To keep your vehicle running properly at all times, we offer a number of services in the Exeter, NH 03833 area that are carried out by our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians who have years of experience performing everything from oil changes to a complete engine overhaul.
We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired and/or services correctly the first time around, and we only use the highest quality replacement parts, filters, oils, and components when it comes to your car.
Our Services Include:
To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we can do for your vehicle, contact us at 603-772-3183.
Our expert auto repair services include:
Domestic General Repair
No matter how carefully you drive, your domestic car will need occasional general repairs. These general repairs may include engine diagnostics and repairs, alignments, brakes, front end and rear end diagnostic services and electronics service and repair. To have your domestic vehicle repaired and maintained, contact Exeter Motor Works today. At Exeter Motor Works, we have experts who can handle even the most challenging domestic vehicles.
Import General Repair
Import vehicles can be an economical or stylish alternative to domestic cars. Obviously, they will require general repairs at some point. Additionally, maintenance and repair of these vehicles requires knowledge and tools not possessed by many auto shops. If you have issues with your import vehicle, contact or visit Exeter Motor Works today for professional import general repairs. We have the expertise required to get your vehicle running like new again.
Exeter Motor Works is a full-service auto repair and preventative maintenance facility specializing in domestic vehicle repairs. Our experts have the knowledge and experience to service and repair the most challenging domestic vehicles.
Using the latest technology to assess the situation and offer you alternatives, we guarantee all of our work and know you will be happy with the outcome.
We perform scheduled services for domestic vehicles, and provide complete repair services including tires, alignments, brakes, front ends, rear ends, transmissions, diagnostic services, engine diagnostics and repairs, electronics service and repair. We have factory level diagnostic equipment and trained technicians.
Our basic auto maintenance services include: Lube, Oil and Filter Service
To keep running smoothly, your car highly relies on lube, oil, and oil filters. Oil helps in lubricating, cooling, and cleaning the internal engine components. With time, motor oil becomes contaminated. Your car needs a lube, oil, and filter change every four months (or 5,000 miles). When it is time for a lube, oil, or filter change, take your vehicle to Exeter Motor Works in Exeter, NH 03833.
These are some of the inspection services we offer.
NH State Inspection Station OBD $60.00 – non-OBD $40.00
NH state inspection stations are privately owned, but government certified. Exeter Motor Works is a NH state inspection station. For your state inspection needs visit or call our auto shop at 603-772-3183.
NH State Certified Emissions Repair Facility
A state certified emissions repair facility is a privately owned motor vehicle repair facility, licensed to repair emission-related failures. The repair facility must employ a CERT (Certified Emissions Repair Technician) who has passed a state-required training program. Exeter Motor Works is a NH state certified emissions repair facility. Contact us at 603-772-3183 or visit us today for emission-related repairs and services.
NH State Certified Emissions Test Facility
Did you know that the Motor Vehicle Commission requires you to take your motor vehicle for an emissions inspection every year? This kind of testing is administered through a network of privately owned (but certified) auto repair shops. The auto repair shops carry their official Test Center number. Exeter Motor Works is a NH state certified emissions test facility. At our auto repair shop, we can perform emissions testing on all eligible vehicles regardless of fuel type or model year. Visit our shop or call us at 603-772-3183 to make an appointment.
4 Wheel Laser Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer’s specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles – this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car’s alignment, visit Exeter Motor Works.
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Exeter Motor Works, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS – keeping you safe.
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car’s motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle’s brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Exeter Motor Works can work on your car’s brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.
A chassis is the car’s internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car’s chassis checked for defects. At Exeter Motor Works, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine – usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better – for you, your car, and the environment. Exeter Motor Works has expert technicians to service your car’s exhaust system.
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car’s driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Exeter Motor Works, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.
Shocks or Struts
Shocks (shock absorbers) or struts are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks or struts develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle’s shocks or struts diagnosed and repaired, visit Exeter Motor Works today.
As the adage goes, nothing lasts forever. Car owners still need to replace their tires a few times or more throughout the life of a typical vehicle. Despite advances in longer-lasting tires, actual tread life will vary by car type, tire type (such as all season or high performance), driving aggressiveness, and even road and weather conditions. Proper maintenance and responsible driving can maximize the mileage in a set of tires.
We Offer Most Major Brands of Tires
At Exeter Motor Works, we understand that tires are an important part of your car. The quality of tires and material used on them highly affects the vehicle’s performance. Their main purpose is to protect the wheel’s rims and improve vehicle performance. For this reason, we only deal with brand name tires. Also, we offer fleet tire management services to ensure you are getting the best value, fuel economy, and life from your tires.
Once a need for new tires is determined, it is necessary to identify the best tires for your vehicle and driving demands. Look for tires that do well in tests for braking, handling, and resistance to hydroplaning. Winter traction should also be considered, if applicable. Let tread wear, ride comfort, noise, and rolling resistance be tiebreakers. Trust Dan and the tire experts at Exeter Motor Works to help you choose the right tires for your vehicle.
For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Exeter Motor Works! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the Exeter, NH 03833 area.
These are some of the engine maintenance services we offer:
Any car part manufacturer will tell you that preventive maintenance is critical to the part’s lifespan. Like other auto parts, car engines aren’t built to last forever. However, you can increase the engine’s lifespan by performing regular preventive maintenance. The easiest way to maintain peak performance and fuel economy is to provide regular engine maintenance for your vehicle. To have your engine maintained by experts, visit Exeter Motor Works.
A timing belt is a part of your car’s internal combustion engine. The belt synchronizes the camshaft and the crankshaft rotation so that the engine valves open and close at the correct timings. Also, the belt prevents the piston from striking the valves in an interference engine. Most cars we drive now have timing belts instead of timing chains and gears. Although different manufacturers have their recommended mileage, you need to have your car’s timing belt checked regularly. To have it checked by experts, contact Exeter Motor Works today.
Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle’s fuel injection system is maintained properly.
An ignition system is a system for igniting (using an electric spark) a mixture of fuel and air in a gasoline engine. A properly working ignition system means a properly starting engine and high performance from your car.
A spark plug delivers electric current to the combustion chamber from the ignition system. Spark plugs that haven’t been changed for a long time can cause ignition problems. At Exeter Motor Works, we have automotive experts who will check and replace your spark plugs.
Our competitively priced transmission services include:
Automatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically to optimize driving, and changes gears based on the driver’s throttle pedal, vehicle speed, engine speed, and vehicle load. Typical automatic transmissions have 4-5 forward gear ratios, a Reverse, Park, and Neutral gear. Shifting gears occur automatically once the car is in Drive and there is no need for a clutch pedal or gear shift like there is in a Manual Transmission. Automatic transmission repair is complicated based on all the components that make it up, and you need to have any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics.
There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, and different types of clutches. When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. Clutches should help your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, contact us.
Four-Wheel Drive Transmission
A four-wheel (4×4) drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles demand maintenance on the transfer case, front differentials, rear differentials, and transmission fluids.
Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires using the clutch pedal and gear shift to manually shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions have been built with anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At Exeter Motor Works, our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.
Indications your A/C system may be having issues:
If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system includes:
Examining the internal controls and blower
Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
Inspecting the compressor belt
Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages.
A cooling system pressure test
Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
Measuring the interior vent air temperature
Our repair and maintenance services include:
Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car’s air conditioner isn’t functioning properly. At Exeter Motor Works we have qualified service professionals who can fix your air conditioner. To have an air conditioning system serviced, repaired, or replaced by experts consider visiting Exeter Motor Works. You can also call us at 603-772-3183 with any questions relating to your vehicle’s air conditioner.
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car’s engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle’s fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Exeter Motor Works for all your vehicle’s repair needs.
Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your car’s internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating an engine coolant through the engine block – it then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. A radiator has a set of tubes through which the engine coolant flows. Fins surround these tubes. When the radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could damage the engine components. To prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly. To have your radiator needs handled by experts, visit Exeter Motor Works today.
Our auto electrical repair and maintenance services include:
The battery supplies electric energy which powers the ignition system, the starter motor, and the lights of an automotive. If you need to jump-start your vehicle in the morning, your battery is failing. When a battery starts deteriorating, it can be replaced. If you are having issues with your car battery, contact Exeter Motor Works in Exeter, NH. We provide a convenient battery testing and replacement service to get you back on the road. Battery replacement including new AGM Batteries, charging, installation, testing, and recycling – we handle it all.
A starter is an electric motor that rotates the internal combustion engine to initiate the engine’s operation. Starters are important parts of your car’s engine and their failure would translate to your car’s failure. When your car’s starter develops problems, seek expert help at Exeter Motor Works.
Our electronic services include:
Today, car manufacturers include at least one computer in motor vehicles. This computer’s main function is to monitor and adjust engine and transmission operations. The computer receives input information from different sensors. The computer controls spark plugs, idle speed, and fuel injectors so as to get you the best possible car performance. Failure of the car computer will greatly affect the things it controls. To get the most out of your car’s computer, have it evaluated regularly for updates and proper operation. If it is already failing, have it repaired or replaced by experts.
Drivability is the degree of smoothness and steadiness of your car’s acceleration. Most modern cars are fitted with on-board computers that continuously check the readings from various sensors. In case of drivability problems, you will receive a warning message on your car’s dashboard. To have your car diagnosed for drivability issues, visit Exeter Motor Works in Exeter, NH 03833 today. At Exeter Motor Works, we have the necessary tools, training, and technology to diagnose and address your car’s drivability issues.
Basically, an engine control system is an on-board computer in your car. Like all computers, the engine controls are composed of hardware and software. Automotive engine control systems are responsible for regulating exhaust emissions, and providing increased fuel economy. To get the best out of your car’s incredibly powerful technology, make sure engine controls are working properly. To check if your car’s engine controls are working properly, call Exeter Motor Works today.
Sometimes auto repair needs arise long after most auto repair shops have closed (most auto repair shops close at 6 pm). With after-hours drop off services, you leave your car at the mechanics shop for repair even if the shop has closed. You simply fill out an envelope, put in your keys, and drop it in a drop box. The auto shop will only contact you when your car is ready or when they need additional information. At Exeter Motor Works, we value your convenience and that is why we offer after-hours drop off services. A completed Drop-Off Form will help the mechanic diagnose any problems. Even if we have closed, you just drop-off your vehicle at our shop and our mechanics will work on it and contact you when it is ready.
Free Local Shuttle Service with Repairs By Appointment
When you drop your car at our garage for repair and servicing, you don’t always have the time to wait until we’ve finished servicing your car. To get your busy life going on, we offer free local shuttle services. This service allows you to conveniently go back to your day’s routine as we work on your vehicle – you don’t have to wait at the shop. This service is by appointment.
Welding is the fabrication and sculptural process that joins metal parts. At Exeter Motor Works, we offer various welding services. Simply give us a call at 603-772-3183 or visit our shop in Exeter, NH.
The experts at Exeter Motor Works can inspect your vehicle and perform services that can help it operate at peak performance and help improve fuel efficiency and overall fuel economy. These inspections and services may include items such as:
Change engine oil, using the recommended grade of motor oil
Check and change your air filter
Inspect and, if necessary, replace a clogged fuel filter
Adjust tire pressure to manufacturer-recommended specs
Inspect/clean the intake system
Inspect/replace emissions components and/or a faulty oxygen sensor
Inspect brakes for proper adjustment
Inspect power steering system and perform a steering alignment, if necessary
Align front suspension
Clean or replace dirty or malfunctioning fuel injectors
Inspect/replace spark plugs and spark plug wires
Check exhaust for clogged catalytic converter
Examine the exhaust gas recirculation system
Are you planning to buy a new car? Don’t take chances. Be confident about the car you are buying. Have pre-purchase inspections performed on the vehicle. Pre-purchase inspections involve examining the car’s condition to ensure it is worth buying. At Exeter Motor Works, we have pre-purchase inspection experts – mechanics who will scrutinize any car, make, and model and allow you to make an informed decision. Pre-purchase inspections will definitely give you peace of mind when you buy your next used car.
A pre-trip check up can make the difference between a safe trip and one that ends in a tragedy. The inspection aims at looking for possible defects and potential mechanical problems that could cause disaster. Before embarking on a trip you should make sure your car is fully inspected for safety. You can rely on the experts at Exeter Motor Works. We have pre-trip inspection experts who are able to conduct safety inspections on any car, make, and model. Our experts are dedicated to ensuring you have a safe trip.
Exeter Motor Works
150 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833
Monday – Thursday ~ 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
Friday – Sunday ~ Closed