About Midtown Auto Service

Did you Know?25 Years in Operation

We've been repairing cars for over 25 years! That's about a quarter of a century. Most shops can't keep up with automobile technology in that span of time. Midtown Auto Service is special in the fact that it prides itself with the most advanced training for our service representatives.

Convenient Location Near Downtown

Our centralized location means you can bring your vehicle for quick repairs during the day and get a ride back to work. The whole point of owning a car is to get to work, isn't it? We work with your insurance company to get a rental car to you here as soon as possible.

Could All These Folks on CitySearch Be Wrong?

CitySearch 5 starsReviews are gathered over a period of time, not all at once. Therefore, consistently awesome service is required in order to reach 5 out of 5 stars.

Our feedback is as old as Citysearch itself, and we pride ourselves in being the Best of Citysearch for Auto Mechanic and Auto Repair.

Car Care Tip of the day

Does a replacement automotive /car battery have to be the same size as my old one? Houston,Tx

Yes. The danger to you is a battery explosion. Batteries contain hydrogen gas, which can ignite and explode if a spark occurs anywhere near the battery. Batteries also contain acid which may be splashed on you if the battery explodes. The danger to your vehicle is if someone reverses the jumper connections or touches the jumper cables together. The voltage surge that results may damage your charging system and/or other electronic components in your vehicle. To minimize these risks, use the following procedure when jump : Do not smoke. You should also wear eye protection. Make sure the vehicles are not touching (contact could provide an unwanted electrical path). Turn your engine off. Connect the red jumper cable from the positive (+) post or terminal on your "good" battery to the positive post or terminal on the low or dead battery in the other vehicle. Connect the black jumper cable from the negative (-) post or terminal on your good battery to a solid ground on the other vehicle. CAUTION: DO NOT make the final jumper connection directly to the low or dead battery itself. The reason for not doing this is because the final jumper connection usually produces a spark. Making the final connection away from the battery will minimize any danger of an explosion by keeping the spark well away from the battery. Make sure the ground connection on the vehicle with the low or dead battery provides a good electrical contact. Use an unpainted metal surface like an engine bracket or a frame member. Make sure the cables do not touch each other and that the cables are clear of the fan and pulleys on both vehicles. Start the engine in the vehicle with the good battery. Run the engine at fast idle for several minutes before attempting to start the vehicle with the low or dead battery. This will allow the charging system to pump some life into the other battery lessening the drain on the good battery and charging system. As soon as the vehicle with the dead battery starts, disconnect the battery cables. The vehicle should then be run or driven at least thirty minutes to recharge the low or dead battery. Additional charging time may be required depending on the battery's condition and state of charge. If the vehicle does not crank or cranks slowly, recheck the jumper connections. If it still doesn't crank, the problem may be something other then the battery (such as a bad starter, solenoid, battery cable connection or internal engine problem). If the vehicle cranks normally, but refuses to start, it may have an ignition, fuel or mechanical problem. Do not crank the starter more than thirty seconds at a stretch. Allow the starter to cool for about two minutes before cranking the engine again. Continuous grinding of the starter can cause it to overheat and fail. Continuous cranking can also sap the juice out of your good battery and/or overload and possibly damage your charging system, too!

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Excellent service...Thank you guys.

-Tim Masters

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