Automotive Repair Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of cars does Dave's Radiator & Automotive Repair repair?
Dave's Radiator & Automotive Repair provides a complete range of repair and maintenance services. We handle all makes and models of cars, truck and SUV’s whether imported or domestic.
What are my payment options?
Dave's Radiator & Automotive Repair accepts VISA, MasterCard, Debit and Cash. We also offer payment plans for major repairs. Call us for more information.
How often do I need an Oil Change?
The general rule for oil changes on any vehicle is every 5000 miles. We recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the peak performance of your vehicle. Consult with our auto repair experts for more information.
How often should my brake system be inspected?
According to the manufacturer’s recommendation, the brake system should be inspected every 12 months.
What should I do if my “check engine” light comes on?
When the check engine light comes on in your vehicle it doesn’t necessarily signal a need for major repairs. To be certain, have your vehicle checked by a professional. Visit the service pages on this site for more information.
Do you offer transmission maintenance services?
Dave's Radiator & Automotive Repair offers inspection and transmission flush services that include filter, gasket and fluid replacement.
What type of transmission repair does Dave's Radiator & Automotive Repair provide?
Our certified mechanics provide complete transmission repairs and rebuild for any foreign or domestic vehicle. This means we can help our clients with just about any motorized vehicle of any make! When it comes to transmission repairs, we’re the go-to company!
Is preventative maintenance important?
Yes. If your vehicle is properly maintained it will last longer, operate more efficiently and save you money in the long run. Your owner’s manual outlines recommended maintenance schedules for your vehicle. Just like anything in life, proper upkeep is key.
My car is leaking clear fluid, is that dangerous?
Liquid leaking from a vehicle is usually a sign that something is wrong. The clear liquid may just be water condensation which can come from the AC. This is perfectly normal. However, it could be brake fluid which can be clear though is usually a yellowish hue. Brake fluid will have an oily feel and a medium thickness.
My car smells funny but it is running fine, should I be worried?
The moment your vehicle begins emitting an odor, it is time to bring it in to the shop. There are certain smells that mean different things, and can signal almost anything. From a stuck brake and overheated engine to a leak in the fuel system or an electrical short.