Berkeley Auto Repair

(510) 548-7140
Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM, Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Closed For Lunch12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Front Shop Banner - Mar 2020-slideshow(727x288)


30 year banner


Prius Maintenance Services and Repair in Berkeley, CA

Toyota Prius vehicles are a remarkable design – except for regular maintenance they rarely require professional attention. Many a Prius have gone 200,000 miles or more with regular service. At Berkeley Bob’s we are Prius specialists, and can provide your vehicle with comprehensive maintenance services, as well as repairs, should your Prius need such.  Our nationally certified ASE technicians are equally comfortable working on gasolines engine as they are dealing with the high voltage system on a Prius including the battery. All our technicians have undergone extensive and continual hybrid vehicle training that allows them to perform any hybrid repairs your Prius may require.  Our family owned and operated Berkeley auto repair shop can offer your Prius a broad range of services including:  Factory Maintenance & Oil Services (particularly important since Prius vehicles are known for rapid oil consumption sometimes as much as 1 quart per 1000 miles drive ... read more

Volvo Looks to Lead in Autonomous Driving - Volvo Ride Pilot

As the automotive industry trends towards advancements in electric and autonomous mobility, Volvo looks to top of the competition. The Swedish automaker not only has one of the most ambitious electrification goals, but they have also recently unveiled their newest autonomous driving system. Known as Volvo Ride Pilot, the system looks to deliver a hands-free driving experience for years to come. Volvo Ride Pilot Undertaking the task in collaboration with technology partners Zenseact and Luminar, Volvo looks to standardize Level 3 autonomy with LIDAR. Zenseact, who spun off from Volvo itself, will handle the software involved. Luminar, a leader in LIDAR technology, will provide the system with its most critical hardware components.    In practice, a LIDAR system sends out thousands of laser pulses and measures the time it takes for them to return, allowing a detailed measurement of the surrounding area to be made in real-time. The Volvos system will include five radar sensor ... read more



Volvo Makes History – Entire Volvo Lineup Achieved American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick Plus”

Volvo Makes History – Entire Volvo Lineup Achieved American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick Plus”

Just a few days ago, Volvo XC40 Recharge has earned the TOP SAFETY PICK PLUS (TSP+) award making Volvo the only car maker to achieve this distinction across their entire product range. IIHS awards TSP+ status to vehicles that provide the highest level of safety. By April 2021 entire Volvo lineup achieved this distinction. Safety and Volvo have been synonymous for decades. Current models include as standard equipment forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, along with advanced pedestrian and cyclist collision prevention. Berkeley Bob’s is the premier Volvo repair shop in the Bay Area, and we are delighted that Volvo continues its tradition of safety and safety innovation. Whether you drive Volvo XC 70, or the latest Volvo XC40 Recharge, Berkeley Bob’s can provide your vehicle with comprehensive maintenance service and repairs. We equip our technicians with state-of-the-art digital tools, including the VIDA tool that allows us to program Volvo computers ... read more

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



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



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

Berkeley Bob's is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Berkeley Bob's (510) 548-7140 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.