Oceanworks

(Auto Repair)

Oceanworks
2703 Tenth Street
Berkeley, California
Voice: (510) 849-1383

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  • “What haven’t they done for me? I’m on my fourth car and my 13th year with them. The best thing I can say about them is that they give it to you straight. They are honest and up-front, and don’t string you along. I would absolutely recommend them without any hesitation.”

  • “I don’t know what else to tell you but that they’re wonderful. The whole management is fantastic, from Angus on down. My car is always done when they say it will be, and they always do a good job. It is just a fine shop— they are scrupulous!”

  • “This might sound weird, but they’re kind of like family! I’ve been going to them for about 5 years. They’ve set me up with a rental car while my car was in the shop, and they even electronically sent my smog report to the DMV for me! I have some good people looking out for my car.”

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If you own an SUV, or a Toyota, Lexus, Honda or Acura, and you want fast, honest service, the place to go is Oceanworks, just off San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. In 2001, they were voted Berkeley’s “Best Auto Mechanic” by the readers of the East Bay Express.

“We have an interesting mix of clients coming in here,” says Angus. “It’s really nice. Everywhere I go in Berkeley and Oakland, people come up to me and say, ‘you fixed my car!’ Recently, I was trying to buy a house, and all my clients who are realtors, architects and builders gave me free advice.

“I do believe we can give people better service than a dealer. We can work on your car right from its first servicing, while maintaining your factory warranty.”

At Oceanworks 1, they only work on Toyotas and Hondas (which includes Lexus and Acura), and have achieved a high level of competence and efficiency by concentrating on those makes exclusively.

Years of hands-on experience means they know the idiosyncracies of each model, so they can usually diagnose problems faster than a dealer can.

Just around the corner, Oceanworks 2 specializes in another niche market –– SUV’s, minivans, and big American cars.

“We’re one of the only places in the East Bay with a hoist strong enough to support a large SUV like a Chevy Suburban or a Ford Expedition,” explains Chris Cucuel, Oceanworks 2’s manager. “We work on most American and some Japanese SUV’s, as well as other domestic cars.

At both Oceanworks, they take a holistic approach to fixing your car. They do everything from oil changes and brake repairs, to transmission work and engine overhauls.

“Each customer is different,” says Angus. “Some people want perfection, regardless of expense, while others simply want to keep their cars running for as little as possible. Either way, we give them all the information to make the decision that’s right for them.

“Getting your vehicle fixed is about as much fun as going to the dentist,” says Angus. “We try to make the experience as painless as possible.”


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