Golden Gears Automotive, Inc has been providing customers in the Rockville, MD 20852
area with high-quality automotive maintenance and repair services since 1990.
Our experienced mechanics will get your vehicle up and running again, and we'll
keep it in top operating condition.
We provide a range of services, including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electric and Hybrid Vehicle , Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, Fleet Brakes, Fleet Drive Train, Fleet Electrical, Fleet Electronics, Fleet Engine Work, Fleet Front End Services, Fleet General Services, Fleet Suspension Work, Fleet Tires, Fleet Wheel Services, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Ignition Interlock Systems , Import Cars & Trucks, Inspections and Emissions, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Tires, Towing, Transmission Services and Undercar Services. We're proud of our great mechanics, who have years of experience working on many different types of vehicles. They have the knowledge required to diagnose your problems, and to find affordable solutions to get you back on the road quickly.
To learn more about our services, call us at 301-770-2230 or email us today. We're looking forward to earning your trust as a friendly, honest and reliable alternative for your auto maintenance and repair needs in Rockville.
Sam helped me with the transmission. I was hesitant if I should replace it as my car had 100,000 miles. He worked with me. Thank you-
Sam and his team are wonderful! He is honest, fair and will go out of his way to find the best solution to any issue your car may have. Sam is courteous and generous, and I highly recommend Golden Gears. I teach at a school nearby and we ALL take our cars to him. I just picked up my car from his spotless workshop, and Sam found a cosmetic flaw which he fixed on the spot, free of charge. Golden Gears is a treasure.
I know that the job will be done right, and that it was needed.
Great service, Sam is very attentive and helpful, the service is very trustworthy.
Truly impressed by GOLDEN GEARS, both the the level of professionalism of the staff and owner Sam as well as technical know-how. Overall, would (and will) return in a heartbeat. Honest & trustworthy-- two characteristics that are all too hard to find these days. Thank you, V, J and Sam. I'll be back (hopefully not too soon, though!)
I've been coming to Golden Gears for 10+ years. Sam and the team always do a great job. It's invaluable to have a mechanic you can trust.
Excellent, trustworthy service for over 20 years!
Sam is a very skilled mechanic who is good at diagnosing and repairing problems. He is also very trustworthy, and completes repairs promptly.
I usually choose a garage based on recommendations from friends, but took a chance and went to Golden Gears based on online reviews. The Maryland inspection went well and the price was very reasonable. The owner recommended that the tires be rotated, which I knew needed to be done as I had incorrectly moved the newer tires to the back of the car when I rotated them myself. Based on this experience, I trust this shop and plan to return for maintenance and repairs.
Fabulous experience. I think I've found a car repairman to go to for the rest of my life. Competent, kind, and fairly priced.
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.