J. D. Automotive
Serving Garland & Parts Of The DFW Metroplex
Frequently Asked Questions...


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How Often Should I Change My Oil?
  For maximum protection, most oil companies and the American Petroleum Institute recommend to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three months. A new engine with little or no wear can probably get by on 7,500 mile oil changes but as an engine accumulates miles, it dumps more unburned fuel into the crankcase which dilutes the oil. This causes the oil to break down. So if the oil isn't changed often enough, you can end up with accelerated wear and all the engine problems that come with it (loss of performance and fuel economy, and increased emissions and oil consumption) Regular oil changes are the single most important maintenance you need to preform.

Do I have to Go To The Dealership For Regularly Scheduled Maintenance
  No. In fact there are laws that require the factory to honor your warranty as long as you have proper documentation of the appropriate maintenance being done. Just have any legitimate mechanic do it and hold onto your records and receipts. If you have a maintenance schedule book, have the mechanic sign it.

How Do I Control Your Auto Repair Costs
  First you must find a reputable service facility that is trustworthy and competent. Today’s Auto’s are different from those even 15 years ago. Most models have a minimum of seven onboard computers. Years ago the trademark of a good mechanic was that he could raise the hood and tell you what was wrong with your automobile. Today it is 90% diagnostics and 10% repair work. That is why is it critical to have a technician who will take the time and effort to accurately diagnose your problems first.

  The most expensive mistake is responding to the cheapest ad or quote and end up replacing parts, only to find out that part wasn’t broken and didn’t fix your problem. In Addition they may also use lesser quality parts which you end up replacing prematurely.

  Our performance check is to help determine if you have a problem, and if so, whether the problem is external or if a major repair will be required.

This check includes:
  • Fluid Check
  • Check of all External Adjustments
  • Stationary Engagement Check
  • Road Test
  • Abnormal Noise Check
  • Leak Check
  • Pan Examination
  • Check of Engine Performance

If repairs are necessary, you can feel confident that technicians will perform the work necessary to get you back on the road.

Should I repair my car or Buy a New One?
  If something goes wrong with your car and you're faced with a high repair bill. It would be nice to get a new car, but is that the smartest decision? Would you be better off fixing your current vehicle or is it really time to buy a new one? The answers to these questions will vary, so let us give you some information that might help you make a more informed decision.

   1. It is almost always less expensive to repair a car than buy a new one. Although something as severe as a blown motor or failed transmission will run you in the thousands of dollars to replace, it still isn't enough to buy a new car and Insurance and registration fees will go up with a new car.

   2. A new car typically loses an estimated 20 percent of its value the moment you drive it off the dealer lot. Your existing car has already taken that depreciation hit. Repairing it now will keep you on the road and give you more time to save up and get your finances in order.

   3: A good rule of thumb to estimate when it's time to throw in the towel, is if the cost of repairs is greater than either the value of the vehicle or one year's worth of monthly payments and increased insurance payments. The only way to make an accurate decision, is to know what to expect. Ask your mechanic to fully inspect the vehicle and let you know what it really needs to run like new.



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Monday - Friday 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday - Closed

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 J. D. Automotive
 3141 Saturn Road
 Garland, Texas 75041
 (214) 455-1098

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Our Mission...
Our technicians are well experienced and have many years of automotive repair knowledge, training and experience behind them.

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Lastly, we only install brand new, factory recommended parts. We treat your problem as if your life depended on it!

What does this all mean to you? -- The job is done right the first time, quickly and for the best price!


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