Ratings and Reviews
I have been taking a variety of cars to Jim for over 10 years. I have never had a repair expense to challenge. Because of this the level of trust with Jim and his mechanics is very high. I am am concerned about cost as is everyone. But I have reached a point with Jim that I hand him my keys and tell him to fix it. He let's me know if he finds something worth calling me about but generally his ballpark number is close. Trust is very important and he has earned it.
I have been going to Pleasanton Auto for tune ups and repairs since 2006 for my Buick Century & Chevy Astro Van. Jim & John are very knowledgable, honest auto mechanics that do excellent work and their rates are reasonable.
I have gone to many auto repair shops before them including dealer ships but they are the only ones I trust to work on my vehicles. Sincerely,
-Richard MacDonald, satisfied customer!
I’ve known Jim Bowen since 1981, when I was referred to him by a friend, as being somebody who I could trust with my automobile service and repair. They were right! Since 1981, Jim Bowen has seen to the care, service and repair of every vehicle, boat and equipment that I brought to him. He started with my 1978 Ford van, which he basically rebuilt for me. A passenger in the van, in the late1990s stated that it was an exceptionally “well cared for” vehicle, for its age.On occasion, when I’d bring the van in for minor service, his words to me were, “you can fix that one yourself”… he was right and saved me some dollars there. I was impressed. In 1984 he serviced and repaired my 1983 21’ Bayliner Sunbridge boat.In 1998 I purchased a 1977 Mercedes Benz, 450SL. I first took it to “an authorized MBZ mechanic” (thinking “that was the way to go”) who did little and left me very unsatisfied. I then took it to Jim Bowen and he cared for any ill the car experienced until the day I sold it, in 2012.During this period of time, I had a little SeaDoo, single passenger boat that had a fuel problem. Had I taken it to a dealer…the time and cost would have been quite high. Jim said, “bring it in”, so I did. He had it up and running in no time.In 2010, I purchased a 2001 Dodge Viper that had a non operating fuel gauge, so I took it to Jim Bowen for repair. He discovered the problem and readily made the necessary repairs. During that time, I also had fuel relay problems with the same vehicle. Jim tackled it as a “project”, which with any other mechanic would have cost an “arm and a leg” and cured the cause of the problem, once and for all. I have a 2006 diesel powered Dodge RAM 2500, which I only entrust to Jim Bowen and he has, again, solved and fixed any problems encountered.I am more than satisfied with Jim’s work, his ethics and abilities and highly recommend Jim Bowen and Pleasanton Auto Service.
-Jim Faggiano, of Pleasanton, California
I highly recommend Pleasanton Auto Service for all automotive repairs and maintenance. I am a loyal customer for over 20 years and have consistently found them to be responsive, trustworthy & very dependable. They have repaired and maintained all our family’s vehicles foreign & domestic over the many years. They are a no-nonsense, straight shooting operation and will offer an accurate assessment of your vehicles needs. I always recommend Pleasanton Auto Service to friends and neighbors. I have complete confidence in their abilities and they have a great reputation in the community. They fix your car right and don’t try to sell products or services that you don’t need. It’s great to have a shop that you can really trust. I will continue to bring all my vehicles here.
-Gil Rodriguez Pleasanton