Automotive Repair & Services in Ledgewood, NJ
Because your life is stressful enough, you don't need further distress over the repair or maintenance of your car. At our Ledgewood auto repair shop, you will receive the highest level of care available, both in the quality of the repair your vehicle will receive and customer care, all at reasonable rates. We were voted the Best Auto Repair Shop in the Roxbury/Randolph area. That is because of:
- Our excellent customer service
- Knowledgeable, well–trained, ASE Certified Technicians and Service Advisors
- Pick–up and delivery service
- Close proximity to the Mount Arlington Train/Bus station
- Two year / 24,000 mile warranty
- Given a 100% satisfaction rating by AAA
Our Commitment to You
Our stated goal for our customers is to deliver a vehicle in safe, properly maintained operating condition and to provide you with dependable transportation and worry-free driving. Our staff will inspect and repair your car with that service in mind. We serve clients in Ledgewood, Roxbury Township, Kenvil, Randolph, Mt. Arlington, Hopatcong, Netcong, Flanders, Budd Lake, Mount Olive, Morris County, Chester, Mendham, Long Valley, Rockaway, Denville, Sparta, Lake Hopatcong and surrounding areas.
We Are Your Dealership Alternative
Are you dissatisfied with your current dealership or auto repair shop? Has your dealership closed, forcing you to find a new place to get your car serviced or repaired? Does your family own more than one make or model of auto, SUV or light truck, causing you the inconvenience of having to take them to different dealerships for maintenance, repair or service?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you will love our auto repair service. We have a reputation for outstanding customer service, provided by our professional and knowledgeable staff. When we take a look at your vehicle, you will receive the benefit of our high level of automotive repair training and certification, along with our commitment to providing you with honest answers to your questions and concerns. We can service and repair all vehicle makes and models and still maintain your manufacturer's warranty. You do not have to go to the dealership for your auto repair or scheduled maintenance. Contact us at our shop to schedule your next automotive repair or service.
The best way to minimize more serious breakdowns and the higher costs associated with automotive repair is by doing routine maintenance.
Preventive vehicle maintenance is simply what the manufacturer of your vehicle suggests getting done to keep your vehicle going. Whether you have a car or truck we provide the maintenance services to keep it running well.
Brakes wear out over time requiring service. How long they last is based on various things such as driving conditions, how you brake and other factors. For this reason, it is necessary to service your brakes regularly. We are familiar with the driving conditions here in Ledgewood, NJ and know that your brakes need care. So we provide a complimentary inspection with every service to make sure that any problem is taken up before it becomes a major concern.
The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your car or truck. That's why it's important to trust its maintenance and repair to a full–service shop. There are a number of problems that can be resolved simply while others may require a complete transmission overhaul. Our skilled mechanics have the training and expertise to properly diagnose your transmission problem and get you back on the road.
As our mission is to provide Ledgewood, NJ and the surrounding areas with a place that takes care of all their vehicle needs, we provide oil changes for all cars and trucks. We additionally offer a complimentary vehicle condition inspection with your oil change as we care about your safety.
Regular Oil Changes will keep your engine clean and well lubricated which cuts down on the friction that can wear away parts in the engine. The type of oil and filter replacement should comply with the manufacturer suggested standards. A trained ASE technician that changes your oil should also examine your vehicle for potential maintenance issues before they become an expensive problem. We recommend oil changes occur every 3750 miles for regular oil and 7500 for synthetic oil. A vehicle that sits and does not meet mileage intervals needs an oil change to prevent the stagnant oil from causing sludge build- up in the engine.
We are here for any kind of trouble with your car or truck. We know your vehicle breaking down can be frustrating and even worse it can leave you stranded. So we provide the best service we can to make you feel at ease during such a time. If you ever need emergency vehicle service, call us. We can arrange to have your vehicle towed in addition to repairing your vehicle so you can relax and let us take care of it.
We Perform Factory Scheduled Maintenance
Whether you drive a GM, Chrysler, Ford, or any other domestic vehicle, our factory–trained and ASE certified technicians can repair and service your vehicle. When you bring your domestic vehicle in to an auto mechanic at our shop, they can perform all the manufacturer's scheduled maintenance services listed in your owner's manual. You do not have to go to the dealer for these services to maintain your car's warranty. Under the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act, which is federal legislation, you are allowed to have your vehicle serviced by any competent independent auto repair shop to keep your warranty in force. All you have to do is the following:
- Have your vehicle serviced at the intervals specified in your owner's manual
- Keep good records
- Verify that each invoice includes the date of service, odometer reading, make, model, vehicle identification number, and parts used
We have got you covered. Our invoices include all the required information plus a clear explanation of what was done on your vehicle. In a further effort to assist you, we will send you Service Due Reminders and Recommended Repair Cards to help you with your car maintenance and warranty compliance.
We Service All Foreign and Domestic Makes and Models
Before your vehicle becomes a pain, let us diagnose and repair any problem your car might have. We service GM vehicles – such as Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Ford, Lincoln and Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Plymouth and Saturn. If we find something that should be covered under your manufacturer's warranty, we will send you back to the dealer with the proper documentation and digital photos if necessary to have the repair done for free.
We also service all European makes and models, including BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo. Having been in the automotive service and repair business since 1984, we have the experience and skills needed to handle your European car.
Our technicians are also fluent in Japanese and Korean automotive repair. Honda, Toyota and Nissan are among the most popular cars on the road as well as their higher–end counterparts. We service all makes and models of Infiniti, Acura, and Lexus. We are skilled in handling your Subaru, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and Korean–made Hyundai. Although we don't speak the language, our mechanics can service and repair your auto, which means all makes and models of Japanese and Korean vehicles.
We have built a reputation as the local auto repair shop you can trust. We are AAA Approved and carry the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Blue Seal of Excellence because of the level of training, certifications, and expertise that our staff technicians maintain. Our auto repair staff has over 100 years of combined experience in the automotive repair field. That's an abundance of car knowledge, all in one place. When you bring your vehicle in to an auto mechanic at our shop, you can be confident that you will receive expert knowledge and advice, communicated to you in terms you can understand.
Other Automotive Repair Services
At our auto repair shop, our ASE certified technicians continually train to stay on top of the latest technology in servicing and repairing your Asian, European, or domestic car, SUV or light truck. A Roxbury auto repair mechanic at our facility can perform the following services on your vehicle:
- 30,000/60,000/90,000/120,000 mile services and all interval services as recommended in your car owner's manual
- Air conditioning and heater service and repair
- Brake Flush
- Brake system service and repair
- Check Engine Light diagnostic and repair
- Computer diagnostics
- Computerized wheel alignment, both 2 and 4 wheel drive
- Computerized wheel balance for all wheels and tires – including high-end and high performance
- Cooling System Flush
- Cooling system service and repair
- Electrical problem diagnostic and repair
- Engine service and repair
- Fan belts
- Fuel injection services
- Mufflers and exhausts
- Oil and filter changes
- Power accessories
- Power Steering Flush
- Shocks and struts
- Starters and alternators
- Suspensions and axles
- Timing belts and chains
- Tire sales and service
- Transmission services, both manual and automatic
- Transmission Flush
Free Vehicle Inspections with Every Service
Every time you bring your car, SUV or truck in for service with a technician at our shop, we perform a thorough performance inspection. That way we can alert you to any condition that may need attention before it deteriorates into a costly problem. That's just part of the service we provide in an effort to maintain your vehicle in a safe operating condition so that you and your loved ones will have dependable, worry–free driving.
Cooling System Flush
A cooling system flush, sometimes known as a radiator flush, forces 4 to 5 gallons of anti-freeze through your vehicle’s cooling system. This pushes or flushes out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that can build up. A flush guarantees that all of the old anti-freeze is removed from the system. Draining the cooling system on the other hand only removes about 50% of the total anti-freeze and leaves the majority of contaminants still in the system. It also means that the new anti-freeze will be mixing with the old. This cooling system flush should be performed when recommended by your vehicle owner’s manual to prevent vehicle overheating or radiator damage.
Why Knight’s Automotive Repair Recommends a Cooling System Flush:
Removes Rust and Scale Deposit - Over time rust and scale deposits build up within the radiator and cooling system. A flush removes these deposits which get pushed out along with the old anti-freeze. These build ups can cause overheating and even damage your radiator and cooling system.
Water Pump Lubrication - The additives in the coolant lubricate your vehicle’s water pump. This will lengthen the life of the water pump.
Removes Contaminants - A flush completely drains the system of the old anti-freeze which means that any contaminants that have made their way into the system will be flushed out. The additives in the coolant can lose important anti-corrosive properties over time which leads to the build- up of particles. A cooling system flush will remove these particles from the system.
Protect Against Rust and Foam - The new anti-freeze will have additives that help prevent rust and build up. It will also prevent foaming in the system which helps it operate efficiently.
Inspection of System - Knight’s Automotive Repair will perform a complete inspection of your cooling system when they do a cooling system flush. We will use pressure tests to check for leaks in the system. A cooling system flush and fill will leave your vehicle feeling renewed and refreshed.
Call us at 973-927-0114 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Brake System Fluid Flush
Why You Need a Brake System Fluid Flush
Like most fluids in your vehicle, brake fluid has a service interval. Parts like the rubber in the valves in the master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate over time or due to driving habits and weather conditions. All the debris that flakes off ends up in your brake fluid. Plus, the fluid itself can get old and worn out causing excessive moisture to get into the system. This leads to rust, which leads to more contamination in your brake fluid which left unchecked can lead to early failure of brake components.
What Do We Do?
The ASE certified technicians here at Knight’s Automotive Repair will remove all the old, fluid from your braking system, effectively flushing out the debris and contaminants. We will then replace this fluid with all-new clean fluid specific to your individual make and model vehicle.
When Should a Brake System Fluid Flush Be Done?
A brake system fluid flush should be done according to the service intervals recommended in your vehicle owner’s manual. These sometimes differ by specific make, model and year but a good rule of thumb is to have your brakes flushed about every 2 to 3 years or every 30,000 miles.
Of course if you are experiencing decreased stopping power, soft or squashy brakes it is a good idea to have your brake fluid evaluated and your brake system inspected right away. Call us at 973-927-0114 or email us at email@example.com with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We are here to help!
Transmission Fluid Flush
Why is it needed?
Like other vital automotive fluids, transmission fluid (oil) deteriorates over time. Hard use - such as frequent stop and go driving, driving up and down hills, towing a trailer or boat will accelerate the deterioration. That type of driving raises the operating temperature of the transmission putting strain on both the transmission and the fluid. The fluid which helps facilitate gear shifts, cools the transmission and lubricates your transmission’s moving parts can become contaminated with metal shavings, sludge build up and grime over time, causing failure. Transmission failure is a very expensive repair.
What Do We Do?
Our technicians at Knight’s Automotive Repair will completely remove the old contaminated fluid, clean the transmission system with Valvoline high quality cleaners and replace the fluid (oil) with the transmission fluid type required by your specific vehicle manufacturer. This procedure performed at the proper service intervals will help protect your transmission against wear, high temperature or hard use failures.
How often should I have a Transmission Fluid Flush?
This service is recommended based on your vehicle manufacturer’s service interval schedule and a professional evaluation of the current condition of your transmission fluid. Please call us at 973-927-0114 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
Power Steering System Flush
Why You Need a Power Steering System Flush
Over miles and time, the extreme heat and pressure in the hydraulic power steering system of your vehicle causes bits of plastic, rubber and metal from internal components to wear off into the steering fluid. As these particles are pushed around with the fluid, they can increase wear and tear on your power steering pump, valves, gears, and seals compromising steering performance.
Common symptoms include: stiff steering (typically during a cold morning start), soft-response or “play” in the steering wheel and whining noises or squeal.
What do we do?
Our technicians will remove the old contaminated fluid from the system and flush the system with Valvoline Power Steering Cleaner. Valvoline Power Steering Fluid is 100% free of harmful solvents and effectively and safely cleans the entire power steering system including rack & pinion, pump, and lines.
Next we introduce into the system new power steering fluid specific to the make and model vehicle you drive. This fluid is circulated until only the new fluid exists in the system.
Benefit of a Power Steering System Flush
Performing this service will help reduce squealing and hard to turn steering, help protect against steering pump break downs, while maximizing the life of the system.
When Should a Power Steering System Flush Be Done?
A power steering flush should be done according to the maintenance schedule recommended in your owner’s manual specific to the make and model of your vehicle. However, this service also may be recommended depending on the condition of your power steering fluid or if you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms such as stiff steering, play in the steering wheel, whining noises or squealing.
Call us at 973-927-0114 or email us at email@example.com if you have any questions or to discuss if this service is right for you.