Engine Works Inc
1923 Minturn St
Alameda, CA 94501 USA
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8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
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(510) 466-1157
36 Verified Reviews

Auto Repair Experience

  • Eric Quan, Owner
  • Established 1989
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience
RepairPal Scorecard

Our evaluation of this RepairPal Certified shop revealed a shop with a commitment to experience, training, and ASE Certification. All of these things are very good markers for the level of professionalism of the staff. Engine Works was established in 1989 by Eric Quan with the vision off offering dealership level expertise at a fair price. Our unbiased evaluation revealed this facility has done a good job of assembling the things a good quality shop needs. They employ a very experienced team of technicians, they are ASE Certified, and are a California Smog Check station. An investment has been made in the automotive tools and computer diagnostic equipment that is needed to help ensure that your vehicle is fixed right the first time. Work done here is backed by a 12-month / 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind. Part of our evaluation is a review of their most recent customers. This team was described by their customers as reliable, trustworthy, polite, and professional. For your convenience a local shuttle service, early bird drop off, and a waiting area with wireless Internet are available.


Auto Repair Experience

  • Eric Quan, Owner
  • Established 1989
  • 6 Auto Repair Mechanics on Staff
  • 3 ASE Certified Auto Technicians
  • 81 Years of Car Repair Experience


  • AC/Heating
  • Check Engine Light
  • Diagnosis
  • Hybrid/Electric
  • Muffler & Exhaust
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Service & Repair
  • Smog/Emissions Testing
  • Timing Belts


  • AAA Member Discount
  • Early Bird Dropoff
  • Service Guarantee
  • Shuttle
  • Wireless Internet


  • ACDelco
  • iATN

Makes We Serve

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Geo
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Plymouth
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Smart
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

Overall Rating

36 Verified Reviews
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by - Verified Customer April 21, 2014

Trustworthy, pleasant group of mechanics.

by - Verified Customer April 20, 2014

They took care of me.

by - Verified Customer April 19, 2014

I was not pleased with the quality of work or the price.

by April 18, 2014

Service person tends to be pushy and a money grubber - the owner is not though.

by - Verified Customer April 13, 2014

Fair pricing.

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by - Verified Customer April 11, 2014

The crew is extremely knowledgeable, personable and helpful.

by - Verified Customer April 07, 2014

Service is great but sometimes pricey.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2014

Excellent Service.

by - Verified Customer April 05, 2014

Good company, reasonable prices, great guys.

by - Verified Customer April 01, 2014

Good communication, they did what they said and in the time they said they would.

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by - Verified Customer March 30, 2014

Very good bunch of guys who seem to have a good grasp of their business.

by - Verified Customer March 27, 2014

They are always reliable, trustworthy, and reasonable. They know what they are doing.

by - Verified Customer March 24, 2014

They are professional and do their best to resolve all car issues as quickly as possible.

by - Verified Customer March 22, 2014

Eric and his crew offer top notch service.

by - Verified Customer March 21, 2014

Engine works (Norberto) explains the problem, provides recommendation, and reason for the recommendation. Very professional team.

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by - Verified Customer March 18, 2014

I like the level of expertise they exhibit.

by March 10, 2014

Generally good work, prices a bit high, have had trouble finding sources of problems on my car before.

by - Verified Customer March 09, 2014

Engine Works is terrific with customer service. They are always pleasant and professional. Their pricing is highly competitive and their work is always spot on. I would recommend them to anyone.

by - Verified Customer March 03, 2014

Excellent work and there is never any pressure for repairs as I have had with other repair shops. Customer service is outstanding and if they detect a problem I am promptly contacted and options are discussed as to the cost and nature of the repair.

by - Verified Customer March 01, 2014

First nothing is perfect. However, engine works comes as close to perfection as possible. They are honest.

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by - Verified Customer February 28, 2014

Service was completed timely and done to satisfaction.

by - Verified Customer February 21, 2014

They're very knowledgable, courteous and down to earth. They do great work.

by - Verified Customer February 20, 2014

Timely and professionally treated.

by - Verified Customer February 19, 2014

Excellent customer service - thorough explanations of recommendations and options.

by - Verified Customer February 17, 2014

They reviewed exactly what needed to be done now and what could wait. Price comparable to other service centers.

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by - Verified Customer February 09, 2014

Norberto and everyone there treat us like family. They know what they're doing and they take the time to explain it to us. We trust them to take care of us and our vehicles.

by January 31, 2014

Excellent service/knowledge & reliable.

by - Verified Customer January 30, 2014

I have been doing business with engine works for years

by - Verified Customer January 22, 2014

My car was okay until I got the oil changed and some work done on my car. After that my car overheated and a hose broke leaking coolant all.over my engine. I took car back to the shop and they diagnosed about $1000 more work. I took my car to another shop that fixed the problem for $150.

by - Verified Customer January 18, 2014

Always polite, fast turn around, honest and dependable employees.

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by - Verified Customer January 16, 2014

I went to several other mechanics that told me a variety of stories of what was wrong with my vehicle...then I took it to Engine Works. They advised me of the trouble with Triple A batteries and took the battery out and gave me a new one and I have never again had trouble starting the vehicle. Others wanted me to replace the starter, the alternator, you name it. Engine Works was honest.

by - Verified Customer January 15, 2014

Eric has always been honest and reliable. Great service.

by - Verified Customer January 10, 2014

I have been a satisfied customer for at least 10 yrs. Numerous repairs and service on at least 6 cars. Always received competent courteous service from all of the staff.

by - Verified Customer January 09, 2014

Quality work.

by - Verified Customer January 05, 2014

People are helpful and friendly. Gave great suggest and good price

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by - Verified Customer January 01, 2014

Great service. Great prices.

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