Japanese Auto Repair Sonoma County



About us

Marine Express lube

Visit our automotive center in San Rafael, today to request our premium auto repair and maintenance services. With state-of-the-art equipment and top-of-the-line service, Marin Express Lube & Diagnostic Center is the only name you need to know in auto maintenance and repairs. With more than 30 years of experience, our expert mechanics have given us a great reputation throughout Marin County area, along with a number of awards, and excellent relationships with our customers. .




Services

Japanese Auto Repair Sonoma County -

At Marin Express Lube & Diagnostic Center, we offer: oil change, smog test and repair, auto repair, express lube, factory maintenance, domestic, european and japanese auto repair, transmission repair, and more. Centrally located in San Rafael, also serving Novato, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Corte Madera, Greenbrae, Mill Vallley, Sausalito, and greater Marin and Sonoma Counties.

Best Diagnosis-

diagnosticsNearly all cars built since the early 80s have computer-controlled systems designed to increase engine efficiency, reduce emissions and aid in engine troubleshooting.

The ability to diagnose the source of a problem quickly and accurately requires good reasoning ability and a thorough knowledge of an automobile. We have a strong base of knowledge about how their complex components work and interact, and use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to efficiently and accurately diagnose their condition.

Our technicians are ASE certified

ASE_certifiedASE certifies the technical competence of individual technicians, not repair facilities. Our technicians attend training classes or study on their own in order to brush up on their knowledge. ASE requires technicians to re-test every five years to keep up with technology and to remain certified. All ASE credentials have expiration dates

 


Certified Service

We are in the Better Business Bureau

"CARE" Program-

BBB_CareThe "BBB CARE PROGRAM" is designed to assist our customers with updated information concerning local businesses and their integrity. Being a part of the "CARE" program, we create a very safe and honest customer/technician relationship. We are proud of maintaining an unblemished reputation and we understand how important it is to give our customers the service they expect.

Star Certified

smog_emissions_starAs a Star Certified Station we are a licensed Test-and-Repair stations

that have received additional certification by BAR

In addition to the services provided by regular Test-and-Repair stations, We can certify vehicles identified as Gross Polluters and we can perform the initial testing and certification of vehicles directed to Test-Only. We also perform the "after-repairs" certification of vehicles directed to Test-Only stations for an initial inspection, as long as the we have performed repairs to the directed vehicle.

 

Advantages

Under Vehicle Inspection

It's always a good idea to have a certified master technician inspect your vehicle's safety items while your car is in the air for an oil change. Early detection of potential problems can be resolved for a much less costly expense. This is the main reason for not having your oil changed at a quick lube facility!



Factory Scheduled Maintenance

Your vehicles manufacture has established specified intervals and levels of service for your vehicle. For the most part we agree with what your manfacture has specified for your vehicle. However we do not agree with most oil change intervals specified by the manfacture. And with good cause and for the following reason: The quality of synthetic oils have gotten far better over the years and they don't really deterioate easily - they just get dirty with carbon particles. Oil filters have gotten smaller and load up faster and have reduced filtering capacity. The result is that they load up quicker and a bypass check valve opens at higher engine speeds to allow unfiltered oil pass through the engine with carbon particles in the oil to wear out your engine faster.



Complete Computer Diagnostics

We handle all aspects of computer diagnostics on your vehicle. From module programming to communication problems between modules on the CAN Data Bus System (basically a network comunication within your vehicle) We identify commuication problems between modules (small computers) and re-establish communication between them. Your vehicle will preform better with communication paths restored.