About Vassar Automotive

I have worked in the automotive trade for over 35 years. I started as a VW technician in 1977 at a Santa Rosa general repair shop that specialized in VW and Porsche repairs. The owner was a hands-on journeyman mechanic that demanded the highest quality work and customer service. After a few years, I became service manager and my work expanded to most foreign and domestic vehicles.

After that shop closed due to owner illness, I opened Vassar Automotive in 1988. We are a general independent repair shop servicing foreign and domestic vehicles. We take pride in providing high quality work and customer service. A large portion of our work is vintage VW;s. We keep most work in-house providing alignments, drum and rotor turning and complete engine rebuilding. We can perform all mechanical restoration on VW's except for body and paint. for vintage VW's we do not purchase rebuilt engine for re-sale. All of the air-cooled engines are custom-built in-house. We provide a spec sheet showing compression ratio, engine and tune-up specs. We strive to build them as they came from the factory.Our customer base has many daily drivers as well as sunday show cars.

Business Hours

Monday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Why Choose Us?

  • Family Owned & Operated
  • Fully Licensed, Insured & State Certified
  • Specialize in Servicing Air-Cooled VolksWagens