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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

2005 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
148,928
Service Date
11/1/2019
Services Performed
  • completed.
 
SANDRA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/22/2019

2011 BMW 128i

BMW 128i

Mileage
48,959
Service Date
11/20/2019
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 90% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 90% remaining. 2. Front tires have 7/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 7/32" 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
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
 
STANLEY C. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/21/2019

2008 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
118,065
Service Date
11/19/2019
Services Performed
  • engine computer faults stoerd were for combustion misfire cylinders 1 and 4, air mass sensor fault, for too lean condition. * ran smoke machine to check for intake/vacuum leaks. noticeable intake/vacuum leak found at PCV valve, which is part of the valve cover. * also found all ignition coils and spark plugs sitting in engine oil. oil leak at ignition coils/plugs was caused by oil leaking into the spark plugs tubes, causing the two coils to short out. this oil leak was coming from the engine valve cover. tested with new #1 and #4 ignition coils; engine runs much better. * after repair approval by customer, installed new engine valve cover with new bolt set and gasket set. installed all six new engine spark plugs. installed all six new engine ignition coils. * ran smoke machine again; found no intake/vacuum leaks. cleaned area. cleared engine fault codes. * test drove vehicle with no engine running issues felt. idle is good, no rough running felt; no engine stalling experienced. checked and found no engine fault codes in engine control unit.
 
MARK G. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/20/2019

2010 BMW 535i

BMW 535i

Mileage
126,219
Service Date
11/18/2019
Services Performed
  • checked and found fault codes for combustion misfire on cylinders 2, 3 and 5. * tested with new ignition coils on 2, 3, and 5. engine runs well, normally. * found oil leaking into spark plug tubes, causing ignition coils to short out, causing engine misfiring. * installed new valve cover with new gasket set and bolt set. installed all six new spark plug tubes. installed all six new spark plugs. installed all six new ignition coils. * cleaned area, cleared fault codes and test drove vehicle.
  • was coming from valve cover, which was replaced at this visit.
 
DAVE P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/19/2019

2007 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
54,196
Service Date
11/1/2019
Services Performed
  • engine computer faults stored: 1. cylinder 6 misfire, occurred 18 times 2. cylinder 4 misfire, occurred 16 times 3. cylinder 1 misfire, occurred 6 times 4. crankshaft position sensor, occurred 1 time. * installed all six new ignition coils and all six new spark plugs. cleared fault codes/fault light. test drove vehicle with no running issues felt, no warning light.
 
CATHY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/1/2019

2015 BMW 428i

BMW 428i

Mileage
37,529
Service Date
9/24/2019
Services Performed
  • CHECK FOR THUD FROM TOP WHEN UP OVER BUMPS RIGHT REAR
  • completed.
  • fault code stored: 1D2404 – map thermostat, activation, line disconnection. fault was present and had occurred 255 times. flushed cooling system. installed new thermostat assembly. filled with new coolant and bled air from system. test drove vehicle and rechecked level after engine had cooled.
 
DAVID R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/25/2019

2006 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
192,355
Service Date
8/21/2019
Services Performed
  • both front and rear needed replacement. both were done at this visit.
  • completed.
  • did not hear any abnormal noise from engine when engine was either cold or warm. if we need to replace the belt tensioners and belts: $920.00 to repair.
  • removed door panel. we would need to replace the latch mechanism and the door handle carrier: $950.00 TO REPAIR. * if repair is done, we will deduct this diagnosis cost.
 
STEVE Y. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2019

2014 BMW 528i

BMW 528i

Mileage
86,369
Service Date
8/26/2019
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40-50% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 40-50% remaining. 2. Front tires have 9/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 3/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • completed.
 
DANNY D. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/26/2019

2010 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
73,985
Service Date
7/26/2019
Services Performed
  • removed engine oil pan, clean pan and block surfaces. reinstalled oil pan with new pan gasket, o-ring and pan bolt set. cleaned area. test drove vehicle.
  • installed new right outer tail light assembly.
  • DME (engine computer) faults: 2A7C – vanos inlet, cold start 2A82 – vanos intake * removed oil filter cap and found filter cage/sleeve cracked. installed new oil filler cap (includes new filter cage/sleeve). cleared fault codes. engine runs smoothly now.
 
DIEGO M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/29/2019

2014 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
53,082
Service Date
5/7/2019
Services Performed
  • replaced both bulbs first. later installed new left rear tail light bulb carrier. cleared fault codes.
 
PAUL F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/7/2019

2006 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
95,408
Service Date
3/28/2019
Services Performed
  • misfire cylinder 4 fault stored (one time, not present). cleared fault code and test drove vehicle multiple times with no issues or engine light.
  • A. 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). b. completed.
 
SARAH B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/29/2019

2009 BMW 335i

BMW 335i

Mileage
85,829
Service Date
1/23/2019
Services Performed
  • 1. completed. registered/initialized battery to vehicle. 2. alternator output tested correct/normal. 3. no faults giving an indication of a alternator/charging system problem.
  • confirmed condition. installed new valve cover with new gasket set, new bolt set, new spark plugs and tubes, and new oil filler cap. cleaned area, test drove vehicle.
 
KEVIN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/24/2019