Collie Autoworks Comparative Summary

(415) 868-5967
585 Irwin Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Owners Darren and Denise Collie

Collie Autoworks is a family-owned Mercedes-Benz repair shop located in San Rafael. Owners Darren and Denise Collie say their company offers the same expertise and high-quality repairs as a dealership, but at a lower cost. “When people take their Mercedes-Benzes to a dealership for repairs, the high overhead costs are invariably passed on to them,” says Mrs. Collie. “We offer the same services at lower prices.”

Collie Autoworks has numerous long-term customers, and the Collies know many of them by name. “When they bring in their cars, they actually have the opportunity to chat with our technicians about their repairs,” says Mrs. Collie. “It’s rare for a dealership to offer such a personalized level of service.”

Collie Autoworks owns the same factory diagnostic scan tools used by Mercedes-Benz dealerships—hundreds of thousands of dollars worth, according to Mrs. Collie. Additionally, its factory- and dealership-trained mechanics use workshop manuals and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts to service and restore Mercedes Gelandewagens (G-Wagons) to their factory specifications. All work is backed by the shop’s 12-year/12,000 mile warranty on parts and labor.