Enjoy a beautiful day OR visit the shop with a strange smell?

Enjoy the beautiful day instead of worrying about:  "My car smells strange." There are several different possibilities when addressing this concern. Often times it's due to a leak where the fluid is dripping onto a part of the exhaust system and gets burned. Sometimes we see where animals build nests in different areas of the car and leave behind some unusual smells. No matter the smell we can pinpoint and neutralize the cause.  You'll be driving in the sunshine and enjoying the beauty in no time at all! 

We'd love to see you but for regular scheduled maintenance and have you enjoy the day here in Westerville Ohio!!!

If you have any questions about your vehicle simply stop in and talk to our ASE certified and trained technicians here at Westerville Automotive with 2 locations to serve your needs:  5591 Westerville Road and Uptown where no appointment is needed and we are always ready to serve your needs.

Looks Cute Right? But we like our cars & trucks just like they are!

I love seeing young kids practice their driving skills and the first thing I think is how it is simply amazing and wonderful to watch.  The second is to "remember safety" and the third is "Thank God" my vehicle is running in top mechanical condition.  We like driving our cars and trucks and depend on them to work just like they did yesterday with no issues or problems every time we get in behind the wheel but forget that technology is changing every day and the "simple" days like these are gone.  We have computers and "more" computers running everything and making our lives easier than ever before which means simply that we have to follow the service - safety protocols to ensure that everything runs great. 

Stop in for your oil change, tire rotations, brake test, or simply to ask us questions.  We have been in business over 25 years. Our Master Technicians have more diagnostic and technical experience than any shop in the Westerville Ohio area, and our average experience level exceeds 20 years. As a NAPA AutoCare center, we are part of the nation's largest independent auto service and repair network. Our mission is to provide our customer the highest quality services and products available - the objective being total customer satisfaction and loyalty.   Westerville Automotive with 2 locations to serve your needs:  5591 Westerville Road and Uptown where no appointment is needed and we are always ready to serve your needs.

Is your vehicle running hot? Or do you know?

Do you know the normal temperature for your engine coolant? You should periodically check your vehicle's temperature gauge while driving. Every gauge has a normal stopping point once the engine is warmed up; it's usually a bit below the midpoint line between cold and hot. Newer cars and trucks do not always have a temperature gauge so it's not that easy, however engine coolant is an important part of keeping your car or truck running at top performance and you DON'T want to wait for a dash light to come on indicating an issue before you come into the shop to take care of a problem.   Then your repair bills will be higher as you will have potentially caused damage to the engine by overheating your truck or car.  That is why it is important to get your vehicle serviced by a professional as we check all your fluids and do a multi-point inspection here at Westerville Automotive when we have you in for service checks.  We simply don't want our Westerville-Columbus Ohio drivers experiencing issues while driving locally or on long distance trips and know it's easier to address problems BEFORE they happen when possible.

If you have any questions about your vehicle simply stop in and talk to our ASE certified and trained technicians here at Westerville Automotive with 2 locations to serve your needs:  5591 Westerville Road and Uptown where no appointment is needed and we are always ready to serve your needs.

SAVE ON YOUR NEXT SERVICE CHECK AT WESTERVILLE AUTOMOTIVE!!!!

Now Available: Toyota 1GR-FE 4.0L V6 Engines

We are pleased to announce that our shop is able to provide re manufactured engines for the Toyota 1GR-FE gas engine line through our JASPER Engine partnership!   This 4.0L, Dual OHC, Single VVT, V6 engine, is available for the following Toyota applications: 2003-2015 (4Runner | Tacoma | FJ Cruiser | Tundra). 

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Exhaust issues are not only LOUD but can be POISONOUS!

We’ve all heard that incredibly loud car going down the street that obviously needs a new muffler. The reason why an exhaust system is so important is because exhaust gas is poisonous. You don't want it getting in the passenger compartment. For example, carbon monoxide can be deadly and that's why we all know that you should never run your engine in a garage that is closed. This means that if you have a leak somewhere in the exhaust system, you may be putting yourself and others in your car at risk.

If you smell exhaust in your car- there is a serious problem! Roll down your windows and get your car inspected ASAP. You may smell or see exhaust coming from the engine compartment or under the vehicle. This is a tell-tale sign that you do indeed have a leak. The sound from the exhaust leak is not always loud and obnoxious. Sometimes it's a ticking sound that what you start the engine that goes away as you drive. The reason for that is that you may have a crack or a bad fit that leaks when it's cold but seals when the metal heats up and expands.  But did you know that there is more to the exhaust system that just the muffler?  The exhaust system has three main functions:

  1. To safely and correctly get hot gas from the engine out of the tailpipe.
  2. Treats the exhaust to remove harmful pollutants.
  3. Muffle the noisy engine.

When talking about a leaking exhaust system, the environmental issue must be addressed. Exhaust gas contains many pollutants. The catalytic converter scrubs SOME of those harmful substances and diesel vehicles have systems designed to deal with soot. Like most car parts, catalytic converters eventually wear out and must be replaced. It is important to keep the fuel system clean and replace your air filter because catalytic converters are not cheap!

And that leaves the muffler. The most fun part about getting a new muffler is that you can personalize it. Some like it quiet while others like it to roar!  If you have any questions about your vehicle simply stop in and talk to our ASE certified and trained technicians here at Westerville Automotive with 2 locations to serve your needs:  5591 Westerville Road and Uptown where no appointment is needed and we are always ready to serve your needs.

Time to rotate and balance my tires yes or no?

 Answer:  Typically you rotate your tires around 5,000 miles but it could range from 3,000 to 8,000 miles depending on the quality of the tire you have AND how you drive which is why we inspect your tires on EVERY visit here at Westerville Automotive. So back to the real question: why do tires need to be rotated?

Front tires wear differently than the rear tires because steering wears the shoulders faster up front. Rotating the position of the tires will allow for more even wear among all 4 tires. Now the suspension set-up on certain vehicles may also affect the relative wear between the front and rear tires.

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Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-0707
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Westerville Uptown

31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-6700
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Weekdays:   8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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