German Auto Services in Berkeley, CA

European Import Service You Can Trust

You’ve just purchased a pre-owned European import near Berkeley, California, and you are looking for the right place to get inspected and serviced. A normal service shop may only scratch the surface of what your European import vehicle needs. You bought a high-quality vehicle. It deserves high-quality maintenance and repair. At H&B Karmakanix, we know the value of quality repairs. Since 1973, we have made it our passion to deliver you the very best in auto repair service.

Beginning with BMW, Audi, Mini Cooper and we are now on Porsche, VW and Alfa Romeo. We are staffed by a team of ASE-certified master technicians who have over 40 years of experience. They pride themselves on a hard work ethic, honesty, and precision. In addition, our staff is more than happy to answer any questions you have about our services.



Complimentary First Inspection

Depending on the reason you visit our shop, we have different types of inspections. The very first time your vehicle is in our shop, we'll give it a complimentary inspection, checking the safety features on your car. We like giving peace of mind and warning drivers of potential problems that might be in their future.

Pre-Trip Inspection

We also offer you a pre-trip inspection. If you're taking the family on a road trip, our tech will perform a safety check on your vehicle's computer systems, as well as the vehicle's road quality. This ensures your vehicle will complete the journey without the worry of a failure.

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Our team can conduct a pre-purchase inspection on a vehicle you are looking to buy. Buying a vehicle is a big deal, and it's one that you don't want to be bad. Our experts can advise customers to avoid certain models that have flawed parts or technology or prepare them for the work they'll need. A full inspection will lay out the condition of the vehicle, how much care is put into it, and what the cost is to make repairs.


Factory Quality Maintenance Service

The most important aspect of any European vehicle is a regular maintenance schedule. They provide a good base for keeping your vehicle healthy over months and years. Whether it's oil service every 5,000 miles, or a transmission service every 60,000 miles, you'll feel confident afterward. Those numbers can vary depending on the age and condition of your vehicle, but it goes to show routine maintenance will avoid larger repairs. Given our staffs' years of experience, we know what each manufacturer outlines for a service schedule. Once we have your vehicle history, we can set up a maintenance plan, so you'll know exactly when the time comes to get it serviced.

100% Quality Guarantee

At the conclusion of your vehicle's service, the tech will make one final check before submitting their service report. When you arrive to pick up your vehicle, we'll detail how the service went and the tech's service item recommendations. We 100% guarantee you will take your vehicle home, a happy camper. If you want to learn more about our services or want to go ahead and schedule an appointment, give us a call at (510) 549-1515. Our shop is located at 2300 4th Street in Berkeley, California. H&B Karmakanix can't wait to serve you in the very near future!

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services


  • Transmission Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • DOT Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Engine Services

Tire Services

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics
  • Electrical Repair
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Starter Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair &Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Smog Test
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades