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Berkeley Bob’s Auto Repair names winner and gives away the Romance Basket!!!

Berkeley Bob’s Auto Repair names winner and gives away the Romance Basket!!!

The lucky winner of that wonderful Romance Basket put together by Shelby for our February promotion is Randy from Oakland.  We held the drawing on the afternoon of Friday the 26th.   Melissa pulled the winning ticket from a drum filled with almost 600 entries while our auto repair techs, Keith and Abe cheered (well, sort off).  Watch the video below.   We want to thank all the Berkeley Bob’s customers that participated.  Better Luck next year

Cooling System Repair in Berkeley

Cooling System Repair in Berkeley Does your cooling system need auto repair? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place, as the auto mechanics at Berkeley Bob's in Berkeley are ready and willing to get your cooling system performing in tip-top shape. Leave the service and repair of your cooling system to the team of qualified technicians at Berkeley's Bob.   Your cooling system is responsible for three main functions. First, it will remove any excess heat from your engine. Second, your cooling system will maintain your engine's temperature so it can operate most efficiently. Finally, your cooling system will also bring your engine up to the right operating temperature as quickly as possible. Your cooling system has an important job. At Berkeley Bob's in Berkeley, it is our job to make sure that your cooling system continues to function correctly, and we take our role very seriously.   Berkeley Bob's in Berkeley will perform a thorough insp ... read more

Honda Repair in Berkeley, CA

Honda Repair in Berkeley, CA Hondas are sleek, reliable, easily maneuverable, and attractive, which is why we believe maintaining your car with a regular auto repair schedule is valuable.  At Berkeley Bob's in Berkeley, CA our auto mechanics understand how you feel, so we strive to provide you with honest, quality Honda service and repair. Our team of certified professionals in Honda service and repair are experts in Honda auto repair. If you are looking for routine maintenance or any form of Honda service and repair, look no further than Berkeley Bob's auto repair shop. Our auto mechanics are factory trained to perform all Honda services and repairs on every model, including the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Honda CR-V, Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Fit, Honda Ridgeline, Honda CR-Z, Honda Pilot, the Honda Insight and more. With Berkeley Bob's on your team, you'll feel secure knowing our ASE-certified auto mechanics use original equipment and quality parts for ... read more

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Auto Repair in Berkeley, CA

Auto Repair in Berkeley, CA Berkeley Bob's is your one-stop auto repair shop in Berkeley, CA, for your Volvo, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Volkswagen, Audi, Subaru, Kia, and Hyundai. Our highly trained ASE certified auto mechanics are your comprehensive experts in auto repair in the greater bay area. Do you have a hybrid that needs service? We specialize in those too. Our team is knowledgeable in electric car and hybrid service and truly pride ourselves in troubleshooting and servicing your gas-powered vehicle.  We at Berkeley Bob's love to focus on routine service and  maintenance as well as brick and mortar repairs such as shocks, struts, and cv axles; no job is too big or too small for us. At Berkeley Bob's, we're happy to take care of all your auto repair needs from tires to transmission. We offer full-spectrum auto repair, diagnostic services and state-of-the-art digital visual inspections. You can stay informed throughout your vehicle's repair proc ... read more

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Volvo Leads in Technological Innovation According to JD Power

Volvo received highest Innovation Index ranking among all automotive brands in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study. At Berkeley Bob’s, the premier Bay Area Independent Volvo repair shop we are delighted by this news. Berkeley Bob’s specializes in Volvo maintenance and repair services. Naturally being a Volvo specialist shop we are equipped with the VIDA tool in addition our owner Sean Stephens is an ASE Master Technician, but has also been invited by the Volvo of North America to write technical articles for Volvo Techtips – a premiere technical resource periodical distributed to independent Volvo specialists throughout the United States. We are lifelong Volvo enthusiasts and are thrilled with the results of JD Power research. We are looking forward to servicing the newer Volvos with all their innovations for decades to come.  In the meantime if the Volvo in your driveway needs a bit of TLC trust Berkeley Bob’s to handle the service ... read more

Hybrid Repair in Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA, is known as a socially responsible city, which is why hybrids and Berkeley go hand in hand. Berkeley Bob's team of auto mechanics specializes in Hybrid service and repair to keep your hybrid operating at peak performance level, no matter your auto repair needs. Hybrid repairs come with their own set of challenges, which is why Berkeley Bob's auto mechanic team have taken specialized hybrid training courses to best serve you and your car. Our experienced team specializing in Hybrid service and auto repairs, focuses on safety and efficiency. They also provide complimentary inspections, including a performance and road test evaluation, to better be able to advise you with the condition of your car. Hybrids tend to be low maintenance vehicles but they still require regular oil change services, tire rotations, etc. At Berkeley Bob's, we recommend getting on a regular hybrid service and repair maintenance schedule. This will extend the life of your vehicle and help ... read more

Move over George Jetson…

Move over George Jetson…

       Since the 1960’s TV cartoon show The Jetsons first aired Americans have been dreaming about the possibility of cruising around in ground to sky vehicles.   The future is upon us and that dream has become closer to reality.  Behold the “Transition  Flying Car” from Terrafugia whose parent company is no stranger; Geely Holdings who owns Volvo Cars, Lotus Cars and China Euro Vehicle Technology.  Terrafugia started in 2006 by six MIT graduates is headquartered in Massachusetts but the company’s research and technology division happens to be here where no one does cutting edge better.          The two seater convertible flying machine is powered by a single 100hp 4 cylinder fuel injected internal combustion engine for flight made by Rotax, an Austrian company owned by Bombardier.  The drive mode utilizes hybrid electric motors probably similar in design to the Toyota Priu ... read more

VW to Sell ID Crozz Electric Crossover, Starting in 2020

VW to Sell ID Crozz Electric Crossover, Starting in 2020

Volkswagen announced that it will sell its new electric crossover – ID Crozz – in the United States staring in 2020. ID Crozz is a mid-sized crossover about the size of 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan.  The range is touted to be about 300 miles, not too shabby!  It’s also supposed to be capable of an 80% capacity charge in just 30 minutes using a 150-kilowatt CCS fast charging. Not much else is known about the car at this time.  We will keep you informed of future developments. Volkswagen has really jumped into the electric car market with its ID.3 (we blogged about it couple of months ago), now with their ID Crozz compact crossover and its plans to have production capacity of over 20 million electric cars per year by 2028. In the meantime, you can still service and repair your conventional Volkswagen at the Berkeley Bob’s auto repair shop. We remain committed to servicing gasoline engine Volkswagens while we tool up and train for the new crop of all-el ... read more

NEW for 2020!

NEW for 2020!

  NEW for 2020! Cruise in and try out the new coffee station in the customer waiting area at Berkeley Bob’s.  Our little green friend is overjoyed!  You will be to as you brew yourself a fresh, hot cuppa joe to sip while we do the paperwork

Barnacle vs Boot

Barnacle vs Boot

Heard about the Barnacle? It’s a device that is quickly making the boot obsolete.  The boot has been used in the Midwest and on the East Coast as a driving deterrent for non-ticket paying drivers. Attached to the car’s wheel the boot restrains the wheel from rotating and forces the car to be towed away rather than driven.  The Barnacle attaches to the car’s windshield with two pumps and it’s deters driving by obstructing the drivers view of the road.  The device is impossible to pull off as it resists hundreds of pounds of pulling pressure.  Also a siren will blare if someone attempts to drive the car with the device installed.  The Barnacle is user friendly.  Just call the phone number on the device, pay the outstanding tickets and you’re given a magic code which unlocks the Barnacle.  The driver then leaves the unlocked Barnacle on the sidewalk to be retrieved by parking enforcement.   The need for the car to ... read more

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