(510) 858-2630
"I trust the people at Model Garage to give me an honest diagnosis and excellent service."— Linda, a Verified Customer
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Parts & Labor Warranty:
12 months / 12,000 miles
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Amenities:
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Service Guarantee
  • Wireless Internet
Makes:
  • Lexus
  • Scion
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
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
Real Customer Reviews

Real Customer Review(s)

"I trust the people at Model Garage to give me an honest diagnosis and excellent service." Linda - Verified Customer
"They care for two of our cars and have done an excellent job for several years." Sylvia - Verified Customer
"They provide excellent service." Mary - Verified Customer
Shop Message

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.

RepairPal's Assesment
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.
(510) 417-3453
"The mechanic was able to sort out a difficult issue, and clearly answer questions relevant to possible scenarios. The people at Ackermans are always helpful and prices are reasonable."— Todd, a Verified Customer
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Parts & Labor Warranty:
12 months / 12,000 miles
Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Amenities:
  • Car Delivery
  • Car Pickup/Dropoff
  • Car Wash
  • Child Friendly
  • Coffee
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Extended/Evening Hours
  • Heated Waiting Room
  • Rental Car
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shopping Nearby
  • Shuttle
  • Towing
  • Warranty Accepted
  • Wireless Internet
Makes:
  • Subaru
  • Volvo
Specialties:
  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Timing Belts
  • Transmission Repair
  • Windshield/Glass
Real Customer Reviews

Real Customer Review(s)

"The mechanic was able to sort out a difficult issue, and clearly answer questions relevant to possible scenarios. The people at Ackermans are always helpful and prices are reasonable." Todd - Verified Customer
"just a pleasure to do business with...." Peter - Verified Customer
"I have complete confidence in the repair work and honesty of everyone involved. I feel respected and have never had a negative experience at Ackerman's" Doug - Verified Customer
Shop Message

Ackerman's has specialized in Volvo Service and repair exclusively since 1983 and has two of the best certified master technicians in the area. We pride ourselves in giving expert, prompt and courteous service. Supporting our local community in innovative ways gives us added satisfaction. Please give us a call!

RepairPal's Assesment
Ackerman's Volvo and Subaru has been a contributing member of the Berkeley community since 1983. Bruce Ackerman, the owner, feels that by specializing in Volvo and Subaru, he is able to provide a high level of competency, integrity, and reliability to his customers. This shop devotes the time and training that is needed to ensure your vehicle is serviced and repaired in a professional manner. Bruce has made the investment in the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that we would expect to see of a certified shop. Ackerman's is conveniently located near public transportation, shuttle service, rental cars, early bird drop off, and wireless Internet service are available for your convenience.

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Volvo repair shops and dealerships near Albany.

5930 College Ave, Oakland
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts

"I've brought all 3 of my cars here and been quite satisfied with both their thoroughness and high level of customer s..."

10929 San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Windshield/Glass

"Flexible appointment time, discount on first time receiving a service. They called to update when service will be com..."

2600 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair, Windshield/Glass

"not only is this the cheapest oil change around (about $25 with tax) but the mechanics thoroughly check your car for ..."

2210 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley

"Ed's shop is great. He likes to get things done correctly. His shop is always organized and professional. If you're l..."

2558 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"These guys do it right ... highly recommend"

6335 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville

"I brought my Nissan to Yao's as I needed a brake and lamp certification to register my salvaged vehicle. His quote wa..."

3009 Ashby Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair

"Steve and the gang always make the extra effort to accommodate their customers. The quality of the work has always be..."

398 W Macarthur Blvd, Oakland
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair

"Good service, got my truck smogged here. Jovic was really nice! More recently I've bought tires for my Datsun and Hon..."

5865 Broadway Terrace, Oakland

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1900 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Berkeley

"Pat is awesome: he's friendly, he's quick, and he's less expensive than RepairPal rates predict.

I needed a lot of ..."

2147 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

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742 San Pablo Ave, Albany
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair

"I've been taking my cars to Albany Tire for years, and have referred numerous friends and family members who all than..."

13052 San Pablo Ave, Richmond
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"My experience with this place is limited but very good. I brought the headlamp bulb in and the man installed it no ch..."

920 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"My Ford Expedition needed extensive work in 2008. I was extremely grateful to the owner and employees of Allied Autom..."

1340 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair

"Great, fast and accurate repair shop. Took in my BMW for check engine light on and it was diagnosed within an hour. T..."

2105 Parker St, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

"They specialize in foreign cars (toyota, honda), but were still great with my American make. Customer service is fri..."

2503 10th St, Berkeley
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair

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2705 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Makes:
  • Honda
  • Scion
  • Toyota
  • Volvo

"Very good, an quality service"

2700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Makes:
  • Honda
  • Nissan
  • Volvo
Specialties:
Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Smog/Emissions Testing, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair
2144 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
221 6th St, Richmond
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
6801 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
2132 Dwight Way, Berkeley
3506 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
1060 Harrison St, Berkeley
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair
744 San Pablo Ave, Albany
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
730 San Pablo Ave, Albany
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Ford
  • Honda
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair, Transmission Repair
1111 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
806 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
6006 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville
Specialties:
Alignment, Collision Repair & Paint, Service & Repair
2323 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
1835 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair
2730 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Nissan
  • Saab
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
10903 San Pablo Avenue, Richmond
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
1245 University Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
2996 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
1224 10th Street, Berkeley
5425 Martin Luther King Way, Oakland
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
700 San Pablo Ave, Albany
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Windshield/Glass
3799 Broadway, Oakland
431 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
2099 Martin Luther King Way, Berkeley
960 University Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
2321 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
987 San Pablo Ave, Albany
1499 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
2730 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
1453 4th Street, Berkeley
1699 University Ave, Berkeley
647 23rd St # A, Richmond
1321 Gilman St, Albany
5218 Wall Ave, Richmond
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Tire Sales/Repair
3211 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
1319 Wright Avenue, Richmond
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
4325 MacDonald Ave, Richmond
4401 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
6525 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito
732 Channing Way, Berkeley
3810 Broadway, Oakland
2036 Blake St, Berkeley
5225 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
2555 College Ave, Berkeley
821 Gilman Street, Berkeley
2203 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
6501 Fairmount Ave, El Cerrito
1197 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
3700 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
2408 Mandela Parkway, Oakland
2720 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
575 San Pablo Ave, Albany
3031 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
12432 San Pablo Ave, Richmond
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
2306 Magnolia Street, Oakland
1513 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
3909 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland
2605 Market Street, Oakland
Specialties:
Muffler & Exhaust, Service & Repair
6315 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
3943 Broadway, Oakland
2285 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
1425 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
2246 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Specialties:
Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair
10787 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito
2626 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
744 San Pablo Ave., Albany
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Honda
  • Infiniti
  • Lexus
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
Specialties:
Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Oil Change & Lube, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair
304 Arlington Avenue , Kensington
1187 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
810 San Pablo Avenue, Albany
Specialties:
Service & Repair, Transmission Repair
2051 Ashby Avenue, Berkeley
Makes:
  • Acura
  • Chrysler
  • Honda
  • Jeep
  • Mazda
  • Nissan
  • Saab
  • Subaru
  • Toyota
  • Volvo
Specialties:
AC/Heating, Alignment, Check Engine Light, Diagnosis, Hybrid/Electric, Muffler & Exhaust, Oil Change & Lube, Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair, Timing Belts, Tire Sales/Repair, Windshield/Glass
4096 Piedmont Ave Ste 408, Oakland
Specialties:
Scheduled Maintenance, Service & Repair
4045 Broadway, Oakland