Auto Repair Shop in Islip NY, 11751

John’s Auto Repair

A hi-tech shop for today’s hi-tech cars.

About Us

The Best Auto Repair Shop in Islip, New York

John’s Auto Repair is a full-service, family-owned and operated auto repair shop in Islip, NY. John’s Auto Repair of Long Island, New York is operated by John Burns and his friendly and knowledgeable staff. We have been serving the Islip area Since 1989 and with over 60 years of combined experience on all makes and models of vehicles, both foreign and domestic John’s Auto Repair is the RIGHT choice when it comes to your Car & Truck Repair needs.

John Burns and his friendly and knowledgeable staff have been serving the Islip area since 1989. We have over 60 years of combined experience on all makes and models of vehicles, both foreign and domestic. John’s Auto Repair is the RIGHT choice when it comes to your Car & Truck Repair needs. We employ ASE-certified technicians and are a part of the International Automotive Technicians Network (iATN). At John’s, we take advantage of the most up-to-date & state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and information to diagnose and repair your vehicle quickly and correctly the first time. All qualifying repairs come with a 12 month-12,000 mile warranty.

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Auto Repair Services in Long Island, NY

Oil Changes

Oil changes at the right time using the right type of oil for your vehicle.

Factory-Scheduled Maintenance Service

Regular maintenance routines to keep your vehicle and all parts up-to-date.

Computerized Wheel Alignments and Wheel Balancing

Make sure your wheel is balanced, aligned, and the frame system is properly configured.

Expert Brake Service

Brake inspections, repairs, installations, and replacements.

Exhaust System Repair and Replacement

We can inspect, repair, and replace any type of exhaust system.

Air Conditioning and Cooling System Service

Get inspections, repairs, installations, and replacements for air conditioning/cooling systems in your vehicle.

Tune-Ups and Computerized Diagnostics

We can provide tune-ups and computerized diagnostic tests for any type of vehicle.

Engine Repairs and Transmission Service

Licensed and certified to repair and replace any engine and transmission system issues or parts.

Fuel Injection Service

Get fuel injection services for any type of vehicle.

Steering and Suspension Repairs; Shocks and Struts

We can repair shocks, struts, and anything within your vehicle's steering and suspension systems in no time.

Warranties & Much More!

Call or come in to see what else we offer! We honor most extended warranties. We stress customer service by listening to the customers and understanding their needs and expectations. The center only makes repairs to the vehicles with the customer’s full understanding of what is being done and the cost of these services.

NYS Safety and Emissions Inspections

Certified and licensed vehicle inspections.

On-Board Diagnostics

A new vehicle inspection program is being introduced across New York State to decrease the emissions from motor vehicles and to reduce air pollution. The New York Vehicle Inspection Program (NYVIP) is designed to assist New York State to comply with federal Clean Air Act requirements by including a new on-board diagnostic test (OBD II) for most 1996 and newer vehicles (light-duty vehicles with a registered weight less than 8,501 pounds). This test will monitor the emissions control systems of applicable vehicles as part of the required annual vehicle inspection. The NYVIP program is a joint venture of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

How does the driver know there is a problem?

If a potential problem is detected, the vehicle’s on-board computer illuminates a dashboard light that states either “Service Engine Soon,” “Check Engine,” or simply a symbol of an engine. This light, also referred to as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL), informs the driver that a problem has been detected and vehicle service is needed.

How can a vehicle fail the OBDII test?

There are five possible reasons or ways to fail an OBD inspection:

  • The MIL fails to light when the ignition key is in the on position and the engine is not running. This will be displayed as “Key On Engine Off: FAIL” on the receipt.
  • The MIL stays on when the ignition key is in the on position and the engine is running. This will be displayed as “Key On Engine Running: FAIL” on the receipt.
  • The vehicle’s computer has commanded the MIL to light.
  • The NYVIP testing equipment cannot communicate with the vehicle’s computer. This will be displayed as “OBD Communications Failed” on the receipt.
  • There are too many Readiness monitors reported as “Not Ready.” The specific monitors that are not ready will be listed on the receipt.

Explanation of the reasons above…

  • The purpose of the MIL bulb check (when the ignition key is in the on position and the engine is not running) is to see if the MIL can illuminate. If it cannot light, there is no way for the system to alert the operator of the problem.
  • When the MIL stays on (when the ignition key is in the on position and the engine is running), the on-board computer is indicating a potential emissions-related problem with the vehicle.
  • The vehicle’s computer has detected a problem and has signaled the Malfunction Indicator Lamp to light to alert the operator.
  • The OBD portion of the inspection could not be properly completed.
  • The OBD system has not completed its tests of the various components and systems it monitors to be able to decide their condition.

What you should do if your vehicle failed…

For items 1 through 4, you should consult a qualified, trained service technician equipped with the appropriate diagnostic and repair equipment to perform OBD related service. For item 5, you should refer to your vehicle owner’s manual for OBD/Readiness Driving Procedures or drive your vehicle in a normal fashion both at highway cruising speed and “stop and go” driving for a week before getting the vehicle re-inspection sticker is expired, the testing equipment will issue you a 10-Day Extension. You should plan to get the vehicle re-inspected several days before the expiration of the 10-Day Extension, as it will be only one issued.

How do I know if my vehicle is covered under warranty?

Federal law requires that the emission control systems on 1995 and newer model-year vehicles be warranted for a minimum of 2 years or 24,000 miles. Additional warranty coverage for the onboard computer and catalytic converter is extended to 8 years or 80,000 miles for these same vehicles. Many automakers provide extended warranty coverage beyond that required by law. Depending on the model year and mileage of your vehicle, emission system repairs may be covered by the manufacturer. Consult your vehicle’s warranty documents or your vehicle dealer for more information.

Directions

John’s Auto Repair is located at 378 Moffitt Boulevard in Islip, Long Island, NY. The shop is conveniently accessible from Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and Islip Avenue (Route 111) serving the entire Islip Community.

If you’re coming from the…

East  Sunrise Highway…West • Sunrise Highway…
1. 27 West to Islip Ave (Rt. 111) South1. 27 East to Islip Ave (Rt. 111) South
2. 1 Light make a Right2. 1 Light make a Right
3. 4 Buildings on Left3. 4 Buildings on Left
  
East  Montauk Highway…West  Montauk Highway…
1. 27A West to Islip Ave (Rt. 111) South1. 27A East to Islip Ave (Rt. 111) South
2. 1 Light make a Right2. 1 Light make a Right
3. 4 Buildings on Left3. 4 Buildings on Left

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John’s is open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Free local shuttle service is available. John’s Auto Repair can handle any car or light truck, any make, foreign or domestic. And we accept all major credit cards. Call us today at 631-277-3293 to book an appointment!

378 Moffitt Boulevard, Islip NY, 11751

John’s Auto Repair