jul 15, 2009
Terry Griffin (shop owner) is gruff, but a good guy. His shop does great work, even with complicated problems. They are willing to do everything from basic preventive maintenance to major work on custom cars. The only serious knock on them is that their prices are a bit steep. However, it is often true that you get what you pay for, and they live up to that saying in my book.

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