For more than 35 years, the highly trained technicians at Precision Tune Auto Care have been the sworn enemy of check-engine lights around the globe, battling auto troubles with a full array of maintenance and repair services. They tackle problems both cosmetic and mechanical on sedans, SUVs, minivans, and even hybrids, which require special care since they’re half car and half human. From 350 locations in six countries, these car clinicians hone their expertise by servicing 2.5 million vehicles each year.
Michael Rucker has been repairing cars since he was old enough to trade in his rattle for a wrench. He grew up around vehicles and went to trade school soon after graduating from high school. After working for numerous dealerships, Rucker decided to go it alone by purchasing A Auto Haus-Barron Automotive, a family-run establishment that had been around since 1985. Today, he calls upon more than two decades of experience in the auto industry and adds a personal touch to services that range from maintenance and smog checks to major engine repair. Whether the vehicle is American, Japanese, German, or a rocket-powered bumper car, Rucker is likely to know his way around it.
The technicians at S&S Tire & Auto Repair can handle any aspect of automotive health, from tire diagnostics and oil changes to brake service and optometry appointments for the headlights. In two San Jose locations, the friendly and knowledgeable staff do everything in their power to get clients in and out safely and soundly. Even before they make it into the workshop, customers can peruse the online tire catalog to make an informed choice on their new set of wheels.
All Tune and Lube reaches out to cars with promises of tender loving maintenance and woos waiting drivers with the gift of free WiFi. In the garage's work bays, tools guided by skilled hands deal with everything from basic oil and lube services to in-depth engine and transmission work. All Tune and Lube's shock and strut replacement help forge a stronger symbiosis between wheels and pavement, and brake and electrical diagnostic services help keep both lone-ranging cars and massive company fleets humming melodiously. Headlight restoration focuses on improving visibility at night and improving the look of a vehicle by removing the hazer layer from the outer surface of the headlights. When not focused on automotive performance, staff members offer fuel-economy advice and maintenance tips.
The two ASE-certified mechanics at MPG Auto Service have gone to great lengths to turn their garage into a viable alternative to pricy dealership repair shops. The owner has achieved the title of Toyota certified master technician and has slain the diesel-powered dragon needed to earn his certificate as a Toyota hybrid-system-qualified mechanic. The team also knows its way around the engines of Fords, Porsches, Volkswagens, and more than 25 other foreign and domestic makes. They put their knowledge to work performing California smog and emissions testing, exhaust-system and electrical repairs, and routine engine maintenance. The shop maintains a user-friendly vibe, encouraging potential patrons to drop in with questions about their limping or coughing automobiles.
Signature service: Toyota Timing belts
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Nippondenso, NGK, Akebono, TRW, and
mostly OEM parts
Pro Tip: Enjoy coffee or lunch at the nearby cafes and restaurants while you wait in heart of downtown Mountain View