Automotive Repair

  • Are oil changes getting more expensive?

    oil being put into the car

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

  • ASE Certified - What Does It Mean For You?

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    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, precision and quality are our top priorities. That’s why we always employ ASE certified technicians - but what does that mean for you?

  • Bad engine mounts, why is it a problem for you?

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    Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.

    There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones.  If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit.  However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on!   Then you call our shop for help!

  • Brakes…One of the Most Important Parts of Your Vehicle

    mechanic working on the brakes of a car

    Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.

  • Cheap Parts Don’t Cut It and Warranties Matter

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    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we’re in the business of quality. Quality work, quality parts, and quality service keep a business going. Here is a quick rundown on why it’s important to install components that will perform reliably, and keep you taken care of in the event that they don’t.

  • Different Types of Automotive Headlights

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    Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL.

  • Don't Forget a Coolant Flush!

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    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, it’s important to us that your car, truck, or SUV is ready for any condition. Coolant flushes are an important part of getting your vehicle ready for winter - here’s why.

  • Get a Grip on Tire Conditions

    Tread of Tire

    What condition are your tires in? At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we want to make sure you can tell. A simple visual inspection is all you need - it’s easy if you know what to look for.

  • How Do I Choose the Right Repair Shop?

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    There are many factors that go into making Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL a repair shop that’s above the rest.

  • How Do I Fix My Manual Transmission Problem?

    mechanic working on car

    Manual transmissions are generally more reliable than automatic transmissions. They don’t have as many parts, aren’t as complex, and can take a lot more abuse. However, if an issue is allowed to persist, more and more damage to surrounding components on your manual transmission will occur. Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL can help you take care of your car as soon as you notice a problem.

  • Is "Remanufactured" Worth It?

    mechanic checking list with car hood up

    What does “remanufactured” mean, and is it something you want? At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we strive for great service and a job well done. Part of that is equipping you with the knowledge you need to understand what’s going on when a repair is necessary on your car, truck or SUV. “Remanufactured” is a word that you’ll encounter in the automotive world. Many people perceive that to mean “used”, but that isn’t the case - here’s what you need to know.

  • Is it a bad brake master cylinder or something else

    mechanic repairing brakes on a vehicle

    The time to know if your brakes are going bad is NOT when you go to stop at that red light or on the parkway when someone suddenly swerves in front of you.  It's not always "just" brake pads either, your brake master cylinder could be an issue. How do you recognize the signs that you have a real problem with your brake master cylinder and just what is it?   Here atMelvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL we not only have the answers, but we also put together a service schedule for you and keep an eye on issues based on your driving habits, vehicle type and your description of issues you are having.  We treat your car, truck or SUV as if it were ours keeping you informed of issues we find so you can get them fixed "before" there are larger repair bills so you can keep your vehicle Newer - Longer!   Below is everything you need to look for and tips on your brake master cylinder.

  • JASPER Has New Cylinder Head Offerings

    Cylinder Head

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair we offer only the best products to our St Augustine drivers, that’s why we’re excited to announce the newest offering from Jasper Engines & Transmissions. JASPER is the nation’s leader in remanufactured engines and drivetrain products and now they are offering Ford/International 7.3L/444TE Diesel Cylinder Heads.

  • Make Your Radiator Go The Extra Mile

    hand holding radiator in front of car with hood up

    Since the first automobiles, there have been radiators. Every liquid-cooled engine on the road has, and has always needed, a radiator; without it, the engine would overheat in no time, causing catastrophic engine failure. While the efficiency of radiators, the materials they’re made out of, and the shape and size of them have changed over time, radiators haven’t actually changed much over the last century or so. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair we know that even though radiators generally last a long time, they do occasionally fail. When your radiator is malfunctioning you can trust our technicians to repair yours and get you back on the road. 

  • Modern piston design, and what that means for you

    pistons in a vehicle

    There’s a good chance you don’t know much about pistons or engine building, which is why you rely on the technicians at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL when your vehicle has a problem. However, there’s some practical information regarding modern engine design that helps you better care for your vehicle, and keep it going strong. Here are some important aspects of modern piston design, and what it means for you.

  • New Chevrolet Engine Option from JASPER

     GM Gen IV 5.3L Class-1 DOD/AFM Delete Engine

    If you own a 2007-2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Yukon then JASPER’s latest offering of a Remanufactured GM Gen IV 5.3L Class-1 DOD/AFM Delete Engine is for you. At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine we strive to provide our customers with only the best products and that’s why we are proud to provide quality products from Jasper Engines and Transmission.

  • New Rims - reading measurements and why they matter

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    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, we’re focused on keeping your car, truck, or SUV running well - but we’re here to keep it looking good too. Here’s some information on wheel sizing, to help you make sure your new wheels will fit your vehicle.

  • New Transmission or New Car - Exploring ALL The Options

    Transmission

    So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL is here to help.

    There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car...but should you? Here are some factors to think about.

  • Out With the Old, In With the New or Used - Transmission Replacement Options

    Transmission

    At Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, a big part of our job is helping you make decisions that are right for you, and your car, truck or SUV. When it comes to replacing a transmission there are a lot of options out there; we’re here to help you make the right choice.

  • Protect Your Car from Interior Leaks and Drips

    interior of car

    Leaks and drips that get the interior of your vehicle wet are definitely an inconvenience. Sitting water promotes rust, bad smells, and can ruin your carpet. Furthermore, the water often seems to come from seemingly nowhere, adding to the frustration. From Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL, here are some of the leading causes of water on your floor, and what you can do about it.

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Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair

1625 Old Moultrie Rd
St Augustine, FL 32084
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