Oakland Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Costa Auto Care and Tire Auto provides all our customers with high quality and dependable auto repairs in Oakland
at reasonable prices. Our crew of ASE Certified Technicians have the training and skills to repair and maintain
domestic and foreign vehicles of any make and model. We use state-of-the art diagnostics equipment and use only
high quality parts for every service. Our main goal is to meet customers’ expectations on every auto repair service
we perform. If you are looking for a dependable mechanic in Oakland for a serious problem or a simple oil change,
contact Costa Auto Care and Tire today for all your car care needs
- Smog Testing
- A/C Service & Repair
- Oil Changes
- Tune Ups
- Filter Replacements
- Scheduled Maintenance
- Check Engine Light Diagnostics
- Computer Diagnostics
More Repair Services
- Shocks & Struts
- Cooling System Service & Repair
- Exhaust Systems & Mufflers
- CV Shafts
- Chassis & Suspension
- Power Steering Repair
- Power Accessory Repair
- Tire Rotation
- Tire Mounting
- Tire Balancing
- Flat Tire Repair
- Tire Replacement
- Wheel Alignment
- Road Force Balancing
- Engine Replacement
- Engine Performance Check
- Belt & Hose Replacement
Driveability Diagnostics & Repair
- Fuel Injection Service & Repair
- Fuel System Maintenance & Repair
- Ignition System Maintenance & Repair
- Transmission Overhaul
- Transmission Service
- New & Rebuilt Transmissions
A vehicle’s engine is a big assortment of moving parts in constant motion. For cars to run properly, every
component needs to be properly lubricated with motor oil. Motor oil allows these parts to freely move
without causing friction and heat. Changing motor oil on a regular basis is essential and extremely
important to maintain a properly running engine. It will also increase the life and longevity of an engine.
We use a variety of quality motor oils and synthetics blends specifically designed to maximize
performance on each individual engine.
Scheduled Vehicle Maintenance
When was the last time that you looked at the manufacturer recommended service or scheduled a regular
maintenance appointment? The manufacturer recommended service schedule is in the owner’s manual.
In many cases these important services and maintenance schedules can get overlooked and become
way overdue. Our experienced technicians use advanced diagnostic tools and equipment to identify any
concerns that may arise. Some examples of regular maintenance are tune ups, fluid flushes and oil
changes. We have the equipment and knowledge to service any year, make and model of vehicle.
We’ll find and repair any issue using the latest diagnostic equipment on the market. With this advanced
technology, we can accurately and quickly detect the cause of any issues. There are many wires, sensors
and computers throughout your vehicle collecting data, reporting data and assisting your engine to run
properly. Our computer diagnostics identify any concerns and our skilled technicians accurately address
any repairs necessary.
In California, the state law requires all registered vehicles get a smog inspection. At Costa, we are an
official California smog testing station. These guidelines are designed to improve the overall safety for
everyone out on the road and the environment. When you need a state smog inspection, you can trust
the team at Costa Auto Care and Tire to get you on the road.
Tire Sales & Service
Tires are a very important part of your vehicle. From economy to safety, it is important to have a reliable
set of tires. We have a huge selection of quality brand name tires for cars and trucks of any year, make
and model. In addition, we offer tire repair and rotation services. Keep your family safe and save money
with complete tire sales and service at Costa Auto Care and Tire.
This is a list of manufacturer-recommended services that should be completed at certain mileage
intervals. By following the suggestions on this list, it becomes much easier to prolong the life of your car.
Even though your owner’s manual is close at hand, it can be hard to keep up with your car’s maintenance
schedule. Therefore, we provide tune-ups as a part of our automotive services. Our tune-ups include a
complete analysis on the components that help your car run.
Engine Repair, Service and Maintenance
Timing belts and timing chains are the most common major engine service. Every 60,000 miles, you
should have these items inspected. If you notice an oil leak, this is an indication that your engine should
be serviced. A major engine failure can be caused by a simple oil leak. A clean engine is a happy engine.
Make sure you get fuel injection cleanings and fluid flushes as recommended by the manufacturer. From
spark plugs to gaskets, we have you covered at Costa Auto Care and Tire.
Exhaust System Repair
If you’ve ever been stuck in traffic or walked behind an idling car, you have an idea of how irritating
exhaust gases can be. Without a working exhaust system, they could be even more harmful. Your
vehicle’s emission and exhaust control system dampens the noise made by the vehicle and controls the
dangerous gases and particulates your car puts out. A healthy exhaust system equals a healthier
environment and a quieter car on the road.
Auto AC Service & Repairs
While it might not be as important as other parts of a car, a working AC system in California is one of the
most important things to any car owner. When working, your air conditioning system makes your drive
comfortable, no matter how hot it is outside. But what about if it stops working? If you are having
problems with your AC, stop down today for a free estimate. We can repair ac systems that are not
working at all or just are not getting cold enough.
Transmission Inspections, Repairs & Maintenance
Have you added a transmission inspection to your car’s maintenance calendar? A transmission fluid flush
is the removal and replacement of the liquid that lubricates parts and maintains a safe temperature within
the system. You shouldn’t wait around for very long when you need to fix your transmission. If any repairs
are needed, we’ll get your car into our shop as soon as we can so we can diagnose your issue and make
recommendations for repairs.
The suspension system acts as the connection between your engine and the power it generates to the
wheels and the impact the road has on the vehicle. Movement and inertia create an incredible amount of
force on your car’s frame. The suspension system balances the vehicle. If your suspension system isn’t
maintained, it could lead to a safety hazard. Some potential hazards include premature tire wear, damage
to your alignment, excess noises, and vibrations. We have the skills and experience to identify any
problems and make necessary repairs in a timely manner.
Proper alignment is extremely important for a vehicle. Most vehicle owners do not have their alignment
checked often enough, which has a variety of negative impacts on your vehicle. After an accident or
collision, the suspension parts and system can get damaged or shifted and it is important to get checked
out. Some of the negative impacts of improper alignment are poor gas mileage, uneven and over tire
wear, steering and the overall performance of your vehicle.