Your brakes are critical for keeping you safe. At Saint’s Auto Service, we provide comprehensive brake repair and replacement for vehicles of all sizes.
How to Determine a Possible Brake Issue
Staying aware of the state of your vehicle’s brakes is both safer and less costly when repair or replacement is needed. There are ways to tell if you have a problem related to your brakes. Some common signs that you need to have your vehicle’s brakes checked include:
- Dashboard Brake Light On
- Less Resistance When Pressing on Brake Pedal
- A Metallic Scraping, Grinding, or Squealing Sound When Braking
- Vehicle Pulling to One Side or Wobbling When Braking
These indicators do not guarantee a brake problem for your vehicle, but once noticed you should take your vehicle in for service with Saint’s Auto Service as soon as possible. We offer free brake inspections so that you can easily and quickly address any safety problems that may be present. We’ll also provide brake inspections at unrelated appointments to keep you informed.
Some of the types of brakes and parts of those brakes that we’re able to diagnose, repair and/or replace include:
- Disc Brakes
- Drum Brakes
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Parking Brakes
- Brake Lines and Hoses
- Wheel Cylinders and Calipers
- Master Cylinder
- Brake Pads and Shoes
We can also perform maintenance tasks like brake fluid flushes to keep your vehicle in the best condition possible. Maintaining your brakes well is one of the best things you can do to stay safe while driving. Make an appointment with us today if your vehicle’s brakes need attention.
A well-functioning air conditioning system in your vehicle becomes a necessity as the weather outside becomes hotter. Saint’s Auto Service is available to help make sure your AC is in peak operating condition. Contact us today to get started.
Early Warning Signs of AC Problems
Some signs of a problem with your vehicle’s air conditioning can be found long before it stops producing cold air. Some of these warnings include:
- Loud or Unusual Sounds While Air Conditioner Is Running
- Weak Airflow
- Air Isn’t Consistently Cool
- Bad Smell Occurs When Air Conditioning Is Running
- Leaking in the Cabin When Air Conditioning Is Running
If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, it’s important to have your car examined as soon as possible. If left unrepaired, they could further damage the overall system and result in a bigger problem.
There are a variety of possible reasons your car’s air conditioning isn’t performing at its best, such as:
- Leaking or Low Level Of Refrigerant
- Electrical Problems
- Ineffective Compressor
- Faulty Cooling Fans
- Broken or Blocked Condenser
Preventive care can keep the system as a whole from losing efficiency and prolong the usefulness of the air conditioning system’s components. Let us know if your air conditioning is running a little warm by making an appointment with us today.
CAR CARE & MAINTENANCE
Car Care & Maintenance
The more you care for your vehicle, the longer it will last. Regular car maintenance services can spot problems sooner and prevent more extensive and costly fixes further down the line. At Saint’s Auto Service, our vehicle maintenance and tune-up services are effective ways to keep your car running its best and maintain its long-term sales value.
Maintenance is an important part of caring for any car. Some maintenance and repairs are critical based on the life of the car. Others should be checked and maintained by a mechanic any time there are signs of a problem. Some common car maintenance services we provide include:
- Oil Changes
- Air Filter Replacement
- Brake Fluid Refill or Replacement
- Windshield Wiper Replacement
- Windshield Washer Fluid Refill or Replacement
- Belt Replacement
- Coolant Refill
Every car has a standard maintenance schedule that should be followed, and we can look it up for you as needed. We can also provide you with feedback based on any issues we’ve found with the car.
Let us help you keep your car running its best. Make an appointment for maintenance – and other car care services – by calling Saints Automotive today – the leader in both scheduled maintenance and as-needed repairs in Delaware, OH.
DIAGNOSTIC & ENGINE REPAIR
Diagnostic & Engine Repair
Any time you are concerned about a problem with your car’s engine, or you see the “check engine” light come on, it is important to seek a trained auto mechanic right away. Fixing problems with your car’s engine as soon as possible is essential for preventing even more expensive problems down the road.
But engines are complex, especially as the technology in modern cars becomes more and more advanced. It’s important to have an auto service that you can trust to evaluate and repair your vehicle.
Check Engine Light Diagnostic Services
A car’s onboard computer keeps track of how well all the systems in your car are working. If it spots a problem, the check engine light comes on. A diagnostic test allows mechanics to consult the car’s computer processor to see which system is in trouble and exactly what part of it to fix. The process includes:
- Visual Inspection by Our Mechanics
- System Analysis Using A Machine Hooked to Your Car’s Computer
- Research of Relevant Manufacturer Error Codes Provided by Car Computer
- Diagnosis of Car’s Problem
After the diagnosis, we can discuss a plan for repairing the problem with you and move forward when you are ready. The entire analysis and diagnosis process provides an accurate solution to your car’s problem without the need for a full inspection.
Inspection and Engine Repair
If we spot any problems with your car, our inspection team is here to help. Trained and experienced, all of our ASE-certified technicians are ready to diagnose any problem and make sure you have a cost-effective, guaranteed solution. If your check engine light has come on or you are concerned about any type of problem, make an appointment with us as soon as possible.
HEATING & COOLING
Heating & Cooling
Central Ohio has all four seasons, which means it is critical that your cars heating and cooling systems are ready for the different weather. At Saints Auto Service, we know how stressful it can be when your car, truck, SUV, or fleet vehicle isn’t heating up or cooling down correctly.
Sometimes the issue is small, like a broken sensor. Other times the issue may be more significant, like an overheating engine. No matter the cause, it’s important to get help from experienced, trusted auto service providers that you can turn to for diagnosis and repair.
Signs of a Heating or Cooling Issue
Any time you notice something wrong with your car’s heating and cooling system, it helps to consider stopping by for an appointment. Examples include:
- Heater blows air that is far hotter than expected.
- Heater causes a bad smell, or causes the window to become foggy.
- There is a coolant or antifreeze leak.
- There is little, inconsistent, or no cool air coming from the AC.
- There is water leaking into the cabin.
Most of the time, these issues are related to leaks, aging, or damaged parts. For the heating system, low coolant, a failing thermostat, and or a faulty heater core may be the problem. For the air conditioning, it could be low refrigerant, a damaged compressor, or a damaged evaporator. No matter your specific cause, we will find it and repair or replace it.
Turn to Saints Auto Service for AC and Heater Maintenance in Delaware, OH
If your car’s heating or cooling system is experiencing any problems, or you simply want to make sure it is in the best condition for the hotter summers, contact Saints Auto Service in Delaware, OH today.
DRIVELINE / EXHAUST
Driveline / Exhaust
The driveline, sometimes also called a powertrain or drivetrain, are the core components for driving a motor vehicle. It is the term for the parts that convert power to the wheels, turn the axels, and essentially allow the car to run. From the engine to the differentials to the transmission to the exhaust, all of these core components are what power the vehicle.
They’re also some of the most expensive issues to fix, which is why early detection and expert repair and maintenance are so important. Warning signs of a potential problem with the power train include:
- Unusual Sounds
- Difficulty Turning
- Dashboard Indicator Lights Are On
- Leaking Fluid
- Inconsistent Turbo Power
If your car has major issues, such as an engine that will not turn off, please contact us for information on the next steps at (740) 363-7100.
Exhaust Maintenance and Repair
It’s also important to monitor the exhaust specifically, as it plays an important role in the safety of your vehicle and its ability to pass inspection. Signs of problems with the exhaust include:
- Loud, Rattling Sounds Especially When Accelerating or Idling
- Bad Smells in the Cabin
- Thick Smoke from the Exhaust Pipe
- Vibrations Felt in the Steering Wheel or Through the Gas Pedal
Left unfixed, a badly working exhaust system or driveline can greatly decrease a car’s fuel efficiency and overall performance or lead to a car that has broken down and requires a more expensive fix. We’ll always do our best to offer you the lowest costs no matter what challenges your vehicle faces. Contact us today to diagnose and repair any issues with your drivetrain or exhaust system.
STEERING / SUSPENSION
Steering / Suspension
Both the steering and suspension systems in your car are there to make driving easier, safer, and more comfortable. The better they work, the more responsive the steering and the more cushioned the ride will be. If you suspect there are any problems with your steering or suspension, make sure you contact Saints Auto Service today at (740) 363-7100.
What is the Suspension?
A car’s suspension connects the tires to a system of springs and shock absorbers on the frame of the car. If there’s a problem with your car’s suspension, you’re likely to feel it while driving as when the car:
- Bounces for too Long After Hitting A Bump in the Road
- Drifts to One Side
- Pitches Forward or Backward When Stopping and Starting
- Sits Lower on One Corner
Without an effective suspension, the car can suffer extra wear and tear from the road and have trouble stopping momentum from driving.
Signs of Steering Problems in Vehicles
Steering problems are easier to spot, but also often require immediate assistance. When the steering system has an issue, your car may be less safe to drive. Signs of a problem with your steering system include a vibrating or loose steering wheel, a wheel that gets stuck or veers towards a specific direction, or a steering wheel that is hard to move or makes a grinding noise.
Many of these are related to issues with power steering, a feature common to many modern cars.
Steering Repair and Suspension Repair in Delaware, OH
If you have a problem with your steering or your suspension, call Saints Auto Service today. Our professionals will be able to determine exactly why your steering wheel or suspension is making driving more difficult and fix it for the lowest cost possible, along with our best quality service.
TIRES & ALIGNMENT
Tires & Alignment
Your tires affect more than your ability to drive your car. Tires that have worn down may lead to less gas mileage, less effective braking in inclement weather, and the chance for a major accident should the tire pop unexpectedly.
Tires are not meant to last forever. At Saints Auto Service, we are available to assist with tire replacement or tire repair any time your tires have worn down, popped, or have lost their effectiveness. Contact us today to get started.
Regular Tire Rotation and Tire Alignment from Saints Auto Service
Tire rotation is an important service because tires wear down at different rates depending on where they are located. On a FWD car, for example, front tires wear faster because they’re responsible for steering, acceleration, and most braking. In order to extend the life of your car’s tires and make driving safer, it’s recommended that you rotate your tires every 4,000 to 8,000 miles.
If your car pulls to the side, or the steering wheel is off-center while driving straight, or it tends to vibrate, your tires may also be out of alignment. Tire alignment is the process of adjusting your car’s suspension so that the back tires, front tires, and steering wheel all line up. This makes steering easier, wears tires more evenly, and improves overall safety. Both of these regular maintenance services are important for safe and efficient driving.
Tire Replacement and Inspection in Delaware, OH
We also review your tires every visit to make sure they’re safe to drive, and we can replace any tire should one of your tires become flat or damaged. If you need tire-related auto maintenance services in Central Ohio, contact our team today.
All batteries will eventually fail. At Saints Auto Service, we are available to evaluate and replace batteries whenever you suspect a problem. We offer battery diagnostics to make sure that your battery life is over, as well as battery replacement if your battery is no longer worth operating.
We can also assess both the battery and the starter any time you have problems starting your car. Signs that something may be wrong with your battery or starter include:
- Engine Cranks Slowly
- Engine Starts Inconsistently
- Dimming Headlights
- Needing to Press the Gas Pedal To Start the Engine
A jump start from another car or a charge from a plug-in battery charger could get the battery to work again so your car can start. But that could be just a temporary fix. Batteries do have a limited lifespan, and after a few years, your battery will need replacement.
Diagnosis of Other Battery and Issues
“Car won’t start.” This problem is often battery related, but may also mean that there are other issues that cause problems with your battery, including:
- Bad Alternator
- Defective Fuse
- Poor Wiring
- Broken Door Sensor and More
These are only a few of the issues that affect your ability to start and operate your car.
Charging Problems and Diagnostics
For electric vehicles, the issue may be related to the charger. Like batteries, chargers can start to break down over time and may require a replacement.
No matter the issue, if your car has had difficulty starting up, or you’ve noticed other battery-related issues, make an appointment with us today. We can recharge, repair, and replace your battery and fix any potential underlying problems.
ADDONS & SPECIALTY SERVICES
Addons & Specialty Services
Saints Auto Service is a family owned, local auto service and repair company that offers great prices, customer-focused service, and expert quality repairs and maintenance. In addition to our standard services, we are also pleased to offer Add-on and specialty services unavailable from some other car service companies. Some of these services include:
- Custom Exhaust
- Windshield Repair
- Welding Services
- Classic & Muscle Car Maintenance and Performance Upgrades
- Aftermarket Upgrades and Installations
With our ability to provide support for cars, trucks, SUVs, fleet vehicles, and all different ages, makes, and models of automobiles, we’re available to make sure that you have the support your need no matter the condition of your car.
If you need an auto repair company in Central Ohio that is committed to customer satisfaction, please contact Saints Auto Service today to learn more.
Learn more about the services we offer at Saint’s Auto Services
Saint’s Auto Service is a full-service repair and maintenance company for cars, trucks, SUVs and fleet vehicles of all makes and models, including Classic & Muscle. Our technicians are ASE certified, receive training to keep their skills sharp and to stay up to date with the latest in vehicle parts and innovations. Our services include, but are not limited to:
- Brakes Repair and Replacement
- AC Repair and Replacement
- Tire Replacement and Alignment
- Scheduled Maintenance Services
- Coolant, Transmission, or Oil Leak Repair, and More
Based in Delaware, OH, we have become the leading choice for those across Central Ohio because we prioritize new technology and better service. State of the art diagnostics, combined with expert vehicle knowledge and customer support means that you’ll always be getting our best possible service.
You can find more information about our services by reviewing our toolbox to the left. And if you have any issues with your vehicle no matter its age, please contact Saint’s Auto Service today at (740) 363-7100 to schedule your appointment.