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Welcome to Powertrain Automotive,
your car service in Wickliffe, OH!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Wickliffe, OH, you’ve found us. Here at Powertrain Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Wickliffe car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Powertrain Automotive we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Wickliffe offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Wickliffe, we are totally confident that Powertrain Automotive is the best option in town!

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About Powertrain Automotive Wickliffe, OH

Powertrain Automotive is a family business owned by David Kozlowski. Since 2007, we have serviced family vehicles, professional fleets, classic cars, performance vehicles and trailers at our shop in Wickliffe.

David has years of experience in auto repair and is a true mechanic who takes pride in his work. When you choose our shop, you can be certain that we’ll find the problem with your vehicle and the right solution to solve it once and for all. We love to see the expressions on the faces of our customers when they find out we have fixed a problem they thought was unsolvable, and we’d love to put that expression on your face!

At Powertrain Automotive, we believe in the importance of family. David never misses his children’s sporting events and activities, and we don’t think that you should have to miss out on your family events due to car problems either. That’s why we take our work seriously, use the best parts and make sure that we solve the problem the first time, every time. We treat our customers the way we would want our own family members to be treated–with respect, honesty, and fairness. Our pricing is competitive and transparent, so you’ll never have to worry about hidden fees or surprises when you get your final bill.

In addition to servicing family cars, trucks, or SUV’s. Powertrain Automotive offers a number of other auto repair services. We perform maintenance and repairs on professional fleets of all sizes and work hard to get fleet vehicles up and running as quickly as possible. David is a Cadillac engine repair expert and is available to service and rebuild engines on classic Cadillac models as well as on many other classic vehicles. In addition, we offer trailer repair services and can perform custom mods on performance vehicles and install suspension lifts on your 4×4 truck or jeep at our Wickliffe OH shop.

Are you ready to experience the best Wickliffe, OH car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Wickliffe, OH

What sets Powertrain Automotive apart from all of the others in Wickliffe, OH?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Wickliffe, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Powertrain Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Wickliffe auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Wickliffe, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2009 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Tacoma

Mileage
162,870
Service Date
2/1/2023
Services Performed
  • VEHICLE TOWED IN FOR SMOKE COMING FROM LEFT FRONT WHEEL AREA.FOUND LEFT FRONT WHELL HUB BEARING COMPLETELY DESTROYED ALSO DESTROYED LEFT FRONT BRAKE CALIPER AND LEFT FRONT WHEEL SPEED SENSOR.REMOVED AND REPLACE ALL THREE OF THESE ITEMS AND BLEED ALL AIR OUT OF BRAKE HYDRAULIC SYSTEM.
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF CONVENTIONAL OIL.TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS. CHECKED OVER VEHICLE AND FOUND SERPENTINE BELT ABOUT TO BREAK DUE TO WORN OUT FROM VERY RUSTED IDLER PULLY ALSO CHECKED SES LIGHT. FOUND CODE P0420 CAT EFFICIENCY LOW BANK 1.ALSO HEATER BLOWER IS ONLY BLOWING ON HIGH SPEED. WILL NEED HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR. ALSO ROTATED TIRES AND SET PRESSURE TO PROPER SPEC.THE LEFT REAR TPMS SENSOR IS DEAD. NOT SENDING SIGNAL DUE TO DEAD BATTERY.
 
Chris D. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/2/2023

2007 GMC Acadia

GMC Acadia

Mileage
179,152
Service Date
1/27/2023
Services Performed
  • HAD TO USE ENGINE PARTS FROM BOTH ENGINES TO MAKE ONE GOOD ENGINE.INSTALLED NEW TIMING CHAIN AND RELATED COMPONENTS INSTALLED ALL NEW GASKETS AND INSTALLED ASSEMBLED USED ENGINE.TESTED OPERATION ALL GOOD AT THIS TIM
  • Flushed out complete cooling system of old contaminated coolant and replaced with new
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF CONVENTIONAL OIL.TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
  • CUSTOMER CALLED AND ASKED TO REPLACE ENGINE. THERE IS ZERO COMPRESSION ON EVERY CYLINDER. PUT BORE SCOPE DOWN IN SPARK PLUG HOLES DO SEE BENT VALVES ON MULTIPLE CYLINDERS. THIS ISSUE IS CAUSED BY TIMING CHAIN EITHER BROKE OR JUMPED TIME. DID NOT DISMANTLE ENGINE TO SEE IF CHAIN IS BROKE OR JUMPED TIME. ENGINE NEEDS REPLACED.ALSO COULD NOT TEST DRIVE VEHICLE TO NOTICE ANY OTHER ISSUES WITH VEHICLE.
 
George W. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/31/2023

2013 Kia Optima

Kia Optima

Mileage
83,100
Service Date
1/13/2023
Services Performed
  • THE SERVICE ENGINE SOON LIGHT IS ON, TPMS LIGHT IS ON AND AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON. INSTALLED SCANNER FOUND MULTIPLE CODES P0301, P0302, P0303,P0304. WHICH ARE MISFIRES ON ALL 4 CYLINDERS. ALSO HAS CODE P1326- KNOCK SENSOR SIGNAL RANGE PERFORMANCE FAULT. THIS CODE IS FOR THE KNOCK SENSOR WHICH ADJUST TIMING IN THE ENGINE. AT THE FRONT OF ENGINE IS A SLIGHT RATTLE WHICH POSSIBLE COULD BE TIMING CHAIN GETTING SLACK IN IT. THE OIL CHANGE IS WAY OVER DUE. REMOVED SPARK PLUGS NOTICED SPARK PLUG GAP WAS VERY , VERY EXCESSIVE. ONE IGNITION COIL IS BROKEN. PERFORMED COMPRESSION TEST ON ENGINE ALL CYLINDERS ARE BETWEEN 180-200 PSI WHICH IS GOOD. NEED TO START WITH SPARK PLUGS, COILS AND OIL CHANGE. WILL DEFIANTLY NEED TO ADDRESS SLIGHT RATTLING NOISE AT FRONT OF ENGINE.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED ALL 4 IGNITION COILS AND SPARK PLUGS
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF FULL SYNTHETIC OIL. TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
  • REMOVED ALL 4 TIRES INSTALLED ALL 4 TIRES ON BALANCE MACHINE. THE LEFT REAR RIM IS BENT AND RIGHT FRONT RIM IS BENT. BALANCED ALL 4 TIRES TO THE BEST POSSIBLE. CHECKED ALL 4 TIRE PRESSURE MONITORS THE RIGHT REAR TPMS EITHER BATTERY IS DEAD OR MONITOR IS BROKEN. ALL 3 OTHER TIRES THE BATTERY SHOW LOW LIFE.
 
Jacob S. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/13/2023

2012 Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V

Mileage
203,750
Service Date
1/9/2023
Services Performed
  • FOUND OIL LEAK COMING FROM OIL FILTER, REPLACED OIL FILTER, LEAK STOPPED. BOTH OUTER TIE RODS ARE VERY, VERY LOOSE. BOTH LOWER BALL JOINTS ARE LOOSE AND BOOTS ARE DRIED CRACKED. FRONT STRUTS ARE OE TO VEHICLE, LEAKING AND RUSTED. FRONT SWAY BAR LINKS LOOSE AND RATTLING. REAR STRUTS VERY RUSTED AND LEAKING AND OE TO VEHICLE. SERPENTINE DRIVE BELT DRY AND CRACKED. UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES OE AND VERY DRY. COOLANT GOOD TO ZERO DEGREES. BRAKES ARE OKAY. TIRES ARE OKAY.
  • ALIGNMNET
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE SERPENTINE BELT
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE FRONT STRUTS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE LOWER BALL JOINTS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED FRONT STABILIZER LINKS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE REAR STRUTS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE OUTER TIE RODS
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE OUTER TIE RODS
 
Pete A. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/9/2023

2017 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

Mileage
65,027
Service Date
1/2/2023
Services Performed
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF 0W20 FULL SYNTHETIC .TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
 
Brian R. gave our service a 5 star review on 1/2/2023

2012 Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango

Mileage
205,717
Service Date
12/8/2022
Services Performed
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF FULL SYNTHETIC. TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS. TPMS LEFT FRONT NEEDS A NEW SENSOR, PUT DYE IN OIL WILL BE BACK IN 3 WEEKS
 
Drew G. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/25/2022

2012 Buick Verano

Buick Verano

Mileage
51,462
Service Date
12/13/2022
Services Performed
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF DEXOS FULL SYNTHETIC . TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
  • PERFORMED A TIRE ROTATION
 
John T. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/16/2022

2010 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
76,621
Service Date
12/6/2022
Services Performed
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED THE RIGHT FRONT TPMS SENSOR
 
Janet T. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/6/2022

2010 Toyota RAV4

Toyota RAV4

Mileage
74,598
Service Date
10/5/2022
Services Performed
  • BATTERY TESTED BAD.HAD THREE DEAD CELLS IN IT WHICH MOST LIKELY OVERWORKED ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY.REPLACE BATTERY WITH NEW UNIT.
  • REMOVED AND REPLACED ALTERNATOR ASSEMBLY.OLD ALTERNATOR WAS NOT PUTTING OUT CORRECT VOLTAGE.ACTUALLY NONE AT ALL
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF CONVENTIONAL OIL.TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
 
Janet T. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/6/2022

2017 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
42,838
Service Date
9/21/2022
Services Performed
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF CONVENTIONAL OIL.TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
 
David C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/21/2022

2014 Chevrolet Impala Limited

Chevrolet Impala Limited

Mileage
106,058
Service Date
9/1/2022
Services Performed
  • VEHICLE HAS NO BRAKE PEDAL. GOT VEHICLE IN SHOP. TRIED TO GRAVITY BLEED SYSTEM AT FIRST WITH NO LUCK AT THAT, TRIED TO PRESSURE BLEED SYSTEM NO LUCK. FINALLY HAD TO DO AUTOMATED BLEED AND IT TOOK MULTIPLE TIME FOR BRAKE PEDAL TO COME BACK UP. TOOK VEHICLE FOR TEST DRIVE NOTICED VERY BAD PULSATION COMING FROM RIGHT REAR. REMOVED RIGHT REAR WHEEL FOUND INSIDE OF REAR BRAKE ROTOR VERY RUSTED, PUT ROTOR ON BRAKE LATHE, TURNED ROTOR FOR A TRUE FLAT SURFACE. BRAKED PERFORMED AS DESIGNED.
 
Steve L. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/1/2022

2019 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
15,324
Service Date
8/1/2022
Services Performed
  • CHANGED ENGINE OIL AND FILTER UP TO 5 QUARTS OF 0W20 OIL. TOPPED OFF FLUIDS, SET TIRE PRESSURE TO PROPER SPECS.
 
April M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/11/2022