We use the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is serviced correctly while maintaining your manufacturer's warranty. We only use quality replacement parts, and our technicians are ASE-certified. High quality, guaranteed service you can trust at a fair price! Family owned and operated since 1993. Call today to schedule an appointment or just stop by.
Auto A/C Air Conditioning Repair
Come to see Herrington Automotive's local auto repair center for all of your vehicle’s A/C service and repair needs in Lee's Summit, MO! We’ve helped car owners cool down their vehicles for many years, and we’re happy to help you too!
Whether the problem is caused by a broken seal, disintegrated o-ring, or a loose hose or fitting, Herrington Automotive's team of certified technicians in Lee's Summit, MO can help. To identify the issue, our skilled technicians may do any of the following: Inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt Inspect components for damage or leaks Check air conditioning compressor Evacuate the refrigerant from the system Give the system a leak-down test Recharge the system according to factory specifications
So, when your car needs A/C work in Lee's Summit, MO, there’s only one place you need to remember: Herrington Automotive!
Bring your vehicle to Herrington Automotive's professional, experienced and knowledgeable technicians to receive expert axle repair and service and enjoy safety on the road, in any weather conditions!
Brake Services in Lee's Summit, MO
Herrington Automotive offers top-notch brake repair and service on all vehicles. Our team of experienced ASE-certified technicians uses only state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ensure that your vehicle's brake system will be serviced and cared for accordingly. We invite you to visit our auto repair shop for a free brake fluid and brake system inspection so that you can be undisturbed about your vehicle' condition if you decide to go on a long trip across the country.
Our skilled technicians will inspect all major components of your vehicle’s brake system, including calipers, pads and shoes, hardware, and rotors, and they will tell you what type of services have to be performed. Additionally, we always provide clients with a written estimate of all the repairs and services that need to be performed. After you read it and approve it, only then we start doing any type of work on your vehicle.
Do you trust your car’s brakes? If you have any doubts regarding the current condition of your brakes, it’s best to call us or visit our auto repair shop in Lee's Summit, MO. The common symptoms of a faulty brake system include a feeling that brake pulls when you push the pedal, a pulsing sensation in the brake pedal, a grinding sound or wheels coated with brake dust. We specialize in brake repair service and our techs can diagnose and repair a wide variety of brake problems efficiently and quickly.
Herrington Automotive's certified mechanics will inspect all of the major components of your vehicle’s brake system, including the drums, pads, rotors, shoes, and linings and give you an evaluation of the current condition of the system. We will recommend replacements or repairs to maintain and improve the performance of your vehicles based on the inspection.
Brake Fluid Checks
We inspect your vehicles brake fluid before you hit the road so that you will stay safe. We will evaluate the current condition of your brake fluid and, if needed, replace the old product with a new one that will not only meet or surpass the manufacturer’s recommendations. So, when your car needs brake work, there’s only one place you need to remember: Herrington Automotive Repair Service in Lee's Summit, MO. Because your life could depend on it!
Brake Service Warning Signs
Brake Lights: Emergency brake is on or you have a serious drop in hydraulic pressure. Your brakes may be near total failure.
Drag: Sticking brakes, hot wheels or engine that seems to have lost power. Brakes may be failing to release; the condition can reverse itself, leaving you with no brakes at all.
Grabs: "Touchy" brakes that grab with the least pressure. May indicate a problem as simple as grease or oil contaminated lining - or as serious as a loose or broken components ready to fail in an emergency.
Hard Pedal: Requires extreme pressure to make brake function. Can indicate power brake trouble, restricted hydraulic lines, frozen calipers or wheel cylinders, or damaged brake linings.
Low Pedal: Pedal nearly touches floorboard before brakes function. May activate your brake warning light. Problems may require a simple adjustment or indicate something much more serious.
Pull: Car pulls to one side when brakes are applied. May be an under inflated tire, misadjusted brakes or brakes are in need of repair.
Squeal: Brakes should operate with a minimal amount of noise. Some noise is normal but excessive squeal, screech, grinding, groaning, chatter, clatter or bang means your brakes need attention.
Vibration: Brake pedal, steering wheel or entire vehicle shakes, vibrates or pulsates when brake is applied. May indicate need to resurface disc brake rotors - or signal a serious problem of a loose component or faulty steering mechanism.
Computerized Engine Analysis
Engine Diagnostics in Lee's Summit, MO
The Importance of Engine Diagnostics
A lot of people don't pay much attention to the check engine light of their vehicles and some even disable it. Little do they know, this mistake will cost them eventually because not paying attention to the warning signs during the early stages of a problem would result in a total shutdown of your vehicle. That's why, you shouldn't hesitate to get in touch with Herrington Automotive, as soon as you see a warning light. Herrington Automotive's certified technicians in Lee's Summit, MO will diagnose the problem and provide the appropriate solution.
Herrington Automotive's Services
Here at Herrington Automotive, we use state-of-the-art scan tool equipment to perform engine diagnostics and repair. Once we diagnose the problem, we'll cautiously decide what type of repairs need to be performed. After that, Herrington Automotive's technicians will discuss this information with you and tell you the total cost of the repairs that need to be done. During each step of the repair process, you will be informed by professional mechanics. That's why, if you need engine diagnostics and repair for your vehicle, please call Herrington Automotive or schedule an appointment online.
Diagnosing the Issue
When you see the little engine icon that is on your car's panel, remember not to panic! In most cases, it warns you for a non-critical and non-urgent problem. Nevertheless, you are advised not to ignore it, because it might lead to something more serious in the future. If your check engine light is on, just visit Herrington Automotive and our team of professional technicians will take care of your auto repair needs.
Water Pumps Repair & Replacement
Radiator Repair & Replacement
Freeze Plugs Replacement
Cylinder Head Gasket Repair & Replacement
Diagnostics and Tune-up
Computer & Sensor Diagnostics
Emission Diagnostics and Repair
Timing Belt & Chain Replacement
Spark Plugs & Ignition Wire Replacement
Emissions Test in Lee's Summit, MO
Because you depend on your vehicle for day to day needs, you want to keep it in the best repair possible. Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO keeps your car in top condition by offering comprehensive emissions testing as well as superior customer service.
During an emissions test, Herrington Automotive's technicians will connect a device to the tailpipe of your vehicle while the engine is running to measure your automobile’s emissions while it is idle and while it is revving. Herrington Automotive will compare our results to the state standards for your vehicle. We also check to make sure that your muffler is in good shape, and we will also make sure that your hoses and pipes are properly connected and working well.
From the moment you walk through Herrington Automotive's door in Lee's Summit, MO, until you leave satisfied with the results, our team strives to supply only the best service to you and your vehicle.
Engine repair in Lee's Summit, MO
Battery & Starter Repair or Replacement
Alternator Repair Or Replacement
Wiring (Electrical Short Repair)
Exhaust System Repair in Lee's Summit, MO
The exhaust system is part of a bigger picture that also involves your car's emissions control system. Both exhaust and emission control systems work closely together in order to regulate the harmful gases and pollutants that are emitted from your vehicle, and at the same time control the levels of noise produced by its engine.
When you have an efficient exhaust system, you contribute to a healthier environment and enjoy a quieter vehicle while driving down the roads of Lee's Summit, MO.
If your car is having muffler or exhaust system problems, the ASE-certified technicians at Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO can assist you in making a decision about what type of muffler would be best for you. The maintenance of your exhaust system can be an easy task for us at Herrington Automotive, provided that you stay on top of your vehicle's general preventative maintenance. However, if you don't attend to the problems of your exhaust system, it could lead to costly repairs in the future.
Fuel System Services in Lee's Summit, MO
When you’re driving your car down the road and notice that it is lacking acceleration or running sluggishly, this might indicate that a fuel system cleaning or a fuel injection service is needed. A clogged fuel filter or fuel system can result in poor vehicle performance and fuel efficiency. At Herrington Automotive, our professional technicians have the necessary training, materials, and tools to clean your fuel system of harmful deposits and if a replacement is called for, to replace your old fuel filter.
You’re in control of how much air and fuel the engine takes in, each time you press the gas pedal. Harmful deposits can form in critical areas of the fuel system over time, resulting in loss of power, reduced fuel economy and other driveability issues. If you want to maintain optimal engine performance, you should have periodic fuel system cleaning. Herrington Automotive's certified technicians use multi-step cleaners so that they can remove deposits from the combustion chamber, injectors, and fuel system. The Herrington Automotive's technicians in Lee's Summit, MO also perform a fuel filter replacement service when it’s needed.
Whether you need fuel system cleaning, fuel filter replacement or fuel injection service, you can always count on our professional and experienced technicians to get the job done right the first time around.
The heater in your car is basically a smaller version of your cooling systems radiator. Hot engine coolant is circulated through a small radiator, often times called a heater core. A fan is positioned in front of the heater core to blow cold outside air over the fins. As this air travels over the heater core, it heats up and becomes the hot air which blows out your heater vents.
Like your engines cooling system radiator, the heater core can suffer some of the same issues. If the heater core becomes clogged with rust or sludge, you will no longer have heat. Also leaks can cause a cabin full of white steam and really mess up your windows. If you smell the sweet aroma of coolant when your heater is on, chances are, you have a small leak in the heater core. Often times the heater core is buried under the dashboard, and replacing it, is a major job.
Missouri Safety Inspection
Missouri law requires all motor vehicles to pass a vehicle safety inspection performed by an authorized inspection station, unless as detailed below. The renewal notice you receive from the Department of Revenue will tell you if your vehicle needs to have a safety inspection.
The inspection station will issue a Certificate of Inspection and Approval that must be presented to a contract office when the motor vehicle is registered.Vehicle safety inspections should not be made more than 60 days prior to the date the owner submits an application for title and license or registration renewal.If there is no change in vehicle ownership, even model year vehicles must be safety/emissions inspected (unless exempt) in even calendar years, and odd model year vehicles must be inspected (unless exempt) in odd calendar years.
Oil Change and Lube
One of the quickest, cheapest, and easiest things you can do to care for your vehicle is to get the oil changed. At Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO, we have performed countless oil changes for our valued customers. Regularly performed oil changes ensure that your engine is not being forced to work overtime through dirty oil in order to perform. Whether you are the owner of a Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Volkswagen, or Land Rover, all vehicles require oil and therefore need oil changes.
It's important to get the right type of oil change designed to fit the needs of your vehicle that’s why you need to choose the Herrington Automotive's auto repair center in Lee's Summit, MO.
Our service department offers a range of oil changes that all include our multi-point inspection to help make sure your vehicle is safe.
Check your owner’s manual for the exact mileage your car’s maker recommends and doesn’t allow that mileage to pass without getting it done. Neglecting an oil change will result in causing stress and unnecessary wear on your engine, which could cause it to stop running well before its time. Replacing an entire engine is a very costly repair to make as a result of failing to regularly change the oil. Give Herrington Automotive a call today to schedule an appointment for your next oil change. We have the process down to a science and can get you in and out quickly!
Air Filters : A dirty air filter prevents the engine from breathing properly, which can decrease fuel mileage and performance and make the engine work harder than it needs to. Let your vehicle breathe! Change the air filter once a year or more often if you drive in dirty or dusty conditions.
If your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter, change that too. A dirty cabin air filter reduces the airflow through the vehicle’s ventilation system. Cabin air filters help keep pollens, fumes, smoke, and other materials from reaching the inside of a vehicle. See the owner’s manual to determine if your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter.
Brakes: Often, brakes have wear indicators that produce noise when it’s time to change the pads. Or your brakes may “feel” different when you press on them. If you think there may be a problem with your vehicle’s brakes, have Herrington Auto take a look. Our brakes are certified to federal safety standards.
Charging / Battery: Extreme heat and cold are hard on automotive batteries. If your vehicle is a few years old, have the battery and charging system tested to be sure that your battery has the power to start your vehicle and that your alternator is recharging the battery as it should.
Belts: Drive belts are essential for keeping your vehicle’s electrical (alternator), engine cooling (water pump), and air-conditioning systems running. Having them inspected periodically and replaced when necessary means you’re less likely to experience a broken belt and the resulting vehicle breakdown.
Cooling: A cooling system that is clogged or low on fluid can cause serious damage to the engine and other components. Get into the habit of checking the fluid level regularly, and have the fluid changed or flushed when recommended.
Wipers: Don’t wait for a rainy day to discover that your windshield wipers are worn and need replacement. Worn wipers can hinder visibility in rainy or snowy conditions. Wiper blades have a curved design that conforms to the shape of your windshield and provides constant pressure for a smooth, uniform wipe.
Ignition: Though many spark plugs are designed to last 100,000 miles, they can still get dirty or fail prematurely. Ignition wires lose insulating ability over time, and the connection to the plug or ignition coil can degrade as well. Having your service technician regularly inspect your ignition system can help you avoid conditions that may result in poor performance or reduced fuel economy.
Shocks and Struts: The suspension system affects your vehicle’s steering, braking power, and stability, so it’s important to have these functions inspected regularly and to replace parts when they become worn — and dangerous! It’s also important to have other chassis items, such as tie-rod ends, control arms, and ball joints, checked periodically.
Transmission: Automatic transmissions have become more sophisticated with additional gears and computerized electronic controls and are designed to work with the engine controls for best operation. Have the transmission inspected and serviced as recommended in the owner’s manual.
Radiator pressure cap test to check for the recommended system pressure level.
Thermostat check for proper opening and closing.
Pressure test to identify any external leaks to the cooling system parts; including the radiator, water pump, engine coolant passages, radiator and heater hoses and heater core.
Internal leak test to check for combustion gas leakage into the cooling system.
Visual inspection of all cooling system components, including belts and hoses.
System power flush and refill with car manufacturer's recommended concentration of coolant.
Engine fan test for proper operation.
By performing regular checks, NARSA radiator and cooling system specialists can help motorists prevent problems, emergency repairs and/or replacements, effectively saving the consumer time, trouble and money.
Shocks and Struts
Suspension - Steering - Drive Train
Have you noticed uneven tire wear? Or while driving have you noticed: an off-center steering wheel? Swaying, drifting or pulling? Difficult steering? Any of these symptoms may indicate the need for service or repairs to your vehicle's steering and suspension system.
At Herrington Auto, we have certified technicians who will perform a professional inspection of the system, providing you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and repair cost estimate. We are a full-service steering and suspension repair facility. Worn steering, suspension and driveline components can cause noise, vibration, premature tire wear and misalignment.
That's why we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn parts you regain steering control and handling that will return your vehicle to its original operating performance.
Tire Replacement or Rotation
The certified technicians at Herrington Automotive are experts at providing high-quality tire services, including wheel alignment, tire installation, tire balancing, tire rotation, and tire inspection
Herrington Automotive's wheel alignment service will give you the best driving experience in Lee's Summit, MO. It helps your vehicle drive smoother, your tires last longer, and ultimately keeps your wheels pointed in the right direction. Just like your shoes can wear, so do your tires, and if your wheels are not properly aligned, they can wear unevenly.
When you purchase new tires, they have to be in sets of 4, or at least in matching groups of 2 on each axle. This extends the life of your new tires and keeps your tire wear even. You can shop for new tires on our site by size, brand, or vehicle make, model, and year. Browse Herrington Automotive's extensive stock of new tires in Lee's Summit, MO, and compare tire specifications and prices before you buy, to ensure you are getting the best new tires for your needs and budget.
The skilled and experienced technicians at Herrington Automotive are here to help with all of your tire balancing and tire service needs.
Tire balancing happens each time you replace your vehicle's tires. You must check your tires for balance every 4,000-6,000 miles. Herrington Automotive capable technicians can assist in determining if your tires need to be balanced and rotated based on mileage and wear.
At Herrington Automotive, we know that tire rotation is an essential part of making your tires last longer. The tire rotation process consists of moving your tires from front to back, moving them from one side of your vehicle to the other or a combination of both.
Regular tire rotation helps eliminate premature tire wear and could save you a lot of money on new tires. Visit Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO and let our trained mechanics rotate your tires.
Tires need to be checked on a regular basis for damage, such as stones, nails or other sharp objects that may have penetrated the tire. They also need to be checked for bulges, tears or cuts that might be the result of contact with road hazards. If you have doubts about the condition of your tires, it's best to have them inspected by Herrington Automotive's certified mechanics. Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO has been known for performing a top-notch tire inspection service.
Transmission Repair in Lee's Summit, MO
If you want your car to be in top shape, you have to take good care of its transmission system. Therefore, when your transmission begins to fail, you must get it serviced/replacing as quickly as possible. At Herrington Automotive in Lee's Summit, MO, we specialize in providing service/replacement for all types of transmissions, including automatic, semi-automatic and manual models.
The main goal of Herrington Automotive is to provide customers with the affordable and reliable transmission service they deserve. No job is too big or too small for Herrington Automotive's team of skilled auto mechanics. We take every job seriously and we won't stop until we've fixed the issue that has caused you concern.
If you've noticed, as of late, that there might be something wrong with your transmission, don't waste any more time, just pay Herrington Automotive a visit. We can help you with that and any other auto repair problems you might have. We will repair your transmission before the damage gets even worse.
Why Four Wheel Alignment? Reduced Tire Wear - Better Gas Mileage - Improved Handling
If you want to know if your vehicle needs a front end alignment there are a few indicators. Does your car pull to one side or the other when you are driving on a flat road with the steering wheel momentarily released? This will not be the slow drift to the side of the road that is caused by the crown of the road, but will be a definite pull. Pull indicates either misalignment or dragging brakes on one side. In any case, if your car is pulling it will need to be taken in to the shop.
The second indication of misalignment is tire wear. Tires should wear evenly across their surface. If the inside or outside of your tires on the front of the vehicle wears out before the rest of the tire you have an alignment problem. Toe in, toe out, caster, and camber all can affect tire wear patterns. In bad cases the tire will wear down to the belts and blow out. In any case, misalignment affects handling and tire longevity and should be corrected at a shop.
The best way to tell if you need an alignment is to take your car to a tire shop and have them check the alignment. The mechanic will be able to use measurement apparatus to determine if your alignment numbers are properly dialed in. They will also be able to check for mechanical problems like bent tie rod ends, broken links, bad ball joints and dragging brakes. Alignment is crucial for proper handling of your car and should be checked in a shop on a regular basis. There is no way you can do these measurements yourself without the proper test equipment".