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63 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
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Mon - Fri:7:30am to 5:30pm
Sat:9:00am to 4:00pm
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(925) 208-4620

Auto Repair Experience

  • John Vanek, Manager
  • Established 1945
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 79 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Orinda Motors
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  • Orinda Motors - Orinda Motors has proudly served the communities of Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Piedmont, Walnut Creek, Canyon, and Montclair since 1968.
  • Orinda Motors - Courtesey rental cars available for major repairs.
  • Orinda Motors - Classic car language spoken at Orinda Motors.
  • Orinda Motors - Check in at the Front Desk!
  • Orinda Motors - Factory GM trained technicians. Factory computer scan tool allows computer updates.
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We have found the team of technicians at Orinda Motors to be a very qualified and experienced group, most of whom have been working together for many years. Three of the four technicians are ASE certified, with two having achieved ASE Master Technician status. This shop has also demonstrated to us a commitment to ongoing technician training, which we value very highly. Orinda Motors is located in an area populated by many other businesses. If you need transportation after dropping off your vehicle, they offer a shuttle service and rental cars. Should you decide to wait, wireless internet access is available in their comfy waiting room. Their express oil change and tire center is open on Saturdays from 9 to 4pm.


Auto Repair Experience

  • John Vanek, Manager
  • Established 1945
  • 4 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 79 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Alignment
  • Check Engine Light
  • Classic Car Repair/Restoration
  • Collision Repair & Paint
  • 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


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


Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • 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
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

Orinda Motors Inc. is the only facility in the greater East Bay that offers all repair and maintenance services for Cars, Light Trucks and SUVs along with a complete menu of amenities. Orinda Motors Inc. is a Certified Green Business, has received small business of the year awards from the city of Orinda as well as the State of California and been voted Best Mechanic in the East Bay. We are AAA Approved, Diamond Certified and Value Star Rated. Orinda Motors Inc. belongs to the Better Business Bureau and ASCCA. All of our technicians are ASE certified, three are Master Technicians and all receive extensive, mandatory, ongoing training. In addition we have rental cars on-site (complimentary for extensive repairs or service), a shuttle service, and a while-you wait, drive-through Express Oil Change and Tire Center.

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Technical Ability

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Customer Amenities

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Parts & Labor Warranty

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Overall Rating

29 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

January 03, 2015

They have provided me good service for a long time. Good communication & friendly people.

Verified CustomerDecember 25, 2014

Good dependable service.

Verified CustomerDecember 20, 2014

They do what they promise and deliver on time.

Verified CustomerDecember 19, 2014

They really do provide the best service.

Verified CustomerDecember 13, 2014

Very thorough service. Tend to perhaps overdo effort. Seems a bit pricey.

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Verified CustomerDecember 09, 2014

Everytime I have had my car worked on there, they do a good job. They are informative.

December 05, 2014

They do not always have the best prices.

December 04, 2014

Good service.

November 25, 2014

They offer good service but they are a little overpriced.

Verified CustomerNovember 21, 2014

They seem to be very reliable and they do their work at decent prices.

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November 13, 2014

They were prompt. They got me in. They are a little high in price.

Verified CustomerNovember 06, 2014

Service was good, it was my first time.

Verified CustomerNovember 05, 2014

They always do what they say.

Verified CustomerOctober 31, 2014

I've been very happy with their professionalism, quality of service, and attentiveness.

Verified CustomerOctober 31, 2014

They don't seem to be doing a lot of business, makes me wonder why not.

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Verified CustomerOctober 06, 2014

They were prompt, friendly and they did a very good job.

Verified CustomerOctober 01, 2014

They are the only place I take my cars, I have been going to them for 2 years.

Verified CustomerSeptember 21, 2014

Orinda Motors has always provided me with exemplary service.

Verified CustomerSeptember 09, 2014

Price of battery and installation to much.

September 05, 2014

Very pricey.

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September 02, 2014

They were fast and efficient. The price was reasonable.

Verified CustomerSeptember 01, 2014

They said that they would be done in a certain amount of time, they are very timely and professional.

June 05, 2012

Really good service, but a little on the pricey side.

Verified CustomerJune 01, 2012

Fabulous. Very helpful. Went through all the issues with my car with me. Was done on time and it was cheaper than I thought.

Verified CustomerJune 01, 2012

I'm extremely satisfied, and they do very good work. Very friendly. Easy to work with. They have rental car service, which I took advantage of.

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Verified CustomerMay 25, 2012

It's nice to be back at Orinda Motors. I hadn't been there for eight years. We had a couple of Ford vehicles. They were sold. I got a Toyota, and I decided to go back to Orinda Motors because it's closer, and I was happy with their service before.

March 12, 2012

I think they are expensive. I go to them because it's convenient. Sometimes I worry that they find every little thing and so I have to ask them: "what would you do on your car?" because they could come up with 4000 things to do on my car and if it's not a safety issue, I probably don't want to do it. I have had to ask them for that a couple of times. They are nice guys. They support the community, which I appreciate, and I will continue to go there because they are convenient.

July 27, 2009

Orinda Motors did a great job for me on my recent Volvo 45K minor service check. Customer service was great - they dropped me off and picked me up at my house nearby, making the experience easy to manage as a stay at home mom. The price seemed fair and my Volvo is running great.

July 24, 2009

These guys are not the cheapest shop around but they know their stuff and make sure your car's fixed right and you are happy.

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