Customer Reviews

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Sarah H.  |  Oakland, CA  |  Jun 25, 2017

Went to a different shop first for a brake repair and they told me I also needed a new radiator (had a leak). Brought it here and he said it was just a hose. Was done in a couple hours and $165 for an hour of labor and a vulcanized hose. Felipe is super friendly and explained/showed me what was wrong. No more leak! Definitely recommend for radiator work. Super knowledgeable.

Paco F.  |  Emeryville, CA  |  Apr 28, 2017

Awesome service. Quick. Reliable. Friendly. In at 8 am out at 3 pm. Highly recommended.

John W.  |  Berkeley, CA  |  May 25, 2016

I've known Felipe and crew for a long time. He's kept my old vehicle running well for many years. Bright, cheerful, fair, honest and EFFICIENT. Have recommended to friends who've all reported great results. Yet to find a mechanical problem he can't resolve. The guy's a rare real!

Dean S.  |  Berkeley, CA  |  Feb 4, 2016

I was here to get my A/C repaired and I really appreciated the service and attention to detail. It was some time ago and my A/C still works great with no problems. Another shop had lied to me and tried to sell me a whole new A/C unit when the only problem was a bad o-ring. Berkeley Radiator Works accurately diagnosed the o-ring and properly fixed the repair. I did not feel as if I was treated poorly or dishonestly in any way and was very happy with the result.

Philip L.  |  Oakland, CA  |  Sep 18, 2015

I went into Berkeley Radiator Works to get a second opinion on my overheating radiator in my 1987 Honda Civic (28 years old with less than 50,000 miles) and always well maintained. I had a previous estimate that required disposing of my radiator and getting some after market replacement at a high cost. They told me it was not reparable.period. Felipe is very nice and immediately makes you feel comfortable. He needed to thoroughly examine the radiator before being sure,, but felt that it would not need to be replaced. Some aftermarket radiators are even plastic from my investigation. He removed cleaned and restored my radiator finding a faulty thermostat in the process. All of this for less than half the cost of the previous estimate. Very pleased!.

Craig S.  |  San Francisco, CA  |  Nov 4, 2014

It's been many months since Berkeley radiator converted the air conditioning on my 1990 vanagon again Westfalia to R134a refrigerant. This involves replacing the compressor (which was bad anyway) and a few other small items. They did a fantastic job, did it on time and were very friendly. The shop looks messy but I wouldn't hold that against him.

Bob S.  |  Berkeley, CA  |  Mar 31, 2011

Felipe has come through for me again! This man is awesome. I bought a used Mercedes off of Craigslist for 2K. The seller had rigged it to hide the cooling issues and since I'm not very car savvy I didn't notice it as it test drove fine. Then the next day it massively overheated. I took it straight to Felipe. Not only did he fix the cooling issue, he showed me what other damage had been done (bad head gasket) and he coordinated all the repair work at a reasonable price. It would be very easy for a mechanic to take advantage of me but Felipe is honest and straight forward. He went out of his way to make sure my car was fixed right and was running great.