Category Archives: Auto Care in Fremont

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

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

Tire Check and Tire Rotation in Fremont CA

Winter is upon us, and with it rains and slippery driving conditions. We recommend tire check and tire rotation to make sure your vehicle has the right traction under wet driving conditions. Tire rotation allows tires to wear evenly, which extends tire life and saves you money. Tire rotation also improves control of the vehicle – particularly important under wet driving conditions. Tire tread depth check ensures that tires have enough tread depth to properly evacuate water and minimize the chance of spinouts and hydroplaning. At our Fremont auto care facility we can perform both tire rotation and tire tread check during the same visit. We will also check your tires for tire rot, and adjust air pressure to manufacturer specifications. These simple procedures will go a long way to keep your vehicle from having tire related issues this winter. And if you know your vehicle's tires need replacement, you can ask our friendly service advisors and they will provide you with multip ... read more

New Tires in Fremont CA

Whether you drive a traditional, internal combustion engine vehicle, or one of the new electric cars, tires will wear out, and buying new tires will become a necessity during the life of your vehicle. At Fremont Auto Center we offer a broad range of tires - Continental, Michelin, Bridgestone, Goodyear, Sumitomo, Falken, Toyo, Yokohama, Nexen – to name just a few. Whether you need passenger car tires, light truck or SUV tires, performance or winter tire – we can provide your vehicle with just the right tire it needs. We offer Tesla tires as well. Given the wide range of choices of types of tires and tire brands, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the number of tire combinations. At Fremont Auto Center our friendly service advisors can simplify the process and provide your vehicle with the tires that match the type of driving, driving conditions, and your driving style. So next time your vehicle needs a tire, or an entire set of tires, call Fremont Auto ... read more

Be Good to Your Fuel Pump

You are not likely to read this in an owner’s manual, but driving “on fumes” can result in a premature death of the fuel pump and need for fuel pump replacement. Women’s Car Care Seminar by AC Delco recommends that you stop for gas any time the tank is less than 1/3rd full. Personal safety experts advise keeping the tank at least 1/2 full at all times, so if there is an emergency, you can travel considerable distance without stopping for gas. If you’ve seen stop-and-go traffic and gas lines in hurricane zones, you know that this is good advice. The technical reason not to drive with a near empty tank is that the fuel pump is cooled by being immersed in the fuel tank – if the fuel is low, then the fuel pump is not cooled to the proper temperature, which accelerates its demise. If the fuel pump has to draw the last of the fuel, it will also ingest moisture and any deposits from the bottom of the tank (gasoline is lighter than water, so moisture and a ... read more

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