Category Archives: Auto repair in Castro Valley, CA

Tesla Service at Independent Auto Repair Shops

Yes, you heard it right, Tesla service at independent auto repair shops. We can now provide Tesla owners not only with new OE tires, but also wheel alignment, brake pads replacement, and suspension work. Tesla finally recognized that the long wait times at the Tesla service centers are not going away, particularly when they are ramping up production at the Texas Giga Factory. So for the first time independent auto repair shops are getting access to Tesla OE parts, and we are also getting more technical information flow. Naturally independent shops  can also provide Michelin OE Tesla tires, as well as Tesla tires from Continental and other well-known brand names. These tires have the special foam inserts to keep the ride quiet. Naturally along with new tires we can provide wheel alignment for Tesla vehicles. We anticipate that over time Tesla will provide more technical information, more parts, and will rely on independent auto repair shops to provide the services that Tesla vehi ... read more

Mazda Repair in Castro Valley, CA

Mazda vehicles are not only economical, but more and more stylish - as a matter of fact, recently we saw Mazda CX-5 in metallic paint on I-580 going towards Castro Valley – it looked so cool that a number of Teslas and Porsches were crowding around to take a look. But Mazda is not just about looks, it’s a no-nonsense vehicle that will take you where you need to go, though of course if you own a Miata or abovementioned CX-5, it will take you there in style. Like all vehicles, your Mazda requires regular maintenance – at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer comprehensive Mazda services and repairs. Our technicians, nationally ASE certified, can provide your vehicle with manufacturer recommended services, diagnostics, and all major repairs as well. We routinely see following Mazda models: Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5, CX-3, CX-9 and Mazda CX-30 as well. Some Mazda models are known for specific problems – if  you own on ... read more

Tesla Wheel Alignment in Castro Valley, CA

Tesla vehicles have taken California by storm – whether in Southern California or Northern California – you can see them everywhere. One of the recurring needs of Tesla owners is wheel alignment. Electric vehicles tend to be hard on tires. Any time you do tire replacement, wheel alignment is indicated. Due to rapid acceleration, it’s also easy for a Tesla to bump into curbs, parking stalls, etc. Any time your vehicle bumps into things, there is a high probability of wheels going out of alignment. Over time, misaligned wheels will cause accelerated and uneven tire wear, resulting in premature need for tire replacement. At Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley we offer professional Tesla wheel alignments – our newest computerized alignment machine can detect and correct misalignment as slight as 1/100 of an inch. Yes, that’s the accuracy we can achieve, and recommend for your Tesla. Even slight misalignment can cause accelerated tire wear, so having your Tesla ... read more

Audi Timing Chain Replacement

When it comes to Audi service, the timing belt or the timing chain are some of the most crucial systems to pay attention to. We all know about timing belt replacement, but what if your Audi has a timing chain? Aren’t they supposed to last for the lifetime of the vehicle? In theory, a timing chain should never have to be replaced. In reality, though, it turns out that some makes, and Audi in particular, may need timing chain replacement. While timing chains typically do not break, they do stretch out. As a result, timing might be off, and your Audi may suffer engine misfire, or you can hear rattle from the engine area. Problems starting your vehicle can also occur due to a timing chain being stretched out. If you notice any of the above symptoms, it’s time to visit your friendly mechanic. Timing chain diagnosis and replacement is not a do-it-yourself job. It requires special tools, training, and years of experience. So if you are looking for best-in-class Audi maintenance ... read more

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