FAQ’s

Q: Is Mike’s Auto Repair ASE Certified?

A:YES! Mike’s Auto Repair has several ASE cetrifications to follow its 20+ year reputation. If you are not familiar with the ASE certifications you can read more about it here: http://www.ase.com/

Q: What can I do while my car is being repaired?

A: Mike’s Auto Repair has a temperature cooled waiting room. We have refreshments and coffee available as well. Bring your laptop while you wait and enjoy our high speed secured internet connection wirelessly. As the internet has become very necessary in life, Mike’s Auto Repair is keeping up to date with our customer needs and has setup a Wi-Fi connection that is fast and secure.

Q: Why do my brakes squeak?

A: Brakes squeak for a variety of reasons. Often it’s harmless, the result of something like temporary moisture in the brake pads. But continuous squeals or grinding sounds should be taken very seriously as they may mean it’s time for new brake pads or shoes. Worn brakes can mean longer stopping distances and difficulty stopping in emergency situations. And rotors and drums that wear too thin can even become over-stressed to the point of cracking or breaking.
If you hear squealing or grinding, have your brakes checked right away. And even if you don’t hear squealing or grinding, have your brakes inspected once a year. It’s essential to be proactive about your brakes as regular service and, when appropriate, simple brake adjustments and repairs can make a real difference in your car’s safety.

Q: My brake pedal feels really soft and spongy. Is this normal?

A: It is not normal. And it is definitely not good. A very low or spongy pedal means there’s likely air in the hydraulic lines of your car’s brake system. That creates low hydraulic pressure. If the hydraulic pressure gets too low, your car’s brake pads or shoes may no longer be able to apply enough force and friction to safely stop your car. An immediate inspection of your car’s brake system is strongly advised.

Q: When should i have my tires rotated?

A: Tire rotations are typically done every 15,000 miles depending on driving conditions. During your tire rotation we also inspect the vehicles rotos, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, shocks/struts and wheel thread and wear patterns.

Q: Do you offer any car repair deals, coupons, or specials?

A: Mike’s Auto Repair want to help out the community as much as possibe. As we do offer coupons and specials we are emailing & mailing our current clients season specials and other coupons that anyone can use. As a new client, we would love to see you become part of the Mike’s Auto Repair team and we will offer any specials we have to offer.

Q: How often do I need to change the oil and oil Filter in my car?

A: Typically 3,000 miles or 3 months is the proper time to change the oil and oil filter. This also allows a professional mechanic to look over and do a complimentary 72-Point inspection. During the oil change process we also look over the engines air filter and micro filters(if applicable).

Q: When should i have my tires rotated?

A: Tire rotations are typically done every 15,000 miles depending on driving conditions. During your tire rotation we also inspect the vehicles rotos, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, shocks/struts and wheel thread and wear patterns.