Is Your Car Really Ready for Summer?

Now that the summer months are here, a lot of us are going to be driving more – we’ll be taking road trips, staying at work a little later, and ferrying kids between practices, camps, sleepovers, and so much more. 

But before you hit the road, ask yourself: Is your car really ready for summer?

Summer driving means higher temps and more strain on your engine. For that reason, it makes sense to stop in to your local auto shop for a little bit of regular service and preventive maintenance. Otherwise, you could risk finding yourself stuck on the side of the road with the sun beating down on you with temperatures in the triple digits. That can be annoying at best, and dangerous at worst.

With that in mind, here are a few simple ways we can help you get your car ready for summer:

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Why Bring Your Car to Stu’s?

We recognize you have a lot of options when choosing an auto repair service. We hope you realize that not all repair facilities are equal. Stu’s AE Transmission is not a fly-by-night operation. We’ve been a successful company for more than six decades because we have built a reputation for providing friendly and professional service to all of our customers.

Here are a few more qualities that set us apart from the rest:


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After 64 years in business Tim Giffin buys Stu's AE Transmissions!

Stu's AE Transmissions is changing ownership! Tim Giffin was given the opportunity to purchase Stu's after being the General Manager for 5 years and has accepted. Under Tim's guidance and leadership Stu's has become more than just a transmission shop, they are a complete auto repair facility. Whether your daily driver needs maintenance and repairs, your classic car needs a new drive train or your fleet needs a regular maintenance contractor you can rely on Tim and the team of trained technicians at Stu's AE Transmissions.

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Stu's Can Handle a Lot More Than Transmissions

With a name like Stu's AE Transmission, it's understandable that so many people turn to us for transmission and drive-train work, and forget that we actually do all kinds of other auto care, from simple scheduled maintenance to advanced repairs. But, we are slowly but surely getting the word out that Stu's has a lot more to offer our customers.

That's because, in our 60 years spent in the auto care business, we have found that doing thorough work, providing personal service, and charging fair prices goes a long way for any kind of car or truck maintenance or repairs. And so, even though we did begin as a small shop that remanufactured transmissions, we've since branched out to other types of services.

In fact, here are just a few of the ways we might be able to help you:

With our full-service auto shop. Simply, if it's broken, we can help you fix it... Our full-service auto repair shop (staffed by some of the best and most highly trained technicians in the business) is equipped for virtually any foreign or domestic car or truck. So, whether you need help getting it back on the road, or just back into top condition, we can give you a hand.

From routine oil changes, to engine replacements and overhauls, and advanced diagnostics... Have a problem car with an annoying "check engine light" that no one can figure out, we can fix it! Stop by and let us help. We can handle all kinds of routine auto maintenance, troubleshoot any strange problems or sounds you might be hearing, and do it all with our honest pricing and repair policy that's made us one of the most trusted shops in the business.

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What to Ask Before You Choose a Transmission Repair Shop

When your car needs transmission repair (or even transmission replacement), you don't want to choose the wrong shop to handle it for you. Make no mistake: fixing a transmission is not a minor repair. Lots of time and effort could be involved, and if things aren't done properly, you might find yourself back in another auto shop very soon.

With that in mind, here are three things you should ask before you choose a transmission repair shop to get your car or truck back on the road:

1. What kind of experience do you have? Obviously, you would like to choose a transmission repair service that's been around for a while, since that shows they're probably doing quality work at fair prices. But, you also want a team of mechanics who are experienced and certified with your vehicle’s make and model, since different transmissions can require specialized expertise.

2. What kind of guarantees do you offer on transmission repair? A reputable company is going to guarantee their work for a set amount of time and do it without a long list of disclaimers or legal notices. You may also want to

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