Auto Air Conditioning Recharge in Fremont CA

The days are getting hotter, and it’s time to check the a/c system in your vehicle. We recommend checking not only that it blows cold air, but also that it can blow plenty of cold air at a high setting. If it does not, or there is no air coming from the vents, it’s time to bring your vehicle to Fremont Auto Center for an auto ac inspection, and perhaps  for an auto ac recharge. Why would your vehicle’s ac system require a recharge? Well, even though it’s a closed system, it may develop minor or major leaks, including hoses getting brittle and cracking (this would require ac hose replacement). So before we do an ac recharge, State of California requires that we test your vehicle for refrigerant leaks. If a leak is found, it will have to be repaired before the system can be recharged. Fortunately, our nationally ASE certified technicians are highly skilled at auto a/c system diagnostics and repairs. Most repairs can be completed the same day. All a/c work p ... read more

What Could it Mean When the Brake Warning Light is Illuminated?

Brake warning light could be activated by a number of conditions. Some are warnings, some will require professional help. Some vehicles do not have separate light for the parking brake, so the brake light could be illuminated to let you know that the parking brake is still on. Naturally, if you released the parking brake, but it looks like the parking brake ( aka emergency brake) is stuck or broken, it’s time to look for a “mechanic near me” and call the professionals. Another reason for the brake light being turned “on” is low level of brake fluid. Topping off the fluid should turn off the light right away. However, this begs the question – what caused the low brake fluid level? Which leads us to yet another reason for the brake light being “on” – brake fluid leak. These can occur in brake lines, brake calipers, drum brake wheel cylinders, and naturally, the master cylinder as well. At Fremont Auto Center we can diagnose and repai ... read more

BMW CV Boot Replacement in Fremont CA

A torn CV boot can result in axle problems, so at Fremont Auto Center we recommend regular oil service, which at our Fremont auto repair facility includes a free digital vehicle inspection which will disclose if the CV boots on your BMW are in good working condition. During a single visit your vehicle’s engine will be provided with fresh engine oil (which extends engine life) and we will check if CV boots are doing their job. CV boots are designed to last a long time, but they can tear or break due to material fatigue and road conditions – anybody who has traveled on the Bay Area highways and local roads has experienced potholes and the overall sorry state of our roads. These conditions put additional strain on CV boots and can result in CV boot failure. When we inspect your BMW, we will look for CV boot tear or breakage, obviously. But we will also check for noisy operation or strong vibrations, as well as grease leaks. These are signs that something may be wrong with th ... read more

Brake Fluid Change in Fremont CA

One of the most critical aspects of vehicle maintenance is brake fluid change. What is brake fluid? It’s the fluid that transfers (augmented) power from the brake pedal to the calipers, which press brake pads against rotors and cause vehicle to slow down and to stop. At Fremont Auto Center we recommend brake fluid change every two years. The reason for such fairly frequent change is that brake fluid deteriorates over time and it also absorbs moisture from its surroundings. As the moisture content reaches critical level, brakes will not function effectively, and in severe cases brakes may fail. At our Fremont Auto Care facility we don’t just replace the fluid willy-nilly. We will perform a test that tells us if the water content of the brake fluid is high enough to warrant replacement. Sometimes, even though the water content might not be at excessive levels, we may still recommend brake fluid replacement due to the overall condition of the brake fluid. Brake fluid is subj ... read more

Hummer Service and Repair in Fremont CA

Fremont Auto Center offers comprehensive automotive services and repairs. One of the vehicles we are particularly fond of is the Hummer. Based on the military Humvee, the Hummer was first released in the civilian world in 1992. Since then it has gone through a number of modifications, went out of production for a while, and recently returned as the GMC Hummer EV – an electric version of the Hummer. Our Fremont auto care facility provides broad range of auto repair services, as well as regular maintenance for most vehicles currently in use. So naturally we also provide maintenance and repair for Hummers. So whether your H2 needs brake repair, or H3 requires an oil change, our technicians will take care of your vehicle as if it were our own. When a vehicles is brought to our Fremont auto repair shop, whether for service or repairs, we will not only take care of the original reason for the visit, but will also provide your vehicle with a free digital vehicle inspection. This inspe ... read more

Acura B Service in Fremont CA

The other day client called and asked about Acura B service. It’s actually quite involved as compared to the Acura A service which is an oil change with additional inspections or parts replacements (that’s where the digits come in, as in A1, or A3 – they indicate additional work to be performed). Acura B service is considerably more involved than the A service. It includes a number of inspections, which of course can turn into repairs if the inspected item is failing or broken. So below we list what is involved in B service, but please remember that this list is for the basic B service – when your Acura onboard computer displays B1 service, or B6 service, additional inspections / maintenance will be required. But without further delay, here is Acura B service in a nutshell:       Oil change     Oil filter replacement     Driveshaft boot inspection     Fuel system inspection     ... read more

Mercedes and Nvidia Working Together on AI

Nvidia is the premier manufacturer of the specialized computer chips needed to power artificial intelligence applications. At the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show, Nvidia and Mercedes spoke about AI in the automobile market. Nvidia, naturally, wants its chips to be used for every AI application in the automotive industry.  They want to use the data generated from cameras, the radar, and LIDAR on vehicles, to finally reach the goal of a safe, self-driving automobile – and so does every automobile maker. But so far the goal remains elusive. Mercedes announced that it is offering enhanced Virtual Assistant which apparently will offer a blend of empathetic and proactive interactions, including 4 emotions that adapt to people’s needs, preferences, and moods. Nvidia suggests that Mercedes will be able to train large language model (artificial intelligence) not only with the history of Mercedes vehicles, but also the manual for a particular model, as well as info about the s ... read more

RAM Promaster City Service and Repair in Fremont CA

At Fremont Auto Center we offer complete RAM Promaster City automotive services, including diagnostics and repairs. Fremont Auto Center is a family owned and operated modern auto repair facility that offers complete Promaster City care. Our technicians not only have extensive RAM repair experience, but the use cutting-edge digital tools to find the root cause of any problem your vehicle may manifest. All repairs performed at our Fremont auto repair facility are covered by a 36 month  / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty. We offer priority fleet service as well. Promaster City vans are popular on the Bay Area roads, and in Fremont itself. At Fremont Auto Center we can keep you van working, providing both preventive maintenance as well as minor and major repairs. Whether your RAM Promaster City van needs brake repair, check engine light diagnostics, or engine repairs, we can get your van fixed and back on the road. We provide priority service for fleet vehicles – we know your v ... read more

Subaru Service and Repair in Fremont CA

At Fremont Auto Center we are big fans of Subaru vehicles - whether you drive an Impreza, Forester, Outback or Tribeca, our nationally ASE certified technicians will use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools to discover the root cause of any problem your Subaru might exhibit. Once we know the root cause, we will provide you with a clear estimate of the cost of repairs, and upon your approval, we will fix your vehicle and get it ready for the road. Some of the older Subaru models were known for frequent oil leaks that could lead to further damage. If you notice any signs of an oil leak – droplets on the garage floor, or low oil level between oil changes, call Fremont Auto Center so we identify the location of the problem and get if repaired. If you own Subaru Legacy, particularly 2015 model, watch out for battery issues. Unfortunately battery problems are an recurring issue for most Subaru models. So when your Subaru needs some tender, loving care, bring it to our family own ... read more

Dodge RAM 1500 Service and Repair in Fremont CA

When your Dodge RAM 1500 needs service or major repairs, bring it to Fremont Auto Center. Our technicians will use state-of-the-art digital tools to diagnose the problem, and we can get your RAM fixed usually the same day. We provide priority fleet service as well, so your truck can get back to work as soon as possible. Our Fremont auto repair facility offers full range of Dodge RAM 1500 services and repairs, and new tires as well. From oil change, to battery and electrical issues, to check engine light diagnostics, a/c problems, transmission service or major engine repairs, our highly skilled mechanics will get your Dodge 1500 fixed and ready for service. When you bring your vehicle to us, you will encounter not only friendly service, but technical excellence as well. All repairs performed by our technicians are covered by our 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. So next time your Dodge needs service or repairs, call Fremont Auto Center. Our friendly service advisors will be happy to ... read more

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