Auto Repair in Pensacola by URAUTO Repairs
URAUTO repairs is a Auto Dream Team consisting of a Father (Charles)and Son (Angelo)Car Business that has grown to offering quality Used Cars in Pensacola and an onsite Auto Repair shop.
Our Business expanded due to our Customer requests, needing Honest and Reliable Auto Repairs in addition, we learned it was the only way URAUTO could ensure the cars we were selling, were safe and mechanically sound for your family driving on the roads in Pensacola.
At URAUTO, We ARE the BANK. We Offer our own Financing.
That means we finance our own cars we sell and unfortunately, we quickly learned that not only our cars needed to be affordable, but most importantly, our cars needed to be reliable, or our car customers would stop making their payments and we would be forced to re-possess a broken car, which is why we decided to open up our own Auto Repair shop at URAUTO.
Honest Mechanic and Affordable Car Repairs in Pensacola
We are a Family-owned business, and we ARE a Team, so there is accountability. You are not dealing with a big company. We know exactly what was wrong with your car when you brought it in and we also know the repairs we made to properly fix your car the first time. Because we are a small business, we don’t have the profit margin built in to afford your car to be returned for repairs not done correctly, or serve you fancy coffee in an airconditioned waiting room.
URAUTO Repairs is basic auto repairs that are performed correctly and done right the first time at affordable prices regardless of if you bought your used car from us or not. We treat every car we get in, just like we own it ourselves and will make sure your car is performing as best as it possibly can and you have peace of mind your wife and kids are not going to be stranded on the roads in Pensacola.
We welcome you to the URAUTO family and if you have any questions, concerns, or complaints, please ask for Angelo or Charles Russo. We are honest and very upfront with our prices. Once we know what is wrong with your car, we will tell you what to expect, or even if we can only give you a temporary fix. We will let you know.
URAUTO Repairs provides Affordable Car Repairs in Pensacola
Below is a full list of the services URAUTO repairs can provide:
· Air Conditioning Service
· Air Filter Replacement
· Alternator Repair
· Auto Diagnostics
· Axle Shafts
· Axle Repair & Replacement
· Battery Replacement
· Belts Inspection
· Brake Repairs and Brake Inspections
· Carburetor Service
· Clutch Replacement
· Computerized Engine Analysis
· Cooling System Maintenance
· Electrical System Service/Repair
· Emergency Auto Repair
· Engine Repair
· Exhaust Maintenance
· Fuel Injection Service
· General Repairs
· Glass Repair/Replacement
· Headlight Replacement
· Hose Inspection
· Hose Replacement
· Motor Replacement
· Oil Change, Lube & Filter
· Radiator Service & Repair
· Shocks & Struts
· Spark Plug Service & Replacement
· Starter Replacement
· Suspension Service & Repair
· Tire Rods, Ball Joints & U-Joints
· Tire Rotation
· Transmission Flush & Service
· Transmission Repair
· Vehicle Inspections
· Wheel Bearings
· Wheel Rotation
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Why buy a Used Cars from URAUTO ? -
URAUTO buys most of their cars at the Auto Auction. While we are at the Auto Auction, we conduct and initial inspection, where we check for a variety of things, from engine noises to the control buttons on the doors,
What inspections take place once the cars arrive to our Dealership lot?
At URAuto, our Mechanics follow a detailed 125+ point checklist of things to look at in each car, including seat heaters, air conditioning, folding seats, undercarriage, and frame checks, and even details as small as looking inside trim or body panels. Keep in mind, however, that some of our vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. You can check a vehicle’s safety recall status at nhtsa.gov/recalls and this is also why we provide a free CARFAX report with every car we offer for sale.
URAUTO LLC Mechanics test drive every car before it is offered for sale.
What happens during a Test drive of our Used cars?
Our test drive route is half on the highway I-10 and the other half of the test drive is on Old Palafox Street in Pensacola. We look for things like wheel or tire vibrations, brake pulsations, or suspension noise. We even do panic stops to make sure the vehicle stops straight.
After the test drive, our Auto Mechanics put in work orders for any repairs or cosmetic detailing that may need to be done to the car. Then a mechanic will then diagnose where an issue is coming from and what specifically needs to be replaced. After all this, the vehicle goes through a final quality check before we offer it for sale to our customers.
A helpful way to see if a car you’re looking at has had regular maintenance is to check the vehicle history report, which can sometimes include the vehicle’s service records. A vehicle history report is a great way to find out more about service history and previous owners (like whether it was a fleet vehicle for a company or owned privately). We recommend CARFAX vehicle reports.
While the vehicle reconditioning process is largely done behind the scenes, URAUTO LLC Mechanics are proud to talk about the work they do, especially when it helps customers feel good about buying a used car.
Once you buy the car, how should you maintain it to prolong the life of your car?
With proper maintenance, most of today’s cars, trucks, and SUVs will make it well past 100,000 miles. Now assuming your car repairs are reasonable, the longer you hold onto a vehicle, the more money you will save. That’s why it’s important to follow your car’s maintenance schedule and why we pull the vehicle history report from CARFAX.
Unfortunately, Carfax data shows that many owners are not keeping up.
Nearly half of vehicles on the road are overdue for a tire rotation and over 30% need an oil change. Both of these will impact the life of your car as well as the fuel consumption, but most importantly, you need a safe car to drive.
URAUTO has partnered with CARFAX for many reasons and below is a list of nationally recognized car maintenance schedules.
What Is a Car Maintenance Schedule?
A maintenance schedule is a list of manufacturer-recommended services for a vehicle, usually grouped by the mileage or age at which the service is recommended.
Though the details may vary from one vehicle to another, here’s what is typically recommended at each mileage reading on the odometer:
Every 5,000 miles
Every 10,000 miles
At 36,000 miles
At 50,000 miles
At 60,000 miles
Inspect belts, hoses, and valves (if the vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, have it changed according to the automaker’s recommendations to avoid possible engine damage)
At 100,000 miles
At 125,000 miles
At 180,000 miles
At 250,000 miles
Good Mechanics in Pensacola know the correct Auto Repairs
In addition to the recommended service periods for “standard” use, you’ll probably find a second set of recommendations for “severe” use. This is meant for vehicles that frequently tow or haul, are used for ride hailing or delivery, undergo excessive idling, are operated in extremely dirty/dusty conditions, or are used in high-speed or competitive driving.
URAUTO recommends enrolling into CARFAX service records, so all of your repairs and car maintenance is recorded so when you sell you car, you have an accurate record of the work you had performed.
Ask URAUTO to enroll your car into CARFAX- https://www.carfax.com/Service/?s_id=int_carfax_002
GET BETTER GAS MILEAGE IN PENSACOLA
With gas prices fluctuating, fueling up at the pump can feel overwhelming as you watch the price go up and down. Let’s focus on ways that you can help your vehicle get the most out of what you are putting into it. Follow these suggestions to help increase your gas mileage:
Watch your speed
Fuel economy can peak around 50mph on most vehicles. As you increase your speed past 50mph your fuel economy decreases. By reducing your highway speeds by 5-10mph you can increase the fuel economy by 7-14 percent.
Try to avoid rapid acceleration and hard breaking. Both of these actions can lower your fuel economy by up to 15-30 percent at highway speeds and 10-40 percent in stop and go traffic.
Avoid Excessive Idling
When your vehicle is idling, it can consume one quarter to one half gallon of fuel per hour.
Drive to warm the engine
When it’s cold outside, start the engine and drive the vehicle normally to warm the engine instead of idling.
Utilize cruise control
When you drive at a consistent speed on the highway you can save on gas. Make sure that you are not using cruise control on wet /icy roadways.
Reduce the cargo in the vehicle
Adding an additional 100 pounds to your car can reduce your mileage by up to 1 percent. Smaller vehicles experience this impact more than larger one.
Check your tire pressure
Car maintenance can go a long way when trying to improve your gas mileage. Something as small as tire pressure can reduce your fuel economy by up to 10%.
Replace Spark Plugs
According to the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence indicates that bd spark plugs can decrease fuel economy by up to 30%. If you notice your gas mileage suddenly dropping, bring it into Tune Tech to check if your spark plugs could be misfiring and have them replaced.
Have your alignment checked
If your tires are misaligned, it can decrease fuel efficiency by as much as 10%, while also wearing out your tires.
Use the recommended oil
You can improve your MPG by up to 2% when you use the grade of oil recommended in your owner’s manual.
There are many ways to help increase your vehicles fuel economy. If in doubt and unsure where to start, bring it into URAUTO Repair for an inspection. We can help diagnose and fix problems that can be decreasing your vehicles gas mileage.
OIL CHANGES at URAUTO Repairs
1. When to Change the Motor Oil
Motor oil needs to be changed when it is either worn or aged out. The oil degrades from heat and pressure, and it can collect harmful particles that need to be removed. Plus, oil breaks down over time, even when the car is parked for an extended period.
Fortunately, the specific guidance for your car can be found right in the glove box. The answer to this question, and many others, is to check your owner’s manual. It should be your car maintenance and operation bible. Don’t make assumptions on the interval based on past experiences or guidance from mechanics who profit from the work, because the timing has evolved over the years.
The built-in service reminders are a great convenience. “These systems typically monitor the number of miles a vehicle has traveled, and they also track how hard the car is being driven, and adjust accordingly,” Ibbotson says. Think of it as an onboard personal adviser.
When buying a new or used car, be sure to read the manual to see if it is equipped with a reminder and how it works. Some minders have settings, including the ability to turn them off. If you buy a used car, take the time to confirm that it is set up as expected. You don’t want to either keep waiting and waiting for a light to signal an oil change that will never come or misinterpret a light that is meant to indicate a tire rotation, rather than an oil change.
2. How Often to Check the Oil Level
Our mechanics recommend checking your oil level at least once a month, or ideally every other gas fill-up. Don’t assume that a new car is exempt from this maintenance chore. Consumer Reports reliability survey results have shown that even newer cars can need the oil to be topped off between changes.
Check the owner’s manual and follow the automaker’s recommendations. Some newer cars have electronic oil monitors and don’t have traditional dipsticks for manual inspection.
If you do have a dipstick, and you’re checking it yourself, make sure the car is parked on level ground. If the engine has been running, be aware of potential hot spots under the hood. Most automakers recommend checking the oil level when the engine is cool.
With the engine off, open the car’s hood and find the dipstick. Pull the dipstick out from the engine and wipe off any oil from its end with a dust-free cloth or towel. Then insert the dipstick back into its tube and push it all the way back in.
Pull it back out, and this time quickly look at both sides of the dipstick to see where the oil is on the end. Every dipstick has some way of indicating the proper oil level, whether it be two pinholes, the letters L and H (low and high), the words MIN and MAX, or simply an area of crosshatching. If the top of the oil “streak” is between the two marks or within the crosshatched area, the level is fine.
If the oil is below the minimum mark, you need to add oil. (Use the oil type recommended in the owner’s manual, adding just no more than half a quart at a time. Let the car sit, then check again.)
Pay close attention to the old oil’s color. It should appear brown or black. But if it has a light, milky appearance, this could mean coolant is leaking into the engine. Look closely for any metal particles, too, because this could mean there is internal engine damage. If you see either of these conditions, get the car to a mechanic for further diagnosis.
If everything is okay, wipe off the dipstick again and insert it back into its tube, making sure it’s fully seated. Close the hood and you’re done.
If the oil is consistently low when checked, the engine is either burning the oil or leaking it. Either way, discuss this recurring issue with your mechanic.
3. How Often to Change the Motor Oil
The “every 3,000 miles or every three months” rule is outdated because of advances in both engines and oil. Many automakers have oil-change intervals at 7,500 or even 10,000 miles and six or 12 months for time.
“Your owner’s manual has more detailed information about your car than any mechanic does,” Ibbotson says. “Don’t get talked into too-often oil changes. Follow the manual and your car’s engine should stay well-lubricated and perform well.”
Over the course of two years and 30,000 miles, if your oil change costs $60 a pop, you could save $360 if you get it changed every 7,500 miles vs. every 3,000 miles.
It’s not just about miles: If you don’t drive your car a lot, your oil still needs to be kept fresh. Even if you drive fewer miles each year than your automaker suggests for changing the oil (say, 6,000 miles, with suggested oil-change intervals at 7,500 miles), you should still be getting that oil changed twice a year.
Why? Oil becomes less effective as it ages, and by not getting the engine warm enough, excess moisture that forms in the engine will not be removed, which can lead to shorter engine life.
4. Choosing the Right Oil for Your Car
Again, look at your owner’s manual. “Don’t be upsold into synthetic oil if there is no need,” Ibbotson says.
In many newer models, the weight of your car’s motor oil is printed on the cap where you add oil, and it is listed in the maintenance section at the back of the owner’s manual. “Make sure you know what’s recommended or required by your automaker before you visit your mechanic so that you can control the cost of the oil they’re putting in,” he says.
“Not if it’s running well,” Ibbotson says. “If you’re not sure what oil you should be using because you don’t have an owner’s manual, check with your local dealer or an online enthusiast group for your particular model,” he says.
Don’t get creative with your engine oil choice. The automaker spent many millions of dollars to develop the engine, and it chose the recommended oil for a reason.
When changing the oil, be sure to use an original equipment or premium-grade oil filter, rather than a budget filter.
5. Do You Need Synthetic Oil?
Not necessarily. For most drivers, it isn’t worth upgrading from conventional oil to synthetic. Only if your manufacturer calls for it because it can cost from two to four times as much as conventional oil.
Synthetic oil is designed to be more effective at resisting breakdown (and because of that, it lasts longer) and withstanding high temperatures.
But there are situations where that resistance to breakdown can help prolong the life of your engine, making the upgrade worthwhile.
“If you make lots of short trips, standard motor oil may never get warm enough to burn off moisture and impurities, which means it may not be doing enough to protect your engine.
Another consideration is your lifestyle. Living in Pensacola, it is very hot so if you are towing heavy items, kids included, synthetic oil is your best bet because synthetic generally holds up better and can serve for more miles, it is equally important to not extend oil changes beyond the time interval recommended by the manufacturer—typically six months or a year if it is a motor that is not driven many miles or on many short trips. Think if that Mini Van Soccer mom and the short, frenzied driving trips.
Synthetic oil can also help engines that are prone to building up sludge; some Volkswagen and Toyota models had sludge issues in the past. This residue, formed when oil breaks down, can block the flow of oil, leading to the quick death of an engine. Synthetic oil would be beneficial in these engines because it helps to reduce sludge buildup, helping to extend the engine’s life span.
URAUTO Repairs Pre-purchase Inspection of Vehicles
Buying a used car can be a little nerve-wracking because no matter what you are being told or what the car checking services tell you, you aren’t a mechanic, so you might feel that you are missing something.
Well, you don’t have to worry. You can schedule an appointment with us and we will perform a pre-purchase inspection.
It only takes about an hour. During that time we will: