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From Business: JC Auto Mechanic LLC is the premier Bloomfield auto mechanic, ready to work on any vehicle. We specialize in all vehicle manufacturers including Honda, Acura, For…
Four tips for keeping yourself and your vehicle safe while you wait.
When a car is damaged by an accident or weather, what can be repaired and what must be replaced? Or is it time to buy a new car?
No matter whether an accident involved a freshly licensed teen or an experienced driver, knowing what to do (or not do) is essential to bouncing back.
Ok Tito here I am with my REVIEW!!!! Anyone in the Newark Elizabeth Rahway Roselle Linden Orange East Orange Area looking for A great AUTO REPAIR SHOP ESPECIALLY TRANSMISSION WORK!!!! I would DEF RECOMMEND TITO’s TRANSMISSIONS and AUTO REPAIR!!! My clutch went on my Bmw on Sat so I was stuck in Jersey the entire weekend. I shopped around Monday morning for anyone to do the work most complained and said I’m better off taking it to the dealer!!! That’s a definite NO NO unless y’all were helping me pay 😂. Long story short I googled a few more place and stumbled upon Titto gave him a call and immediately he said bring it down let me take a look he made a few phone calls gave me A GREAT PRICE FOR THE PART AND LABOR👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👍👍👍👍 top it off it was done finish the next day!!!! Car rides smooth and clutch feels like car just came off the lot!!!! Tito thanks my friend I will DEF RECOMMEND ANYONE LOOKING FOR GREAT AUTO REPAIR SERVICE TO GIVE THIS GUY A CALL!!!! I’ve found a new Mechaic
I brought my car to Newark car car to change my head gasket. They change the head gasket but when I came to pick my car up, the engine was knocking. Knocked so bad that the car cut off on me. They claim they didn’t touch then bottom end of the engine but they obviously damaged it because my engine wasn’t knocking when I brought my car in. I basically paid $950 for them to ruin my car! Now I need a new car. They talk a good game but their work is horrible.
This place is good for simple things like oil changes and getting tires rotated. If you have a foreign car, or a problem with your car that is difficult to figure out, however, you will have better luck elsewhere. The people here are not intentionally trying to screw you out of money, but the mechanics do not have the experience necessary to take on difficult jobs. Basically, my car wasn't starting, I spent almost a thousand dollars over a few months, and at the end of it I still have a car that wont start. I must have brought the car in at least four times. The first time it worked for about two months. Then it wouldn't start again. I brought it back, and they found another problem. Over the next month, they proceeded to "fix" the same part, and every time it would work for a few days to a week, and then stop. Instead of telling me they weren't able to figure out what the issue was, they just kept replacing the same part. One time I went to pick up my "fixed" vehicle, and it wouldn't even start from their shop. Again, I do not think that these are bad people, just not the right people to take a difficult job to. They were always very nice to me, but at the end of the day I am left more in debt and without a working vehicle.
Tito the owner was very professional when I got to his workshop, he explained the whole transmission rebuilding process and promised that the job will be done in 3 business days.He finished the work on time and and gave me 1 year or 12,000miles warranty. So far, the car is running good and I will recommend him to my friends.
This place may be the worst place to take your car to get it fixed. I went in for an oil change and to fix my brakes. Got the car the next day to drive it home and oil leaked everywhere and my engine ended up blowing out. I cant even tell you about the job on the brakes because I barely got to drive it. Owner said it was only half his fault as I am supposed to notice oil leaking out the bottom of my car as I am driving. Not his fault for not putting the oil plug back on so that the oil wouldnt leak. My car is now not in driving condition and I basically lost a car because of an oil change. I WILL NEVER BRING MY CAR BACK TO THIS PLACE. I HOPE OTHER PEOPLE SEE THIS AND DONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AS I DID. HE DIDNT EVEN CARE THAT MY CAR WAS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR AND HE WANTED ME TO PAY HIM MORE MONEY TO FIX IT. HELL NO!
One of their drivers almost hit me pulling onto 280E and had the nerve to flip me off as he almost plowed into the side of my vehicle. I called to complain and got voice mail. Completely unprofessional. I would NOT recommend this service to anyone. Unsafe and rude.
RUDE. I called to see if they had a rollback truck and they mumbled something then hung up on me. Don't think I'll be calling them again.
Carlos charged me 702 dollars for a disconected relay and he stated that I needed work done to my car that I did not need. I told him to hold the car he hurried and fixed it so he could charge me the money I had to make him put it back and put it on the street he charged me over 100 dollars for a fake diagnostic because he said there was something wrong with my front end and if I drove it I would have an accident i and storage for 2 days the next two days a mechanic from Jersey city went to Newark and fixed my car and brought it back for 100 dollars and said that there was nothing wrong with my front end ,Carkis think women are stupid and he tried to rip me off ..beware
Adx auto sales,IncWe are glad to have neighbors like this company,excellent service.rates are the best in townnew equipment,drivers are kind and gentle.
Excellent service very nice people se los recomiendo es un lugar que hacen muy buen trabajo.. very good price
Some people use their garages to keep their cars safe. Others use them to store boxes of books and home decorations. No matter how a garage is used, there is one key factor they all must have in common to protect the precious items within: A functional garage door.
There is no shortage of variety when it comes to choosing a garage door. Options include different materials, styles and lifting or opening methods, each with its own unique pros and cons.
When deciding on the right garage door, the first thing to consider is the style.
Garage Door Styles
The two most common styles of garage door include:
The benefits of swing-out doors are their classic look and the ability to keep the garage ceiling clear for added storage space. The major downside of this style is the amount of time it takes to manually lock, unlock, open, and close them. They can be manual or operated by a remote control.
Perhaps the most common and recognizable style is the roll-up garage door. These features are much easier to automate than their swinging counterparts, making them a preferred choice for many homeowners. However, ceiling space must be sacrificed to make room for the door when open. These are typically automatic, but manual models are also available.
Aside from these popular models, homeowners can choose between:
Once you've determined the style of garage door, you can move on to choosing the material. Some considerations you might keep in mind include:
If you're looking for something that will withstand the test of errant basketballs and driver's education students, a vinyl door might be your best bet. These doors are hard to dent or break and don't need much maintenance to keep up their appearance. They are usually built on steel frames with polyurethane insulation and come in a limited variety of colors.
Wood can stand up to plenty of the abuse a garage door may be subject to from time to time. They are also attractive doors with many color options. They can be painted or stained at the factory or on site. One of the biggest downsides to wood garage doors is the upkeep - they may need to be repainted or restained regularly to maintain the color.
Fiberglass doors can break with a strong impact but in general are pretty sturdy. Like vinyl doors, they are built on steel frames and insulated with polyurethane.
Wood composite doors have the same aesthetic advantages of wood doors but are less expensive. They usually have a wood frame and are filled with polyurethane insulation. Some may have fiberboard skins and are designed to closely mimic wood.
It doesn't take much to dent these doors, but they aren't very expensive and require little maintenance. However, they are subject to rust, especially in damper climates.
These doors can also easily dent but don't rust. They are also lightweight, which is ideal for larger garage doors, as more weight on such a large frame could put added stress on the lifting or opening mechanism.
Five basic designs of garage door openers are available to homeowners. Two are relatively recent developments, while the other three are fairly standard and have been around for decades.
One of the biggest advantages of the direct-drive opener is how silent it is. With the motor being the only moving part of this machine, it's said to be the quietest model available. This is one of the newest designs and was developed in Germany.
Another relatively recent design, this model is ideal for a homeowner who wants to keep the ceiling clear for storage. It is set up on the wall closest to the garage door as opposed to on the ceiling, like most garage door openers.
This opener is powered by a motor that rotates a threaded-steel rod on which a trolley rides. It is a relatively quick garage door opener, though most garage doors close at the same rate for safety reasons. Additionally, they are said to be the easiest to maintain, given that they don't involve many moving parts. However, these doors have a history of problems when the temperature quickly changes, and they are noisy. If there is an apartment or office above a garage, screw-driven openers may not be the best option.
These use a chain similar to that of a bicycle. The chain pulls a trolley connected to a bar that lifts the garage door. It can be noisy and cause vibrations, given the metal-to-metal contact, though more recent models are said to be a little bit better about this.
The function of belt-driven openers is the same as chain-driven openers. The only major difference is that instead of metal chains, these door openers are built with a belt made of fiberglass, steel-reinforced rubber, or polyurethane. This brings down the noise level but increases the price.
As with most things mechanical, garage doors may begin to develop problems after a few years of use. Many typical problems are easily identified and, with the right knowledge or help from a professional, aren't too difficult to fix.
Transmitter or Remote Won't Work
The first thing you should check in this instance is the transmitter battery. Dead batteries are often the culprit, though there are other causes seen as well. If the batteries are in good shape, take a look at the cables and tracks to make sure they are clear, clean, and sturdy.
Door Doesn't Close All the Way
If you notice a gap at the bottom of your garage door after closing it, try resetting the close limit. Your door might be set to close at a higher point than the ground. It might also be set too low, and when the door reaches the ground, the sensor reacts in the same way it would if an object was obstructing its path: by retreating upward.
Door Shakes When Opening
This could be caused by debris on the tracks or wheels. Clean these first to see if this is the problem. If not, the springs might be stretched unevenly or worn out.
Door Squeaks When Opening
The rollers are most likely dry and need to be lubricated.
Door Closes Faster Than Usual
A quickly closing garage door could easily become a safety hazard. The problem is usually springs that are too stretched out. They should be replaced by a professional. Working with these large springs can be difficult, and they can quickly turn into dangerous, fast-moving metal whips.
Door Makes a Strange Sound at the Same Point Every Time It's Used
This might mean your tracks are either dented, falling, or otherwise misaligned. This is not just annoying; it's dangerous. Misaligned or damaged tracks can cause the door to cease working or to fall off its tracks. If your door seems to be working fine overall, feel free to inspect the issue further. But if your door is stuck, slanted, or looks unstable, call a professional who will have the right tools to fix the problem.
Door Sticks When Opening or Closing
If you begin to notice this around a change in seasons, check the lubricant on the tracks. Weather patterns will affect lubricant's effectiveness. Dirt or debris on the tracks could also be the cause; make sure they're clear and clean. If the tracks look fine, make sure the doors are hung evenly.
It's not uncommon for a garage door to have a problem or two every once in awhile. But, if the same issue keeps coming up or one cause has led to a variety of problems, it might be time to consider replacing your door altogether.
For someone who's familiar with tackling tough home improvement projects, installing a garage door might be a viable do-it-yourself project. It'll likely take the better part of a Saturday, and it's not a bad idea to ask for help, especially when taking off the old door.
But if you're even a little bit wary of taking on such a large task, reaching out to a professional would probably be a smart move. On average, a new garage door installation will cost around $1,000. Most homeowners end up paying somewhere between $740 and $1,400, including the installation and the door itself.
Likewise, a custom garage door could be a project that an experienced wood or metal worker can take on with the right materials, tools, and knowledge. However, for the amateur DIY-er, contacting a professional might be the best way to go. If you are unfamiliar with the project, the weight alone could prove to be an issue. Depending on the size, it could weigh as much as 200 pounds, though some smaller or uninsulated ones could be less than 100 pounds.
To keep your garage door functional for as long as possible, try to inspect it every so often to ensure everything is working properly. A problem that goes too long without attention can only get worse and wind up costing you more to repair or replace the door.
About once a month, carefully observe the door as you open and close it. If you hear or see anything unusual, take a closer look at it. The regular motion could easily loosen up some of the hardware, so take a few minutes to tighten everything up. Also, be sure that tracks, tires, and other moving parts are properly lubricated.
If your door is painted, make sure it isn't chipped or peeling. Deteriorating paint on a wooden door could let moisture in, which leads to warped doors, while a steel door could rust if water gets in.