Car Clinic Diagnostic & Repair

We're the car doctors, we test not guess. Car Clinic Diagnostic and Repair established in 2013, is quickly gaining attention in the neighborhood for fantastic automotive service.

Our services are popular for being affordable with first-class workmanship. We are a full service workshop, with experience in a broad range of vehicle brands. Car Clinic is ready to assist you with any issue with any vehicle from the most complicated drivability problems to oil changes. Car Clinic is committed in giving its customers the best quality work at the best price. Do not hesitate to c

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Should you or should you not warm up your car before driving?

Let me begin by saying that warming up your car doesn’t benefit your pocket book OR the car. For your information, here are some myths and facts you should keep in mind.

Myth – It’s a good practice to let my car idle (warm) on cold days.

Fact – The only reason to idle a car is to circulate the engine oil. Experts recommend letting your car idle 10 – 30 seconds; there are no benefits to letting your engine idle any longer. The best way to bring your engine up to operating temperature is to gently drive your car. By simply driving your car, the engine and its components (brakes, transmission, etc.) will warm up faster which allows your car to run more efficiently.

Myth – Idling my engine can reduce engine wear.

Fact – Idling for long periods of time can potentially damage your engine and its components, including the cylinders, spark plugs, and exhaust systems.

With today’s modern cars, electronic fuel injection regulates how much fuel your engine needs to run efficiently. When your car engine is cold, the fuel injectors send more fuel through the system. As the engine warms, it needs less fuel to run efficiently. So the longer you let a cold engine idle, the more fuel you waste and the more you increase the chance of fuel residue build up. Fuel residue build up can lead to poor engine performance and a reduction in mileage.

Myth – Idling my car doesn’t harm me or my family.

Fact – Did you ever notice that the exhaust is extremely stinky when your car idles on a cold day? That’s because the engine is cold and it’s not running efficiently. A cold engine releases more unburned hydrocarbons which means more pollutants are being released into the environment.

And if your garage is attached to your home, carbon monoxide and other gases can enter it without you knowing.

Another fact to consider is that vehicle theft is increased by as much as 50% during this part of year due to owners leaving their vehicles running while unattended.

Food for thought from the Car Doctors...............


ASE-Certified Technician's Code of Ethics

1.I will strive to produce nothing but first-class workmanship.
2.I will take advantage of every opportunity to increase my knowledge/skills concerning the work I am doing. I will dedicate myself to lifelong learning.
3.I will use only those materials that are proven to be safe and recommended by the manufacturer.
4.I will recommend to an owner only that work on the vehicle which I believe to be necessary.
5.I will treat an owner's vehicle as I would my own.
6.I will attempt to correct any honest mistake made by another technician, without damaging the reputation of that person or their business.
7.I will conduct myself so as to maintain and increase the public respect for all ASE-certified technicians.
8.I will practice Service Integrity, which means that to the best of my ability I will always work for the best interest of the owner, my employer and myself.

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Did you know?.........• In 1923, 173 new inventions by women for cars had been reported. Among these inventions were a carburetor and an electric engine starter.

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•The term 'tune-up' was coined when Henry Ford was working on his first automobile prototype. This first ignition system was very simple; one ignition coil for one spark plug, so four spark plugs would require four ignition coils. These coils needed to be adjusted to provide the same spark intensity for better idle and acceleration. As these coils worked, they made a buzzing sound. When all the coils were adjusted properly, they all buzzed at the same level - they were "in tune". Today's distributor systems have done away with Ford's configuration, but some drivers still associate poor running quality with the need to be in tune. Today's automobiles do not require old-fashioned tune-ups, but the term is now associated with the replacement of spark plugs and any performance or rough idle problem that related to engine operation.


Did You Know... Replacing dirty or clogged air filters can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%?


Keeping your car properly tuned can improve gas mileage by an average of 4%?

***This Message Is Approved By The CAR DOCTORS***


DID YOU KNOW...Summer’s extreme temperatures can destroy a vehicle’s battery.When most motorists think of dead batteries that cause starting failure, they think of severe winter weather, but summer heat is the real culprit. Here Are a few suggestions to get the most out of your battery life:

*Have car batteries tested periodically and replaced, if necessary, to avoid being stranded.

*Be sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate; overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging.
*If your battery is the type that needs to be topped off, check it regularly, especially in hot weather. Add distilled water when necessary.

*Always replace a battery with one that’s rated at least as high as the one originally specified

*Keep the top of the battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor, which drains battery power. Further, as corrosion accumulates on battery terminals it becomes an insulator, inhibiting current flow.



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The Word Is Spreading! Soon the Car Clinic will be a household name! We would like to thank everyone for they're support and present & future business. And as a treat to you guys we are currently running a 20% OFF SPECIAL FOR ALL NEW CUSTOMERS! SO THAT'S 20% OFF OUR ALREADY LOW AFFORDABLE RATES! YOU CAN'T BEAT THAT!

LIMITED TIME OFF* Some restrictions may apply


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961 Miller Ave
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 8pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 8pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 8pm
Thursday 8:30am - 8pm
Friday 8:30am - 8pm
Saturday 8:30am - 8pm
Sunday 8:30am - 8pm
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