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."
Oil and engine repairs
One of the easier ways to avoid major engine repairs is to keep your vehicle completely and properly lubricated with oil. Oil is also essential because the fluid keeps the metallic parts of your engine from wearing each other out excessively quickly.
Our simple solution to preventing many of the problems which come from a lack of oil is to bring your vehicle to Holland Car Care. We’ll check your vehicle for proper oil levels, which also involves inspecting the vehicle for oil leaks and signs indicating oil is burning.
Spark plugs are readily overlooked. These parts amount to small, highly potent batteries which help create combustion for your engine.
While they tend to last a long time, they do eventually require repair or replacement. You’ll either see spark plugs on your scheduled maintenance plan or potentially notice your vehicle offering less power – and potentially a rougher start when the spark plugs are dirty or bad.
Holland Car Care likes to replace timing belts but would prefer to do so before the timing belt breaks. The timing belt is critical in the livelihood of the engine because the belt or chain allows the rods and pistons to move together in the right sequence without disrupting each other and potentially causing catastrophic consequences for your engine.
We can inspect your timing belt and see if it needs repair or replacement before the belt breaks and causes a host of problems.
Rods, Pistons, and Cylinders
Actual problems within the inner workings of the engine are relatively rare. We do, however, see people come in with truly blown engines which can be put back together. While Holland Car Care truly enjoys making these machines work again, we do suggest coming in for the regular maintenance needed to prevent these problems from happening.
Another rather important fluid running through your engine comes in the form of what we can coolant. Coolant attracts and absorbs heat and pulls it away from where heat can cause damage. Low coolant or a damaged coolant reservoir, pump, or thermostat can cause major problems very fast as the combustion in your engine gets hot enough to warp the very metal which holds it together.
While engine repair can often be avoided by regular maintenance, Holland Car Care would love to help get your vehicle running normally again. Our factory-trained technicians will diagnose issues with your vehicle and come up with a plan to get you moving. We also offer amenities including a comfortable waiting area and a shuttle service or loaner cars if you need them.