SUV Repair - Westerville Automotive | Westerville, OH

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

close up of a transmission in a car

So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, our goal is to keep your car, truck, or SUV reliable and in great shape. To us, it’s important that we’re paying attention to both your needs and the needs of your vehicle. When it comes to oxygen sensors, sometimes it seems a bit nebulous on what they actually do and why they’re important; we’re here to clear things up for you.

Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

hand screwing lid off of coolant

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

Hints Your Transmission Is Failing

transmission in car

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost-effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Our trained technicians at Westerville Automotive want to keep you informed so you are aware of what to look out for.

How can you tell if your transmission is slipping?

transmission up close

A slipping transmission is never a good thing. What causes it, what forms does it take, and how do you know if yours is slipping? From Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, here’s what you need to know.

How Do I Choose A New Transmission?

transmission

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there, and we’re here to help you make the right choice. Our technicians can help you decide based on your budget, vehicle and lifestyle. We're here to get your car going again and earn your business in the future.

Hydraulic Basics To Keep You Running

mechanic messing with a tire on a lifted car

The operation of your transmission depends on your hydraulics. Even if that sounds like a foreign language to you, at Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we speak the automotive language. We want you to understand what we're talking about, so here are the basics of the hydraulic functions behind your transmission.

If you see steam, pull over!

Woman checking out under the hood where steam is coming from

Something will go wrong with your car, truck, or SUV eventually. The important thing is knowing what to do, and how to deal with it. Just knowing what to do in a situation often means the difference between a quick repair and thousands of dollars worth of work. If you see steam coming from under the hood, it’s important to deal with it appropriately and quickly. Here’s what’s going on, and what to do, from Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH.

Keeping Track of Maintenance - Why It’s So Important

mechanic working on car Keeping track of maintenance done on your fleet vehicles and commercial trucks is one of the most important aspects of fleet management. At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we track maintenance and repairs for a number of reasons. Here’s why:

New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

row of wheels

At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

interior of car

Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Synthetic vs. Conventional oil - what’s the difference?

oil being poured from container

Keeping up with oil changes is one of the most important aspects of keeping your engine in good shape. However, you’ve probably noticed that the price of oil changes can vary pretty dramatically depending on what you get, and the oil all looks the same. Here’s a breakdown of the difference between synthetic and conventional oil, from Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH.

Take Care of Your Tires So They'll Take Care of You

mechanic working on car tire

There are a few things that matter when mounting new tires on your truck or commercial vehicle. First, you want it done right. Second, you want it done fast. For both, Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH has you covered. We've been trained to do it right the first time and make sure you're satisfied.

Transmission Parts Rely On Each Other

transmission

Once you have an idea of how the major components of your transmission operate, it’s time to bring them all together. In its most complex terms, a truck’s automatic transmission takes a lot to understand. However, at Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we like to keep things simple when we can. We want you to understand exactly what's going on with your car, truck or SUV. Here’s a rundown of how everything works together.

Transmission Slips Could Slide You Right Off The Road

You’ve likely encountered someone talking about their car or truck transmission "slipping”. What does that mean, why does it do it, and where do you go from here? At Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, our trained staff has the answers to get you safely back on the road. Transmission slippage is certainly one of the most dreaded issues you face as the owner of a car or truck’s and there are some indicators that let you know that something is wrong.

Transmissions - the key to better fuel economy

automatic transmission

There have been a lot of technological advancements, and breakthroughs in efficiency to make modern cars, trucks, and SUVs so much more fuel-efficient than their counterparts. While engine design certainly plays a huge role, automatic transmissions have come a long way as well, contributing greatly to the gas mileage of your vehicle. From Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

What Do Mechanics Have To Do With Hydraulics?

mechanic working on car

A huge part of what the hydraulic system in your transmission does is tell the mechanical components what to do and when to do it. Even if you don't understand how that works, our technicians at Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH have trained with the best to make sure they understand all the ins and outs of your system. We want you to understand what we're talking about when we talk to you about your vehicle so we'll break down some aspects of your hydraulic system. 

What does the PCV System do & why is it important to you?

emissions testing being done on a vehicle

On modern vehicles, the PCV system (Positive Crankcase Ventilation System) is essential to ensuring your car or truck is ready to go when you are and remains a long-lasting, reliable vehicle. It’s much more than just emissions control - your PCV system serves multiple purposes and is quite interesting! How does it work, and what are those purposes?  Here at Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH, we have those answers for you!

Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

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31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

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