Auto Repair services in San Jose Ca

Our Services

If you’re looking for an honest mechanic near you in the San Jose Area, well you’ve found one….GIC Car Clinic. You can depend on GIC Car Clinic to handle all your Auto Repair needs!

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Proper lubrication of all the moving parts means less gas is wasted on overcoming internal friction and more of it is transferred to the tires and wheels to get the vehicle going. Eventually, oil and the vehicle’s other lubricants require replacement because the fluids break down over time and become less effective. By replacing the lubricants, your vehicle operates with greater efficiency. We’ve got conventional and synthetic engine oil along with all the other key fluids to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

You’ve heard the cliche countless times, “where the rubber meets the road”. It’s where your car makes contact with the pavement. Believe it or not – you, your passengers and vehicle are all depending on four little contact patches, each one about the size of your hand. Literally and figuratively, a lot is riding on your tires. They’re important. We offer all major tire brands in all-season, high-performance, heavy-duty and off-road. When it’s time to replace those rubber donuts, come on by and we can chat about the best options for your budget.

It’s that rectangular pedal to the left of “Go”. Or, if you’re stick shifter, it’s that middle one. We all like going fast and feeling the surge of acceleration, but eventually, it’s all gotta come to a stop. If your brake pedal is feeling mushy, too hard, pulsating or you’re hearing scraping sounds every time you brake, it’s time for you to “stop by” and see us. We’ve got all the brake parts and fluid services your vehicle will need to get stopping again. We’ll “fix it until it brakes”.

We’ve already noted the importance of tires. Shocks and in broader terms, your vehicle’s suspension help to keep your tire’s contact patch in contact with the pavement. A tire that’s off the ground isn’t doing any good. Some of the dead giveaways to worn shocks: a bouncy ride, bottoming out on dips and unevenly worn tires with wavy patterns. In some cases, those wavy uneven tires can create humming/buzzing noise while driving – quite annoying. We can get your ride smooth again without “shocking” your wallet.

If your car battery has been around longer than 3 years, it might be time for a replacement. Car batteries usually last between four and five years, but you might need to replace yours sooner if you do a lot of heavy driving or if it’s been in a cold environment. At GIC Car Clinic, we can help you test your battery to see if it needs to be replaced. We’ll also clean up any corrosion on your battery terminals to help keep your car running smoothly. Contact us to schedule a battery replacement in San Jose, CA.

The dreaded “check engine light” in your dashboard is like the “blue screen of death” on your computer. It’s your vehicle’s way of telling you that it doesn’t feel so good. It could be a simple small issue or a much larger problem. The only way to find out is to connect to the vehicle’s systems and perform a diagnostic evaluation. The vehicle systems don’t necessarily direct or pinpoint us to the root of the problem. They provide symptoms of the “sickness” and areas to dig deeper into. From there, it’s where automotive diagnostic skills come into play to narrow down and isolate the possible causes and eventually, come up with the recommend repairs. It’s an involved and comprehensive process that takes time.

Most modern vehicles have transmissions that can live well past 100k miles. However, at some point the transmission starts acting funny, shifting rough, bucking, etc. In some cases, the vehicle’s engine is revving but it’s not moving as fast as it used to or not at all. These are symptoms of a tired and worn transmission. It may be worthwhile to rebuild the transmission if the vehicle is in overall good shape. Contact us for more info on our Transmission Services.
There are two basic sections of an engine: the lower section called the “bottom end” which includes the main engine block and oil pan and the upper section called the “top end” or more commonly the “head”. There are a multitude of factors that may cause internal failure within any of these sections. Overheating, oil sludge, snapped timing belts and blown head gaskets are just several examples that can lead to engine failure. We can examine the damage and assess whether or not the engine can be rebuilt. Contact us for more info on our Engine Services.
There are some key items that every car needs in order to run properly. The engine, of course, is the most important, but the car also needs a working transmission, brakes, and tires. Another key element of a car’s function is the cooling system, which includes the belt and hoses that circulate coolant throughout the engine. If either one of these components fails, it can lead to costly damage to the engine. That’s why it’s vital to keep an eye on your belts and hoses and know when it’s time for replacement services.
Vehicles are complex machines with many electrical systems that must be in good working order for the vehicle to run smoothly. When there is a problem with one of these systems, it can affect the performance of the vehicle and even lead to a breakdown. That’s where electrical diagnostics services come in. Electrical diagnostics can help identify and correct problems with a vehicle’s electrical system, helping to keep it running smoothly. At GIC Car Clinic, we provide automobile electrical diagnostics in San Jose, CA. We’ll connect your vehicle to our state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and run tests to pinpoint the problem. Once we know what’s wrong, we can make the necessary repairs.
It is undeniable that cars can emit harmful gasses into the air. While it’s important to be aware of the dangers that car exhausts can pose to both our health and the environment, it’s also important to remember that there are things we can do to mitigate these risks. A great place to start is getting your exhaust system serviced regularly. At GIC Car Clinic, we specialize in helping our customers keep their exhaust systems running clean and efficiently. By bringing your car to us for regular exhaust services in San Jose, CA, you can help reduce its emissions and protect yourself and the environment from harmful pollutants. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

GIC Car Clinic completes a digital multi-point vehicle inspection on every vehicle serviced in our shop.  One of our primary objectives is to provide full transparency between our customer and our shop. The digital multi-point inspection enables that level of communication.  The days of using paper and pen to list your vehicle needs and writing estimates by hand are long gone. In their place, GIC Car Clinic sends a unique link via text or email to reveal your customized multi-point inspection in a digital format with pictures of your vehicle detailing the repair and maintenance needs. You no longer need to second guess or wonder if your car really needed the recommended repair. We provide visual proof to show you.

One important service that often gets overlooked is the replacement of the car filter. If your car’s air filter is dirty, it can decrease your gas mileage by up to 20 percent. A clogged air filter also reduces the performance of your car’s engine and increases wear on moving parts. Many people don’t realize this and end up driving around with a dirty air filter, leading to weak vehicle performance and even engine damage. If you’re overdue for a car air filter replacement, now is the time to call. At GIC Car Clinic, we offer quick and easy installation, so you’ll be back on the road in no time. Plus, we use only top-quality filters that will keep your car running smoothly for years to come.
No one likes dealing with a broken-down car, but it’s incredibly frustrating when the problem is with the heating or AC system. If your vehicle has issues with heating or cooling, don’t worry – our GIC Car Clinic team can help fix it in no time. We have years of experience repairing and servicing all sorts of car systems, so we know just what to do to get your vehicle back up and running. Give us a call today!