Auto Repair, Vehicle Maintenance, and New Tires in Los Altos, CA
Skip’s Tire & Auto Care shops are conveniently located in Los Altos, CA for all your car repair, maintenance, and tire needs. Stop by one of our local auto repair shops where we’ll quickly check you in. Our service technicians will carefully evaluate your vehicle and review the recommended services with you before beginning any work. Then sit back and let us take care of the job, whether it’s brakes, an oil change, tire installation, or other auto repair or preventive care.
Skip's Tire And Auto Repair Center Los Altos
Auto Repair and Tire Services We Offer
New Brand-Name Tires You Trust, Plus Coupons and Discount Tires
Skip’s Tire only carries tires that are durable, safe, and reliable. This devotion to quality has made us the go-to tire shop for trusted brand-name tires including:
With thousands of passenger, light truck, performance, and all-season tires in stock, we’re ready to handle both your full tire replacement and installation.
Don’t know your tire size or what tire type you need? Not to worry. Our knowledgeable auto technicians will help you choose the proper tire fit for your vehicle.
Occasionally, tires can be repaired rather than replaced. Our service technicians will do a complete and thorough evaluation of your vehicle and its tires to see if tire repair is a viable option.
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Other Tire Services
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, we’ll replace your tires so your ride is smooth and safe. We carry the top major brands and offer a 30-day best price guarantee.
Flat tires happen. Our team of technicians can often repair a punctured tire to get you back on the road in no time.
Did you know that tires should be rotated at least every 6,000 miles? Tire installation from Skip’s Tire includes a free lifetime of tire rotations. Plus, you’ll get the most mileage out of your tires and enjoy a smoother ride.
Every time your tires are changed, they should be balanced. No problem if the job is done at Skip’s Tire! This will improve road handling, reduce tire noise, and even out tire wear.
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Drop into your neighborhood Skip’s Tirefor a FREE brake inspection. After carefully evaluating your car’s brake pads, rotors, brake fluid, and tire tread, we’ll provide a written estimate of any recommended maintenance and repairs based on MAP (Motorist Assurance Program) standards. If you do need new brakes, our auto mechanics will be happy to discuss your options with you. We offer affordable brakes for every budget in three brake packages:
- Platinum: Install new brake pads/shoes, dual-layer rubberized shims, and premium caliper hardware, backed by 24-month/24,000-mile labor warranty
- Gold: Install new brake pads/shoes, backed by 12-month/12,000-mile labor warranty
- Silver: Install new brake pads/shoes
With these brake options, there is something for every vehicle and budget. Best of all, each comes with a limited or lifetime pad warranty*.
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Protect your car’s engine and extend its service life with regular oil changes. Our technicians have experience servicing many types of foreign and domestic vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans.
Our types of oil include:
- Valvoline Daily Protection Synthetic Blend Motor Oil
- Valvoline Full Synthetic Oil
- Valvoline Synthetic High Mileage with Maxlife
When you schedule an oil change with us, not only do we use up to five quarts of quality oil, but we’ll also check your vehicle’s fluid levels and include a FREE tire rotation. Don’t forget the FREE courtesy inspection, too! This includes but is not limited to battery, brakes, steering, suspension, and tire pressure.
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More Auto Repair Services
We are an industry leader in auto repair services including brakes, tune-ups, and wheel alignments. We do shocks and struts along with battery replacements and installations. We also service mufflers and exhaust. Most parts and services purchased at Skip’s Tire are covered by a minimum of twelve (12) months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first (some parts and services may offer a different warranty, and some exclusions apply).
The engine is the most expensive component of your vehicle, so it’s important to keep up with performance through regular tune-ups. Bring your car or truck to Skip’s Tire where we’ll inspect the filters, belts, and hoses. We’ll also check your vehicle’s fluid levels. If anything needs to be adjusted or replaced, we’ll discuss it with you before completion.
Misaligned wheels and suspension can lead to faster tire wear, inefficient fuel economy, and poor overall vehicle performance. If you notice your car pulling to one side of the road, irregular tire wear, squealing tires, or a shift in steering wheel positions, stop into Skip’s Tire. We’re happy to complete a FREE alignment check and only recommend services and repairs if you need them.
Shocks and struts are the parts of a vehicle’s suspension that give you a smooth, comfortable, and controlled ride. If your car has been bouncing, floating, leaning, nose diving, or you notice an increase in stopping distance, it could be time to replace your shocks and struts. Another sign includes premature tire tread wear. If you suspect your car or truck has worn out shocks and struts, bring it in to Skip’s Tire. We’ll do a complete examination for performance degradation as part of our FREE courtesy inspection. In addition, it is recommended to bring your vehicle in every 50,000 miles regardless of symptoms to have your shocks and struts inspected.
If your car needs a new battery, look no further than Skip’s Tire. Our stores are stocked with good, better, and best car and truck replacement batteries. Our team of technicians will help you select the best option for your vehicle and budget. Best of all, enjoy FREE battery installation on most vehicles, as well as a FREE replacement warranty period.
Mufflers, exhaust pipes, and catalytic converters take a real beating underneath your car. They’re susceptible to corrosion, heat, and physical damage, and can make your vehicle growl or engine choke. Skip’s Tire will inspect your exhaust system for FREE and provide an estimate of any necessary work to get things running smoothly.
Acting as a seal between two mechanisms, gaskets leak or blow when they become old and brittle. This can cause major problems for your engine or exhaust system, including overheating. Let Skip’s Tire & Auto Care diagnose, repair, or replace worn or blown gaskets.
Most of us take our vehicle’s headlights for granted until a bulb blows and we’re left in the dark. Skip’s Tire auto mechanics can replace not just headlights but all the lights on your car, including brake lights, side maker lights, taillights, and turn indicator lights. Stop into your local Skip’s Tire store if your headlights aren’t as bright as they used to be, or if you need a replacement light.
Steering and suspension is the system that gives your vehicle a smooth, stable ride and guarantees appropriate ground clearance. Depending on your car’s suspension system, we’ll analyze its springs, shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, and other components to ensure they’re within manufacturer specification. We’ll also check your wheel alignment. If there are recommended repairs, we’ll be sure to provide an itemized written estimate before beginning any work.
It only takes about six months for the rubber in windshield wiper blades to start deteriorating. Don’t risk anyone’s safety, including your own, by not replacing your blades regularly, about every 6-12 months. Come to Skip’s Tire where you can get your wiper blades replaced by our trained auto technicians.
When a warning signal lights up on your dashboard, it indicates that something is malfunctioning within the vehicle. Whether it’s the check engine light, brake warning light, anti-lock brake system (ABS), oil pressure light, tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), or battery warning light, you can count on Skip’s Tire to find and fix the cause. We’ll get you back to driving safely on the road in no time.
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Additional Preventive Maintenance
Scheduled and preventive maintenance are an essential part of car care. Did you know that you can save up to 50% over the dealer service department on maintenance services at Skip’s Tire? Simply bring your car or truck to one of our many locations near you. We’ll pull up your Manufacturer’s Service Maintenance Schedule (MSMS), inspect the necessary components for the current mileage, and perform any required maintenance tasks. Our preventive care services include A/C system refresh, state inspection**, tire rotation, oil change, and battery check. Our service technicians will even check your engine fluids and top them off, too.
Fluids lubricate, cool, and protect your vehicle. Fluid checks and changes promote longer life for your engine, transmission, power train, brakes, and steering by preventing premature wear, rust, and systems failures. Skip’s Tire fluid services are a quick, cost-efficient way to keep things running the way they should.
It is recommended that tires be rotated at least every 6,000 miles. Get a FREE lifetime of tire rotations when you purchase a premium tire installation package from Skip’s Tire. Plus, you’ll get the most mileage out of your tires and enjoy a smoother ride.
Having a well-functioning air conditioning system is about more than just keeping cool on a hot summer’s day – it also protects your vehicle by expelling the heat collected from your vehicle. The service technicians at Skip’s Tire can help you maintain your A/C by checking the refrigerant levels and recharging the system if needed. Depending on how many miles you drive, it is recommended that this is done every 12-18 months.
Whether your state requires a motor vehicle safety inspection, an auto emission test, or both, the team of technicians at Skip’s Tire are here for information and guidance. Just bring your driver’s license, vehicle registration card, and certificate of auto insurance to your appointment and let us do the rest.
Don’t get stranded with a dead battery. Plan ahead and stop by Skip’s Tire where we’ll conduct a FREE battery load test to check the health of your battery. Our technicians will use a battery charger to recharge it if it’s low. If you need a new battery, we’ll help you choose the best replacement for your car or truck and provide FREE installation on most vehicles. Don’t forget about our FREE replacement warranty period, too.
The average car engine runs at temperatures between 200 and 250 degrees. The cooling system works to keep the engine temperature within safe limits. At Skip’s Tire, we inspect and test your cooling system and repair or replace the radiator, thermostat, water pump, coolant, hoses, hose clamps, and fan. We also examine interior controls and blower, pressure cap, A/C compressor belt, and any other leaks or damage.
Belt and hose inspections are recommended every 3 months or 3,000 miles for signs of wear and tear like cracks, fraying, or nicks. Catching a belt or hose before failure is critical as it can lead to an overheated engine, loss of power steering, or loss of electrical charging system. Don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to Skip’s Tire & Auto Care to be checked out if you suspect a worn belt or hose. Our service technicians are happy to take a look for you.
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* Lifetime pad warranty for manufacturer defects and wear. Limited Lifetime pad warranty for manufacturer defects only.
**Only offered in certain states and at specific locations. Excludes Wisconsin locations.