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Auto Repair and Tires in Petaluma, CA

Hello & Welcome to Local Heroes Auto Repair & Service

It is likely that you have stopped by our new web site  for one of a few possible reasons:

  1. You are looking for a friendly auto mechanic to answer all of your questions, honestly.
  2. You need auto repair services, like an oil change, or to get the check engine diagnosed.  
  3. You need new tires, because the ones you have are losing their tread.
  4. You need Diesel Truck/Car engine repairs and Service - We specialize in all Types of Diesel Repairs.

Fortunately, at Local Heroes Auto Repair & Service we can help you with all of these problems, concerns and much more!

Why your fellow Petaluma, CA neighbors choose us

Every business claims to be the best. We are continually striving to be the best. Our satisfied customers speak for themselves, in saying we have exceeded their expectations and continue to provide amazing service beyond just a tune up or tire rotation. Read the reviews and testimonials from your Petaluma, CA neighbors. Also, please take a moment to check out all the auto repair services we can assist you with. Give us a try and if you aren't convinced that we are the best auto repair and tire company, then call, click, or stop by, and see how our friendly staff will go above and beyond to help you with all your auto repair needs.

We look forward to building a long term relationship with you. If there is anything we can do for you, don't hesitate to contact us.

We Perform all Diesel Repairs & Services in Petaluma, CA

We are Petlauma's premier Light & Heavy duty Diesel repair shop, specializing in Ford, Dodge and Chevy 3/4 ton and 1 ton Diesel trucks.  Local Heroes Auto is a state of the art repair facility with all the equipment needed to correctly diagnose and repair your Diesel powered truck or car. Unlike other shops and dealerships, we believe in correctly diagnosing the problem rather than performing guesswork diagnostics and throwing parts at the problem at the customers expense. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal here a Local Heroes, we want to build relationships with our customers that last throughout the years, we do this through our honesty, our competitive pricing and our unsurpassed quality on each and every repair job we do, come to us once and we promise you will be back.  Full article here.
Our Vehicle Specialization includes: Ford Powerstrokes, Dodge Cummins and Chevy Duramax Engines.  Our Service Specialization includes: All types of Diesel Engine Service & Repairs including, Electrical Service, Transmission Repair, Hydraulics ,A/C Service, Charging & Starting Systems, Complete Fuel Injection Service, Clutches, Welding & Fabrication & Aftermarket Parts, scheduled maintenance services. 
Put your trust in qualified Petaluma Diesel mechanics and trained ASE technicians and Schedule a service appointment today!

Happy Thanksgiving to All from Local Heroes Auto
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Local Heroes Auto is Now Hiring in Petaluma 
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If you are looking for someone to help you design your website, please visit our partner TCS.  They specialize in many areas of Auto and Tire related web site design and marketing and at affordable pricing.   They are the ultimate in professionalism and honesty, unlike a lot of others out there who purport to be looking out for you and your marketing efforts.  Feel free to contact us at Local Heroes and we would be willing to share with you how the planning and process’s occurred with us.  

Freddys ToolBox - Car & Truck Tips, Insight & Articles

November 15, 2015

I’m going to use this space on our home page, instead of more ads, to bring regular feature stories, tips and updates on the things I see in the auto repair business and changes that are always occurring that can affect our customers and all consumers.  I hope it will bring insight and useful information to everyone.  Having been in this business for over 30 years I can honestly say I’ve seen a lot, the good and the bad, as it concerns keeping your cars, trucks, RV’s in a safe and good running condition.   One of the trends I’ve seen the last few years is the average age of all vehicles on the road going up.  At the time of the financial and economic crisis in 2008, the avg. age of vehicles on the road was around 8 years.  Now in 2015 it is approaching 12 years.  With older cars and higher mileage vehicles it is important that they be serviced regularly, as parts do wear out and break, especially suspension and brake parts.  It’s a matter of safety for you and all of us on the road.    It is estimated that by 2020 there will be  76 million vehicles on the road in the US that are at least  16 years old.  With less new vehicles being sold, it means people are keeping their cars longer and/or buying used vehicles.

With more used vehicles being sold and purchased these days it is important that the consumer have that vehicle they are considering checked out before spending their hard earned dollars.  More and more I am seeing our customers come to us with recently purchased used vehicles that they were told were in good condition, when in fact they have numerous problems.  They are being purchased from used car dealers, Ebay, Craigslist, private buyers, etc.   Don’t be fooled by CarFax reports, they are only as good as those reporting the data.  Consumers are spending $3k-20K on these used vehicles and then quickly find out they need numerous repairs, some serious in nature and also costly.  Some very recent examples we have seen are a 2012 Subaru, purchased for $16K, and needed over $4K in repairs.   A 2008 BMW bought for $12K with dangerously worn out front brakes, rotors and calipers, cost to repair $600.   A 2003 VW Jetta with 87000 miles purchased for $5K with a blown Head gasket, faulty brakes and other issues, cost to repair $3K.  Had we or any good mechanic looked at these vehicles, all these concerns would’ve been identified.   We charge $75.00-125.00 to do a detailed pre purchase inspection.  Our inspections include putting the vehicle up on rack, checking the engine, brakes and transmission, as well as the suspension.  We are doing more and more of them and it helps our customers or any consumer ensue they get a fair deal.  Customers use our detailed written inspections to go back to the seller sometimes to adjust the price they are paying or have the seller make the repairs or decide not to buy the used vehicle..

Don’t get stuck with a used car lemon, please have it checked it out by your local Technician or auto repair shop, someone you trust.   There are many fine auto repair shops in our community, most who can provide this service.  Even if you just bring the car by, I or one of my  ASE Technicians will look at it for you at no cost  by doing an on the ground inspection for you.  We can also answer your questions on the phone that can be helpful for you also. You can use our website to  look up the vehicles you are interested in, just enter your make, model, year and mileage and you’ll know what services are needed or should have been done.  A big one is timing belts; they need to be done according to the manufacturers recommendations. 

Lastly, I wish to thank all the customers, suppliers, partners and my family and friends who have supported me and helped me in so many ways over the years.  It truly has been a thrill and I’m looking forward to many more years of servicing my customers and their auto needs.

Wishing that everyone and their Families Have a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

Freddy Blue
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History of Local Heroes in Petaluma, CA

We were established as Freddy Blues Local Heroes in 1995.  It all started for Freddy when he was about 8. His Dad would fix all of their cars, and the neighbor’s cars too. He couldn't keep Freddy away. Fast forward 40 years and Freddy still can't keep away.  Originally only a mobile service, your "Local Hero", a term coined by a few of his first customers and many more since, he would fix the car where it broke.  He has now changed the name to Local Heroes Auto Repair & Service as it’s more than just him now, but rest assured our staff has the same passion Freddy has for quality. He has expanded and settled into 2 shops now in Petaluma on both sides of town. He has been in business 10 years now and looks forward to giving the community he grew up in the best auto repair available anywhere.  Always honest, always fair. His motto and the Local Heroes motto is: “Integrity is Earned One Job at a Time”.

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