At Auto Specialties of Lake Norman, we help our Huntersville customers' cars run as cleanly and efficiently as they possibly can. We provide a range of emissions testing services to ensure that your car is running and driving its best, as well as complying with all local smog regulations. Should a problem arise with any of your vehicle's emission systems, we provide the parts and expertise to get you back on the road. Auto Specialties of Lake Norman can replace mufflers/catalytic converters, refill diesel exhaust fluid, and make sure the full range of filters in your vehicle's exhaust system are working perfectly.
Regulators understand that older cars simply can't meet modern emissions standards without extensive modifications. For newer cars however, passing a smog test is a requirement of road legality. Call us at 704-201-7334 to learn more about the emissions requirements for your vehicle.
Emissions testing (also known as smog testing) is a vital part of the maintenance of your vehicle. E-tests provide your mechanic with important information about your car's engine and exhaust system. If important components, like your car's catalytic converter aren't working properly, the car isn't running as it was intended to by the manufacturer. Inefficiency costs you extra money in fuel and does unnecessary harm to the planet. Emissions testing can also affect the value of a vehicle you're trying to sell; while you can still sell a car without a valid e-test certification, you'll get more money for one that has passed the test.
There are several reasons that a car may fail its emissions test. There may be a problem with the vehicle's fuel system adding too much fuel to the air-fuel ratio required for proper combustion within the cylinders of the car's engine. This is known as "running rich" and results in the smell of gasoline from fuel passing through the engine and exhaust system without being fully burnt. Causes of this issue range from faulty fuel injectors to issues with the engine's control computer. There may also be problems with oxygen sensors or the vehicle's ignition system. At Auto Specialties of Lake Norman, we use a complete set of diagnostic equipment to determine the problem and fix it quickly, explaining every step of the process to you, our valued patron. Call us at 704-201-7334 or send us an email to arrange a health check for your car's emissions system today!
This morning, I drove 20 minutes past 4-5 auto shops to come to Auto Specialties of Lake Norman because I read such positive reviews. I have to tell you this was the best decision! The past 3 weeks I was having to jump start my car multiple times a day, and believed it was battery. I got a new battery installed and still happening, so I thought it must be alternator. I arrived at Auto Specialties for 1st time and they QUICKLY diagnosed that it was ONLY a bolt missing from the battery connection. Thus he didn't charge me anything -- the trust and honesty of the owner was beyond impressive and earned my business for life!
I was treated with great customer service and was contacted promptly after leaving my vehicle to be looked over. I received a phone call and was given information on exactly how and when they would be able to get my car back in working order. I was given an extremely fair price and I was surprised by how quickly I could expect to have my car back. I have been in the Charlotte area for a little over a year and had still not found a reliable mechanic - I think I have found that in Auto Specialties of Lake Norman. Their customer service goes above what I have come to expect for my auto services.
My daughter lives in Charlotte and had some issues with her car. After going to a dealership, they gave her an estimate for repairs. We wanted a second opinion, and my nephew gave us Auto Specialties info. We called and spoke to Bert. My daughter took her car and we had it back in two days after they replaced valve cover gaskets and the ABS modulator for the brakes. Bert is very nice and honest, and his rates beat the dealership prices. We were amazed to get the car back so quickly, and they have earned our business for our daughter's car, who lives 2 1/2 hours away from us. They are wonderful!!
I have been using this shop for a few months now and this is become my #1 go to place for repairs. They are professional, do what is right to fix your car. Price quotes are accurate. Most of all they are very honest and take time to show you what is wrong and fix it right the first time.
I did my BMW 328i tune-up here, and I can say: This place is friendly, trustworthy and affordable!
This has been the best repair experience I have had in years. They are friendly, have fair prices, quality work, and timely. Called they took in in immediately, had done in 3 hours. Will be going back.
Great friendly staff. Fixed the brakes on our van and now we can have that safe driving feeling again. Great prices and honest people. We will be a repeat customer!
The guys at Auto Specialties of Lake Norman have always treated me fairly and do a great job. They will give you an honest quote and do it correctly. I recommend them to anyone!
Bert and his team at Auto Specialties are fabulous. They are always prompt to respond to calls, courteous, and go out of their way to help. But most of all, I trust their opinion and the wonderful service they provide. I feel fortunate to have found them and I recommend them to anyone who is looking for car service.
I recently moved to the Charlotte area about a month ago. I experienced a problem with my car. Being new to the area I had no information on a repair facility. I called the dealer and they quoted an outrageous price to repair my car. I call Auto Specialties of Lake Norman and spoke with Bert. He was very professional and understanding and most helpful. I had my car towed to the location and in less than 5 hours he called to advise that my car was ready. Great service!
This shop is great - they do solid work and stand firmly behind everything they do. I have had a couple of major problems with my 2007 BMW 335i, and Bert and the team have gotten my car back on the road each time. They are more than fair with their charges and are great to work with. I feel so fortunate that a friend referred me to them!
Burt was great in being patient with us in dealing with my son's car, which blew the engine. He was gracious enough to diagnose it and not charge a storage fee while we made arrangements to have it towed and removed from his lot. Thank you!!
Thanks Bert for excellent customer service! I will recommend to all of my friends and be back for sure!!
Exceptional service! Stood by price even though job parts costed more than the original quote. Offer big dealer professionalism in a small shop environment with straight forward pricing.
We found Bert's shop while looking at reviews online and tried him out. We were very happy with the work that they did on my wife's 2003 BMW and have been back 3 more times and have saved hundreds of dollars with him as opposed to the BMW dealer. His work is great and has a great personality. My wife and I will continue to have them do our work. Bert is a great person.
Let's hear it for small shops! These guys are expert mechanics, they're honest, and they aren't interested in pressing you for work your vehicle doesn't need. They know that their phenomenal service will earn your trust and repeat business. I'm moving out of Huntersville for a new job in South Charlotte, but by God I'm going to drive to Auto Specialties of Lake Norman whenever I need a mechanic; I'm sold for life.
Top rate service every time. Bert has been servicing my vehicles for years and I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Burt and the rest of the guys were great. My oil pressure switch on my jeep was broke and he only charged me 320 for the all fix. He even fixed a hose for me for free. One place was gonna charge me 900 for the fix. These guys are honest and do great work. I would recommend this place to everyone.
Was looking for a place close to home for an inspection. Drove by and found Auto Specialties this morning. They got me right in and took care of it! Great customer service, no wait time, super easy and fast. Thanks for taking care of me!!
Best locally owned shop around, Bert and his team do a wonderful job of getting in and fixed and on your way again. i will continue to make the drive from China Grove to Huntersville for my automotive needs. I highly recommend you give them a try
Performed complete brake service on my Dodge truck. Part I requested to have replaced,I was told no need to spend the extra money, unless I just wanted the item replace. Great value and quality work.
The guys here are absolutely awesome. They always make sure your Vehicle and family are safe. Top notch. It's the only place I will go for our vehicles.
Outstanding work and completed in a very timely manner. Fixed my van prior to making a 1400 mile round trip. Very pleased! I highly recommend Bert and the guys to everyone I know needing vehicle maintenance and repair.
Bert is absolutely amazing and he always quickly resolves my automotive problems. I have taken my Infiniti to Bert several times and he quickly repairs my car at a fraction of the price the dealer is asking. I wouldn't take my baby to anyone else in NC. Thanks to the team at Auto Specialties of LN for looking out for my car and my pocket book. You guys are so awesome!!!!
Always a pleasure doing business with Auto Specialities of Lake Norman. Bert goes above & beyond for me and my family. He explains every detail of his repair(s). His customer service is superb! All too often people complain in their reviews. I choose to leave positive reviews especially when I know someone is working hard to make a decent living & doing the best they can every day! Kudos to Bert & his team. Keep up the good work. I HIGHLY recommend these guys to everyone.