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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

How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle

How to Extend the Life of Your Vehicle Sooner or later your vehicle will need to be replaced, but there are things you can do to make it “later” rather than “sooner”. At Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose, we recommend auto maintenance practices that will go a long way towards extending the life of your vehicle: Follow manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule – the Owner’s Manual for your vehicle specifies when to bring your car for various maintenance tasks – manufacturer has done extensive testing, and based on these tests, created the maintenance schedule that’s tailored to your vehicle.   Regular oil change (and oil filter change): if your vehicle uses conventional engine oil, the recommended interval is 3,000 miles. If your vehicle uses synthetic oil or synthetic blend, we recommend oil change every 5,000 miles. Oil change removes grime and debris that naturally occur as the engine perfo ... read more

Honda Repair in Willow Glen, San Jose

Alvin’s Auto Center offers full service Honda repairs in Willow Glen, San Jose. Our family owned San Jose auto repair facility specializes in maintenance and repair of Japanese vehicles. Honda vehicles are famous worldwide for their no-nonsense design, high quality and fuel economy. Providing your Honda with regular oil service will prolong the life of the engine, and will extend tire life as well – we highly recommend tire rotation along with the oil change. At Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen  your Honda will receive comprehensive care – whether it needs brake pad replacement, a/c refill, transmission fluid replacement, major engine repairs, or needs check engine light diagnostics, our nationally ASE certified technicians will treat your vehicle as if it were our own. We provide both repairs and maintenance services – investing in Honda maintenance is a good idea – well maintained Honda vehicle can easily serve you for 200,000 miles or mo ... read more

Toyota on Top Again!

In 2020 Toyota sold 9.5 million vehicles, reclaiming the #1 spot as the biggest automaker in the world. Volkswagen slipped to second place with 9.3 million vehicles sold. At Alvin’s Auto Center we congratulate Toyota. We offer full range of automotive repair services to Toyota owners. We also service and repair Volkswagen vehicles, so while the two companies fight it out for the #1 spot, you can rest assured that no matter the outcome, Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen, San Jose will continue to service your passenger car or light truck – whether it’s a Toyota Camry, Lexus,   Volkswagen Jetta, or any other make currently on the road. Our Willow Glen auto repair shop offers full range of maintenance services and repairs, and we back our work with a 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. Appointments are easy to set up online, or you can call the shop directly

Brake Repair in Willow Glen, San Jose

Does your vehicle need brake repair? Alvin’s Auto Center offers full range of brake repair at our auto repair shop in Willow Glen, San Jose. Whether your vehicle needs new brake pads, rotor replacement, brake line repair, brake shoe replacement, new brake drums, brake fluid testing or brake fluid exchange (aka brake fluid flush), or the ABS warning light is on, bring it to our Willow Glen facility, and we will take great care of your vehicle. Brakes are vital to your safety, so it is important to pay attention to any clues your vehicle might offer: if your vehicle turned on brake warning light, or the brakes are squealing when braking, or the car pulls to one side during braking, or the brake pedal vibrates while braking – these are all sings that your vehicle needs help from a professional. When you bring your vehicle to ... read more

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