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The Best Auto Repair And Maintenance Services

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
    Office is closed from 12p-1p

The Best Auto Repair And Maintenance Services

Whether you have a car that's been sitting a little too long or a fleet that needs a basic check, Major Muffler & Auto Repair in the Redding, CA 96002 area can get your vehicle back on the road quickly, and we work with your insurance company to ensure you get the best repair job at a competitive price.

To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we can do for your vehicle, contact us at 530-223-6640.

Our expert auto repair services include:

30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance
As time goes by, various automotive repair and maintenance needs come up. Most manufacturers recommend vehicle maintenance in intervals of 30,000 miles. This creates the 30/60/90k mile schedule (issued by the manufacturers to a vehicle owner). Trust our experts here to keep you on schedule, help preserve the condition of the vehicle, optimize its performance, and increase its resale value. This service includes;

  • fluid replacements
  • oil and filter changes
  • tire rotation, spin, balance, and pressure adjustments
  • inspection of parts and systems

Bulb Replacement / Wiper Blades
To maintain maximum visibility you should always make sure your vehicle's headlight and tail light bulbs are in good working condition. Although replacing faulty bulbs is a simple and quick process, you should always have an experienced automotive mechanic install it.

Having properly functioning wiper blades can also help keep you safe on the road. If your vehicle wipers are not doing their job and leaving streaks or not getting rid of any debris, bring them to us to have them replaced immediately.

Oil, Lube, and Filter
Your vehicle relies on oil, lube, and various filters to keep it running smoothly. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. However, over time the oil can become contaminated, and it is recommended to change and check it every three months (or 3,000 miles). When this happens it's always a good idea to have an expert lube, replace, and change the necessary components to keep you safe on the road.

Differential Flush / Differentials
The differential is the part of the vehicle that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and the outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel drive (fwd) vehicles, it does not get any of the star treatment that the engine gets. The one thing that every vehicle owner needs to know is that failure of the differential means the failure of the car. To save this from happening, have the differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the differential fluid is as important as changing the oil in the engine, and although checking and changing the fluid it is recommended that you visit an auto shop like ours to get a differential flush.

The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus its name. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (same with the front wheels versus the rear wheels), which means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and so the differential comes in to help. Have your differential checked regularly to keep them working properly.

PCV Valve Change
The positive crankcase ventilation (PVC) valve is a very important part of some vehicles emission control systems. This valve is a very important part of some vehicles emission control systems.The valve, which is usually plugged into a rubber grommet in the valve cover, is a one-way passage for gasses to escape from the engine crankcase. With time, the PVC valve becomes clogged with sludge that lives in the contaminants of the exhaust gasses. If your vehicle has a PVC valve, make sure to have it regularly cleaned and (if necessary) replaced.

Warning Lights Questions and Answers

Q: Why does my car keep saying the coolant level is low?
A: If a low coolant warning light is on do not continue to drive and go directly to the auto repair shop. It is simple and often inexpensive to fix at Major Muffler & Auto Repair. Waiting to get the problem resolved can result in high-cost engine repairs. If the low coolant warning light continues to flash on, then there is a leak in the car's cooling system. Coolant fluid can leak in several ways. First, external leaks from radiator hoses, second, connections between hoses, or lastly, from the radiator itself. Your car's radiator cap may leak due to a faulty seal on the cap which can be easily resolved by a specialist at our shop in Redding.

Q: Why Is My Car's ABS Light On?
A: An Anti-Lock Braking System or ABS warning light on your dash indicates something in your car's ABS needs to be checked out by a qualified mechanic. Your ABS is one of your most important safety systems. Do not ignore this warning light. Common issues are:
  1. Malfunctioning ABS module
  2. Low levels in the brake fluid reservoir
  3. Broken speed sensor
  4. The ABS system is not receiving power
Q: How do I fix a persistent traction control warning light?

A: Normally, when the traction control light comes on while driving it indicates the car's traction control lost grip or traction going around a sharp curve or while driving on wet pavement. However, sometimes the traction control warning light will come on and stay on.

The best way to determine whether it was just a fluke or a real issue is to shut your vehicle off and turn it back on. If the light is off, then it was likely a temporary malfunction. If the light does not reset, come by Major Muffler & Auto Repair in Redding and let us fix it.

Q: Why is my throttle control warning light on?
A: The connection between the gas pedal and acceleration is controlled by your car's throttle. The amount of acceleration or throttle control is governed by a sophisticated computer system. Any disruption of the electrical signals will affect your vehicle's acceleration and cause the throttle control warning light to come on. If your throttle control light comes on go directly to Major Muffler & Auto Repair in Redding.

Q: What are the main problems that cause a throttle control warning light to come on?
A: The five main issues are:
  • Irregular or dangerous unintended acceleration
  • Intermittent loss of throttle control
  • Sudden drop in fuel economy
  • Hesitation or stumbling when accelerating.
  • Engine stuck unable to accelerate beyond a fast idle.
Q: Can I drive with the throttle control light on?
A: No, unwanted acceleration may occur and cause an accident. Go straight to the repair shop. There can be many different causes for the throttle control warning light, many are simple fixes.

To learn more about our General Repair services, call us at 530-223-6640 or request a quote by clicking below:

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What People Say About Us

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    , 03/23/2024

    Absolutely outstanding Customer Service. I had a little bit of a lengthy weight. But only because there was an older gentleman who needed more help. But once I was dressed, they got me in and out within 10 minutes.. Their pricing is considerable and super thoughtful. What I mean is you can tell they are not greedy and they’re more tending to helping, which is very rare to find.

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    , 11/08/2023

    Awesome service - the people here are fantastic and super fast! They went out of their way to help me out in a bind and did more than I initially asked for. Can't recommend Major Muffler highly enough.

  • , 10/20/2023

    Wow this shop is old school the owner and staff are awesome they cut out my muffler and resonators from the cat back and straight pipe it on a 2005 jeep grand Cherokee 5.7 hemi and it sounds vicious. Thank guys you rock. PS great price and clean work.

  • , 10/14/2023

    They did an excellent job on my 97 dodge diesel. Put a muffler in and found and fixed some noises in the exhaust that I had. Great communication and the work looks fantastic. They even went above and beyond and painted part of the exposed pipe so it wouldn't be an eye sore. I really appreciate the attention to detail. Thanks again! And for staying late so I could pick the truck up!

  • , 10/05/2023

    Best muffler shop in town. Hands down

  • , 08/24/2023

    Great experience at Major Muffler! James was a huge blessing as we stopped in unexpectedly in Redding and he took a look and a listen and told us the problem and what we needed to get back on the road. So kind, quick, and helpful. When other shops told us they didn't have time, he took the time to help us out. Thank you James!!

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