Quick Lane® Auto Centers in Florida and Washington
Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your vehicle in good running order.
Quick Lane at Mullinax offers basic maintenance and repair services on all vehicle makes and models, done efficiently and on your schedule. (Ford owners can zip into the Quick Lane or make an appointment with our Service Center.) All work is performed by skilled technicians who provide quality service you can trust. Browse our service coupons before your visit for deals on parts installation, service packages and more.
Our Quick Lane Auto Centers can handle all of your maintenance needs. Four of the most common areas of concern are: oil, batteries, tires and brakes.
We offer conventional and synthetic oil changes and oil filter replacements. Oil changes should generally be performed every 5,000 to 10,000 miles, depending on the type of vehicle. Most vehicles today use one of two basic types: 5w20 or 5w30 semi-synthetic. The amount you need depends on what you drive. Four-cylinder cars usually take four quarts while high-performance V8s may need as much as 12 quarts.
Frequent questions about oil:
- Why is my car leaking oil?
A failed gasket or seal is the most common reason.
- Why is my car burning oil?
Some older engines typically burn more oil than newer ones. If you notice more than a little burning, you may have a damaged valve seal, cylinder or piston ring. Let your service advisor know about the issue when you bring your car in to us.
- What happens if I run out of oil?
You could severely damage the rods, bearings and other parts of your engine.
- How do I check my oil?
Open your hood and locate the dipstick. Remove it and use a paper towel or lint-free rag to wipe it off, then reinsert it, being sure to push it all the way down. Take it out again and check the level of the oil. If it’s between the two lines near the tip of the dipstick, you’re ok. If it’s near or below the lower line, you might need to add a quart. Never overfill your oil – it could cause your car to vibrate, leak oil or burn oil.
- Conventional oil change
- Synthetic oil change
- Oil filter replacement
Battery replacement & charging
Quick Lane offers battery testing, new battery installation and battery charging.
Car batteries in hot climates typically last two to three years. In cooler regions, they can last up to 5 years. There is no replacement schedule – instead, drivers should pay attention to the signs of a battery going bad: being slow to crank or electrical systems not functioning correctly.
A typical car battery has a capacity of 12.6 volts and amperage capacity between 300cca and 760cca. Most car batteries weigh between 10 and 30 pounds and cost about $130 excluding installation.
A load-testing device can accurately test the battery’s charge. Batteries can be recharged – a dedicated automotive battery charger can do the job in 30 minutes to an hour – but ask our experts whether you need a new battery installed.
- Battery testing
- New battery installation
- Battery charging
Tire repair & replacement
We offer tire rotation and balancing, flat tire repairs and new tire installation.
The tires you need depend on the make and model of your vehicle. That information is usually on a label on the driver's side door jamb.
Depending on driving conditions, they can last between 30,000 and 60,000 miles and should be replaced when the tread thickness wears down to 3/32 of an inch (2.4 millimeters) or less.
- Tire rotation and balancing
- Flat tire repairs
- New tire installation
Brakes repair & replacement
Our brake services include brake pad replacement, rotor and caliper repair and replacement and brake line repair and replacement.
Depending on driving conditions, your brakes can last anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Changing the brake pads generally costs about $190 per axle. New brakes can cost about $95 per wheel, including professional installation and parts.
If your car shakes when you brake, you might have warped or damaged rotors. Mention the issue to your service advisor.
If your brake light stays on, you likely have a malfunctioning brake light switch, which we can take care of at the Quick Lane.
- Brake pad replacement
- Rotor and caliper repair and replacement
- Brake line repair and replacement
Other Quick Lane® Auto Center services
Drivers also can bring their vehicles to Quick Lane for a variety of other issues, including:
- Air filter replacement
- Windshield wiper replacement
- Belt and hose replacement
- Wheel alignment
- Spark plug replacement
- Electrical repair
Quick Lane keeps your vehicle on the road with the same high-quality vehicle care you know and trust, now faster and on your schedule. Our state-of-the-art facility is open six days a week for your convenience.
Visit a Quick Lane today
Because we designed Quick Lane with efficiency and comfort in mind, we offer:
- 12 service bays total
- Four service bays dedicated to Ford commercial service and capable of handling big trucks and work vans
- A comfortable customer lounge with a variety of refreshments and free WiFi
The Quick Lane Auto Centers at Mullinax, your partners in vehicle maintenance, serve drivers in Florida and Washington. Schedule your appointment online today. Safe travels!