GMC Service and Repair in Willow Glen, San Jose, CA
Welcome to the premier GMC repair shop in Willow Glen, San Jose. At Alvin’s Auto Center we can service your GMC Sierra 1500, or your GMC Acadia before you take it out to for a road trip. We provide comprehensive GMC service and repair for residents of Willow Glen, and greater San Jose area. Whether your GMC needs new brake pads, or the check engine light is on, bring it to our San Jose auto repair shop and experience our friendly staff and high quality auto repair.
As with all vehicles, we recommend regular maintenance to keep your GMC in top condition. You can have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your GMC was serviced by professionals. Following factory recommended maintenance schedule will keep your GMC on the road, serving you faithfully for years to come.
Regular GMC maintenance at Alvin’s Auto Center satisfies service requirements to keep factory warranty in force.
When your GMC visits our Willow Glen, San Jose auto repair shop, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, and can anticipate:
- 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty for your peace of mind
- Original Equipment equivalent or better quality parts
- Electronic copy of our digital vehicle inspection
- ASE certified mechanics working on your GMC
- General Motors manufactures GMC vehicles, and the marque now encompasses vans, light trucks, and SUV, including:
GMC Acadia is a mid-size crossover SUV. It can tow up to 4000 pounds, and can comfortably seat 7 people. 2007 and 2008 Acadia suffered from transmission issues and engine problem. Timing chain wore out prematurely on the 2010 GMC Acadia. Fortunately, newer model years have few problems reported, and owners find rear view camera and lane change assist technology to be helpful.
GMC Savana Cargo and Passenger – they were introduced in 1996. GMC Savana Cargo is roomy, and can carry 3000 pounds in addition to two humans, while the GMC Savana Passenger van can seat 12. We are not seeing any recurring problems with either vehicle.
GMC Yukon can seat as many as 8 passengers (plus the driver) and has been around for almost three decades. J.D. Power and Associates named Yukon the Most Dependable Large SUV in 2015 and 2016. Of the more recent models, 2015 Yukon had issues with air conditioning, while the 2007 model year suffered from excessive oil consumption (check oil levels frequently!)
GMC Sierra 1500 has been with us for over three decades. Chances are your plumber or electrician also drives one, as GMC Sierra 1500 are remarkably reliable, except for the 2014 model that had headlight issues and problems with leaking ac condenser. Overall though, we see few GMC problem reports. Having said that, your Sierra 1500 will benefit from regular maintenance, including oil service.
GMC Sierra 2500 offers almost 4000 lb. payload capacity, and over 18500 lb. tow rating. Just like its “little brother” the 1500, GMC Sierra 2500 vehicles tend to be very reliable. One model year that leaves something to be desired is 2011 - Sierra 2500 had exhaust system problems, as well as occasional fuel pump failure. Naturally we recommend following factory recommended maintenance schedule to keep your Sierra 2500 reliable on the road.
GMC Canyon was introduced in 2004. This mid-size pickup has a pretty good towing capacity – over 7000 lb. 2015 GMC Canyon had transmission problems and also power steering issues, while 2016 Canyon also suffered from transmission problems. GMC Canyon 2018 also had transmission problems, specifically slipping torque converter.
Early GMC Terrain versions suffered from transmission problems, but those problems were solved and it was named by J.D. Power and Associates “2015 Most Dependable Compact SUV”. This mid-size crossover SUV combines performance and style. Following Terrain’s factory maintenance schedule is highly recommended.
Alvin’s Auto Center is a full service auto repair shop that serves San Jose area. We offer, literally, hundreds of automotive services, diagnostics, and repairs. Here is an abbreviated list of the maintenance service and repairs we provide:
- rotation and check tire pressure
- auto a/c condenser replacement
- preventative maintenance and fluid flushes
- power lock repair
- CV boot replacement
- airbag and SRS systems
- brake service and repair
- battery replacement
- belts and hoses replacement
- exhaust system work
- preventative maintenance inspections
- overheating diagnostics
- diagnose & repair tire pressure monitoring systems
- filter replacement
- catalytic converter replacement
- manual transmission service & repair
- tune up
- alternator repair
- brake shoes replacement
- tail light replacement
- radiator flush
- alternator troubleshooting
- sensor diagnostics
- air conditioning system recharge
- wiper blade replacement
- direct Injection cleaning
- car key programming
- brake fluid flush
- timing belt and water pump replacement
- differential & transfer case (4WD) service
- axle and control arm replacement
- transmission replacement
- torque converter problems
- starting & charging diagnosis
- program smart keys and keyless entry remotes
- wheel balancing & alignment
- alternator tensioner replacement
So whether your GMC needs minor service, or you think major repairs are looming, give Alvin’s Auto Center a call. You can also make an appointment online, if you find it more convenient.