(650) 515-4253
"Dave and his employees are fabulous. I always get a clear explanation of the problem, and the work is excellent."— Sylvia, a Verified Customer
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Parts & Labor Warranty:
24 months / 24,000 miles
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Amenities:
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Loaner Car
  • Service Guarantee
Specialties:
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
Real Customer Reviews

Real Customer Review(s)

"Dave and his employees are fabulous. I always get a clear explanation of the problem, and the work is excellent." Sylvia - Verified Customer
"Dave and his staff are always very knowledgeable and courteous." Phil - Verified Customer
"I have been having my car serviced at Dave's Auto Repair for several years. They always do a great job! I always know my car is in good hands." Jane - Verified Customer
Shop Message

Welcome to Dave's Auto Repair where Honesty and Integrity guide every interaction. Our services come with our standard 2 year 24,000 mile warranty, which is twice what most shops offer. We are proud to be Diamond Certified.

RepairPal's Assesment
Dave's Automotive has been serving the Palo Alto area since 2008. Dave took this shop over from Ole Christensen who was his mentor for many years. He has a good group of technicians with one holding ASE Master Certification. Combine the experience of these technicians with some of the industries best tools, they are sure to perform professional repairs on your vehicle, it's no wonder why they back it up with a 2 year 24,000 mile warranty. For your convenience they offer a loaner car, early bird/after hours drop off, and Saturday business hours.
(650) 567-5272
"I have a disability and I can't ride my bike so it is hard to get my car down there and back. Fortunately his wife is able to help to get me down there and back and that's very much appreciated."— Clarence, a Verified Customer
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Parts & Labor Warranty:
12 months / 12,000 miles
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Amenities:
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Shuttle
Specialties:
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Service & Repair
  • Transmission Repair
Real Customer Reviews

Real Customer Review(s)

"I have a disability and I can't ride my bike so it is hard to get my car down there and back. Fortunately his wife is able to help to get me down there and back and that's very much appreciated." Clarence - Verified Customer
"I have been going there for fifteen years and I have always been extremely happy and satisfied with the repair and the friendliness of the staff. I have recommended at least half a dozen people. I remember one time he didn't have the car ready so he gave me his own car until mine was ready." Alfredo - Verified Customer
"A 1 is very professional. They have gone above and beyond the call to make you feel comfortable. They even loaned me their personal vehicle when all their loaner vehicles were unavailable." Larry - Verified Customer
Shop Message

RepairPal's Assesment
A-1 Foreign Auto has been serving the Mountain View area since 1983. They have a very experienced staff (30 years average experience) of ASE certified technicians who are ready to put their knowledge to work servicing and repairing all makes and models. This is definitely a family affair; Kathy is the service adviser and her husband, John, is the lead technician. Kathy will greet you when you arrive, take care of all the paper work, answer any questions you may have along the way, and make sure you are satisfied. A-1 is also certified to handle all types of smog inspections and repairs.
(650) 489-7679
"I have used this outfit for 30 years and I have been very satisfied all of that time."— Susan, a Verified Customer
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Parts & Labor Warranty:
36 months / 36,000 miles
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Amenities:
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Chinese Spoken
  • Financing
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Store
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
Specialties:
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair
  • Transmission Repair
Real Customer Reviews

Real Customer Review(s)

"I have used this outfit for 30 years and I have been very satisfied all of that time." Susan - Verified Customer
"I would highly recommend Portola Valley Garage to anyone." Perry - Verified Customer
"My experience with the garage is that they are always helpful with diagnostic services. They only do the work that is needed and they are always honest." Judith - Verified Customer
Shop Message

Above dealer level service ! We employ ASE certified master techs! Our technicians are constantly trained. Not all independent shops are the same... We have factory diagnostic/programming equipment for BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volvo, Mercedes, Jaguar, Range Rover, VW/Audi, Saab, GM, Ford, and the list goes on. An Independent NEVER had so much diagnostic capability! Free loaner car when available.

RepairPal's Assesment
Our review of Portola Valley Garage revealed a very experienced team of technicians who have been working together for many years. Their team includes six technicians, including three ASE certified techs, with a total of 166 years of experience between them. Portola Valley Garage has perhaps the most extensive assortment of factory level scan tools we have seen from any of our Certified shops, which contributed to the perfect score in the Technical Ability section of the survey. If you decide to wait while your vehicle is being serviced, wireless internet access is available in their comfortable waiting room. A shuttle service is available if you find yourself in need of a ride.

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Auto repair shops and dealerships near Palo Alto.

3972 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass

"I took my '08 Prius in for the 30k service and was treated excellently by both Jim (the owner) and Michael (a mechani..."

770 Yuba Dr, Mountain View
Makes:
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
  • Volvo
3241 Park Blvd, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Mercedes-Benz
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
150 E El Camino Real, Mountain View
Makes:
  • BMW
  • Mini
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Roadside Assistance, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair, Upholstery, Windshield/Glass

"Instant analysis of required repairs. Free WiFi in the lobby. High cost and some concern around repairs not being ess..."

15 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass

"Customer since April 2007 ... what's more important: a) getting it done right the first time, or b) jumping on ever p..."

1400 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass

"Repaired a flat tire for me. Had a nail stuck in it. When he was done, he didn't want to accept payment. Did it on th..."

250 San Antonio Road , Mountain View
Makes:
  • Saab

"I know my car is being serviced at an honest local business. They are friendly and knowledgable, answer all my questi..."

190 Stierlin Road, Mountain View
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Roadside Assistance, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Upholstery, Windshield/Glass

"great shop and great prices. almost 1/2 dealership."

81 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Nissan
  • Scion
  • Toyota
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"We've taken our former Toyota and now our new Lexus to Yarnell's. Any future car we purchase will be restricted to b..."

2520 G Wyandotte Street, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Diagnosis, Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair

"We've been taking our 3 cars to Mike at Helming's since 2001 and have always received excellent service. I highly re..."

665 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

"Great shop. Fair prices. Excellent and honest customer service, no bulls**t. No annoying up-sells. No future problems..."

788 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

"Ed's shop comes highly recommended by friends and Yelp alike. I've had nothing but great experience with Ed'n crew. ..."

2037 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts

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3251 Ash St, Palo Alto

"A great shop;highly recommend! They have been working on my Volvos for years. Completely trust them. They provide ..."

230 Villa Street, Mountain View

"Just Found This Great shop By accident. I was filling my car at valero and this very nice guy walked and introduced h..."

799 Alma St, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • BMW
  • Mini

"They do excellent work. Great service. I trust them."

2526 Leghorn St, Mountain View
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
624 West El Camino Real, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Collision Repair & Paint, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Mobile Repair, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Roadside Assistance, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Upholstery, Windshield/Glass
690 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Scion
  • Toyota
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
3601 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
89 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
1540 Miramonte Ave, Los Altos
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair, Upholstery, Windshield/Glass
365 Villa St, Mountain View
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
181 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass
2200 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Classic Car Repair/Restoration, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Roadside Assistance, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass
2239 Old Middlefield Way Suite D, Mountain View
317 1st Street, Los Altos
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair
201 La Cuesta Dr, Portola Valley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
Driven Auto Care, Inc., Mountain View
292 Lambert Ave, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Audi
  • Volkswagen
Specialties:
Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts
2247-B Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
930 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Nissan
1281 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
15 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
4200 El Camino Real West, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
2362 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
Collision Repair & Paint, Service & Repair
125 Sharon Park Dr, Menlo Park
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
1900 Old Middlefield Way, Suite F, Mountain View
191 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
2599 Wyandotte St, #A, Mountain View
960 High St, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass
2239-A Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
790 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
2415 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Honda
1200 N El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
715 Serra st, Stanford
2232 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Makes:
  • BMW
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mini
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
1905 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
495 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
1141 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
500 W El Camino Real, Mountain View
1297 West El Camino, Sunnyvale
4195 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
215 West El Camino Real, Mountain View
4201 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
3508 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
944 Willow Road, Menlo Park
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
101 East El Camino Real, Mountain View
906 Industrial Ave, Palo Alto
1220 Grant Road, Mountain View
2566 Leghorn St # B, Mountain View
2362 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Porsche
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
625 Tyrella Ave, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Jaguar
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Porsche
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
1900 Old Middlefield Way, Suite E, Mountain View
461 West El Camino Real, Mountain View
439 Lambert Avenue, Palo Alto
2622 Bayshore Parkway, Mountain View
1240 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
828 Independence Ave, Mountain View
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
190 Channing Avenue, Palo Alto
2455 Old Middlefield Road, Mountain View
111 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto
780 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
2235 Old Middlefield Way, Unit G, Mountain View
2362 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
1080 Terra Bella Ave # B, Mountain View
904 Industrial Avenue, Palo Alto
117 East Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
789 East Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
239 W Evelyn Ave, Mountain View
Makes:
  • BMW
  • Land Rover
  • Volvo
2189 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
3839 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
890 Central Avenue, Mountain View
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
904 High Street, Palo Alto
1230 Pear Ave # 3, Mountain View
Makes:
  • Chevrolet
151 East Evelyn Avenue, Mountain View
4180 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Volvo

"Maybe it's because I've never had a Volvo before, but it sure seems like every trip to Carlsen for my 2004 XC90 costs..."

1730 Embarcadero Rd, Palo Alto
Makes:
  • Audi
Specialties:
Collision Repair & Paint, Service & Repair
710 San Antonio Rd, Palo Alto
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Classic Car Repair/Restoration, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass
1279 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"Did the work right away, very nice receptionist/scheduler who was easy to reach and coordinate with, very clean shop,..."

811 East Charleston Rd, Palo Alto
Specialties:
Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair
710 San Antonio RD Palo Alto, Palo Alto