Portola Valley Garage
4170 Alpine Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028 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
7:30am to 5:30pm
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(650) 489-7679
11 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Thomas Ramies, Owner
  • Established 1948
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 166 Years of Car Repair Experience
RepairPal Scorecard

Our review of Portola Valley Garage revealed a very experienced team of technicians who have been working together for many years. Their team includes six technicians, including three ASE certified techs, with a total of 166 years of experience between them. Portola Valley Garage has perhaps the most extensive assortment of factory level scan tools we have seen from any of our Certified shops, which contributed to the perfect score in the Technical Ability section of the survey. If you decide to wait while your vehicle is being serviced, wireless internet access is available in their comfortable waiting room. A shuttle service is available if you find yourself in need of a ride.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Thomas Ramies, Owner
  • Established 1948
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 2 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 166 Years of Car Repair Experience


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


  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Chinese Spoken
  • Financing
  • Loaner Car
  • Parts/Accessories
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Store
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet


  • Bosch Service Network
  • iATN

Message from the Shop

Above dealer level service ! We employ ASE certified master techs! Our technicians are constantly trained. Not all independent shops are the same... We have factory diagnostic/programming equipment for BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volvo, Mercedes, Jaguar, Range Rover, VW/Audi, Saab, GM, Ford, and the list goes on. An Independent NEVER had so much diagnostic capability! Free loaner car when available.

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • 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

Overall Rating

11 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer June 14, 2012

They are great because they over deliver on their products. My husband is ill and so it is hard for us to bring the car in because we only have one driver, so I drove the car in and the receptionist drove me home. It's a very personal, one on one kind of thing. When I went to pick up the car, the guy genuinely asked how my husband was doing and it seems like a very old-school community type of experience where people really know each other and care about each other and care about what the work is.

by - Verified Customer June 06, 2012

I have used this outfit for 30 years and I have been very satisfied all of that time.

by - Verified Customer June 02, 2012

I am very satisfied with Portola Valley Garage. When anyone in our family has questions about cars we can always call Tom or Tim. They are a very trusted business.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2012

I take all my cars there. They do a great job.

by - Verified Customer June 01, 2012

Very friendly and efficient.

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by - Verified Customer June 01, 2012

I would highly recommend Portola Valley Garage to anyone.

by - Verified Customer May 31, 2012

It was extremely fair. They are thorough. They are reasonably priced. They are easy to deal with and to discuss things with and they try to accommodate any requests that you make. They are great guys. I would recommend them to everyone.

by - Verified Customer May 25, 2012

I just like them because they are honest. My car is always done on time and they are pleasant to deal with.

by - Verified Customer May 24, 2012

They are all very friendly and you don't have to wait long. They do a nice job.

by May 23, 2012

They are the most knowledgeable garage that I have dealt with.

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by - Verified Customer May 23, 2012

My experience with the garage is that they are always helpful with diagnostic services. They only do the work that is needed and they are always honest.

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