Ever since he was a boy, Uptown Auto Specialist (501 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-866-8392; www.myuptownauto.com) owner Paul Cosma dreamed of owning an auto-repair shop. He started out working at car dealerships and independent garages, and when he moved to New Orleans from northeastern Ohio more than 30 years ago, Cosma immediately found a location to open his shop. He hasn't moved since. Uptown Auto Specialist provides a full range of car repairs and a complete body shop specializing in German-made vehicles. The shop also offers pre-purchase inspections, so customers know a used car's condition before they buy it. Cosma stresses the importance of inspections. He's encountered people planning to buy $8,000 cars who are shocked and disappointed to find out the vehicle needs $3,000 worth of repairs. Along with pre-purchase inspections, routine maintenance is key to ensuring a car lasts for the long haul, Cosma says. Even though the need for frequent oi ... read more
HAS THIS HAPPENED TO YOU? ONE OF MANY SERVICES UPTOWN AUTO PROVIDES IS FLOOD REPAIR. SO DON’T STRESS, LET US TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR VEHICLE
COMPLETE AUTO BODY REPAIR Have a Scratch or a few, Maybe a dent or two? Or maybe your vehicle just needs some TLC. Which ever it maybe, The folks at Uptown Auto have it covered! DRIVE IN TODAY AND GET A FREE ESTIMATE!! ALREADY MADE YOUR CLAIM? WE CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE
Now, Most Synthetic Oil Change Intervals are stretching as long as a year. Now you may not have to go to your local shop for service but once a year right? Well, not exactly. Your oil filter needs to be replaced in between oil changes. It is important to do a basic check over between intervals(approx. 6 months) to maintain peake performance levels. Check your Owner’s Manual for your next factory recommended service. The inspection required is determined by the current vehicle mileage. We have the tools & experience to get the job done! Call Today
Let The Experts At Uptown Auto Provide You With Quality Repair. Whether It’s Hail Damage, Collision, A Scratch Or A Dent, Our Experienced Team Will Get Your Vehicle Looking Good Again
DO YOU NEED NEW TIRES FOR THE COLD ICY ROADS? IT MAY NOT GET TOO COLD HERE IN LOUISIANA, BUT LIKE YOU, YOUR CAR IS SENSITIVE TO THE COLDER WEATHER . YOUR VEHICLE MAY JUST BE READY FOR TLC OR MAYBE YOU WILL BE TRAVELING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, WE PROVIDE A FULL PRE-ROAD TRIP INSPECTION, INCLUDES CHECKING: -Brakes -Fluids -Windshield Wipers -Tires (including spare) -Lights/Bulbs -Battery/Belts/Hoses WE CAN ENSURE YOUR PEACE OF MIND RETURNING HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! CALL AND SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! REMEMBER TO LET YOUR CAR WARM UP LONGER ON THOSE COLD COLD MORNINGS!
Preventative Auto Maintenance The following is a list of some key areas requiring preventative maintenance. Consult your owner’s manual for information about when to replace specific fluids and components: Change oil regularly Monitor all fluids Maintain transmission Change spark plugs as required Watch the timing belt Flush the radiator Change all filters Combat rust Maintain good driving habits Value of Preventative Auto Maintenance Spending more than $700 annually on maintenance and repairs may sound like a lot, but it’s nothing compared to the added expense of buying a new car, especially if your current car is paid off. In fact, by some estimates, every five years you drive your car after paying it off saves you the monetary equivalent of a new car
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