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About Midtown Auto Service & Repair Shop

Ever since we opened our doors, we've been providing quality automotive service to our customers. We take pride in hiring the most qualified technicians, offering the fairest prices to our customers, and utilizing the best in automotive technology and services to fix or maintain your vehicle. As stated earlier, we are a Texas Approved AAA Auto Repair Facility in Houston. Also, we are an Independent Auto Care/Repair Factory Dealer Service Center for AC Delco in Houston, with ASE Certified Technicians. Recognized by the state of Texas, Midtown Auto Service & Repair is licenced to issue auto inspections on all types of vehicles.

Being a State Recognized Emmission Repair Facility we offer low income waivers, low milage waivers, individual vehicle waivers, to everyone who failed their state / emmission inspections. Also, some of our services include, auto engine diagnostics, auto engine repair, auto engine misfires, auto check engine light on, auto overheating problems, auto emissions failures, auto drivability issues, brakes,alignments,complete exhaust repairs,tire balancing & rotations, timing belts, waterpumps, auto electrical troubleshooting, doors & windows, oil changes,shocks/struts,A/C work,state inspections and much much more.

We have been featured in magazines and newspapers such as Everybody in Texas, The Houston Chronicle, Undercar Digest, Auto Inc. Magazine, Tech Shop Magazine and Automotive Report. These magazines were contacted by other auto repair shop owners and customers who reported us worthy as a featured story. Midtown Auto Service is honored by these recognitions of these auto technical trade magazines and newspapers. Which is considered a great achievement from our peers and the good citizens of Houston.

Also, Citysearch has awarded Midtown Auto Service as Best Auto Repair Shop 2006-2007. Citysearch awarded us with a plaque, "Best Auto Repair 2006 - Audience Winner." In 2007, Citysearch again awarded us with two rewards, "Best Auto Repair 2007 - Audience Winner & Editorial Winner." Thus, making Midtown Auto Service the only auto service care facility in Houston, Texas to win two years in a row by Citysearch.

In addition, Midtown Auto Service have won other coveted national recognitions, such as, "Yahoo 2005 Best & Trusted Auto Care Facility" and by "The Local Newspaper - The Best Auto Service 2006." We are also listed in a national radio broadcast, "Car Talk" as listed as a good repair shop to visit in Houston in their "houston mechanics file."Also, Mikey, the owner of Midtown Auto Service in Houston, has done in the past "question and answer about car talk" on "Houston News Channel 2". In addittion, Midtown Auto Service in Houston, has been featured in, "Houston News Channel 11" and "Houston News Channel 39"aboutcomplexcar and safety issues.

Come and try us out and see the difference, we are conveniently located between the downtown & medical center, also known as Midtown.

In conclusion, we service all foreign, domestic and most european cars. In addition, we take checks and all 4 major credit cards,( checks, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, & American Express)

Car Care Tip of the day

Is it necessary to replace my automotive / car belts periodically? Houston,Tx

Yes. Although the auto makers donít usually specify a replacement interval for V-belts or serpentine (flat, multi-ribbed) belts, most belt manufacturers do recommend periodic replacement for preventative maintenance. Hereís why: the incidence of belt failure rises sharply in the fourth year of service for the typical V-belt, and the fifth year for serpentine belts. Whatís more, eight out of ten V-belt failures and ten out of ten serpentine belt failures end up causing a breakdown! Thatís because belts have the uncanny knack of always picking the worst possible moment to fail -- like when youíre heading out of town on that long-awaited fishing trip, when youíre hurrying to pick up a hot date who told you NOT to be late, or when youíre giving your dear mother-in-law a ride to church. A broken belt is always bad news because when it snaps, all drive power to whatever it turns is lost. That means the water pump quits circulating coolant through the engine, the alternator quits producing amps, the power steering pump ceases to assist steering, and the air conditioner quits cooling. Many newer vehicles have a single serpentine belt that drives all of the engineís accessories, so when it fails everything stops working. The good news is that replacing the belts periodically can go a long way towards minimizing the risk of a breakdown caused by belt failure. After all, itís a lot easier to replace a belt at your convenience than having the belt fail unexpectedly Heavens knows where. For optimum protection, most experts recommend replacing V-belts every three to four years, or every 36,000 to 48,000 miles. A recommended replacement interval for serpentine belts would be every four or five years, or 50,000 miles. Belt Life The service life of a V-belt depends on mileage as well as load, tension and heat. Every time a belt passes around a pulley, it bends and flexes. This produces heat which age hardens the rubber over time. The wear process can be greatly accelerated if the belt is loose and slips because any added friction between belt and pulley makes the belt run even hotter. This can cause glazing on the faces of the belt and cause it to slip even more. So one of the most important factors that affects belt life is making sure it is properly tensioned when it is installed and that the proper tension is maintained throughout its service life. Symptoms that may be the result of improper belt tension include: Belt squeal, especially on the fan, A/C compressor or power steering drives. A battery that keeps running down (due to belt slippage). Excessive sidewall wear on a V-belt that causes it to ride lower than normal in the pulley grooves. Severe cracking along the underside of a V-belt. Noisy alternator, power steering pump, air pump, A/C compressor or water pump bearings (from excessive belt tension). Belt Replacement Replacement V-belts must be the same length and width as the original. A belt thatís too long or too short may not allow enough adjustment for proper tension. A belt thatís too wide or too narrow will not ride at the right depth in the pulley grooves. CAUTION: When installing a new belt, do not attempt to "stretch" it over pulleys. Doing so can break the internal cords causing the belt to fail. Always loosen the pulleys so there is adequate clearance to slip the belt over the pulleys. Once the belt has been installed on the pulleys, a belt gauge should be used to adjust belt tension to factory specifications. The old rule of thumb of allowing 1/2 inch of "give" between the furthest pulleys is not a very accurate guide for todayís engines. So follow the manufacturerís recommendations for belt tension. Once tension has been adjusted, it should be rechecked and readjusted (if necessary) after a short break-in period (say after 500 to 1,000 miles of driving). It should then be checked twice a year or every 5,000 or 6,000 miles thereafter. On vehicles with a single serpentine belt, tension is usually self-adjusted automatically via a spring loaded tensioner. No additional adjustment is necessary. If your engine has been eating or twisting belts, misaligned pulleys may be your problem. Alignment can be checked with a straightedge. If a pulley is bent or not in the same plane as the rest, the problem should be corrected otherwise the "bad" pulley will continue to ruin belts.
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