Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we commonly get from our customers.
- Calling in requesting quotes
A lot of people call in for quotes on brakes, alternators, or starters. The majority of the time the customer does not know for sure that this is indeed what their vehicle needs. We try to get them as accurate of a quote as possible, but recommend that they bring the vehicle in so that we can accurately diagnose the correct automotive repair for them.
- What is an average quote for brake repairs?
Most brakes jobs start at $139.00 per axle, which includes turning the rotors and a new set of quality brake pads. We use OEM grade if not better. Cheaper pads are not a good value for the customer . They squeak, makes noises and do not last as long. They also produce a lot of brake dust.
- My car battery light came on?
Before spending money on unneeded parts, it is important to first find out why the light is on. It may be something as simple as a loose connection or a battery. We will test the entire charging system including the starter and alternator and then make the correct repair.
- Do we run Diagnostics for free?
We charge $45.00 for diagnostics. Most facilities average $90.00 to $120.00 for this. It is also important to understand the difference between diagnostics and reading a code. Quite a few parts stores will read codes for free. This is the first step in diagnostic work. The code lets a qualified tech know where to start. It takes a lot of training and knowledge to know which direction to go from there. There are numerous OBDII systems that can cause a check engine light to come on.
- What types of customers does Oldsmar Automotive service?
Any and all. We offer full automotive repair services to our customers. Whether it is simply a flat tire or oil change all the way to replacing engines. We have a full range of maintenance services and strive to give our customers the best customer service around.
- Do we work on transmissions?
Absolutely. We offer fluid changes, filter replacement and complete transmission rebuilds.
- What about tires?
Yes. having numerous connections in the tire business, we can get almost any brand tire that our customer are looking for. Most times at better pricing than the big tire stores that have set corporate pricing. We can and do take care of almost any automotive problem there is, so contact us for your next maintenance!.