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Problems with your Subaru’s timing belt?

Queens, New York, Subaru Timing Belt Replacement A common service for Subaru’s that, when performed before failure, save thousands of dollars in repairs is the timing belt service. The timing belt is a vital component of your Subaru’s engine that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and camshafts. This allows the engine’s valves to properly […]

Complimentary Vehicle Consultation

Maintenance and Repair, Middle Village, New York   The Complimentary Consultation   At Essential Auto Care we strive to give our customers the best possible service. One of these services is our FREE vehicle consultation! During this process we will put your vehicle on a lift and perform a visual inspection followed by a vehicle […]

Honda, Acura Lower Control Arm

Maintenance Repair, Middle Village, Queens   Front Lower Control Arm Bushings, Honda, Acura    “What are front control arms?”  Front control arms are what hold the suspension components to the subframe and controls movement at the wheels. The specific component that goes wrong with Hondas and Acuras are the bushings in the lower control arm. […]

Essential Auto Care, Four Choice For Auto Repair

Choosing an auto repair shop is sometimes a scary and daunting task. The industry has had its reputation damaged by periodic news story of consumers being taken advantage of and flat out lied to by unscrupulous car shops. Finding a reliable mechanic is as important as choosing the right dentist or doctor. This blog post […]

Dead batteries and the bitter cold in New York City

Its that time of year again! We have been lucky to have a mild winter so far but a cold snap has definitely hit this city especially in Queens and Brooklyn. You might notice your car is harder to start or maybe doesn’t start at all! That is due to battery efficiency being negatively affected […]

We are now a NYS Emissions Inspection Station!

We are happy to announce we can now perform NYS Inspections in house! Thats almost true… we can get your New York State Emissions Inspection done right next door at M-Spec Performance! Essential Auto Care and M-Spec Performance are two separate shops but under the same umbrella.  As a courtesy we would always take Essential clients […]

Common Issues With The Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Repair, Middle Village, New York Jeep Grand Cherokee (1993- Present) The Jeep Grand Cherokee is one of the most popular SUVs on the road today. Our technicians have a lot of experience working on this particular vehicle and have noticed some recurring issues over the years. Although this model suffers from some […]

Maintenance and Repair Checklist

Maintenance Services   It’s no surprise that keeping up with routine maintenance will improve the longevity of your car. Although most people are familiar with an oil change every few thousand miles, they ignore many other important repairs. Even durable cars such as the Toyota Camry will require a certain level of preventive maintenance to […]

Subaru Head Gasket Replacement

QUEENS, NEW YORK, HEAD GASKET REPLACEMENT Is your Subaru leaking oil? Does your Subaru overheat on long drives? If you answered ‘yes’, you may need a head gasket replacement. But not to worry, Essential Auto Care is here to help! Early detection of a bad head gasket is key to keeping cost down and the […]

Toyota Check Engine Light

Toyota Check Engine Light Repair in Middle Village, Queens, New York Starting your Toyota and witnessing a check engine light can be a scary situation. When this warning light appears, it’s important the owner addresses these issues immediately. These issues range between minor and severe. “Why is my check engine light on?” We often diagnose […]