Can you perform the repair I need?
We are your one stop full-service auto repair facility so are able to perform almost any maintenance, repair, or service you might need.
Do you work on my make of car?
The short answer is that we work on all Domestic, European, Asian powered and hybrid vehicles including Diesels. For a full listing of all of the makes and models we work on, visit https://finsanto.com/makes-we-service.html
What kinds of preventative maintenance services do you recommend to make my car last longer?
Having your oil changed regularly and your vehicle inspected by a qualified technician is one of the most important things you can do to increase the life of your car. Other types of maintenance depends on your mileage, if you’re not sure what’s been done vs not, come in and have a digital inspection done with us.
I have a new car. Can you perform my factory recommended maintenance?
Yes. We can perform all recommended factory maintenance schedules you need to keep your new car warranty intact.
Can you do factory recall work on my new vehicle?
No. All recall work has to be performed by the dealer.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Does your shop do inspections?
We do digital vehicle inspections for all repairs and service, along with pre-purchase vehicle inspections.
Can you give me a price estimate?
We can provide an estimate after one of our certified technicians performs a digital inspection and/or diagnosis on your vehicle. Click here for an appointmenthttps://shop.autovitals.com/RequestAppointmentShopWebsite.aspx?s=757#av-appointment-email
Are you open on weekends?
No, we are open Monday through Friday 7:30am – 6pm.
What services do you provide?
We perform a wide range of auto repair services, maintenance, and repairs.
Do you perform used car inspections?
Yes, 59 Auto Repair has a comprehensive vehicle inspection that we recommend performing on any used vehicle before you buy it! It is a thorough inspection that takes about an hour to complete once it is inside the shop. The technician will go over the vehicle to help find any potential issues before you buy the car to give you peace of mind.
Can you give me a price estimate?
Yes, we provide estimates after one of our certified technicians performs a digital inspection to determine what is needed on your vehicle. Simply request an appointment above!
My car is making a funny noise, can you tell me what’s wrong with it?
Yes, we can. Schedule an online appointment, or give us a call to set up a good time that you can come in and ride with a technician so we can begin to diagnose the noise. Every car, truck, and SUV is a complex machine with various symptoms for many issues. We will likely need to see your vehicle before making a complete diagnosis.
Do you sell tires?
Yes, Finsanto we sell tires including road hazard certificates with your new tires.
What does an oil change cost?
There are several factors when quoting a price for an oil change, (Number of cylinders, type of oil, vehicle manufacturer), give us a call so we can provide an accurate estimate at 210-684-2277.
How often should I rotate my tires?
Most manufacturers recommend that your tires should be rotated every other oil change or every 6000-10,000 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 is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.
Is it necessary to replace my timing belt?
Yes, it is necessary to replace your timing belt at the recommended mileage. If the timing belt breaks it can cause catastrophic engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine after the timing belt breaks if much greater than the cost of replacing the timing belt for maintenance.
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; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to the nearest, trusted auto repair facility.
When should I get my oil changed?
Depends on if you’re using a blend or full synthetic. If it’s a blend, you should get your oil changed every 3000 miles. A full synthetic is 6000 miles. You can always refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Why is engine oil milky brown?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (or another gasket), a failed transmission cooler, or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician immediately.
How do I make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected periodically to make sure they provide a good electrical connection. We test your battery with every service and notate it on your digital inspection.
Should I consider using synthetic motor oil in my vehicle?
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. Or for vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in extremely cold or hot climates. Although more expensive than mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.
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, most manufacturers recommend your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum-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..
How often should I replace my air filter?
We physically look at your air filter every visit and will notate it on your digital inspection. We recommend at least once a year.