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Ackerman's Servicing Volvo and Subaru, Inc.

(510) 417-3453
60 Verified Reviews
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8:00am to 6:00pm
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ADDRESS

2220 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA

AUTO REPAIR EXPERIENCE

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

Ackerman's Servicing Volvo and Subaru, Inc. Reviews

OVERALL RATING

60 Verified Reviews
5 stars
(42)
4 stars
(16)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
by - Verified Customer May 15, 2017

Bruce and the team were great. answered all my questions and really helped to diagnose correctly without trying to sell me unneeded parts or services

by - Verified Customer May 11, 2017

Great experience

by - Verified Customer May 10, 2017

Patient service, detailed reports.

by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Professional and prompt service!

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by - Verified Customer May 09, 2017

Great Volvo repair shop.

by - Verified Customer May 08, 2017

Good

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by - Verified Customer April 24, 2017

This is the first time I tried Ackerman's and I will definitely go there again the next time my Volvo needs work.

by - Verified Customer April 22, 2017

Problems were explained well and solved promptly.

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by - Verified Customer April 22, 2017

Quick, efficient and on time. Well done

by - Verified Customer April 18, 2017

Always excellent. They, and they only, touch my Volvo!

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by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

All good!

by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

Prompt and quality repairs. Slightly expensive but fair market prices.

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by - Verified Customer April 17, 2017

Bruce and his team provide reliable first class Volvo service.

by - Verified Customer April 12, 2017

On a Friday early p.m. noticed drive belts about to fail on my 2010 Subaru Forester. Was concerned that I would lose power steering & other functions if repairs were not made immediately. Called Ackerman's to see if & when they could make the repair & what it would cost. Was told to bring it right in & that the repair could be done in about 2 hours. Went there, price very reasonable, repairs made & I was back on the road in under 2 hours (on a Friday afternoon)!! Very happy!

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2017

Fine.

by - Verified Customer April 08, 2017

Thank you for fitting us in even before you had an official opening - we needed your help and you delivered!

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by - Verified Customer April 05, 2017

Quick service, courteous people. I'll be back.

by - Verified Customer April 04, 2017

Excellent service and friendly staff.

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by - Verified Customer April 03, 2017

I take my aged Volvo and my husband takes his aged Acura to Ackerman's. Bruce has been keeping our cars running year after year. We are happy with the service.

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Great work and excellent customer service.

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by - Verified Customer March 27, 2017

Great, reliable service! I always feel safer after having my Volvo serviced at Ackerman's.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2017

Car was not ready as planned as the shop wanted an additional test, which was fine with me.

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by - Verified Customer March 18, 2017

Everything just fine.

by - Verified Customer March 15, 2017

Ackerman's is the best!

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by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

looking forward to doing more business with you!

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2017

I had front brake pads and rotors replaced and a 5K service. I felt the car drove better after taking it to Ackerman's.

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by - Verified Customer March 12, 2017

Problem was quickly and correctly diagnosed/ repaired

by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Trusted, meticulous work at fair prices.

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by - Verified Customer March 06, 2017

Brought my Subaru in for its 120k tune-up and was having some issues with the check engine light on. The tune up was completed quickly, but on driving it home, the check engine light came back on. Brought it back and they were very accommodating, offering to rent me a car and promising to fix asap. They were able to quickly track down the issue and had me back on the road in a couple of days.

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2017

Great service at a fair price

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by - Verified Customer March 04, 2017

Always good work.

by - Verified Customer November 05, 2013

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

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by November 01, 2013

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

by October 29, 2013

Great service & expertise.

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by - Verified Customer October 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.

by 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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by - Verified Customer October 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.

by 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!

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by October 08, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer October 07, 2013

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

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by - Verified Customer September 26, 2013

just a pleasure to do business with....

by September 20, 2013

Ackerman's keeps my old Volvo running.

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by September 17, 2013

Great service.

by - Verified Customer September 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

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by September 04, 2013

I'm always satisfied.

by September 04, 2013

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

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by - Verified Customer August 28, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer August 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.

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by August 23, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer August 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.

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by - Verified Customer August 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

by - Verified Customer August 08, 2013

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

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by - Verified Customer August 04, 2013

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

by 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.

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by - Verified Customer July 09, 2013

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

by - Verified Customer July 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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by - Verified Customer June 18, 2013

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

3 verified customers did not leave comments but provided these ratings:
by Chris, Cathy, Jan

RepairPal Scorecard
92
OVERALL QUALITY SCORE

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TECHNICAL ABILITY
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TOOLS & EQUIPMENT
92
CUSTOMER SERVICE
91
CUSTOMER AMENITIES
95

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.


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SPECIALTIES

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

  • 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
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AFFILIATIONS

  • ASCCA
  • iATN

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!

MAKES WE SERVE

  • Subaru
  • Volvo

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