Rely on Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair in Huntington Beach, CA 92647 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 714-375-3145 for more information.
To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include:
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair.
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.
Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 714-375-3145 or visit Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair today.
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car's motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle's brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.
A chassis is the car's internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car's chassis checked for defects. At Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair in Huntington Beach, CA 92647 today.
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair today for differentials examination and servicing.
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine - usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better - for you, your car, and the environment. Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle's shocks diagnosed and repaired, visit Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair today.
Much like a shock absorber (shocks), your car's struts provide a dampening effect as you travel over a road's surface. By absorbing the shock of the road, struts allow passengers to ride in a car without constant and uncomfortable motion. Struts work a bit differently than shocks in that they provide structural support for your car's suspension. This means that struts support your car's weight, unlike shocks which only regulate the speed at which the weight is transferred. Struts usually last around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. This is simply because the damping characteristics of the parts gradually deteriorate over time. Call Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair at 714-375-3145 if you have questions about the struts on your car. Our expert technicians will diagnose any problems and help you make an informed decision about repairs.
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle. To have a better performing vehicle, you need to make sure the tires are in good condition. For all your tire needs, contact Val & Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair today.
These guys are the best... quick, efficient and fair! Just love their friendly and courteous professional attitude!
Simply the best trained auto specialists that can be trusted to provide the best service at the most reasonable prices. I drive up from another community to make sure my car is serviced at Val and Mike's Beach Cities Auto Repair.
I have taken all 3 of my vehicles for repair, for the past 10 years. They have provided the best service for my jaguar. Helped try to drive down costs on my Cadillac transmission that gave out at 220K miles. Always a great turn around on the vehicle repairs. I have decided to start taking my vehicles to their shop even for oil changes. They have been great on keeping tabs on my vehicle health. Very friendly.
Trustworthy, time efficient, and all around top notch customer service.
Nice people that do excellent work.
Thank you! You're anazing.
Great service from everyone!
I was pleased with the service I received at V&M and would definitely use them in the future when I have various auto maintenance needs.
Excellent customer service! Stands behind their work.
Trustworthy team of professionals that not only serves my fleet of trucks but also my personal vehicles. They have never let me down over the 3 years I have been with them and this week was no exception catching future problems and making recommendations. Keeping my fleet running and me happy!!!
We have used your services for over 25 years and have been completely satisfied.
The team at Val and Mike's Auto is amazing! They worked very hard to figure out and fix what was wrong with my daughter's car. I really appreciate the care they took, to make sure that the car was safe for her, before sending it back. Everyone at Val and Mike's is friendly and really treats you like family.
Mike & Val and Mike ~ staff thank you for being so kind and thoughtful. The impeccable service with my car and in the office is #1 in my book.
Fast service at reasonable prices.
You are more than wonderful !!! I have complete trust in your work & your recomendations.
fast and good work.
Employees are very friendly, knowledgable; make things as easy as they can. No complaints. Used them for several years.
Friendly, thorough and price competitive. We will be coming back. Chris
My uncle Marlin has been taking his vehicles here for a long time and I've started bringing them here now as well after relocating to southern California. I recommend it highly. They have worked with me and given us great service. Thanks guys for the help and service.
They are friendly and quick. Mike even drove me home when I dropped the car off.
Always great service at a reasonable price
awesome.. fantastic crew. always feel their taking great care of me and my vehicle.
I have been bringing my car here for about 20 years now. They are honest and timely. Some years back I took my car to a competitor for service but they want to charge me nearly $1000 dollars. I brought my car back to Mike and Val's where I only had to pay a bit under $300 for the same problem. I've never taken my car elsewhere. They also off 10% off your service if your a AAA member.
Conveniently located, near my home, this auto shop provides the kind of courteous service you wish every business had. They answered every question about maintaining my older car (2006 Hyundai, 129,000 miles) without pushing me for more work. Also provides a ride home if needed, but walking is great exercise. Also gave me a discount!
I am happy to drive 300 miles for you to service my car ;) Thank you!
It has been my pleasure to have known you guys and to have received auto services from you for more than 30 years! I have total trust and faith in you.
I can't say enough how much I appreciate these people. They look out for their customers wanting the best. Thank you all. Kelly Bowles.
Always good work and hreat service
Best mechanic in OC. Personal service by professionals. Jg
Always super, super nice. Trustworthy. Excellent service. I highly recommend Val & Mike's!
Great service, no upselling here, have been a cust for over 10 years,
I have always enjoyed the reliability and up front communication. Their prices are fair and I would recommend them to anyone i know. Tim
Mike and Val run an excellent shop, starting with good communication and all the way through to great service. Reasonable prices and honest; no surprise they have been succeeding in this business well over 20 years.
Love Val & Mike's! They have been pampering me AND my car for the past two years. Friday I just dropped in and they were able to accommodate a new battery and oil change immediately! Bonus, if Mike's there, it's like going to the comedy club; can't beat that!
I have always been VERY HAPPY with the service I've received from Val & Mike. My family has been taking our vehicles to them for 15 years. I really, REALLY appreciate you BOTH. Thanks so much.
Same day service!!! Extremely friendly and I was completely surprised by how little it cost. Great mechanics that take pride in their work. Will be going back with any more car problems.
As Usual!!! The team at Val & Mike's service our company fleet and keep us on the road. I feel confident when I pick up a truck that there are no issues that will pop up down the road. So I shouldn't say as usual I should say " AS AMAZING!!!"
Been going here for years. Val and Mike are the best. Great service. Trustworthy and very fair.
Very friendly and will work with you, within reason. Also very trustworthy. Said there are some things that should be done but understands that money is an issue and it could wait a little while before it HAS to be taken care of.
The most reputable automotive service I have ever dealt with. Hard to find these kind of repair shops that treat you well. I recommend them to everyone I know.
I've been coming to Val and Mikes for over 10 years now and I greatly appreciate the service I get there. My buddy referred them to me and I always refer my friends and family to them.
I am always pleased. It took much longer than I had planed but I know you wanted to make sure you found the needed repair. If I didn't trust you, I might be mad. But, I wouldn't use anyone else!
Val & Mike's Auto Repair is exactly where my car and I belong!!! I am fairly new to Huntington Beach and have already been to 3 other auto repair companies who charged enormous amounts for poor, failing repairs. I will never go anywhere besides Val and Mike's again. They take excellent care of both cars and customers!!
I having been taking my cars there for years. They are honest, ethical, and I trust them to not take advantage of my knowing very little about cars. That was extremely important to me when I was a single woman, because some places will take advantage of you. Not Val and Mike's! They don't try to upsell you. I always feel like they will take great care of me and my car and that is priceless! Such nice people, too!
This was my second time having Val and Mike's Auto work on one of my cars and, like my first experience, everything was excellent! .. their price was very reasonable and their service fantastic! .. I highly recommend Val and Mike's to anyone who wants their vehicle serviced properly and at a fair and reasonable price.
If I could describe Val and Mike's Auto Repair in just one word I would choose FAMILY. I felt so very welcomed from the first 2 steps when I walked in to the final steps when I left. I felt reassured and was told exactly what they were going to do to my car and they told me if they needed to do any additional work that they would call me immediately before making any adjustments. Very sweet people! I definitely recommend them! Thanks guys! :)
Excellent service. This is my first time using Val and Mike's and I was extremely pleased. Mike B took care of me and I was very pleased with his communication. My service was completed faster than promised and for a little less than the original estimate. I was happy with my car was freshly washed when I picked it up.
Great customer service, honest, friendly! Definitely would refer any of my friends!
Folks come from hours away for Mike's quality and trusted service... I totally recommend them, 100%!
I love getting my car serviced at Mike's! I always bring my laptop and turn their waiting room into a makeshift office using their free WiFi. They take such great care of my car, and timely too!
I have known Mike and Val for many years. They are very caring and friendly people. While running their business...they are professional, thorough, and most importantly, honest! They know what they are doing! Without a doubt, I give them five stars.
Val and Mike are some great people! They do a great job and I love their work!
I can trust Val and Mike with my older model Toyota as they diagnose the mechanical problems and repair it to my complete satisfaction. As a Senior citizen, I am not often treated with respect but the staff at Beach Cities Auto Repair always does. Thank you for your perfect service and caring concern.