I have been using Bud Adam's shop for several years for routine mainte... read more I have been using Bud Adam's shop for several years for routine maintenance and have never been disappointed. In fact, I have found that the advice that I get from "Bud" has been so straight forward and honest that I treat him as my primary go-to advisor on any major automobile decisions. As an example, I own a 2004 Prius hybrid which recently displayed a warning that the main battery needed to be replaced. The Toyoda dealer gave us an estimate of about $4000. My wife and I were not sure that we wanted to sink that much more money into an almost 10 year old car. So we called Bud to ask his advise. Bud's understanding of the auto market and ability to clearly explain the options, including the likeliness of getting another 100 thousand miles of use out of the car made our decision very easy. We had Bud do the main battery replacement and some additional work and have been delighted with the results. Whenever I have a major automobile decision to make, I will always go to Bud. -Mike Legee
Bob's saved us today: it was a Friday afternoon, the car started doing... read more Bob's saved us today: it was a Friday afternoon, the car started doing something wonky (chugging), and they were still open. We called in, dropped by, and were on our way in less than an hour: Bob's replaced the very part that was causing the problem, with their customary smile. These guys are incredibly generous with their time, especially for recurring customers like us, the loyal Volvo types that are willing to endure trips to the service center for the safety and drivability of these great cars. Best Volvo place in Berkeley!
I took an 11 year old car to Nippon and owner Tom said he could keep i... read more I took an 11 year old car to Nippon and owner Tom said he could keep it running for me. And he did, for an additional 15 years. I've always had speedy, top notch service with Nippon. I've referred a number of friends to them. All the individuals who work there are knowledgeable, concerned, and helpful. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else.