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Services

As a service to you, all vehicles receive a courtesy check.

Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:00pm | 517-456-6253
11353 Tecumseh-Clinton Rd. Clinton, MI 49236

MAINTENANCE/REPAIR

Regular maintenance benefits your car and your wallet in the long run. Our certified maintenance and repair experts will help get you on track to fewer break downs and a more reliable vehicle with overall savings of roughly 10 cents for every mile.

USED VEHICLES

In the market for a used vehicle? We've got a select variety at a tremendous value. Gain peace of mind knowing that your purchase has undergone a rigorous inspection before sale. In fact, we scrap vehicles that don't meet our standards of quality!

DETAILING

Our attention to "detail" will enhance your vehicle inside and out. Polishing and protecting the exterior and deep cleaning the interior will help your vehicle to turn heads while preserving its resale value. We stand by our products from Detail King®.

SPECIALS

We have monthly coupons that you can use to save money. All you have to do is click the link below, print the coupon and present it the next time you are in for instant savings! Make sure to check back monthly to see our new Special Savings Coupon.

ABOUT PHIL'S UNDERCAR

OUR MISSION

We strive to provide the best service experience possible, resulting in your vehicle operating as well as it was designed to at all times, reaching its life expectancy of over 200,000 miles.

Honesty

We're committed to performing quality repairs in an honest and friendly manner.

Respect

We're committed to treating you and your vehicles with respect.

Quality

We're committed to taking care of your problems the first time.

Efficiency

We're committed to completing services quickly as possible to avoid any inconveniences to you.

OUR TEAM

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    Phil Lanway

    OWNER

    Phil started working on vehicles in 1977, founding Phil’s Undercar in October of 1991. Phil's Undercar has since grown from a three-bay shop on Michigan Ave. to the present six-bay shop at 11353 Tecumseh-Clinton Rd. Phil is dedicated to quality work and customer satisfaction.
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    Timothy Lanway

    SENIOR TECHNICIAN

    Tim is a senior technician who has been working at Phil’s for more than 22 years. He is skilled at fixing almost any vehicle problem. His broad expertise includes maintenance and repair on domestic as well as import vehicles.
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    Lance Lanway

    SERVICE WRITER

    Customer-oriented, Lance handles customer calls and appointments and will keep you informed about potential problems or concerns regarding your vehicle. He holds certificates in management and service, and has spearheaded customer-focused programs.

Maintenance & Repair

Basic Oil Change

Change oil and filter. (Lubricate and check chassis.) Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Top off fluid levels as needed.

Premium Oil Change

Change oil and filter. (Lubricate and check chassis.) Check A/C system. Check charging & starter systems. Check brakes, do a 52 point vehicle inspection. Top off fluid levels as needed.

Synthetic Oil Change

Change oil using synthetic oil, and oil filter. (Lubricate and check chassis.) Check air filter and breather filter. Check all fluid levels and tire pressures. Top off fluid levels as needed.

Premium Synthetic Oil Change

Change oil & filter with synthetic oil. (Lubricate and check chassis.) Check A/C system. Check charging & starter systems. Check brakes, do a 52 point vehicle inspection. Top off fluid levels as needed.

Coolant Flush

Inspect hoses and clamps. Pressure test cooling system. Flush engine, radiator, and heater core in both directions. Bring antifreeze to -35 degrees. PH balance coolant to between 9.8 to 10.5. Check radiator cap.

Transmission Flush

Road test and verify engine performance, transmission operation, and shift patterns. Flush transmission which includes: flushing of transmission cooler, cooler lines, valve body, and torque converter. Flush all contaminated fluid out and replace with fresh transmission fluid.

Brake Fluid Flush

Flush the brake fluid out with a pressure flusher at each wheel until the fluid comes out clear. It takes approx .5gal to 1gal of brake fluid.

Power Steering Flush

Road test for power steering operation. Inspect system for leaks. Flush power steering lines, pump, rack and pinion, and or gear box. Install new power steering fluid. Install power steering additive to revitalize seals and road test vehicle.

Engine Flush with Oil Change

Flush engine out with machine to bring engine back to clean state. Change oil and filter, lubricating front end when needed.

Tune-Ups

Ignition Tune-Ups
Ignition System Tune-Up consists of spark plugs, plug wires or coil boots, cap & rotor if applicable. Set timing where required.

Fuel System Tune-Ups
Fuel System Tune-Up consists of pcv valve, fuel filter & 5-step fuel injection & decarbing of motor (1. Clean throttle body out. 2. Do decarbing of motor. 3. Do the injection cleaning. 4. Put decarbing chemicals in the oil. 5. Put decarbing chemicals in the fuel tank.)

Diesel Tune-Ups
Diesel tune-up is a three-step cleaning system to de-carbon the valve system and fuel system. Then clean out injectors with the addition process of running, soaking, and then another stage of running.

Air Conditioning

Service air conditioner. Test A/C system, vac test A/C, check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge. Add dye to system enabling us to check for leaks when testing systems performance.

Two-Wheel Alignment

Road test vehicle. Check all suspension and steering parts for wear. Check tire pressure and condition. Check riding height. Check caster and camber angles. Check and set toe-in as required. Center steering wheel.

Four-Wheel Alignment

Road test vehicle. Check all suspension and steering parts for wear. Check tire pressure and condition. Check riding height. Check alignment of all four wheels. Check caster, camber, toe-in, and thrust angle as needed on all four wheels. Center steering wheel.

New Versus Old Car

A question we get a lot at Phil’s is, “Should I keep this vehicle and repair it, or should I buy a new vehicle."

Let’s divide the car-buying universe into two camps. Those who keep a car until it drops and those who think a new car will change their lives.

To the first group, a round of applause. There’s nothing short, of the bus, that’s cheaper than keeping a car until it crumbles into a pile of rust. Almost any car can be nursed to 200,000 miles without endangering your life... read more

GM Owners Still Steaming Over Dex-Cool

Ten years after General Motors began using Dex-Cool as an antifreeze in most of its cars and light trucks, GM car and truck owners continue to complain that the coolant corrodes and clogs radiators and radiator caps, erodes water pumps, rots radiator hoses, causes chronic overheating.

Patricia in Barberton, Ohio, feels cheated by the automaker. “I have had 2 intake gaskets replaced on my 1997 Pontiac Grand Am. The gaskets cost me close to $1,000 and they told me there is no guarantee it won’t happen again,” she wrote in a complaint to ConsumerAffairs.com... read more

USED VEHICLES

In the market for a used vehicle? We've got a select variety at a tremendous value. Gain peace of mind knowing that your purchase has undergone a rigorous inspection before sale. Click here to view our selection of Used Vehicles for sale.

OUR Reviews

  • Phil & Everyone— Thanks so much for fixing my car. I actually feel safe on the expressway now.

    Pam

    CUSTOMER

  • To All Employees at Phil's— Thank you so much for the fastest service my wife and I have ever seen. Our 1999 Jeep Sport Passenger window regulator had failed. We were in need and you estimated and completed the service in 1.5 hour. Wow! We now have a new auto specialist shop we can trust and depend on for future needs. Thanks again!

    Jon and Denise

    CUSTOMERS

  • Just want to thank you guys for the great job you do. We appreciate your professionalism, your skill and your friendliness. And we never hesitate to tell others in need of car repair. And thank you for the scratch ticket too!

    Sally and Craig

    CUSTOMERS

  • To All—Thank you for taking care of my car so well! I feel so much safer now when out and about driving. Your shop and crew are the Best! Much appreciated!

    Karen

    CUSTOMER

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Wall of Fame

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    Mark • 212,984 Miles

    2002 Ford F150
    5.4L V8 Engine • Auto Transmission

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    Dave • 223,207 Miles

    2000 Acura 3.2TL
    3.2L Engine • Auto Transmission

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    John • 229,910 Miles

    2000 Toyota RAV4
    2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine • Auto Transmission

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    Peter • 272,614 Miles

    2001 Toyota Tundra
    4.7L V8 Engine • Auto Transmission

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    Andy • 328,795 Miles

    1995 Jeep Cherokee
    4.0L Engine • Auto Transmission

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PHIL'S UNDERCAR SPECIALIST SHOP

Address:
11353 Tecumseh-Clinton Rd.
Clinton, MI 49236

Phone:
517-456-6253

 

WORKING HOURS

Monday to Friday:
8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M.

No working hours on Saturday and Sunday