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Miscellaneous Auto Services


Miscellaneous Car Services at Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck

For any concerns that may jeopardize your vehicle's on-road performance, our experienced auto specialists offer a variety of additional automotive services. Rest assured that you are receiving top-notch workmanship, backed by our quality guarantee. Please do not hesitate to get in touch and let us know how we can be of service to you! Contact us at 319-351-6805 to arrange an appointment for these premium automotive services.



Our miscellaneous auto services include:

After-Hours Drop Off
Occasionally, the need for auto repairs arises long after most repair shops have closed. Our after-hours vehicle drop-off services enable you to leave your car at our Iowa City facility for repairs, even when we're not operating. Simply complete a drop-off form, place your keys inside, and deposit the envelope in our secure drop box.

We will reach out to you once your vehicle is ready or if any additional information is required. At Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck, we highly value your convenience, which is why we extend after-hours drop-off services.

Enhancing Fuel Efficiency
The experts at Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck are capable of thoroughly inspecting your vehicle and performing services that can elevate its performance, leading to improved fuel efficiency and overall economy. These assessments and services may include the following items:

  • Changing the engine oil using the recommended motor oil grade
  • Inspecting and replacing your air filter
  • Inspecting and, if necessary, replacing a clogged fuel filter
  • Adjusting tire pressure to match the manufacturer's recommended specifications
  • Inspecting and cleaning the intake system
  • Inspecting and replacing emissions components and a malfunctioning oxygen sensor, if necessary
  • Evaluating the brakes for proper adjustment
  • Inspecting the power steering system and performing a steering alignment if needed
  • Align front suspension
  • Cleaning or replacing fouled or malfunctioning fuel injectors
  • Inspecting and replacing spark plugs and spark plug wires
  • Checking the exhaust for a clogged catalytic converter
  • Examining the exhaust gas recirculation system

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 319-351-6805 or visit Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck in Iowa City, IA 52240 today.

Most Extended Warranties Accepted
An extended warranty (also known as a service contract) can provide peace of mind to most car buyers. The warranty (or service contract) kicks in after the usual manufacturer warranty has expired. An extended warranty covers major breakdowns and evens out the cost of repairs. Unfortunately, not all auto repair shops accept extended warranties. At Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck in Iowa City, IA 52240, we accept most extended warranties. We let you use the service contract to save on auto repair costs.

Pre-Purchase Inspections
Are you planning to buy a new car? Don't take chances. Be confident about the car you are buying. Have pre-purchase inspections performed on the vehicle. Pre-purchase inspections involve examining the car's condition to ensure it is worth buying. At Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck, we have pre-purchase inspection experts - mechanics who will scrutinize any car, make, and model and allow you to make an informed decision. Pre-purchase inspections will definitely give you peace of mind when you buy your next used car.

Pre-Trip Inspection
The importance of a pre-trip inspection cannot be overstated, as it can be the decisive factor between a safe journey and one that ends in disaster. This inspection aims to identify potential defects and mechanical issues that might lead to accidents or breakdowns. Before embarking on your trip, it is essential to ensure that your vehicle undergoes a comprehensive safety inspection. Feel free to drop by or give us a call at 319-351-6805.

RV Repair
Encountering issues with your recreational vehicle can be challenging. It's crucial not to entrust your RV to just any mechanic. For all your RV repair and maintenance needs, do not hesitate to contact us or visit our shop.

Trailer Hitches, Wiring and Tires
Although a trailer lacks its own engine, it still requires regular maintenance. This includes the management of wiring to facilitate the transmission of current to the brake lights and other lights situated at the rear of the trailer. At Dave & Pat Seydel Auto & Truck, we have skilled and experienced electricians who are well-equipped to handle the maintenance of your trailer.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are located within the wheels and enable them to rotate freely while being connected to the brake system. Over time, these bearings can wear out, leading to a vibrating suspension and audible rubbing noises during driving. If they break down completely, the vehicle becomes extremely difficult to control and unsafe to drive. The replacement interval for wheel bearings can vary significantly, but it is essential to periodically check them for any leaks or signs of wear.



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reviewiconGreat Guys!
Iowa City, IA

Pat and Dave are the auto mechanics everyone wants: In addition to being great guys, they tell you exactly what the issues are, how much repairs would cost, whether the repair is necessary or something a driver can live with, and whether it's worth making repairs at all. I've been taking all our vehicles to them for 10 years and have always been satisfied. The location is also convenient if one works at the University of Downtown Iowa City, as it is a leisurely 15 minute walk away.

, 09/22/2020

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