Why choose Holland?
Welcome to Holland Car Care in beautiful San Mateo, California! We've been your trusted local source for premium automotive service and repair for years. Our ethos centers around delivering top-tier craftsmanship while ensuring that each client leaves with complete satisfaction.
Real Google Reviews
"I Always have a great experience with Holland. Brought two cars for service recently. They were friendly, experienced and most importantly, did quality work. Blake was great to work with."
"I have been going to Holland Auto for many years - and four different cars. We have been treated very well at Holland and recommend them to all friends that have German cars."
"I received very kind and professional service when I brought a car in for a buyers inspection. I definitely recommend Holland Car Care to everyone."
"Holland Car Care has been my go to service provider for the past couple years. They always do an excellent job, are very honest and transparent, and are able to get the work done in a timely manner. I have done thorough diligence on auto-repair shops in the San Mateo area, and Holland Car Care is at the top of my list!"
"Went in with check engine light at 9 am. Diagnosed and repaired by 2pm and $100 less than expected because they said that they didn’t need a particular part. Fast and very honest service. Have been going here for 15 years with 2 different BMWs without any issues!"
"As always, Holland did a wonderful job. Scheduling an appointment was easy and convenient. I trust Holland with my car and the costs have been very competitive. The work was completed earlier than promised and when I picked it up, it had been washed. David is efficient and kind and makes the whole process a positive experience."
"Always great - prompt, helpful and don’t unnecessarily suggest extra work just because we don’t know any better. Highly recommend."
Signs your battery needs replacement
Batteries are actually pretty simple: They either still have the capacity to get your vehicle started in all weather, or they don’t and it slowly becomes kind of obvious.
Power features are slower
Among signs you need a battery replacement – or at least a good charge, are that your power windows and locks run slower. You might also notice the same thing if you have a touch screen or large video screen on your vehicle which loads slower than normal or boots up slower than it used to.
Harder to start up
We’ll be fair here: during cold weather, it is possible your vehicle might take a few moments to start. We are talking about serious cold, below-0 weather. If your vehicle has a hard time starting during nonfreezing weather, your problem is even more imminent.
Shine your headlights on the garage door – or some wall, once in a while and check to see if the headlights look more dim than normal. Your headlights are powered by the battery and alternator and are a sure sign your battery needs a replacement or recharge.
Ok, so this one is kind of obvious, but you might not know when the most recent battery was installed in your vehicle – especially if you bought it recently. While batteries also stated their expected number of years within the paperwork, their number of years should also have a range. If you are past the range, you might need a new battery soon.
Car doesn’t start on repeat
Seriously cold weather has the potential to prevent your car from starting. If you recharge your vehicle and your car doesn’t start again, it is possible you need a battery replacement or your battery isn’t designed for the weather you are living in.
Is having to recharge a battery repeatedly normal?
No, you shouldn’t have to recharge your battery normally. Your vehicle should automatically recharge while you drive as the alternator under your hood is designed to provide a solid flow of electrical charge to your battery.
If your battery is failing to charge while driving and dying, the issue might be your alternator instead. The battery might still be good.
Can I test my battery?
One of the easiest ways to determine if you need a new battery or not is by having us at Holland Car Care test the battery system itself. We’ll be able to quickly see how much output your battery is capable of, how much your vehicle needs, and whether or not you need to get a new power source in there.
Holland Car Care would love to help you determine if you need a new battery in addition to offering the regular maintenance your vehicle needs to perform well on a regular basis. Battery replacement tends to be a pretty quick process and we look forward to getting you back on the road.