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Welcome to Cowden Automotive,
your car service in San Francisco, CA!

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

Here at Cowden Automotive we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in San Francisco offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our San Francisco car 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 San Francisco, we are totally confident that Cowden Automotive is the best option in town!

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The Absolute Best Car Service in San Francisco, CA

What sets Cowden Automotive from all of the others in San Francisco, CA?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in San Francisco, 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 Cowden Automotive 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 auto repair San Francisco table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in San Francisco, 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.

About Cowden Automotive San Francisco, CA

For years Cowden Automotive has been there for the people of San Francisco. 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 San Francisco has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff see their work here at as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Cowden Automotive 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 Cowden Automotive the best car service in San Francisco!

Are you ready to experience the best San Francisco car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2005 Land Rover LR3

Land Rover LR3

Mileage
186,698
Service Date
11/16/2018
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures.
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front ( %) Rear ( %)
  • ck engine light
  • AXLE SHAFT ASSEMBLY – Removal and Installation – One Side,Front Axle
  • Calif. Tire Tax
  • Tire Dispoal Fee
  • Place vehicle on alignment rack, attach equipment, measure caster, camber and toe. Compare to vehicle specifications. Set and adjust all approved alignment angles with allowable specifications.
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
  • BRAKE SHOES and /OR PADS – Remove and Replace – Front,Both Sides – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models
  • ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT – Remove and Replace – 4.4L Eng
  • COOLING FAN DRIVE BELT – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models
  • HOOD SHOCKS OR STRUTS – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models
 
jano a. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/18/2018

2008 Honda Fit

Honda Fit

Mileage
140,500
Service Date
11/14/2018
Services Performed
  • scanned for codes and fount p0339- ckp sensor A circuit intermittent
  • BRAKE SHOES and /OR PADS – Remove and Replace – All,Both Axles – [Includes: Clean, lube and/or replace Brake Hardware as necessary. Adjust Brakes (where applicable). Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable). DOES NOT include refinishing.]
  • (Combination) – DISC ROTOR – Replace Front,Each
  • CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models
  • SPARK PLUGS AND COILS – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models
 
PERRY V. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/15/2018

2009 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Cayenne

Mileage
116,198
Service Date
11/8/2018
Services Performed
  • CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS,BELTS,HOSES,BOOTS,TIRES,LIGHTS,ETC.LUBE LOCKS AND HINGES
  • CK clicking noise when shifting into gear
  • power steering hose was seeping tech found clamp is no good. replaced clamp, hose is not leaking anymore.
 
ANDY P. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2018

2011 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
102,532
Service Date
10/11/2018
Services Performed
  • Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures.
  • RADIATOR – Remove and Replace – 2500 HD,3500 HD,Diesel
  • (Additional) – RADIATOR – Remove and Replace Where Oil Cooler interferes add
  • RADIATOR HOSE – Remove and Replace – 2500 HD,3500 HD,Diesel Both – [Includes: R and I Fender Liner.]
 
Wyatt P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/31/2018

2010 Buick LaCrosse

Buick LaCrosse

Mileage
30,726
Service Date
10/9/2018
Services Performed
  • ck battery not holding charge
  • anual service, includes, regular service,BRAKE INSPECTION ,tire rotation Lubricate and check chassis. Change oil and oil filter. Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels FRONT BRAKES %__40_____ REAR BRAKES%__48_____
  • BATTERY – Remove and Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Test.]
  • Calif. Tire Tax
  • Tire Dispoal Fee
  • Remove wheels from vehicle. Inspect brakes. Computer spin balance. Reinstall wheels to vehicle and torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications.
 
GEORGE P. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/31/2018

2011 Mercedes-Benz S550

Mercedes-Benz S550

Mileage
59,998
Service Date
10/9/2018
Services Performed
  • CHECK ABS LIGHT
  • WHEEL SPEED ABS SENSOR – Remove and Replace – Front,Both
  • BALL JOINTS and RUBBER BOOTS – INSPECT – Front Axle Ball Joints BATTERY – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Inspect battery (main/starter/auxiliary) check condition using "Midtronics MCR 717" tester.] BRAKE PADS – INSPECT – [Check thickness of brake pads, front and rear.] BRAKE SYSTEM – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Visually check brake system components, lines, hoses, calipers. Check thickness of brake pads and disks, front and rear wheels removed. Visually check brake system components, lines, hoses, calipers. Check thickness of brake pads and disks, front and rear wheels removed.] CATCH, SAFETY CATCH AND HINGES ON ENGINE HOOD – INSPECT COOLANT LEVEL – INSPECT HEADLAMP CLEANING SYSTEM – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work HORN, HEADLAMP FLASHERS, HAZARD FLASHERS, TURN SIGNALS – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work LEAKAGE – INSPECT – [Check for chafe marks, line routing, damaged components.] PANORAMA SLIDING ROOF – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Check, clean and lubricate panoramic roof mechanism (where applicable).] PARKING BRAKE – INSPECT – [Check function test only.] POWER STEERING FLUID – INSPECT PROPELLER SHAFT – INSPECT – [Visually inspect propeller shaft, universal joints and collapsible sections.] REAR AXLE BALL JOINTS – INSPECT – [Visually inspect condition of rear axle ball joints, rubber boots.] STEERING MECHANICAL COMPONENTS – INSPECT – [Includes robber boots.] TIRES – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [Inspect tires for damage, measure tread depth.] TRUNK LIGHTING – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work WARNING and INDICATOR LAMPS – INSPECT – Recommended Service Work WATER DRAIN – INSPECT – [Check water drain in air/water duct for obstructions; clean if soiled.] WINDOW WASHER FLUID LEVEL – INSPECT BODY CORROSION and PAINT CONDITION – CHECK – Recommended Service Work CHASSIS COMPONENTS – CHECK – Recommended Service Work – [Check chassis and load-bearing body components: Check for damage and corrosion.] SEAT BELTS – CHECK – Recommended Service Work – [Check seat belts and buckles for signs of external damage and proper function.] TIRE SEALANT – CHECK – Recommended Service Work – [Check TIREFIT sealant expiration date (where applicable).] BRAKE FLUID – REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE – Combination or dust filter ENGINE OIL and FILTER – REPLACE SPARK PLUGS – REPLACE WIPER BLADES – REPLACE – Recommended Service Work HEADLIGHTS – CORRECT – Recommended Service Work – [Check and correct headlight settings.] TIRE PRESSURE – CORRECT – [Includes spare tire.] MAINTENANCE MINDER LIGHT – RESET TILTING/SLIDING ROOF – CLEAN and INSPECT – Recommended Service Work – [where applicable.] TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM SENSORS – ACTIVATE – Recommended Service Work TIRES – ROTATE – Recommended Service Work – [When the vehicle is configured with staggered sizes (different tire sizes, front vs. rear), tire rotations are not possible.]
  • DISC ROTOR – Remove and Replace – Rear,Both – [Includes: Repack Wheel Bearings (where applicable) and replace Pads (if necessary). DOES NOT include refinishing. Includes: Replace […]

2012 Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Mileage
30,462
Service Date
10/16/2018
Services Performed
  • AIR CLEANER ELEMENT – REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE ENGINE OIL – REPLACE ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE SPARK PLUGS – REPLACE BRAKE HOSES and LINES – INSPECT BRAKE LININGS – INSPECT CV JOINTS – INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT SUSPENSION SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Inspect the front suspension, tie rod ends and boot seals for cracks or leaks and all parts for damage, wear, improper looseness or end play; replace if necessary.] HANDBRAKE – ADJUST OIL LIFE SYSTEM – RESET – [Unless reset, this message will continue to display each time you turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position. To turn off the message temporarily, press and release the Menu button. To reset the oil change indicator system (after performing the scheduled maintenance) perform this procedure: Turn the ignition switch to the "ON" position (Do not start the engine). Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds. Turn the ignition switch to the "LOCK" position. If the indicator message illuminates when you start the vehicle, the oil change indicator system did not reset. If necessary repeat this procedure.] SUNROOF RAILS – CLEAN/LUBRICATE TIRES – ROTATE – [Rotate the tires at the first sign of irregular wear, even if it occurs before 32,000 miles (52,000 km).]
 
JOHN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/18/2018

2007 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
58,901
Service Date
10/16/2018
Services Performed
  • tech inspected vehicle, recd to replace shocks and struts
  • ck brake lights
 
BOB B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/17/2018

2007 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
138,457
Service Date
9/20/2018
Services Performed
  • ck brakes squealing from passenger side, ck wipers
  • CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS,BELTS,HOSES,BOOTS,TIRES,LIGHTS,ETC.LUBE LOCKS AND HINGES
 
KATHY P. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/24/2018

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mercedes-Benz GL450

Mileage
54,946
Service Date
9/19/2018
Services Performed
  • CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS,BELTS,HOSES,BOOTS,TIRES,LIGHTS,ETC.LUBE LOCKS AND HINGES
 
AMY R. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/22/2018

2004 GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

Mileage
174,032
Service Date
9/14/2018
Services Performed
  • OXYGEN SENSOR – Remove and Replace – Each Additional
  • OXYGEN SENSOR – Remove and Replace – One
 
robert p. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/15/2018

2014 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

Mileage
80,972
Service Date
8/30/2018
Services Performed
  • BATTERY – CHECK – Second Battery – [If equipped. If equipped.] CV JOINTS – CHECK – [Check for damage/leaks.] REAR WINDOW – CHECK – [Check cleaning nozzle functionality (if applicable).] BRAKE SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Inspect brake system and shock absorber for leaks and damage, check thickness of brake pads, brake disc condition front and rear. Look for contact pattern and corrosion of brake discs, and check brake fluid level subject to abrasion.] COOLING SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Check coolant level and frost protection.] DRIVE BELTS – INSPECT – Ribbed Belt – [Check condition.] ENGINE – INSPECT – [Check engine and engine components: Check (from above) for leaks and damage. Check (from below) for leaks and damage, check transmission, final drive, and drive shaft boots.] EXHAUST SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Check for leaks, damage, and secure fittings.] HEADLIGHTS – INSPECT – [Check adjustment] LIGHTING SYSTEM – INSPECT – [Check interior and glove box lights, cigarette lighter/power outlets, horn, and all warning lamps. Check front and rear lights, luggage compartment lighting, turn signals, hazard warning lights, daytime running lights, curve lighting, and automatic headlights.] POWER STEERING FLUID – INSPECT – [Check and correct fluid level.] TIE ROD ENDS – INSPECT – [Check for excessive play, check boots.] TIRES/SPARE TIRE – INSPECT – [Check tread depth, condition, wear pattern and pressure of all tires (including spare).] UNDERBODY CONTACT POINTS and LINKAGE – INSPECT – [Inspect under seal, underbody trims, pipe placing, and plug for damage] WINDSHIELD WIPER and WASHER SYSTEMS – INSPECT – [Inspect windshield washer, headlight cleaning system, and wiper blades: Check for damage and function. Check fluid level and add if necessary.] CABIN AIR FILTER – REPLACE – Dust and Pollen Filter ENGINE OIL – REPLACE ENGINE OIL FILTER – REPLACE HINGES and CHECKS – LUBRICATE SERVICE INTERVAL INDICATOR/DISPLAY – RESET – [Where applicable] TIRES – ROTATE – [Rotate front to rear.] VEHICLE – ROAD-TEST – [Check braking, kick-down, steering, electrical, heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning, handling, and parking brake.]
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks. Lining remaining is: Front ( 85 %) Rear ( 85 %)
 
MATTHEW D. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/10/2018