FAQ About Auto Repairs

Q: How often should I change my car’s oil?

A: Although with progressing technology manufacturers are extending the recommended oil change intervals, we still recommend that you change your oil every 3 months or 3000 miles to keep your engine running properly.

Q: How often should I have my car’s wheels aligned?

A: Always follow your manufacturers recommendation outlined in your owner’s manual. In general, wheels should be aligned every 10,000 or once a year.

Q: What is the difference between rebuilt and remanufactured?

A: Rebuilding is the process of restoring a part to its original state before failure. Remanufacturing is the process of replacing all of the components of a part to make it like its new condition.

Q: How much would it cost to fix the _____ on my vehicle?

A: Truthfully, it’s difficult and often inaccurate to diagnose and then estimate the cost of repair on a vehicle without actually seeing the vehicle and being allowed adequate time to properly inspect and diagnose it.  Not to mention the fact that parts prices can vary widely from car to car.  For utmost customer satisfaction, we recommend that you drop your car off or stop in and allow us to look at it so that you are not disappointed by an inaccurate or incomplete diagnosis or quote over the phone.

Q: Where are you located?

A: Click on Contact Us on the menu to your left.

Q: Do you work on [insert year/make/model of vehicle here] ?

A: Yes we do.  We have experienced mechanics each with their own specialties, but all of our mechanics are skilled at repairing almost any vehicle you bring to us.  Whether your vehicle is very old, very new, foreign, domestic, large, small, or anything in between, chances are we’ve worked on one before.

Q: Do you do performance upgrades?

A: Yes we do!  We’ve recently done performance upgrades on a 2000 Audi S4 Quattro, 1967 Ford Thunderbird, Porsche 9-14, Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe, and a 1969 Buick Riviera, among others.

Q: What makes you different from other repair garages?

A: Here at Bradan Automotive, the owners of the company work on the cars themselves.  They have a vested interest in your satisfaction and the quality of your car’s repairs.  Also, none of our technicians or service writers are paid on commission.  This means that no one is trying to up-sell you on unnecessary services or repairs just to fatten their own paycheck.  We plan on being in the neighborhood for a long time, and most of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals.  Our reputation is important to us, and we take our relationships with our customers and community seriously.  All we want to do is provide an honest and friendly service for a price that’s fair to both you and us.