Auto Repair in Columbus

Auto Repair in Columbus, OH

Serving Columbus Since 1983

When money’s tight, sacrifices have to be made. So exactly what should go first? Often it’s the things that seem to have the littlest effect. With gas costs throughout the country being as high as they are, it’s understandable to only think of your automobile any time it’s burning a hole in your wallet at the gas station. However, if this means skipping basic inspections and maintenance, you may be putting yourself at a greater risk and costing yourself more in the long run. Our shop is interested in protecting your family’s safety as well as the value of your car. That’s precisely why we propose regular service and maintenance to guard against pricey auto repairs in the long term, while creating a safer driving circumstance today.

Auto Tune-Up Service Columbus, OH

A “tune-up” is a broad term for inspecting the overall operation and performance of a vehicle. Most consumers who are looking for a tune-up are doing so because they experience a foul smell or a bizarre noise from under the hood or unsatisfactory performance symptoms. Others are following a factory scheduled maintenance program. There may be other reasons to consider a “tune-up.” In any event, communicating your concerns and expectations to our technicians prior to service is critical.

Fuel Filter Repair and Service

A lot of us hesitate to fill our fuel tank with gasoline because of the cost. Nevertheless, should you normally drive at a low fuel level, the fuel filter is apt to become blocked or clogged. Clogged filters can cause premature failure of more expensive components like fuel pumps and fuel injectors. Regular fuel system maintenance will help prevent costly breakdowns. Leave these repairs to the certified technicians at our shop.

Timing Belt Repair

The timing belt in an automobile can be aptly compared to the drummer in a marching band. If the tempo is off, it’s impossible to stay in step. This thin piece of rubber keeps the crankshaft and camshaft moving in harmony– syncing the combustion process and keeping the vehicle “in time”. If these do not sync, as in the case of a worn or broken belt, metal parts collide and this can result in internal engine damage. Maintenance replacement of the timing belt at recommended intervals will prevent a costly breakdown.

Exhaust System Repair

We repair exhaust systems, including catalytic converters, mufflers, exhaust pipes and other components belonging to the exhaust system in an effort to limit noise and air pollution in Columbus, OH.

Light Duty Truck Repair

We are able to provide maintenance services and repairs of all makes and models of light duty trucks.

Columbus, OH Mechanic

Choosing an auto technician must be done carefully. Alternative Auto Care values your patronage. We try to work within your budget to keep you vehicle safe and reliable. We can help you prioritize maintenance and repairs to assist in getting your car in tip-top shape without overburdening your finances. Alternative Auto Care seeks your total satisfaction and works to build a trusting relationship with every customer. We are often recommended for just these qualities. Our goal is to have YOU recommend us to YOUR friends, family, neighbors and co-workers.

Schedule an Auto Repair Appointment

Contact us today to schedule an auto repair appointment. You can count on our repair shop for an honest and reliable diagnosis of problems and quality repair.

Make an Appoint at Alternative Auto Care


(614) 294-0580

Serving Columbus Since 1983