Auto Repair Service
All Makes and Models.
We have the same quality parts and equipment.
We have the same ASE certified techs.
So why come to us for your car repairs?
Quality and PRICE !!
We will make it worth your drive across town!
Call now for a free quote.
- Power steering flush
- Brake job
- Air conditioning service
- Transmission flush
- Transfer case
- Axle/Differential service
- Engine flush
- Brake flush
- Cooling system flush
- All other services
30k, 60k, 90k Services
Here at Drake Auto Repair we offer factory 30-60- and 90 K services. We use all factory approved fluids to keep your factory warranty in effect. We have an extensive database with all the required items and fluids that will need to be replaced or checked during the service. We will also do a full vehicle check over to note any other items not listed on the factory’s list. We can offer better than dealer quality on these services. We are in independent shop that is owner operated, not a commission paid mass merchant. Call now for a free quote.
AC Repair & Service
Here at Drake Auto we can handle all of your air conditioning needs. We have the diagnostic tools to accurately trouble shoot and repair your automotive air conditioning system. First we will check the level of freon, then use a halogen leak detector to check for freon leaks throughout the system. Most leaks as small as 1 ounce per year can be detected. We also will only use pure freon R 134 to refill your system. We don’t use freon equivalents like freeze 12 which don’t deliver full cold air performance. We can also use dye for leak detection in certain situations where there are hard to find leaks in the evaporator core. We also service the new freon called 1234YF.
We do alignments to correct tire ware and suspension problems. We will first check your vehicles suspension system for loose or damaged parts. Then we will put your vehicle on the alignment rack and do a 2 or 4-wheel alignment. We use up to date equipment and techniques including being able to install cam bolts on fixed alignment vehicles so they can be easily adjusted in the future. Call now for a free quote on your custom alignment.
Is your clutch worn out? Does your clutch pedal chatter when engaging? Here at Drake Auto we can replace clutches on all makes and models including 4 wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles. Whether you have a hydraulic or cable clutch we will find the right match for your vehicle and your budget. We will replace the clutch, pressure plate, throwout bearing, pilot bearing and turn the flywheel when necessary. Call now for a free quote.
Engine & Transmission Replacement
Do you need an engine or transmission replaced? We can handle the job. Here at Drake auto we can offer you a rebuilt engine or transmission with up to 3 yr. 100k mile warranty. We also have a wide variety of used engines and transmissions for almost any make and model with warranties ranging from 101 days up to lifetime warranty that includes labor for a warranty replacement.
Factory Service & Tune-up
Time for a factory service? 30K 60K 90K. We use factory approved fluids and filters to keep all manufacturers warranties in effect. First we will determine what items need to be completed and then call you with a required list of services. We use pH and moisture meters to check your fluids so we only replace what is needed. We can flush your transmission, cooling system, brakes, power steering as well as all other vital fluids. We will also keep a record of your services on our database in case you ever need a copy of service done.
Head Gasket Replacement
Does your car have white smoke coming from the tailpipe? Is your engine leaking oil? These are signs of needing a head gasket replaced. On some vehicles it is more cost effective to replace the head gasket than to replace the engine. We can do an accurate diagnosis with a leak down tester and carbon monoxide tester to see if your head gasket is bad. We will also mill your cylinder head if it is warped so you won’t have any future gasket problems.
Do your neighbors know when you are coming home before you get there? You may need a new muffler. Here at Drake Auto We have all types of mufflers. From the most exotic stainless steel with a lifetime warranty to the basic after market.
Whatever your budget allows we can accommodate. Also, ask us about our custom exhaust work.
Power Steering Replacement
Do you have a Power Steering Problem? We can handle it! Our certified technicians are masters at diagnosing problems with the power steering system in your car. Perhaps you have noticed a leak under the car or a whining noise when you turn the wheel. These are signs your power steering pump could be failing or a hose could be leaking. We can pressure test the system to accurately determine if the problem is in the power steering rack or pump. It is our pleasure to offer quality repairs and diagnosis for your power steering system. Call now for a free quote.
Radiator Service & Replacement
Need your radiator replaced or serviced? We can help. If you notice coolant leaks or your temperature gauge is not reading as usual, you could need your radiator fixed. We are more than capable of fixing any coolant leak or radiator problem you may have. Our warehouses have radiators and coolant hose parts available for just about any car. Most cooling system problems are caused by PH changes in the coolant causing corrosion. If you do notice a puddle of coolant underneath your car we will do a free cooling system inspection. A moderate leak will eventually lead to your car overheating and possibly leaving you stranded. Let us help keep you safe and secure on the road.
Shock Strut & Suspension Check
Many vehicle problems can be caused by suspension issues. Shocks, struts and springs can wear out even with normal use. Depending on the road conditions and your driving style there can be signs of wear as early as 50k miles. Most suspension components can show significant ware by 90k miles. Some common signs are uneven tire ware caused by worn springs, ball joints, tie rod ends, wheel bearings and control arm bushings. Expensive tire replacements can be avoided with proper suspension operation. An easy way to tell if your shocks or struts are wearing is by looking at the tires for uneven ware. Another way to tell is park the car on level ground and push up and down on the front bumper. When you stop pushing on the down stroke you should see the front of the car rise and then go back to the beginning position. If the front does two or three bounces after you stop pushing, then it is time for new shocks or struts.
Timing Belt Service
Does your timing belt look like the one pictured below? This timing belt only has 70 k miles on it and is ready to break. A timing belt inspection usually only takes a few minutes and can save thousands in repairs. Following recommended intervals for timing belt replacement can save you time and money. Our experienced technicians specialize in timing belt replacement on all makes and models of cars. Extended use of a timing belt will cause it to break while driving which can ruin your motor! It is nice to have some piece of mind regarding the condition of your engine. We will replace your belt, water pump and cam seals if necessary while checking the integrity of all rollers and pulleys, replacing those which are worn. Call now for a free quote.
Is it time for a new set of tires? We offer tire replacement and balancing! We work with many tire distributors, including Tire Rack, so you can have your tires shipped directly to our shop and get wholesale prices. We can also do same day tire installs if you need them right away. If your tire just needs a repair, we can plug and patch as necessary. Call now for a free quote on tire replacement or repair.
Do you need transmission work? Call us for advice and a free quote. We have the most modern transmission flushing system available. We can change 100% of your cars fluid with this service. Many transmission problems are caused by lack of maintenance and can be cured by a thorough flush service. Filter replacement is also recommended but not required. Before you spend a lot of money on a new transmission this service is a must.
We offer quality Tune-Ups for all cars and light duty trucks. All tune-up parts and fluids used will be factory approved to ensure quality repairs. If you have noticed a slight decline in the overall performance of your car or decreased gas mileage it could be time for a Tune-Up. Servicing your car regularly will help maintain good engine performance and longevity. Some examples of items that we will inspect are: Air Filters, Spark Plugs, Throttle Body, Washer Fluid, Hoses, Belts, Engine Oil, Coolant and driveline fluids etc. Many Tune-ups are same day services. We can do most tune ups while you wait or we have a night drop box. Call now for a free quote
For the last 15 years, Drake Auto has been performing quality auto repairs and stocking a competitively priced selection of tires. Since our humble beginnings, we have grown to acquire a loyal base of returning customers. We have done this through quality workmanship and friendly service. We look forward to building equally rewarding relationships with new customers.
Originally known as ‘The Auto Shop,’ Drake Auto was founded by the Epstein
family in 2002 and has been independently owned in Sterling, VA since. With the owners on site, you can rest assured your vehicle will be repaired correctly. We are proud members of the Independent Automobile Technicians Network as well as local car clubs. Most of our customers are referrals and all work is guaranteed to be done to your satisfaction.
Fixing cars is not rocket science. Just fix what you say you are going to fix for the price quoted and you have the recipe for success and repeat business. We look forward to seeing you at the shop.