303 Welland Ave.,
St. Catharines
905-937-3673

Services at Reggie’s


Brakes

The leading cause of traffic accidents is brake failure.

Brake failure is nearly always preventable. Stop worrying about potential failures and enjoy peace-of-mind. Reggie's Automotive is a brake specialist. We welcome you to come in for a brake inspection.

We will check:

  • Pads and shoes for wear
  • Drums and rotors for wear
  • Wheel cylinders and calipers for leaks
  • Hydraulic lines and hoses for leaks, kinks and blockages
  • Fluid in the master cylinder for level and condition

Checking your brake system regularly will often save you in the long run. Replacing worn pads before they damage the disks or drums is a modest cost. If you wait until your car sounds like a streetcar, you will likely have more extensive repairs and a higher cost.

If any work is necessary, we will give you a choice of parts. A better grade of materials (pads for example) may be one of the best bargains around. They will last longer and perform better than standard grades. You will always be in control at Reggie's Automotive and then on the road.

Exhaust System

Did you know the main cause of failed mufflers is simply a broken clamp? And the cost of a clamp amounts to pocket change? If you're aware of this, chances are you already deal with us, because at Reggie's Automotive we believe an informed customer is a contented customer. We like to help take the mystery out of automotive repairs. Our clients really appreciate that. Besides, explaining all the "little extras" we provide is also good for business.

For example, when you bring your car in for an oil change, our technicians always check the exhaust system. Just a "little wiggle here, and a little wiggle there" to make sure everything is firm and tight. You may not even be aware, yet this simple precaution could save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary repairs.

Those "little wiggles" pre-test the clamps. If a clamp gives out while your vehicle is in operation, it could lead to extensive exhaust system repairs. Repairs that were preventable! Like so many other things our technicians do, taking the time to check the clamps on your muffler and pipes can save you unnecessary expense.

This alone won't prevent exhaust failures, but if you do require an exhaust system, we can help with that as well. Our mufflers come with a Lifetime Warranty, of course. They also come with something extra – they come with a little wiggle, too!

Oil Changes

Everyone from your father, to your buddies, to your bank manager, has said to change your oil regularly. Well, everyone at Reggie's Automotive will join the chorus. Your engine generates temperatures in excess of 200 degrees. Your motor oil lubricates and helps to cool your engine.

Over time motor oil loses some of its viscosity (its ability to flow). It is recommended that you change the oil in your car every 5,000 kilometers. Just call us at Reggie's Automotive. We can change your oil this time, or set up a schedule for you to regularly have your oil changed with the seasons, or each month depending on your driving habits.

Be sure to check your oil regularly. The proper fluid level is important to have your engine function at its peak efficiency.

Undercoating

We now also do Undercoating! Keep your vehicle like new throughout the years by undercoating it.  Undercoating your car will reduce rusting from salt and other harsh road conditions.

Suspension

You will begin to notice:

  • Roll or sway on turns
  • Front end "dives" when braking
  • Rear end "squats" when accelerating
  • Excessive bouncing or sideways slides on rough roads
  • Your vehicle "bottoming out" 

Once you take it to Reggie's Automotive the first things that we look for are:

  • Leaks on housing
  • Dents on the strut or shock body
  • Worn rubber mounting bushings
  • Abnormal tire wear
  • Damaged compression bumpers
  • Damaged protective boots

Transmission

When you position yourself behind the steering wheel, turn the ignition key, shift the gear lever into "D" and press down on the accelerator pedal, you expect your car to move forward. If this is not happening, chances are it's a little late for preventative maintenance on your transmission. 

The technicians at Reggie's Automotive take the maintenance of automatic transmissions very seriously. Knowing that regularly adjusting the bands and replacing the filter and fluid will ensure your transmission is cooperative when you ask it to propel your car forward, or to move it backward. And it won't wake your neighbours in the process. With our tender loving care, your transmission will operate smoothly, and quietly, too. You can also help to keep your transmission happy.

Here are some good driving tips to extend its life:

  • Don't shift from drive or reverse to park while the car is moving. Always bring it to a stop, and then shift.
  • Check your fluid regularly. If you notice darkening in colour or if you see black specs in it, call us at (905) 937-3673. Let's check things out right away, before there's a big problem.
  • If you tow anything with your car, pay careful attention to the gears you're using. Generally, you will want to avoid overdrive. Adding a transmission fluid cooler to maintain the correct temperature may also be advisable.

Call us today, and together we'll make sure your transmission continues to move you ahead.

Tune-Ups

Today's engines operate better, last longer, and are more fuel-efficient than engines of 10 or 20 years ago. However, in order to keep engines working at their peak performance, they continue to need a regular tune-up. Today's tune-up is very different than one from 20 years ago. Yes, we still check the plugs, filters and fluid levels, but these days there is a very different aspect to a tune-up.

Today's engines work better in part because of the computer-controlled electronics in your engine compartment. These complex components are designed to talk directly with the scopes and diagnostic equipment. Here at Reggie's Automotive, our trained technicians can interpret the readings, spotting small difficulties before they become expensive problems. Our technical expertise will ensure your fuel efficiency is optimized, your car is running reliably and no problems are looming. 

Never before has a tune-up been able to tell us so much about your car. Never has a tune-up been more necessary for automotive peace-of-mind. Phone us at 905-937-3673 and have one of our skilled technicians schedule a tune-up appointment for you!

Headlight Renewal

Make your car look like new again!! Instead of paying over $1000 for new headlight units come in and have one of our specialists renew your lights for under $100.


Contact Us!

The team at Reggie’s Automotive in St. Catharines welcomes you to give us a call to schedule your vehicle’s repairs and maintenance.
905-937-3673

Reggie’s Automotive | 303 Welland Ave St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 2R1 | 905-937-3673