Walnut Creek Auto Repair

General Information

Central Tune-Up Carburetor & Electric was first opened in 1976 as a small specialty electrical & fuel systems shop. Owner Robert Service started in the car repair business at age 16, became a master certified technician in 1980, and took over operations at Central Tune-up in 1984. Over the years the business has evolved and grown and become a full service facility with eight full time staff.

In 2006 Central Automotive Service Center became our new company name. Everything remains the same except the name. The same talented staff, and the same great facility.

Our name change says a lot about how the auto repair industry has changed. Tune-ups have been replaced by “Major Services”, Carburetors have been replaced by “Fuel injection”, and Electrical systems have become “Electronics”. You can be assured that Central Automotive Service Center can handle the most modern systems. We continue to train and equip ourselves for today’s newest vehicles.

Central Automotive handles the service and repair for all makes & models of Domestic and Asian born cars, SUV’s, and light trucks. Central Automotive Service Center is an AAA Approved Facility, and a California State Smog Test center. They are a great resource for the simplest needs like a fuse or a light bulb, up to the most major of repairs like complete engine and transmission replacements. The staff at Central Automotive is very experienced. All technicians and managers are ASE certified, and three are ASE Master certified. The shop is equipped to handle the newest and most technically challenging diagnostic work, and a wide variety of services including fuel injection, air conditioning, and antilock brake systems.

Central Automotive Service Center provides an organized maintenance program based on regular oil change & filter services for its customer’s vehicles. They also have a “free” courtesy shuttle to help get you back home or off to work.

All services come with a 24 month or 24,000 mile parts and labor guarantee.

Central Automotive Service Center has received the coveted ASE Blue Shield designation in recognition of the high quality standards they maintain.

Central Automotive Service Center is a Bay Area “Green Business” which recognizes their dedication to the environment.


“We are an independent auto repair shop committed to performing the highest quality repairs and services. This includes regular maintenance services to help keep your vehicle in peak condition and help you avoid large repair bills down the road. Our number one priority is customer satisfaction and safety.”

Other Points of Pride

Central Automotive Service Center takes pride on many things when it comes to servicing your vehicle, and we think it sets us a notch above the competition.

We keep up to date with the best tools and technology on the market to keep up with the ever changing automotive industry. These tools include electronic resources such as Alldata, Identifix, and On Demand 5 as well as Engine Diagnostic Machine’s, Smog machines, Battery and Alternator testers, and every tool needed to get the job done correctly.

We like to keep a clean shop – as you drop off or pick up your car, notice the clean working space. We think this shows our level of professionalism and commitment to keeping a good image. We stock the most common parts and have a very advanced network of parts suppliers to make turn around time as short as possible. It is important to us to get the vehicle functioning properly in the shortest amount of time possible.

All of our mechanics and service writers are ASE certified and continue to take classes to stay on top of the ever changing automotive world. It is important to us that we do a good job the first time.

We use the highest quality parts – all of our parts meet or exceed Original Equipment Manufacture (OEM) specifications and often times we use the same parts that the dealer would. We use high quality Kendall motor oil and fluids and quality Wix oil filters when we service a vehicle. If you need our auto repair shop to take care of a problem, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We’ll be happy to schedule a convenient appointment.

Central Automotive Service Center is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Central Automotive Service Center (925) 932-6604 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.