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Welcome to West Bay Bavarian , your car service in San Rafael, CA!

If you’re looking for auto repair in San Rafael, CA, you’ve found us. Here at West Bay Bavarian we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a San Rafael car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

We have been in Business for over 40 years in Marin County specifically repairing BMW Cars and Mini Cars. Since that time we have only had two owners. Our mission statement is posted on our walls and simply states this:

In Service- to provide honest talk with a resolution
In Quality- for zero defects and strive to fix it right the first time
In Sales- to match the customer with the right BMW or Mini

Here at West Bay Bavarian we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in San Rafael offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our San Rafael car service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in San Rafael, we are totally confident that West Bay Bavarian is the best option in town!

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The Absolute Best Car Service in San Rafael, CA

What sets West Bay Bavarian apart from all of the others in San Rafael, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in San Rafael, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At West Bay Bavarian , you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the San Rafael auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in San Rafael, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

About West Bay Bavarian San Rafael, CA

West Bay Bavarian was established in 1977 as an Independent BMW Service facility in San Rafael, CA.

Through training, teamwork, and communication, we will continue to provide our customers with the finest BMW service possible in an honest, fair and professional manner.

We have since expanded into the sales of Pre-owned BMW automobiles with the same goals and objectives. As the owners/operators of West Bay Bavarian for 26 years, we take great pride in our staff of dedicated professionals. Without their efforts and hard work, this company’s success would not be possible.

Are you ready to experience the best San Rafael car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2012 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
70,161
Service Date
8/29/2018
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition. Teeter's and Schacht 415-883-3400 Front Brakes 40% Rear Brakes 40% All four tires at 4/32
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately % remaining. Rear brakes have approximately % remaining. 2. Front tires have /32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have /32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
ROBERT C. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/30/2018

2004 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
145,352
Service Date
8/24/2018
Services Performed
  • found all 5 lug bolts on left front wheel loose, one fell out when putting vehicle on lift. tightened and torqued all lug bolts on all four wheels. checked front drivetrain components (axles, driveshaft, and front differential); no issues found. test drove vehicle, confirmed repair.
 
AUSTIN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2018

2008 BMW M3

BMW M3

Mileage
48,536
Service Date
8/1/2018
Services Performed
  • faults stored: faults for hall sensors 5, 6, 8, and 15. checked convertible top mechanism fuses. visually inspected mechanical portions of hardtop and deck lid; nothing bent, frozen, or irregularities found. checked function of convertible top switch; switch is functioning in all positions. checked function/position of all 14 hall sensors (for the position the top is stuck in); all test correct/functioning properly. checked for power and ground at convertible top pump motor assembly. both were correct/good. tested both relays; one tested defective. installed both new pump motor relays and cleared faults. all faults cleared (which they would not before). checked and verified convertible top system functioning correctly now. cycled top multiple times to confirm repair.
 
MICHAEL H. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/24/2018

2008 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
160,412
Service Date
8/14/2018
Services Performed
  • drained cooling system. flushed cooling system. filled system with new coolant and bled air from system. ran engine and rechecked level after cooling.
 
RAY U. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/17/2018

2015 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
54,860
Service Date
8/9/2018
Services Performed
  • test drove vehicle, heard a creaking sound from right front suspension area. put vehicle in air to inspect front suspension/steering components. * found right front shock/strut blown , leaking it hydraulic fluid out. referred to BMW dealer for possible replacement.
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ASHLEY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/13/2018

2013 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
40,704
Service Date
8/9/2018
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 60 % remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 30 % remaining. 2. Front tires have 9 /32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 9 /32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
DERRELL B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/11/2018

2005 BMW 325Ci

BMW 325Ci

Mileage
123,241
Service Date
7/12/2018
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 70% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 80% remaining. 2. Front tires have 10/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
JOHN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/19/2018

2009 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
76,623
Service Date
7/10/2018
Services Performed
  • added 1 quart engine oil.
 
NATALIA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/16/2018

2010 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
53,721
Service Date
6/18/2018
Services Performed
  • 1. Front brakes have approximately 80% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 80% remaining. 2. Front tires have 10/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 10/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth). 3. Plastic engine valve cover is leaking engine oil: $1200.00 to replace. 4. Headlights are getting foggy: $5230.00 (to replace both headlight assemblies) OR Body/detail shop could clean and polish lenses. 5. Firewall decorative covers are broken: $375.00 6. Air intake boot missing retaining rivets: $20.00. 7. Bottom of tailgate's sealing trim has a few broken retaining clips: $20.00. 8. Paint is in ok condition.
  • neither license plate illuminates. installed two new bulbs.
  • 1. Engine- Check for noises, leaks, starting, engine temperature, belts, hoses, cooling system condition 2. Steering- Check for leaks in system (pump, hoses, cooler) Check mechanical steering components (tie rods, steering rack/box) 3. Suspension- Check front and rear suspension for wear in ball joints, bushings, control arms, thrust rods, trailing arms. 4. Transmission/Drive line- Check for leaks, check driveshaft and support, mount bushings, CV boots, axles and differential. 5. Brakes- Check for leaks, brake percentages, braking performance, warning lights, parking brake engagement. 6. Electrical- Check headlights, exterior and interior lights, instrument cluster, wipers, washers, windows, sunroof, locks, seat functions, horn, trunk release, HVAC controls. Check battery condition. 7. Interior- condition, seats, door panels, upholstery 8. Exterior- paint/body condition, check for scratches and dents.
 
JAMES Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2018

2015 BMW 428i

BMW 428i

Mileage
26,205
Service Date
6/5/2018
Services Performed
  • 1. Engine- Check for noises, leaks, starting, engine temperature, belts, hoses, cooling system condition 2. Steering- Check for leaks in system (pump, hoses, cooler) Check mechanical steering components (tie rods, steering rack/box) 3. Suspension- Check front and rear suspension for wear in ball joints, bushings, control arms, thrust rods, trailing arms. 4. Transmission/Drive line- Check for leaks, check driveshaft and support, mount bushings, CV boots, axles and differential. 5. Brakes- Check for leaks, brake percentages, braking performance, warning lights, parking brake engagement. 6. Electrical- Check headlights, exterior and interior lights, instrument cluster, wipers, washers, windows, sunroof, locks, seat functions, horn, trunk release, HVAC controls. Check battery condition. 7. Interior- condition, seats, door panels, upholstery 8. Exterior- paint/body condition, check for scratches and dents.
 
DAVID R. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/11/2018

2011 BMW 328xi

BMW 328xi

Mileage
113,054
Service Date
5/8/2018
Services Performed
  • ran standard scope test of all control units. no fault codes stored related to engine or transmission issues. found no visual mechanical issues with engine. test drove vehicle twice with no acceleration/running problems felt (ten miles in different driving conditions).
  • removed broken rubber flap piece under right side of vehicle.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 35% remaining. 2. Front tires have 2/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 1/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
MICHELLE S. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/31/2018

2011 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
58,204
Service Date
5/25/2018
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 35% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 40% remaining. 2. Front tires have 7/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 8/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
ADRIENNE Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/30/2018