Can I Drop My Car Off After Hours?

Yes, we have envelopes and a key drop next to the front doors.

Do You Have 24 Hour Towing?

Yes, call 215-766-8360. You can have your car towed to our lot 24 hours a day. Just ask and the tow truck driver will be happy to put your keys in our key drop next to the front door.

What Does It Mean If My “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon” Light Comes On?

There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.

What Should I Do If My Car Starts To Overheat?

This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! DO NOT attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to Cunningham’s Automotive Repair so our certified technicians can diagnose and repair your vehicle.

When Should I Get My Oil Changed?

You should get your oil changed every 3000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

How Often Should I Have A Wheel Alignment?

Some manufacturers recommend as little as 10,000 miles. Once a year or 15,000 miles is the recommended interval between alignments. A yearly alignment can add thousands of miles to your tires over the years. That’s money in your pocket in tires not bought and extra fuel not burnt. Of course if you buy new tires that’s an excellent time to have your wheels aligned.

Is It Necessary to Replace My Timing Belt At The Recommended Interval?

YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.

What Are The Consequences Of Postponing Maintenance?

Most parts on your vehicle are interrelated. Ignoring or neglecting even simple routine maintenance, such as changing the oil or checking the coolant, can lead to poor fuel economy, unreliability, or costly breakdowns. It also may invalidate your warranty.

How Do I Find A Good Repair Facility?

First, ask your friends and neighbors who they use. Get some recommendations. Drive by those shops and stop in to inspect them. Does the shop look busy? Stop in and see, is the waiting area clean? Is the shop clean? Are the technicians ASE certified? How did the people at the front counter greet you? Would you be comfortable working with them? Automobile repair is really a personal preference. You can take your vehicle anywhere you want to have it repaired. The answers you give yourself to the above listed questions will help you decide which repair shop to take your vehicles to.

Do I Have To Take My New Car To The Dealer For Service?

Absolutely Not! There are a number of law’s on the books which specifically prohibit automobile dealers from suggesting or implying that you have to return to them for service in order to ensure your manufacturer warranty is valid. If you’ve been a long time customer of an independent repair facility and you’re happy and comfortable with the services they provide then keep going to them. They’ll service your new vehicle, and if they spot any problems that should be covered under warranty, then they’ll let you know so you can return to the dealer for warranty repairs.