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Orinda Motors, Inc. has been serving Lamorinda area drivers from the same location since 1925. The shop works on all types of domestic, foreign, and hybrid cars and offers a wide range of diagnostic and repair services, from scheduled maintenance and smog checks to major repairs and engine replacements.
Owner Allen Pennebaker and his wife, Terry, have owned Orinda Motors since 1996. Mr. Pennebaker says he’s very proud of the automotive service team of ASE Master Technicians he’s assembled. In the main shop alone, the technicians have more than 90 years of combined experience, and the service office has another 65.
Next door to Orinda Motors’ main facility is Orinda Classic Car Center, which handles classic car repairs and service from all over Northern California. “We’re experts in all aspects of restoration, upgrades and performance modifications,” says Mr. Pennebaker. Customers of either shop can check the status of their vehicles at www.orindamotors.com or call to speak to a technician. Additionally, the company offers hand car washes and full-service detailing by Orinda Auto Detail at its Flying A Gas of Orinda site across town. Complimentary shuttle service and vehicle pickup/delivery are available at all locations.
“We focus on providing excellent service for the people of Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga. Whether customers are in our shop or speaking to us on the phone, we do everything we can to exceed their expectations. We never cut corners on quality or service, and we take pride in our professionally staffed shop. We stand behind everything we do.”
Serving all of Contra Costa County including Orinda, Lafayette and Moraga.
Factory Required Maintenance
Smog Test and Repair
Complete Tire Center
Classic Car Specialists
Nitrogen Air Inflation Service
Drive-Thru Oil Changes
When looking for an auto repair shop, it’s important to find one that’s knowledgeable about the latest industry technology.
The importance of technical knowledge can’t be overstated. “Cars are becoming increasingly high-tech, so technicians must be continually trained to stay updated on industry standards,” says Allen Pennebaker, owner of Orinda Motors...
"They're friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and cost-effective.""It's always convenient for me to use them."
"They're honest, and they do thorough work.""They're honest, and they do thorough work. They are very welcoming, very helpful, and they are top-notch in every respect."
"Very friendly""I had an air filter that they replaced for me. They took a picture of it and told me I needed a new air filter, because a mouse had made itself a home in my air filter. I think they are top of the line. "
"They have kind of a high price, but very good service. You get what you pay for.""They are knowledgeable, and the quality of service is great."
"They're friendly, efficient, and trustworthy.""They are trustworthy."
"They are professional and friendly.""It's a great, local motor shop to go to."
"I have been going there for over 45 years. Their service people are very personable, and they're very clear about tracking things for me. ""Personable"
"I would recommend them.""Overall, they have good service. They are helpful and knowledgeable about cars."
"They're very honest, efficient, and they always take the time to get things right the first time. They keep their promises.""I would say getting the job done right the first time and finishing the job on time."
"In the 10 years I've been using them, they always do a great job, and they are thoughtful.""I feel like they genuinely care and like what they do."
"Support your local businesses.""We needed a little oil in our car when we were about to leave town, but it wasn't time for us to have our oil change performed. We stopped by, and they topped of the oil for free. I thought that was very sweet of them."
"My tire blew out, and they actually went out of their way to get a tire for me. I'm a woman, and I'm not very savvy when it comes to automobiles. They could have totally ripped me off, but they didn't. They were very pleasant, polite, and accommodating. I really appreciated everything they did for me.""Prompt, friendly, and professional"
"They're friendly and competent.""They're competent."
"They were very professional, and I was very pleased with the work. Everything was done perfectly.""I have had previous experience with the owners at Orinda Motors and was pleased that it extended to Orinda Auto Detail as well."
"I have told everyone they should go there. The best part about them is their hand wash.""They do a proper hand wash."
"First class and well done""They delivered as promised."
"They are very good, very experienced, and they take their time to detail and clean the cars.""They give a rental car when needed, free of charge."
"They did a fantastic job. I was very happy with the job that they did.""The work they did"
"They were friendly, very amenable, and on time.""They did a great job."
"Friendly, and they delivered when they said they would.""Friendly and competent, I thought they were great."