Highland Park Automotive Inc. provides high quality auto repair services for all vehicle makes and models, with a strong emphasis on Toyota and Honda repair and maintenance. We conduct a 35-point inspection with every service to identify issues before they become major problems, and stand by the guiding principle that appropriate maintenance can save our customers significant money over the lifetime of their cars. At Highland Park Automotive, our goal is to ensure you vehicle has a very long life indeed.
For Toyota and Honda drivers, Highland Park Automotive is among the best auto repair shops in the area to handle maintenance and repairs for your vehicle. We have decades of training and experience working on Japanese engines, as well as an understanding and appreciation for what makes Toyotas and Hondas great, from their efficiency and reliability to their drivability and performance. Count on us for all your Toyota and Honda car care needs.
At Highland Park Automotive, our mechanics are equipped with the latest diagnostic technology to ensure accurate and efficient troubleshooting when your vehicle isn’t performing up to par. Our scanning capabilities range from check engine lights to complicated electrical issues. We also have the ability re-flash or re-calibrate to manufacturer specifications. Staying at the forefront of automotive technology is very important to us at HP Auto, so you can trust we have the best diagnostic tools available.
If you feel something just isn’t right with your car, especially with the way it’s running, it’s probably a good time for a drivability diagnostic—before you have a breakdown or need a major repair. Our technicians will seek out any problems hampering your vehicle’s engine performance, such as idle smoothness, stalling, hot and cold starting procedures, efficient throttle responses, and effective power delivery, and find their root cause. It could be the powertrain, ignition, brakes, suspension, etc… the list is long, which is why it’s important to talk to an honest mechanic.
Brake replacement is one of the most common auto repairs that we perform at HP Auto. How long your brakes last is based on various things, such as driving conditions (i.e. stop and go or highway driving, how you brake, and brake pad quality are all factors). When replacing brake pads or any other brake replacement it is important that the entire brake system be checked. Whether you only need brake pad replacement or any other brake repair, we are your local auto mechanic to get the job done right, the first time!
In New Jersey, emission controls are stricter than ever, and a properly functioning emission system keeps your vehicle’s efficiency high. These are just two of the reasons to bring your vehicle to Highland Park Automotive to inspect, service, or repair your emission system. Whether you are experiencing poor gas mileage or need to pass the NJ State Emissions Test, we can help. Our owner, Duane Beers, is a certified NJ State Emissions Repair Technician.
Highland Park Automotive offers FLYWHEEL GRINDING to help extend the life of your clutch, prevent clutch chatter, and smooth clutch pedal engagement. We offer quick turn-around and affordable pricing.
The cooling system is responsible for keeping your vehicle's engine from overheating and from freezing in the winter. This is due to the liquid in the engine cooling system called antifreeze. Over time the anticorrosion and lubricating properties in antifreeze begin to break down and allow potential engine-damaging rust, corrosion, and mineral deposits to form throughout the cooling system. When these deposits form, they cause corrosion in the cooling system which leads to antifreeze leaks, leaking water pumps and hoses, or worst of all, a leaking radiator. For all your vehicles cooling system needs, including water pump replacement, hose replacement, radiator repairs, no heat condition, or a cooling system flush or antifreeze replacement, we have the tooling and the know-how to fix it right the first time!
Regular tune-ups are essential to vehicle maintenance. They help prevent problems while identifying and replacing worn parts. Maintaining regular tune-ups will also help your vehicle conserve fuel and perform better for a longer time. Our tune-ups generally include replacing the air filter and fuel filter(s), installing new spark plugs and replacing any worn spark plug wires, checking and topping off all fluids, and more depending on your vehicle and its needs.
Changing your engine oil and filter regularly, as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer, is the single most important service you can perform to help keep your vehicle healthy, ensure long, trouble-free engine life, and help you avoid breakdowns or costly repairs as your vehicle ages. Unlike most auto repair shops who carry only one or two types of oil, we currently stock 3 different types of synthetic oils and 3 different types of petroleum oils to insure your car is getting the proper type of oil that the manufacturer recommends. With any oil change, we also check all your other fluid levels (and top off any that are low), check and adjust your tire pressure, and perform a visual inspection to prevent any possible breakdowns.
The best way to minimize more serious breakdowns and the higher costs associated with automotive repair is by doing routine maintenance. Preventive vehicle maintenance is simply what the manufacturer of your vehicle suggest getting done to keep your vehicle going. Whether you have a car or truck, we provide the maintenance services to keep it running well.
The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your car or truck. That’s why it’s important to trust its maintenance and repair to a full-service transmission shop. There are a number of problems that can be resolved with an adjustment while others may require a complete transmission overhaul. Our skilled mechanics have the training and expertise to properly diagnose and fix any transmission problem.
Don’t ignore your check engine light! We have exceptional diagnostic capabilities at Highland Park Automotive. Not only do we use the latest technology and state-of-the-art equipment, our technicians review areas of your vehicle’s engine that may not be covered by a computer system. If your check engine light is on, we’ll find out why and make sure your running conditions are safe and sound. In almost every case, it’s worth troubleshooting the check engine light. Often a simple adjustment can be made to improve the health of your vehicle, and you’ll avoid more significant repairs down the road.