Van Meter Auto Repair | Mantua, NJ - Repair Services

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

oil being put into the car

At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Brake Fluid - It's a Problem! Why??

vehicle brake repair

There is a reason we check your brake fluid when you come in for a service check.  Maintenance pays big dividends and we want to avoid high repair costs for our Mantua drivers.  Did you know that brake service isn't just all about the brake pads, drums & rotors?  That we have found low brake fluid to be the cause of a large percentage of brake issues here at Van Meter Auto Repair?  Seriously, brake fluid is an important part of your braking system and with your service intervals being less frequent on the newer vehicles 5,000-10,000 more miles this has become an issue!  Why?...

Engine Gone Bad? Here Are Some Options

Under the hood

You’ve decided to replace your engine - but what do you replace it with? There are a few different options out there, and Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ has the info you need.

Everything you need to know about transmission sensors!

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Mantua drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Van Meter Auto Repair feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

Tread of Tire

What condition are your tires in? At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

If it's hot, cool it down & avoid high repair costs! EASY!

car broke down calling for help

Repairs are costly and we all want to avoid them including our team here at Van Meter Auto Repair!  It's our job and we take it seriously.  Here, it is all about keeping your car or truck serviced and looking for problems "before" they happen to avoid those high repair costs and ensuring you avoid any breakdowns when it's hot outside or cold outside as either is a problem for our Mantua drivers!  Nobody can forsee a flat tire or blowout due to running over a nail, but we can avoid some of the regular issues we see all the time such as....

Is Your Diesel Engine on it's Way Out?

Smoke coming out of muffler

Diesel engines are known for their durability, but even the best engine has to be replaced every once in a while. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we want you to be aware of signs that your engine is about to call it quits.

Is your vehicle heater blowing cold?

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Van Meter Auto Repair in [BUSINESS_LCOATION] to get you comfortably back on the road.

Looks Like A Problem? YES!

Lady with car hood up - steam rising

Sometimes it is EASY to see if your car or truck needs to come into our shop for professional repairs! 
1.  You see steam rising from the engine!
2.  The Check Engine Light is on!
3.  The engine starts, but there is an odor that is not right.
4.  You hear grinding or thumping noises.

New Truck or New Engine - Exploring Your Diesel Options

Diesel Truck

You have determined your Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke engine needs to be replaced. You might be on the fence about whether you should replace the engine in your diesel, or just get a new truck. At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we’re here to help.

Quality Engine Work is a Top Priority

Engine Maintenance

A quality product is only as good as the quality of the installation. You’re dropping some serious money on an engine replacement, on a car that’s worth even more. Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ is here to make sure you get the quality install you need.

Replacement Engine Maintenance to Keep Your Engine Running

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

Save Money and Know the Signs of Engine Failure

Car Dashboard with 0 RPMs and the oil light on

Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

Save Your Engine Before It Quits

fleet

Fleet cars, vans, and trucks see a lot of wear and tear. If your engine has already called it a day, then it’s obviously case closed - you need a new engine or a new vehicle. However, there are many times when an engine is about to go down, and you can get it taken care of before it kicks the bucket for good - saving you time and towing in the process.

Simple Steps to Save Fleet Downtime - Tranmission!

fleet vehicles photo

Our fleet truck customers do not need to spend valuable time in the shop with transmission issues due that could have been avoided by servicing their fleet vehicles based on their owner's manual recommendations!  Especially if it is simply changing a clogged filter, changing fluids or clutch issues!  Our transmission technicians here at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua believe that service = saving high repair bills!   Therefore, we believe in a proactive approach!

Take care of it or high repair bills? Which do you prefer?

Oil gunked up on an engine.

We see this with our fleet customers, our regular Mantua car pool drivers and our diesel truck drivers so it isn't just one type of driver that ends up with a nightmare on their hands costing thousands of dollars to repair, asking about the costs of a JASPER replacement engine!  The fact is your driving habits and maintenance habits can easily avoid this issue!  6 EASY STEPS - Service, Tires, Don't Ignore Service Engine Lights, Keep it Clean & Stop Driving Crazy!

The Ins and Outs of Your Transmission

Transmission

Automatic transmissions aren’t easily understood outside of specialists like those at Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ. While it would be impossible to teach you enough to make you a transmission expert in a series of articles, what we can do is give you the fundamental knowledge you need to have a good idea of what your transmission is doing, and how it works.

Time to Re-Tire? Explore All The Options

Pile of tires

There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that’ll suit your needs.

Warning - Your Transmission May Be Failing

Transmission

At Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ, we know that transmissions are witchcraft to most people. More often than not, if major damage has occurred, it’s a lot more time and cost effective to just replace the entire unit and get a fresh start. Here’s what to look out for, from Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ.

What To Do When Your Exhaust System is Exhausted

exhaust coming from a muffler of a truck on the road

Whether you drive a Duramax, Cummins, or Powerstroke diesel pickup, you have an exhaust system that is prone to failure. When you have a leak that needs attention, Van Meter Auto Repair in Mantua, NJ can help.

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