Pick-up and Drop off service is available, as well as our hands-free drop box.
Since 1969, Stutz Auto Service has provided motorists in the McAllen, TX 78501 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, 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, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Stutz Auto Service with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 956-682-4278 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
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.
George was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Always done well for me. George is great, JC as well. Actually gave me a ride home one time.
They do the repair correctly the first time.
Excellent service, fast and efficient, they found the problem of my car and repaired it, my favorite workshop
Excellent service. These guys definitely are true professionals in terms of diagnosing the actual car problem and providing the proper care it needs. I am constantly on the road and am always in need of a reliable auto mechanic. Without a doubt, I can rely on these guys to get the job done right. This place is definitely the best McAllen has to offer in terms of proper, professional auto service. I would not trust anyone else with my car, except these guys!
I have been taking my different vehicles to Stutz for over 15 years and I have always experienced nothing but professionalism. Last week I took my truck in and again excellent customer service from the time I walked in until I picked up my truck. I was surprised a few days later when I received a text from the owner to ask me how my vehicle was running and to make sure everything was done to my satisfaction. I will continue to take my business to Stutz when needed. Thank you Stutz!