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  • Mon 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 6:00PM
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Auto Machine Shop Services

Brake Drum / Rotor Resurfacing
A brake drum/rotor is not meant to last forever. They wear down a little every time you step on the brake pedal. Most modern cars come with thinner rotors to save on weight. Due to their slimness, the rotors wear out faster. For this reason, it is advisable to have the rotors and brake drums resurfaced every time you are replacing the brake pads. Resurfacing is an economical alternative to replacing the rotors/drums with new ones. If your brake rotors/drums have sufficient metal remaining with no hard spots, cracks, severe grooving, or rusting, then resurfacing is a great option. For expert resurfacing services, call 248-543-2262 or visit 4th Street Auto Care today.

Bore Engine Block
A bore is the diameter measurement of the cylinders in an engine. When the engine cylinder walls are damaged, the holes must be re-drilled to make them bigger for proper performance. This is referred to as a bored engine. Boring an engine is an economical alternative to buying a new one. By boring the engine block, the engine is reverted to its good running condition. You will now have fewer repair bills, better gas mileage, and overall better performance. To have your engine bored by engine experts, visit or call 248-543-2262 4th Street Auto Care today. Our machine shop has the necessary machinery and staff to bore your car's engine block.

Shave Heads
Head shaving, also known as milling is the process of ensuring that the head is flat and true when changing a head gasket. Milling the heads ensures that you get a perfect seal. When changing head gaskets, let the machine shop inspect the head and tell you if it needs milling. At 4th Street Auto Care, we will inspect your heads, determine whether they need milling, and shave them. Call us today or visit our machine shop in Royal Oak, MI 48067-2705.

Flywheel Turning
A common question among car owners who own a manual shift transmission and work on it themselves is "Who can turn my flywheel?". For all your flywheel turning needs, call 248-543-2262 or visit 4th Street Auto Care today.

Press U Joints
A clunking or clicking sound from underneath your car may indicate a worn out universal joint (U joint). A worn U joint can be replaced easily by use of a press machine. First press one side, remove the cap and then press the other side in the same fashion. Although easy, most auto shops do not press U joints due to lack of the necessary machinery and expertise. At 4th Street Auto Care's machine shop, we have the necessary press machines and qualified staff to press your car's U joints.

Press Wheel Bearings
At 4th Street Auto Care's machine shop, we will handle all your wheel bearing needs with our high-tech press machines. Call us at 248-543-2262 or visit us in Royal Oak, MI 48067-2705 today.

Valve Jobs
A valve job is an operation performed on any 4-stroke engine. The main purpose of this job is to resurface the mating surfaces of the poppet valves and their respective valve seats. Valve jobs usually only occur in high-performance vehicles, but sometimes passenger cars need valve jobs for these reasons: overheating, material failure, high mileage, excessive RPM, and foreign object damage. Call 248-543-2262 or visit 4th Street Auto Care for all your valve job needs.

Check for Cracked Heads
A cracked head is a serious engine problem that can lead to your car breaking down. Even if the car engine won't fail, it will definitely suffer from poor performance. The following are some symptoms of a cracked engine head: oil leaks, low engine compression (engine combustion pressure escapes), coolant leaks (leading to engine overheating), engine head smoke, and engine missing. At 4th Street Auto Care, we will have a knowledgeable service professional check for cracked heads on your car's engine.

Heavy-Duty Services
From time to time, your car will need heavy-duty machine work. You can trust the experts at 4th Street Auto Care in Royal Oak, MI 48067-2705. Call us at 248-543-2262 or drop by today.

Parts Cleaning Operation
Parts cleaning is essential to most machine works. For all your parts cleaning needs, call or visit 4th Street Auto Care in Royal Oak, MI 48067-2705 today. We have a machine shop that will handle this.

Fluid Recycling
Fluids are vital to engine operations. Replacing and disposing of used fluids (oil and other coolants) is both time consuming and costly. By recycling fluids, you will cut your costs and save the environment! 4th Street Auto Care offers a fluid recycling service. For all your fluid recycling needs call or visit 4th Street Auto Care today. Unlike other recyclers, we offer you personalized reclamation options that meet your specific needs.

Used Oil Drop-Off Location
Recycling used oil from your car is simple and good for the environment. To have your used oil recycled, you need to take it to a used oil drop-off location like 4th Street Auto Care. We collect used oil for recycling as a service to our customers and the environment. Give us a call today 248-543-2262.


    What Our Customers Are Saying

    Sick of the dealership kicking us around, we brought our car in to figure out what was wrong with it. They were extremely quick to identify the problems and very honest in their recommendations. Will certainly be bringing our cars back for future work/diagnosis.


    -Jimmy S.

    Neighborhood treasure since 1973.


    -Ron G.

    Bill and the gang at 4th street AR are awesome. They stand by their parts and labor. Definitely will be returning my vehicles here for service!


    -Kevin L.

    Great service!


    -Shaan R.

    The mechanics here are extremely friendly, knowledgeable, explanatory, and honest. They tried to save me money at every turn and went above and beyond in providing me and my vehicle with top quality service. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else, and I live 30 min away.


    -Ed L.

    I am SO thrilled and happy with 4th street auto. They are there when you need them in a pinch, and they are 100% honest and fair with their pricing. THANK YOU 4th street auto! :D


    -L. Scherer

    4th street auto is a great place to bring your car for service. They complete the work for what they said they would charge and they fix what they said they would fix on time. The attitude is friendly and helpful.


    -Richard W.

    I have been on my own for 34 years. When I found 4th Street Auto Care Center it was God sent. Bill and the staff are very friendly and caring and I thank God always for leading me to them. I feel that they are extremely knowledgeable. My car has always been thoroughly fixed and they always make me feel that they are looking out for me.


    -Myrna K.

    I have been going to 4th Street Auto for about 8 years now. These guys are amazing! They are honest, experienced, nice, fair and fast. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone!


    -Karen F.

    I made an appointment with 4th Street Auto for my car to be worked on. I explained what I thought was wrong and left.Within an hour they called and gave me an estimate and explained what I really needed. Bill was more than helpful. I would highly suggest going to 4th Street Auto to any of my friends or co-workers. You can tell they care and are reasonably priced. My car runs like a champ now!


    -Carol M.

    This is not only a top notch auto shop, they are incredibly kind, honest and fair. They do excellent work! If they feel someone else will be able to perform a better, more cost efficient service, they will send you to one of their trusted associates. They sent me to just such a place for some muffler work, and it was fantastic. I highly recommend 4th Street Auto Care Center.


    -Matt M.

    My wife & I have been bringing our cars & trucks here for years without any problems. Always treated well, getting the vehicles repaired correctly & at a reasonable cost. Highly recommended to our neighbors & friends


    -David S.

    Wonderful service. Would highly recommend to anyone.


    -James M.

    Really good place to take your vehicle. Friendly and honest. I would highly recommend them to anyone!


    -Craig B.

    I have been taking my cars here for years and have never had any issues. They do quality work and are honest about what needs to be done, and do it at a fair price. When Vinsetta Garage closed on Woodward, the owner recommended his customers to take their business to 4th Street, and that should tell you a lot.


    -Peter S.
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