WE GIVE HONEST SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
STEERING & SUSPENSION
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed
It's the first hot day of the season. You shift in your seat, turn on that long-neglected AC knob, only to discover an unpleasant blast of warm air blowing out from the vents.
That's when you turn to us—your air conditioning service and repair headquarters - we're here to change your bad situation into a good one. Did you know that without regular maintenance an air conditioner loses about 5% of its original efficiency per year?
Schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians—we understand all aspects of AC repair. Today's AC systems are complex - that's why you need to turn to us, the qualified source for everything related to your air conditioning system.
STEERING & SUSPENSION
At Thomsons Auto Repair Service
We can efficiently repair your steering and suspension to guarantee that your vehicle is operating at its best on the road. As your vehicle ages, so do the suspension components. When one component fails and isn't repaired, oftentimes other chassis components are compromised. Your vehicle is equipped with a variety of chassis components from tie rods, ball joints, control arms, stabilizer pins, bushings, or links.
If your steering is misaligned, you most likely will be fighting your steering wheel as you drive down the road which can cause handling issues and safety concerns. Your tire life will also be greatly reduced.
Our experienced technicians can diagnose and repair your vehicle. For any steering and suspension needs, contact us today.
Consistent oil changes and attention to preventative maintenance is the key to quality performance and longevity in your vehicle.
Oil changes are a key component of your vehicle's engine. Thomsons Auto Repair in Grand Rapids and Kentwood, Michigan, will recommend how often you should have your oil changed based on your vehicle's age, the manufacturer's recommendation and your driving habits. You must have sufficient lubrication to maintain a fully-functioning and durable engine.
When oil changes are neglected, the oil eventually turns to petroleum jelly. This sludge clogs up oil passages and keeps oil from getting into critical areas of the engine causing premature engine wear and can result in extensive repairs.
When you stay on top of your vehicle's oil changes, you'll get better overall engine performance, better gas mileage, and an extended road-life. Our technicians use only the top oil brands and use the appropriate grade of oil for your vehicle.
TIRES & ALIGNMENT
Your tires are your connection to the road.
At Thomsons Auto Repair, we value the safety of our customers above all else. We want you driving a reliable and safe vehicle so that you get to where you're going every time. A major problem area for the vehicles that come into Thomsons is tires. Your tires are your connection to the road, and without them doing their job properly, all the handling development and safety testing that went into your car may not keep you safe. Give us a call for a tire rotation - at the same time, we will check for tire wear and balance.
If your tires are tired and need replacing, we will help you select the right set for your vehicle. We carry all the major brands - Goodyear, Hankook, Firestone, Cooper, Michelin, and Uniroyal. Call or stop by for a free quote.
Keep your vehicle on the road and in the fast lane with Thomsons Auto Repair! Our precise wheel alignment services will keep you from drifting into the highway’s slow lane.
You’ll notice the need for a wheel alignment when you loosen your grip on the steering wheel. If the wheels are misaligned, the vehicle will veer to the right or the left like it has a mind of its own. Act quickly when you notice warning signs of misaligned wheels. The sooner we can inspect your wheels, the sooner we can return your vehicle to its original condition.
Wheel alignment is a normal wear-and-tear maintenance item - our technicians will make sure your wheels are straightened to exacting standards and you’ll be driving straight and safer for years.
Did you know? Today’s vehicles are manufactured with complex interrelated systems and can have 20+ on-board computers keeping the vehicle systems running.
When a check engine light comes on, Thomsons Auto Repair should be at the top of your list to call. If you're curious about the why, we’re happy to bring you with us through the entire diagnosis and repair process. We discourage you from attempting to self-diagnose your vehicle’s check engine light. There’s really no way of telling what’s what without our state-of-the-art tools and equipment.
Your check engine alert could be caused by a need for a complex transmission repair or it might just be a simple loose gas cap. No matter what the performance issue is, your first response to a check engine light should be contacting Thomsons Auto Repair. Our name is the beginning and end of any engine alert. When you choose our shop, you can be confident that all of your questions will be answered soon, if not immediately!
At Thomsons Auto Repair, we carry the absolute latest in dealership-level diagnostic equipment and our technicians are trained in diagnosing and repairing every area of your vehicle. Give us a call today.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Your scheduled maintenance will involve different services, depending on the mileage on your vehicle. These are some of the services we provide to keep your car driving smoothly and safely:
Brake Pad & Fluid Replacement
Fluid Flushing & Replacement
Fuel Filter Replacement
Oil & Oil Filter Changes
Suspension System Inspection
Regular servicing ensures no major damage occurs and you expand the lifespan of all internal components. Just like any other part of your car, your transmission requires regular servicing and maintenance. If your gear shifts are not as smooth as they used to be, or you would like an evaluation of your transmission, please contact us today.
Your car brakes are essential for the safety of yourself and other road users while you are driving. Brakes wear out over time, requiring service.
You're not road-ready if the braking system on your vehicle is malfunctioning. The earliest warning sign of needed brake repairs is the high-pitched squeal when you brake. Brakes are designed to give you this early alert when the brake pads have worn too low.
The new brake pads or shoes that we install on your vehicle will restore your brakes to manufacturers' specifications or we can install upgraded parts to increase your stopping power, reducing brake noise, and brake dust. We have several options to fit into your budget.
You can avoid extensive and expensive repairs to your braking system by coming to Thomsons. Let us help you save time and money by performing any brake inspection or brake service that you need. We handle all brake repairs correctly the first time!
Even though many spark plugs are designed to last 100,000 miles, they can still fail prematurely.
Ignition wires lose shielding ability over time, and the connection to the plug or ignition coil can degrade as well. Having your service technician regularly inspect your ignition system can help you avoid conditions that may result in poor performance or reduced fuel economy.
Ensuring that your vehicle receives a tune-up according to manufacturer recommendations will help maintain the optimum performance of your vehicle and extend its life.
Our certified tune-up service technicians are ready to put their experience to work for you, ensuring your vehicle is operating at an optimal level of performance.
Performing regular maintenance, including scheduled auto tune-up service, helps ensure a long life for your vehicle. Our experienced technicians will inspect your vehicle and, if necessary:
Replace spark plugs, wires, and boots
Replace distributor cap
Replace distributor rotor
Replace fuel filter
Replace PCV valve
Replace oxygen sensor
Analyze exhaust emissions
Replace air filter
Perform a comprehensive maintenance inspection