Full Service Auto Repair in Xenia, OH

Your friendly neighborhood mechanics at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto have years of experience with a wide range of auto repair services. We are ASE Certified and have an A+ Rating with the BBB. In addition, Pitt Stop has been a staple in the Greater Dayton, Ohio area for 40 years — serving countless area residents and earning a reputation that is second to none. Our services include oil changes, alignments, brakes, rotors, heating & AC services, and more.

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Your Neighborhood Auto Repair Mechanic in Xenia, OH

Whether you require emergency repairs or suspect your vehicle might need a tune-up, schedule an appointment at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto. Our team of professionals can pinpoint the problem and help get your vehicle back on the road as quickly as possible. Learn more about the various types of auto repair services we offer, including tire repair, brakes, alignment, auto services, engine repair, engine replacement, steering and suspension, and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS).

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Auto Repair 101

4 Common Car Issues

Completing routine service and maintenance is vital to keeping your car, truck, or SUV running strong. However, car issues will sometimes arise, and every vehicle will display sure warning signs. To reduce the potential for breakdown, and expensive repairs, we’ve listed 4 of the most common car problems we encounter.

Warning Lights

A warning or check engine light is the most common issue for US car, truck, and SUV owners. These lights illuminate when the vehicle’s ECU (engine control unit) detects an error code triggered by a sensor. Since there are more than 200 possible warning codes, having a professional mechanic complete a warning light inspection is the best way to determine the source and make the proper repairs.

Poor Fuel Economy

When the engine runs efficiently, it burns fuel at a rate that helps improve fuel economy. However, several fuel system parts like fuel filters, air filters, mass air flow sensors, and O2 sensors will ultimately get dirty or wear out. If this occurs before they are replaced, it will cause the engine to consume more fuel than usual. Again, being proactive about routine servicing provides the solution.

Sputtering Engine

The engine runs best when air and fuel properly mix and burn in the combustion chamber. Fuel and ignition system components must work together to complete this process. Though many moving parts help an engine run correctly, engine sputtering or misfiring is one of the leading problems. To reduce engine misfiring or sputtering issues, replace fuel and ignition system components as your manufacturer recommends.

Dead Battery

Most car batteries should last about three years or 50,000 miles. A dead battery is usually caused by reduced amps – or electrical currents – which inherently decrease as the battery loses its ability to hold a charge. A damaged alternator, battery temperature sensor, or other charging system components can expedite this issue. It’s best to replace your car battery every 50,000 miles or three years, even if it does not show damage.

Car Repair Services Can Count On in Xenia, OH

No matter what problem you’ve run into, your car is in great hands at Pitt Stop Tire & Auto. We’re your one-stop brake shop, tire shop, and auto repair shop in the Dayton, OH, area. We’re here to service your vehicle from top to bottom. That includes battery replacements, broken A/C, shaky steering wheels, heating issues, brakes, wheel alignments, tire rotations, tire repair, and much more. We’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a “mechanic near me,” “auto repair near me,” “auto body shop near me,” or “car repair near me,” you’ve come to the right place! Give us a call today to schedule services.

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Financing for Tires & Car Repairs in Xenia, OH

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Finance Your Next Set of Tires

We know buying new tires and/or wheels for your car or truck can be stressful on the wallet, so we’re here to help. As the leading tire shop in Xenia, OH, we’ve made sure we have payment plans that will fit anyone’s needs so you can get tires now and pay later. Whether your purchase is a surprise or expected, we'll take care of you.

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Auto Repair Questions & Answers

When Should I Replace My Brake Pads?

On average, brake pads begin to wear out around the 20,000- to 30,000-mile mark, but many factors may impact this figure. Knowing what signs to look out for will prove instrumental in detecting when your brake pads need replacing if you feel your vehicle is taking longer to stop or notice a high-pitch screeching or grinding noise when braking, scheduling a checkup is integral. Running with worn brake pads will eventually affect the rotors, which can be a costly repair, so taking a proactive approach will keep you safe and save you money.

How Often Should I Change My Air Filter?

Typically, there are two filters in a vehicle. One is for the engine, and the other is for the cabin. A dirty filter can prevent airflow, limiting the engine’s ability to expend hot air and inhibiting clean air from passing through. How often you need to change it varies, though the conventional timeframe is about 30,000 miles, which is why the best way to determine that it needs a replacement is to check it periodically. Fortunately, replacing a filter is a quick and easy process.

When Should I Replace My Car Battery?

The standard battery is projected to last three to five years, but variables like hot and cold weather can influence its longevity, so it is best to watch for signs your battery power is declining. If your headlights and dashboard lights are starting to dim or your vehicle has difficulty starting, these are clues that your vehicle may be due for a battery replacement.

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