Motor City Auto Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Motor City Auto has been providing customers in the Clarkston, MI 48346
area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1986.
Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll
keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services, Batteries and Expired Warranty Care. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
Call Motor City Auto today at 248-673-5530! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
I have been taking vehicles to Mark at MotorCity auto for years, and he is the best! Very trustworthy, dependable and easy to deal with. If you want a mechanic that you can trust...you've found him. Thank you Mark!
Mark, owner/operator of Motor City Auto takes pride in his work. He is honest and reliable and is there to educate you on what is going on with your vehicle. He will let you know what you need/don't need straight up. No drama and no deceiving. It's hard to say that about most mechanics nowadays. Thank you Mark, for always being honest and for providing a wonderful service to your community!
Motor City Auto is the only place one should go to get work done on their vehicle. Mark, owner, is the best...honest, trustworthy, meticulous, and always a fair price on repairs. I've taken many of my vehicles here with always getting in and out quickly. Thanks Mark for keeping us on the road and being the best in northern Oakland County!
"I got a guy you can trust" These are the words I use when I need to refer a friend or a client for auto repair. Mark at Motor City Auto is capable and honest. He will do what is in the best interest of the customer which is why he has been around for a very long time.
It is so nice to have a mechanic that you can trust. Mark never tries to fix or charge for things you don't need. He has worked on both my cars and I won't go any where else.
Motor City Auto an auto repair shop you can trust. I needed new breaks on my mini van so I brought it in to Motor City Auto, Mark looked it over and gave me a good price. I asked when I could bring it back for the repairs and he said "Do you have time now?" I did so he got it right in. It wasn't to long before he had me back on the road. Since then I have brought in my commercial vehicles for repairs or maintenance and he has always given me a good price and gotten the work done in a timely manner. If you are in need of auto repair I highly recommend Motor City Auto, for a honest opinion, good price and great service. Thanks Mark for being a auto repairman I can trust.
It's hard to be able to trust a mechanic these days. Mark is the exception to that rule. Mark is honest and does great work. He will tell you what is going on and give you his opinion of what you should do - whether its at his shop or if your car needs to go to someone else.
This was the best mechanic experience I have had yet. I took my alero in to fix a tie rod that another mechanic told me I should have replaced just before winter started. As I was leaving the owner came out to show me that the real problem with my car was not the tie rod but actually the brakes. He took me to the back to show me what he was seeing and how the tie rod was actually in good condition but the breaks were close to being physically metal. He had replaced the brakes in the front end within an hour and at a very reasonable price. I appreciated the respect he displayed to me as a customer to show me what the real problem was and educate me on what he looked for and what to pay attention to while driving. Two thumbs up!
Very professional and friendly didn't steer me wrong got the van fixed in a timely manner thank you very much
This garage is awesome! The work is always excellent, never overpriced, and done quickly. This is the only place I take my cars.
Great, honest, fast service. I trust Mark 100%
Great service reasonable prices with warranty. Very pleased!
Got a quote for some work and returned two weeks later to the same agreed upon price. Mark went above and beyond helping me sort out my more than dilapidated vehicle, even changing a flat tire and charging the battery! I more than recommend this place.
I've used this garage three times so far, for different items and vehicles. He has always been wonderful to talk to, explains the repair, does quality work and is quick. Last month I brough my van in for breaks, dropped if off and expected a call the next day. He called me a couple hours later, and had the repair done an hour after that. This garage is my go to first call.