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Toyota Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Toyota vehicles are extremely popular in the Bay Area – reliable, value priced, and if well maintained, they will last for 200,000 – 300,000 miles.  At Adams Autoworx we offer premier Castro Valley Toyota service and repair. Whether your Toyota Corolla needs transmission fluid flush, or your Toyota RAV4 needs new brakes, our technicians will get your vehicle serviced and ready for the road. To get the most value out of your Toyota, we recommend regular oil service and following manufacturer’s schedule of services. If you adhere to the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule, your Toyota will reward you with years of faithful, reliable service. At Adams Autoworx we combine superior customer service with technical excellence – technicians working on your Toyota are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and they use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic equipment to get to the root cause of any problem your Toyota m ... read more

Subaru Electrical System Diagnostics and Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Your Subaru has an electrical system that comprises a range of components including battery, starting system and alternator, among others. There are also dozens of sensors and embedded special-purpose computers that gather and send information about the overall condition of your Subaru. Needless to say, when one of these components fails, you may begin to experience different issues with your Subaru. Electrical problems are not as common as mechanical issues, but they often are more difficult to pinpoint, so it takes an experienced mechanic to diagnose and repair electrical problems.   Signs your Subaru may have electrical issues While identifying the cause of an electrical fault might require technical expertise, there are a few symptoms that tell you it’s time to get professional help for your Subaru: Engine might struggle to crank Starting your Subaru requires a significant amount of electrical power, which is supplied by the battery ... read more

Good News for Current and Future Tesla Owners

No, we are not talking about the price cuts – though if you were driving within the last 3 months or so on I-880 through Fremont, you might have noticed a lot of Teslas sitting in the parking lot – that’s an unusual sight. So price cuts were likely to follow. But the good news for everyone is that Tesla is making more and more spare parts available to independent auto repair shops – so over time we will be able to expand our Tesla maintenance and repair services.  You will no longer have to wait weeks for an appointment at the Tesla repair center. Adams Autoworx is the premier Castro Valley auto care facility that also offers selected Tesla maintenance services. We can also provide your Tesla with tire rotation new tires as well. So if your Tesla needs a bit of TLC, call our family owned and operated Castro Valley auto care garage to make an appointment – we are happy to be of service.  

Lexus Engine Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Adams Autoworx is your one-stop Lexus repair shop in Castro Valley. The engine is like a heart of your Lexus – when it does not work well, neither will your Lexus. Engine issues can impact performance of your Lexus, impact fuel efficiency, or in the extreme cases, prevent your Lexus from moving. To minimize chances of problems, we recommend regular oil changes, following manufacturer recommended service schedule, and bringing in your Lexus for a checkup when you notice that something is “not right” – even if you can’t quite tell what is causing your concern. Signs your Lexus’ engine needs attention The following signs should motivate you take the time to visit your local mechanic: Woresening gas mileage If you notice you no longer go as far on a tank of gas like you used to, it is time to get your Lexus checked out – declining gas mileage is a sign that your Lexus needs a checkup. Loss of power ... read more

Honda Oil Change in Castro Valley, CA

Engine oil is vital to your Honda’s engine. Engine oil not only lubricates moving parts, but also removes impurities, metal shavings, and other gunk that gets generated as a by-product of the normal engine operation. Engine oil picks up these impurities and they get deposited on the oil filter. However, over time the filter gets clogged and loses its effectiveness. Engine oil also undergoes chemical changes due to high heat in the engine, and its lubricating properties get diminished. That’s why at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we recommend regular oil changes, and we highly recommend fully synthetic (as opposed to synthetic blend) engine oil. If you plan on keeping your vehicle for the foreseeable future, regular oil change is the way to go. Signs your Honda needs oil change Most drivers rely on mileage as a way of telling when their Honda is due for oil change but other factors come into play as well. Here are some signs that it’s time for your ... read more

Tire Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley offers not only comprehensive auto maintenance services and repairs, but we also offer new tires, and tire repair. Sadly, with the sorry state of the Bay Area roads, and all kinds of objects on the roads and streets, tire repair is a task we seem to undertake almost every day. Not all tire damage can be repaired – there are two conditions that would stop us from repairing the tire - damage to the side wall or when the inner liner is damaged. If your tires suffered either of the two, we would offer you a replacement tire, because repairing a tire in either of these two conditions would make them unsafe. In other cases, we can perform tire repair, though it is a multi-stage process: First we inspect the tire on the outside looking for tread wear (if the tread is too worn, the tire needs to be replaced), tire rot, any obvious signs of other damage.  Next we dismount the tire, look for damage to the inner liner and side wall. Once the tire pas ... read more

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

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