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Most people know the perils of European vehicle ownership. Parts can be expensive, service can be a drag, and your usual repair shop may not have the right expertise. If you’re worried that you may not find a suitable auto repair shop anywhere in the greater Berkeley area, fear not. H&B Karmakanix is here to give you the very best in quality auto repair. We’ve proudly served our customers since 1973. Our shop is staffed by a team of ASE-certified master technicians with over 40 years of experience doing service and repair work. When you walk into our state-of-the-art shop, we 100% guarantee you will walk away as a happy customer. Our philosophy is maintaining a safe, professional environment. It’s that philosophy that helps create top-quality workmanship on all European vehicles.
Our shop employs the latest in diagnostic tools to pinpoint the exact cause of your check engine light. Your vehicle's internal computer will be scanned to discover fault codes. Most of the time, our tech will have a diagnosis in about an hour. That way, you're not left to wonder what's going on with your vehicle.
H&B Karmakanix will do a full examination of your brake system, including the pads, rotors, hoses, boosters, and brake valve. Our mechanics use the most OEM quality parts for repair. You'll have the confidence your brake pads and rotors won't squeal or have excessive fade in the long term.
We use the latest diagnostic analyzer to check the vehicle’s charging system. If your vehicle is in need of a new main or auxiliary battery, we use OEM batteries for the longest life and performance. In regards to your alternator and starter, we make it a practice to replace parts only built in the USA to maintain reliability.
Once our tech has finished their repair, a maintenance report with all documentation is submitted to the service advisor. After which, we'll contact you and let you know your vehicle is ready for pick-up. When you arrive, our service advisor will talk with you through the repair and discuss the plan for your vehicle going forward. If you're ready to go ahead and schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at (510) 549-1515. Our shop is located at 2300 4th Street, in the heart of Berkeley, California. Our team looks forward to delivering you the best European car care around. See you soon!
I started taking my '06 Jetta GLI to H & B Karmakanix 6 years ago. They know VW's inside and out, and do great work. Top notch customer service, and they do what they say they will. Highly recommended.
We were told our VW camper was unfixable because of unavailable parts. Mohammad was able to find the parts his crew did a superb job repairing our beloved van and we have her back on the road running great again!
Excellent and thorough service. The folks here are very knowledgeable and trustworthy- they’ve been up-front and helpful with both of my Audis and if I need additional service, they’ll be my first call.
H & B have been my mechanics for at least 25 years. I have seldom been disappointed in the work done on my cars. The fact that they provide loaner cars is a huge bonus for someone who needs a car for work. I really appreciate the concern they have for safety. I would recommend H & B without hesitation. Thank you for your service!
H&B seems to have absorbed Karmakanix in a effective way! My 1993 Eurovan is a 29 year old vehicle and it is nice to see that qualified service is still possible. H&B Karmakanix did a great job repairing the shift mechanism at a reasonable price. Thanks! 12/2021
Have been taking my Mini Cooper R56 to H&B since 2017. New owner Mohammad and long time Shop Mgr Trevor are great to work with! Most recently had a thorough inspection that identified faulty fuel pump, weak battery and other issues, which were all corrected while I waited in the lobby. Also got a complete service - oil change, etc. Very satisfied with the quality and completeness of the work! And pricing was fair and affordable! Trevor is a SME whose Mini knowledge is amazing - he answere... Read More
H & B has taken care of my cars for over 20 years. They have always been honest and reasonable for BMW repairs and upkeep. A huge perk is that they provide loaner cars which is essential for my needs. I would not hesitate to recommend H & B to anyone who would ask who my mechanic are.
Trev and the crew are excellent at what they do. Clear communication and quality work make them my go to for any BMW repair or maintenance needs. Thank you!
Trev always provides prompt and courteous explanations of what needs doing. They don't do unnecessary work, but instead keep things moving safely. I've stayed with them even when there are closer shops. Prices seem reasonable for competent work.
These guys know what they're doing and don't cut corners on ensuring the work was done right. I think some reviews probably not cost, but the truth is there are shops out there that don't do a job properly and as an owner you're bearing the risk of the work not being properly tested and causing you future problems. I had an issue with oil leaks and originally thought I needed major engine work and called a number of mechanics for my BMW and very few could immediately identify what was wrong a... Read More