Vanguard Automotive Repair was established back in 1986 and has been proudly serving San Rafael and the surrounding area ever since. This RepairPal Certified shop features a very experienced and well trained team who are equipped with the state of the art tools and diagnostic equipment necessary for today's modern vehicles. Repairs performed here can range from minor and major mechanical repairs, to check engine light and computer diagnosis and repairs, to state smog inspections, 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 enthusiastically describe the team here as: “honest”, “helpful”, “knowledgeable”, “dependable”, and "knowledgeable". A local shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop-off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are also available for your convenience.
Vanguard Automotive Repair
San Rafael, CA 94901 USA
Auto Repair Experience
- Shelby Clark, Manager
- Established 1986
- 2 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
- 30 Years of Car Repair Experience
- Check Engine Light
- Oil Change & Lube
- Scheduled Maintenance
- Service & Repair
- Timing Belts
- Early Bird Dropoff
- Rental Car
- Service Guarantee
- Wireless Internet
Makes We Serve
- Land Rover
Friendly, helpful, thorough.
Bonnie and Shelby and the staff at Vanguard are wonderful - always helpful, willing to take the time to explain things.
Great service, as always!
Extremely dependable service run by a very responsible and friendly family who has been serving Marin for decades. They have never let me down. I highly recommend Vanguard!
Knowledgeable people with great customer service.
Great service, honest people.
I needed an inspection of my car after I purchased it from a dealership. The people in the customer service were super nice, one girl even agreed to give me a ride back to work, but they recommended services and repairs that I didn't need and would cost me between $2,000 - $5,000. I wanted a second opinion at another place and I got a much better price there and was told that most of the repairs weren't necessary.
Great service. Honest. Good prices.
Oil change and Service B.
Over the years we have had many good, well cared for, and straight ahead situations. They were fast, honest, flexible and definitely dependable and competent. And very nice folks too.
Very communicative, quality repair and tune up.
Vanguard provides the highest quality technical service. In addition, they are friendly and courteous, and - most rarely found - generous! This has been consistent since I began coming to their shop in January of 2014 when they did a check for a computer glitch on my newly purchased Jetta and didn't charge me.
Very helpful, making sure not selling things not needed now.
I have been taking my cars to Vanguard for over 12 years. They are honest, reliable and take great care of my car. They start on time, finish on time and always call for permission before making any changes to the scope of work. I wish there were more businesses which operated like Vanguard!
Service was prompt. I needed to stay with the car, and they scheduled a minor correction for my convenience.
Bonnie & Shelby are always helpful and manage to squeeze me in last minute. Reasonable pricing and maintenance work gets done very quickly!
They diagnosed and fixed a smog fail issue for $29.00 (new gas cap) that another shop quoted me $350 to fix. That was a savings of over $300.
My fee for an oil change was very reasonable and the turnaround time was under an hour. Very happy.
Always GREAT! Helpful, knowledgeable, reasonably priced.
I was very happy with the service I received.
We took our truck into Vanguard without prescheduling an appointment as our passenger side window fell off of its track and was trapped in the door panel. They accommodated us, found the parts and had it fixed in 48 hours. They called several times to keep us up to date on what was happening. We were very pleased with the results and always impressed with the fantastic customer service!
They were committed to make sure I was satisfied, and did not want to engage in unnecessary repairs.
The check-up reminder, appointment process, and service were helpful, convenient and professional.
Did a great job and got my car done on time.
Service was timely and excellent.
Excellent service, I have recommended them to a friend.
- High quality repair
- Guaranteed fair prices
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- Current expert training
- Warranty on repairs
- Great customer service