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Since 1974, we have provided reliable services to motorists in
the Northeast Philadelphia, PA region. Please review our services by clicking on
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MPC has been using Dave's Auto and Truck Service for a number of years and the service is OUTSTANDING! Dave Jr. has kept the late model roll-off truck running and that is a crucial part of our business. I have nothing but praise for the service provided by this company. Always friendly and always provide a high level of service and when we contact them we are usually in a pinch. -Stephen C., MPC-PA
Both Dave & Dave Jr are very knowledgeable in repairing my SUV truck. They are very honest and always make recommendations for things that need to be fix or replaced in the near future.
I have a 2005 Chevy Trailblazer and they have been servicing my truck since it was brand new (6 miles). now i have 99,560 miles. I also repair my truck for most general repairs, but I leave the harder stuff to them. Thank Guys!!! -Phillips, Philadelphia, PA
Another great experience at Dave's. Thought I would need a tune up because my car exceeded 60,000miles. They informed me i didn't need anything till 120,000miles. Suggested injector cleaner because
I am taking a 3700 mile trip and they checked everything for me so i should have no worries.
I recommend Dave's to everyone I know. -Norvel, Phila. PA
Had a battery problem on Memorial day. Left my at overnight at Dave's. He took it in and had it fixed next morning. Dependable Dave. Thanks. -Abe, Philadelphia, PA
The people at Dave's Auto and Truck Service are always courteous and tell you exactly what they're doing and why. I also believe their prices are reasonable. Very happy with their service. -Katherine O., Philadelphia, PA
Both Dave's always responsive and explain the problem and any potential problems. I'm a long-time customer with 3 cars, and all 3 are serviced at Dave's shop. I highly recommend Dave and his crew. -Irving C., Phila. PA
Always a great experience dealing with Dave and the guys at the garage. Never have any complaints. I usually drop the car off and walk home but with the snow and cold Dave dropped me off and picked me up when the car was finished. -Phila. PA
Great job replacing the shocks, exhurst system and repaired the rusted floor on my 1967 Chevy Impala. Dave and son have been keeping my classic car safe and sound for over 15 years. -John S., Philadelphia, PA
It's always a pleasant experience taking my car to Dave's. When I first move from Philly to Lower Moreland I had asked around where was a good place where I can take my car. My neighbor directed me to Dave's and I never regretted taking his advice. The most important thing for me over the years in finding a good mechanic is trust and Dave and son have earned mine. -Louis S., Huntingdon Valley
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.