Wayne Croy Car Care Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Wayne Croy Car Care has been providing customers in the Gladstone, MO 64119
area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1978.
Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll
keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Expired Warranty Care, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
To learn more about our services, call us at 816-453-3433 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Gladstone.
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
I had a problem with my brakes and I took it up to Croy's. This probably late afternoon. Bob took my car and I for a drive and said he needed to check it out at the store. He took me home, took the car back to the shop, called and said I needed front banks and they were fixed before they were closed. That is very good service. Thanks Bob.
I have been doing business with Wayne Croy for over 40 years and I have always been treated with respect and exceptional work ethic. Great mechanics and very easy to work with Bob and Jacob.
-Ron and Pam P.
Made a same day appointment for something minor. Got in quickly and my car was done promptly! Thanks for the great service and friendly atmosphere! I'll be back!
This was an effortless experience. I needed an appointment for servicing of my pick up so that I could wait for it. The appointment was made with promise made promise kept. I have done business with Croy for many years. They are honest about what a vehicle may need or not need. Their people are knowledgeable and courteous. will answer your questions.
They have taken care of our cars for years and always do a superb job and they are the type of people you enjoy doing business with.
Take all my vehicles there. Very trust worthy and makes sure it's fixed.
Very good place if you need car repair or just maintenance.
Outstanding service! Genuinely good folks that care about you and your vehicles. They always stand behind their work, and won't recommend anything you don't need. Outstanding employer as well! Worked there a few years ago. Happy employees are productive and loyal. You can trust Bob, Jacob, and the guys.
Just the best! Trusted not only by me, but also the lady who came in while I was waiting on my car. She had ran over something in the road and wanted to make sure nothing had damaged her car. Like me, she was not worried of them finding a false problem. As good as having a mechanic in the family.
Always customer oriented and good lines of communication if problems or delays occur. Will only fix what is needed but will inform you of any potential problems. Have used on all my cars with no complaints. Should be rated as one of the best in the Northland!
Wayne Croy Car Care
7100 NE Antioch Rd,
Gladstone, MO 64119