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Mo-Tec Automotive Service Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Since 1994, Mo-Tec Automotive Service has provided motorists in the Waterford, MI 48328 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks and Towing. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.

You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.

For a high-performing vehicle, trust Mo-Tec Automotive Service with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 248-682-2100 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.

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    Vehicle Tips

    According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

    The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

    Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

    Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

    Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.

    A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

    Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

    Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

    Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.

    Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

    Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.

    Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

    Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.

    Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

    Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

    Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

    Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

    Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.

    Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.

    Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

    What Our Customers Are Saying


    -Otis W.

    Great place to take your automobiles for repair. In my opinion they're the best in that area. Very honest and friendly. So if you are in need of a mechanic who will not rip you off, go to these guys. Pricing is affordable, and they're willing to work with you.


    -Annie Q.

    They are fast workers and are fairly priced. I've been to them for many repairs now, and they always get the job done well and in a timely manner.


    -Alex M.

    Gave me a front end alignment. They were fast and professional.


    -Kendra D.

    If you want an honest mechanic, Jim at Motec is your guy. He is a master mechanic that has been in business for over 30 years, and my family has been doing business with him for over 20.


    -Jenni B.

    Good guys and good work.


    -John Y.

    Very fair, honest and reasonably priced.


    -Tami P.

    Does a good job.


    -Harold C.

    This place is the best place in Waterford, bar none, to have work done on your vehicle. Honest, quick, reliable, fair.


    -Lisa C.

    Very pleasant owner & staff. Very reasonable pricing and very knowledgable.


    -Scott N.

    Been going to Motec for years now and won't take my vehicles anywhere else for repairs. Owner and staff are very trustworthy!!


    -Gary L.

    I have trusted him with all my automotive repairs for 12 years. He fixes it right the first time and will never suggest a service you don't need.


    -Linc S.

    Jim and his staff are professional and skilled. They'll work with you on repairs and help you understand what's going on with your car.


    -Michael V.

    A small, family-owned business. They are honest, and they do great work.


    -Robin R.

    Excellent job. Fair prices. Trustworthy.


    -Carlo F.

    Great garage with honest service. We take all of our company vehicles here, and recommend to others.


    -AJ K.

    Quality work and very respectful. He has been servicing my family vehicles for 20 years, and we've never had an issue. Very honest and will help you the best he can.


    -T W.

    My family has been servicing all our vehicles here for over 20 years. Very friendly staff/environment, fair prices, and excellent quality work. Only place to find an honest mechanic!!


    -John R.

    Great place to have your car or truck fixed. Fair price, great interaction, quality work.


    -Rowan B.

    Trustworthy, fairly priced, quality work. All anyone needs in a mechanic.
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