Hillsborough Auto Repair

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My owner's manual says to change the oil every 5,000 miles.

Five thousand mile oil change intervals would be acceptable for a new, clean and efficient engine. As it gets miles on it and develops a condition of "blow-by", the oil gets diluted with contaminants. Some of the larger sludge and varnish will get caught in the oil filter. Some will break down to microscopic in size and pass through the porous filter medea of the oil filter. The larger pieces restrict oil flow and the small particles change the lubricating properties of the oil. The restricted filter will slow lubrication getting to the top of a cold engine. That is when most wear takes place. Over time, the engine does not run smooth and looses efficiency. Eventually requiring repairs to get thru inspection. We can talk more about how the inefficiencies cause oil to burn and pass thru, and eventually damaging the oxygen sensors and catalytic converters. Maintenance is cheaper than repairs. I change my synthetic oil every 4 thousand miles. Conventional oil should be chan ... read more

How much is an oil change?

The most popular call we get is "How much is an oil change?".  That is like calling McDonald's and asking how much is a hamburger and then calling Applebee's with the same question.  Obviously, if that was the only question you asked, you would be eating at McDonald's a lot. There are other things that need to considered.   "We never get any of the questions like "Does your oil meet the highest US standards for engine wear protection?" or "Does your oil meet the API SN service classification?" Or, how about some easier ones. "Do you check all of my lights, test my battery and anti-freeze, inspect belts and hoses, top off fluids, check the front end components for looseness and set the tire pressures during the oil service?" Sometimes we just don't know what to ask. It really comes down to finding a shop that has the hi ... read more


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Why come to Walko Automotive

I know that there are a lot of choices as to where to get your vehicle serviced.  As an active customer of Walko Automotive, you will receive a FREE 12 month membership in the AC Delco Motorist Roadside Assistance Program.  This program provides you with towing, jump start, out of gas, flat tire and lock out services.  AC Delco will reimburse you up to $75.   I also want you to know that most of the work done at Walko Automotive is covered by an industry leading 2 year/24,000 mile warranty.  By using high quality parts installed by ASE Certified Technicians, it is unlikely that you will ever need it. We have an available free local shuttle. Be sure to arrange a convenient time in advance. We can also provide a local concierge service with advance notice in the event that you cannot leave the house or office that day. We also have available 6 months same as cash to help you stay on budget.  You can apply in person at Walko Automotive ... read more

40 Year Celebration News Release

  Walko Automotive Service Celebrates 40 Years in BusinessOfficial Congratulatory Ceremony with Mayors from Manville and Hillsborough HILLSBOROUGH, NEW JERSEY– October 19, 2016Walko Automotive Service, LLC (Walko Automotive) will celebrate their 40 years in business on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 2122 Camplain Road, Hillsborough, NJ, with an official congratulatory ceremony at 11:30 a.m. with Mayor Richard Onderko of Manville and Mayor Frank DelCore of Hillsborough. This is a family-friendly event that will feature kids’ activities (a big bouncy house), light refreshments and a special drawing at 1:30 pm. The grand prize drawing will be a 48” Samsung HD LED flat screen TV. First prize is a $200 Amazon gift card, and five 2nd prizes of a free oil change - a $37.95 value. Entry ballots ... read more