Burrough & Sons Automotive

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5154 Sobrante Ave
El Sobrante, CA 94803 USA
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8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
8:00am to 4:00pm
8:00am to 5:00pm
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(510) 694-1312
52 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Thomas Burrough, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 58 Years of Car Repair Experience
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Burrough & Sons Automotive is a family owned and operated business that has been proudly serving El Sobrante and the surrounding area since 1995. This very experienced team has an excellent mix of ongoing training and ASE certifications. They have at their disposal the diagnostic tools and equipment necessary to service and repair today's modern vehicles. This combination of tools and knowledge enables them to perform repairs ranging from tires and wheel alignment, to minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnoses and repairs, to state smog inspections, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Work performed here is backed by a 24 month / 24,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Recent customers described this shop to us as, "knowledgeable", "courteous", "honest", "friendly", and "professional". A local shuttle service, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Thomas Burrough, Owner
  • Established 1995
  • 3 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Master Auto Technician
  • 58 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Free Estimates
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle



Message from the Shop

We are a family owned and operated shop which started in 1995. We take pride in offering our community great service at fair prices. Please check out our website!

Makes We Serve

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

Overall Rating

52 Verified Reviews
by - Verified Customer October 06, 2016

All employees we dealt with were helpful & informative. The ride back & forth to our home was invaluable.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2016

I was very confidant in the repair and pleased how I was treated.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2016

Everything was done in a timely and thorough manner.

by - Verified Customer September 29, 2016

professional, courteous.

by - Verified Customer September 27, 2016

Very friendly knowledgeable staff.

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by - Verified Customer September 22, 2016

Personalized and very thorough service.

by - Verified Customer September 19, 2016

The work done is always excellent. I trust Burrough & Sons.

by - Verified Customer September 15, 2016

Excellent service!

by - Verified Customer September 14, 2016

Inexperienced with working on Volkswagens, the repair was horrible a job that should have took a half a day took three weeks.. I am never going to recommend the shop to anybody.

by - Verified Customer September 12, 2016

The car had quit on me and now it is running great.

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by - Verified Customer September 12, 2016

Staff is not friendly, they did some "fixing"to my car that I did not came for. They did not ask my permission or explain the prices before touching my car. They did not call me, when I came to pick up my car they charged me for the unnecessary work. My conversation was about the other part of my carburetor but work was not done. I paid for God know what. I have seen many auto repair places and they value their customers, especially new ones.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2016

Good service, fair prices, nice people. Good location for me.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2016

Very experienced in older cars also .My 50 ford had various problems They diagnosed them and got me back in the driver's seat with all parts and problems fixed.

by - Verified Customer June 23, 2016

Appointments are made and kept.

by - Verified Customer June 17, 2016

Great service. They always do a wonderful job.

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by - Verified Customer June 13, 2016

Very satisfied with the service.

by - Verified Customer June 10, 2016

Very Knowledgable and thorough.

by - Verified Customer June 10, 2016

I think they are too expensive !!

by - Verified Customer June 09, 2016

I think they are very expensive and misdiagnosed my problem.

by - Verified Customer June 08, 2016

Costs to much.

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by - Verified Customer June 02, 2016

Everything was done to my satisfaction and on time.

by - Verified Customer June 02, 2016

They are very good.

by - Verified Customer May 16, 2016

Good service.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2016

They know my vehicle, I've been a customer for decades, there is a level of trust that goes along with doing business with them.

by - Verified Customer May 13, 2016

Friendly, fast service.

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by - Verified Customer May 11, 2016

My car was professionally repaired in a timely manner at a reasonable price.

by May 02, 2016

Very nice and efficient.

by - Verified Customer April 22, 2016

Will only take cars to this location moving forward.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2016

Nice to have an alternative to the dealers closer to home.

by - Verified Customer April 11, 2016

It was a very hard repair job one problem led to another and they stuck with it and got it fixed. They offered me AAA automobile, they picked me up and dropped me off, everyone was very nice just like family maybe better than family.

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by April 07, 2016

I have always been very satisfied and happy with the service for years.

by - Verified Customer April 06, 2016

Quick, honest and thorough.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2016

I got good service on my car, however They kept getting new codes coming up after I had paid. The engine check light kept coming on after work was done, that meant spending more money.

by - Verified Customer March 25, 2016

They took care of my car like it was their own. Found a few other things that needed attention but nothing expensive, I was glad to approve the add'l parts.

by - Verified Customer March 23, 2016

Excellent service - prompt and professional.

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by - Verified Customer February 24, 2016

Excellent service. I have been getting my cars serviced at Burrough & Sons for nearly 20 years: they have always treated me well.

by - Verified Customer February 23, 2016

Burrough & Sons are very honest & don't recommend things that are not needed.

by - Verified Customer February 22, 2016

I went for a smog check at my appointed time and the work was done within a reasonable period of time.

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2016

This is a shop I can trust to do the work needed and the office gives you clear information and they are experienced in their craft.

by - Verified Customer February 15, 2016

They fixed the problem.

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by - Verified Customer February 12, 2016

Great service.

by - Verified Customer February 11, 2016

Service was exceptional as this shop.

by February 10, 2016

The didn't fix my truck.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2016

Knowledgeable staff that can diagnose a problem and give the customer options for the repair.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2016

Friendly and courteous staff. Fast, quality service at a fair price.

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by - Verified Customer January 22, 2016

I like their honesty.

by - Verified Customer January 21, 2016

I went to the shop to get tires and a 60k service on my Ford Fusion. The customer service at the front counter was friendly and knowledgeable. The service to my car was quick and the work was fantastic.

by January 18, 2016

I like that they are a local business.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2016

Though the prices aren't the lowest, the service is prompt and expert. Steve at the front desk gives clear and thorough explanations of the work needed. The waiting area is clean and pleasant, and all the staff is friendly and respectful. I've found that these folks go the extra mile and back up their work.

by January 15, 2016

I am very comfortable referring Burrough & Sons. The owner, Tom, is honest and tells you exactly what the car needs. The workmanship is very professional. Also, I really like the young women at the front desk, Stephanie.

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by January 15, 2016

Great staff and work completed in a timely manner.

by - Verified Customer January 07, 2016


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