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    Catalano Automotive Repair

    41 Kearney Rd
    Needham, MA 02494
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  • Vehicle tips

    • 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.

who we are

Catalano Automotive Repair Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!

Catalano Automotive Repair is the automotive expert in Needham, MA 02494. Since, 2009 we've provided the Needham area with reliable, affordable automotive maintenance and repair services including General Services, Car & Truck Care, Undercar Services, Alignment, Brakes, Tires, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Transmission Services, 4x4 Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Miscellaneous Services, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Import Cars & Trucks, Quick Lube Services and Batteries.

We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Needham area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost-effective solutions to get you back on the road.

Call Catalano Automotive Repair today at 781-559-0721! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!

Catalano Automotive Repair | Needham, MA

    Catalano Automotive Repair

    41 Kearney Rd
    Needham, MA 02494


    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM
    8:00AM - 5:30PM


    • ASE Master Technician
    • Car Care Aware


    • Been a happy customer for years! John is honest, does an excellent job, and is the only reason my 20 year old car lasted as long as it did. I can't recommend him highly enough!
      -Ellen W.

    • John is a great mechanic. Needed new brakes on my Lexus he did them for considerably less than I was quoted from the Lexus dealership.
      -Jake D.

    • John is just aces. He did many repairs on my old Audi A4 and I now bring my newer Audi A4 2.0T Quattro to him for maintenance. He is forthright, efficient and so glad to have him as my auto mechanic! Highly recommend ?????
      -John S.

    • John does great work and is very trustworthy. Work is done quickly at a fair price, and he always goes above and beyond.
      -Josh L.

    • Can not say enough about John and his work- honest, straightforward and priced fairly. I recently had my brakes checked and an oil change and he not only did flawless work at a great price, he even brought my car to my house (I live nearby)! Looks like I have found a great repair shop. If you're even thinking about bringing your car to John, I would not hesitate for a second. Great guy and great experience. You won't be sorry.
      -Todd S.

    • At a fair rate and usually in a timely manner you will get your car fixed and will be sure that is fixed and won't come back after couple of days again.
      -Masoud S.

    • A great garage with quick assessment and personable service. John was able to replace my grinding breaks within 24 hours at a fair price. Even tolerated me clumsily dropping pens in the office. Keep up the good work!
      -Jasmes L.

    • John was recommended to me by two of my colleagues at work, and I can see why. John took great care of me and was able to get my car troubles taken care of quickly. His pricing was incredibly fair and my family will be going to him with any future car issues.
      -Brooke B.

    • John did an excellent job on my car. I took it in because of a small gas leak. John quickly assessed the problem and got the job done when other mechanics wouldn't even look. He solved my problem and saved me from having to dump the car. Great work!
      -Isaac G.

    • Quick turnaround and great service at a reasonable price. John is a friendly, knowledgeable, and all around trustworthy guy. Would definitely recommend!
      -Tim A.

    • I've been taking my car to John at Catalano Automotive for over a year and am truly pleased at the service. My vehicle is an important possession that enables me to live, work, and play, and maintaining it's health is critical. John understands that and I always feel he is invested in my vehicle. Quick, friendly, cost effective service.
      -Griffin G.

    • I have been taking my cars to Catalano for years whether it is for routine maintenance or other repairs. John is honest, fair and always helps me to understand what?s going on with my cars. It?s easy to book appointments too. It?s great to have a local mechanic that I can trust. Highly recommend!
      -Debbie B.