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From 47 reviews















Deanna L.

My relationship started with Cat a few years back. My employer was paying for services on my car through a trade program and Cat was the mechanic the trade program recommended.

I was very pleased with his work at that time, but maybe did …

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Paul D.

Best repair shop around. I appreciate an honest owner who does work at a fair price.

Thanks Cat.

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OCDCamaro

The only place I take my Suburban, Cat is Honest, Reliable and timely

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Paul D

Cat was fantastic. He made all the repairs for my Lexus at a fraction of what the dealer was going to charge me.

Thanks Cat.
















Judy Tomsovic

I've always received excellent service and good, reasonable advice during the five years I've been coming to Cat's Automotive. They are reliable and I trust their recommendations absolutely!

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Dale L

Cat is a trusted mechanic for 30 years. Very straight forward, very knowledgeable and extremely honest.

I would highly recommend Cars Automotive for all your car needs.
















Glen Mi

Great auto repair shop! Received fast and excellent service at a fair price to replace a broken alternator. Cat, the owner, is a very honest and friendly guy. I will definitely come back here for future repairs

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Gary Kantz

Strongly recommend. They have been in business a long time and are honest, quick and not expensive. I had something that I thought would be a big job and they had be in and out of there in 20 minutes. I'll be back there for sure.

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Lisa N

I am so happy that a friend told me about Cat's when I was in need of a new mechanic. I've returned for a few different repairs (I have an older car) and each time I got excellent service, immediate appointments, reasonable rates, and best of all, got my car back on the road even faster than I expected. They are very patient about explaining the problem and the different options for repairs, and they are absolutely trustworthy. I never have to worry that they are trying to pressure me into an unnecessary repair or a more expensive fix when there's a better option. Bonus: the location is right near the Centerville train station, so lots of transit options when I need to leave my car there. I will keep recommending them to anyone I know looking for a reliable, affordable mechanic in the Fremont area!
















William S.

Cat and his mechanics are professionals that are honest, courteous and very competent when it comes to taking care of my automobiles. I can highly recommend Cat's automotive repair team to others!

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Gwen D.

Cat, James and Gary are all wonderful! Very professional! They know cars inside & out & they get done when they say they're going to. The prices are reasonable! I trust them implicitly and wouldn't bring my vehicles anywhere else!

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Zak Kimball

Professional and Fair

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Mike Brown

It's nice to deal with an honest shop. They always get it done right.

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Anthony S.

Cat and his team just completed some more great work on our car. He always provides excellent recommendations on our car tires and other replacement items. Cat's is the only automotive repair place that we recommend to our daughter.

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Dan Pringle

OUTSTANDING WORK FROM THE BEST MECHANICS IN THE BAY AREA.

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Michael Frazier

Cat is honest and will explain the available options with your vehicle. Those are exceptionally valuable aspects in vehicle repair service.

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Don Fox

You will not find a nicer guy in business than Cats – his honest and personalized service are a lost art form but alive and well at his business. My best example of making a bad situation easy was when my wife's Lexus "Burped Out" 70 error …

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Leo Ott

Cat has worked on several of my vehicles, and has done so on a number of occasions cheaper than I expected. Great service, great customer care, and great results. One of few mechanics I trust. Can't beat that.

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Dewey M.

I like to say Thank you Cat and James ... True professionals

Cat the owner always a straight shooter and honest to the bone!

James best mechanic .. Here's My joke: I tell Cat give James the time and a bigger hammer to fix my car... Kidding…

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Ken Furman

I have gone to cat's for quite a few years and only been happy with their work and prices always explaining how the work will be done and why,i can't say enough about them.

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Jenna O.

Cat has done some work on my dad's old 1992 Saturn to make sure it was safe for me to drive. He always did an excellent job on the Saturn which is why it is still running! When I bought my own car about a year ago, I started taking it to …

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DeeAnn V.

Cat's is the best – I won't take my car anywhere else! Even after working in the automotive dealership service department for many years, I was so leery about where to take my car to get serviced without getting lied to or ripped off. I was…

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Sue M.

First time service. Excellent experience.

Arrived with brakes squealing, check engine light on, engine behaving sluggish, low tire pressure, etc. And, when I left, had new parts installed with care, money left in my pocket, check engine …

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Robert T.

I left my car for service. Al thought they do not perform the service my car needed, they topped off my fluids and put air in the tires GRATIS!

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Jenn M.

My boss referred me to Cat. I am so glad I went to him. He is one of the most HONEST mechanics I have ever met. Most mechanics just want your money so they will tell you that you need everything under the sun done to your vehicle. I didn't …

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Jenn Morton

My boss referred me to Cat. I am so glad I went to him. He is one of the most HONEST mechanics I have ever met. Most mechanics just want your money so they will tell you that you need everything under the sun done to your vehicle. I didn't …

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David B.

I've brought all my cars to Cat's for years now. He'll keep you on the road and try to save you money doing it.

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Rena L.

Cats Auto Repair has been fixing my cars for years. I love all the hard work the mechanics do to get my car up and running fast.Thank you so much! 😉

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Thomas M.

I first went to Cat on the recommendation of a dealer SA as they were not able to figure out the engine over heat issue. Cat found and fixed the problem. Normally, I do my own maintenances and repairs, but would and have been taking my cars…

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Michael F.

Honest, competent, professional, and pleasant. What I want from vehicle repair is someone that knows how to determine the options and who will tell me reasonable prices to deal with my vehicle's situation. Catarino has been honest about …

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vanessa w.

We took my Denali here to get a complete tune up. First greeted by Cat himself.. extremely friendly and honest business man. We were a little concerned about our transmission and asked them to look into it... a mechanic shops dream... …

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Monica L.

Cat always greets you with a great smile. That's a plus already. Does all that's needed to keep customers happy & satisfied the work is done correctly. My car had this strange grumbling when I picked up my car. Cat was persistent and tried …

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Chad A.

Thanks Cat for helping me out again, and please thank James for taking the time out of his day to show me around my new/used Subaru, he is an absolute wealth of knowledge! I appreciate all that you have done!

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Laura K.

We first took a car to Cat over 20 years ago for an A/C problem and we have had confidence in him and his work ever since. The last several years we have taken all of our vehicles to his shop for everything that comes up. Not only is he …

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Sue Ann D.

Cat is the BEST. He's honest, kind, and doesn't shoot you a bunch of BS. He repaired my broken a/c in my beloved Honda. He was very responsive to us, keeping us update on progress-which was MUCH appreciated. I really could not be happier …

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Samantha E.

Took my car here and i have to say wonderful! they are so nice and didn't break the bank. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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Liz C.

Great experience. Stand up guy. They are there to help, and stand by their workmanship. I was referred by a friend, and couldn't be happier. Thank for all that you do. It's nice knowing a great mechanic that, that people can trust, Highly …

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Jo T.

I have used Cat's automotive for years and years – Cat is one of the most honest business owners, and is the go to guy when it comes to

quality customer service, fair pricing, honest integrity.

so rare these days.

Thanks Cat,

Cindy Turner…

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Sharon Blood

Cat Rios has been taking care of my cars for year and years! For most of those years, I had a barrage of cars to go along with my barrage of teenage drivers and all the cars needed a lot of TLC. And well, they also needed a great mechanic …

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Tuan V.

I was there for an oil change yesterday. Cat came highly recommended from another person. The service was great and Cat was very knowledgeable.

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Jacob D.

Awesome experience. Had my engine check light on. He figured it out and got me on the road again in no time. Would recommend to everyone

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Kim W.

This place is great. The owner is always so nice when we go there. Plus he stands behind his work and is very genuine. absolutley recommend.

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The D.

Cat provides exemplary and honest automotive service at a reasonable rate. Knowledgeable about all types of autos, he is able to quickly diagnose an issue and tell you what it will take to get your car back on the road. Even though they are…

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Rachael M.

Cat is the best Mechanic I have ever used. He does all types of repairs on all types of vehicles. He is very honest and explains everything he is doing. I take my car to him for every thing I need done. He does not over charge and he is …

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Sharon W.

Cat 's Automotive is great! Cat has been taking care of our cars for years. He's helped us with keep our 1995 Jeep running smoothly for years. Very honest. I really like his estimates – he tells you what absolutely needs to be done for …

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Robin H.

I'm extremely impressed by the service I have repeatedly received at Cat's Automotive. Cat, the owner, is honest, hard working, full of integrity, and a pleasure to work with. He and his assistant are thorough and make sure to solve …

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Paul R.

I have a small plumbing service company and have used Cat's Radiator in the past. They are always very reasonable and do a quality job. I will use them again in the future.

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