Argonaut Garage
4.9
Based on 228 reviews
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Michael Hankel
Michael Hankel
03:24 17 Apr 21
I came here on a whim pick, and was really impressed with the operation. Hands down the best auto shop I have ever been... to. The company has a strong online presence, and will give you a link to view your diagnostics listed out by section and service. Detailed service tech notes are paired with photographs, issues, non-issues, and the billing is laid out in a way that shows strong transparency of services tendered online. I had the full works done on my vehicle: Trans, clutch, new brakes, tires, frame, suspension, and full servicing. I will not go anywhere else in the Berkeley/ Oakland area. You have a new loyal customer. Thank you!read more
Samantha Berger
Samantha Berger
18:49 16 Apr 21
Argonaut did an amazing job! They were communicative, thorough and above all honest throughout the process. I was a... bad car mom (sorry car) and they didn't use the shame technique to get more service dollars out of me; for that they deserve 50 stars! I will definitely return to them the next time my poor car falls prey to my bad parenting.read more
tiffany trebes
tiffany trebes
00:05 27 Mar 21
I have taken my Mazda and my Lexus Hybrid to Argonaut Garage over the last few years. Jason and his team are not only... thorough and awesome at the work they do, they also listen and work with the customer. I would highly suggest Argonaut garage for the work needed on your car.Tiffanyread more
J P
J P
00:00 22 Mar 21
I was looking for a new garage after a recent new (to me) vehicle. What a pleasant and refreshing change from the last... 4-5 star Volvo shop I took the former vehicle to. Thanks for the friendly, efficient, on time and reasonably affordable service!read more
Marsha Dalmas
Marsha Dalmas
06:09 09 Mar 21
Jason and crew are the best - reliable, conscientious, and honest. They go out of their way to explain the job, so ... someone as clueless as myself thoroughly understands the problem and the solution. Argonaut always follows up if the problem persists. I recommend them without reservation. This is a great garage!.read more
Sue Reinhold
Sue Reinhold
04:22 16 Jan 21
Jason and his team are friendly, professional, communication is great, in writing, on text/online as well as in person... and on phone. They make it easy to be a customer and inspire a LOT of confidence. Good value and great attitude. Wouldn’t take my Hybrid anywhere else.read more
David M. Williamson
David M. Williamson
20:18 19 Dec 20
Wow! The most wonderful and pleasing experience I have ever had with mechanics. I can truly say these people care about... you and your vehicle. Great advice, honest answers and clear path forward. They understood my financial constraints and need for repairs. Thanks again my friends!Update: 2-4-21The other day my service engine light came on. I called Argonaut Garage once again to save my Jeep. They immediately took it in no problem, diagnosed it and called me the same day. Unfortunately the problem will cost more than my vehicle is worth, but that is no fault on them. I really appreciate their honesty and recommendations. When I get a new vehicle, they will remain my mechanics.read more
Chris Hall
Chris Hall
23:02 10 Dec 20
Been going to Jason for many years. Skipping the history I want to tell you about the present. Just got my car serviced... in a hurry to make a trip out of town. They got on the problem, went way beyond the call of duty to fix my vehicle so I'm now enjoying a safe and comfortable road trip.If you want it done right and want it done with care and attention to your faithful 'steed" this is the place to head. Thanks Jason, Brian and the crewread more
Michael Penner
Michael Penner
23:08 27 Nov 20
I've had the same issue for all 6 years I've had my used car. Over the years, a dozen different mechanics and even the... dealership spent 2 weeks trying to diagnose this very dangerous issue. Argonaut were able to diagnose and fix it in a day. In fixing it, they didn't need a handful of expensive parts with long labor that was initially quoted; after all these years, it ended up being a simple, cheap fix. I just needed the right mechanic to figure it out. I will trust these guys with every car I have going forward.read more
Seena Hawley
Seena Hawley
16:24 25 Nov 20
Jason and the Argonauts are efficient and reliable mechanics. They explain diagnosis & work in clear language,... important to me. Customer service is great: Jason and his team know their customers and cars.I get useful information and advice, with my car and driving needs/habits in mind. I rely on The Argonauts for advice and information that make my routine and extended driving trips free of worry about my car's performance.read more
Lori Naslund
Lori Naslund
15:35 20 Nov 20
I recently had some major work done on my 2012 Subaru at Argonaut. I am so impressed by the friendliness,... professionalism, and technical expertise of this garage. I feel like I'm part of the Argonaut family now and don't have to worry about finding an honest, good garage. Owner Jason helped me with some minor tweaks on my vehicle for free prior to me even being a customer. His expertise and generosity was amazing. Now I can say I am a loyal Argonaut customer.read more
George Griffeth
George Griffeth
17:31 19 Nov 20
I’ve been taking my car to Jason since before there WERE any Argonauts, back when he ran the repair shop in the local... Exxon station. I’ve been driving for more than fifty years, and this is the best repair shop relationship I’ve ever experienced. Master mechanics who keep their training up to date, honest to a fault, great communicators, all the things. During COVID, they’ve done an exemplary job of taking it seriously, disinfecting surfaces, adjusting front office procedures, etc., and that’s characteristic of Jason and the team.read more
Magon Liu
Magon Liu
04:40 17 Nov 20
I've taken my car to a few garages in the East Bay area and none of them were as thorough, friendly and efficient at... what they do then the wonderful team at Argonaut. They are very informative in showing and even teaching me what issues my car has and how they plan on fixing it. I've been in for brake pad replacements, air filter replacement and other things that happens to break down in my car. I cannot recommend them enough!read more
Matt Laurence
Matt Laurence
15:00 05 Nov 20
Let me start with the important part: I have found an HONEST mechanic! What could be better than that? Anyhow, I... brought my 97 Subaru in to get my rear brakes fixed. The problem was much worse than I thought, thus needing more work. Long story short, they ended up being able to fix the problem when they could've just replaced it, which saved me almost $200.read more
Paul Irvine
Paul Irvine
16:09 24 Oct 20
From diagnosis to repair, these guys walked me through and explained everything thoroughly. I have an older pickup... truck so there are multiple maintenance and repair issues that need prioritization. I appreciate the time they took to photograph and evaluate my vehicle to help me make informed decisions. I recommend their services and will continue to use Argonauts for my mechanic needs.read more
Maria Occupy
Maria Occupy
15:35 23 Oct 20
Astounding !Argonaut garage will be my “go-to” for all of my cars now and in the future.The owner, Jason, called me... to discuss various options & resolutions.The staff was very helpful.Dillon gave me a beautiful breakdown of Diagnostics.Adrianna kept in touch with me in an upbeat happy great communication wayread more
Ioannis Pappas
Ioannis Pappas
03:23 21 Oct 20
Excellent service, friendly staff.They provide a full diagnostic sheet and guide you through the process of which... repairs are imminent and which repairs are for the future.Highly recommend.read more
Griffin Kelly
Griffin Kelly
05:21 09 Oct 20
Great work..super friendly and helpful staff. This is my new favorite mechanic. A rare gem.
Linnea - Limber Arts
Linnea - Limber Arts
13:48 06 Oct 20
I am very impressed with Argonaut Garage. Long story short I was afraid I had purchased a lemon and had a few issues... with my new van that were intermittent, very hard to diagnose, and potentially made the vehicle unsafe on the road. I was terrified I just lost 10K on a bad decision. Argonaut went the whole nine yards to figure out the issues, test and retest the safety of the vehicle, and they had excellent communication and customer service throughout a considerably lengthy and stressful process. If you've got a complicated situation and need to know you're in good hands then I would highly recommend Argonaut Garage. Thanks again Jason and Hussein!read more
Alex Bo
Alex Bo
17:46 05 Oct 20
I wrote a review earlier but I don’t think I was logged in so I don’t know if it went through but when I first bought... my ls400 and took it to Jason he told me I definitely needed a new air filter of some sort(I can’t remember the exact name of it) and I told him I couldn’t afford it right now and I’d come back in a week or so and when I came to pick my car up he showed me the filter he took out which was filthy and told me he put a new one in free of charge. (It was about a $375 fix and he said he didn’t want me out on the road with the filter I currently had). After that I knew I found a good mechanic and to put it short if you want a honest mechanic who clearly explains what he’s doing to your car and prioritizes the customer over the profit come to Jason at Argonaut. Also all the other people working there are really nice and clearly care about the customer and making you feel comfortable leaving your car with them.read more
Leelu Co
Leelu Co
15:26 30 Sep 20
I found the staff friendly, professional, knowledgeable and straightforward. They have a system of documenting the... condition of the car with photographs which makes it easy to understand and track problems. I highly recommend this garage.read more
Bill Jones
Bill Jones
18:27 28 Sep 20
They were coronavirus aware. Felt safe. Did a good job on replacing the cabin filter in my Tesla model 3. Did a safety... inspection afterward, shop policy. Very good value. Friendly and competent staff.read more
Eric Tabor
Eric Tabor
16:26 28 Sep 20
I asked Argonaut garage to squeeze me in for a post purchase inspection of my Dodge Dakota with which I was planning to... pull a big heavy trailer full of all of my - mostly extraneous - stuff to NM. They identified what I thought to be the case; my shocks/struts were pretty much shot. They also diagnosed several problems with my brakes that added up to a potentially dangerous situation when towing. Being a "cowboy" ( I like the sound of that better than knucklehead - not that I think Cowboys are necessarily knuckleheads) I told them I probably drive real slow and careful and do it anyway. Dylan, rather than saying "Don't be a knucklehead!" found a way to further squeeze and get me on the schedule before the weekend.Super professional, genuinely nice and really concerned about the details which is the difference between a good job and a great job.I'm starting to plan my next visit to the Bay Area around my truck's scheduled maintenance.read more
Matthew Incledon
Matthew Incledon
15:12 06 Sep 20
Always great service here. They treat you well and take the time to make sure you understand the work being done. I... plan to continue using them as long as I’m within reasonable driving distance!read more
Steve Brezovec
Steve Brezovec
16:41 31 Aug 20
I always am happy bringing my car here. Jason and company are very attentive and thoughtful. Prices are reasonable and... the work is thorough. I especially appreciate the time they take to explain why they suggest a certain repair. Cabot recommend highly enough.read more
Carmen Cook
Carmen Cook
17:30 30 Aug 20
Jason's knowledge of cars is top-notch and so is his communication. My car has always been reliable while in his care,... which gives me great peace of mind. Highly recommend!read more
Michael White
Michael White
19:16 12 Aug 20
Jason and the Argonauts are the best mechanics I've ever had. I've been taking my cars to them for 7 years and trust... them completely. They started out with a small workshop in the gas station at Kensington on The Arlington and then they grew and now have a bigger workshop on San Pablo. I refer all my friends to them and Jason is really helpful and knows his stuff. I highly recommend them for all your services and repairs. Jason even loaned me his personal vehicle once when my break's needed fixing and I had somewhere to be!read more
J.N.
J.N.
18:14 05 Aug 20
Very impressed with Argonaut. They're conscientious and thorough, and the owner is hands-on. The crew did a tune-up of... my Honda at 60,000 miles, and now it runs so much more smoothly -- like a different car. Appreciate all the attention and hard work. Very reasonably priced.read more
Lisa Davis
Lisa Davis
15:19 29 Jul 20
I appreciate that this shop is trustworthy and is very professional in communication with me, despite my lack of... technical understanding of auto mechanics. They never man-splain and always use images of my car’s problems to document the car’s wear and tear in their electronic maintenance records. I’m grateful for their top level professionalism and excellent customer service. Jason has always provided me with options as far as replacement parts go, and had worked to keep our costs as economical as possible. We have had 5+ years and two Toyota’s worth of experience to support our review. They stand behind their work and have always been accountable. Thanks, Argonauts!read more
Julian Darby
Julian Darby
00:47 23 Jul 20
I had a really positive experience - they're friendly and don't talk down to you like some other mechanics can do. Work... done wasn't necessarily cheap but seems high quality, and when it took longer than expected they paid for a hire car which really impressed me. I also didn't feel pressured and Jason took time to explain to me what was critical vs. what could wait. Will be coming back for future maintenance!read more
Maria Nucci
Maria Nucci
15:05 21 Jul 20
My husband and I both bring our cars to Argonaut for servicing. We have known Jason for years and have complete trust... in him. The work is always first rate and the prices are very reasonable. He never tries to sell you anything you don’t need. His staff is great too - friendly, relaxed and very helpful!read more
Tom Darci
Tom Darci
15:58 26 Jun 20
We brought the used 2005 Toyota Matrix we had just bought to Jason at Argonaut. The experience was very pleasant and... informative. Ended up getting a thorough inspection and then selecting what work needed to be done. Jason was very helpful in talking through any questions and options. Never felt pressured. And walked out of there very happy with the improved state of the vehicle. Will be using them as our mechanic for this car.UPDATE: Another plus for Argonaut... after the initial repairs, we realized that something that had shown up on the inspection had not been included in the work order -- a simple oversight given all the things we were looking at and taking care of. Jason at Argonaut was determined to straighten it out ASAP. We brought the car in and they replaced the battery while we waited (not long). This garage has won our business.read more
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