Category Archives: Auto Repair in Fremont

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

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

Fremont Chevy Silverado 1500 Service and Repair

Fremont Auto Center offers full range of Chevrolet Silverado services and repairs at our Fremont auto care facility. Whether your Chevy needs brake service, or check engine light diagnostics, or major engine repairs, our technicians are highly skilled at Chevrolet service and repairs. They will diagnose the root cause of the problem, and will have it fixed usually the same day. Chevy Silverado 1500 is a reliable work horse for trades as well as for personal use. There are however some model years that may require additional care – for example 2014 Silverado is known for a/c issues and also power steering problems, while 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 can suffer from electrical problems. If you own one of these model year vehicles, it’s good to keep an eye out for trouble symptoms. When you bring your Chevy to our Fremont auto repair shop, you will be greeted by a friendly service advisor, and your vehicle will be in the hands of highly skilled professional. We offer 24 months ... read more

Likely Causes of Mini Cooper Oil Leaks

Your Mini Cooper is manufactured by BMW, but even the best designed vehicles can develop “issues”. Mini Cooper is known for developing oil leaks – fortunately at Fremont Auto Center we can find the source of any oil leak and get it fixed, so you can enjoy your Mini for years to come. How do I know that my Mini is leaking engine oil? We all know about oil spots on the driveway or the garage floor. But a pungent smell coming from the engine area (when the engine is hot) may also indicate that there is an oil leak. One good habit, though it requires a bit more effort, is to regularly check engine oil levels – if you notice the oil level dropping significantly between regular oil changes, or you have to repeatedly add engine oil between service visits, it’s likely a sign of an engine oil leak. Noticing any of these symptoms should motivate you to have your Mini Cooper checked out by a professional. Common Areas of Mini Cooper Oil Leaks Among the areas of M ... read more

Honda Service and Repair in Fremont CA

Fremont Auto Center offers complete Honda maintenance services and repairs to residents of Fremont, Newark and Union City. Whether your Honda Civic needs head gasket repair, or your Honda Pilot needs new brake pads and new brake rotors, our nationally ASE certified technicians can get your Honda fixed and ready for the road. Fremont Auto Center is a family owned and operated full service auto repair shop. We provide hundreds of Honda maintenance services and repairs, and can provide your Honda with new tires as well. We can offer you a wide variety of tires, as well as Original Equipment Manufacturer tires, so your Honda rides the way it did when you first bought it. If your Honda needs diagnostics, or has the check engine light “on”, our technicians will use state-of-the are digital diagnostic equipment to find the root cause of the problem. We also provide digital vehicle inspections with every service or repair, so that you know the current condition of your vehicle, b ... read more

BMW Engine Repair in Fremont, CA

Your BMW, “The Ultimate Driving Machine”, needs the engine functioning at its best. Engine diagnostics and repairs are some of the most demanding skills that a professional mechanic may be called upon to employ when providing BMW services. Fortunately, at Fremont Auto Center we have extensive experience working with BMW vehicles. We are not only the premier Mercedes repair shop in the East Bay, but we also have the requisite skills and cutting edge digital tools to diagnose and repair other high-end German vehicles, including your BMW. When you bring your BMW to our Fremont auto care facility, one of our BMW specialists will use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic tools to diagnose your vehicle, and we will let you know the root cause of the problems, and what can be done to bring your BMW back to its former glory.  We highly recommend regular maintenance and following BMW recommended schedule of services – this provides your vehicle with timely services that ex ... read more

Auto Repair in Fremont: The Components of a Vehicle That Will Eventually Need Replacing

Auto Repair in Fremont: The Components of a Vehicle That Will Eventually Need Replacing As your vehicle ages, some components will wear out or fail, and will need to be replaced. Your driving habits may also influence how quickly, or how often you will need to visit your local auto repair shop to have them replaced. The most commonly replaced vehicle components include: Windshield wipers - In general, wiper blades should be replaced at least once a year, though that's one of the easiest components to check - either they keep the windshield clear, or they need to go. Headlights -Approximately every five years - again, easy to check, if the light bulb is burned out, it's time for a replacement ( we recommend replacing light bulbs on both sides, since the other one is likely to fail soon as well). Taillights - Approximately every five years. Air filter -it really depends on where you drive and how dirty is the air tha ... read more

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