Car Repair and Maintenance

Car Repairs That We Perform at Meyers Automotive Service

Car Repair & MaintenanceHere is a fairly complete list of the car repairs that we perform at Meyers Automotive in Sturgis.

If you are interested in a car repair or car service that is not on this list, please contact us and we will let you know if we can help you.


  • Oil Changes
  • Engine Tune-up
  • Transmission Flush
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Fuel Filter Replacement
  • Battery Service and Charging
  • Cabin Air Filter Replacement
  • Tire Repair
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Rotation
  • Brake System Flush
  • Brake Adjustment
  • Brake Replacement
  • Machine Brake Rotor and Drum Surface
  • Steering Parts Replacement
  • Suspension Parts Replacement
  • Struts and Shocks Replacement
  • Electric Window Repair
  • Exterior Lights Repair
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Alternator Testing
  • Alternator Replacement
  • Computer Warning Lights Diagnosis
  • Repair Performance Difficulties
  • Wheel Bearings Replacement
  • CV Axles and CV Boots Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Service
  • Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heater Repair
  • Radiator Replacement
  • Belt and Hose Replacement
  • Clutch Replacement
  • Dash Lights Replacement
  • Water Pump Replacement
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Engine Replacement
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Differential Repairs or Replacement

Maintenance

Maintenance – According to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is defined. The work of keeping something in proper condition.

We strongly recommend a regular maintenance schedule if you want to keep your car in good condition. Contact us today if you have questions about your car.

In the Automotive field there is something called a Maintenance Schedule. It comes with every car that is sold. The purpose of it aligns with the definition given in the dictionary. By reading this valuable piece of information one will win with an automobile.

The Maintenance Schedule is written by engineers that want their product to stay in service and be something others would want to purchase due to its longevity and trouble free
service. It avoids the “ESTIMATE THAT KILLED THE CAR”.

A long term of neglected maintenance and repairs that come due at once, such as a new engine or a new transmission, or any component that can cause these. I’ll try to cover some of these and why they need maintenance…


Cooling System

The cooling system consists of radiator, hoses, thermostat, belts, heater core, water pump, sensors, the ports that flow coolant throughout the engine, and of course coolant. Coolant keeps a automobile from overheating as it has a higher boiling point than water and lubricates the working parts. It contains chemicals that resist rust and corrosion to metals, some coolants have extended life expectancy. This varies from Manufacturer to Manufacturer of automobiles. Another reason to read the maintenance schedule!

So what happens when the coolant is old? The debris and buildup and rust begin. Long term effects usually persist with a severe case. Old coolant can even cause sensors valuable to the cars computer operation to malfunction. We have removed radiators that were broken or leaking and been amazed at the weight difference from the new, clean replacement and the clogged old one  with debris. This restricted flow also causes the engine to operate at an elevated temperature which is not healthy for the engine. Water pumps have been removed and upon inspection the blade  that pumps coolant is rusted off and there is no flow through the system.

Thermostats have been removed that had broken or stopped opening have been responsible for broken radiators and water pump leaks and blowing hoses from restricting flows. Heater cores are situated in the dash of the car which coolant flows through constantly in most, rust will deteriorate the thin, metal or aluminum surface and will sprout a leak that shows up in the floorboard  and/or fogs the window with this stinky, oily mess. This can be a very expensive repair to the customer. There are metal circular caps called expansion plugs or freeze plugs that rust and leak also,  some require removal of transmission or major engine parts to access these and is expensive to replace.

Head gaskets, that separate the upper part of the engine called the cylinder head and the main section called the engine block have deteriorated due to coolant systems being neglected. Sometimes  fatal to the engine.

Our coolant flush is designed to flush the complete cooling system in your vehicle. This flushes out floating particles and trash that harm a cooling system. Completely replenishing the system with new coolant fully. Inspecting the cooling system to guarantee good service and spot anything such as problems that are creeping up.


Fuel System

The fuel system consists of a fuel pump, filter, fuel injectors, carburetor, fuel injector(s), and electrical devices that power the fuel pump on most current automobiles. It supplies the fuel to be exploded inside the engine. The quality of the fuel has a lot to do with how clean this system stays, the amount of detergents added by the Gasoline refiner. But there are byproducts of gasoline that develop inside the engine that cause problems. Carbon forms in the cylinders of the engine and onto valves. The carbon changes the structure of this area, it soaks up gasoline like a sponge and  raises the temperature inside the cylinder, which affects performance. Buildup inside the fuel injectors can slowly destroy the performance by restricting flows.