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Acura A Service – What Do These Codes Mean?

When your Acura is ready for a bit of TLC, onboard computer will display a service code. The “A” in the code means that your vehicle needs and oil change and oil filter change. The numbers that follow letter A indicate additional maintenance items. For example “1” stands for “rotate tires”, so if your Acura display A1 code, it means oil change and tire rotation. “A5” code means oil change and coolant flush and replacement. Below is a list of the codes you might see at some point: 1 – check tire pressure, and rotate tires 2 – replace dust and pollen filters, and check the drive belt 3 – replace transfer fluid and transmission fluid, where applicable. 4 –  replace spark plugs, replace timing belt ( if applicable ), inspect valve clearance and water pump ( if we are replacing the timing belt, we recommend water pump replacement as well since the majority of the labor cost is already covered because of the t ... 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

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

Oil Change in Castro Valley, CA

Whether you searched for oil change near me, or for oil change in Castro Valley, thank you for visiting Adams Autoworx blog. We offer comprehensive auto repair and maintenance services and naturally we offer oil change for your vehicle.  It’s easy to ignore regular oil changes, yet a lowly oil change is one of the best things you can do for your vehicle. At Adams Autoworx we offer full synthetic oil which provides your vehicle’s engine with superior lubrication, and is a bit more forgiving than conventional oil or synthetic blend (a blend of conventional and synthetic oils) offered by other shops.  Regular oil change and oil filter change should be done every 5,000 miles or so.  It provides your vehicle with multiple benefits – it removes sludge and debris that naturally accumulate when the engine is working, it provides better lubrication, thus putting less strain on the engine – it serves to prolong engine life. When servicing our own veh ... read more

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