About Fitzgeralds Auto Care Center
Auto Repair Costa Mesa
Family Owned and Operated since 1963, we provide honest, dependable and highest quality car repair service, truck repair service, van repair service, mini van repair service, SUV repair service, hybrid repair service, and fleet repair service. We offer auto repair service for almost every type of domestic and foreign vehicles. We are an AAA Approved Auto Repair facility with ASE Certified technicians, and our official smog check Costa Mesa station is STAR certified.
Our Statement of Purpose
Did you know that all tires lose air over time, even when not being used. That causes premature tread wear and excessive fuel consumption due to higher rolling resistance. A front (or rear) suspension that is out of alignment can wear the edge off a tire in no time. A tire can be bald on the inside edge where it is hidden from view and look great on the outside where you can see it. Transmissions often fail due to neglected fluid. Brake fluid, contaminated with moisture, becomes conductive and destroys expensive brake hydraulics. Blowback from a leaking power steering pump will disintegrate anything rubber, including engine mounts, belts, hoses, electrical connectors and suspension bushings. Old, corrosive coolant actually dissolves aluminum engine parts, radiators and some head gaskets. Many maintenance needs don’t follow a manufacturer’s arbitrary maintenance schedule.
Most people don’t know about these issues. That’s why it is of paramount importance for your vehicles to be thoroughly inspected. The quick-lube centers don’t do it. From what we’ve seen, the dealers don’t do it. Gas stations don’t do it. That leaves us! We believe it is our responsibility as your service center to minimize unpleasant surprises. With every oil change service we do for you, a thorough 100 Point Maintenance Inspection is performed. If there are any approaching needs that we can tell, you will be advised and you will get a prioritized copy of the inspection form. We want you to know what’s good and what’s coming as well as what’s necessary. Ask to see the form we use.
A little prevention can save a lot of money, time, aggravation and inconvenience. We believe that this kind of regular preventive service is at least as important as changing your oil. We are committed to this kind of service for our customers. Part of our mission is to aim for 200,000 miles of reliable service from any vehicle we maintain.