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Privitt Auto Service Center
 
(573) 449-7941

Privitt Auto Service Center has been offering vehicle maintenance and repair services to the Columbia, MO community since 1963. We are a full service auto shop that provides repairs for both foreign and domestic cars. At Privitt Auto Service Center our services include auto heating & air, auto repair, auto brake, auto diagnostic, and auto radiator problems.

We treat every customer with the same personal attention and care to ensure a quality job and always provide the advice you need to have your car running properly for years to come. We provide a warranty on all labor for six months or 6,000 miles and towing service is available.
 
Auto Heating & Air Services
The cooling system carries heat away from the engine and maintains the operating temperature by circulating anti-freeze/coolant through the engine, and carrying it to the radiator for cooling. Every two years you should have someone perform a preventative cooling system maintenance check.  Cooling system problems can lead to several problems that can affect your car, including overheating, leaks, and in some cases complete engine failure.
 
Our engine cooling system inspection identifies areas that need attention, including the following:
·       Visual inspection of all automotive cooling system components, including belts and hoses
·       Radiator cap pressure test to check the recommended system pressure level
·       Thermostat check for proper opening and closing
·       Pressure test to identify external leaks to the cooling system parts, including the radiator, water pump, engine coolant passages, radiator, heater hoses and heater core
·       Internal leak test to check for combustion gas leakage into the cooling system
 
Contact us today to set an appointment!
 
Auto Repair Shops
From radiators to brakes to heating and more, the expert technicians here at Privitt Auto Service Center will ensure your car leaves our shop as good as new. We know that your car is one of your most valuable assets and our goal is to diagnose you vehicle’s problem and get you back on the road with confidence.
 
We treat every customer with the same personal attention and care to ensure a quality job and always provide the advice you need to have your car running properly for years to come. We provide a warranty on all labor for six months or 6,000 miles and towing service is available. Contact us today to set an appointment.
 
Auto Brake Shops
Your brakes are one of the most important safety components on your car. Since properly functioning brakes are vital to safe driving, it is essential that you pay attention to potential problems with your brakes. Symptoms indicating your brakes may need service include an illuminated brake warning light, heavy grinding or squealing, or the loss of brake pedal control. (goes further to the floor than normal, feels spongy or pulsates)
 
Our expert technicians will:
·       Perform an inspection of all hardware and components
·       If needed, replace worn brake pads or shoes
·       Resurface or replace rotors, if needed
 
It is imperative to act if you suspect problems with your brakes. We will provide a thorough inspection of your car’s brake system, perform any necessary repairs or services, and have you safely back on the road in no time. Contact us today to set an appointment.
 
Auto Diagnostic Shops
The "Check Engine" light displays when your vehicle is not running properly. Engine diagnostics help to quickly pinpoint what part of the engine is malfunctioning. Symptoms your vehicle may need engine diagnostics may include indicator lights displayed on your dashboard and unusual noises or poor vehicle performance.
 

Our expert technicians will:

·       Identify issues with state-of-the art diagnostic equipment
·       Perform needed engine component repairs or replacement
 
To avoid problems, it is essential to have professional engine diagnostics performed at the first sign of trouble or display of a warning light. We will provide complete diagnostics and perform any necessary services, allowing you to return safely to the road in no time. Contact us today to set an appointment.
 
Auto Radiator Shops
When your radiator is not working properly, it not only harms performance, but also can cause major damage. Your radiator is one of your vehicle’s essential components and it displaces heat caused by your engine in order to keep the engine cool and running correctly. Should your car begin to experience radiator problems, such as a leak, it is crucial that you bring it in for immediate repair.
 
If a radiator leak is not fixed properly as soon as possible, your engine may overheat, causing costly damage, including:
·       A blown out top header
·       Destruction of your radiator, entirely
·       Cracking or blowing out the engine’s head gasket
·       Total engine seizure
 
Our friendly and courteous auto care professionals will repair your radiator and get you back on the road with confidence. Contact us today to set up an appointment or request a quote for radiator repair!

Visit our website or call us at (573) 449-7941 to schedule an appointment for all your vehicle needs! We are open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday.






 

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by Robert Mattox on 3/13/2013
I have been using Doug and company for over 10 years to perform repairs to my cars. I have always got good service at resonable rates. They do not advise me to fix things that are not necessary and give estimates that are accurate.
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