REPAIR. REPLACE. REBUILD.
Our 21-bay service center is capable of providing auto-mechanic services that range from oil changes to engine swaps and transmission repairs. Our focus remains on keeping Orlando driving safely – we've been ensuring the highest quality work since 1975 and we don't plan on changing that any time soon.
Why are my brakes squeaking?Brakes can squeak for a variety of reasons, but continuous squeals and grinding sounds may mean it’s time for new brake pads and shoes. Worn brakes can mean longer stopping distances and difficulty stopping in emergency situations, and rotors and drums that are too thin may even become over-stressed and break. Remember: If you notice any of these symptoms it’s a good idea to get your brakes checked by a Ron Jon's Auto expert.
Why is my check engine light on?The check engine light is one of the most vital components to a properly functioning vehicle. It alerts the driver of a potential problem on the vehicle’s on-board diagnostic system (main computer). When the check engine light comes on it means that a system in your vehicle — such as ignition, fuel injection, or emission control — is not operating efficiently, even though your vehicle seems to be running fine. If your check engine light comes on and it’s flashing, that indicates a more severe problem that should be checked out immediately to prevent damage to the catalytic converter (part of your exhaust system). When you experience a flashing light, minimize driving at high speeds, especially if you’re towing. When the check engine light comes on, there’s no need to panic! Just make an appointment at Ron Jon's Auto to get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible as prolonging a check-up can severely damage engine components and cost you more money in the end.
What is the primary cause of tire damage?Although there are many things that can cause tire damage, improper inflation is the main problem we see. Always keep a tire pressure gauge in your vehicle and frequently check the pressure of all tires.
When should I have my timing belt changed?Depending on the vehicle, a timing belt needs to be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000 miles. Not sure if your belt is ready to be replaced? Visit Ron Jon's Automotive and we'd be glad to let you know when it's time for a new belt.
When do I need to replace my belts and hoses?If you can see cracks in your belts, it is time to have them replaced. Ron Jon's recommends replacing your belts and hoses at least every three to four years. If your hoses look swollen or soft that could be an indicator that they need to be replaced. However, hoses can deteriorate on the inside and if this happens there is no visual evidence that the hose needs to be changed. When in doubt, let Ron Jon's Automotive take a look.
What do I need to have my engine oil changed every 3,000 miles?As motor oil runs through the engine, dirt begins to accumulate and the additive in the oil starts to break down due to high engine temperatures. History has proven that the 3,000 mile mark is a good interval to have your engine oil replaced, but vehicle owners should regularly check their oil to make sure that the oil is clean and at the right level.