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Alignment

Laser wheel alignment to the original equipment specifications

Diagnostics

Our computer diagnostic provide you with a valid and quick quote for your car.

Quick Maintenance

Ask for our quick oil change & lube service!

Inspections

Quick Inspection by our Official Vehicle State Inspection Station

Engine Service

We diagnose and repair any engine malfunction

Extended Warranties

We provide service under most extended warranty contracts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of cars do you repair?

    Pit Stop Auto Tech is a complete automotive repair center that provides certified service for all foreign and domestic cars and trucks. This includes service to all aspects of the car such as engine, emission system, brakes, tires, etc. In addition to servicing privately owned vehicles, we also welcome commercial and fleet vehicles.
  • Do i have to change my motor oil on a regular basis?

    Yes! Depending the kind of motor oil your engine requires, you are required to change it every 3000 or 5000 miles.

    Motor oil breaks down over time. When it breaks down, it loses its effectiveness and can no longer properly protect your engine.

    In addition to lubricating an engine's moving parts, motor oil is designed to carry combustion byproducts away from the pistons and cylinders. It is designed to deal with the small amounts of water that form as the engine heats and cools, and to collect the dirt and dust that enter the engine through the air-intake system. It also handles acids that are formed by the reaction between water and other contaminants. Sometimes there are even fuel leaks (fuel dilution) or coolant leaks that get into the oil system.

    As a car is driven, the level of contamination in the motor oil constantly increases. The oil filter removes particles as the oil passes through the filter, but over time an oil's additives are used up and the oil itself can start to degrade (oxidize or thicken). At that point, the oil can no longer do its job and must be changed.

    The rate at which contamination and additive depletion occurs depends on many variables. One of these is driving conditions, which vary greatly and have a direct effect on the useful life of the oil. Other factors include the precision of ignition, fuel injection or carburetion adjustments, air cleaner service, and the general mechanical condition of the engine.

    Oil should be changed before the contamination level reaches the point where engine damage can result. Because it is difficult for the individual motorist to determine when the contamination level is too high, automobile manufacturers provide recommended oil change intervals. These change recommendations vary by model year and manufacturer. Recommended intervals and mileage limits also vary with the type of service under which a car operates. More frequent oil changes are recommended for severe service.

  • Do I need a new oil filter every time I get an oil change?

    The manufacturer on some vehicles will say you can do it every other oil change. But with the cost of oil filters these days, all oil shops or all shops that change oil, they put that in with the cost of the oil change. So just do it at the same time.
  • How long do wiper blades generally last?

    Wiper longevity depends on where you live. Heat really wears on those rubber windshield squeegees; therefore, if you live in a hot climate, wipers will inevitably require more frequent replacement. Accordingly, if you use your wipers often – and live in a rainy, snowy or icy neck of the country – expect a shortened blade life.

    A general wiper blade rule of thumb: if wipers smear water or snow and obstruct your view when they swoosh by, it’s time for new blades.

  • What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?

    There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle's engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the "check engine" light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.