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Audi Oil Change in Castro Valley, CA

An oil change is one of the simplest, yet one of the most important maintenance services you can provide for your Audi. Fresh motor oil is essential to extend longevity of the engine, and to improve performance – fresh oil lubricates better thus the entire system works with less strain. Engine oil should be changed regularly, as over time it picks up dirt and grime, and various contaminants that naturally get created as a by-product of age, and multiple pieces of metal moving in close proximity. Signs your Audi is overdue for an oil change While we highly recommend checking the Owner’s Manual for the recommended oil change interval, the rule of thumb is that, if using fully synthetic oil, your vehicle should have oil change every 5,000 miles or every 6 months. IF you have not kept track of time or miles since the last change (at Adams Autoworx we will keep track for you), here are some signs that it’s time for an oil change: Check engine or ... read more

Toyota Power Windows Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Gone are the days when we had to roll up or down our vehicle’s windows using a crank. Modern vehicles, including your Toyota, come with a lot of conveniences, including a button that gets the windows rolling with a single press. While this technology has made things easier for us, it also has its downside, which is the risk of a power window malfunction. As a Toyota owner, it helps to know the signs to look out for whenever your power windows are starting to fail so you can bring it in for repairs as soon as possible. Here are the most common symptoms of failing power windows: Rolling the windows up/down requires several attempts Since the power windows were designed to offer comfort and luxury, you should never struggle to operate them. If you have to press the power windows button more than once, that’s an indication that there’s a problem. It could be due to a faulty button or a faulty window motor or even dirt accumulation. A professional mecha ... read more

Audi Transmission Fluid Change in Castro Valley, CA

Transmission fluid is among the essential fluids your Audi needs to run properly but it isn’t what most vehicle owners think about as often as oil changes. If your Audi has not had transmission fluid changed in quite a while, that could spell trouble down the line. This is because the transmission fluid is responsible for lubricating your Audi’s transmission system and keeping it cool. Overtime, it picks up grit and grime, and may begin to lose its effectiveness. Signs your Audi needs a transmission fluid change service To keep your transmission system in peak performance and in good condition for as long as possible, you need to have it flushed to remove the dirty fluid and add fresh, clean fluid. Typically this should be done every 30,000 - 40,000 miles for automatic transmissions ( your Owner's Manual will specify exact numbers for your particular model). Here are some warning symptoms that your transmission fluid may need to be changed: D ... read more

Toyota Brake Service in Castro Valley, CA

Toyota Brake Service in Castro Valley, CA Brakes are vital to your safety, that why at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer full range of Toyota brake services – brake inspection, brake pad replacement, caliper replacement, brake fluid testing and brake fluid exchange, master cylinder replacement, rotor replacement – and we offer these services for disk brakes, as well as equivalent services for drum brakes. While we highly recommend brake inspections every 12 months to minimize probability of any brake issues, you might find yourself in a situation where the brakes are starting to exhibit unusual symptoms – here are some that indicate that it’s time to visit your friendly Castro Valley mechanic: Dashboard brake light is “on” Unusual noises – squeaking, squealing, or grindingVibration or steering wheel shaking while applying brakesSoft or spongy brake pedal ... read more

Audi Oil Leak Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Audi Oil Leak Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Audi Oil Leak Repair in Castro Valley, CA Our team at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley highly recommends regular oil service – not only because it extends engine life, but also because it helps us to catch oil leaks early – before they do serious damage to your Audi’s engine and to your pocketbook. If you notice an oil leak, it’s best to resolve it as soon as possible.  While a few drops of engine oil on the garage floor may not seem like a big deal, they could lead to big problems down the road. Here are a few signs that can indicate oil leak: burning oil smell and smoke Even before you notice a visible sign of an oil leak, you may perceive a burning smell. It is a distinctly acrid, industrial smell. This happens when the leaking oil drops on some hot engine components, leading to the burning smell. In some instances, you may even see smoke. Have a mechanic check your Audi if you smell burning oil. low oil leve ... read more

If Your Vehicle Illuminated the Check Engine Light – Should You Be Concerned?

One of the dreaded warning signs known to most drivers is the check engine light illuminating. That little orange (or possibly red in some cars) light could mean different things. The check engine light comes “on” when the onboard diagnostic computer detects a malfunction in your vehicle's systems. The Light may be turned on for hundreds of reasons, but here are some reasons the check engine light illuminates: 1. Failing oxygen sensor Every car has an oxygen sensor that regularly determines the amount of unburned oxygen in the exhaust system and ensures that your engine is burning the right fuel. It also works with the catalytic converter to keep your emissions in check. When the check engine light illuminates, it could mean that the oxygen sensor is failing and needs to be replaced. 2. Problem with the gas cap This is the least expensive and easiest problem to fix. Sometimes, the check engine light could be due to the gas cap being ... read more

What Types Of Car Maintenance Does Your Car Need?

What Types Of Car Maintenance Does Your Car Need?  Cars are susceptible to wear and tear, leading to performance decline over time. This is why it is important to give your car regular preventive maintenance to maximize its life and performance. Preventive maintenance doesn't just keep your car in good condition , but it also saves you money by forestalling extensive damage to important car components. At the Adams Autoworx auto care shop in Castro Valley, we suggest that following maintenance tasks should be performed regularly for optimal performance: 1. Oil changes  Gasoline and diesel powered cars require regular oil changes so their engines can function properly. The engine needs oil so all its components can move freely, but the oil must be clean and free of debris, hence the need for oil changes. Generally, it is recommended to change your car's oil every 5,000 miles or every six months, if you are using synthetic motor oil – which we ... read more

Castro Valley Hybrid Repair Shop

Castro Valley Hybrid Repair Shop   Welcome to the premier hybrid repair shop in Castro Valley – Adams Autoworx. It wasn’t that long ago that a hybrid vehicle was a novelty – today, we see hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles everywhere.    At Adams Autoworx we are the number one hybrid repair shop in Castro Valley and the surrounding areas – whether you drive a Toyota Prius Hybrid, Lexus Hybrid, Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, or a Hybrid Ford Explorer, our nationally ASE certified technicians have the latest digital diagnostic equipment, as well as advanced training in dealing with high voltage batteries, to diagnose and repair problems you hybrid vehicle may present.    As the hybrid and electric vehicles evolve, so do services offered by Adams Autoworx. It wasn’t so long ago that a hybrid battery replacement was an unusual event, but today, it’s just another task in a busy day ... read more

Fuel Filter Replacement - Your Car Will Thank You

Fuel Filter Replacement – Your Car Will Thank You   Fuel filter keeps debris from reaching the engine, and like any filter, it gets clogged up with gunk and needs to be replaced from time to time. As you can imagine, if the filter gets plugged up, or even if it only filters gasoline at a limited capacity, engine performance can suffer. At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer complete auto maintenance services, including fuel filter replacement.    Here are some of the signs that the fuel filter may need to be replaced:  • Rough Idling or Misfires – Clogged fuel filter may cause low fuel pressure in the engine, which can result in rough idling and even misfires. Misfires will likely cause the check engine light to come on as well.  • Vehicle Starting Problems – dirty fuel filter may cause difficulty starting the car, though it rarely prevents it – it just ... read more

Subaru AC Refill in Castro Valley, CA

Subaru AC Refill in Castro Valley, CA Driving without air conditioning on a hot summer day is horrible. There are different reasons your Subaru’s AC might stop working, one of which is when it needs a refill. A simple ac recharge may be all you need to get the AC blowing cool air again.    Your Subaru’s air conditioning system uses a highly specialized refrigerant gas to keep the vehicle cool. Depending on the age of your Subaru, it may be R-134a or for newer cars, the R-1234YF refrigerant. At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we have equipment to handle either type of the refrigerant – whatever your Subaru needs, we have it ready.   In theory, your Subaru should never run out of the refrigerant, but like any system, the AC system can develop leaks. This can cause the refrigerant to drop very low. When this happens, the system has to be recharged with refrigerant for it to funct ... read more

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