Our Business

Eye Street Automotive is not only an icon of Bakersfield, but a trusted name for nearly 50 years. Our staff of ASE certified automotive technicians can handle virtually any problem that may arise. Whether you are in need of simple maintenance or a complete engine overhaul, Eye Street Automotive is here to handle your needs.


Our service center is equiped with the latest technologoy to ensure that your car meets or exceeds the factory standards. Foregin or domestic Eye Street Automotive can handle your repair needs. We stay up to date with all of the industry innovations to ensure we are able to provide you with the best service possible.


Eye Street Automotive is a California Certified Smog Center. We are not only able to test your vehicle, but also repair any issue that may cause your automobile to fail its smog test. 


Personal customer care, fair and transparent pricing, as well as high quality in our work are of the greatest importance to us. We gladly provide you with advice at any time, and we do our best to ensure your comfort and safety on the road.


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The Team

Bob Klingenberg


After 18 years with the Bakersfield Chrysler dealership, Bob purchased Eye Street Automotive in 1989. Since that time Bob joined Automotive Service Councils of California (ASCCA) in 1990, has held the position of Bakersfield Chapter representitive for the last 15 years, and served as President from 2006-2007. Along with his chapter representitive position, Bob is also a member of the ASCCA Government Relations and Education Foundations Committees. Bob also has served on the Bakersfield College Advisory Board since 2006.


Along with these community accomplishments Bob is also an ASE certified Master Technician which provides him the ability and knowledge to work on virtually any part of your automobile.



Rob Northam



With 17 years with Eye Street Automotive and another 20 years as an outside sale representitive for NAPA Auto Parts, Rob has the experience needed to diagnose the issues with your vehicle. Rob is also ASE certified in automotive Diagnostics and Electrical making him not only the peron working with the customers but also one to resolve the problems under the hood. 


Raul Flores

Service Technician


With over 35 years experience in the automotive industry and 24 of those years with Eye Street and another 10 years with a local dealership, Raul is a valuable member of the Eye Street Family. ASE certified in Smog, Drivability, and Diagnostics as well as possessing his California State Smog Certification, Raul has the ability to resolve your automotive problems. 


Matt Plummer

Service Technician


Matt is the newest member to the Eye Street family with 12 years as a service technician and another 20 years experience in the industry. Matt is ASE certified in Brakes and Vehicle Maintenance and his experience is something you can trust.

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