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Home 2020-10-29T17:07:49+00:00

“WE ARE STILL OPEN”

We are open and ready to serve you during these difficult times. Our staff has intensified our cleaning program to provide a clean, healthy environment for our customers and employees. Masks are required when entering our shop, for all customers and employees.

Currently, we are cleaning all customer points of entry into our facility multiple times per day which includes: sanitizing the customer checkout area, credit card machine, waiting room chairs, customers keys, vehicle steering wheels, shifter knobs and turn signals. Our technicians are also wearing protective gloves inside vehicles as an additional precaution.

Our shop hours have changed to 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and we have suspended our shuttle services and closed our waiting room until further notice.

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

2009 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
150,370
Service Date
9/28/2020
Services Performed
  • completed.
  • engine fault codes for combustion misfire cylinders 1 and 3. tested with new ignition coils for cylinder 1 and 3. this fixed the running issue. installed all six new spark plugs and all six new ignition coils.
 
CAROLE F. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/30/2020

2005 BMW 325i

BMW 325i

Mileage
82,267
Service Date
9/30/2020
Services Performed
  • completed.
  • LAST YEAR WE SAID OIL FILTER HOUSING LEAKING OIL PAN GASKET LEAKING
  • resealed engine oil pan with new pan gasket, and both o-rings.
  • resealed filter housing with new gasket seal, o-rings, pressure switch, and high pressure vanos line. installed new main belt tensioner pulley (was making noise).
 
JOHN M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/30/2020

2015 MINI Cooper

MINI Cooper

Mileage
34,512
Service Date
9/25/2020
Services Performed
  • 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.
  • completed.
  • DME fault stored: 118002 – mixture control: fuel – air mixture too rich. fault occurred 23 times. found engine oil and oil filter both smelled of fuel. * RECOMMEND 5000-6000 MILE OIL CHANGE INTERVALS.
  • they spray a bit low, but evenly.
 
JAYME L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2020

2005 BMW 325xi

BMW 325xi

Mileage
68,503
Service Date
9/11/2020
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 75% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 90% remaining. 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
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • completed.
  • put system under vacuum to check for leaks. system held vacuum. charged system fully.
  • removed wheel, brake disc and caliper. pressed out axle from hub assembly and removed axle. replaced outer CV boot kit with new moly grease. reinstalled axle with new lock nut. reinstalled brake caliper and disc, and wheel.
 
JANIS Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/11/2020

2009 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
142,751
Service Date
8/27/2020
Services Performed
  • $1000.00 to install new headlight washer (is broken), new cover that would be painted. * just the cover painted would be approx. $200.00.
  • only relevant fault in any control unit was in I drive system: RFK fault – A811 transport mode active (rear view camera). through diagnostic computer, disabled transport mode with electronic vehicle check and pre delivery inspection. cleared faults. initialized HUD control unit and reset I drive settings though diagnostic computer.
 
JEFF P. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/28/2020

2014 BMW X1

BMW X1

Mileage
48,633
Service Date
8/7/2020
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 50% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 60% remaining. 2. Front tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • 1. INSTALL NEW ENGINE SPARK PLUGS 2. INSTALL NEW ENGINE AIR FILTER ELEMENT 3. INSTALL NEW INTERIOR AIR MICROFILTER
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
 
GREG R. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2020

2012 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
82,012
Service Date
7/24/2020
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 50% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 50% remaining. 2. Front tires have 8/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 8/32" 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.
  • cleared SCR related fault codes.
  • completed.
 
NOEL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/27/2020

2012 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
131,244
Service Date
7/24/2020
Services Performed
  • fault code: 1D2404 – map thermostat, activation (present fault 97 times occurred). installed new thermostat assembly. filled with new coolant. cleared fault code and test drove vehicle.
 
RICK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/24/2020

2010 BMW 128i

BMW 128i

Mileage
110,899
Service Date
7/10/2020
Services Performed
  • 1. installed new left inner upper running light bulb. 2. NOTE: LEFT REAR TAIL LIGHT'S INNER LED STRIP NOT ILLUMINATING. $425.00 TO REPLACE TAIL LIGHT.
  • 1. oil filter housing reseal estimate: $980.00. estimate includes resealing filter housing, replacement of engine drive belt, replacement of upper radiator hose and upper tank hose. 2. front control arm and bushings replacement estimate: $560.00.
  • completed.
  • needed rear brakes, done at this visit. front brakes have approximately 40-50 % remaining.
 
PAUL S. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/11/2020

2007 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
56,462
Service Date
7/9/2020
Services Performed
  • FRM fault code 930B – dipped low beam right, faulty (permanent fault) * checked all fuses; all fuses good. tested with new right xenon headlight bulb; no change. swapped left and right headlight control units; no change. tested wiring harness to right headlight assembly; found 12V power to headlight assembly. reinstalled parts. recommend replacement of right headlight assembly: $2400.00.
 
CATHY M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/9/2020

2005 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
129,474
Service Date
7/8/2020
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 80% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 80% remaining. 2. Front tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining (new tire is 10/32" depth).
  • 1 fault stored map cooling thermostat, mechanically jammed open. * installed new thermostat assembly, filled with new coolant. test drove vehicle and rechecked level after cooling.
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • CUSTOMER REPORTS A SHIMMY FELT IN THE VEHICLE AT FREEWAY SPEEDS (NOT WHEN BRAKING)
 
CALEB E. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/8/2020

2014 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
56,143
Service Date
6/26/2020
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 70% 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).
  • Change Engine Oil and Filter Check and Fill Fluid Levels Check Lights, Wipers, Washers Check Tire Pressure, Condition.
  • evacuated system, put under vacuum for one hour. system held vacuum. charged system. system took 0.13 lbs refrigerant.
 
MARK C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/26/2020