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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM
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COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

These guys are great!! They were able to get my car in and were fast doing the repairs. They took the time and showed me what they were going to do to my car and not try to say "you need this and that and yada, yada, yada". Then to top it off my car ended up being cheaper than the original final estimate, which I was thrilled with. If my regular mechanic can't fix my car I will definitely come here again.


-Victoria F.

Came in on a Saturday to fix a rusted 02 sensor so I could pass my emissions test. Fixed the problem same day and for a very reasonable price. Awesome staff and talented mechanics!


-Cheyne C.

Great service and the owner Dominic is very knowledgeable and on the premise. They don't RIP off customers like some shops do.


-Arthur E.

Great service will not find a better more friendlier fair repair shop in this corrupt state. Fair price honest great work it's almost unbelievable to have a great place like State Road!!


-Andrew W.

We own 5 cars and take all of them in for various repairs and/or general maintenance. Every time we are there they are helpful and do a great job. The mechanics have been there forever, and are always helpful. I love that they are a family owned business! I would recommend them for sure!


-Julie Z.

Amazing customer service! Everyone I talked with was very kind/patient and willing to help however needed. I will definitely be going back if I need any repairs!


-Jessica S.

Reasonable prices, and knowledgeable, hardworking owners. I will be bringing my car there from now on!


-Carolyn S.

Dominic and Joshua, his son, run State Road Auto and they are always fair and professional. Also Dominic and Josh and everyone else there will do whatever it takes to keep costs down to a minimum. The whole shop is outstanding and has great service and outstanding employees.


-Phil J.

Dominick and his crew are very knowledgeable. Work gets done quickly and at a fair price. Thanks guys.


-Andy K.

I recently needed brake work and my usual mechanic couldn't fit me in for a week. I checked the reviews for State Road Auto Repair, called and talked to the owner, Dominick. He not only took my car right away, but gave me a ride home (I live close by) and came back and picked me up. Excellent work, fair prices, and fantastic customer service. My usual mechanic just may have lost my business to State Road Auto Repair! Thanks to Dominick and his crew.


-Teri H.
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