Providing Professional Services to Hayward Residents
Unlike other repair shops, you will not wait weeks for completion of your repair services. While some damage may take longer to repair, we guarantee a steadfast and expeditious approach to your auto repair – and will give you a realistic deadline on which you can expect return of your vehicle.
We offer repairs to the following areas:
- Timing Belt
- Air Conditioning and Heating
Get Your Car in Gear
Your vehicle's transmission system is one of the most vital components to the overall reliability and performance of the machine. Symptoms of transmission trouble could include any of the following:
- Jerky shifts or an abrupt transition between gears
- In automatic transmission vehicles, shifts to a different gear for no apparent reason
- Delays in drivability when shifting from "Park" to "Reverse" or "Drive"
- Noticeable leaks of bright red or brown fluid
- Warning lights on the dashboard
If you experience any of the above warning signs of transmission trouble, make a service appointment with our Fremont auto repair team right away. The longer you drive the vehicle, the worse the damage could become – and you could be placing yourself and your passengers in danger.
Auto Repair Services in Fremont
The engine is the heart of your vehicle, and most newer models are thankfully equipped with malfunction indicator lamps (MIL's) to warn of possible emission issues. However, as the driver, you are faced with a generic MIL that does not actually give you a sense of the specific problem. By bringing your vehicle to JJ's Auto Repair, however, our scan tools can connect to your vehicle's data center in order to gather a more specific code – which will give our Fremont auto repair specialists the final answer to your check engine light dilemma.
Reasons for an MIL Warning - Check Engine Light
If you see the "check engine" light on, don't panic. In many cases, your problem is easily corrected for an affordable price.
Problems associated with the "check engine" light include:
- Damaged or aging spark plugs
- Catalytic converter is damaged or needs replaced
- Oxygen sensor needs attention
- Issues with the fuel system
- Mass Airflow Sensor senses airflow is amiss
Other reasons for a "check engine" light illuminating – which could be more costly – include critical system errors like a cylinder misfire, which could leave you and your vehicle stranded. If you find yourself in this position, JJ's Auto Repair also offers free local towing along with our top-quality engine repair service.
JJ's Auto Repair: Keeping You Comfortable
The California climate in and around Fremont and Hayward can be as unpredictable as it is extreme. Situated southeast of the San Francisco Bay Area, temperatures can range from a low in the 40's to 100 degrees or more. If you travel with young children, elderly, or pets, a malfunctioning temperature control in your vehicle can present a serious health risk for those susceptible to heat-related conditions or vulnerability to the cold. Our Fremont auto repair technicians can help.
Problems with your vehicle's temperature control may be caused by any of the following:
- Bacterial or mold buildup
- Extreme weather
One of the most common reasons for temperature control failure is a leak in the lines supplying coolant or refrigeration. And it sounds off-putting, but it is more common than many people realize to have a buildup of bacterial or mold. If you notice an odor emitting from your system, you may have unwanted biological material in your temperature control system. Finally, if your vehicle is "used" to sunny, 75 degree days – and it suddenly dips to 35 degrees – this could create a problem for the air conditioning and heating systems
JJ's Auto Repair: Serving Fremont and Hayward
Malfunctioning brakes are a serious safety concern, and we encourage you to call our Fremont auto repair team for a service appointment immediately if you sense brake failure or malfunction. Routine brake maintenance is recommended at least once per year, especially if your vehicle is a later model.
Common issues affecting brakes include:
A low or "spongy" brake pedal
Dashboard indicators regarding issues with the anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Squeals and grinding sounds with normal use
At JJ's Auto Repair, we guarantee a quick turnaround, exceptional customer service, and affordable brake repair rates. If you find yourself stranded due to malfunctioning brakes, we also offer free local towing.
Preventative Maintenance in Fremont
An oil change is an essential preventative maintenance appointment you cannot afford to miss. For just a couple dollars every 5,000 miles or so, you can avoid a major repair later – something that would cost much more. At JJ's Auto Repair, our Fremont auto repair specialists can handle your oil change in a quick, reliable manner.
If you are thinking of skipping your next oil change, keep in mind that it can lead to any of the following problems for your vehicle:
- Inability to neutralize acids, resulting in corrosion
- Overheating and breakdown
- Buildup of corrosive and damaging pollutants in the oil and engine
- Major wear and tear on your engine, leading to costly engine repair
We also recommend regular oil changes due to the extreme warm temperatures common to the Fremont and Hayward areas, as extreme heat or cold can cause engine problems to accelerate more rapidly than in temperate climates.
Avoiding Costly Damage and Malfunction
Which is preferable: an oil change now, or an engine repair later? Obviously, a simple oil change – along with several other preventative measures – can help avoid costly repairs to your transmission, brakes and other major vehicle components in the future. In addition to a routine oil change, our Fremont auto repair technicians offer preventative maintenance services including any of the following
- Checking and refilling important fluids like brake fluid, antifreeze, and coolant
- Rotating and balancing tires
- Testing and replacing windshield wipers if necessary
- Replacing timing and serpentine belts every 40,000-60,000 miles
- Replacing air filters
This may seem like a long list, but it is a surefire way to ensure your vehicle remains healthy and on the road for years to come. Preventative maintenance is a small investment that goes a long way toward avoiding disruptive and inconvenient breakdowns later.
Don't trust your vehicle to just anyone –
JJ's Auto Repair today!
We maintain an excellent reputation in
the Fremont and Hayward communities
and look forward to helping you with your vehicle soon.
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