The Model Garage

modelgarage@modelgarageberkeley.com
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2920 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705 USA
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7:30am to 5:30pm
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7:30am to 5:30pm
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(510) 858-2630
43 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Donald Worth, Owner
  • Established 1981
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience
Scorecard

The Model Garage works hard to set itself apart from other automotive shops in a couple of ways; they specialize in the repair of Toyota, Lexus, Scion, and Volvo vehicles, they strive to repair your vehicle right the first time, and they believe in providing top notch customer service. Recent customers describe this RepairPal Certified team as “excellent”, “amazing”, “trustworthy”, “knowledgeable”, and “professional”. This team has been providing good quality automotive repair since 1981. They have the training, experience, and automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment to help ensure their goal of providing high quality repair is achieved. These repairs can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer system diagnoses and repairs, to smog repair only for Volvo, Toyota, Lexus, and Scion cars, as well as your scheduled maintenance needs. Their work is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Early bird vehicle drop off and a waiting are with WiFi are available for your convenience.

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Auto Repair Experience

  • Donald Worth, Owner
  • Established 1981
  • 5 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 1 ASE Certified Auto Technician
  • 90 Years of Car Repair Experience

Specialties

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

Amenities

  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Service Guarantee
  • Wireless Internet

Affiliations

  • ASCCA
  • iATN

Makes We Serve

  • Lexus
  • Scion
  • Toyota
  • Volvo

Message from the Shop

The Model Garage, in Berkeley CA, is an independent auto repair shop (not a dealership) that specializes in Volvo, Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars.

We have current factory diagnostic systems for all of the cars we service. Our five mechanics are conscientious professionals who will keep your car purring. We offer, customer-friendly service and repair. In business since 1981, we love dealing with the customers in our area. Quality and honesty are our strengths.

The Model Garage was featured in the November 2014 issue of Parts and People! We are open Monday - Friday from 7:30 am until 5:25 pm.

Reviews

Overall Rating

43 Verified Reviews

Customer Reviews

by February 11, 2015

Great service.

by - Verified Customer February 11, 2015

Excellent service.

by - Verified Customer February 11, 2015

Great quality and honest service.

by - Verified Customer February 10, 2015

Competent work at a fair price.

by - Verified Customer February 09, 2015

They are efficient, trustworthy, fair and friendly local business.

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by - Verified Customer February 02, 2015

I've been taking pour cars there for over thirty years. It's now like family than a place I merely do business with. And they are like that with everyone. Good quality work and honest opinions.

by - Verified Customer February 02, 2015

They care for two of our cars and have done an excellent job for several years.

by - Verified Customer February 01, 2015

I trust the people at Model Garage to give me an honest diagnosis and excellent service.

by - Verified Customer January 29, 2015

Excellent service. I had heard great things, all of which proved to be true. Fast, friendly, personable, affordable...

by - Verified Customer January 28, 2015

They have been experts with my Volvo.

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by - Verified Customer January 28, 2015

They have taken care of my cars for nearly 20 years with honesty and skill.

by - Verified Customer January 27, 2015

I like the clear explanation of problem, options offered, and speed of service.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2015

Very friendly service, and they always explain everything that they're doing in detail. They answer questions readily.

by - Verified Customer January 25, 2015

Quick, capable service from agreeable people.

by January 22, 2015

Always friendly. Explain things understandably.

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by - Verified Customer January 21, 2015

They do good work.

by - Verified Customer January 21, 2015

I have enjoyed the best professional service of any kind I've had in my entire life for pushing 30 years from Model Garage. I've recommended that people consider buying certain brands in order to avail themselves of their services.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2015

They provide excellent service.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2015

On time, on budget, performed the work, and nice people.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2015

I have been receiving service from the Model garage for close to 20 years. I feel they are fair, honest and dependable. Most importantly they do good work.

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by - Verified Customer January 15, 2015

Satisfactory service for 30 years.

by January 14, 2015

I had a great experience before, but this time felt like I was talked down to when I was unhappy with the conclusion.

by - Verified Customer January 13, 2015

Honest, fair, and knowledgeable service.

by January 12, 2015

Great staff, great work on old Volvo

by - Verified Customer January 11, 2015

Great service.

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by - Verified Customer January 08, 2015

The folks at The Model Garage are great: they provide friendly, reassuring, and efficient service. They treat their customers with immense care and trustworthiness.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2015

They are friendly, informative about what my car needs for service. Reasonably priced.

by - Verified Customer January 08, 2015

Model Garage was recommended by a friend and I've gotten stellar service from them but I recently got charged over $90 for a simple oil change. That is a total ripoff! It shakes my trust in them!

by - Verified Customer January 07, 2015

I have been a customer for 15 years, and every encounter has been good to excellent.

by January 05, 2015

Timely, courteous, economical service.

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by - Verified Customer January 05, 2015

All around great service.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2015

Great service, and attention to detail. Fair pricing, and everyone is very friendly and service oriented.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2015

They provide prompt reliable service and take a personal interest and concern with the safety and welfare of my family.

by - Verified Customer January 04, 2015

Excellent service and support.

by January 01, 2015

Excellent service and friendly staff.

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by - Verified Customer December 29, 2014

I have always been happy with work done on my old Volvo and the explanation for what needs to be done and why and what can be done later as required.

by December 28, 2014

They give the best serve you know it's fair and they are excellent mechanics.

by - Verified Customer December 17, 2014

Amazing service, always good work on my car.

by - Verified Customer December 16, 2014

I have been taking my cars to the model garage for years, they always provide great service and are very honest.

by - Verified Customer December 15, 2014

Very helpful. Job well done.

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by - Verified Customer December 15, 2014

Knowledgeable mechanics, extremely efficient customer service, and all there go beyond the usual to keep the customers content!!! Model Garage is way above and beyond the norm.

by - Verified Customer December 08, 2014

They are friendly, explain what they will be doing, excellent in their craft, and fair in charges. Tops!

by - Verified Customer December 04, 2014

Excellent, professional, friendly service.

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