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1923 Minturn St
Alameda, CA 94501
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8:00am to 5:30pm
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8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am to 5:30pm
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(510) 466-1157

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


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


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

Customer Reviews

Verified CustomerApril 21, 2014

Trustworthy, pleasant group of mechanics.

Verified CustomerApril 20, 2014

They took care of me.

Verified CustomerApril 19, 2014

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

April 18, 2014

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

Verified CustomerApril 13, 2014

Fair pricing.

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Verified CustomerApril 11, 2014

The crew is extremely knowledgeable, personable and helpful.

Verified CustomerApril 07, 2014

Service is great but sometimes pricey.

Verified CustomerApril 05, 2014

Excellent Service.

Verified CustomerApril 05, 2014

Good company, reasonable prices, great guys.

Verified CustomerApril 01, 2014

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

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Verified CustomerMarch 30, 2014

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

Verified CustomerMarch 27, 2014

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

Verified CustomerMarch 24, 2014

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

Verified CustomerMarch 22, 2014

Eric and his crew offer top notch service.

Verified CustomerMarch 21, 2014

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

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Verified CustomerMarch 18, 2014

I like the level of expertise they exhibit.

March 10, 2014

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

Verified CustomerMarch 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.

Verified CustomerMarch 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.

Verified CustomerMarch 01, 2014

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

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Verified CustomerFebruary 28, 2014

Service was completed timely and done to satisfaction.

Verified CustomerFebruary 21, 2014

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

Verified CustomerFebruary 20, 2014

Timely and professionally treated.

Verified CustomerFebruary 19, 2014

Excellent customer service - thorough explanations of recommendations and options.

Verified CustomerFebruary 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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Verified CustomerFebruary 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.

January 31, 2014

Excellent service/knowledge & reliable.

Verified CustomerJanuary 30, 2014

I have been doing business with engine works for years

Verified CustomerJanuary 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.

Verified CustomerJanuary 18, 2014

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

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Verified CustomerJanuary 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.

Verified CustomerJanuary 15, 2014

Eric has always been honest and reliable. Great service.

Verified CustomerJanuary 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.

Verified CustomerJanuary 09, 2014

Quality work.

Verified CustomerJanuary 05, 2014

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

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Verified CustomerJanuary 01, 2014

Great service. Great prices.

November 08, 2012

These people are great! I explained my car's overheating problem over the phone, the response gave me confidence that they would find and solve the problem and not try to sell me a large and unnecessary engine repair.

The shop is super clean (unusual in my experience). The staff is polite, gracious, and very helpful. They listen.

They solved the problem, suggested one additional maintenance update and now my little Focus is ready for the next 100,000.

I wish I had known of them long ago.

June 20, 2008

I've been bringing my cars to Eric Quan's shop for the last 18 years. His examinations are spot on, he always backs his workmanship, and he understands the value of his customers time, money and word of mouth. Over the last 18 years I've brought him many makes of vehicle from Volvo, BMW, Mercedes, SAAB, Toyota, Honda, Izuzu and Saturn. He works on anything and recently purchased a Toyota Prius as a "learning vehicle" and the specific tools/equipment it takes to works on these hybrid cars. Another thing to take note of is that Eric doesn't have a high turn over rate of employees. We've referred all of our friends and co-workers to Engine Works over the years and will continue to do so into the future.

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