Tune-ups - Gateway Auto Clinic | Kettering, OH

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, 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?

Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

car parts At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, 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.

Diesel Fuel Systems - How They Work, and How to Maintain Them

vehicle with smoke coming out the back

No matter what type of fleet vehicles or commercial trucks you maintain, the fuel system on your diesel is an integral part of keeping you on the road. Gas systems are pretty simple - there’s basically just a pump that pushes gasoline to the injectors. Diesels are a bit more complicated.

Different Types of Automotive Headlights

headlight on on vehicle

Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH.

Do I really need new oxygen sensors?

Oxygen Sensor

At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, 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 Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, 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.

How Do You Maintain Your Engine?

man working on car with hood up

No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, maintenance is the key to giving your engine a long life. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we focus on keeping your engine running strong.

Leaky Injectors Need Your Attention

Injector

At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we see our fair share of damage that could’ve been prevented. Leaking injectors are one of the main ways a diesel engine can meet its demise - but the good news is, engine failure can be avoided, as long as the problem is taken care of.

Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

hand holding radiator in front of car with hood up

Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At Gateway Auto Clinic we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

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 Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

Should You be Running an Auxiliary Oil Cooler?

oil cooler on a vehicle

If you’re running a truck (or trucks) without an auxiliary oil cooler, it may be something you want to consider. Here’s some information on auxiliary oil coolers, what they are, and why they’re a great upgrade, from Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH.

Sometimes it is obvious, others we have to hunt for it!

car wiring chewed up photo

Here at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes.  However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs!  You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors.  No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

Oil gunked up on an engine.

We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Kettering car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

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 Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, here are some ways transmissions have changed to meet the demands of fuel efficiency.

What Does That Check Engine Light Mean?

check engine light on in car dash

It’s a busy morning, you’ve finally gotten everyone where they need to be and you’re just pulling into the parking lot at work when your dash light starts glaring at you. Your check engine light shines bright, but you have no idea why. Whether you can tell a difference in the way your car, truck, or SUV is running, your car is trying to tell you something. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we can help!

Why Are Oil Tests Important?

mechanic holding oil stick over vehicle Changing the oil in big trucks and commercial vehicles is an expensive, but necessary, part of keeping your vehicles going. You don’t want to wait until it’s too late to change your oil, but changing it too early can be a waste of time and money. Having your oil tested regularly helps us to hone in on exactly how often your oil needs to be changed, to optimize reliability and efficiency.

Why is your engine squealing?

engine

If you drive a Jaguar, BMW, Land Rover, Porsche, Subaru, or other luxury or performance vehicle, the last thing you want to do is start your engine to be met with the sound of a screeching drive belt. Fortunately, we at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH have you covered.

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  • Duramax Diesel
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  • Mobil Oil
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  • Ford Power Stroke Diesel
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4750 Wilmington Pike
Kettering, OH 45440

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