Repair Services - 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?

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

vehicle brake repair

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Kettering drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at Gateway Auto Clinic?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

Under the hood

You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH has the info you need.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Kettering drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Gateway Auto Clinic feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Gateway Auto Clinic!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Kettering drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

computer engine

If you drive a BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Subaru, Jaguar, or another high-end vehicle, your climate control system is more complex than the average economy car. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Gateway Auto Clinic in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

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. 

New Engine or New Car - Weighing Out Your Options

Engine Maintenance

You’ve determined it’s time to get rid of the engine you have, along with all of its issues. You’re probably considering getting something new altogether, and you’re tired of this one giving you issues. Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH is here to help you make the call.

If your car, truck, or SUV has really been put through the wringer, it might be time for a new one. However, before you decide to throw in the towel there are a few things you should consider.

Out With the Old - Engine Replacement Options for Fleet Vehicles

car hood up

Once you’ve determined a vehicle needs to have the engine replaced and is in good enough shape to keep on the team, it’s time to find an engine. Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH is here to help you choose the right one. There are a variety of replacement options when it comes to engines.

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.

Quality Engine Work is a Top Priority

Engine Maintenance

A quality product is only as good as the quality of the installation. You’re dropping some serious money on an engine replacement, on a car that’s worth even more. Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH is here to make sure you get the quality install you need.

Replacement Engine Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

Save Money and Know the Signs of Engine Failure

gauges on a car dashboard

Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime - Tranmission!

fleet vehicles photo

Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

Specifications of your vehicle for reliable performance

Performance Car

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, you know that your precision engineered equipment demands precision tuning. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we specialize in high-end imports and performance vehicles and keeping them up to par.

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!

The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

Transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

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