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At Petty’s Automotive, we offer a wide range of automobile repairs that include general engine repair, auto air conditioning repair, timing belts, brake repair, tune up and computer diagnostics. We can perform auto engine diagnostics when your check engine light comes on and when the emissions is not within specifications. Additionally, we do tune up work, oil change, brakes, and suspension work. Our friendly staff and technicians here in Spartanburg, SC have remained in service to Petty’s Automotive for 19 years with 36 years of combined experience.
When you visit Petty’s auto repair shop once, you will see the same faces as you have seen before. We always quote the price of the repair, and will try to explain the procedure to be understood by all. All data is certified with factory repair information from all car manufactures. Tune ups are performed by specialist mechanics that have received extensive training and state certification for all of the procedures that they undertake. We test, not guess.
Today every car is controlled by a computer. The steering system, fuel injectors, spark plugs, and much more are all told when they are needed and when to move by a computer system. Having a computer inside of your car offers you the ability to know what is wrong instantly. When you see a check engine light appear you should immediately take your care in for Engine Diagnostics. Petty's Automotive has techs that have ASE training and know how to properly fix your automobile.
As you can probably tell, auto air conditioning repair is getting expensive. Freon and parts prices keep getting higher. There are several major components that make up an air conditioning system. Some of these include the compressor, clutch assembly, driers, accumulators, expansion valves, evaporator, condenser, hoses and some cars have aluminum pipes. On your car the above highlighted parts may have been replaced. Of course these parts were expensive, but keep in mind you do not have a totally new system.
There are other parts that you may not need at this time that could also be expensive. Auto air conditioning repair work is often compared to an old inner tube that has several holes in it. You may fix one and sometimes the next weakest spot will begin to leak. Since some auto air conditioning components will deteriorate from the inside out, it is sometimes hard to determine how weak they are at the time. We fix what we know is bad at the time. (We do not want to replace parts that aren’t necessary because this would be an extra expense for you.) However, some of the other components can still give you trouble at any time and have to be replaced.
We proudly warranty our repairs and labor for 90 days. Parts warranties vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but they have warranties for at least 90 days. These warranties only cover what we replaced at the time of your repair. Please remember you may still have trouble with other parts of your air conditioning system in the future.
We understand what an inconvenience it is to be without your vehicle for any length of time, so we make sure each job is completed in a timely manner. We’ll save your time, energy, and frustration of trying to handle tough repairs yourself and the money you could be wasting taking your new car back to the dealer for all its maintenance needs. We pride ourselves on performing the services or repairs on your car right the first time by our highly qualified service technician. So drop your car, SUV, or truck off today and allow us to provide you with excellent service.
We strive to be your Spartanburg, SC auto repair shop for everything from a tune up to an oil change, to brake repair and transmission work. We want to be your hometown service that you can trust with car issues, no matter the make or model. Call our auto repair shop or stop by with your car today!
Batteries, Cooling Systems Repairs and Flush, Brakes, Tune Ups, Oil Changes, Domestic and Foreign Car Repair, Complete Engine Repair, Heating & Air Conditioning Repair and Installation, Drive Axles, Timing Belts, Automobile Computer Diagnostics and Reprogramming, Friendly Technicians, Dedicated Service Technicians, Excellent Customer Service.
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