About Us

Cowden Automotive serves the automotive repair needs of customers in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Oakland, CA. We treat our customers with respect and fix your car right the first time.

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The History of Cowden Automotive

Located at 875 Folsom St. in San Francisco, CA, Cowden Automotive has been serving the automotive repairs needs of the local community for more than 30 years. We strive to deliver comprehensive repairs to happy customers. Our mission is to treat customers with respect and fix their cars right the first time.

We're happy to serve SOMA, China Basin, Noe Valley, Castro, South Beach, Rincon Hill, The Financial District, and Union Square, as well as the entire Bay Area, and Marin and San Mateo Counties.

Paul Cowden started Cowden Automotive more than 30 years. After moving to San Francisco, Paul endured the Bay Bridge commute to the east bay until he decided that he needed to return to working in the city. Paul’s integrity and love of cars inspired him to start his own garage in San Francisco. Three decades and two SF weekly “Best of San Francisco” awards later, Cowden Automotive Foreign Car Repair has grown from a one-man shop into an impressive 8,000-square foot, 10-bay facility with the latest diagnostic equipment and enthusiastic, highly qualified automotive technicians that are trained to fix modern foreign and domestic cars.

Find Out What's Wrong with Your Car

The team at Cowden Automotive wants you to take action at the first sign that something isn't right with your vehicle. Take the first steps now with our online diagnostic center. It''s free, easy to use, and only takes minutes to show you the most likely problems with your vehicle based upon your answers. Give it a try now.

At Cowden Automotive, you can expect:

  • Wide selection of passenger tires from trusted manufacturers like MICHELIN®, Goodyear, Bridgestone, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal®, Cooper, Hankook, Mastercraft, Mickey Thompson, Nitto, Nexen, and many other brands.
  • Quality auto service including: brake repairs, wheel alignments, steering and suspension system repairs, transmission repairs, and exhaust system repairs performed by ASA-certified mechanics
  • Other services including check engine light and other diagnostics, preventive maintenance, and TPMS adjustments
  • Flat tire repairs and tire rotations
  • Experienced mechanics and quality car repairs from a one-stop auto repair shop
  • Bosch, ACDelco, and Nippondenso parts

Browse Our Service Catalog

Whether you need brake repair in San Francisco, an oil change in Oakland, or auto repair diagnostics in San Mateo, CA, Cowden Automotive is the region's top choice.We provide customers with unrivaled workmanship on each and every repair or vehicle service. Contact us online or visit us today to start experiencing quality automotive care from a staff of technicians you can trust.

(415) 777-9858
875 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 6:00PM • Sat-Sun: Closed
Treat the customer with respect
and fix their cars right the first time.

Cowden Automotive in San Francisco, CA

Cowden Automotive's business is built on two basic principles: treat our customers with respect and fix your car right the first time. Those two principles have guided our business for over 30 years and continue on today. At Cowden Automotive, we believe that finding an auto repair shop shouldn't be a challenge. We build strong relationships with our customers and work harder to deliver the best auto repair services in the greater San Francisco, CA region. When you need your car fixed in Oakland, your check engine light decoded in San Mateo, or your oil changed near the bay, come to Cowden Automotive for great service, expert diagnostics, and quality auto repair. Proudly serving San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.

Contact Us

Phone: (415) 777-9858
Fax: (415) 777-2150
Address: 875 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
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