QUICK LUBE SERVICES
Cruz Auto Repair is dedicated to providing customers with quality services. From the moment you enter our Quick Lube service center, we strive to deliver exceptional auto maintenance services. Our goal is to make sure our customers are completely satisfied with their Quick Lube experience. Here is a brief list of services Cruz Auto Repair can provide:
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle's fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Cruz Auto Repair for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Cruz Auto Repair today. The mechanics at Cruz Auto Repair will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.
Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Cruz Auto Repair's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today.
Coolant System Flush
A car's air conditioning system contains a coolant which transfers excess heat from one part of the engine and finally loses it through the radiator fins. With time, the a/c coolant becomes old and dirty. The old coolant will negatively impact the system's performance. To make sure the system is working effectively, consider having a regular coolant system flush. A coolant flush is basic maintenance for your car's cooling system. Call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair in Richmond, CA 94804 for all your coolant system flush and fill needs. Ensure maximum performance from your vehicle's heating and cooling systems today.
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call Cruz Auto Repair in Richmond, CA 94804 today.
Fuel Injection Cleaning
A fuel injector is an electronically controlled valve that supplies the engine with pressurized fuel. When driving, the oxygen sensors tell the engine if it is getting too much air, which signals the fuel injectors to give the engine spurts of pressurized fuel. Since fuel injectors are small pieces of equipment (and the part that squirts the fuel is even smaller), any little piece of dirt can clog it. A clogged fuel injector will hurt your vehicle's performance. To avoid misfires, poor emission rating, poor performance, and rough idle have the car's fuel injectors cleaned regularly. For professional fuel injection cleaning services, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today.
Fuel/air induction system service
Using the 3pt JB fuel injection system service kit. Add can #1 to fuel to clean and stabilize fuel in tank; remove water from fuel system, clean fuel lines injector(s) and return lines. Add can #2 to oil to clean the PCV system, exhaust valves, honeycomb portion of the catalytic converter, remove sulfur deposits from o2 sensors and clean emission banks. Using the vacuum drip tool, inject can #3 into a strong vacuum source (brake boost) at 1000-1500rpm to clean intake valves and combustion chamber. Clean throttle body and MAF sensors (if applicable). Remove and replace air filter. Road test for proper operation and to allow can #2 to be pushed through the emission system under pressure.
Headlight and Bulb Replacement
To maintain maximum visibility (and keep you safe), you should always make sure that your vehicle's headlight bulbs are in good working condition. Although replacing faulty headlight bulbs is a simple and quick process (takes very little time), you need to rely on an experienced auto mechanic to handle your headlight and bulb replacement. This way, you will have quality bulbs installed by experts. Remember, it is a critical part of your car's maintenance and your safety. For all your headlight and bulb replacement needs, call or visit Cruz Auto Repair today.
Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system (including the radiator). Sooner or later, your vehicle's hoses will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Cruz Auto Repair for all your vehicle's repair needs.
You not only have to get the hoses replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the hoses replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Cruz Auto Repair today. The mechanics at Cruz Auto Repair will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.
Motor Oil Basics
Do you know the oil basics? Did you know that even some auto mechanics do not know the oil basics? In order for your car's engine to do its job properly, it is vital to have clean, fresh oil. The oil used in your car has two primary ingredients: base oil and additives. The base oil allows the motor oil to perform its vital function - lubricating the engine's moving parts to protect them against wear and tear caused by friction. The additives provide additional engine protection by helping to prevent the oil from deteriorating under the engine's extreme temperature conditions. At Cruz Auto Repair, we are motor oil experts - we will help you with motor oil basics. Call us at 510-215-1841 or visit our auto repair shop in Richmond, CA 94804 today.
Did you know that regularly changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect its engine life? Oil lessens wear, reduces friction, and forms a seal between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls. The oil also helps cool engine parts and even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts. For all your oil change needs, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today. We have years of experience helping drivers with oil changes and other auto maintenance needs.
PCV Valve Change
The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve is a very important part of some cars' emissions control systems. This valve, which is usually plugged into a rubber grommet in the valve cover, is a one-way passage for gases to escape from the engine's crankcase. With time, the PCV valve becomes clogged with sludge from the contaminants in the exhaust gases. If your car has a PCV valve, make sure it is regularly cleaned and (if necessary) replaced. To have your car's PCV valve changed by experts, call or visit Cruz Auto Repair in Richmond, CA 94804 today.
Power Steering Flush
Power steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in a steering wheel. Servicing the power steering involves flushing out the old power steering fluid and adding fresh fluid. A power steering flush will definitely help prolong the life of the power steering components. Failure to have periodic power steering flushes results in important parts like the power steering pump, the seals, power steering rack, and the O-rings wearing out. To have a comprehensive power steering flush, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today.
A radiator is the part of your vehicle that keeps the engine cool and protects it from excessive heating. To be cool, the radiator needs to remain clean - always. With time, sludge, rust and other solid deposits build up inside your car's radiator. These make the cooling system become clogged and less effective. This in effect hurts your vehicle's performance. A regular radiator flush is enough to keep the system in shape. For this reason, make radiator flushing a part of your routine car maintenance schedule. For all your radiator flush needs, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today.
Standard Oil Service
Add oil system cleaner to engine oil and let cycle for 10-15 minutes to remove sludge and varnish, remove fuel from oil system caused by rinse down, ensure piston rings are seating properly against cylinder wall, clean harmful deposits from the PCV system and coffin, and neutralize acid build up in the oil system to prevent oxidation and premature parts failure. Drain engine oil; remove and replace oil filter; inspect drain plug gasket (replace if needed). Refill engine oil to manufacturer specified levels and add engine oil supplement to condition metal, reduce friction, reduce oil temps, increase fuel economy, and reduce oil breakdown throughout oil change interval. Add fuel injection cleaner to at least 1/2 gas tank to stabilize fuel and remove water from fuel tank, fuel lines injectors and return lines, increase octane, burn rate, and fuel economy. Test for leaks and proper operation, perform multipoint inspection.
Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material, and metal shavings. For all your transmission flush needs, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today - we are transmission experts.
Transmission Flush & Filter
Transmission flush and filter change is a comprehensive transmission maintenance service that involves the replacement of old, degraded transmission fluid and filter with new. The service is meant to prolong the life of your transmission. At Cruz Auto Repair, we offer the most comprehensive transmission flush and filter service. We will exchange your old transmission oil, remove dirt, replace the filter, clean the screen, and replace used pans. Give us a call at 510-215-1841 or visit our auto shop in Richmond, CA 94804.
Just like replacing your engine oil, transmission service is part of your routine vehicle maintenance. The service involves removing and examining the pan, cleaning or replacing the screen or filter, cleaning the pan, reinstalling the pan (with a new pan gasket), replacing the old oil with new, and adding an additive package. Adding new fluid restores the holding power between the clutches. This service helps improve lubrication and helps maximize the life of the transmission. For all your transmission repair needs, visit or call Cruz Auto Repair in Richmond, CA 94804 today. We offer transmission services, reseal services, and clutch services.
Wiper Blade Replacement
Visibility is very important to safe driving. Having properly functioning wipers can help keep you safer on the road. If your car's wipers are not wiping well or are leaving lines, have them replaced immediately. To have wiper blades fitted on your vehicle, call 510-215-1841 or visit Cruz Auto Repair today. We will fit your car with high quality and effective wiper blades.
I just met Augustin, and he really took good care of me. Replaced the damaged parts that were causing a vibration in my Dodge Ram. He took it for a test drive and made some recommendations for service. Great service, honest, friendly, and very reasonably priced. Thank you! I highly recommend this shop.
We were very thankful to have found Cruz Auto Repair on a late Saturday afternoon after the heater hose in our car sprung a leak on the interstate and leaked engine coolant everywhere. Augustin was able to fit us into his shop immediately and replaced the components right there while we waited, staying late past his normal closing time to ensure we'd be able to get home that evening. He was very down-to-earth, knew what he was doing, and charged a very reasonable rate for the work performed.
I had a master cylinder replaced on my Toyota. Efficient and honest service. It is my newly discovered, go to garage, when I do not have time or the place to work on my own car.