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    About ( C. A. R. S. ) Complete Automotive Repair Service


We have been in business sence 1994 at this location and for 13 years as Hilltop Chevron Service Center on Hilltop drive in Richmond, when Chrevron chose to close that station we moved the repair shop to this location and have enjoyed the customers and people in this area greatly.


Hi first let me say THANK YOU for stoping by, I am Bob Buchen the owner of CARS, I have been in business in the San Pablo and Richmond area for over 25 years, I started as owner of Buchens Texaco on San Pablo Dam Rd 25 Years ago, I sold it and bought Hilltop Chevron 24 years ago and in 1994 I opened CARS. I am currently serving as Vice President of the San Pablo Chamber of Commmerce. I spend my free time bike riding and water sking , I normally ride around 75-100 mile rides on the weekends.

Randy has worked for Bob for a total of 16 years and is state licensed in Brake, Lamp and Smog, Randy is a Master Certified ASE technican with 9 Certifcations. Randy enjoys Bass fishing and belongs to a camping organization called Thousand Trails Natco and enjoys the time he gets to spend there with his wife of 36 years . Randys favorite person after his wife is his grand daughter Corrynna.

Al has worked for Bob for a total of around 25 years as a technican and holds state licenses in Brake, Lamp and Smog, Al holds 8 ASE certifications.

Both Al and Randy have unknow hours of specialized training in the automotive field including AAA authorized and taught clases.


Car Care Tip of the day

The filmy coating on the inside of your car's windows is from the "gassing off" of interior vinyl, upholstery and carpeting and can cause glare that limits driver visibility. Clean interior glass with a glass cleaner once every couple of weeks to remove it.

Certifications &

ASC Member  ASE Automatic Transmission and Transaxle 
California Gold Shield  California Smog Check 
iATN  AAA Member
State Approved Vehicle Repair
State Emissions Inspection
State Emissions Repair
State License Inspection
State Safety Inspection