Here at Kelley's Auto & Diesel Repair in Crestview we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes. However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs! You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors. No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.
Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work! Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward. Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission? The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Crestview drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.
We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Crestview 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!
They always take good care of my cars and have great customer service. They also do their best at trying to help the customer out as much as possible. I definitely recommend these guys. Thank you Tyler and Johnny for always helping me on my vehicles. - Rebecca G. (5 star review on Google)
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.
Kelley's Auto was there when I needed my vehicle fixed quickly and at a reasonable price. They even gave me a ride home after I dropped off my vehicle, so I did not have to pay for a taxi. They were professional, competent, and friendly which is a nice change compared to the dealership repair centers I have had to use recently. Bypass the dealership sub-par techinicans and lengthy wait times and trust Kelley's with your next vehicle issue. - Clifton G. (5 star review on Google)