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QUICK LUBE SERVICES

Atherton Automotive Service Center is dedicated to providing customers with quality services. From the moment you enter our Quick Lube service center, we strive to deliver exceptional auto maintenance services. Our goal is to make sure our customers are completely satisfied with their Quick Lube experience. Here is a brief list of services Atherton Automotive Service Center can provide:

We Service Most Trucks and Cars
A semi-truck is a large motor vehicle that consists of a truck (or tractor in the US) attached to at least one semi trailer to carry goods. Maintaining your semi-trucks and cars can be challenging. At Atherton Automotive Service Center we service cars, semi-trucks, and trucks. Call us at 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit our auto shop in Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Count on Atherton Automotive Service Center for all your maintenance needs.

IA State Vehicle Inspection
Atherton Automotive Service Center is a licensed IA State Inspection Station. Vehicle inspections determine whether the car meets state vehicle safety and emissions standards. At Atherton Automotive Service Center, you can have your state vehicle inspection performed with our fast and comprehensive testing service. Our technicians have the necessary expertise and experience to perform these inspections. Remember, not all auto shops offer IA state vehicle inspections. So count on Atherton Automotive Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 to keep your car safe!

Oil Changes
Did you know that regularly changing the oil in your vehicle is one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive ways to help protect its engine life? Oil lessens wear, reduces friction, and forms a seal between the pistons, rings, and cylinder walls. The oil also helps cool engine parts and even dampens the shock and noise of moving parts. For all your oil change needs, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today. We have years of experience helping drivers with oil changes and other auto maintenance needs.

Motor Oil Basics
Do you know the oil basics? Did you know that even some auto mechanics do not know the oil basics? In order for your car's engine to do its job properly, it is vital to have clean, fresh oil. The oil used in your car has two primary ingredients: base oil and additives. The base oil allows the motor oil to perform its vital function - lubricating the engine's moving parts to protect them against wear and tear caused by friction. The additives provide additional engine protection by helping to prevent the oil from deteriorating under the engine's extreme temperature conditions. At Atherton Automotive Service Center, we are motor oil experts - we will help you with motor oil basics. Call us at 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit our auto repair shop in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 today.

Belts
A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle's fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Atherton Automotive Service Center for all your vehicle's repair needs.

You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today. The mechanics at Atherton Automotive Service Center will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.

Hoses
Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system (including the radiator). Sooner or later, your vehicle's hoses will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Atherton Automotive Service Center for all your vehicle's repair needs.

You not only have to get the hoses replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the hoses replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today. The mechanics at Atherton Automotive Service Center will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.

Headlight and Bulb Replacement
To maintain maximum visibility (and keep you safe), you should always make sure that your vehicle's headlight bulbs are in good working condition. Although replacing faulty headlight bulbs is a simple and quick process (takes very little time), you need to rely on an experienced auto mechanic to handle your headlight and bulb replacement. This way, you will have quality bulbs installed by experts. Remember, it is a critical part of your car's maintenance and your safety. For all your headlight and bulb replacement needs, call or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today.

Wiper Blade Replacement
Visibility is very important to safe driving. Having properly functioning wipers can help keep you safer on the road. If your car's wipers are not wiping well or are leaving lines, have them replaced immediately. To have wiper blades fitted on your vehicle, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today. We will fit your car with high quality and effective wiper blades.

PCV Valve Change
The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve is a very important part of some cars' emissions control systems. This valve, which is usually plugged into a rubber grommet in the valve cover, is a one-way passage for gases to escape from the engine's crankcase. With time, the PCV valve becomes clogged with sludge from the contaminants in the exhaust gases. If your car has a PCV valve, make sure it is regularly cleaned and (if necessary) replaced. To have your car's PCV valve changed by experts, call or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 today.

Truck Service
A semi-truck is a large truck that consists of a towing engine attached to one or more semi-trailers. Semi-truck services are all the maintenance and repair services designed to keep your vehicle on the road. To keep your truck maintained and problem free, call or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today. We are here to keep you and your semi-truck on the road.

Fuel Injection Cleaning
A fuel injector is an electronically controlled valve that supplies the engine with pressurized fuel. When driving, the oxygen sensors tell the engine if it is getting too much air, which signals the fuel injectors to give the engine spurts of pressurized fuel. Since fuel injectors are small pieces of equipment (and the part that squirts the fuel is even smaller), any little piece of dirt can clog it. A clogged fuel injector will hurt your vehicle's performance. To avoid misfires, poor emission rating, poor performance, and rough idle have the car's fuel injectors cleaned regularly. For professional fuel injection cleaning services, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today.

Transmission Service
Just like replacing your engine oil, transmission service is part of your routine vehicle maintenance. The service involves removing and examining the pan, cleaning or replacing the screen or filter, cleaning the pan, reinstalling the pan (with a new pan gasket), replacing the old oil with new, and adding an additive package. Adding new fluid restores the holding power between the clutches. This service helps improve lubrication and helps maximize the life of the transmission. For all your transmission repair needs, visit or call Atherton Automotive Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 today. We offer transmission services, reseal services, and clutch services.

Transmission Flush
Although most manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, some symptoms may indicate that you need a transmission flush sooner. Some of the symptoms that indicate that your car needs a transmission flush sooner are: transmission grinding or strange noises, problems shifting gears, slipping gears, surging of the car, and delay in vehicle movement. Flushing the used fluid from the transmission washes away tiny particles of dirt, clutch material, and metal shavings. For all your transmission flush needs, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today - we are transmission experts.

Transmission Flush & Filter
Transmission flush and filter change is a comprehensive transmission maintenance service that involves the replacement of old, degraded transmission fluid and filter with new. The service is meant to prolong the life of your transmission. At Atherton Automotive Service Center, we offer the most comprehensive transmission flush and filter service. We will exchange your old transmission oil, remove dirt, replace the filter, clean the screen, and replace used pans. Give us a call at 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit our auto shop in Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Radiator Flush
A radiator is the part of your vehicle that keeps the engine cool and protects it from excessive heating. To be cool, the radiator needs to remain clean - always. With time, sludge, rust and other solid deposits build up inside your car's radiator. These make the cooling system become clogged and less effective. This in effect hurts your vehicle's performance. A regular radiator flush is enough to keep the system in shape. For this reason, make radiator flushing a part of your routine car maintenance schedule. For all your radiator flush needs, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today.

Coolant System Flush
A car's air conditioning system contains a coolant which transfers excess heat from one part of the engine and finally loses it through the radiator fins. With time, the a/c coolant becomes old and dirty. The old coolant will negatively impact the system's performance. To make sure the system is working effectively, consider having a regular coolant system flush. A coolant flush is basic maintenance for your car's cooling system. Call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 for all your coolant system flush and fill needs. Ensure maximum performance from your vehicle's heating and cooling systems today.

Brake System Flush
Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With Atherton Automotive Service Center's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today.

Differential Flush
The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call Atherton Automotive Service Center in Council Bluffs, IA 51501 today.

Power Steering Flush
Power steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in a steering wheel. Servicing the power steering involves flushing out the old power steering fluid and adding fresh fluid. A power steering flush will definitely help prolong the life of the power steering components. Failure to have periodic power steering flushes results in important parts like the power steering pump, the seals, power steering rack, and the O-rings wearing out. To have a comprehensive power steering flush, call 712-322-2900 & 712-322-0691 or visit Atherton Automotive Service Center today.

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  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ACDelco
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Matt Jr. went above and beyond. He found out what problems we had, took care of them in a timely matter and explained in writing what was done, why it was done, and had us on our way. Matt, Jr.. Thank you so much for being honest and dependable.
    -Tere B.

  • I love working with Atherton and the service guys! This has been the only shop I use in town for the last few years. Junior always treats me fair and takes great care of my car. They always accommodate a loaner car if I need it. I would recommend them for your service needs!
    -Carrie L.

  • Matt Jr and his employees did a great job getting my car fixed and back on the road in a very short time, actual in shop time of about 4 hours; they even dropped me off and picked me back up at the motel I stayed at for the night, great bunch of guys.
    -David G.

  • Great service and friendly staff!!
    -Hayley M.

  • Great customer service, honest and dependable. I highly recommend Atherton Automotive to anyone needing any type of work done to their vehicle from standard maintenance to fixing major issues.
    -Sean C.

  • We have been doing business with Atherton's for over 40 years. Great bunch of people. They get the job done at a fair price. Thanks guys!
    -Jolan B.

  • My boyfriends car broke down on our 1000 mile trip to Colorado. We got stranded in Council Bluffs and were afraid we would not make it to Colorado in time. Athertons helped so immensely. They had the car fixed in one day at a decent price I am so grateful for there help!
    -Phoebe H.

  • My family and I have done business with Athertons for years and I would not go anywhere else. The "guys in the back" are all very professional and I question NOTHING they tell me. They know what they are doing and go above and beyond to take care of their customers!! Love them. Always will.
    -Karen C.

  • Great service, great people
    -Hannah F.

  • Very knowledgeable bunch of guys. Went beyond what the dealership offers as far as checking the vehicle over for any potential issues or safety concerns. Very honest and take good care of their customers.
    -Michelle F.

  • Reliable, Trustworthy, Excellent automotive care.
    -Jarin M.

  • I have known this family for over 30 years, and my husband has known them for over 50! Very trustworthy and hard workers. Easy to get your car in. Always fix what's wrong with it. Easy to work with! Smart and nice group of guys!! I'm so glad I cannot hear anymore squeaks from my car!!!!!!
    -Rita W.

  • I recently had my wife's SUV serviced at Atherton Automotive and was moved to post this review because of their excellent work. Atherton Automotive services all of my family's vehicles - a new truck to a well used SUV. They are professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient. Their pricing is very reasonable. We highly recommend Atherton.
    -Robert L.

  • Atherton Automotive is the only place I will take my cars to get serviced. They have earned my trust with the honesty and quality work they provide. They are very personable and friendly and once you talk to them you know you can trust them. I own a small business and I know the importance of having great customer service and Atherton's is exactly that. Thanks you guys!
    -Wayne C.

  • Quality work, fair prices, and professional courtesy every time...highest recommendation for any automotive service needed.
    -Scotty S.

  • Atherton's has always been our place to go for service. A family owned business you can trust. Great service, great prices, very knowledgeable techs.
    -Jake D.

  • Great work and easy to get things done; also, they are always explaining options.
    -John P.

  • The crew at Atherton's did a great job on my 1997 F250 and it's nice to have someone who knows what there doing.
    -Ray P.

  • Very good service, friendly and helpful. Over the years, we have grown to depend on them for all our vehicles' needs. Matt always lets us know what's critical and what can wait. This is a well-run, family-owned business and I'm happy to support a local small business enterprise.
    -Kit C.

  • Atherton Automotive is the most thorough repair shop in the local area - they spell everything out in detail and let you make the decisions you want to. Solid advice and timely service. I've been taking vehicles to them for the past ten to fifteen years - they are also a certified AAA shop and provide the related discount.
    -Jeff G.

  • Atherton Automotive Service has great service, experienced techs, and reasonable prices. Their courtesy inspection was great and kept me informed of what needed to be done and gave me quotes before work was done. I definitely recommend Athertons.
    -Lynn S.

  • These guys are very professional and always fix my vehicle when I bring it in the first time! I never feel like they take advantage of me and the price is always fair.
    -M. Turpen

  • Anytime I have any questions, they are very good to explain things so I will understand the issue. They have always been really helpful and understanding when need some service done and have never tried to "sell" me on things that I don't need.
    -Karen J.

  • Great guys that do quality work!
    -Yevett P.

  • Great fast, friendly service ! Done before they promised and works great.
    -Jim M.

  • I have taken my cars here for several years. They have always great! I can't recommend them enough. Jr, Nick and the guys do good work and stand behind it.
    -Byron T.

  • Great service!
    -Kristina C.

  • These guys are fantastic! They went above and beyond to help me out! They are super cooperative and friendly and will do anything to help you out. They don't try to sell you extra things, or rip you off in any way. They are just genuine and wonderful people to work with! It's good to know that I have a permanent mechanic I can trust since moving here!
    -Mikaelyn K.

  • We dropped our car off and they were fast and efficient and quick to get our car back to us. I would recommend anybody who has car troubles to take it into Atherton's.
    -Alyssa D.

  • My vehicle lost power about 30 miles outside of Council Bluffs while traveling across country. Had the van towed to Atherton Auto about 10:00am. I had an fair estimate (alternator) by 4:00pm the same day and approved the work. I was back on the road by 10:00am the following morning with the cost being below estimate. The breakdown could have cost me several days. Very pleased.
    -Scott M.

  • Very professional, honest and friendly. I would highly recommend Atherton Automotive to my family and friends.
    -Michelle T.

  • They provide quality service at a fair price and I highly recommend them for all your automotive repairs and service. Just got my 2006 F-150 back for the first go around of numerous repairs needed and I'm completely satisfied with what they've done so far.
    -Larry H.

  • I've been taking my vehicles here for at least 20 years. Matt and Junior have always been honest and helpful. They provide top quality service at a reasonable price. They tell me what repairs are needed and which can wait. I always get my vehicle back quickly. I highly recommend them!
    -Susan P.

  • Great place the guys there are honest and truly care about their customers. Took my old truck in for some repair and the work was done promptly and affordably. Definitely recommend bringing your vehicle here!
    -Jessica G.

  • I was VERY impressed with Jr's ability to allow me to feel comfortable to trust him. The quality and efficiency of service is BAR-NONE! Not only did he do what I came in for, he went above and beyond my expectations. From now forward, they will be the only ones who work on my car.
    -Lisa W.

  • I've never dealt with a better automotive repair center in my ENTIRE life. I was driving from San Diego to Connecticut, and I happened to break down there in Council Bluff, IA on the highway. I felt quite isolated and far from home. Right off the bat I could tell this company was a tight, clean, friendly operation. And then I learned they were a family run business - two sons, both ambitious and hard working. They got to my car quickly and had me back on the road that night. And the friendliness is was made this experience so pleasant. I met the whole family and each guy was just incredibly nice and thorough. When I made it back to Connecticut I called them back and they were giving me troubleshooting advice over the phone for unrelated problems. Just utterly top notch guys. A+++++
    -John V.

  • Excellent, timely service. I took in a used car that I was considering buying and they did a very thorough examination that turned up a number of issues. As a result I was able to make an informed decision about the purchase. I would definitely take future business there.
    -Kevin P.

  • So glad I found a 'neighborhood ' mechanic I can trust. Thorough, yet practical.
    -Kat D.

  • Perfect service. All three vehicles were serviced professionally, including some mechanical work on steering mechanism (Buick Riviera) and water pump (Chevy Silverado pick-up). Communications with Atherton Automotive are exceedingly articulate and clearly easy to understand. I heartily recommend Atherton Automotive for your auto maintenance and service needs.
    -Dr. J. Christensen

  • Great communication here at Atherton. Even though I know very little about cars Matt Jr. seemed to value my input about my truck's symptoms and took down a thorough history of my truck before actually working on it. I also liked how the shop explained WHY I needed things done, instead of just telling me "you need to do this." The quality of service was very good and I'll definitely be back in the future.
    -P. Schauwecker

  • Not only excellent technical work but a safe and friendly environment to visit while your car is being serviced for an oil change, etc.
    -J. Bixler

  • Gosh I miss this place! I basically grew up here, the Atherton family was like a family to me! Butch, Matt Sr., Linda and all the kids had such an influence on me growing up. Thank you for you kindness and I'm glad to see the place is still going stronger than ever ! Much love for you all from Florida!
    -C. Dennis

  • Really appreciate the great job you guys do for us when the van needs TLC. Trust you to do what is necessary to keep me and my family safe on the road. Thanks.
    -J. McQuinn Owen