AUTO & TRUCK

SERVICE AND REPAIR

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

 

SITKO'S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR IS COMMITTED TO EARNING YOUR TRUST BY PROVIDING THE EXPERTISE, VALUE AND RESPONSIVENESS YOU EXPECT

Auto Service in Yardley Borough PA

OIL CHANGE      BRAKES       INSPECTION         TIRES        AIR CONDITIONING        PERFORMANCE        ALIGNMENT      CHECK ENGINE       4WD

AUTO OIL CHANGE

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filler under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed, without having to hire a mechanic.

 

Changing the Oil

An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but oil change services frequently advertised bargains. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil. A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak and a mechanic should look at the car.

 

Sitko's Automotive Repair-Oil Changes, Auto Service and Car Maintenance in Lower Bucks County PA

 

Sitko's Automotive Repair is dedicated to providing professional automotive repairs and great customer service. Whether your car needs an oil change, brake repairs or muffler replacement, we here to provide our customers with honest, quality services in a timely manner.

 

Our Technicians receive consistent, ongoing training. We are experts of every type of make or model. Our facility has the latest computerized diagnostic systems to guide our technicians in restoring your vehicle to the highest standards of performance, safety and reliability.

 

 

AUTO BRAKE REPAIR/SERVICE

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

Sitko's Automotive Repair provides the highest quality brake repair in the Lower Bucks County Area , and our family owned and operated business has done it for decades. We install quality brake pads on every brake repair, returning your vehicle to the condition it was when it came off the factory floor.

 

After you get your brakes repaired your vehicle will stop with precision. Cheap brakes will wear out your rotors prematurely, cause squeaks, pulsation and grinding. Our professional brake repair service protects you from those problems, and keep your vehicle safe to drive.

 

Comprehensive Brake Repair Services

 

Our ASE trained and certified technicians will expect and repair all of the components in your braking system:

 

  • Hydraulic Brake Systems
  • Drum Brakes
  • Parking Brakes
  • Disc Brakes
  • Brake Fluid Flush

 

We will perform brake fluid flush procedures, required by the majority of manufacturers. This service will help you:

 

  • Avoid costly brake replacements
  • Prevent damage from corrosion
  • Avoid reductions in braking ability
  • Reduce excess moisture and remove debris
  • Brake fluid will naturally absorb the moisture from the atmosphere over time. As the amount of water in your brake system increases, the boiling point of your brake fluid decreases. This can result in a reduction, or even a loss of braking performance in your vehicle.

 

Increased moisture also contributes to corrosion and the formation of deposits in your brake lines and master cylinders. Because the absorption of moisture is a continuous process, and typically unavoidable, many manufacturers recommend brake fluid replacement to remove contamination before it has a chance to cause problems to your braking system.

 

Brake Repair Experts

Our ASE and factory-trained technicians, using a specially designed machine and patented process, will perform a complete fluid-exchange service. During the exchange process, this machine uses a pressurized, “pulsating” action to remove contaminated fluid while filling the system with new brake fluid.

 

The exchange is performed using a completely sealed system that removes air from the lines and prevents air and moisture from being introduced into the system during the process. This important feature of the service provides the peace of mind that comes with knowing your brakes operate as safely and consistently as they should.

 

PA STATE INSPECTION

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

SITKO'S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR are official PennDOT vehicle inspection stations. An appointment is recommended for an inspection.

 

What are the inspection criteria for passenger cars and light duty trucks in Pennsylvania?

 

Safety inspections for passenger cars and light-duty trucks require that the following items be checked: suspension components, steering, braking systems, tires and wheels, lighting and electrical systems, glazing (glass), mirrors, windshield washer, defroster, wipers, fuel systems, the speedometer, the odometer, the exhaust systems, horns and warning devices, the body, and chassis.

 

Did you know that more automobiles are registered in March than any other month in Pennsylvania?

That means January, February, and March are the most popular times for inspection to come due.

 

Do you know when yours comes due? Check your windshield sticker for the number of the month your inspection is due.

 

Pennsylvania requires vehicle safety inspections to ensure that vehicles are maintained for safe operation. Pa State inspection must be performed by official PennDot inspection stations.

 

How SITKO'S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR can help:

Come in for an inspection to let us help keep you and yours safe anywhere your vehicle and tires take you.

 

Be sure to Schedule an Appointment with SITKO'S AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR today!

 

CAR-TRUCK TIRES

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

We are dedicated to giving you the very best auto repair and tire service, with a focus on upfront and honest quotes, timely response to issues, and quality products and parts. How do we stay small and sell big? It's simple: years of experience. At Sitko's Automotive Repair our mission is to offer you the latest in parts and products, at the best prices, and with unparalleled service. We pledge our best efforts to make your experience both beneficial and enjoyable. Once you try us, we're sure you'll be back for more!

Tires in Lower Bucks County PA

Sitko's Automotive Repair strives to offer the best customer service around. Let us help you find the best tire to fit your vehicle.

 

We offer brands such as:

  • Bridgestone
  • Firestone
  • Goodyear
  • Dunlop
  • Kelly

 

Keeping good tires on your car is one of the most important things you can do to insure your safety. Call us or come by and get your quote today.

 

AUTO AIR CONDITIONING

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

Sitko's Automotive Repair- provides car air conditioning repair, from small leak repair to complete system overhauls, for customers in Lower Bucks County Pa and surrounding areas. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

 

Many people, unfortunately, find that when they go to turn on their vehicle’s air conditioning system on the first hot day of the year, their AC isn’t working. We can help you perform preventative maintenance and car air conditioning repair to protect you from ever experiencing that kind of emergency failure.

 

Car AC Repair and Preventative Maintenance

Without regular preventative maintenance of your car air conditioning system, you will suffer significant loss in efficiency. We will perform leak diagnostics and Air Conditioner performance tests to help you maintain and recover that efficiency. We will evacuate and recharge your air conditioning system, and can replace all components:

 

  • Compressors
  • Condensers
  • Receivers
  • Orifice Tubes

 

Air conditioning systems in modern vehicles are complex. Our ASE trained and certified technicians will help you maintain and repair the sensors in your air conditioning system to make sure the electronic climate control is functioning properly.

 

Make Sure Your Car Air Conditioning Performs When You Need It

For all air conditioning systems, our factory-trained technicians will take the old refrigerant and contaminated oil out of the system and install new refrigerant and oil to your vehicle’s manufacturer specifications. We will run comprehensive leak detection tests to ensure your system is sound, extending its life, and preventing failure when you need it most!

 

ENGINE TUNE UP

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

For tuned performance take your vehicle to Sitko's Automotive Repair. Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine services in the Lower Bucks County area.

 

Engine Maintenance

Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part's lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren't built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine's lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle.

 

Timing Belt

A timing belt is a part of your car's internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car's timing belt checked regularly.

 

 

WHEEL ALIGNMENT

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper wheel alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. Caster is the angle of your wheel’s pivot, which is attached to the suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight-line tracking is affected. Toe refers to the angle of directional difference between the tire and the centerline of the vehicle. The front and rear wheels on your vehicle should always be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to the tire beside it. Routine wheel alignments have the potential to save you money in the long run while promoting optimal vehicle performance.

 

Benefits of Wheel Alignment

A wheel alignment will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently by promoting reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, and safer driving conditions. Wheels out of alignment will contribute to uneven tire wear. Uneven tread wear can be felt in a vehicle pulling to the right or left while in motion. Left untreated, wheel alignment issues have the potential to turn into steering and suspension issues, since driving with wheels out of alignment not only puts stress on your tires but also on suspension components. If your vehicle begins pulling to the right or left while driving, or if you feel a vibration in the steering wheel at higher speeds, contact us today for a wheel alignment service. Whether you are interested in a front wheel alignment, a rear wheel alignment, or a four wheel alignment, our experts will return your vehicle’s alignment to factory specifications.

 

The Sitko's Automotive Service proudly serves the Wheel Alignment needs of customers in Yardley Pa, Lower Bucks County PA.

 

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

Check Engine Light Scan in the Lower Bucks County area. When the Check Engine light comes on, turn to Sitko's Automotive Repair to check it out and get the repairs you need to get back on the road - lights out and worry-free!

 

What is my CHECK ENGINE or SERVICE ENGINE SOON light?

All modern vehicles are equipped with an on-board computer diagnostic system (OBDII) that constantly monitors your vehicle's major operating systems and most importantly the power-train (engine and transmission). The main purpose of monitoring these systems is to insure that the vehicle is operating at top efficiency with the lowest possible emissions. As fuel economy and emission control has become increasingly important and complex, your vehicle's electronics systems need to constantly adjust and fine-tune various parameters according to driving conditions (such as vehicle load, temperature, and air/fuel mix to name just a few). When the computer reads that any of these parameters do not fall within the acceptable range for operating the vehicle, your CHECK ENGINE LIGHT is lit to warn you that you may have a serious problem and to take your vehicle to a certified technician - such as Sitko's Automotive Repair - to check the faults and restore it to manufacturer's specifications.

 

What is the FREE check?

Reading the codes from your car's computer system is similar to a doctor measuring your blood pressure when you schedule a visit. High blood pressure doesn't tell the doctor what is wrong with you it simply lets the doctor know there is something wrong and points him or her in the right direction to find out what it is. Just like the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT codes tell your technician there is something wrong and points him or her in the right direction, too. If the code indicates a problem with your O2 (oxygen) sensor system, it doesn't necessarily mean you need a new O2 sensor. Additional diagnostics pinpoints the exact cause of the "trouble" code so you don't pay for parts or services you don't need. Be wary of garages that read your code and tell you immediately that you need a major repair.

 

4X4 SERVICE

FAIRLESS HILLS PA

The technicians at Sitko's Automotive Repair have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4x4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.

 

We understand the special needs of these vehicles. These are some of the services we offer:

 

Transmissions

Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on. If you are concerned that you may need transmission repair, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment at Consaul Auto Care today.

 

Transfer Cases

A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts.

 

Differentials

The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly.

 

Driveline

A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The drive line consists of the parts of the power train less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's drive line is regularly inspected and serviced.

 

Alignment

Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right.

 

Wheel Bearings

Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically.

 

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts

A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs.