Reliable Auto Mechanic Near New Haven, Connecticut

We Serve Major Brands Like Honda, Toyota, Ford, Subaru, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Acura, Mazda, Chevy, Kia, & Hyundai

We Conduct Thorough Diagnostic Testing For Cars & Trucks

Whether your check engine light on or you hear your car making strange noises, you’ll find the solutions at Ernie’s Garage. Using state of the art equipment, we’ll scan your on-board computer for diagnostic trouble codes (DTC). But we won’t just give you the codes on a piece of paper that also says “good luck”. Once we know where to begin our investigation, we’ll help you understand what the root cause of these problems are, what it will take to fix them, and most importantly–how much all of it will cost.

We Fix Steering & Suspension Systems

Home to potholes big and small, if you’re driving around New Haven, then you better be sure that your struts and shocks are in good condition. Why is this so important? Struts and shocks are key components of your car’s suspension system. Without them, your car wouldn’t be able to recover from speed bumps or steep drops. Struts and shocks should be replaced every 50,000 miles; however, depending on where and how you drive, you may need to replace them sooner. Here are some warnings sings to be aware of.

It’s Time To Replace Your Shocks & Struts If…

  • The front end of your car dives when you brake
  • The rear end of your car buckles when you accelerate
  • It’s hard to control your car when you make turns

We’ll also assess your power steering, differential, wheel bearings, wheel alignment, coil springs, and chassis parts.

We Fix & Replace All Brake System Components

Do you hear squeaking, squealing, or grinding noises when you hit the brakes? If you do, then parts of your braking system needs to be replaced. At Ernie’s Garage, we do everything: brake pads, rotors, shoes, drums, calipers. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to know exactly what needs to be done–that’s our job! All you need to do is stop on by and let us take a look. We’re conveniently located about 15 minutes from Long Wharf Park. When we say we’ll perform a full inspection of your car’s braking system, we mean it. Unlike some “quickie” auto places, we take the time to examine every element. This level attention often makes it easier on your wallet. For example, we may conclude that only single components, like the rear pads or rotors, need to be replaced now, and that the front ones can wait another 2000 miles.

We Repair Exhaust Systems & Mufflers

If your car is making loud noises, then it would be smart to have us inspect your exhaust system. What exactly will we do? We’ll check for cracks and breaks in the undercarriage, and we’ll examine the condition of your catalytic converter.

We Offer Routine & Factory-Specific Maintenance Services

Whether you need an oil change, a new battery, an alignment, or anything in between–the experts at Ernie’s Garage has your back. We know, too, that each make and model has specific maintenance needs. If you bring a Honda to us, we won’t treat it like a Toyota or a Subaru. After all, your car is unique, just like you.

In Need of a Reliable Mechanic?

Contact Ernie’s Garage today for competitive pricing, expert services and one of a kind customer service. Our goal is to have you want to visit Ernie’s Garage for everything from oil changes to all of your car maintenance and repair needs.