Preventive maintenance is routine maintenance that if performed, will hopefully help you avoid the frustration, cost and inconvenience of a major repair service.
Schedule your maintenance today! Mr. J's Auto Repair Center provides fast, on budget and quality maintenance services for our customers. We treat you vehicle as if it were our own. And we try to make it as convenient for our customers as possible, by providing:
- Monthly Service Reminders
- Courtesy Shuttle
An air filter removes dust and dirt particles from the air stream being ingested by the engine. The addition of a performance air filter has numerous benefits:
- Increases Overall Engine Horsepower
- Protects Your Engine
- Boosts Your fuel Efficiency
Belts & Hoses
Car belts are some of the least expensive parts of your car, but they are very important to your car's health and performance. Car belts are made out of rubber, and therefore they eventually crack and wear out.
Brakes are just about the most important safety device on your car. If you've even partially lost your brakes in the past, you'll never want to go through that again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money.
At one time or another, everyone has had problems with a car that won't start. Keeping your battery charged and replacing it when it wears out is important to the operation of your vehicle.
A car cooling system is a self-contained system that uses radiator fluid and/or water under pressure to cool a car's engine. The cooling system is made up of a thermostat, radiator, water pump, and coolant hoses.
Before replacing any battery due to a failure, have the battery and the car's electrical system tested for proper functioning. Replacing a dead battery only to have another a few weeks later due to a weak alternator or a parasitic drain on the system, is not only frustrating but can be expensive and dangerous.
If regular maintenance and inspection aren't performed on your engine, your vehicle may not be operating as reliably or efficiently as it should. A well-tuned engine operates at maximum performance levels.
Dirt is the #1 enemy of your engine's fuel system. Even the smallest piece of dirt can damage a fuel injector, resulting in erratic performance, poor gas mileage, and, in some cases, complete engine shutdown. A clean fuel filter is one of the best ways to ensure dependable, trouble-free performance.
It is not hard to realize the importance of light bulbs in your car. This ranges from safety with your headlamps and signaling lamps to convenient interior lighting.
Missouri State Emissions/Safety
The Gateway Vehicle Inspection Program is part of Missouri’s continuing effort to improve air quality in the St. Louis region. Mr. J's Auto Repair Center has trained and certified Missouri State inspectors on staff to help you comply with Missouri vehicle safety and emission laws.
Over time, oil breaks down due to use and exposure to heat. Your oil becomes less effective at lubricating, which causes engine parts to rub against one another. What your manufacturer recommends and how frequently you drive your car will determine how often you need an oil change.
Wheel balance is checked on a wheel balancing machine that can sense as little as 1/4 ounce difference in weight around the wheel. That tiny amount of weight is traveling hundreds of times a minute around the axle and creates enough momentum to cause serious vibration. And when you multiply by four wheels, the wobble really adds up. Unbalanced tires put uneven pressure on the treads. Tires get too hot and wear unevenly. Tire imbalance can also strain the wheel bearings and suspension system.
Tires wear out eventually. It is important to replace them before they fail, because this can cause safety issues and leave you stranded on the side of the road.
Most vehicle and tire manufacturers recommend rotating your tires every 5,000 to 6,000 miles. Front-wheel drive, rear wheel drive, and four-wheel drive will all cause the tires on the front or back to wear differently. Periodic rotation is key to making sure the front tires don't wear out before the rear tires or vice versa.
Just like your engine, your transmission needs proper lubrication. Transmission fluid, just like oil, breaks down over time and needs to be changed.
Over time your transmission's metal parts that come in contact with one another wear. This causes tiny metal shavings and particles to break-off in the transmission fluid. Your transmission filter traps these tiny particles so that they don't jam the transmission. Transmission filters will eventually become clogged and need replacement.
Wheel alignment refers to the angles at which your tires address the road when you are driving. Potholes and other vibrations cause changes in alignment angles of the wheels to the road. They need to be "brought back into adjustment" from time to time to prevent wear and balding of tires. If a vehicle is "out-of-alignment" it may not steer straight when you have the steering wheel centered, or the steering wheel may not return to a centered position after a turn. Sometimes steering and suspension parts need to be replaced or repaired before a wheel alignment can be done.
Wiper blades wear out over time. They, like tires, are made of rubber. Most of the time you don't notice until it starts to rain or snow. Replace them when it looks like the wipers aren't keeping your windshield clear enough to see.
Sometimes your vehicle can break-down when you least expect it or when you need it the most. We know that when your vehicle needs repairs, you worry about the cost, you're frustrated with the inconvenience and wishing you could just get on the road again. We understand, and we want to provide auto repair services that are guaranteed to fix your car the first time, won't break your budget, and will get you back on the road again in no time; all done in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
- A/C Performance Check
- A/C Re-charging
- Seal, O-Ring & Hose Replacement
- Replace Evaporator, Condenser, or Other A/C Components
- Refrigerant Leak Detection
- Glass Crack Repair
- Glass Replacement
- Brake Inspection
- ABS Inspection & Repair
- Rotor Replacement or Machining
- Drum Brake Replacement
- Drum Brake Clean & Adjust
- Caliper Slide Service
- Caliper Replacement
- Brake Line Repair
- Master Cylinder Honing & Replacement
- Water Pumps
- Coolant Flushes
- Fuel System Inspection
- Fuel Tank Replacement
- Fuel Line Repair
- Fuel System Cleaning & Treatment
- Fuel Injectors
Mufflers & Exhausts
Steering & Suspension
- Steering & Gear Box Repair
- Power Steering Fluid Exchange
- Shocks & Struts
- Tie Rods, Ball Joints, and Wheel Bearings
- Rack & Pinion
- Wheel Alignment Checks & Adjustment
- Tire Inspection
- Flat Tire Repair
- TPMS Replacement
- TPMS Reset
- Rebuilds & Replacement
- Transmission Fluid Exchange
- Transmission Filters & Gaskets
- Headlamp Restoration
- Headlamp, Signal Lamp, & Interior Lamp Bulb Replacement
- Safety Signal Testing & Troubleshooting
- Brake Light Troubleshooting & Repair
AddressMr. J's Auto Repair Center
3326 Woodson RdPhone: (314) 627-0695
Saint Louis, MO 63114
Saint Louis, MO 63114
Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM