Founded as a corporation in Berkeley, California in 1969, Mekatron was initially involved in racing and performance modification of sports cars. We also performed maintenance and repairs on English cars such as MG, Triumph, Jaguar, Rover, Bentley and Rolls Royce, as well as European cars such as Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lancia, and Citroen, among others. We rapidly gained a reputation for being one of the rare shops that could actually keep exotic cars running as well as, or even better than originally designed. We developed service schedules for these cars that were much more realistic, and cost effective, than the original factory specifications. We earned a reputation, not only for technical competence, but for honesty and reasonable prices.
In the 1970’s we became one of the first auto repair shops to computerize its operations (long before Microsoft was born), and developed a franchise style system of car repair. We then opened another shop in Berkeley and shops in Oakland and Concord, California.
Over the years it became obvious that the Japanese were starting to make cars that could not only outperform their competitors but were infinitely more reliable. In 1990 Mekatron was divided into separate companies and the Concord shop began to specialize in Japanese car repair.
Mekatron developed, in house, its own computerized diagnosing, estimating, scheduling and control systems. By continually keeping up with the latest equipment, technology and training, Mekatron Concord became far more state-of-the-art than its average competitors, including the car dealerships. By automating the time consuming daily work of auto repair, the staff has more available time to spend with the customer. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate, prioritize with honest advice, and remove intimidation from the experience of car repair. Having automobile service done by Mekatron maybe the first stress free car service experience some customers have ever had.
Today Mekatron Concord is working on the final blueprint for an actual franchise of its system.
Servicing: Acura, Audi, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen
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