Pete's Foreign Auto Repair can help
you with all your mechanical and electrical concerns from a simple oil
change to a complicated system rebuilding.
The occasional "tune-up" is a thing of the past. Today's autos
have complex electronically controlled fuel, ignition, and emissions control
systems and they rely on service at regular intervals, generally every
30,000 miles. Pete's can help you keep all these systems running properly
to avoid engine damage and excess emissions. And don't worry, the fluids,
spark plugs, and filters will still get replaced!
Whether manual or automatic, the transmission is a
key part of translating your car's engine power to the driving wheels.
The transmission fluid and filter must be changed at regular intervals
to keep your drivetrain working properly. At Pete's our services run the
full range from diagnosing computer control problems to a full rebuild
or replacement of the transmission.
Your car's brakes are its most important safety system. We service both
disc and drum systems and have the technology to service autos with computer
Fuel injection systems get the fuel to your engine and are mechanically
or computer controlled. To keep you car running smoothly and efficiently,
these systems need to be both clean and properly calibrated. At Pete's
we are experts in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged systems. Pete's
staff is also specially trained in Bosch fuel injection systems.
The clutch connects your engine and manual transmission and should operate
smoothly. Many times a poorly operating clutch needs to be replaced. We
make sure that all parts of the operating systemhydraulics, seals,
flywheel, etc.are inspected and adjusted so that your get the best
possible performance from your clutch
Even here in the Bay Area, we love our air conditioning! The system that
provides cooling in your car is a complex interplay of valves, compressor,
hoses, and other parts along with a refrigerant gas. At Pete's we have
the special training needed to maintain and repair your air conditioning
system. Most autos produced before 1993 use R12 refrigerant while newer
models use R134A; we service both types and can even convert your older
car to a R134A system.
The electrical system supports the operation of your car's engine and
all its accessories. It includes the battery; starting, charging, and
ignition systems; lights and accessories; and electronic devices. Pete
enjoys the challenge of electrical diagnostics and his many years of experience
in this area make it easy for him to identify and solve your car's electrical
Whether your car's engine is at the end of its useful life or has experienced
premature failure, Pete's can rebuild the engine with new components,
install a low mileage used engine, or install an exchange rebuild. Options
and availability will be discussed so that you can make the best choice
for your car.