At Alameda Auto Care Center, we help our Alameda customers' cars run as cleanly and efficiently as they possibly can. We provide a range of emissions testing services to ensure that your car is running and driving its best, as well as complying with all local smog regulations. Should a problem arise with any of your vehicle's emission systems, we provide the parts and expertise to get you back on the road. Alameda Auto Care Center can replace mufflers/catalytic converters, refill diesel exhaust fluid, and make sure the full range of filters in your vehicle's exhaust system are working perfectly.
Regulators understand that older cars simply can't meet modern emissions standards without extensive modifications. For newer cars however, passing a smog test is a requirement of road legality. Call us at 510-865-7872 to learn more about the emissions requirements for your vehicle.
Emissions testing (also known as smog testing) is a vital part of the maintenance of your vehicle. E-tests provide your mechanic with important information about your car's engine and exhaust system. If important components, like your car's catalytic converter aren't working properly, the car isn't running as it was intended to by the manufacturer. Inefficiency costs you extra money in fuel and does unnecessary harm to the planet. Emissions testing can also affect the value of a vehicle you're trying to sell; while you can still sell a car without a valid e-test certification, you'll get more money for one that has passed the test.
There are several reasons that a car may fail its emissions test. There may be a problem with the vehicle's fuel system adding too much fuel to the air-fuel ratio required for proper combustion within the cylinders of the car's engine. This is known as "running rich" and results in the smell of gasoline from fuel passing through the engine and exhaust system without being fully burnt. Causes of this issue range from faulty fuel injectors to issues with the engine's control computer. There may also be problems with oxygen sensors or the vehicle's ignition system. At Alameda Auto Care Center, we use a complete set of diagnostic equipment to determine the problem and fix it quickly, explaining every step of the process to you, our valued patron. Call us at 510-865-7872 or send us an email to arrange a health check for your car's emissions system today!
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Alameda Auto Care always provides fast and professional service. Thanks again!
Friendly service. I am their customer for the last 20 years.
I have taken my Mazda CX-7 to Alameda Auto Care twice for regular maintenance and have been very happy both times. Great service, and great location to drop off your car and telecommute while they work on it! Happy to have found a great mechanic in my new neighborhood!
They have kept my 2005 mini running for 13 year at minimal expense. They do a great job in a timely manner, my experience with them has always been great.
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I've been going to Alameda Auto Care for years now. They are professional and very reliable. Most importantly, David and his team are very honest. They take care of my family's three vehicles and always take the time to speak to me about the work that is required and any issues that might arise and cost implications. Choosing a great mechanic is important - you owe is to yourself to check out Alameda Auto Care Center.