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717 Woodside Way
San Mateo, CA 94401
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Mon - Fri:8:00am to 6:00pm
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(650) 567-5759

Auto Repair Experience

  • Ian Arakelian , Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience
  • Peninsula Car Care - Ian is an ASE Master Automobile Technician and holds ten ASE certificates
  • Peninsula Car Care
  • Peninsula Car Care
  • Peninsula Car Care
  • Peninsula Car Care
  • Peninsula Car Care


Peninsula Car Care has been serving the local community since 2011. This RepairPal Certified shop strives to stay on top of the latest technologies and to be a leader in the local community by providing the highest level of automotive repair coupled with the best customer service. Our review of this shop revealed they are achieving this goal. Recent customers describe this team as “honest”, “accurate”, “knowledgeable”, and “excellent”. This location features a team of automotive professionals whose combined experience ranks with the best. They are well equipped to handle repairs ranging from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer system diagnoses and repair, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Repairs are covered by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Rental vehicles, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are all available for your convenience.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Ian Arakelian , Owner
  • Established 2011
  • 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 35 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Free Multi-Point Safety Inspection
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • 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
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

The Peninsula Car Care Difference

At Peninsula Car Care, we stand by the work we do because our goal is to provide your vehicle the absolute best in San Mateo automotive repair and service. When you come to our shop, you’ll get to talk one-on-one with an owner of the shop because that is who will have worked on your vehicle. You’ll have a true personal experience as we will take the time to explain any necessary repairs for your vehicle, and we will work with you to prioritize what services need to be done now and what services can wait.
We’re Your One-Stop Auto Shop

If you live in San Mateo, automotive repair shops line almost every street – so what sets us apart? Whether you need regular maintenance, a transmission rebuild, auto body repair, or even new tires, we have it all at Peninsula Car Care. Our automotive experts are trained to provide practically any service for all vehicle makes and models, including anything from a high-end European car to a heavy-duty diesel truck. Not

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Tools & Equipment

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Customer Service

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Overall Rating

26 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerAugust 06, 2015

I like the fact that they are knowledgeable, I trust them with my car since I have been going to them for a few years.

August 04, 2015

They seem to be honest, I feel that I can trust what they tell me. I trust their diagnosis and I feel that they give me straight answers.

August 03, 2015

I get great service from Ian. I trust him completely with my car. I does what necessary and then some.

Verified CustomerJuly 30, 2015

Their shop is very convenient for me to drop off my car and walk 2 blocks home. Their work is dependable, they keep us informed on everything and we are very pleased with everything they do.

Verified CustomerJuly 29, 2015

I was accommodating in an after hours request, they were timely in completing the service and provided multiple options for future servicing for us to decide what best met our needs and fit our budget.

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Verified CustomerJuly 28, 2015

Ian does a fantastic job for a reasonable price and offers excellent customer service.

Verified CustomerJuly 23, 2015

Ian has done a great job for me since I started using his services a few years ago.

Verified CustomerJuly 21, 2015

I just had some work done recently and it was a little pricey, but there was more involved.

Verified CustomerJuly 16, 2015

They are always very helpful, I can go in at any time. They will let me know exactly what work I need to have done.

Verified CustomerJuly 16, 2015

I've been going there for over 15 years and I like it there. They do a good job and also it is close to where I live.

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Verified CustomerJuly 10, 2015

The shop is very honest. The owner does everything he possible can for the people he is working for. Not everyone has a lot of money but they have very fair prices and he won't try and convince you to get a repair done if it is not needed.

Verified CustomerJuly 01, 2015

They provide the best and most efficient work and care on my car that has ever been done. I would suggest them to everyone which I already have. They are truly the best.

July 01, 2015

They do very good work and I have never had any problems with them.

Verified CustomerJune 25, 2015

Ian is very accommodating and professional.

Verified CustomerJune 16, 2015

Good combination of price, quality, personal approach.

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Verified CustomerJune 16, 2015

Prompt service, they did good work and they are very reasonable.

Verified CustomerJune 11, 2015

Ian runs a great shop and his service is excellent.

Verified CustomerJune 10, 2015

They seem honest and get the job done fast!

Verified CustomerJune 08, 2015

They have done a great job on my car, I have been going there since I bought my car he found issues that I didn't know about and he got the work done and he got me back road in a decent amount of time.

June 02, 2015

It was not a good experience. He tried to charge me for services already rendered and needed to be corrected. Already paid him 650.00 in the past few months for work on my car. Was told to come in at a certain time and turned away. He is under staffed.

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May 04, 2015

I am disappointed in the fact that I believe Ian purposefully low balled me in a situation. I turned around a sold it to another mechanic who offered 3xs the offer with full knowledge of repairs. multiple mechanics also looked at the car's records and saw overpriced quotes for repairs

Verified CustomerApril 16, 2015

They are very helpful and fair.

Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2015

They are very understanding and personable. They are very friendly, accommodating and they are willing to take the time to go over extensive repairs details with you.

Verified CustomerMarch 19, 2015

They are honest, accurate and very friendly. I trust them and I feel that they are great people.

Verified CustomerMarch 11, 2015

They are honest, they don't force work and they let you know what services may be needed in the future.

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Verified CustomerMarch 04, 2015

Friendly, good, quick, not too expensive. They explain in detail what is going to happen and get approval each step of the way.

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