The Face of Auto Repair

Engine Works Inc.


At age 13, Engine Works owner Eric Quan bought his first car—a ’70s-era Plymouth Cuda, lovingly modified to muscle car condition. But it was the ’65 Chevelle that got him grounded. A mechanical savant, Quan started his business just out of high school 30 years ago. “I started fixing my cars, my parent’s car, friends’ cars, and their families’ cars in the garage of our house,” says Quan. “The neighbors weren’t thrilled, so I moved to a shop.” In a world where “honest mechanic” is an oxymoron, hold on tight to a straight shooter. “Our customer’s adult kids and their college kids are starting to bring their cars into our shop. We appreciate their loyalty.” From left to right Vincent, Remmy, Mike, Eric, Santos, Nick, Jose, and Abdul.

Engine Works Inc.

1923 Minturn St., Alameda, 510-523-6779,

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