Our auto repair and services are vital in maintaining your fuel efficiency and increasing the overall lifespan of your vehicle. Whether you need a simply oil change appointment or more complex computer diagnostics, Cedarville Car Clinic can help! Book a service appointment today.
We carry synthetic LiquiMoly for most makes and models. We recommend an oil change appointment every 5K miles with this oil.
Your engine air filter keeps the engine clean which keeps good fuel economy and extends the life of the engine. This should be replaced at minimum once a year. If you drive regularly on dirt roads, you may consider replacing this more frequently. The cabin air filter cleans the air inside your cabin. No one wants to breathe in some one else's dead skin cells. If you suffer from allergies, change this filter RIGHT before allergy season. We recommend changing this filter once a year. Auto repair in Cedarville is just a scenic drive away.
Rotating your tires every 6K miles can help you catch auto repair needs before they become super urgent. Your tire wear indicates suspension health. You could wear your tires out faster on the inner or outer edges, you could wear the center tread out and leave the edges. Choppy tires can indicate shock failure. Rotate tires frequently to catch trouble before you wear your tires out!
Hit a curb and forgot? Let Cedarville Car Clinic get your alignment ready for your next road trip. We recommend an alignment once a year for maintenance purposes and to keep your tires wearing evenly.
We can check a lot of fluids during your oil change, but if you need a more comprehensive look, let us know! Just like your engine oil, all your other car / truck fluids needs to be replaced on a regular basis. (Just not nearly as often). Brake fluid should be done every 2 years, coolant should be done every 3-5 years depending on severity of your driving habits. Transmission, Transfer Case, and Differential fluids vary based on the vehicle. Some require replacement every 30K miles whilst others can go much longer. Replacing your vehicle fluids timely can help you avoid expensive auto repairs like transmission replacements, differential replacements, etc.
Plugs create a spark to burn the gas which provides combustion. Over time, they wear out. These need to be replaced between 30K for some newer Honda's and 100K for GMs etc. You can easily find the information for your specific vehicle online or in your owner's manual. Failing to replace spark plugs timely can result in lowered fuel economy, premature catalytic converter failure, and engine driveability issues (misfires). We recommend changing these every 3-5 years. Timely maintenance reduces auto repairs from break downs and it reduces what you'll pay in computer diagnostics too. Many expensive repairs we see are a direct result of a missed maintenance item.
For YOUR protection, get an inspection BEFORE you buy a used car! The basic inspection is $70. If you want us to pull fluid samples to see if there is metal content - that runs $125. Most people don't sell perfectly great running cars. Typically a driver gets an expensive repair bill or the car is due for some large service and the owner decides to trade it off instead of repairing it. Before you buy into someone else's auto repair bill, or a large diagnostics bill to determine a fault the last owner couldn't figure out - head over to Cedarville Car Clinic for an inspection on that vehicle you want to purchase. Peace of mind knowing you're buying a gem -- or peace of mind knowing you aren't buying a lemon goes a long way!
Just because your vehicle isn't listed doesn't mean we won't work on it. We just need to see it! :) You want an expert doing the diagnostics and auto repair on your vehicle.
From maintenance to diagnostics to full on repairs, we've got you covered
Diagnosing a vehicle begins with a visit to the car doctor. We'll run some tests within this period. Some diagnostic issues may require more time, but we'll let you know before we dive in if we need more time! Auto repair doesn't have to be super expensive if you have proper diagnostics before you start changing parts.
We do all kinds of suspension work on European and Domestic vehicles. Tie Rods, Control Arms, Bushings, Ball Joints, Axles, etc. Some common symptoms of a problem in this system are: noises, vibrations, abnormal tire wear, shaking at higher speeds, clunking sound when turning, steering wheel off center, wobbly feel, etc. We run diagnostics before replacing components so you can be sure the auto repair you're paying for is what you need to fix the symptom you're experiencing.
Cooling system repairs include things like water pumps, thermostats, hoses, pipes, gaskets of all sorts, antifreeze, sensors, expansion tanks, radiators, heater core, etc. Some common symptoms of a problem in this system are: water leaking under the car, steam from engine bay, sweet smell, water in the passenger floor board, overheating message, air conditioning not working properly, heater not working properly, etc.
Are you too hot or too cold? Are the vents blowing differently from driver to passenger side? AC blowing hot? AC not blowing at all. Heater not getting very warm? Tick like noise in the vents. Intermittent function of AC. Yes, we can do AC diagnostics and AC auto repair!
The engine is like the heart of your vehicle. Without the power of the engine, you're not going anywhere. Engines have a multitude of sensors, relays, pipes, components, switches, hoses, belts, chains, etc. Symptoms of engine distress are misfires, poorly running at idle, leaks, strange noises, etc. We have the skillset and equipment necessary to properly test and repair engine trouble.
Braking systems have become more complicated over the years. There are simply brake disc and pads, drum and shoe systems, calipers that have to be commanded off and on, brakes that charge your battery, etc. Plus, your braking system is one of the biggest safety systems on your vehicle. Pulsating, shaking, squeaking, chirping, low pedal are all common brake system symptoms. We are experts in braking systems and can help you!