Bud Adams Auto Repair

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18811 Lake Chabot Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94546 USA
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7:30am to 5:30pm
7:30am to 5:30pm
7:30am to 5:30pm
7:30am to 5:30pm
7:30am to 5:30pm
9:00am to 12:00pm
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(510) 808-6182
108 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • William Adams, Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 75 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Bud Adams Auto Repair was established in 2002 and has been providing Castro Valley and the surrounding area with quality automotive repairs ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a team of very experienced, highly trained technicians who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to perform a wide range of repairs. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to tires and wheel alignment, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, to state smog inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. This work is backed by a 24-month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “friendly”, “fantastic”, “trustworthy”, and “professional”. A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, Saturday business hours, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • William Adams, Owner
  • Established 2002
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 75 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts
  • Tire Sales/Repair


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Open Saturday
  • Open Weekends
  • Rental Car
  • Se Habla Espanol
  • Senior Discount
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • ACDelco
  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN

Message from the Shop

Your Dealership Alternative!

Bud Adams Automotive provides the best quality service in Castro Valley auto repair to meet the needs of the customer and give them peace of mind when doing business with us. We believe we do that by treating our customers like they are part of our own family. We first seek to understand our client's automotive needs prior to offering solutions. Our aim is to partner with our clients to provide the best Castro Valley auto repair and service possible.

Our excellent team of highly trained, certified and professional technicians works hard to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We are ASE certified and continually update our skills to provide you with the highest quality of service.

We are a modern repair facility. We use the latest computer hardware and software to diagnose your vehicle. We work on virtually all makes and models, American, Japanese, German and Korean.

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen

Overall Rating

108 Verified Reviews
by - Verified Customer September 30, 2016

I was pleased with the work Bud Adams Auto Repair did on my car, the rental car they covered, and the cost of the repair. Although no one likes to pay for car repairs, the final cost came in lower than the estimate. I was also pleased with their courtesy toward me.

by - Verified Customer September 20, 2016

Great local shop. Certainly will return.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Bill said his auto shop has great mechanics; I have an old car & a couple of dashboard lights come on here and there; Bill didn't see the lights come on & can't find anything wrong with my mobile; if there's nothing wrong, then why do the dashboard lights come on?

by - Verified Customer August 26, 2016

great shop

by August 19, 2016

Great job.

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by - Verified Customer August 12, 2016

When I called to arrange and appointment for my mom's car, I was treated with great customer service and detailed explanation of what the car needed, what was recommended. It was a pleasant experience and really brought confidence in the service being provided

by July 25, 2016

Courteous, professional service.

by - Verified Customer July 22, 2016

The young lady and the owner were very nice and professional they explained everything very well I would definitely go there again.

by - Verified Customer July 19, 2016

Friendly fast and efficient service

by - Verified Customer July 12, 2016

Bud Adams guys replaced the door handles and lock system on my explorer so we could leave on vacation. So happy with their performance!

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by - Verified Customer July 12, 2016

Heard about these guys on the radio 1100 am. Decided to drive up to Castro Valley to see what they provide. They are very knowledgeable. Fair pricing. Done at a reasonable time. Shows you all the tidbits of what was done and what needs to be done if anything. Much appreciated.

by July 08, 2016


by - Verified Customer July 06, 2016

Friendly; complete explanations. Provided pick-up and deliver service.

by - Verified Customer June 30, 2016

Did diagnostic but declined service because it was too expensive.

by June 24, 2016

Pleasant to deal with, timely and explained clearly what had been done to fix the issue with my car

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by - Verified Customer June 24, 2016

Misdiagnosis: I brought my 1993 Ford Ranger in for over-heating, and suggested to the service writer and mechanic I suspect the Thermostat is bad, because one of the radiator hoses was cool to the touch, thermostat wasn't opening and closing. Service writer and Mechanic suggested to test cooling system to assure it was the thermostat and not something else. I agreed to have the system tested. After the system was tested, their results: no leaks other than a small leak at the pressure cap, exhaust tested good, (which in my mind means head gasket is good) and mechanic claims thermostat was working properly, but truck was still overheating on test drive. Mechanics conclusion - I must have a cracked head gasket due to the age 1993 Ford Ranger and mileage 175,600 miles. Mechanic suggested to replace the Engine, he said he can find an engine for this model easily.....I told him there was no-way I was going to replace engine for such an old truck. At the end of the day I told him to Replace the Thermostat anyway, because I was sure that was the problem!.......Next day thermostat was changed, and lo and behold, that was the fix, my truck no longer over-heats. After enduring all the stress of hearing my head gasket is cracked and I need to replace my engine, but in my mind I was thinking I would need to buy a new vehicle (something I couldn't afford at this time). After the misdiagnosed test and the thermostat changed on my request, I ended up paying over 200 dollars , for something I already knew what the fix was in the first place......... Thank goodness it was just the thermostat. The Mechanic apologized and Staff was friendly, but I will not be coming back!

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2016

Extremely helpful and friendly staff, prompt attention to my car. Highly recommend!

by - Verified Customer June 21, 2016

Excellent service, honest and the people are great

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2016

Could not have been a better experience, they do good work and are very pleasant to do business with.

by - Verified Customer June 14, 2016

Pleasant and cognizant of my needs. Made recommendations on the workflow strategy to take and to inform me of findings before proceeding to the next operation.

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by - Verified Customer June 03, 2016

Courteous staff, fast service, complete diagnostic review with pricing for items to be done in the future. Excellent!

by June 02, 2016

I waited,work done in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer May 31, 2016

Great neighborhood shop, easy in easy out, quick and fair prices.

by - Verified Customer May 20, 2016

Personable and efficient.

by May 07, 2016


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by - Verified Customer April 21, 2016

They did a good job but the price was way too high.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2016

Good service.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2016

They were very honest, thorough and reasonable.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2016

Personable, honest and helpful.

by April 19, 2016

Had my truck inspected for a steering noise. I received a verbal quote for Bill Adams for $1500.00 but could not get a written quote after several attempts. I took my truck to another shop and got a quote for $700.00. So, I had the other shop make the repairs and truck is working great.

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by - Verified Customer April 18, 2016

I am a happy customer.

by April 15, 2016

I have a good relationship with them.

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2016

Excellent, speedy service and great knowledge.

by - Verified Customer April 14, 2016

They are close by, very friendly and I don't feel like I'm getting ripped off.

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2016

Service at a fair price - the workers exhibit integrity and friendliness.

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by - Verified Customer April 07, 2016

They are always professional, thorough and friendly.

by - Verified Customer April 06, 2016

Great service and they kept me informed of the process.

by - Verified Customer April 06, 2016

Service was provided as requested, on time and for the price quoted.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2016

The staff is friendly, efficient, and takes time to explain the services.

by - Verified Customer March 31, 2016

Good and dependable service.

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by - Verified Customer March 28, 2016

Work quality is excellent; prices are fair.

by March 28, 2016

Everyone was friendly and they took care of us quickly.

by - Verified Customer March 11, 2016

Friendly competent service.

by - Verified Customer March 11, 2016

I still learning your shop, and hoping my trust isn't missed place.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2016

I trust the work at this shop and I'm charge at a reasonable rate!

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by - Verified Customer March 04, 2016

I trust Bill and his team with my car and its diagnosis and appreciate the customer service at the shop. I just wish they were open later on Saturdays :)

by - Verified Customer March 04, 2016

Excellent customer service, quality & timely service provided.

by - Verified Customer March 02, 2016

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2016

Bud's is always reliable and available and reasonable, not to mention friendly and nearby. Couldn't ask for more.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2016

I like the helpfulness and friendliness of staff, quality of repair work; explanation of work needed and costs; it was expensive but I think that is just expected to do auto repair.

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by - Verified Customer February 25, 2016

The staff was efficient and performed the 2 tasks I needed on my Explorer. Work was done in one day and has been working as it should.

by - Verified Customer February 25, 2016

They were honest and provided a high level of customer service.

by - Verified Customer February 24, 2016

I have gone to a few shops in the past. An I have gotten poor service. I would have the same problem when leaving the auto shop it would be wasted money. Not like Bud Adams. I know with Bud Adams I can sleep better at night cause they fix the problems.

by - Verified Customer February 18, 2016

Bud Adams is an excellent auto repair shop. Office staff are very knowledgeable and mechanics know their business.

by February 18, 2016

Nice people but attention to details sometimes lacking.

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by - Verified Customer February 17, 2016

Awesome service and my car runs great now!

by February 15, 2016

I was hoping they would resolve my other issue.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2016

Bill was very honest with me. Told me what he was doing and the main thing was that he wasn't will to charge me for small items and repairs I didn't need. He simply told me the car was fine, nothing needs to be done.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2016

Always straight up, and great service.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2016

Longtime relationship which has developed confidence in the quality and timeliness of the repairs, plus trust in the individuals behind them.

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by - Verified Customer January 08, 2016

Very nice group of people! Good mechanics.

by November 07, 2015

They provided an honest assessment of my car's needs.

by - Verified Customer October 24, 2015

Very prompt, good and generous.

by - Verified Customer October 16, 2015

Friendly people, great service, timely repair.

by - Verified Customer October 06, 2015

Outstanding service at a fair and honest price.

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by - Verified Customer October 02, 2015

I can TRUST them to do right by me as a woman and take good care of my vehicles.

by - Verified Customer October 02, 2015

They are simply the best!

by - Verified Customer September 30, 2015

Under budget and friendly staff.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2015

They are honest and it's good work.

by - Verified Customer September 28, 2015

The best work and most honest diagnostics.

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by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

They know what they are talking about and they make things simple so it is understandable.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

They performed service as requested, provided good communication, and fixed issue that other shop did not find.

by - Verified Customer September 25, 2015

Great service, timely, trustworthy.

by - Verified Customer September 23, 2015


by - Verified Customer September 21, 2015

Good service with a personal touch. Explanations that are easy to understand and make sense.

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by September 18, 2015

Friendly, reliable, and they always go the extra mile (forgive the pun).

by - Verified Customer September 16, 2015

I felt that you should have applied the diagnostic charge towards the repair cost.

by - Verified Customer September 03, 2015

Excellent diagnostics and service. Friendly and helpful staff.

by - Verified Customer August 17, 2015

Excellent mechanical and customer service.

by - Verified Customer August 10, 2015

Prompt service.

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by - Verified Customer July 24, 2015

Great service great pricing.

by July 17, 2015

The service was fine, however, when I picked up my truck, there was a door ding on it.

by - Verified Customer May 22, 2015

They are friendly and they know their stuff. They know what they are talking about. I would take my car to place I can trust.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2015

Great service. Truck runs like it was brand new.

by - Verified Customer May 21, 2015

Service is done well and in a timely manner for a fair price.

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by - Verified Customer May 20, 2015

They knew that I had to wait for my car and they were fast and very thorough.

by May 20, 2015

The prices that Bud quoted us were exorbitantly high, so we got a 2nd opinion from another local repair shop. The other mechanic told us that two of the fixes recommended by Bud were necessary were NOT, and the other mechanic's prices were nearly half that of Bud's.

by May 15, 2015

They are very nice. They fix my car well, they are honest and they get the work done quickly. They are available on Saturdays, they are fair people that charge fair prices.

by - Verified Customer May 14, 2015

They were good and they were friendly. They were fast and they did what they said they were going to.

by May 12, 2015

They did a great job! On time!

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by May 07, 2015

They do an excellent job. They fixed the car first time around. Their customer service is nice. They answer the phones, call you back, and they smile.

by May 01, 2015

I like everything about them and there isn't anything I can think of them needing to change.

by - Verified Customer April 30, 2015

They are very good with customer service. They also communicate your options regarding repair and maintenance very well.

by April 27, 2015

They did a good service on my cars and truck. It's just a good service. They're nice people. They always treat me nice.

by April 22, 2015

8 is pretty high in my opinion. When I bring in my truck it is about 3 or 4 days that they have it, not a 2 to 3 day turn around.

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by April 16, 2015

I trust them. They have done me well price wise. They haven't ripped me off or lied to me. They have answered all of my questions and have done good work.

by - Verified Customer April 15, 2015

They were extremely through in everything in the repair process. They were thoughtful and treated us well in keeping us updated. Excellent customer service!

by April 11, 2015

We always get good service from caring people. It is a friendly business and the people servicing our car have the expertise to keep my car running.

by - Verified Customer April 08, 2015

Satisfied with service and customer service.

by March 29, 2015

They do good service, and they know what they are talking about.

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by - Verified Customer March 19, 2015

Good service and nice people.

by - Verified Customer March 13, 2015

Honest people. They don't try to cheat you. They give you a quote, if it goes under that quote then it is what you get. I like the people. They're great people.

by - Verified Customer March 12, 2015

They perform their service to the expectations of the customer, they are conveniently located and I feel that they provide friendly, personable and local services.

by - Verified Customer March 11, 2015

The work they do and the way they do it. They are very efficient. When I bring my car in they tell me if they find something else. They are very thorough. The quality of the work is fantastic. I have never had a problem with anything that they have done for me.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2015

I am a single person and it is very important to me to have people I can trust when I have car problems. At Bud Adams they are honest and they don't try to talk you into something that isn't necessary. That means a lot to me. People I can believe in.

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by - Verified Customer February 25, 2015

I have been taking my cars there for the last few years and I am very satisfied with his work. My cars are running. He just seems to work with us. He sent of the ladies in the office to get the carseat for us. He does little things for us. He also has enterprise rentals available.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2015

We feel they are competent and trustworthy!

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2015

Very professional, and good listeners. Much less expensive than the dealer, too!

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