Professional Auto Mechanic Near Woodbridge, Connecticut

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

Full Diagnostic Testing For Your Car or Truck

If your check engine light is illuminating your dashboard, or if your car is making weird noises, then won’t worry–we’ll know how to fix it! How? We’ll start by using state of the art equipment to scan your on-board computer for diagnostic trouble codes (DTC). These codes will tell us which areas of your vehicle needs to be closely examined. Once we’ve inspected the components in question, we’ll make sure you know what’s going on, what needs to be done, and most importantly, how much it will cost.

Steering & Suspension Repair Services

As quaint as Woodbridge is, it’s hard to say whether its many bumpy roads really add to its charm. To help your car recover from these gravelly surfaces, ditches, and potholes, your struts and shocks should be inspected and replaced often. How often?. Struts and shocks should be replaced every 50,000 miles. What happens if you neglect this important maintenance tip? Your car will start to sway uncontrollably. You see, struts and shocks are part of what helps your car maintain its composure during steep drops and bumps. If they’re worn out, then you could be in for much more than a bumpy ride. 50,000 miles is merely a ballpark range. If you can identify with the following warning signs, then it may be time to replace your shocks or struts:

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

  • Your car’s front end plunges forward when you brake
  • Your car’s rear end buckles when you accelerate
  • Your car bounces excessively when you turn

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

Brake System Repair & Replacement

When you hit the brakes, do you hear squealing, squeaking, or grinding? Parts of your braking system needs to be replaced if you do. Luckily, we’re equipped to provide all the brake services you need. Brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, calipers, hoses–we do it all! Ready to silence those grinding sounds for good? Then stop in today! We’re located about 15 minutes from the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Department. The benefit of working with us is that our findings can help your maintenance budget. For example, we may help you realize that only 1 rotor or pad needs to be replaced at this time, and that the other ones will be ok for another 2k miles.

Exhaust & Muffler Repair

Is your car making loud noises? Then there’s a good chance that there’s something wrong with your exhaust system or muffler. Don’t worry: bring it to our auto repair shop, and we’ll know what to do. We’ll check the undercarriage for cracks, and we’ll inspect the condition of your catalytic converter. We’ll have your car running better than ever in no time.

Routine & Factory-Specific Maintenance Services

As minor as an oil change or an alignment may seem, these standard best practices have been ingrained in our society for a reason: they’re important. While there is some debate about how often you need an oil change or alignment, all auto repair experts–including us–agree that they are absolutely vital to the longevity of any vehicle. Of course, all cars are not created equal. At Ernie’s Garage, we won’t treat a BMW like an Audi, or a Nissan like a Subaru. We know that every make and model has unique maintenance needs that are mandated by the manufacturer. Whether it’s a new cabin filter, windshield wipers, spark plugs, or a serpentine belt, we’ll ensure that all work is done according to the unique protocols of your car’s manufacturer.

In Need of a Reliable Mechanic?

Contact Ernie’s Garage today for competitive pricing, great service, and one-of-a-kind customer care. 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.