Ackerman's Servicing Volvo and Subaru, Inc.

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2220 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
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8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
8:00am to 6:00pm
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(510) 417-3453

Auto Repair Experience

  • Bruce Ackerman , Owner
  • Established 1983
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 32 Years of Car Repair Experience


Ackerman's Volvo and Subaru has been a contributing member of the Berkeley community since 1983. Bruce Ackerman, the owner, feels that by specializing in Volvo and Subaru, he is able to provide a high level of competency, integrity, and reliability to his customers. This shop devotes the time and training that is needed to ensure your vehicle is serviced and repaired in a professional manner. Bruce has made the investment in the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that we would expect to see of a certified shop. Ackerman's is conveniently located near public transportation, shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and wireless Internet service are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Bruce Ackerman , Owner
  • Established 1983
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 32 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Subaru
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Ackerman's has specialized in Volvo Service and repair exclusively since 1983 and has two of the best certified master technicians in the area. We pride ourselves in giving expert, prompt and courteous service. Supporting our local community in innovative ways gives us added satisfaction. Please give us a call!


Overall Rating

26 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerNovember 05, 2013

Excellent service, availability, mechanics, we LOVE Ackermans, Bruce and his mechanics. Peace.

November 01, 2013

They actually fixed my car, were knowledgable, quick & pleasant.

October 29, 2013

Great service & expertise.

Verified CustomerOctober 25, 2013

The mechanic was able to sort out a difficult issue, and clearly answer questions relevant to possible scenarios. The people at Ackermans are always helpful and prices are reasonable.

October 22, 2013

I have been going there for a long time. They provide a good service for a good price.

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Verified CustomerOctober 13, 2013

I was charged more than twice what I am normally charged with my regular mechanic, my oil was overfilled, and I was having brake issues for about a week or so after the appointment and had to take them to get realigned. I was offered a refund, but was told I had to come in to the shop to get it, which would not work for me since I do not live in the area. Also, the overdrive, which they said they fixed still doesn't work. Pretty much the worst experience I've ever had with a mechanic.

October 10, 2013

Based only on my first visit to Ackerman's which didn't entail any repair services, customer service was awesome as was their transparency and honesty which I appreciated and will have me come back to Ackerman in the near future!

October 08, 2013

Good customer service. Bruce and crew are nice to work with and they do a great job.

Verified CustomerOctober 07, 2013

I do not live near there. I had car trouble and they took care of my car.

Verified CustomerSeptember 26, 2013

just a pleasure to do business with....

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September 20, 2013

Ackerman's keeps my old Volvo running.

September 17, 2013

Great service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 10, 2013

I have complete confidence in the repair work and honesty of everyone involved. I feel respected and have never had a negative experience at Ackerman's

September 04, 2013

I'm always satisfied.

September 04, 2013

Good work, fair price, long time great neighborhood rep.

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Verified CustomerAugust 28, 2013

I have been going there for years. The service is of the highest quality. The staff is very easy to work with.

Verified CustomerAugust 27, 2013

I have been an Ackerman customer for at least 10 years. For work on Volvo's they are the best shop in the East Bay.

August 23, 2013

They are pretty good. They were on time and do good work. I think they are a little expensive.

Verified CustomerAugust 22, 2013

They are good, any question that we have with the car they help us. They tell us what needs to be done at the proper time.

Verified CustomerAugust 13, 2013

Friendly service, driving me home and picking me up while car is being serviced, successful diagnosis and repairs, ability to book the car in at a moment's notice

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Verified CustomerAugust 08, 2013

I've been a loyal customer of Ackerman's for many years. They provide friendly, honest, professional car repair services.

Verified CustomerAugust 04, 2013

Bruce is extremely trustworthy. I can count on him to be honest and committed to a quality job.

July 24, 2013

I think that they do a good job of identifying what needs to be done and work that could be done but doesn't need to be done right away. Occasionally they'll forget to follow up on something we asked them to look at.

Verified CustomerJuly 09, 2013

I've gone there for years and they always do a great job. They're very efficient and cooperative and so forth.

Verified CustomerJuly 01, 2013

I have been going there for eight years. My car is older and they take good care of it. Their quality of mechanics is very good. They do not have much turnover. Their service is very good.

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Verified CustomerJune 18, 2013

They are fast, consistent, reasonably priced, and pleasant to work with.

January 08, 2015

i own p1800 and took it to bruce due to his longtime rep in berkeley plus he has a reputation with p1800s. it was a big mistake

the car ran rough with hesitant acceleration. after $2400 the problem is not mixed and his mechanic concludes he is lost and cannot figure out the problem. bruce suggests that i take the car to other volvo mechanics. this is not a great confidence builder.

the parts that were changed were priced extremely high. i later find out he marks up the part nearly double from what i could get it for on the street.

if you go to bruce with your car, you might want to source your own part.

December 23, 2013

Hit or miss service, very expensive.

April 23, 2013

I've been going to Ackerman's Volvo service for about ten years now. The crew at Ackerman's is amazing! Bruce gives 5% to my daughters school, part of there giving back to the community program. And on top of that I am able to use my AAA card for a 10% off discount as well. I will always go to Ackerman's for all my Volvo needs!


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