We offer a selection of maintenance programs and repairs for your cars, as well as light and medium duty trucks. We repair all car and truck systems, such as electrical, air conditioning and heat, engine repair, overhauling, and transmissions. Additionally, we offer the following services for your vehicle:
- Preventive Maintenance
- Brake Service
- Transmission Work
- Oil Changes
- Emergency Repairs
We want you to be completely satisfied, so we stand behind all the services we provide with a full warranty. Please call us for more details. Services & Repair When you have questions about your vehicle, you deserve all the information necessary to make informed decisions about repair and maintenance. As the area’s expert auto repair facility, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about your vehicle. Below are some frequently-asked questions regarding car maintenance, as well as some helpful auto care tips. Should I repair my car or buy a new one? If you aren't sure about repairing your vehicle, here are a few things to consider:
- It is almost always less expensive to have a car repaired than to buy a new one.
- Although something as serious as a failed transmission or a blown motor will cost thousands of dollars to replace, it still does not compare to the cost of a new vehicle.
- It costs more to register and insure a new vehicle.
- A new vehicle typically loses an estimated 20% of its value as soon as it leaves the lot. Your current vehicle has already taken that hit.
Conversely, there are logical reasons to buy a new vehicle:
- Your mechanic has advised you to expect future issues with your current car.
- Constant vehicle repairs can be stressful and waste valuable time.
- Your current car is unsafe.
Ask a trusted mechanic for his honest opinion. Have him fully inspect your vehicle and ask if he thinks the vehicle is worth repairing or if he would recommend buying a new one. Is my vehicle safe to drive? The best approach to handling this if there is any question in your mind is to make an appointment at your auto repair shop. Your mechanic will be able to assess the situation to let you know if your vehicle is safe to drive or not. How often should I change the oil in my car? For maximum protection, most oil companies recommend changing the oil every 3,000 miles or every three to six months, regardless of what type of driving you do. If the oil is not changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption). Regular oil changes are part of preventative maintenance and inexpensive insurance against engine wear, and will always save you money in the long run if you keep a car for more than three or four years. Additionally, replacing the oil filter every time the oil is changed is highly recommended. Do I have to go to the dealer for recommended maintenance? No. In fact there are laws that require the factory to honor your warranty as long as you have valid documentation of the appropriate maintenance being done. Just have any legitimate mechanic provide your maintenance, and most importantly, keep your records and receipts. Keep a maintenance schedule book in your glove box and have the mechanic sign it. What is the best way to prepare for a long road trip? Below are some easy ways to prepare for a road trip: Have your regular maintenance done. Have your repair shop check the tire pressure and adjust it if necessary. Have your auto repair shop check the coolant. • Buy a road atlas or GPS. Clean out your vehicle. Make sure your license, registration and insurance are all current and accessible. Fill the gas tank. How can I save money on car repair? It is possible to save yourself a considerable amount of money on car repair. How? Preventative maintenance. At Jumbo Automotive, we also offer online coupons to help you save even more money on car repair and routine service.