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  • Mechanic for toyota & lexus

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    We're looking for new recommendations for a good and reasonably price mechanic for our 1 toyota and 2 lexus's, preferably in  El Cerrito, Albany or North Berkeley.

    Thanks,

    Deborah

    RE: Mechanic for toyota & lexus ()

    Hello, Peter's Automotive in N Bkly (Cedar and Grant) was much-beloved for years, great with Japanese cars. I took my two Hondas there for years. When Peter finally retired, Vee took it over. He also does good work and I trust him as I trusted Peter. Sold my Honda so have not been back in a few years. 510-845-1885 

    RE: Mechanic for toyota & lexus ()

     We go to Oceanworks in Berkeley, and have for years. I really trust them. They specialize in Toyotas, but I’m pretty sure they work on all foreign cars

    RE: Mechanic for toyota & lexus ()

     I highly recommend ocean works in Berkeley. I I used them for 20 years on Hondas and Toyotas. 

    RE: Mechanic for toyota & lexus ()

    Farther south but worth the drive, in my opinion, is Art's Automotive on San Pablo at Russell (near Ashby).  I originally heard about them from a friend, and I've been taking my Honda and Toyota cars there since 1989 (even when I lived in northern El Cerrito).   They specialize in Japanese cars (including Lexus).  They explain things patiently and in a non-condescending way, they tell you what you absolutely have to have taken care of right now and what you can safely put off, and I have never felt pressured or uncomfortable in any way.   I rely on them completely.  Their number is (510) 540-7093.

    RE: Mechanic for toyota & lexus ()

    Art's Automotive on San Pablo just above Ashby has been our go-to place since 2004. They only work on Japanese cars. We have found them to be honest, easy to work with, professional and good at what they do. You might find places that are cheaper but not are not likely to find a place you feel as comfortable with. I recommend them 100%. 

    Tracey 

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