Basic Car Repairs

Oil Change

At Sonic, we will drain the old oil by removing the oil drain plug, empty the oil filter and pour fresh oil. 

Changing a Flat Tire

At Sonic, we change flat tires. We will loosen the lug nuts and use a jack stand to lift the car off the ground, then place the spare tire on. We will carefully lower the car and wrench the lug nuts back on, making sure the lug nuts are tight. 

Changing Spark Plugs

Spark plugs are the tiny mechanisms inside the cylinder that create sparks to ignite the gasoline, ultimately giving power to the vehicle. Over time, spark plugs will wear out. Our car repair team will remove the faulty spark plug and insert the new spark plug in its place.  

Removing Scratches from Paint

There’s no need to worry if you have scratches on your car when you are dealing with Sonic. We will lightly sand the scratch, apply rubbing compound, polish and wax the area to get rid of the scratches.  

Replacing a Headlight or Taillight

At Sonic, we repair broken headlights and taillights. We will remove the screws that connect the headlight frame to the bracket, disconnect the electrical connector, remove the faulty bulb, and replacing it with a new one.  

Replacing Wipers

It’s important for windshield wipers to always in perfect shape, especially with the rain and snowstorms Long Island often has. At Sonic, we can help with replacing faulty wipers. 

Replacing Air Filters

Air filters keep your engine free of dust and other contaminants. They should be replaced once every year or every 30,000 miles. Bring your vehicle to Sonic’s car repair team to replace your air filters. We will remove the air filter cover, take the air filter out and clean the air filter housing, then insert a new filter.