R.C. Imports had already been an important part of the community for 25 years when Daniel Santos purchased it in 2000.  He has since expanded the company to include Japanese brands, specializing in Honda, Toyota, Subaru, VW, Acura, Lexus and Audi, as well as Hybrid vehicles, adapting as the needs of the community evolve.

Since the change of ownership in 2000, there have not been any personnel changes: we are a very loyal, cohesive team of technicians, committed to outstanding service and proud of our workmanship.  We are ASE certified and can perform all types of service for your vehicle, from oil changes to complex diagnosis of computer-controlled components.  Our technicians have a minimum of 15 years experience each and our service is of the highest quality, while our prices are competitive and the terms of our warranties are far beyond the industry average. 

We are located one block west of the El Cerrito Plaza BART station and two blocks east of San Pablo Ave.  This location makes it a breeze to take public transportation to home or work, or you can go across the street to the El Cerrito Plaza to take care of some errands or get some coffee.  We have off-street parking so it is safe and easy to pick up and drop off your car, even when we are closed.

Please call us at 510-526-8084 to set up an appointment for service.


6501 Fairmount Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530



Monday - Thursday

7:30AM - 5:00PM

We are recognized as a Green Business by the Bay Area Green Business Program and comply with their standards.  We are aware of the big environmental challenges that our industry faces and have always been proactive in doing our best to be as environmentally friendly as possible.