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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

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

2011 BMW 328i

BMW 328i

Mileage
86,255
Service Date
5/5/2021
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 75% remaining. Rear brakes ARE NEW. 2. Front tires have 5/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 7/32" 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
  • completed.
  • CUSTOMER HAD TO ADD COOLANT RECENTLY
 
CATHERINE G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/6/2021

2004 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
175,628
Service Date
4/21/2021
Services Performed
  • no error fault codes in any control units that would affect engine starting.
  • ordered.
  • reinstalled
 
ETTORE Q. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/21/2021

2007 BMW Z4

BMW Z4

Mileage
101,874
Service Date
4/20/2021
Services Performed
  • diagnosis showed starter had failed. removed original starter and tested; starter was seized. * installed new starter with new bolt set.
 
VASILY S. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/21/2021

2008 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
119,474
Service Date
4/9/2021
Services Performed
  • found plstic valve cover leaking engine oil onto hot exhaust manifold. installed new valve cover (with new gasket set and bolt set). installed new spark plugs and plug tubes. installed new oil filler cap.
 
TRACY W. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/10/2021

2008 BMW X3

BMW X3

Mileage
119,126
Service Date
3/4/2021
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 70% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 70% remaining. 2. Front tires have 4/32" 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.
  • reset light.
 
TRACY W. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021

2012 BMW X5

BMW X5

Mileage
90,162
Service Date
2/8/2021
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 40% remaining. Rear brakes have approximately 35% remaining. 2. Front tires have 6/32" tread depth remaining. Rear tires have 6/32" 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
  • fault 4D16 SCR system efficiency, not present 7 times. cleared fault code.
  • just was due for oil/filter change.
 
NOEL M. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/27/2021

2013 BMW M3

BMW M3

Mileage
46,237
Service Date
2/10/2021
Services Performed
  • **** NOTES **** 1. Front brakes have approximately 30% 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).
  • 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.
 
PETER S. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/11/2021

2015 BMW 428i

BMW 428i

Mileage
47,335
Service Date
1/20/2021
Services Performed
  • checked and found no fault codes in any related control units. checked programming version of control unit; no issue found. * recommend signing up for BMW Connected Drive. website link sent to email address.
 
DAVID R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/22/2021

2010 BMW 128i

BMW 128i

Mileage
113,171
Service Date
1/12/2021
Services Performed
  • completed. filled with new coolant, bled air from system. rechecked level after test driving vehicle.
 
PAUL S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/14/2021