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Working Hours

WEEKDAYS:  9AM to 7PM
SATURDAY:  9AM to 6PM
SUNDAY:  CLOSED

Location

1141 San Mateo Ave.
San Bruno, CA 94066

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(650) 952-4036

Why us?

Honest Auto Repair

Whether you need auto repair that keeps you safer on the road without slowing you down in the process, or you’re simply looking for a comprehensive inspection that will help you avoid serious problems in the future, A & R Automotive is there for you. One of the Peninsula’s most trusted names in automotive care, you can turn to us anytime you need a helping hand. Call or visit today, and show your automobile the love it deserves!

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  • Free Estimates
  • ASE Certified Technicians
  • Same Day Service on Most Repairs
  • "Great Service"

    JAMES DEAN
    I'm always satisfied with work done on my Honda, this is where I come for service.  Angelo always performs work with the customer in mind. I'll never hesitate to leave my car there for service. I highly recommend A&R Automotive to everyone.
  • "Fantastic Place"

    ALEXANDRA PAUL
    The auto mechanics are incredibly friendly and will take the time to explain to you the auto services you need and why.
  • "Huge Deal"

    LARA FLYNN BOYEL
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    A&R Automotive has honest and friendly mechanics. They saved me several hundred dollars. I lucked out when I found this place and I'd definitely recommend them.

Services

Inspection

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Maintenance

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Brakes

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Alternators

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Starters

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Engine Repair

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FAQ’S & News

  • If my car is under warranty at the dealership, can I still bring my car to your shop for regular service and not lose my warranty?

    Yes, absolutely. You are protected and have every right to take your car to any auto repair mechanic for routine service and it will have zero affect on your warranty at the dealership. This is protected by Federal Law with the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302).

    This federal law regulates warranties for the protection of consumers. The essence of the law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on the consumers using parts or services which are identified by brand, trade, or corporate name unless the parts or service are provided free of charge.

    The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty. However, the law’s protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty.

    The law states in relevant part: No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumers using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name… (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)).

  • What is Preventative Maintenance?

    Preventative Maintenance is regular maintenance of your vehicle that helps keep your automobile running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded. Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product.

    Preventative maintenance includes:

    • Servicing Windshield Wipers
    • Tune-up or servicing/replacing spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor.
    • Replacing air filters
    • Engine oil change
    • Differential(s) gear oil change
    • Trans-axle oil change
    • Routine hose inspection
    • Battery service
    • Exterior drive belt replacement
    • Servicing/replacing transmission oil and filter
    • Timing belt replacement
    • Brake fluid flush
    • Power steering flush
    • Antifreeze replacement/flush
    • Rotate tires
    • Inspect exhaust system for leaks
    • Inspect brake linings brake rotor hydraulic lines calipers and wheel cylinders
    • Replace cabin air filter
    • Used car safety inspection
  • What Maintenance Should I be doing and when?

    These are generic service recommendations based solely on time or mileage not on visual appearance or measurement. Their purpose is to extend the life of your vehicle and help prevent breakdown. Your vehicle’s requirements may differ depending on driving habits and/or owner’s manual recommendations. Check your owner’s manual and with your auto mechanic for specifics.

    OIL – LUBE – FILTER: 3,000 miles to 5,000 miles

    TIRE ROTATION: 3,000 to 5,000 Miles depending on tire style

    PCV VALVE: Yearly, replace and service PCV system

    WHOLE CAR DIAGNOSIS: Yearly and before purchase or sale

    FUEL FILTER: Yearly or as needed

    BATTERY SERVICE: Yearly or as needed

    AIR CONDITIONING: Check every spring or as needed

    RADIATOR COOLANT: Every two years, flush

    BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH: Every year

    CLUTCH SYSTEM FLUSH: Every year

    RADIATOR CAP: Replace every two years

    ENGINE OIL FLUSH: 2 Years or 30,000 Miles

    AUTOMATIC TRANS FLUSH: 2 Years or 24,000 miles

    POWER STEERING FLUSH: 2 Years or 24,000 miles

    EGR SYSTEM SERVICE: 2 Years or 24,000 miles

    4X4 TRANSFER CASE: 15,000 to 50,000 miles

    CARBON CLEANING: 2 Years or 30,000 miles or as needed

    THROTTLE-BODY SERVICE: 2 Years or 30,000 miles or as needed

    RADIATOR & HEATER HOSES: 4 Years or 60,000 miles

    DRIVE BELTS: 4 Years or 60,000 miles

    TIMING BELT: 4 Years or 60,000 miles

    DIFFERENTIAL FLUID: 15,000 to 50,000 miles

    MANUAL TRANS SERVICE: 15,000 to 50,000 miles

    VALVES: Adjust per owner’s manual

    SCAN FOR COMPUTER CODES: When amber “CHECK ENGINE” Light is on

    OXYGEN SENSOR: Per owner’s manual or as needed

  • How do I know when my car needs a tune up?

    You may see your gas mileage decrease. Your vehicle may start running rough. If your check engine light comes on that could also be an indicator that your vehicle needs a tune up. The owner’s manual that came with your vehicle may suggest a tune up at a certain mileage.

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Angelo Bertolli

Owner
Tel: 650-952-4036

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