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Find the Best Auto Repair in Bakersfield, CA

Going to an auto repair shop can be a confusing and expensive process. That’s why it’s important to find a garage you can trust that won’t overcharge you. We researched the best auto repair in Bakersfield to help you find a reputable mechanic with quick service and low prices.

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    #1 OUR FAVORITE
    Sam Moore's Auto Repair
    • Towing available
    • Free shuttle
    • Services hybrid vehicles
    • After-hours drop off available

    Need an auto warranty?

    Location
    12759 Rosedale Hwy.
    Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (661) 403-4863
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    #2
    G&G Auto Repair
    • Coupons available
    • Free battery testing with every oil & filter change
    • Rated A+ by BBB
    • Performs maintenance without voiding warranty
    Location
    3410 Fruitvale Ave., Ste. B
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 679-7957
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    #3
    Le-Toy Motors & Express Lube
    • Specializes in Japanese automotive repair
    • Drive-through oil changes
    • Offers military discounts
    • Family-owned and -operated
    Location
    3901 Wible Rd., Ste. 2
    Bakersfield, CA 89108
    (661) 396-8100
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    Tony's Auto Repair
    • M-F: 9am - 6pm
    • Closed Sat and Sun
    • tonysautorepairbakersfield.com
    Location
    4305 Wible Rd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93313
    (661) 834-2880
    Able Auto and Truck Repair
    • M-F: 8am - 5pm
    • Closed Sat and Sun
    • ableautoshop.com
    Location
    2459 Fruitvale Ave., Ste. 1
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 637-0669
    Precision Automotive
    • M-F: 8am - 5pm
    • Closed Sat and Sun
    • precisionautomotivebakersfield.com
    Location
    7001 White Ln., Ste. 120
    Bakersfield, 93309
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    Bakersfield Mobile Auto Repair
    • M-F: 10am - 12am
    • Sat: 11am - 12am
    • Closed Sun
    • bakersfieldmobilemechanic.com
    Location
    326 21st St.
    Bakersfield, CA 93301
    (661) 241-8581
    Rosedale Automotive
    • M-F: 7am - 5:30pm
    • Closed Sun
    • rosedaleauto.com
    Location
    10501 Rosedale Hwy.
    Bakersfield, CA 93312
    (661) 589-6335
    Mark's Automotive
    • M-F: 8am - 5pm
    • Closed Sat and Sun
    • marksautomotiveofbakersfield.com
    Location
    3831 Buck Owens Blvd.
    Bakersfield, CA 93308
    (661) 325-9029
    Blue Ribbon Automotive
    • M-F: 8am - 5pm
    • Sat: 8am - 4pm
    • Closed Sun
    • blueribbonautoandsmog.com
    Location
    6600 Schirra Ct., Ste. A
    Bakersfield, CA 93313
    (661) 398-0305
    European Performance Automotive
    • M-F: 7:30am - 5:30pm
    • Closed Sat and Sun
    • europeanperformanceautomotive.com
    Location
    4205 Resnik Ct.
    Bakersfield, CA 93313
    (661) 832-2504

    How to choose a mechanic in Bakersfield

    Bakersfield skyline

    Southwest and East Bakersfield have more auto repair shops than the rest of the city, but the right mechanic is worth the drive.

    Start your search by determining what kind of service your vehicle needs. Specialty shops are the most qualified to handle issues like basic maintenance, collision repair or transmission rebuilds. If you don’t know what your vehicle needs, find a reputable mechanic with a wide range of experience and have them diagnose the problem.

    Once you’ve found a prospective auto repair shop in Bakersfield, ask if any mechanics on staff have experience working with your type of vehicle. If the mechanics are familiar with the make and model, they might be able to give you an approximate timeframe for certain common repairs.

    Some Bakersfield repair shops use only original equipment manufacturer parts, while others use aftermarket parts. Aftermarket parts, also called generic or competitive replacement parts, might save money, but can occasionally void your vehicle’s warranty. Check with the mechanic before agreeing to use the part in your car. You can also check the Certified Automobile Parts Association to see how aftermarket parts perform under testing.

    OEM Aftermarket
    Made by the vehicle’s original manufacturer Made by third-party manufacturers
    Can cost more than aftermarket Cost less than OEM
    Sometimes a shorter warranty Sometimes a longer warranty
    Take longer to order Generally more readily available

    Reputable auto repair shops offer a guarantee on workmanship, and parts should come with a manufacturer warranty. If your car requires collision repair, make sure the shop uses high-quality paint and employs a color matching system.

    If you plan to leave your car with a repair shop, ensure that they have security measures in place to protect your vehicle from vandalism and insurance to cover any damage or theft.

    Bakersfield auto repair shops must register with the California Bureau of Automotive Repair. BAR also provides general information for consumers shopping for car repair.

    California does not require mechanics to be licensed to perform repairs, but the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence sets industry standards and certifies technicians. Look for technicians who are ASE-certified to evaluate a shop’s quality of service.

    How to find low-cost auto repair in Bakersfield

    When choosing from auto repair shops in Bakersfield, make sure they are prepared to provide a written estimate. Get additional opinions to compare costs, especially if you are preparing for a significant repair.

    However, before a shop can prepare an estimate, technicians must diagnose the problem. Some shops charge a small fee that they waive if you hire them; many other shops offer free estimates. After the diagnosis, the service writer should be able to tell you approximately how long the work will take.

    At this point, a reputable auto repair shop will provide a written estimate that includes the following:

    • All costs, itemized
    • A description of the work they will do
    • A statement that the total amount charged to you is not to exceed a certain percentage more than what is estimated (without prior approval)

    You’re now ready to pick the right shop for your vehicle in Bakersfield. You can use estimates to compare shops, but don’t let price be your only criteria. Quality maintenance and repairs are worth the cost.

    Auto Repair Reviews

    Sam Moore's Auto Repair

    Sam Moore’s Auto Repair on Rosedale Highway services hybrids and most makes and models of vehicles. Reviewers gave high marks for fair prices, efficient service, qualified technicians and friendly office staff.

    Sam Moore's Auto Repair

    G&G Auto Repair

    G&G Auto Repair in western Bakersfield performs repairs and maintenance on most foreign and domestic models. Customers found this shop reliable and appreciated the honest mechanics and helpful communication throughout the repair process. Check the shop’s website for current coupons.

    G&G Auto Repair

    Le-Toy Motors & Express Lube

    Specializing in Japanese auto repair, specifically Lexus and Toyota, Le-Toy Motors is a family-owned business in Wible Orchard. Customers found the prices very competitive and the technicians professional. Reviewers especially appreciated the fast service.

    Le-Toy Motors & Express Lube