About Us

Established in 1988.

Nancy has been working on cars since the 1970s, opening her first business, Labyris Auto Repair in San Francisco in 1978. Moving to the East Bay, Nancy opened Grandma's Garage in 1988 (the name honors her grandmother who raised her). Nancy, though retired from ownership of the shop, still comes in when not teaching Automotive Technology at Contra Costa Community College or playing tennis. She has passed on her knowledge and ownership of the garage to Phoebe.

Meet the Business Owner

Phoebe has always enjoyed working with tools and solving problems. She has been trained by Nancy to gradually take over all of the technical work and ownership of Grandma's Garage. Phoebe embraces new technology with enthusiasm, and is very comfortable working with all the computer systems in your car.

Our Specialties

Grandma's Garage has been caring for customers and their cars since 1988 in Berkeley, CA.

We are a women owned and operated business with 40 years of combined experience. Our expert technicians specialize in Japanese cars, new and old, including hybrid models.

We do scheduled service and preventative maintenance so your car runs in tip top shape! This includes oil changes, tune-ups, filters and more. We can also repair your break-downs and diagnose the mysteries.

We are a certified Green Business in Alameda County. Please call (510) 527-1065 for an appointment.