Auto A/C Serivce in Willow Glen, San Jose

Hot weather is upon us, so it's high time to get your  a/c system serviced. If it is not providing you with all the cold air you want, it's time to visit Alvin's Auto Center for an a/c service and repair, if needed. The system will not get better by itself- it can only get worse with time - and the summer has not even started!  

Transmission Fluid Change in Willow Glen San Jose

Transmission fluid change is not required as often as the brake fluid change, but it is very important for your vehicle’s longevity. Regular transmission fluid change extends the life of your vehicle’s transmission, and keeps you from having to incur the expense of transmission replacement. Transmission fluid lubricates and cools your vehicle’s transmission, and it also picks up debris that naturally occur when multiple parts work together. Transmission fluid replacement removes these debris when the fluid is drained out. Fresh transmission fluid has better lubricating capacity and carries none of the debris that could cause accelerated transmission wear. If your vehicle’s transmission has a transmission fluid filter, we replace the filter as well. Transmission fluid filters provide addition protection, but not all transmission designs include a fluid filter.   The rule of thumb says that transmission fluid change should be performed every 30,000 to ... read more

February 2024 Update Catalytic Converter Replacement in Willow Glen, San Jose

At Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen we provide wide range of automotive repairs, including catalytic converter replacement. Fortunately, since catalytic converters have no moving parts, they rarely brake down of their own accord. However, when they do, the repair can be delayed due to parts availability. Availability of catalytic converters used to be limited due to supply chain issues and large demand caused by catalytic converter thefts.  Fortunately, the thefts have subsided a bit – those catalytic converter shields we offer must be doing some good. Supply chain issues have become less of a problem as well. As a result, recently we have been able to perform catalytic converter replacements with no time delays due to parts availability. Naturally all work performed by our technicians, who are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), is covered by our 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. We also offer free towing within 10 miles o ... read more

Subaru Brake Service in Willow Glen, San Jose

Subaru Brake Service in Willow Glen, San Jose Your Subaru’s brakes are the most important safety component of your vehicle, and the last thing you want is getting a surprise when you try to apply brakes while driving. There may be different things a car owner can afford to overlook but not the brakes. This is why ensuring that a trusted auto technician provides you with Subaru brake service is important. At Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose, we offer comprehensive brake inspections, as well as brake service and repairs. 2 reasons for regular brake servicing Everyone wants peace of mind in knowing that their brakes will not fail. A regular brake service ensures that you are able to bring your vehicle to a stop safely whenever you want to. Two fundamental reasons to bring your vehicle for regular brake service 1. Safety Regular brake servicing can help ensure that your brakes are always in good condition. Your ... read more

Comprehensive Auto Care in Willow Glen, San Jose

Comprehensive Auto Care in Willow Glen, San Jose Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose, provides comprehensive auto care for owners of domestic, Asian and European vehicles. Whether you drive a Toyota Highlander, Chevy Silverado 1500, or a Volkswagen, our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), can provide your vehicle with maintenance services and repairs that will allow it to serve you faithfully, and reliably, for years to come. Our modern Willow Glen auto care facility offers not only wide range of auto care services, but also superior customer service, and a clean, child-friendly office and waiting room. We use state-of-the-art digital diagnostic equipment, and will send you electronic copy of the digital vehicle inspection we perform. Whether your Honda Odyssey needs new brakes, or your Toyota RAV4 needs check engine light diagnostics and repairs, we stand ready to help. All servic ... read more