Murphy's Transmission & Complete Auto Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Since 1998, Murphy's Transmission & Complete Auto Repair has provided motorists in the La Grange Park, IL 60526 area with comprehensive auto repair services that include General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Collision Repair Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Towing, Quick Lube Services, Batteries and Expired Warranty Care. Our goal is to offer the best services available at affordable prices to get you back on the road in no time.
You'll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair and maintenance alternatives.
For a high-performing vehicle, trust Murphy's Transmission & Complete Auto Repair with your car, truck, or van. To learn more about the services we offer, please contact us by phone at 708-579-2020 or send us an email. We also invite you to learn more about our dedication to you, our valued customer.
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.
Mike, the owner, worked his butt off to track down my electrical problem in our 2003 Buick Rendezvous with 220,000 miles on it. He knew the limited value of the car and kept the cost down to a level well below what I expected to pay. Most impressive, however, was his level of determination to solve the problem ...This guy has skill and integrity -- a rare and valuable combination in this field.
The service is stellar. They always go just a little beyond whether its a small fix or information. The staff is friendly and professional. They know their stuff! They were highly recommended to me by a friend, and I would do the same for anyone else.
Great job on my Mother's 66' Caprice turbo 400. Thanks Mike, Chris and Frank.
I have been taking my two cars to Murphy's almost since they first opened on 31st and 25th. They have gone out of their way to find parts and repair my 1995 Saturn coupe. They are now servicing my "daily driver" a new Mazda 3. They are fair, prompt, and convenient for me. Chris and Mike are great guys in my book. I give them 5 stars.
Chris has always been super nice and supper helpful with my car iv gone to him and Mike twice for my car and they were very helpful . Thank you guys for all your hard work and time for fixing my car I would recommend Murphy's to anyone who is having car problems and would consider coming back again in the future.
Very nice people, fair prices, quick service.
I don't know much about cars mechanically so having a trustworthy mechanic is vitally important to me. After several different places throughout the years I have finally found Murphy's Transmission and have been going there for a few years now. Their both great but, I usually deal with Chris, who is awesome. He has given me advice on how to prevent and maintain my car to avoid having mechanical problems, and once even advised that I don't do an expensive repair to fix a small leak, but instead just said to check the fluid every couple of weeks and I add just a little bit of fluid once a month instead of a very expensive repair. I trust them completely and recommend them to anyone for any mechanical auto work.
Chris and Mike are some of the most incredible people and mechanics on the planet. Not only are they honest, but they're also fair. They truly want nothing but the best for their customers and strive to ensure that every car that comes into their shop goes out as good as new. Quickly too. If you're willing to work with them, then they'll work their ass off for you. They've even stayed long after hours on multiple occasions to have my car ready that night for pickup. I will always appreciate them. Always.