More on Our Auto Service Specialties
Brake Repair & Service
Not being able to stop quickly and reliably is one of the worst things that can happen on the road. To avoid this scary situation, your brakes need to be serviced on a regular basis, and you may need a brake repair if you’re experiencing brake problems. Our knowledgeable mechanics understand the driving conditions in the Wood Dale area, and we know your brakes require care. If you’re hearing squeaks or grinding noises when you brake, or you’re experiencing less stopping power, bring your vehicle in for brake service. We’ll get you stopping on a dime in no time.
Our ASE-certified mechanics are qualified to handle transmission rebuilds, transmission replacements, clutch repair, and other transmission services for automatic, standard, and overdrive transmissions. When you have a transmission problem, you may need to weigh the pros and cons of getting a transmission repair or a transmission replacement. We’ll help you make a wise decision based on your needs and budget. We also offer maintenance-related transmission services, such as transmission flushes, to keep your transmission in good condition for as long as possible.
Part of your vehicle’s suspension system, the struts bring together the coils and shock absorbers and place them in one unit, thus dispensing the need for many other parts. This is great because, with fewer parts in the strut system, there are fewer parts to break or replace over the lifetime of your vehicle. At Q&C Automotive Repair, we’re suspension system experts, so if you’re experiencing symptoms of an issue, such as excessive bouncing or feeling like your car wants to turn when you’re driving straight, let us take a look and replace those bad struts before other suspension system components are affected.
Tie rods connect your steering system and allow you to turn in your desired direction. One tie rod is made up of two components—the inner tie rod end and outer tie rod end. The most common problem with tie rods is when either tie rod end wears out and gets loose. Often this happens if one of the rubber boots protecting the tie rod ends cracks or breaks and moisture penetrates inside the tie rod, causing erosion. If a tie rod end separates, you will lose steering control, so it’s very important to have your tie rods inspected if you’re experiencing loose steering or hear noise in the front end.
Regular oil changes are a very important part of your vehicle’s overall performance and the key to its longevity. Our experienced mechanics understand what it takes to keep your vehicle running at peak performance, including how often you should get your oil changed (factors include the age of your vehicle and how often you drive) and the type of oil your vehicle needs (many customers have come to us with the wrong type of oil in their cars). With oil change service you’ll also get a 49-point inspection to advise you of any existing or potential problems with your vehicle.
Preventive maintenance, as prescribed by your vehicle’s manufacturer, is designed to ensure efficiency and trouble-free performance. Every car or truck has its own unique preventive maintenance schedule planned out by the manufacturer to help the vehicle achieve its life expectancy, and by regularly maintaining your vehicle, you can avoid costly repairs and having to replace major vehicle components. At Q&C Auto Repair, we can keep your vehicle maintained to stay in compliance with the factory warranty—there’s no reason you must depend on the dealership.