Faqs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who's going to be working on my car?

Our mechanics are ASE certified. They have experience in not only the most basic of car needs, but they excel in specific technical work.

How do I know the problem will get fixed?

We have invested over $100,000 in state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to make sure the problem is found quickly and fixed promptly. This means you won’t have to waste time coming back to us for any unfinished business. Older shops simply guess what’s wrong with the car and keep replacing parts until the problem is fixed.

What type of warranty do you offer?

We provide nationwide warranties—wherever you go, your warranty goes with you. We have great confidence that our work will speak for itself, but we also give our clients peace of mind that if anything were to go wrong with the parts we fixed, we’ll fix or replace them for free up to 1 year or 12K miles.

How often should I rotate my tires?

Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 7500 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?

Yes. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing-belt replacement.

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’s important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems. We will scan on 1996 and newer vehicles to give you the code at no charge.

What should I do if my car starts to overheat?

This is a very serious problem. If your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator, as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to Brodie’s Tire & Brake, Inc.

When should I get my oil changed?

You should get your oil changed between 3,750 and 5,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

How do I make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?

Battery cables and terminals should also be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.

What is synthetic motor oil?

Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer engine life.

When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?

To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

When should I change my spark plugs?

For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile iridium-tipped spark plugs.

I need to replace a burned-out fuse. What should I do?

Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.

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