My car randomly wouldn't start one day. It was a very hectic morning a... read more My car randomly wouldn't start one day. It was a very hectic morning and I had a ton of things to do. And worst of all, it was parked temporarily at the wrong place - so I would have gotten a parking ticket soon. Thankfully, I found Jay. He came out and found the problem in just a few minutes. The starter was broken. He went and got a new starter, and installed it right away. Worked great!
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!