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Welcome to Dando's Automotive,
a family-owned auto repair shop in Fremont, CA!

We serve the Fremont, Union City, Newark, Hayward, Pleasanton and Milpitas areas.

Dando's Automotive offers 35+ years of industry experience, using the latest technology to quickly and accurately pinpoint your vehicle’s needs. The licensed technicians at our Fremont, CA-based auto repair company have the highest level of ASE certification. Our services include Auto Repair, Classic Car Restoration (with a special niche for Datsun 240Z, 260Z, 280Z and 280ZX), and Fleet Maintenance. Dando’s Auto maintains your factory warranty. We are always happy to help.

Dando's Automotive knows our reputation is riding on your wheels. Customer service is a priority for us. We know auto repair in Fremont offers you lots of choices. We aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that is important to you and your family.

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About Dando's Automotive Fremont, CA

Dando's Automotive has been a part of Fremont, CA since 1995 when it first opened with a focus on the auto racing world and Datsuns Z cars. In the early 2000’s current owners Ken and Ann purchased Dando’s Automotive Services. Ken brought many years of experience, specific to auto repair and classic car restoration, to Dando’s. Our staff is seasoned, experienced and has had the pleasure of servicing, repairing and restoring all types of vehicles. Give us a call to make an appointment (510) 659-7900

Review our Automotive Services Below

REPAIRS

DATSUN Z

RESTORATION

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350

Mercedes-Benz GL350

Mileage
71,119
Service Date
4/21/2021
Services Performed
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace – Each
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Perform visual inspection of the vehicle.Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks.
  • Replace Rear Brake Pads
  • Rotate tires front to back or criss cross as required for best tire wear.
 
Alva G. gave our service a 5 star review on 4/28/2021

2006 Dodge Pickup

Dodge Pickup

Mileage
117,590
Service Date
1/28/2021
Services Performed
  • AXLE SHAFT BEARING &/OR SEAL – Remove & Replace – R2500,R3500,Solid Inner Seal,Right & Left
  • Road test and hoist vehicle to determine the cause of the abnormal noise.
  • TIE ROD &/OR END – Remove & Replace – R2500,R3500,4WD One – [Includes: Adjust toe-in only. NOTE: Deduct .4 if alignment is also performed. NOTE: Manufacturer recommends removal of Rack and Pinion Steering Gear when replacing Inner Tie Rod End(s) on some m
 
Todd L. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/30/2021

2015 RAM 1500

RAM 1500

Mileage
246,898
Service Date
1/6/2021
Services Performed
  • ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – V6,3.6L Eng
  • Engine Code P26AB engine coolant bypass valve stuck this code requires a computer re flash TSB NUMBER: 18-021-17
  • ENGINE OIL COOLER – Remove & Replace – V6,3.6L Eng Housing – [Includes: R&I Intake Manifold Gaskets.]
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Machine Rear Brake Rotors To True
  • Perform visual inspection of the vehicle.Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • RADIATOR – Remove & Replace – V6,3.6L Eng
  • Remove & Replace Front Brake Pads.
  • Remove & Replace Rear Brake Pads
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks.
  • Replace Truck Cap Handles
  • Additional Freight
  • Freight 2 Handles
 
Russell C. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/8/2021

2009 Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Mileage
130,903
Service Date
12/16/2020
Services Performed
  • CATALYTIC CONVERTER – Remove & Replace – 2.5L Eng,Normally Aspirated Front – [Includes: Exhaust Pipes.]
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Remove transmission pan, remove and replace transmission filter. replace transmission pan with new gasket (if required) Fill with new transmission fluid.
  • there were no stored transmission trouble codes in this vehicle ,the transmission had a late sift in all gears ,slipping in 3rd and no down shift sometimes. There is a rattle noise in the catalytic converter (broken converter) . We found very small particles of brass in the transmission pan . If this shift condition continues or gets worse we recommend transmission replacement
 
Christie G. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/18/2020

2007 Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350

Mileage
146,951
Service Date
12/11/2020
Services Performed
  • Inspect the vehicle for a cooling system leak & advise. Double check previous service…..possible water pump
  • Replace Thermostat
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – RWD
 
Jose G. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/15/2020

2009 Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix

Mileage
50,825
Service Date
12/8/2020
Services Performed
  • This vehicle has a problem in the engine .the engine will not turn over completely there is something mechanical in t6he engine blocking the full rotation.No foreign matter in the cylinders camshafts appear to be free .We suspect there is a problem in the timing chain area. Further diagnostic would be required to determine the cause
 
Kwaku M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/15/2020

2011 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata

Mileage
55,998
Service Date
10/30/2020
Services Performed
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Perform visual inspection of the vehicle.Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
 
Claudette S. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/10/2020

2010 Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius

Mileage
174,920
Service Date
11/6/2020
Services Performed
  • Check Engine Light diagnosis,retrive engine code (s) and perform a circuit diagnostic up to 1 hour.
  • ENGINE ASSEMBLY – Removal & Installation – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include wheel alignment.] – [Includes: R&I only those components necessary for the removal of the complete Engine Assembly. DOES NOT include transfer components or tune Engine.]
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • Transfer components
 
Russell C. gave our service a 5 star review on 11/6/2020

2013 Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris

Mileage
93,010
Service Date
10/21/2020
Services Performed
  • OXYGEN SENSOR – Remove & Replace – Downstream
  • P0137 Oxygen sensor circuit low voltage P1604 start ability malfunction
  • Plug hole in tire and inflate to proper air pressure.
 
Eric R. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/27/2020

2008 Honda Fit

Honda Fit

Mileage
164,183
Service Date
10/6/2020
Services Performed
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders until clean.
  • Inspect hoses and clamps. Pressure test cooling system. Drain and refill with new Coolant.
  • Remove & Replace Front Brake Pads.
  • Remove and reinstall four wheels and rear brake drums to inspect brake condition. Inspect entire system for leaks.
  • Remove and replace transmission fluid,service transmission where filter replacement is not possable in vehicle.
  • Resurface front brake rotor to true.
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
 
Ted M. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/8/2020

2007 Lexus GS 350

Lexus GS 350

Mileage
145,968
Service Date
10/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Currant engine codes P0504 brake switch a/b correlation P0894 trans component slipping P2714 pressure control solenoid D performance stuck off P2757 torque converter clutch pressure control solenoid pressure circuit P2757 torque converter clutch pressure control solenoid stuck off C1201 engine control system fault C1241 too low or too high battery voltage the transmission fluid is burnt and the transmission is slipping badly in 3rd gear . 2/3 shift point . we recommend transmission replacement
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Inspect all hydraulic line and hoses. Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders. Inspect master cylinder and cap. Flush entire brake system including master cylinder, calipers, wheel cylinders until clean.
  • Inspect hoses and clamps. Pressure test cooling system. Drain and refill with new Coolant.
  • R&R Torque Converter Seal
  • R&R Trans filter
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY – Remove & Replace – RWD
 
jose G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/8/2020

2010 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
61,765
Service Date
10/2/2020
Services Performed
  • CABIN AIR FILTER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Fee (Cal)
  • Perform visual inspection of the vehicle.Remove and Replace Motor Oil and Oil Filter, Lube Chassis where applicable, Check tire pressure and all Fluid Levels
  • Remove & Replace Front Brake Pads.
  • Resurface front brake rotor to true.
 
Sue C. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/8/2020