Preventative maintenance is the best way to ensure your vehicle stays reliable, and lets you avoid major repairs as well as the expenses that come with them. At Eriksen's 131, we provide a complete preventative maintenance program, and carry all the necessary parts and expertise to take care of the little jobs that let you avoid the big ones. Choose from a comprehensive range of the fluids, oils, filters, and belts that your vehicle needs to keep running happily and healthily. Relax while your ride is inspected by our highly-trained technicians, and rest assured that it'll keep running smoothly for miles and miles.
The first part of our preventative maintenance program deals with your vehicle's fluids. Your car needs these fluids to keep running smoothly and prevent overheating. Most of our fluid change services are completed quickly so you can get back on the road in Boyne Falls, MI. Our technicians are happy to monitor and refill your engine oil, automatic transmission fluid, brake fluid, anti-freeze, power steering and wiper fluids. We also perform checks on your radiator to ensure there are no small leaks caused by stones and other road debris.
The next area of our program deals with the filters in your car. Whether filtering oil, fuel, or air, your car's engine and drivetrain rely on pure ingredients free from power-robbing particles. Your vehicle's fuel system, for example, wants only the purest gasoline or diesel. When microscopic particles build up in the system over time they reduce its efficiency and cause issues like decreased gas mileage. The same goes for your engine's air filter. An engine needs a mix of fuel and air to create combustion, and that can't happen if your motor can't breathe. Regularly changing your car's filters will prevent this from occurring. Eriksen's 131 will make sure all your car's filters are flowing smoothly and clear, as well as the often-overlooked cabin air filter which can make a huge difference in how pleasant a car is to be inside.
Tire balancing is an important area of preventative maintenance where we excel. If your car's tires are out of balance, they could be putting undue strain on components in the suspension, braking, and drivetrain systems, which can cost you greatly further down the road. Ensuring a smooth ride with professionally balanced wheels and tires is a much cheaper, easier, and safer way to make sure your car stays on the road, while ensuring a long life for your tires.
Your car's timing belts are extremely important to examine during the course of preventative maintenance. There are a number of events that need to take place for one full revolution of your car's engine. These belts ensure that they all line up with each other, and occur at exactly the right moment. Should the belts become damaged or break, the events can fall out of sync and happen at the wrong time, which can be seriously detrimental to the health of your engine and your car overall. Eriksen's 131 ensures that all your car's belts are healthy, and that all of those events keep happening at exactly the right time.
If you want Eriksen's 131 to make sure that your vehicle is well-equipped to continue transporting you safely for years to come, call us at 231-549-3333, or visit us in Boyne Falls, MI so we can schedule a time to take a look at it!
What People Say About Us
This place is amazing! I used hate getting my car worked on, because I never knew if I could trust the person, but Ericksen's is the complete opposite. Every time I've gotten anything fixed there, it's much more reasonably priced than the competition. I have a very limited knowledge of cars, and I've been to mechanics who want to replace multiple parts on the car when I hear one little noise, either because they're taking a shot in the dark or just simply because they want to make a buck. I had gotten used to one noise costing hundreds of dollars. There have been times where Ericksen's has looked at my car when I thought something might be off and they tell me there's nothing wrong. It's like magic, because there really is nothing wrong when I leave. When there is something wrong, they fix it right the 1st time for much less than I've paid for the same parts in the same parts at other places in the past.
I needed rear brakes after my emergency brake hung up and fried the pads and rotors. I was from out of town and on vacation so I did a Google maps search and found these guys. They did an excellent job at a reasonable price. I wish they had a branch in my hometown.
Always friendly, communicates very well, and most importantly does
good work. Have been there a number of times and am always
satisfied. Give big Scott a try. You will not be disappointed.
We had a tire issue and they went out of their way to fix it, nice as can be, highly recommended.
I highly recommend this repair shop if you are from out of town and on vacation. Our trucks front wheel bearing went out coming into town and the crew at Eriksen's 131 had me in and out in less then 90 minutes.
While on vacation, my car suddenly wouldn't start. I called around to five different garages, and nobody had any openings. One place said he couldn't see my car for two weeks!
When I called Eriksen's -- it was slightly farther from where I was located -- Scott said he could at least take a look at the car that day, and he recommended a towing company. The tow truck operator, Kevin, arrived within the hour, and my car was fixed and ready within 3 hours, despite Eriksen's lot loaded with other customers.
The price was fair and reasonable, and everybody involved was extremely helpful. Highly recommend Eriksen's!
Scott is amazing with his work on cars. He works on my whole family's and has for years.