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2151 N Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 5:30pm
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(925) 338-8854

Auto Repair Experience

  • Phil Sanders , Owner
  • Established 1977
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 30 Years of Car Repair Experience


Gilmore's Auto Service was established back in 1977 and has been proudly serving Walnut Creek and the surrounding area ever since. This shop features a team with an excellent mix of experience, ongoing training, and ASE certifications who are equipped with the tools and diagnostic equipment necessary to service and repair today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light diagnosis and repairs, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. All this work is backed by a 36-month / 36,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Our survey of their recent customers revealed a group who describe the team here as: “helpful”, “honest”, “reliable”, “knowledgeable”, and "professional". A local shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Phil Sanders , Owner
  • Established 1977
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 30 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercury
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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Customer Service

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Overall Rating

26 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerSeptember 15, 2015

The folks are very helpful. The have fixed things messed up by the dealer service. I feel they are very trustworthy.

Verified CustomerSeptember 12, 2015

Great, honest and fast service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 10, 2015

Gilmore is the best automotive I've been too. Very honest and provided excellent service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 09, 2015

Always great service, a fair price & an owner who has integrity.

Verified CustomerSeptember 06, 2015

Gilmore's work is excellent and they are very trustworthy!

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Verified CustomerSeptember 05, 2015

Trustworthy, reliable mechanic.

Verified CustomerSeptember 04, 2015

Speedy honest service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 01, 2015

Good Service. Honest.

Verified CustomerAugust 30, 2015

Honest, trustworthy, and personable and do good work!

August 29, 2015

Honest business practices.

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Verified CustomerAugust 26, 2015

They always take care of me and fix exactly what needs fixing.

Verified CustomerAugust 25, 2015

Great owner to work with.

Verified CustomerAugust 12, 2015

Reliable, trustworthy.

Verified CustomerAugust 11, 2015

Great personal service.

Verified CustomerAugust 09, 2015

I have always been pleased at how I have been treated at Gilmore's. I felt that they were very knowledgeable and professional.

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Verified CustomerAugust 08, 2015

Good, reliable mechanic.

Verified CustomerJuly 31, 2015

Very competent, fair, friendly service from Phil and his crew.

Verified CustomerJuly 30, 2015

Honest, friendly service.

Verified CustomerJuly 22, 2015

They are friendly, helpful, and seem very knowledgeable.

Verified CustomerJuly 21, 2015

I always recommend Gilmore's.

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July 19, 2015

Phil has always been great and has had my car turned around in a day. Pick up and drop offs before or after hours is always smooth.

Verified CustomerJuly 10, 2015

The owner is helpful. The prices are higher than some other places though.

Verified CustomerJune 29, 2015

They do a good job of fixing the car. They take care of the problem.

Verified CustomerJune 27, 2015

I have about six cars. He's the only one who will take on the older cars. I have a nineteen twenty nine car and a nineteen ninety Camaro. He did the best stuff with them. He starts out slow but then he calls when he reaches a three hour limit. He lets me know what we need to proceed.

June 18, 2015

He's a very good mechanic. He's very honest. The owner is. He's also a nice person.

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June 17, 2015

I've gone there for years. I'm always satisfied with the work. I'ts done in a timely fashion and they always explain what they did. Good prices.

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