Rick Steele's Gulf Auto Service, The Best Truck and Car Repair Service in Newtown
Get top-notch auto repair services today at Rick Steele's Gulf Auto Service. From AC repair to transmission services, our goal is to offer expert auto repairs at an affordable price. We are conveniently located near you in Newtown. Come by our shop at 695 Newtown Yardley Rd or call today to schedule an appointment at 215-968-5200.
Quick and Trouble-Free
We know your time is money. Most truck or car maintenance services can be completed while you wait. Many repairs such as AC repair, brakes, and transmission repairs will be performed that day. Straight forward or complicated, our mechanics will get your auto repairs done quickly and get you back on the road right away.
Get A Clear Estimate With No Hidden Costs
We will provide you with an easy to understand estimate before beginning any services. Ask us about options to keep auto repair costs low or upgrades to keep your car in top shape. We stand behind all of our work with a guarantee you can count on. Call today to schedule an appointment at 215-968-5200.
Our Mechanics Can Handle It
Our certified mechanics and highly skilled auto repair specialists provide the best in auto repair services for domestic and import automobiles of all makes and models.
See What We Do!
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.
They are so nice and helpful here. Quick availability of appointments and they stick to their estimated finished times. Their prices are fair and they explain anything in more detail that you don't understand.
My experience here was 1st class! Had a flat Friday evening at 6PM. A weekend before a long road trip to Cleveland. Dropped off the car with Sean at the front desk at 615 PM. Had a chat with Brian who I believe may be the chief tech on Sat @ 10 AM. Resolution was to replace both tires. Asked Brian to get me a quote. 1030 AM I got the quote. 1PM the car was ready. I was able to leave for my trip 1 day earlier! Thank you guys for your A1 service!
Honest, fairly priced, and always excellent service. If you're looking around for someplace to take your vehicle to get fixed call them!
The service is phenomenal, they pump your gas like in Jersey, and they have FREE air with no line. The air compressor is also commercial grade, so it filled up my nearly flat tire in 10 seconds, whereas a Wawa air pump would have taken several minutes and I would have had to wait in a long line. Honestly, I would come here in the winter and pay $8-10 more to fill up my tank just for the air pump.
Efficient and friendly.