Car & Truck Repair Services

We offer the best car repair service in Gaylord Michigan

Major Engine Repairs

Lets face it engines need a little TLC every now and then here at Affordable Auto Repair we can handle the heavy jobs that need a professional to get the job done right OR the smaller jobs you just don’t have time to complete.

Oil Changes

The oil in most vehicles should be changed every 3,000-5,000 miles. This might be lower than recommended by the manufacturer, but is vital to the life of today’s newer engines. When exactly you should have your oil changed is determined by the type of driving you do. For example, if you primarily drive in the city or you do heavy towing, you will want to change your oil every 3,000 miles

Car/Truck Brake Repair & Replacement

Many problems can exist in today’s brake systems by cutting corners in your repairs. A great portion of the cost of any brake repair is the materials. It is our philosophy to recommend only the highest quality parts. The difference in cost from average parts to high quality parts is not that great, but high quality parts will last longer and perform better.


We will inspect the brakes during every oil change. For continuing customers, we will inspect at the appropriate mileages. These inspections are performed free of charge.


Many cars will have brake wear indicators. When your brake pads are wearing down, a small indicator will rub on the rotor. You will hear a high-pitched metal to metal sound. You have a limited time to address the brake wear until serious damage occurs.

Chassis Lube

This will be performed at every oil change. This is done to protect your ball joints, suspension and steering linkage.

Transmission Flush

This should be performed every 40,000-50,000 miles. We add a cleaning detergent to the old fluid and do a complete flush of the entire system, using up to 16 quarts of fluid. We complete the process by adding a conditioner to the new fluid. By maintaining your vehicle, you can save thousands of dollars in future repairs.

Air Conditioning

If your air conditioner is not working properly, we will check both the electrical components and Freon level. If the Freon level is low, we will perform a dye test to determine the location of any leaks. We will then make the repair recommendations to you.


Most manufacturers recommend that the hoses be replaced every five years. These will also be inspected at every oil change as a preventative measure

Heater Core

If you notice the smell of anti-freeze in your vehicle or an oily film on the inside of your windows, you should have it checked immediately. Serious damage could occur by not addressing the problem due to coolant loss. We never recommend short-term “Band-Aid” solutions and always replace the damaged unit.

Coolant Flush

We recommend a coolant flush every other year. However, it could be more frequent depending on your driving habits. This is why we inspect the coolant at every oil change. Our coolant flushes include cleaning and conditioning detergents combined with a complete machine flush.

Transmission Rebuilds

If you think there is something wrong with your transmission, bring it to Affordable Auto Repair for a FREE Performance Check. With our step-by-step diagnostic service, we’ll find what troubles your transmission and have you back on the road in no time. And we offer a complete Warranty on all Parts and Labor. Simply put… when the job is done, it’s done right at Affordable Auto Repair!

Whether you suspect that your vehicle is in need of a transmission rebuild or just a standard transmission repair, the team at Affordable Auto Repair is ready to provide the transmission work that your vehicle needs. Providing dependable transmission repairs is what we do, and we’d like to be the local business you trust to take good care of all your vehicles.

• Computer Diagnostics: From diagnosis to repair, we carefully go through every step of the process to ensure the highest standard of service. Once our inspection is performed and estimate generated, there will be NO hidden costs or unagreed upon charges.

• Manual/Automatic: Having trouble with your transmission? At Affordable Auto Repair, we specialize in repairing all types of transmissions, including manual, automatic and semi-automatic transmissions.

• Transmission Rebuild: Whether you need a minor repair or a total transmission rebuild, our staff will offer you first-rate customer service. Our detailed repairs are covered by a 12 Month, 12,000 mile warranty parts and labor. In addition to the services we’ve already mentioned, we’re equipped to provide.

• Transmission Maintenance: If you know your vehicle is overdue for a transmission checkup or you can’t remember the last time your transmission was inspected, call Affordable Auto Repair today. We’ll schedule a time for your FREE transmission performance check and general transmission service at a time that’s convenient for you. Don’t forget to ask us about any current promotions or discounts we may have.

Everything Else

If there is a job you need done or you just need to find out what’s wrong with your car come on in or contact us today to get the help your car needs.