Maintenance and Repair, Middle Village, New York The Complimentary Consultation At Essential Auto Care we strive to give our customers the best possible service. One of these services is our FREE vehicle consultation! During this process we will put your vehicle on a lift and perform a visual inspection followed by a vehicle scan. Our ASE certified master technicians will make sure your vehicle receives an adequate amount of time to identify immediate issues, absolutely FREE of charge! With over a decade in the industry our staff has seen it all and have the knowledge to determine how to best diagnose and repair your vehicle. If there are known issues with the vehicle please notify an adviser before the consultation so we can best identify other problems. After the complimentary vehicle consultation our service adviser will break down what we found step by step. If there are more complicated issues that require further testing we will advise for a digital ... read more
Maintenance Repair, Middle Village, Queens Front Lower Control Arm Bushings, Honda, Acura “What are front control arms?” Front control arms are what hold the suspension components to the subframe and controls movement at the wheels. The specific component that goes wrong with Hondas and Acuras are the bushings in the lower control arm. Fully functioning bushings are necessary to keep your vehicle's control arms performing properly. When these bushings go bad it creates excessive movement and driveability issues. It’s important to fix this immediately because a bad lower control arm is a major safety issue. When these components go bad you may experience the following issues: -Poor braking -Difficulty steering -Ware to the tires -Pull or drift when driving -Noises -Overall drivability If a control arm and components is showing an excessive amount of ware the vehicle will be very dangerous to drive. Under th ... read more
Choosing an auto repair shop is sometimes a scary and daunting task. The industry has had its reputation damaged by periodic news story of consumers being taken advantage of and flat out lied to by unscrupulous car shops. Finding a reliable mechanic is as important as choosing the right dentist or doctor. This blog post highlights some of the reasons why Essential Auto Care is the best auto repair shop in queens ny. Yesterday's method of finding a service was the good ol' yellow pages. In today's digital age, we rely on google searches and reviews. Essential Auto Care is proud to say we have a stellar online reputation from real client experiences. We boast a 5* overall review on both google and yelp. If you take the time to read some of the reviews, you will see that the common theme is we are friendly, caring, expertly professional and personal. Our facility is the nicest repair shop in middle village ny. We offer amenities to our clients such as a clean and comfortable ... read more
Its that time of year again! We have been lucky to have a mild winter so far but a cold snap has definitely hit this city especially in Queens and Brooklyn. You might notice your car is harder to start or maybe doesn't start at all! That is due to battery efficiency being negatively affected by the weather. If you haven't replaced your battery in some time or find funny electrical gremlins going on with your vehicle please give us a call! For the month of January and February we can perform a battery and charging system test absolutely FREE. We want to help everyone avoid the anguish of a dead car in the dead of winter. If you are in the Queens or Brooklyn area, we are conveniently located in Middle Village, near Forest Hills, Rego Park, Glendale, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, and Maspeth. Essential Auto Care is your leading auto repair shop specializing in American and Asian car makes. Come see us
We are happy to announce we can now perform NYS Inspections in house! Thats almost true... we can get your New York State Emissions Inspection done right next door at M-Spec Performance! Essential Auto Care and M-Spec Performance are two separate shops but under the same umbrella. As a courtesy we would always take Essential clients vehicles to the closest inspection station however this was both time consuming and cumbersome. We were also not the ones in charge of properly inspecting client vehicles which can be the most important part of getting your annual sticker! Now you can lounge around in our comfortable waiting area and we can have your vehicle back to you faster than ever. Feel free to give us a call to book an appointment. We aim to be convenient so can take you in same day, on your schedule!