Category Archives: Car Care in Albany, CA

Tesla Wheel Alignment in Albany, CA

Tesla wheel alignment is among the Tesla services you will find at Adams Autoworx Albany. Tesla vehicles may need alignment for a variety of reasons – perhaps the tires are wearing unevenly, or you just replaced all four tires, or maybe your Tesla bumped into a curb or drove over a nasty pothole – any one of these events could necessitate wheel alignment. At Adams Autoworx Albany, a family owned and operated Alban car care facility, Tesla owners will find nationally ASE certified technicians and as well as high end wheel alignment equipment to allow for rapid and accurate wheel alignment service. Proper wheel alignment is important for a number of reasons – it provides smoother ride, prevents premature tire wear (especially important for Tesla vehicles, which, as all EVs, are hard on tires), and allows for better control over the vehicle. So if your Tesla needs wheel alignment (or if you are not sure – we can perform alignment check for you), call Adams Autow ... read more

Prius Water Pump Replacement in Albany, CA

Will your Prius Hybrid need water pump replacement? Chances are the answer is “Yes”.  There are two reasons for this assertion – Prius vehicles have multiple water pumps, and Prius vehicles last a long time. Put these two factors together, and Prius water pump replacement is almost a certainty. At Adams Autoworx Albany we offer comprehensive Prius services, including Prius water pump replacement. Our technicians are highly trained and intimately familiar with Prius vehicles. So whether your Prius needs replacement of the heater core pump, the inverter coolant pump, or the engine water pump, our nationally ASE certified technicians can diagnose the problem, and get your Prius ready for the road. Naturally we offer complimentary digital vehicle inspection with any service or repair, and all work performed at our Albany auto care facility is backed by industry leading 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty. Adams Autoworx in Albany is a family owned auto repai ... read more

Fall Auto Tune Up in Alabny, CA

Fall Auto Tune Up in Albany, CA Most modern cars are self-tuning in large measure - the onboard computers adjust air intake, timing, richness of the air-fuel mixture, and many other parameters. So the traditional tune-up has become a thing of the past. Still we highly recommend a "Fall tune-up" - since there are still plenty of components and systems that need a professional mechanic to inspect, adjust, and make sure that the vehicle is ready for the wet roads that the Autumn brings.  When it comes to wet roads, first thing to check is the condition of the tires - the main concern is that the tread depth is sufficient to properly remove water from under the tires, to prevent hydroplaning and loss of control over the vehicle.  When talking about vehicle control, suspension needs to be checked as well, since worn suspension can significantly increase braking distance. While we are talking about braking distance, a brake inspection is a good idea as well ( unless yo ... read more

Toyota Power Steering Fluid Replacement in Albany, CA

Every vehicle comes with a power steering system that allows us to turn the steering wheel quickly and easily. Like many other systems in the car, the power steering requires fluid to keep its different parts (including valves, pistons, hoses and power pumps) working. Without the power steering fluid, turning the steering wheel of your Toyota would be difficult, and it would only be a matter of time before the pump and other related components would get damaged. While this fluid doesn’t get burnt off like motor oil, grit and grime can accumulate over time. When this happens, the fluid loses its effectiveness and needs to be replaced. Signs your Toyota is due for a power steering fluid replacement service Most of us acknowledge the importance of changing the power steering fluid but not many know when to do that. The following are signs that usually indicate that it’s time to change the power steering fluid. Manufacturer’s recommendation ... read more

Toyota Battery Replacement in Albany, CA

Toyota Battery Replacement in Albany, CA Your Toyota’s battery must be in top condition if it will be able to start your vehicle and power other electronic components. While the average lifespan of a car battery is 4-5 years, it may last longer or die sooner, especially since weather, automotive care and other factors are involved. It’s best to plan on replacing the battery every 5 years, so you never face a no-start situation. Car batteries seldom die suddenly. There are often warning signs that tell you that your battery is starting to go. Here are the top signs. Struggles to start  A clear-cut sign that your Toyota’s battery needs a replacement is if you’re having trouble starting your car. You turn the key only to find that it is slow to fire up. The lights may even begin flicker and your vehicle makes an unusual noise. All these likely indicate a failing battery. Battery is cracked, swollen or leaking ... read more

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