Testimonials

Mike Babcock and Anywhere Automotive
was there when I needed them most.

No one wants to be left out in the cold with a dead car, but unfortunately this happened to me - and right after I picked up more product for my business, too! I called Mike and he came out to me, fixing my problem and quickly getting me back on the road.

I will definitely be using Anywhere Automotive again for any other vehicle needs!

Brian Blanc

I have been a patron of Anywhere Automotive for the past 10 years
and over the course of those 10 years have owned 4 different vehicles. I have done everything from oil changes, to large jobs and Anywhere automotive has always delivered quality work, often ahead of time, and at the lowest price possible. The staff at Anywhere Automotive has always been courteous, friendly, and fair, which is what has kept me coming back all these years. The owner, Mike, has always made it a point to personally take care of me, and give me the best prices in town. He’s even picked me up in his personal car when my car has left me stranded, after hours on the weekend. Anywhere Automotive has consistently gone over and beyond the normal standard one could come to expect of their mechanic, which is why I not only call the guys at Anywhere Auto my go to guys for anything car related, but my longtime friends as well.

Ramzy Haddadin

I’m a fan for life of Anywhere Automotive.
I drive 100 miles, round trip, to have them service my car and my husband’s car because they are are always courteous, honest, affordable, have reliably diagnose my problem, and fixed it quickly. Great people, great service, great prices! I highly recommend them for all of your auto repair needs.

Liliana Fontes

Dear Michael,

Thank You again for taking care of this "old woman". Between you and Carlos

I feel fortunate that I can call on you two for my auto needs.
I've been coming to you for over 20 + years now. Since Owen passed I've really relied on you two to help me. I appreciate you always being kind and considerate of my issues at hand. Thank you for going out of your way to help me in certain ways. At my age, I call you my "car doctor". My friends get a kick out of that. I've got doctors for everything else. Thank you for sending out the coupons that I get in the mail. They sure do help me out when I need them the most. You're a gentleman Michael and I sure thank you.

Sincerely,

Annette Shuping

Michael:

I wanted to Thank You for all that you did for me on my car.

It's nice to have someone that I can trust when it comes to my car.
I do appreciate you taking your time to explain things to me. As women, we feel that we can be taken advantage of when it comes to our vehicles. Being single now, I need that stability in knowing that I can rely on someone to take care of my car needs. Carlos has been steady over the years as well. I like being able to drop off my car and pick it up the same day.

I hope you have a great day Michael, and again thank you for everything.

Regards,

Rachel Blythe

Over the last five years I have taken my vehicles to Anywhere Automotive for service and maintenance.

They have provided excellent customer service.

The staff is always very professional, friendly, and treated me as a valued customer.
There service fees have always been very reasonable and fair.
They have always been very prompt to service my vehicles as well.
I recommend Anywhere Automotive to anyone who needs their vehicle serviced and maintenance.

Satisfied Customer,

Laurie Lee Lafferty

To: Mike Babcock

This is a letter of recommendation for your Anywhere Automotive.

We have been recommended to A.A. by a friend more than 10 years ago and it was “love at first sight”>! Mike is an exceptionally personable and friendly person and his shop is run in the same manner. He first serviced our 1996 Rav4 and we were extremely pleased with both the result and the prices. The car was always ready on time, all problems were handled in utmost professional manner and we developed a mutual respect and trust. Carlos is the chief mechanic at A.A. and he pampered and cured my car many times, until it just was not practical at 250,000 miles! He than took care of my husbands 2002 Miata with the same expertise and knowledge. Currently my 2010 Subaru Forrester is safely in his hands for any checkups, oil changes and maintenance. We were so trilled to have found a shop we can trust to do such and outstanding job on maintaining our cars. There is no better feeling than one of trust and comfort in knowing that our cars are being professionally handled with care, integrity and at a very attractive price.

We would absolutely recommend Anywhere Automotive to our friends and family.

Thanks

Peter & Gina van De Mortel

Anywhere Automotive took the hassle away from having to leave my car at a shop for a weekend to get it worked on.

Pricing was very fair and the work was done quick.
I have always been able to take my car in the same day or within 2 days after calling to make an appointment. The mechanic Carlos is well informed and doesn’t beat around the bush like most shops do. If something is fine, he doesn’t tell me that I have to change it just to make more money. He takes care of things in a timely manner. Lynn is amazing. She is super nice and makes me feel welcome to bring my car back anytime. She took care of everything I needed and even gave me a ride back to work while my car was being worked on. I recommend Anywhere Automotive to anyone at any time!

Waseem Rafii

I’ve used many independent mechanics, as well as dealerships, over the years but

have never gotten such good service as I have with Mike and his team at Anywhere Automotive.
I’ve gone to them for over 8 years for both my cars and always get quick, honest repairs. Their staff is very friendly too! In a tough economy like this, they’ve put my interests ahead of their own and look for ways to make our cars last longer thereby saving us money. They truly make sure my wife and I are satisfied on all repairs. I’ll continue to trust Anywhere Automotive to keep my cars running smoothly."

1993 Acura Legend Coupe with over 260,000 miles
1999 Honda Civic Sedan with over 160,000 miles

A happy customer...

Paul Seman (Concord)

I have been a Customer of Anywhere Auto for over 20 years.
I had been referred to them initially when I had a job transfer to the Bay Area.
My Toyota 4-Runner's engine had died, I was under warranty, yet The Dealership was not honoring the warranty, telling me that I would be responsible to pay excessive repairs & giving me the run around. As a single Woman in a Car Crisis, with very little resources, I felt very intimidated. A Friend suggested I contact Mike Babcock of Anywhere Auto. He not only advised me of how the Dealership was in the wrong, but went to bat with them & the Warranty Company. He soon discovered that there had been repeat instances of the same issue with Toyota 4-Runner's Engines due to a faulty design & that they had been recalled. He not only was able to replace the Engine, but had the Warranty Company foot the bill with no out of pocket expense to me.

Anywhere Auto is not only reliable & dependable, they are honest & trust worthy. Several years have past, and though I am no longer in the Bay area, & have yet a different car, I still continue contact them for advice about my car. I think Mike Babcock is the Car Whisper, as I will describe the problem I am having with my car over the phone & he is always RIGHT! He just saved me $950 on my car this week.

When My Ford Explorer repeatedly hesitated to start, I was told I needed a new Fuel Pump. I called Mike & explained the various estimates which were $900 to $950. I mentioned I just had an oil change & had the air filter replaced. Mike suggested have the air filter checked to see if was installed wrong. It was, and the car is running fine & Mike saved me the $950. This is a rare thing, an Honest Mechanic who continues to look out for your best interest even when they are not being paid for to do so.

I highly recommend Anywhere Auto.

Laurie Grable

They do great work and are very honest and wonderful to work with.

I had my 4 runner shocks front brakes and rotors and valve cover gasket replaced at anywhere automotive when i picked my vehicle Mike the owner had took the time to clean my engine I have always wanted to do it but was afraid it wouldn't start afterward and I have to tell you my engine look brand new i couldn't believe it. It was so nice to have someone take that extra time to do something so nice not only that but I have had no problems with my vehicle the owner of the shop is outstanding to work with I told him what I could afford and he made it work. I had very bad luck with Menike in Martinez to many changes in staff at that place bad repairs the shop manager didn't seem to know what he was doing he would tell me one thing and the next day it was something else. I am very picky about who works on my truck and with the workmanship that anywhere automotive did they will be my shop going forward i trust mike and I was really happy with the work that was done on my 4runner. I would recommend this shop to anyone who wants their vehicle fixed right.

Janet F Martinez, CA

Everyone that works here is amazing.
Everyone that works here is amazing.
I have been bringing my car to Mike for the past 10+ years. From my Toyota corolla to my husbands Dodge Ram pick up. Every time I have gone they make you feel super important and keep you informed on all things going on step by step.
I have never left unhappy and know others who I refer to him have been happy with his work as well. They clean the engine every time and your car looks brand new under the good.
If you have not tried this shop you need to you will not be disappointed!
Thank you for all the amazing work these past years, I will always come to this shop for any of my car troubles.

Jerica G

Eureka, I found Anywhere Auto Repair.
Eureka, I found Anywhere Auto Repair.
I called around and talked to a few auto repair shops when my '05 Dodge Magnum motor blew. It was Mike who (over the phone) made the most sense about troubleshooting the situation and making recommendations, so I decided to go with Anywhere Auto. I'm here to say they did an incredible job replacing my 5.7 liter Hemi with a remanufactured engine. Now my car runs like new! Truly, I ran into the pros from Dover! Thanks Mike (and Lynn) for making this repair as painless as possible and I know I got a great deal overall! These folks know what they're doing!

Robert F. Fairfield, CA

The service is always great and timely.

They don't try to suggestive sell you unnecessary work. The people who run the shop are warm and inviting. My family has been coming here for years. Last but not least it's affordable. Even for those strapped for cash.

Cristobal D. Berkeley, CA

I started bringing my cars to Anywhere Automotive in 2006.


I started bringing my cars to Anywhere Automotive in 2006. The customer service is amazing and the quality of work is stellar. This is bar none the best auto repair shop in Contra Costa County. Mike and his team really know cars...all cars. I have owned American made models European, Asian; the work done at Anywhere has always been the best, on time. Mike's called the "car whisperer" and I know that to be true. Cars are expensive to repair, so get it done right the first time, take your car to Anywhere Automotive!! Here is the love comin' your way, Mike, Lynn, Carlos and Goodwin!

Leslie M.
Martinez, CA

Leslie M. Martinez, CA

I found this place by accident and I don't regret it.

I was looking for an oil change and they didn't in there they are really nice people and great service , mike I guess the owner do the job in my car plus he did a safety check up for free, it's hard to find a good doctor for my car and I think I found it , highly recommended ! You got new costumers on us and definitely trying to send you more costumers !!

Julio A. Concord, CA

I have been bringing my car(s) to Mike at Anywhere Automotive for years...decades, even...!!

I won't bring my car anywhere else...!! Mike is reliable, honest, and truly cares for you and your car...!! Lynne is the real darlin' of auto repair...!! My car recently needed help and as usual, he had it fixed & back on the road again in no time...!! Give Mike a chance...!! He & the whole shop are GREAT...!!

Susan T. Martinez, CA

I first came to Anywhere last year when I was needing a quick repair that would last.


Leaving I felt good enough to program the number into my phone. Today when I needed some brake work done and a leak repaired, I was treated to even more of a good experience. I believe I have found my truck's home for repair. I found the entire staff from owner, other mechanics all the way to kindhearted assistant extremely friendly, helpful, welcoming as well as full of integrity and pride in their work. It was a pleasure and shall be again to work with this shop. Thank you very much again!

T V. Concord, CA

I LOVE taking my car to Anywhere Automotive.


I know that when I do, I'll be greeted by some of the most friendly and service-oriented people
I know. It makes car repairs a positive experience every time. They always do great work on the car and they take care of it like it's their own baby. They are also honest and very reasonably priced. I recommend them to everyone.

Jenn D. Pleasant Hill, CA

We needed a good shop close to work



Not far from home and found Anywhere Auto on the web. We were surprised at how accurate they diagnose and how quickly they work to get our car in shape and back to us. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Lynn is such a doll. She is a joy to talk to and easy to work with. Mike or any of his staff would give us a ride to work or where we need to be dropped off if our car needs more than a few hours work. Sometimes it's tough to fix an aging car to where you want it to be especially since we put so many miles on it. Mike gives us options on what can be fixed while working with a budget. We're happy with their work and would recommend them to our family & friends.

Jasmine A. Concord, CA

My father has been coming to Mike for years.


He is extremely knowledgeable, straightforward, and honest. I recently had a ton of work done on my car and now she runs like a dream. The staff is very friendly and I could sit and listen to Lynne talk all day.

Jaren L. Emeryville, CA

Mike at Anywhere Automotive is extremely knowledgeable about a wide range of automobile problems.


He is very accurate, fair and accommodating. You would always know ahead of time what your car needs, how much it is going to cost and how long it will take to complete the job. His diagnostic skills and recommendations are superb. It is rare to find a combination of such knowledge and service orientation. It is a pleasure to do business with him and his capable, accommodating staff.

Fanja S. Walnut Creek, CA

Stumbled across this place online when my radiator wasn't working right.


They got right to work on it. So personable, trustworthy... Felt more like some friends helping me out than a repair shop. I will tell everyone I know about this place. So glad I found them. So thankful for their friendly, honest ways. They gave us a lift to and from another location while they got my car in excellent working condition in such a short time. Its so rare to find such great customer service much less trustworthy mechanics. These guys are great. I will be back.

A M. Pleasant Hill, CA

Mike's shop is the only place I'll take my car too.

They are honest, fair, extremely knowledgeable, and overall great people. I took my car in for a new transmission, clutch, water pump, timing belt, and brakes and they gave me an amazing deal and got all of the work done extremely quickly!! Lynne is one of the sweetest people I've met and she is a pleasure to work with. Mike has been working on cars for years and I trust him and his work entirely. Best place to take your car; I won't go anywhere else!

Julie R. San Ramon, CA

Mike is about as honest as they come.

Its about time you put this up..lol...now you need to do your facebook too!! Mike is honest, up front, friendly, doesn't try to take advantage of your lack of car knowledge and an overall great mechanic. He's been my mechanic for years and I trust him completely. Coming from a woman, that kind of trust is hard to find! I also like the fact that he stands behind his work, is open on Saturdays and will drop you off at work and pick you back up if he has your car. Great business!

Melinda C. Pittsburg, CA


I have Been coming to these guys for over 5 years now

(through 3 or 4 different cars). Their work is excellent and fast (insisting on quality parts). Even the tougher and bigger jobs get done in a timely manner. They Rock.

Dionne D. Walnut Creek, CA

I love Anywhere Automotive!!!

They have serviced my 2001 Honda Civic and my 2005 Chevy Equinox for over 2 years. At one point the shocks on my Honda needed replaced. I had shopped around for a fair price, and was quoted some totally outrageous amounts. I called Anywhere Automotive and spoke to the owner, Mike, who was very friend and patient with me and explained the uniqueness of my Honda model and that it required more work than in other models to replace the shocks, but he still quoted me a fair and budget friendly price. They did a great job and quickly. They do great work, will drive you to and from work ( within a reasonable distance from the shop) if you need it so you don't have to wait around at the shop. They are always fast, friendly, professional and you can't beat their prices. I totally recommend their services. I live an hour from their shop, but I don't mind driving the distance to get excellent customer service and great prices. They have also done oil changes, brakes, and changed spark plugs, and lots more.

Liliana F. San Jose, CA

I wanted to give a shout out to the guys @ Anywhere Automotive.

I'm a single mom, 3 kids, 8pm and we were driving home from Tahoe when my car started to overheat. Needless to say, I started to panic. I Googled Automotive, their # came up, so I took the chance in calling. Mike answered. I explained my problem & he said "No problem". I had my car towed in and the next day my car was completely done. Their customer service was outstanding, my car is running great and I would highly recommend Anywhere Automotive to anyone.

Susan D. Antioch, CA

Everyone there is friendly.

They tell you what's wrong and give you options. Prices aren't ridiculously crazy and the guys there really know their stuff. I take my car here anytime it gives me trouble.

Leon S. Emeryville, CA

Today I visited Anywhere Automotive, met mike, and needed a second opinion on a possible $2,000.00 Brake repair to my 2013 Ford Expedition. Mike and his crew pulled all 4 wheels, found that I still had over 50% pad life on all wheels although the rotors where worn, and not a concern at this time. Mike estimated at my current driving habits I still had another 30,000 plus miles left on my brakes. I was absolutely dumbfounded that the previous shop, personal friends of mine, would be so devious to take advantage of a customer and long time friend. On top of this, Mike said there would be no charge for this inspection. What a quality way to conduct business and the superb ethics of professionalism. From today on, I will be a future customer for all my auto needs, and strongly recommend this business to all my friends and acquaintances

Sincerely, Bob Nelson, Moraga, CA

Bob N. Moraga, CA

Mike and his team were exceptional!

From the time we first spoke on the phone, I could tell what an honest and kind guy Mike was! My car wouldn't start and so I had it towed down to Anywhere Automotive (same day service when every other shop turned me away). My dad is actually a mechanic and he met me at the shop to discuss with Mike what "the plan" would be. Mike was kind and courteous to my father and they were on the same page. Mike charged me reasonably for diagnosing the issue as well as fixing the problem... in fact; he really cut me a deal! He stuck to the original estimate he gave me even though he did so much more and had to buy one part twice (the first one was defective and the 2nd part cost him more). He got my car back to me the next day all fixed up and running great! His receipt broke down every part and service charge so that I knew exactly what I was paying for. I really appreciated Mike's work!!! I will recommend him to everyone that I can and will be back for all my future car services!
A+++ business ethic and workmanship!!!

Brittany / Concord, CA 12/17/2013

Everyone that works here is amazing.
We have been coming to these guys for over 5 years now (and through 3 or 4 different cars). Their work is excellent and fast (insisting on quality parts).Even tougher bigger jobs get done in a timely manner.
They Rock.

Donnie B. / Concord, CA 6/7/2013

Recently my car died while I was driving,

and I had to have it towed to the repair shop. When it died on me, I did not know what shop to take it to, and I called several shops to interview them first before calling the tow truck. When I called Anywhere Automotive, the owner, Mike, answered the phone, and he really impressed me with his knowledge and customer service skills. I did not know what was wrong with my car at the time, and none of the other shops that I contacted would work on my car (it is a Suzuki SUV, and there are no dealers close by).

Mike and his staff were very courteous and professional, and they really impressed me with their knowledge of cars. They gave me a good price for the work and kept to their estimates. In addition, they were patient about answering my questions, and they were very clear about telling me what needed to be done. The owner (Mike) is one of those rare car geniuses ("a mechanic's mechanic"), and I felt very comfortable leaving my car with him.

As a former auto mechanic myself, I tend to be more discerning than most people, and I ask a lot of questions when I have my car worked on, and Mike and his team exceeded my expectations. I can't say enough good things about this shop. They are honest, hardworking, and very good at what they do.

Your car will be in good hands with this shop.

Don B. / Concord, CA 11/28/2013

We found Mike by chance.

Not only did he fix our car that nobody else could figure out (everyone said it was totaled - including Toyota Walnut Creek) but he fixed it in 5 days flat and had me back in my car. His knowledge is outstanding as well as his customer service. His prices are more than fair. We will never go anywhere else again for our cars. He has already worked on one of our other vehicles and results were wonderful there as well.
Highly recommend - you won’t be disappointed!

Brenna C. / Visalia, CA 10/16/2013