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7374 Redwood Blvd Ste B
Novato, CA 94945

7374 Redwood Blvd Ste B
Novato, CA 94945

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Welcome to Vale Auto Repair

Premium Automotive Service in Novato, CA

If you’re looking for auto repair in Novato, CA, you’ve found us. Here at Vale Auto Repair we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Novato car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Novato, we are totally confident that Vale Auto Repair is the best option in town!

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Vale Auto Repair
7374 Redwood Blvd Ste B
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 895-5442
Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Vale Auto Repair
7374 Redwood Blvd Ste B
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 895-5442
Mon-Fri: 8am-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: Closed
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Why Choose Vale Auto Repair

For years Vale Auto Repair has been there for the people of Novato. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Novato has to offer.

Vale Auto Repair was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Vale Auto Repair the best car service in Novato!

  • We service fleet vehicles, Industrial, Heavy Duty Equipment, Hydraulic, Boom Truck Service, Bucket Truck Service, Hybrid Vehicle, IMA Battery replacement or Refurnish
  • ASE Trained Automotive Technicians
  • Serving Novato, CA since 2015

The Absolute Best Car Service in Novato, CA

What sets Vale Auto Repair apart from all of the others in Novato, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Novato, CA, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Vale Auto Repair, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Novato auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Novato, CA, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2015 Nissan Versa

Nissan Versa

Mileage
44,919
Service Date
7/29/2020
Services Performed
  • UNABLE TO VERIFIED CUSTOMER COMPLAINT AT THIS TIME , CAR WAS TESTED MULTIPLES TIMES WITH BOTH KEYS AND IT STARTED OK EVERY TIME , KEYS WILL GO IN/OUT AND TURN AS WELL EASY EVERY TIMES IT WAS TESTED. NEW KEY WAS CUT AND IGNITION SWITCH LUBRICATED TO AVOID ANY FUTURE FAILURE , RECOMMEND TO MONITOR .
 
MAGGIE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/29/2020

2014 RAM 2500 HD

RAM 2500 HD

Mileage
66,108
Service Date
7/29/2020
Services Performed
  • AS PER CUSTOMER REQUEST REPLACE BOTH FRONT TAILLIGHTS ASSEMBLIES AND HEADLIGHTS ASSEMBLIES , CUSTOMER PROVIDED PARTS . NOTE : HEADLIGHT DOES NOT FIT COMPLETELY PROPERLY INTO CAR , ADJUSTED THEM AS BEST AS POSSIBLE , RECOMMEND TO DRIVE VEHICLE AND MONITOR ADJUSTMENT OF LIGHTS AT NIGHT .
  • AS PER MANUFACTURE RECOMMENDATION AND DUE TO ATF BEING DARK , PERFORMED TRANSMISSION SERVICE . DRAINED AND RE-FILLED TRANSMISSION FLUID , REPLACE BOTH TRANSMISSION FILTERS , INSTALLED NEW PAN GASKET AND ADDED NEW FLUID . OEM PARTS USED FOR THIS SERVICE , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AFTER REPAIR , OK AT THIS TIME.
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT 5 MM APPROX REAR NEW NOW TIRES FRONT 12 /32in REAR 8 /32in FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, ok BATTERY CONDITION, ok 600-730 cca WIPER / WASHER FLUID, ok CHECK LIGHTS, thrid brake light out CHECK A/C SYSTEM, ok , possible weak compressor CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • PERFOMED A/C CYCLE , PULLED ONLY 78G OF FREON, PERFORMED 20 MINS OF VACUUM NO LEAKS DETECTED AT THIS TIME , REPLACED CORE VALVE AND RE-CHARGED SYSTEM TO 540G , COMPRESSOR SEEMS TO BE WEAK , RECOMMEND TO MONITOR COMPRESSOR AND ANY POSSIBLE LEAK , DYE ADDED TO SYSTEM .
  • PERFORMED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER SERVICE , REPLACE BOTH FUEL FILTERS AND AIR FILTER ENGINE , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AFTER REPAIR , OK AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE DUE TO COOLANT LEAK AND BLED AIR OUT COOLANT SYSTEM , NO OTHER COOLANT LEAK VISUALLY DETECTED AT THIS TIME , OTHER COOLANT HOSES STILL ORIGINAL
  • REPLACED REAR BRAKE PADS , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AFTER REPAIR OK AT THIS TIME
  • REPLACED UPSTREAM NOX SENSOR DUE TO CODE , CUSTOMER AWARE A DORMAN AFTERMARKET SENSOR WAS INSTALLED , RESET CODE , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE OK AT THIS TIME. NOTE : DOWNSTREAM NOX SENSOR MAY FAIL ON NEAR FUTURE.
  • RETRIEVE CODES P2201 – P2560 – U059E , SEE ATTACHED SHEET FOR CODES DEFINITION , RECOMMEND REPLACE NOX SENSOR UPSTREAM BANK 1 SENSOR 1 AND REPAIR COOLANT LEAKS
  • SEE ATTACHED SHEET FOR RECALL , RECOMMEND TO BRING FOR REPAIR TO MANUFACTURE DEALER
  • THIRD / CENTER BRAKE LIGHT IS OUT , TRIED TO REMOVED LENS TO REPLACED BULB BUT IT WAS GLUED INTO CAR
  • TOP OFF DEF , LEVEL AT 95% AT THIS TIME.
  • VERIFIED CUSTOMER COMPLAINT , CHECKED PRESSURE INSIDE A/C SYSTEM IT WAS LOW , PERFORMED A/C CYCLE WITH MACHINE IT ONLY PULLED 78G OF FREON , PERFORMED 20 MINS OF VACUUMS , NO LEAKS DETECTED AT THIS TIME ,RECOMMEND TO REPLACE CORE VALVES , RECHARGE TO PROPER SPEC AND ADD DYE TO TRACE POSSIBLE LEAKS.
  • VERIFIED LEAKS AT THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSES , RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT .
  • CARWASH
 
SERGIO E. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/29/2020

2013 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Transit Connect

Mileage
119,776
Service Date
7/29/2020
Services Performed
  • PERFORMED OIL CHANGE AND MULTI-POINT INSPECTION reset maint light , sticker on windshield
 
JUAN C. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/29/2020

2008 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

Mileage
152,934
Service Date
7/7/2020
Services Performed
  • AFTER THOROUGHLY VISUAL INSPECTION NOTICE EXCESSIVE OIL LEAK COMING FROM VALVE COVER GASKETS SPECIALLY PASSENGER SIDE, WHOLE ENGINE AND OTHER COMPONENTS COVER ON OIL , RECOMMEND TO REPLACE VALVE COVER GASKET, CLEAN AND RE-CHECK ON NEXT SERVICE .
  • AS PER CUSTOMER REQUEST REMOVED HITCH ASSEMBLY .
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT 8 MM APPROX REAR 4 MM TIRES FRONT /32in REAR /32in FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, leaks BATTERY CONDITION, new now WIPER / WASHER FLUID, marginal CHECK LIGHTS, ok CHECK A/C SYSTEM, possible leak – system working ok CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • REPLACED BATTERY DUE TO EXCESSIVE ACID LEAK , INSTALLED NEW BATTERY TERMINAL (POSITIVE SIDE )
  • REPLACED BOTH DRIVE BELTS DUE TO CRACKS , OK AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACED BOTH ENGINE AND CABIN FILTERS DUE TO EXCESSIVE CONTAMINATION
  • REPLACED BOTH RADIATOR HOSES UPPER / LOWER DUE TO EXCESSIVE SWELLING , OTHER COOLANT HOSES VISUALLY LOOKS OK BUT RECOMMEND TO MONITOR FOR POSSIBLE CRACK AND/OR OTHER DAMAGE , ADDED COOLANT , BLED AIR OUT SYSTEM . COOLING SYSTEM WORKING PROPERLY AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACED BOTH SIDE VALVE COVER GASKET , CLEANED RESIDUAL OIL AS BEST AS POSSIBLE , RECOMMEND TO DRIVE CAR AND RE-CHECK FOR FURTHER LEAKS ON NEXT OIL CHANGE. NOTE : OTHER GASKET COULD BE LEAKING RECOMMEND TO CHECK ON NEXT VISIT , DYE WAS ADDED TO ENGINE TO TRACE FURTHER LEAKS .
 
EDGAR B. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/7/2020

2010 Volkswagen CC

Volkswagen CC

Mileage
122,252
Service Date
7/6/2020
Services Performed
  • REPLACED ALL SPARK PLUGS AND ALL IGNITION COILS , ROAD TESTED CAR FOR ANOTHER 5-7 MILES NO MORE MISFIRE ON SCANNER GRAPHICS SHOWING , NO CODES SET CAR DRIVING OK . NOTE : IF MISFIRE CODE SET AGAIN POSSIBLE CARBON BUILD ON THE VALVES , RECOMMEND REMOVE INTAKE MANIFOLD .
  • VEHICLE TOWED INTO SHOP , CHECK ENGINE LIGHT WAS ON SEE ATTACHED SHEET FOR CODES , RESET CODES ROAD TESTED VEHICLE MULTIPLE TIMES AND SHOWED RANDOM MISFIRES ON SCANNER GRAPHICS BUT CAR RAN "OK" , NO VIBRATION NEITHER MISFIRE FEELING AND/OR CODE CAME BACK, RECOMMEND TO REPLACE ALL SPARK PLUGS AND COILS AND RE-CHECK BURNING SMELL WAS NEVER VERIFIED, NO MAJOR LEAKS NOTICED AT THIS TIME JUST VERY MINOR OIL LEAK POSSIBLE FROM OIL PAN GASKET AND/OR RESIDUAL OIL , EXHAUST PIPE FREE
 
CARLI M. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/6/2020

2004 Ford Pickup

Ford Pickup

Mileage
121,488
Service Date
6/30/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT 4 MM APPROX REAR 8 MM TIRES FRONT 9 /32in REAR 9 /32in FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, ok BATTERY CONDITION, ok 760-850 WIPER / WASHER FLUID, ok CHECK LIGHTS, ok CHECK A/C SYSTEM, ok now CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • LOCK FOR SPARE TIRE HOLE/TOOL WAS STUCK , LUBRICATED IT AND EASY TO RELEASE NOW .
  • PERFORMED OIL CHANGE AND MULTI-POINT INSPECTION
  • RECOVERED 418 KG OF FREON , MACHINED DID VACUUM TEST FOR 20 MINS , SYSTEM HOLD VACUUM OK , INSTALLED NEW CORE VALVES ON BOTH LINES , RECHARGED A/C SYSTEM WITH 960KG OF FREON , A/C BLOWING COLD WITHIN SPECS AT THIS TIME , ADDED DYE TO SYSTEM IF IT GETS LOW AGAIN WE WILL ABLE TO TRACE ANY POSSIBLE LEAKS
  • REPLACED ALL 8 SPARK PLUGS , CYLINDER # 3 BROKE DURING REMOVAL ( NORMAL DUE TO FAULTY DESIGN ) , NEEDED TO BE REMOVED WITH SPECIAL EXTRACTOR , INSTALLED ALL NEW SPARK PLUGS INSTALLED NEW COIL BOOT ON CYLINDER # 7 DUE TO FAULTY BOOT , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AFTER REPAIR , DRIVES SMOOTHER THAT BEFORE . NOTE : ALL COIL WORKING OK BUT BASE ON VISUAL INSPECTION THEY MAY NEED REPLACEMENT ON NEAR FUTURE.
  • REPLACED BOTH LICENSE PLATE LIGHTS BULBS AND CENTER BRAKE LIGHT
  • REPLACED BOTH SIDE AXLE SEAL DUE TO PASSENGER SIDE LEAK , CLEANED PARKING BRAKE SHOES MINOR CONTAMINATION , REPLACED YOKE AND REAR COVER SEAL/GASKET , ADDED NEW DIFFERENTIAL FLUID , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE OK AT THIS TIME. NOTE : CLEANED OLD RESIDUAL OIL AS BEST AS POSSIBLE BUT STILL SHOWING SOME OLD RESIDUAL OIL AROUND DIFFERENTIAL
  • REPLACED DRIVE BELT DUE TO CRACKS , OK AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACED ENGINE AIR FILTER DUE TO EXCESSIVE CONTAMINATION
  • REPLACED FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARMS DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEAR ON BALL JOINTS AND WEAR ON CONTROL ARM BUSHINGS AS WELL , THERE WAS A CLUNKING NOISE PRIOR TO REPAIR , NO MORE NOISE AFTER REPAIR . BIG O TIRES PERFORMED 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT AFTER CONTROL ARM REPAIR .
  • TESTED A/C SYSTEM AND IT WAS WEAK , CHECKED PRESSURE WAS LOW , RECOMMEND TO PERFORM A/C CYCLE , RECOVER , VACUUM AND RE-CHARGE , REPLACED CORE VALVES AND ADD DYE TO SYSTEM TO TRACE ANY POSSIBLE LEAK .
  • VERIFIED REAR DIFFERENTIAL LEAK AT THE CENTER YOKE SEAL , REAR COVER GASKET AND PASSENGER SIDE AXLE SEAL , RECOMMEND TO REPLACE AND SERVICE REAR DIFFERENTIAL .
  • BIG O TIRES PERFORMED 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT
 
MIKE B. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2020

2004 Infiniti I35

Infiniti I35

Mileage
115,032
Service Date
6/24/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT NEWER APPROX REAR 5 MM TIRES FRONT NEW /32in REAR 10 /32in FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, leak atf BATTERY CONDITION, ok leaking acid WIPER / WASHER FLUID, ok CHECK LIGHTS, ok CHECK A/C SYSTEM, ok CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • DRAINED AND RE-FILLED COOLANT AS RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURED , BLED AIR OUT COOLANT SYSTEM , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE , REACHED NORMAL TEMPERATURE AND FANS WORKING OK
  • MOUNTED AND BALANCED 2 NEW TIRES DUE TO EXCESSIVE WEAR , RECOMMEND TO MONITOR OTHER TWO
  • REMOVED VALVE COVERS TO REPLACE GASKETS , GASKETS WERE STUCK INTO VALVE COVER AND NOT ABLE TO REMOVED THEM , WHOLE VALVE COVER ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACE , ROAD TESTED VEHICLE OK AT THIS TIME.
  • REPLACED ALL SPARK PLUGS AS RECOMMEND BY MANUFACTURE DUE TO MILES , WHEN REPLACING SPARK PLUGS NOTICED OIL INSIDE FIRST CYLINDER OF FRONT HEAD , VALVE COVER GASKET RECOMMENDED
  • REPLACED BOTH DRIVE BELT DUE TO CRACKS/WEAR SPECIALLY ON POWER STEERING BELT . ROAD TESTED VEHICLE OK AT THIS TIME.
  • VERIFIED CUSTOMER COMPLAINT, BRAKE NOISE COMING FROM INCORRECT NEW FRONT BRAKE INSTALLED , POSSIBLE INCORRECT PARTS , DEFINITELY INCORRECT INSTALLATION . ADJUSTED BRAKE CALIPER SHIMS , NO MORE NOISE AT THIS TIME. RECOMMEND TO REPLACE PADS AND ROTORS WITH OEM PARTS , CUSTOMER DECLINED AT THIS TIME.
 
ERIC Q. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/24/2020

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
49,178
Service Date
6/22/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT 12 MM APPROX REAR 8 MM TIRES FRONT 9 /32in REAR 10 /32in FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, ok BATTERY CONDITION, ok WIPER / WASHER FLUID, ok CHECK LIGHTS, ok CHECK A/C SYSTEM, ok CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • MISC ITEMS
 
CARLOS Q. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/22/2020

2005 Acura MDX

Acura MDX

Mileage
106,775
Service Date
6/15/2020
Services Performed
  • AS PER CUSTOMER REQUEST AND AS RECOMMENDED BY MANUFACTURED PERFORMED 105K MILES SERVICE : TIMING BELT – WATER PUMP – T/BELT TENSIONER – DRIVE BELT – SPARK PLUGS – ADJUSTED VALVES TO SPEC – INSTALLED NEW KNOCK SENSOR AND HARNESS – VALVE COVER GASKETS – ADDED COOLANT BLED AIR OUT SYSTEM – PERFORMED OIL CHANGE . RESET CODES ROAD TESTED VEHICLE AFTER REPAIR , NO CODES AT THIS TIME , TEMP NORMAL , CAR RUNS OK .
  • BRAKES APPROX FRONT 6 MM APPROX REAR 5 MM TIRES FRONT 8 /32in REAR 7 /32in AFTER ROTATION FLUIDS LEVEL AND CONDITION, possible rear main seal leak BATTERY CONDITION, ok WIPER / WASHER FLUID, marginal CHECK LIGHTS, ok now CHECK A/C SYSTEM, ok CHECK ELECTRONICS, ok
  • DURING 105K MILES SERVICE NOTICED EXCESSIVE OIL LEAKS COMING FROM FRONT AND BACK OF THE ENGINE , CONFIRMED OIL PUMP GASKET , CRANKSHAFT SEAL AND OIL PAN GASKET LEAKING , REPLACED THEM AS NECESSARY . CLEANED ALL RESIDUAL OIL , CUSTOMER AWARE MORE LIKELY REAR MAIN SEAL IS LEAKING AS WELL AND VERY SLIGHT POSSIBILITY OF HEAD GASKET LEAKING OIL AS WELL , DYE WAS ADDED TO ENGINE , RECOMMEND TO MONITOR ON NEXT OIL CHANGE TO CONFIRM , CUSTOMER AWARE TRANSMISSION NEEDS TO BE REMOVED IN ORDER TO REPLACE REAR MAIN SEAL .
  • PCV HOSE WAS BROKEN, INSTALLED UNIVERSAL HOSE FIT OK
  • REPLACED BOTH ENGINE AND CABIN FILTER DUE TO EXCESSIVE CONTAMINATION .
  • REPLACED DRIVER SIDE REVERSE LIGHT BULB
  • ROTATE TIRE FOR EVEN WEAR . NOTE : IF VIBRATION HAPPENS FREEWAY SPEEDS POSSIBLE FRONT CURRENT FRONT POSITION WHEEL OUT OF BALANCE .
  • CARWASH
 
DEMIAN H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/15/2020

2016 Honda Odyssey

Honda Odyssey

Mileage
62,771
Service Date
6/15/2020
Services Performed
  • UNABLE TO VERIFIED CUSTOMER COMPLAINT , TESTED BOTH DOORS MULTIPLE TIMES AND NEVER CONFIRMED ISSUED , CHECK ROLLERS ON BOTH DOORS , OK AT THIS TIME. LUBRICATED AND ADJUSTED DOORS .
 
JEFF S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/15/2020

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Vale Auto Repair
7374 Redwood Blvd Ste B
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 895-5442