R & I Automotive - San Rafael, CA - General Auto Repair & Service

R & I Automotive

3 star rating 2 Reviews

(415) 479-2662(415) 479-2662 View Website »

625 Del Ganado RoadSan Rafael, CA 94903

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Business overview

Make

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Honda
  • Lexus
  • Toyota

Brands

  • AC Delco
  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BF Goodrich
  • BMW
  • Bosch
  • Bridgestone
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Castrol
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Dunlop
  • Dynomax
  • Firestone
  • Flowmaster
  • Ford
  • General Motors
  • GM Goodwrench
  • Goodyear
  • Honda
  • Interstate
  • Isuzu
  • Kendall
  • Mazda
  • Meineke
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Michelin
  • Napa
  • Nissan
  • Toyota
  • Uniroyal
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
  • Yokohama

Systems Serviced

  • ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)
  • Air Conditioning & Heating
  • Brakes
  • Car Alarms
  • Catalytic Converters
  • Computer System (OBD2)
  • Cooling System
  • Drivetrain
  • Electrical
  • Emissions
  • Engines
  • Fuel System
  • Hydraulics
  • Ignition System
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Steering
  • Supplemental Restraint System
  • Suspension
  • Transmissions

Services

  • Balancing
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Diagnostic Analysis
  • Drop-Off Service
  • Emissions Testing
  • General Auto Repair
  • Inspections
  • Key Duplication
  • Loaner Cars
  • Major Repairs
  • Minor Repairs
  • Oil & Lube
  • Pick-Up & Delivery
  • Radiator Flush & Fill
  • Restoration
  • Same-Day Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Storage
  • Towing
  • Tune-Ups
  • Warranties
  • Welding
  • Wheel Alignment
  • While You Wait Service
  • Wiring

Year Established

2006

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Other

Reviews

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Great Place, 11/02/2009

These guys work on our family of cars, they are friendly, good mechanics, will admit when wrong or not sure (can't say that about anywhere else i have tried) and even gave me a lift home when i was... pregnant and needed to drop off the car !!!!

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They misdiagnosed simple problem, unneccesary work, 12/18/2008

I got stranded in San Rafael so I took my 85 Isuzu pickup to R+I on recommendation. The mechanic there, Sam, said he was absolutely sure the problem was with the clutch, that it needed to be replaced... and that there was about $1000 of work to be done. But he wasn't able to explain the problem to my satisfaction. It smelled fishy, so I drove the truck (very slowly) all the way to to my regular mechanic in SF. Without even looking under the hood, he told me to change the air filter, which I did. Now the truck runs fine again. My question is: was Sam just totally out to lunch, or was he trying to have me do work that I didn't really need. In either case it was a waist of time and money. Don't go to this place if you can help it!

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R & I Automotive - San Rafael, CA -  helenmb99

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Great Place

These guys work on our family of cars, they are friendly, good mechanics, will admit when wrong or not sure (can't say that about anywhere else i have tried) and even gave me a lift home when i was pregnant and needed to drop off the car !!!!

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R & I Automotive - San Rafael, CA -  Daren415

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They misdiagnosed simple problem, unneccesary work

I got stranded in San Rafael so I took my 85 Isuzu pickup to R+I on recommendation. The mechanic there, Sam, said he was absolutely sure the problem was with the clutch, that it needed to be replaced and that there was about $1000 of work to be done. But he wasn't able to explain the problem to my satisfaction. It smelled fishy, so I drove the truck (very slowly) all the way to to my regular mechanic in SF. Without even looking under the hood, he told me to change the air filter, which I did. Now the truck runs fine again. My question is: was Sam just totally out to lunch, or was he trying to have me do work that I didn't really need. In either case it was a waist of time and money. Don't go to this place if you can help it!

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R & I Automotive replied on 5/17/2014

Thank you for sharing your experience and our apologies for the unpleasant time you encountered. Please contact us so we can try to address this and better understand, as we have not ever had anyone named Sam employed here. However, we would still very much like to hear from you to figure out what exactly occurred. We strive for customer satisfaction and excellence and welcome an opportunity to assist further. --R & I Automotive of San Rafael