Choosing a Repair Shop Checklist:
Here are some tips from the nonprofit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) on finding a good repair establishment:
INCLUDES: Lube chassis as needed where applicable, drain & fill with brand new conventional motor oil up to 5 quarts, replace oil filter and top off fluids as needed. Price applies to most cars & trucks.
NOTE: Synthetic motor oils and compatible filters are optional and at additional cost...
Rotate tires and check each tires air pressure adjusting up or down to the recommended PSI. Rotation fee is waived upon purchase of new tires and or if a vehicle repair is performed exceeding $250.00. Must request for tire rotation at the same time repair is being performed....
INCLUDES: Removal of transmission bottom oil pan if applicable, replacement of filter and gasket, drain torque converter if drain plug is available. Refill up to 5 quarts of conventional fluid. (price applies to most cars & trucks). NOTE: Price subject to increase should vehicle require additional fluid. Inspection of CV axle shaft assemblies....
$45.00 (labor only)
Drain & fill transmission oil, inspect clutch and adjust if needed. Inspect clutch slave cylinder, master cylinder and hydraulic lines topping off w/hydraulic fluid if needed. (price applies to most cars & trucks)
Drain & fill up to 2 quarts conventional gear oil. Inspect driveshaft assemblies. NOTE: Some transfer case units and differentials require synthetic gear oil and or friction modified additives at additional cost. (price applies to most cars & trucks)
Drain radiator and flush best as possible. Removal of rust and scale deposits prevents overheating therefore extending the life of your vehicle. Refill cooling system up to 2 gallons of conventional 50/50 mixture coolant/antifreeze. NOTE: Some vehicles require new technology coolant/antifreeze at additional cost. (most cars & trucks)
$90.00 (labor only)
INCLUDES: Remove & Replace front brake pads and inspect brake system. If rotors and or calipers are needed there will be additional labor cost of $30.00 per side.... Replacement comes with a 12-month labor guarantee. (price applies to most cars & trucks)
$22.50 (labor only)
Remove & Replace battery, clean battery cable terminal ends and treat terminals and electrical connections w/non-corossion gel.... (price applies to most cars & trucks)