Catalytic Converter Replacement Tops Check Engine Light Repairs recently published its annual Vehicle Health Index, and for the Check Engine Light category, the most frequent repair in 2020 was Catalytic Converter Replacement.   The high frequency of catalytic converter replacement is due to the nationwide wave of catalytic converter theft. High prices of the precious metals used in building catalytic converters have motivated thieves to steal them all over the country. Oxygen sensor replacement is second on the list. This is also due to the crime wave – when thieves steal the catalytic converter, they often damage oxygen sensor system in the process. Doral’s Auto Repair offers a catalytic converter shield that discourages theft – it can be insta ... read more

Auto Air Conditioning R-1234YF Recharge in San Leandro, CA

You have probably heard that car manufacturers are using a new a/c refrigerant: R-1234YF. It is designed to be better for the environment, however it does require new equipment, so very few shops can perform a/c R-1234YF recharge. Fortunately Doral’s Auto Repair the shop that have the new equipment, and our technicians are trained in its proper use. We offer comprehensive auto air conditioning services whether you vehicle uses the old or the new, R-1234YF, refrigerant. The new refrigerant goes by many names, so when reading your vehicle manual, you may encounter following names: YF-1234, R-1234-YF, HFO-1234, R1234YF, R1234, HFO1234YF, HFO-1234-YF, and YF1234. They all refer to the same new refrigerant. The new refrigerant is not only superior in terms of its chemical composition, but the new a/c equipment is also designed to protect the environment: New equipment is designed with different fittings, so there can be no accidental cross-contamin ... read more

Does my car need a wheel alignment?

Does my car need a wheel alignment?

Bay Area roads are in a sorry state, and San Leandro streets are riddled with potholes, bumps, and occasional road work that makes it really easy for the wheels to get out of alignment. To counteract the problems caused by our roads, Doral’s Auto Repair offers computerized San Leandro wheel alignment – we use high precision equipment that can detect misalignment as slight as 1/100th of an inch. Keeping vehicle wheels properly aligned has multiple benefits – smoother ride, better handling, better mileage, and slower tire wear – tires last longer. Even if you are not noticing any obvious signs of misalignment, it is good to have a professional assessment. We recommend wheel alignment check once a year – for your convenience this can be done at the same time as the oil service. If you want more information, check out our web page on San Leandro wheel alignment

Acura MDX & RDS Named 2020 Best Family Luxury Cars

Acura's two best-selling models, the MDX and RDX, have been named 2020 Best Family Luxury Cars by Parents magazine.  Criteria included crash-test ratings as well as evaluations by child passenger safety experts.   Doral’s Auto Repair congratulates Acura on their achievement. We service and repair Acura vehicles, and have been impressed with the consistent quality of MDX, RDX and other Acura models.  Whether your Acura needs oil service, brake pad replacement, or faces major engine repairs, call Doral’s for an appointment – our nationally ASE certified technicians are equipped with state-of-the-art digital tools to diagnose and repair any problems your Acura may face.  All repairs performed at Doral’s Auto Repair are backed by a 24 month / 24,000 mile warranty