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!
Happy Father’s Day! The team at Gateway Auto Clinic would like to give our gratitude to all of the wonderful fathers out there! We know just how integral fathers are in the lives of all of us, so we encourage our team and customers to show their thanks today as well. If you’re a dad yourself, take time today to give yourself a pat on the back for everything you’ve done as a father. Thank you for everything you do! Now it’s time to soak in all the dad jokes and celebrate those who have helped shape all of our lives. Please continue to make Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering your number one trusted shop!
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.
Simple service visits can discover all kinds of things you would think are obvious but we simply get in and drive! If the lights come on and the car starts....No Problem. Then we see things like this here at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering and we have to ask...When did you hit something and WHAT was it. The typical answer is WHAT??? They've already forgotten the incident an don't realize that a bent rim could case all kinds of problems. Then we ask...Does it pull a little when you are driving?
No Cold Air? This looks like a really clogged up home A/C filter right? It's an evaporator that on a vehicle is meant to allow air to flow through it and cool down your vehicle's A/C unit allowing it to work properly. This, however, is a seriously plugged up evaporator with very little air flow coming through! The A/C Evaporator did not get this way overnight, providing warning signals along the way such as the car wasn't cooling enough.
4-wheel and all-wheel drive trucks, jeeps and SUV's are becoming very popular, and they have some practical advantages but they do require different maintenance. Your vehicle has to be ready to take on the challenges of your driving style or terrain in the area and we want to ensure that you keep those service bills down and avoid any costly repairs by being pro-active. Here is everything you need to know about your 4-wheel drive jeep or truck as well as some of the things our technicians at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH check every time you visit our shop to ensure we take care of any issue you might have.