5

Berkeley Motor Works - just the best car experience I've ever had (I'm 63). I bought a not-very-good 2002 in the early 90's, and was referred to Mike Scharzbart for help. He was honest enough to tell me I shouldn't put any more money in the car, and then not only helped me sell it but helped me get into a '79 528i that I drove for 12 or 13 years. Mike and his staff turned every wrench during that time except for one oil change when I was on the road - and Mike found me the mechanic in Austin TX that did that for me! The car was trouble-free and fun to drive all the way through (I finally sold it at 306,000 miles), and Mike, Jane, Ilya, Carol and everybody else at the shop were friendly, helpful and straight up about everything. I even learned a lot about cars from Mike (and I'm hopeless about mechanical stuff). I can't recommend these folks enough - I still drove down for service after I moved to Santa Rosa.

5

I've been taking my 1999 e36 M3 to this place ever since I had a train wreck experience at two dealer shops. Besides all the Mandatory fees of dealers, shop rates were too expensive in relation to the service level (take a number). Given that I already own a big money waster (BMW) I've made my peace with shop rates and generally higher priced parts (i used to own a honda and infiniti etc). That being said, the staff here is very accommodating and courteous and Mike (the owner) will explain the necessity for repairs and make recommendations based on his experience. There were some previous reviews about over-repairing or repairing too early.Mike would like for all of his customers to be driving "feels like new" 20 year old BMW's if he had his way. But, not everyone can afford that. So, take the recommendations into consideration. If you can spring for it, do it. there is nothing like having a 10 year old car with 140k miles that drives like it just left the lot. :) I come here for my 60 day oil changes (that's 5k miles in 60 days) and they get me in and out quickly, and early too. There's a sitting room (with Grandma's old comfy couch) and WiFi if you need it for surfing or working. I've brought my own parts in too before which is great considering the wonders of the interwebs and pricing. Remember: you bought a BMW now you have to maintain it.. that statement and cheap don't go well together. if you want personable, friendly service with reasonable shop rates and parts prices than this is the place.

Raoul, Although you left this review some time ago, I still wanted to reach out and say thank you so…Raoul, Although you left this review some time ago, I still wanted to reach out and say thank you so much for the amazing words! it truly made our day and we are so happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Come see us anytime and once again, thank you!

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4

Every time I go they bring exceptional service to make sure the car is getting it's needs. They are great when it comes to dropping your car off and bringing you to work if needed. A few things, I definitely hadn't thought about how much a bmw costs to fix, so it's definitely taken a toll on my wallet, however i trust that everything they are doing is what's needed and what's best.They have been good to me

Hi Melissa, thank you for the exceptional review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience…Hi Melissa, thank you for the exceptional review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us! Come back and see us again!

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5

Has a BMW owner, I know a good thing when I see one. The shop is friendly, they know their stuff, and they deliver great quality with fair pricing. Seriously....I would recommend this place to all my friends and family...OH What, I did.Check it out.

5

I went to go see Berkeley Motor Works for a brake repair. Not only was the car done quickly but the price was about $500 cheaper then the dealer! The service is amazing and I will use Berkeley Motor Works for all of my BMW needs.

5

Berkeley Motor Works - just the best car experience I've ever had (I'm 63). I bought a not-very-good 2002 in the early 90's, and was referred to Mike Scharzbart for help. He was honest enough to tell me I shouldn't put any more money in the car, and then not only helped me sell it but helped me get into a '79 528i that I drove for 12 or 13 years. Mike and his staff turned every wrench during that time except for one oil change when I was on the road - and Mike found me the mechanic in Austin TX that did that for me! The car was trouble-free and fun to drive all the way through (I finally sold it at 306,000 miles), and Mike, Jane, Ilya, Carol and everybody else at the shop were friendly, helpful and straight up about everything. I even learned a lot about cars from Mike (and I'm hopeless about mechanical stuff). I can't recommend these folks enough - I still drove down for service after I moved to Santa Rosa.

4

Every time I bring my cars to Berkeley Motor Works I leave with a smile. Mile and Jane run an amazing shop. I have taken all my BMW's to Berkeley Motor Works form a rare 1988 M6 to my 2008 335i. They take their time, make sure that everything is done right, and are competitive with their pricing. They have a "frequent oil change card", after 5 paid oil changes, you get 1 for free. Overall ALWAYS a great experience. A++++ for Mike and the great staff at Berkeley Motor Works!!!

Hey Ben! I see you wrote this review some time ago, but still wanted to say thanks so much for the…Hey Ben! I see you wrote this review some time ago, but still wanted to say thanks so much for the great review. Nothing makes us happier than knowing all of our clients are satisfied. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for anything you need, and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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5

This company sets the standard for service. I would highly recommend giving Berkeley Motors Works a try if you have not found them already…

5

As a BMW owner, I was impressed with the experience I had when I walked in in July 08. From the front desk to the owner, I had a great experience. I would recommend anyone who has a Mercedes, Audi, BMW to think about using these guys. Great Job!

Mr. Bryan, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review with us! We really appreciate the kind words and…Mr. Bryan, Thank you for sharing your 5 star review with us! We really appreciate the kind words and the loyalty! Until next time!

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