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“We Are Still Open

Local mandates require that masks are to be worn when entering our shop for customers and employees.

Our shop hours have changed to 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and we have suspended our shuttle services.

 Thank you for trusting us with your vehicle(s).

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

2016 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
44,277
Service Date
11/16/2021
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • battery was original to the vehicle, 6+ years old. installed new BMW AGM vehicle battery. registered/initialized battery to vehicle with diagnostic computer. checked for proper alternator output.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 80% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 40% remaining. 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
HARRY D. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/17/2021

2012 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
155,640
Service Date
10/29/2021
Services Performed
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • leak was coming from engine valve cover. removed original valve cover. * installed new valve cover (with new gasket set and bolt set), sealing flange and new oil filler cap. installed new engine spark plugs.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 50% remaining. 2. Front tires have 5/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 5/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
RICK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/30/2021

2010 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
68,890
Service Date
10/5/2021
Services Performed
  • removed dashboard and center console. installed new o rings on valve, evaporator and heater core. reassembled dashboard and center console. put system under vacuum to check for leaks. filled refrigerant systems. had shop check for leaks again; none found.
  • A/C shop found the leak in dashboard/ center console area
 
JOHN T. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/19/2021

2014 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
52,105
Service Date
10/11/2021
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 80% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 40% remaining. 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • plugged hole from metal shard.
  • Bi-Annual Brake Fluid Change Flush Brake Hydraulic System Re-New Brake Fluid Bleed Brake Hydraulic System
  • completed.
 
ANNE W. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/11/2021

2011 BMW M3

BMW M3

Mileage
96,501
Service Date
9/22/2021
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 40% remaining. 2. Front tires have 5/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 5/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • completed.
  • checked for faults with BMW GT-1 computer; found
 
TOM T. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/22/2021

2018 BMW 530i

BMW 530i

Mileage
23,971
Service Date
8/25/2021
Services Performed
  • confirmed leak at auxiliary radiator. installed new auxiliary radiator. flushed system. filled system with new coolant. bled air from system. test drove vehicle and rechecked level after engine had cooled.
 
DAVID R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/26/2021

2012 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
150,819
Service Date
7/1/2021
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 50% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 600% remaining. 2. Front tires have 7/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
 
RICK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/5/2021

2004 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
177,405
Service Date
6/30/2021
Services Performed
  • removed broken window regulator from window motor. installed new regulator to motor and reinstalled.
 
ETTORE Q. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2021

2014 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
101,728
Service Date
6/23/2021
Services Performed
  • 1. removed right tail light assembly; replaced both bulbs. 2. left reverse light out on tailgate. installed new bulb. NOTE: LEFT TAIL LIGHT INNER COVER IS MISSING.
  • completed.
  • completed.
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40% remaining. Rear brakes ARE NEW 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • Bi-Annual Brake Fluid Change Flush Brake Hydraulic System Re-New Brake Fluid Bleed Brake Hydraulic System
 
ELIZABETH K. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/23/2021

2006 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
66,597
Service Date
6/4/2021
Services Performed
  • 5F42 – transmission control, operation 5F3A – transfer case malfunction * reprogrammed transmission and transfer case control unit. transfer case fault returned immediately removed transfer case motor actuator and disassembled. found gear teeth flattened. installed new gear, reassembled motor/actuator and reinstalled in transfer case. cleared fault code, fault did not return. test drove vehicle.
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 80% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 40% remaining. 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • completed
 
JOHN F. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/7/2021

2014 BMW 535i

BMW 535i

Mileage
87,118
Service Date
5/21/2021
Services Performed
  • completed. registered/initialized battery to vehicle.
  • ECALL (telematics control unit) faults 1. B7F310 – emergency GSM aerial; short circuit to B+ 2. B7F31E – GSM aerial, short circuit to B+ * ZGW (central gateway module control unit) 1. 801C10 -request reset terminal 30F 2. 801C11 – request deactivation of terminal 30F * JBBF (junction box control unit) 802038 – reset or deactivation of terminal 30F
 
LUIS G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/21/2021

2004 BMW 330Ci

BMW 330Ci

Mileage
66,542
Service Date
5/13/2021
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40% remaining. Rear brakes have ARE NEW. 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • Bi-Annual Brake Fluid Change Flush Brake Hydraulic System Re-New Brake Fluid Bleed Brake Hydraulic System
  • completed.
  • condition is very good.
  • faults for both brake pressure sensors (faulted 22 times) fault for steering angle sensor (faulted 1 time) cleared faults RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF BOTH BRAKE PRESSURE SENSORS: $920.00 TOTAL.
 
RICHARD F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/13/2021