MIKE'S AUTO SERVICES INCLUDE:
Our mechanics are some of the best diagnosticians around. Any mechanic can throw parts at a vehicle to see if that fixes the issue, but a true master will run tests and figure out the real issue. We specialize in accurately diagnosing vehicles the first time around so that you can get back on the road with confidence.
Having tires that are the right size and rating for your vehicle is essential for ride quality, fuel economy, and most importantly—your safety! Let us help you get the right tires for your ride that will get you the most bang for your buck while keeping you and your family safe. Discount stores often sell tires that are new…but also several years old already! Rubber breaks down as it ages, so tires begin to degrade even if they have never been driven on. We make sure that all tires we sell have been manufactured within the previous 12 months. This ensures that you get the most life out of your tire purchase. Let us text you a tire quote today!
Ensuring that your tires meet the road at the proper angle will give you the smoothest ride, the best gas milage, and the longest life for your tires. We can align most wheels on most vehicles. We recommend alignments after suspension work, when purchasing new tires, or if your vehicle happened to encounter a curb or pothole!
Brakes are your vehicle’s most important safety system. Whether you’re coming to a slow stop at a red light or trying to avoid a collision—you rely on your brakes to stop your vehicle. Signs that you might need brakes include: grinding or squeaking noise, pulling, or vibrating when applying brakes. Make sure your brakes are ready when you need them most.
Your vehicle’s suspension is about so much more than ride comfort. This complex system is designed to keep your tires firmly in contact with the road. Over bumps and dips, through swerves and turns the suspension system stabilizes and controls the vehicle. Struts, shocks, springs, control arms, ball joints, and tie rod ends need to be inspected frequently and replaced as necessary.
Preventative maintenance can save you a fortune. The idea here is to catch any issues before they become a major problem—possibly leaving you stranded or damaging additional vehicle components. Routine oil changes keep your engine running smoothly for longer. Rubber components like belts and hoses should be replaced before they degrade enough to brake and potentially cause significant damage. We also recommend periodic tune ups to change out spark plugs, clean fuel injectors and throttle body, and replace dirty filters.
Heating and Air Conditioning
Today’s driver is used to pushing a button, turning a knob, and having cold or hot air at the ready. You probably don’t think much about it until the system stops working. Heating and air conditioning systems keep temperatures safe and comfortable for passengers and also keep windows free of frost and condensation. Coolant leaks, refrigerant leaks, compressor issues, failed blower motor, or a clogged heater core can all cause this system to malfunction.
Engine & Transmission
Replacing a vehicle’s engine or transmission is by far the most costly repair that you may encounter. Sticking to a preventative maintenance schedule of oil changes, tune ups, and transmission service is the best way to prevent these costly and extensive repairs. If your vehicle is leaking fluids, struggling to switch gears, or has a check engine light on, do not delay in bringing your vehicle in!
If you are looking to buy a pre-owned vehicle but concerned that the vehicle might not be as advertised, we offer pre-purchase inspections. We will inspect your prospective vehicle and let you know if we see anything concerning. When buying a pre-owned vehicle, knowledge most definitely is power.
A well-maintained exhaust system keeps your vehicle running smoothly and quietly. The exhaust system removes harmful fumes from the engine and sends them out into the atmosphere. Issues with the exhaust system can present themselves in the form of vibrations, a check engine light, rattling noise, or decreased fuel efficiency. An exhaust system that isn’t working correctly can cause the engine to deteriorate or even deadly carbon monoxide to build up in the passenger cabin.
Electrical issues with your vehicle can be some of the most frustrating for both a mechanic and a vehicle owner! Electrical problems can sometimes consist of relatively easy repairs including replacing the battery, alternator, spark plugs, or fuses. Sometimes electrical issues can be intermittent and very challenging to diagnose. Modern vehicles have over 1500 copper wires totaling over a mile in length; a problem in any one of those wires could be causing your vehicle’s electrical problems!