Automotive Services to Keep Cars Safe & Reliable

At Primary Care Auto Repair, in Warwick, we keep cars safe and reliable with quality automotive services, from fluid flushes to complex diagnostics to brake repairs. Our mechanics are qualified to work on all American, European, and Asian vehicles, and we perform a complimentary inspection with every service to identify any issues before they become expensive problems. We’re a professional auto repair facility with seven bays and new equipment to keep service efficient and on schedule. We’ll even wash and vacuum your car before we return it to you. Here’s a list of our automotive services, but if you don’t see exactly what you need still give us a call. We can handle almost anything at Primary Care Auto.

  • Brake System Service
  • Steering System Repairs
  • Suspension Services
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Starters & Alternators
  • Diagnostics & Repair (Check Engine Light, Electrical Problems)
  • Oil Change & Lube Service
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Fluid Flushes
  • Air Conditioning & Heating System Service
  • Timing Belts
  • Tune-ups
  • Drive Axles
  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Batteries
  • Differentials & Axles
  • Emission System Repairs
  • Emission Testing
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Front-end Alignments
  • Heating Systems
  • Oil Changes
  • Radiator Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • U-joints
  • Water Pumps
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Wheel Balance

Learn More about Our Most Popular Services

  • Brake Service

    Brake System Service

    No matter what type of vehicle you drive, your car will eventually require brake work. If you step on the brakes and you hear a screeching sound or if you’re noticing vibrations or grinding sounds or your brake pedal simply isn’t responding as well as it once did, your brakes definitely need service. Our mechanics can handle all levels of brake repair and antilock braking system (ABS) repair, including brake pads, rotors, shoes, drums, brake hardware, resurfacing, brake bleeding, and calipers.

  • steering

    Steering System Repairs

    Your steering system is a collection of parts from the power steering pump all the way to the outer tie rod ends. A power steering hose leak can lead to failure in the rack and pinion or steering gear. If your ride is noticeably bumpier or rougher than it used to be or if your vehicle pulls to a particular side during turns or if the front or back of the car lurches forward when stopping, these are all signs your suspension system isn’t working properly and needs service. It is best to get any chassis, suspension, or steering issues dealt with quickly as a failure of any of the components can be a major safety risk.

  • Shocks & Struts Repair

    Suspension Services

    With extended use and time, components of your vehicle's suspension system are subject to gradual wear and tear. A poorly performing suspension makes your vehicle harder to control, and you may experience nosediving when braking and bottoming out on speed bumps. If this is you, we'll check your shocks, struts, mounts, control arms and bushings, alignment, leaf springs, torsion bars, and coil springs to determine the exact issue with your suspension system.

  • exhaust systems repair

    Mufflers & Exhaust

    When your muffler fails, you will know it and so will your neighbors. The humble muffle is actually very sophisticated with chambers that create sound waves to cancel out engine noise. But noise is not the only issue. A leaking and rusted muffler could cause carbon monoxide to seep into your vehicle cabin, endangering your health and safety. If you hear loud noises, clunks, or rattles, bring your car or truck to Primary Care Auto. We’ll deliver quiet, leak-free exhaust performance for your vehicle. 

  • Alternator Service

    Starters & Alternators

    At Primary Care Auto, we’re here to solve your vehicle’s starting issues with quality alternator repairs at competitive prices for both domestic and foreign vehicles. Whether you need a starter, alternator, or battery for your car, truck, tractor, RV, or boat, we have the tools to fix your vehicle and get you back on the road in record time. Give us a call today at 401-681-4994 if you think you may need a new alternator—maybe you do, or it could be another starting system component. You can trust us to repair exactly what you need.

  • engine repair

    Diagnostics & Repair (Check Engine Light, Electrical Problems)

    If your check engine light is on, we have the equipment and skill to properly diagnose the issue and appropriately handle any necessary repairs. A thorough check engine light diagnostic is more than just connecting a scanner to your vehicle and pulling trouble codes. A trouble code does not always indicate exactly what is wrong with your car. For example, a trouble code may point to a sensor, but that does not always mean the sensor is bad. With a full check engine light diagnostic from Primary Care Auto, you’ll know what’s really wrong with your car.

  • Fluid Change

    Oil Change & Lube Service

    While consistently changing your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is key to a healthy car, there are other fluids that need some attention every now and then as well, including coolant fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Cars rely on coolant fluid to keep the engine from overheating, power steering fluid is necessary for your steering system to work properly, a transmission fluid flush helps avoid expensive transmission problems, and your braking system and motor can build up sludge over time. At Primary Care Auto, we check the level and quality of all your fluids to see how you are doing and whether it’s time for a flush.

  • Auto maintenance Inspection

    Preventive Maintenance

    When you bring your vehicle to Primary Care Auto Repair for any service, we offer a free courtesy maintenance inspection, checking your tires, fluid levels, belts, lights, wipers, battery hoses, and more. Our goal is to help you keep your car safe and reliable, and when you take care of your vehicle, it runs better and lasts longer. Our mechanics can also handle your factory recommended preventive maintenance services every 30K, 60K, and 90K miles without affecting your warranty.

  • Fluid Flush Services

    Fluid Flushes

    In addition to oil, there are other fluids in your vehicle that need attention every now and then, including coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid. Cars rely on coolant to keep the engine from overheating, and power steering fluid is necessary for your steering system to work properly. A transmission fluid flush helps avoid expensive transmission problems, and your braking system can build up sludge over time. At Primary Care Auto, we check the level and quality of all your fluids to see whether it's time for a flush.

  • Air Conditioning & Heating System Service

    Your vehicle's heat and air conditioning system is essential for your comfort, and in some cases your safety, while driving. You don't want to be caught on a frigid February day in Rhode Island without heat, and the same goes for A/C in August. Our mechanics can identify any problem you're experiencing with your vehicle's heater or air conditioning, including repairing or replacing your condenser, receiver, compressor, clutch, expansion valve, hoses, and electronic climate control units.

  • Timing Belts

    Timing Belts

    If your timing belt fails, so does your engine, and your car shuts down. So, when a reputable mechanic tells you that your car’s timing belt needs replacement, you’d be wise to take heed and get a new timing belt. However, there are few obvious signs a timing belt is ready to break, which is why many drivers get a new timing belt as a preventive maintenance service. Replacing a timing belt for preventive reasons costs much less than replacing a broken timing belt.

  • Tune Ups


    When your vehicle is properly tuned, the ignition system, fuel system, emission system, and computer system are all working together in perfect harmony. When they are not, you need a tune-up. As part of a tune-up, we'll check, and replace as necessary, your spark plugs, ignition coils, distributor cap and rotor, and ignition wires. Afterward, you'll enjoy improved vehicle performance, and likely save money at the gas pump.


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