Modern cars, light trucks, and sport-utility vehicles come with complex
technology such as digital dashboards, oxygen sensors, electronic computers,
unibody construction, and more. They run better, longer, and more
efficiently than models of years past. However, they eventually need to be
Before taking your vehicle in for repairs or service, do your homework so
you receive the best possible service.
- Read the owner's manual to learn about the
vehicle's systems and components.
- Follow the recommended service
- Keep a log of all repairs and service.
- Do not
ignore any warning
signals your car may give you.
- Carry a written list of the symptoms
can give your mechanic.
- Resist the temptation to suggest a specific
course of repair. Allow our experienced technicians to diagnose and
- It's important to note when the problem occurs. Is it
constant or periodic?
Does it occur when the vehicle is cold or after the engine has warmed up?
Does it happen at
all speeds? Only under acceleration? During braking? When shifting?
Check for the following common vehicle maintenance issues on a regular
- Unusual sounds, odors, drips, leaks, smoke,
warning lights, gauge readings.
- Changes in acceleration, engine
mileage, fluid levels.
- Worn tires, belts, hoses.
- Problems in
steering, and vibrations.
- When did the problem first start?
How to manage your service experience:
- Ask as many questions as needed to fully
understand your repair. Ask for an explanation in laymans terms if
rush the technicians. You may be called and apprised of the problem, course
action, and cost before work begins.
- Before you leave, be sure you
policies regarding labor rates, guarantees, and acceptable methods of
sure the shop has your contact information readily available, so you can be
reached as soon
What People Say About Us
They did a great job on a valve cover on my 4 runner.
I have been going to Anderson's Garage for more than 20 years. They always go above and beyond. They are knowledgeable and honest which is something I truly value. I recommend them highly.
We have been trusting our vehicles with Anderson Garage for over 30 years, and they have never disappointed us. Sean and team have maintained the high degree of integrity and quality that we first encountered with David Anderson (same location) back in the 1980s.
We have been taking our cars to Anderson Garage for several years now. They are definitely our "go to" shop whenever we need repair and service. Big or small they know it all! Honest, Reliable and Dependable as well as friendly and understanding are all the qualities they have that keep us coming back.
Carlos R. did a great job in caring for my car and was very professional. It is obvious he cares about his customers and is very knowledgeable. This was my first time at Anderson and his work earned my trust and earned Anderson Garage
my business for future vehicle work.
If you don't understand what your car is trying to tell you, bring it to theses folks. They talk "car".