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Autos of all sorts trundle into the garage of Auto Care 101's brick building where ASE-certified mechanics execute services backed by high-tech diagnostics technology. Their vehicular expertise extends to everything from alignment adjustments to routine oil changes. Though they specialize in Japanese vehicles such as Honda and Toyota, they apply their skills to domestic and European models with the same aplomb, performing smog checks and engine diagnostics without converting pistons to the metric system.

700 San Pablo Ave
Albany,
CA
US

The state-licensed technicians at Berkeley Smog Test Only Center have conducted more than 50,000 smog checks all in the name of California's air quality. They welcome cars of all makes, models, and ages, gauging the emissions of convertibles and mobile homes alike. Their expertise enables them to complete most tests in approximately 20 minutes—though vehicles with complex parts may require a bit longer—and they cut down on long lines and exaggerated sighs with online booking. Clients can submit their rides for any reason, whether they are keeping abreast of biennial certification requirements or transferring their car to a new owner who could never love it like they did. Regardless of motive, the staff preserves a cheery and professional ambiance.

1010 Carleton St
Berkeley,
CA
US

Trucks. SUVs. Domestic sedans and imported sports cars. If it has wheels and a motor, chances are the techs at Berkeley Auto Repair can keep it humming down the road. Among their list of diagnostic and repair services is everything from smog checks to tune-ups to overhauls of the entire transmission system. And they ensure auto owners are as comfortable as their vehicles, too.

2226 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley,
CA
US

101 Auto Body turns back autos' internal clocks, reversing the effects of years of roadway service with restorative repairs and maintenance. Their technicians welcomes dented, scratched, and smashed vehicles into their body shop and bandage them up with techniques ranging from bodywork to parts installation. For less severe blemishes, like smudged headlights and paint jobs that have been autographed by Picasso, they also offer interior and exterior detail services.

5327 Jacuzzi St. Suite 3A
Richmond,
CA
US

At Alex Auto Repair, highly trained technicians—including the owner himself—wage war on check-engine lights with a full slate of automotive maintenance and repair services. They help boost vehicular performance by swapping out old motor oil, repairing screeching brakes, and installing fresh batteries that are surgically removed from the Energizer Bunny's back. Nighttime drop-off services and online appointment scheduling represent their commitment to customer convenience alongside automotive efficiency.

3315 High Street
Oakland,
CA
US

DoneRight Auto Spa's detailers treat vehicles to beautifying services fit for such luxury makes as Ferrari, Mercedes, and Lamborghini. Detailing and auto body repair restore vehicles to their showroom glory, and hand-wax services keep outer coats glistening and protect paint to maintain rides? youthful vigor. The efficient staff?s free pickup and delivery service whisks away autos and returns them later, shiny and full of stories with which to regale a neighbor's irritable moped.

3070 Brook St
Oakland,
CA
US