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Vanguard Automotive Repair in San Rafael

Vanguard Automotive Repair is a top quality, independent, woman-owned and operated auto repair shop in San Rafael, CA that has been providing reliable auto repair and maintenance services in Marin for more than 45 years! Since 1968, our goal has been to provide an exceptional customer experience while also building trust and ensuring our customers safe, reliable transportation.

While we specialize in Audi and Volkswagen auto repair services, our experienced, ASE Certified technicians have the training and technology to handle auto repair and maintenance services on all makes and models of European, Japanese and domestic vehicles. All of our repairs come with a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty, so you can be completely confident bringing your car, truck or SUV to Vanguard Automotive Repair!

In addition, we offer a free local shuttle service and free Wi-Fi in our waiting area, as well as a discount on Hertz and Enterprise rental cars, so you can get on with your day while your car is in our San Rafael auto repair shop.

Give us a call today at (415) 457-2300, or easily schedule your appointment online, and let the friendly team at Vanguard Automotive Repair help you get your vehicle back on the road quickly and safely!

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What People Are Saying About Us
Our customers aren't afraid to tell the world that we've done a great job for them, because they value our quality, work ethic and skills.

I met Bonnie when my car's battery was dead and we had just arrived in California.  I called her in desperation and lo and behold, out of pure kindness she showed up at my home and jump started my car.  We were not customers just a paniced voice on the phone.  She charged me nothing and she made a friend for life.  

In the interim, we have brought my friends car to her for repair several times with recommendations from his mechanic that items needed to be replaced and high expense.  When she had the car checked out, the items that were noted for replacement by my friends mechanic turned out to be bogus and she saved the day, once again.

Recently, after the replacement of a diffential seal that was needed in the previous visit, when an oil change was required, she found that the same seal was leaking again.  Apparently, the aftermarket product (car is quite old) was not an accurate fit and she went directly to the new car dealer and obtained the OEM Part and replaced the leaking seal at no cost since she stated that her work was under warranty-She did not have to inform me about a warranty but she did--this, in my opinion, is true integrity!

We will always bring all our vehicles to her for their maintenance as long as we live in this area.  Bonne and Vanguard Automotive are a true Jewels.


Chris Crispel | San Rafael,

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Q: I see engine fires sometimes on the freeway, but I have been lucky enough to not have that happen to me. What normally causes an engine fire and is there any way to prevent them from occurring?
A: Yes, it not a commonplace thing, but it does happen often enough to be concerned. There’s rarely a single cause for any given car fire and that’s why it’s more likely that there was a combination of causes: human causes, mechanical causes, and chemical causes, and they all worked together to create an incredibly dangerous situation.

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Vanguard Automotive Repair
48 Woodland Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 457-2300 phone
(415) 306-0026 fax

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