Automotive repair and maintenance facilities have been declared an essential operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. As such, we will remain open and be here to serve you. Please know that our first concern is the safety of our employees and customers. During this time, we will take additional precautions in servicing your vehicle. These measures may include using a seat cover, steering wheel cover, and wiping down door and shift handles. We will also ensure sick employees stay home. We may close our waiting room. Please call ahead for the most current information, but know that we are here to serve you and keep your vehicle running during these difficult times. Thank you for being our customer.
Niel's Auto Service Offers Honest Service At A Fair Price!
Niel's Auto Service is the automotive expert in Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Since,
2006 we've provided the Thousand Oaks area with reliable, affordable automotive
maintenance and repair services including 4x4 Services, Alignment, Batteries, Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine & Transmission, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services, Towing, Towing & Recovery, Transmission Services and Undercar Services.
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Thousand Oaks 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 Niel's Auto Service today at 805-379-4040! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
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.
I called in late on a Saturday for an oil change, and they were super accommodating, not to mention that their prices were super reasonable. Haven't had an opportunity to rate them on anything more than an oil change but will definitely come back again.
The very best!!!!
Niel is a knowledgeable and nice guy. I changed oil, filter, wiper here, and Niel did an awesome job. The price is fair, and I got a free security inspection each time.
Service was quick and efficient. I came in for an oil change after work. Owner was really kind, made a few suggestions on some maintenance issues. Thank you Niel!
Niel's is the best, most honest repair shop I've ever had the pleasure of taking my car to. He has never upsold me and always charges a fair rate.
Niel is flat out the best mechanic I've ever had. He's had the chance to rip me off many times, but he's always honest. He goes out of his way to accommodate my three year old son too. This guy is the best!
If you are looking for HONEST TRUSTWORTHY professionals, Niel and his staff are the right mechanics. I came across Niel from a church referral and was impressed by his professionalism as an honest trustworthy mechanic. I have referred my neighbors and friends to Niel, all whom have had great experiences as well.
I have been in the auto repair business for fifty years plus, and I always did most of my own repairs. I have used Niel for some heavier repairs that I either did not have time to do or I went on vacation and had him do them. I am retired now, but I have sent him many customers and everyone of them have been very happy with his work, and he is very professional. Another amazing thing is that his shop is always immaculate, my shop was always clean but his is cleaner, and he always cares.
Always a great experience! Niel, the owner, is so honest and prices are affordable compared to others around. Not a pushy business for the up selling. Great service, great price and great with time!
Niel is honest, reliable, and reasonably priced. He does what is needed to keep my car running well without adding any unnecessary extra repairs. He provides great service and meets his commitments to customers. I recommend this place to everyone!
Excellent service! Had oil changed and new fuel filter installed. Truck was up in the air in less than 10 minutes, and the whole job done in less than an hour. Many thanks and will return for more work!
Great service, fair priced. They always complete on time as promised. Very friendly. Highly recommend.
Neil is awesome. Totally honest, knows what he's talking about and accommodating. We needed someone to check out a used car before we bought it, and he stayed late to check it out for us. He was very thorough and spotted the rust right away. I highly recommend his services!
Great! Auto service by the recommendation of a friend. It looks like I finally found an honest service that doesn't charge outrageous labor.
Can't say enough about how awesome Neil and his team are. Neil is a great guy, who just believes that honesty and fairness builds trust and long lasting customers, and he's right, those can be scarce commodities these days so it makes him stand out. I will never take my car anywhere else.
Neil has been my mechanic for 20 years.
Best Mechanic Shop Ever! And the receptionist is pretty cool too!
Honest and reasonable! I'm a single mom, and was worried about getting ripped off. They only did what was needed, and at a great price.
Hands down the very best mechanic I've ever worked with. I just can't say enough good things about Niel. Look no further. Seriously. So honest. So good. Go see Niel.
I go to Neil's Auto because I know I will get efficient, and above all honest, service. I just had my 50,000 mile service for my VW Jetta. Very reasonable, and done in good time. I really like this little company and can recommend Neil one hundred percent.
Niel's auto service is a place to get excellent service. Thank you.
Had my car's oil changed at Niel's Auto Service last week. Excellent and professional service! Highly recommend!
Good shop, great service! Niel's has the know how to repair your car without overcharging. He fixes what is needed. The location is very easy to find at the top of Taylor Court right across from Armstrong Garden Store on Thousand Oaks Blvd where the 23 & 101 meet. Check Niel's out, and you will be glad you did!!
Called in the morning, had it towed and back running before close of business at a good price. Thanks!
Neil's is one of the best repair and oil change shops around. Very honest, with the most reasonable prices anywhere. I go there for all my oil changes, which include free tire rotation. They will also check over your entire car or SUV to make sure everything else is running good. We take all our cars there for the best service around. I would highly recommend Neil.
The owner is the best. Customer is priority one. You will never feel cheated or that you overpaid. Have been going to Niel's for over 20 years. Best auto service in town for many years and counting.
Great and friendly customer service. They take good care of our Toyota.
In addition to being skillful and honest, Niel follows up with his customers on a personal level. I truly appreciate that level of attention. I highly recommend this place, your car will be in safe hands, and you will appreciate his customer care.
Niel's repaired my thermostat, changed the oil, and a few other things. They where friendly, informative, and very thorough. I will be back, and will refer my friends. Thanks for the great service.
Great service, efficient, very honest, good prices.
Excellent and affordable service. Warm reception. Quick and efficient. Highly recommend.