Auto Repairs Fontana
Number one auto repair shop in Fontana, CA!
George’s Sierra Shell is one of the fastest growing and most recognized automotive facilities in the Inland Empire. In 2013, George’s Shell was named as one Motor Age Magazine’s 2013 Top 10 Repair Shops in the Nation. We understand the importance of having an auto repair facility you can trust, and our entire team strives to be the finest Fontana auto repair business in the Inland Empire. But please, don’t take our word for it- Next time your vehicle needs service or repair, call and schedule an appointment with us.
George's Sierra Shell can be found at 9684 Sierra Avenue . The following is offered: Auto Repairs - In Fontana there are 82 other Auto Repairs. An overview can be found here.
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If your vehicle’s air conditioning system isn’t doing its job, we can help. Whether you have an older or newer model vehicle, our full-service air conditioning repair facility can help keep you cool—even in the hottest summer months. Here are some signs that your vehicle may need an auto AC service: Your vehicle blows hot air from the vents, though you have the dial on cold The air doesn’t feel as cold as it used to Randomly blows colder than you indicated It makes loud noises or produces a scent At George’s Sierra Shell, our ASE certified master technicians will perform a professional inspection of the system and provide a complete analysis and auto ac service based off the current conditions, whether it’s a simple A/C recharge or a new air conditioning compressor. Our standard auto AC service and performance check includes: Visually inspect A/C components Run performance test including system state of charge test and system control test Perform leak test using approved electronic leak detector If a slow leak cannot be detected, a dye detection service may need to be performed. If your A/C runs on R-12 Freon, we can convert your old system to a new environmentally friendly system using EPA-approved refrigerant (134a). Many older vehicles (prior to 1993) use a refrigerant called R12 or Freon in the A/C system, but due to stricter environmental laws, this product is no longer manufactured, and supplies are scarce and expensive. Conversion to 134a is different for each vehicle. At George’s Sierra Shell, we will provide an estimate for repair of the old system and an estimate to retrofit to 134a. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Auto AC Service System checked today.
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A snapping engine belt or splitting radiator hose is not something you want happening while you’re driving. Two of the most inexpensive parts in your vehicle’s engine—belts and hoses—can cause costly damage if they fail, not to mention leave you stranded. Over time, Belts and hoses can: Dry out and Crack Break Come Loose Squeak or Squeal Bring your vehicle in to George’s Sierra Shell for regular service and we’ll not only do a visual inspection for aging belts and hoses, but also recommend replacement as specified by your car’s manufacturer. Regular service and maintenance are your best protection against expensive repairs. George’s Sierra Shell is your full-service automotive repair shop in the Inland Empire. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Belt Replacement service today.
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Our technicians pay special attention to the quality and effectiveness of your brakes, and with good reason. The difference of just a couple inches could save your life. Fortunately, your brakes are pretty good at telling you when they need service. Are your brakes in good shape? Check our brake repair list: Does your steering wheel shake when you apply your brakes? (Your rotors and/or drums might need machining) Is your brake pedal lower than usual? Is the brake pedal spongy when you push on it? (Might be your hydraulic system.) Is your brake pedal hard to push? (Might be worn out shoes or pads.) Does your red brake warning light on the dashboard stay on? (Might be an imbalance in your hydraulic system.) Do your breaks make a squealing or grinding sound? (Might be a glazed rotor or the calipers may need replacing.) Has it been more than a year since you had your breaks checked? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it’s time to schedule an appointment for a break inspection. We at George’s Shell are armed with the latest diagnostic equipment, expert know-how and superior braking parts and components made from premium materials for your vehicle. When replacing brakes, the quality of the parts installed is incredibly important. That is why we install the highest quality aftermarket pads available. Premium replacement parts are designed to meet—and often exceed—the performance of the equipment that originally came with your car. Adaptive One Brake Pads (Featuring Advanced Braking Technology) makes the brakes fit better, stop faster and last longer than any other replacement pads. And, they’re quieter, too. Thanks to our rigorous quality standards and unmatched installation skills, your brakes will perform as well as the originals—or better! Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your brake repair and service checked today.
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The oil in your car lubricates the engine and keeps all the parts running smoothly. Over time, the oil gets dirty, thick and sometimes even sludgy. You know you need an oil change when: You’ve driven more than 3,000 miles since your last oil change (check your vehicle manual for ideal miles driven between changes). It’s been over 3 months since you’ve had your oil changed. Your oil level is low. Your oil, when you check the level, is dark black-brown on the stick. George’s Sierra Shell will choose the type of oil that’s best for your vehicle; usually as recommended by the manufacturer. With each oil change, George’s Sierra Shell will also: Change the oil filter. Changing the filter keeps your oil cleaner longer. Inspect your air filter and recommend replacement only if needed. Check your vital fluid levels, such as battery water, automatic transmission fluid, coolant/antifreeze, and brake fluid. Perform a complete courtesy check on the vehicle, checking for any possible issues and preventing any problems before they occur. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to receive our change oil filter service by our expert Fontana mechanics today.
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Cooling system failure is the #1 cause of engine breakdowns on the highway. A little maintenance can go a long way to preventing a potentially expensive engine problem and a lot of inconvenience for you and your family. Keep an eye out for the following signs and symptoms of cooling system failure; your car or truck may be telling you it needs a little cooling system care: Dashboard temperature gauge shows the car is in the red or running hot. Any colored fluid is leaking from the engine. Steam is coming from the engine. Car engine smells “hot”. Engine belts and hoses are more than 5 years old or are showing signs of wear. Auto manual recommends maintenance, such as replacement of anti-freeze. At George’s Shell, our ASE-certified master technicians will perform a professional inspection of the system and provide you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and the estimated cost of repair. So what could cause your vehicle to overheat? It could be any one of many cooling system components. Here’s what we’ll check: Radiator Radiator cap Radiator hoses Radiator fan/fan clutch Anti-freeze and coolant (different vehicles take different types) Water pump hermostat Fan belts Serpentine belt Cooling sensor Heater core Heater hoses Unlike many service shops that just perform a “drain-and-fill” of anti-freeze, George’s Shell provides a complete radiator flushing service that includes the following: Inspect system and pressure test for leaks Add flush chemicals to the radiator Power flush system through flush machine Add sealant/lubricant to the system Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Heating & Cooling System checked today.
The technology behind vehicle headlights, turn signals, and taillights has improved dramatically over the last couple decades. The quality and effectiveness of windshield wipers to keep your driving view all clear improves with new technology every year. Unfortunately, many accidents happen because someone just didn’t see the vehicle in time. To be as safe as possible, keep your exterior lights and your windshield wipers fully functional. Here’s how: Keep your headlights and taillights clean. Dust, mud, or other debris can reduce illumination. Check your headlights and taillights regularly for dim, flickering or burned out bulbs. Swing by George’s Sierra Shell to have them replaced immediately. Once a year, request to have your headlights’ alignment checked to ensure they’re aimed in the right direction. Replace your windshield wipers once per year (before the rainy season is always a good idea!) and/or as soon as they no longer clear the windshield effectively. Streaking, blurring, skipping, or tearing rubber are definite signs you need new wipers. If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle’s lights or need replacement windshield wipers, give George’s Sierra Shell a call. It’s likely we have the part you need in stock and we can have you in and out quickly. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Lighting and Wipers checked today.
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Welcome to George's Sierra Shell, the leading full-service and oil change auto shop in Fontana, CA. For more than 42 years, we have been helping drivers take care of their oil change needs quickly and for a fair price. Unlike some of the ‘quick lube’ places that only can do oil changes, we have a team of A.S.E. Certified Technicians that work on all kinds of vehicles and perform all kinds of jobs. Whether you are coming in to our Fontana auto repair for an oil change or a more serious repair job, we are always up to the task. Any different type of vehicle can be brought to us for an oil change, including models from Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Volkswagen, Toyota, BMW, Lexus, Dodge, Jeep, Honda and more. You can just stop by on the way home from work, or call ahead for an appointment if that is easier for you. You will be in and out before you know it, and your oil change will be good for another few thousand miles. Oil changes are part of a larger, overall preventative maintenance plan that will help your engine remain at its best for the long run. Since George's Sierra Shell is trusted with all kinds of auto care, you won’t need to find another shop for your service visits or a repair job. No matter what your vehicle needs, our local Fontana auto service will be here for you. For our current oil change specials, make sure to find the top of this page. Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you soon.
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Silence is not what you want to hear when trying to start your vehicle. Get your starting or charging problem fixed fast at George’s Shell in Fontana. Here are some indicators of a potential starting or charging system issue: Vehicle starts slowly or takes several tries to start Vehicle makes terrible sound when trying to start and then doesn’t start Extreme temperatures affect your vehicle’s ability to start Vehicle needs to be jump started Any of these conditions may indicate the need for auto service or repairs to your vehicle’s starting and charging system. A starting or charging problem could be caused by a number of things, and George’s Sierra Shell’s ASE certified master technicians will do a complete inspection and provide you a detailed analysis. Here are a few things that we check: Check for loose connections Check fuses Check for loose and worn chains, timing belt, and gears Perform an electrical system test - including checking the alternator, starter, battery and battery cables Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Battery Service today.
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If steering your car has become unusual or difficult, unfortunately, ignoring it won’t make it go away. A problematic steering system can get worse over time, can wear out your tires quickly, and cause your vehicle to be unsafe to drive. Because uncorrected alignment issues can lead to hundreds of dollars of tire replacement and suspension repair, we recommend scheduling an alignment check every 6 months or 6,000 miles. Any of these symptoms may show that you need service or repairs to your vehicle’s alignment, steering, drive train or suspension system: Uneven tire wear Off-center steering wheel while driving Swaying Drifting Pulling to the left or right Vibration Tire noise As a courtesy to our customers, we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with any service, including: Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure Road test and evaluate steering system Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Steering repair and Suspension service today.
Did you know that we stock tires at George’s Shell? We carry a number of tires in stock to get you back on the road fast! We carry most major brands, including: Goodyear Bridgestone General Yokohama Michelin BF Goodrich Cooper Kumho Continental Pirelli Toyo Falken Also, when you purchase your tires from us, you receive free lifetime tire rotations! If you do not see a brand above, and would like us to order it, call us. Maintaining Your Tires Your tires are the only part of your vehicle that actually touches the road when you drive. It only takes a couple of minutes of maintenance each month to keep your tires working at their best. Check Your Air Pressure Once a Month Incorrect air pressure is the leading cause of tire damage. To avoid tire damage you need to check your tire’s air pressure once a month. The air pressure listed on the side of your tire is NOT the correct air pressure for your vehicle. That number is the maximum air pressure for the tire. Consult your manual for proper tire pressure. Rotate Your Tires The best way to prevent uneven wear is to have your tires rotated every 5,000 – 6,000 miles or as specified in your vehicle’s owner manual. Check Your Tread Depth To prevent hydroplaning and skidding, your tires must have proper tread depth. The minimum tread depth is 1/16 of an inch. Be sure to check your tire tread for uneven wear. Irregular wear shortens the life of your tires, if you think you have uneven wear give us a call. Potential Tire Troubles Curbs can prove to be big trouble to your tires. Approach curbs with care, if you drive over them too fast or at the wrong angle the impact may cause the tire to crack. Avoid potholes or debris in the road when possible. Avoid fast stops & starts. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Tire Services today.
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Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines. Install new high-tech fluid with conditioners. Checking Transmission Fluid Check the level of your automatic transmission fluid. Pull out the transmission fluid dipstick located at the back of the engine near the firewall. Wipe it off, replace it and pull it out again. Check the level against the markings at the bottom of the dipstick. A low level should be addressed immediately with a trip to a transmission specialist. Check the color of the fluid; it should be clear pink. Any darkness warrants a fluid and filter change. Manual transmission should be checked for oil level by NAPA AutoCare Center when the engine oil is changed. Some vehicles no longer have a transmission dipstick they need to be checked by an automotive professional (see owner’s manual). Caution: Always install the correct transmission fluid. Using the wrong fluid can severely damage the unit.
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George's Sierra Shell Tune Ups & Maintenance Do you depend on your car? Well, your car depends on you to help keep it running strong. We recommend periodic tune-ups and maintenance to help keep your car safe, running well, and dependable. Regular maintenance can also help spot a potential problem or diagnose a performance issue—whether it’s a funny vehicle sound, smell, or behavior. Every car has different needs; we check your specific manufacturer’s manual and updates for tune-up requirements. Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose most problems and will provide a complete estimate of the work before any repairs are performed. If your vehicle does require diagnostic services, we follow a thorough process to identify and repair any of the engine’s issues, including: Identify symptoms of engine performance problems. Road test your vehicle to verify problems. Perform a visual inspection of your engine’s major components. Check industry bulletins, manufacturer recall information, and tune-up specifications. Obtain trouble codes from your vehicle’s on-board computer (if applicable). Perform a computerized analysis of your engine’s major systems. Provide a detailed report of our findings and discuss potential solutions with you. Once work is completed, we road test your vehicle again to ensure complete satisfaction. All repairs are backed by our Nationwide Limited Warranty (see store for details). To keep your vehicle running smoothly, routine maintenance is an absolute necessity. Maintenance will help you avoid major breakdowns (and major repair bills) and help your vehicle perform at its peak. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Tune Up today.
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If you need a smog check, George’s Sierra Shell can take care of it. Chances are you need a smog check if: You’re renewing the registration of your vehicle (required every other year for vehicles older than 4 years) You’re registering the vehicle for the first time in the State of California You’re selling your vehicle Your vehicle is not diesel powered, electric, natural gas powered and over 14,000 lbs, a hybrid, motorcycle, or trailer Your vehicle is a gross polluter If your vehicle is not meeting California State Standards, we can repair it at George’s Shell. Just like our engine diagnostic service, we follow a thorough process to identify and repair any of the engine’s issues, including: Road test your vehicle to verify problems. Evaluate emissions on our diagnostic scope machine. Perform a visual inspection of your engine’s major components. Check industry bulletins, manufacturer recall information, and tune-up specifications. Obtain trouble codes from your vehicle’s on-board computer (if necessary). Perform a computerized analysis of your engine’s major systems. Provide a detailed report of our findings and discuss potential solutions with you. Once work is completed, we test your vehicle’s emissions again to ensure complete satisfaction. All repairs are backed by our Nationwide Limited Warranty (see store for details). George’s Sierra Shell is a Bureau of Automotive repair STAR Certified Smog Test and Repair station. We are Gross Polluter Certified and can also assist you in California’s Consumer Assistance Program (CAPS). We are also certified to perform and Brake and Lamp Inspections required by the State. Make an appointment online or call George’s Shell to get your Smog Test or Smog Repair, check out our Fontana auto repair today.
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With recent budget restraints, it has become increasingly difficult for Commercial and Industrial Fleets to properly maintain their own vehicles. We at George’s Shell offer a Full-Service Fleet Maintenance Program that makes taking care of your fleet as easy as possible. Our Fleet Services include: Pick-Up and Delivery of Vehicles Local Shuttle Service Courtesy Rental Car Service (As Needed) Online Vehicle Service History Complete Vehicle Services We Repair Glass, Tires, Body, Major Engine and Transmissions and More! Consider that George’s Sierra Shell can help: Effectively monitor and maintain the needs of your vehicles Improve the fuel economy of your vehicles Provide preventive maintenance steps that can save you from any vehicle down time and upset customers Back qualifying services with a 12 month, 12,000 mile nationwide warranty Allow you to focus on growing your business, and saving you the hassles and headaches of trying to maintain a fleet All of the above and these added conveniences: We offer appointments online and same-day service (with a scheduled appointment) We accept most Major Fleet Procurement Cards Prior to any work being done, we will obtain all appropriate approvals We will submit and maintain any invoicing for billing purposes To discuss our Fleet Services and Maintenance program, please call us. We would love the opportunity to save you time and money!
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