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Welcome to Smith's Automotive,
your car service in Schenectady, NY!

If you’re looking for auto repair in Schenectady, NY, you’ve found us. Here at Smith's Automotive we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We know how important it is to find a Schenectady car service you can rely on, so your satisfaction is our top priority each and every day.

Here at Smith's Automotive we understand what makes customer service truly outstanding. You will feel the difference exceptional customer care makes when you work with us. We know auto repair in Schenectady offers you lots of choices, and we aim to provide the kind of caring customer service that will bring you back.

Our professional automotive service offers you years of combined expertise from our well-trained technicians. We treat our auto repair professionals well because we value their skill and can-do attitude. We know our team sets us apart, saving you time and money, not to mention worry. When it comes to auto repair in Schenectady, we are totally confident that Smith's Automotive is the best option in town!

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About Smith's Automotive Schenectady, NY

For years Smith's Automotive has been there for the people of Schenectady. We love what we do, and that basic fact fuels our business. We are dedicated to our customers, and that’s why they stick with us—the best auto repair Schenectady has to offer.

Our family of technicians and service staff sees their work here at Smith's Automotive as more than a job. It’s their vocation and livelihood. Each member of our team is invested in your satisfaction.

Smith's Automotive was founded on the basic idea that everyone deserves respect. It is our mission to treat each person that comes through our door with dignity and sensitivity. We believe this attention to detail has paid off by providing us with our loyal, friendly family of customers. That’s what makes Smith's Automotive the best car service in Schenectady!

Are you ready to experience the best Schenectady car service available? Please give us a call or make an appointment here.

The Absolute Best Car Service in Schenectady, NY

What sets Smith's Automotive apart from all of the others in Schenectady, NY?

Trust: When it comes to auto repair in Schenectady, NY, it’s all about earning loyalty and trust by doing our very best every day. We are determined to earn and keep your trust.

Talent: At Smith's Automotive, you can rest easy knowing that our highly-skilled, experienced auto service professionals are handling your car. Our technicians bring years of experience, skill, and education to the Schenectady auto repair table.

Time: We take the time we need to provide you with top quality car service in Schenectady, NY, and we take the time to talk to you about what that means. We listen to you so we understand your needs and goals for your auto repair.

Recently Serviced Vehicles

2004 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
66,115
Service Date
10/16/2020
Services Performed
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • We replaced all 24 lug nut covers.
 
Gary C. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2020

2014 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox

Mileage
40,203
Service Date
10/2/2020
Services Performed
  • Check noise at 40 MPH, found: Same as the noise listed above.
  • Check noise on startup, found: At first, we could not hear the noise, then found the noise, running on the lift. Belt tensioner is bad, needs the belt and tensioner replaced.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • SERPENTINE BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace – In-Line4 – [Includes: Replace Belt (if necessary).]
 
Duane L. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/2/2020

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mileage
128,007
Service Date
9/22/2020
Services Performed
  • Check and adjust if necessary: caster, camber and toe using the Hunter WA-430 four wheel alignment machine. Adjustments are made to the front wheels only. Re-set the steering angle sensor, if equipped, using the alignment machine.
  • Check exhaust system, found the following problems: Several problems. Front pipe is rusted out, leaking. Flex joint leaking. Rear converter flanges rusted out. Needs the complete exhaust system replaced. Can not get the correct parts, have to use a system from a 2003 vehicle.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • We replaced the exhaust system, complete, front to the rear of the vehicle.
  • We road tested after the exhaust work. Noticed that the steering wheel is off center. Probably from the ball joint installation. Need to do a wheel alignment.
 
David G. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/23/2020

2020 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester

Mileage
206
Service Date
9/16/2020
Services Performed
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • We installed a new trailer hitch, following the manufacturers instructions. We also, if necessary cut/trimmed panels as needed.
 
John M. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/17/2020

2004 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
66,021
Service Date
9/8/2020
Services Performed
  • Brake fluid is very dark/dirty, need to flush the brake fluid.
  • Check plastic nuts, found: Most of the nuts are bad. Should be black nuts. We ordered the nuts, will take 3 days to get them.
  • Complete exchanging of all the brake fluid in the system. Install the brake fluid flushing machine, exchange fluid using DOT # 4 brake fluid. Clean the inside of the master cylinder reservoir. Work was done with other brake work. We also performed the automated bleed procedure.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • New York State motor vehicle inspection, passenger vehicles and light trucks.
  • Oil change maintenance service, consisting of draining crankcase and refill with the proper amount of oil listed in the parts section. Change the oil filter. Lubricate chassis fittings as required. Check and top up all fluids. Check the air filter. Test the antifreeze protection and condition. Adjust the tire pressures to factory specifications. Antifreeze protection is good for at least -35 unless noted.
  • The right front tire turns hard by hand. Checked, the brakes are partially locked up, need to take apart and check
  • We removed both calipers, front, wheels, cleaned and lubricated all the hardware, mounts, bushings, etc., with the proper lubricants, and assembled.
  • We reset the oil life monitor system.
 
Gary C. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/9/2020

2012 GMC Sierra

GMC Sierra

Mileage
82,488
Service Date
8/5/2020
Services Performed
  • Check gasoline leak, found: Leak is on top of the tank, need to remove the tank to check. Probably bad fuel pump, rusted out.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • We removed the fuel tank. Fuel pump assembly is rusted out and leaking. We replaced the pump unit. Undercoated the new sending unit.
 
Dick D. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/25/2020

2016 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
37,226
Service Date
8/13/2020
Services Performed
  • Check filters, found: Both are good, recently done, do not need changing.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • Oil change maintenance service, consisting of draining the crankcase and refill with the proper amount of oil listed in the parts section. Change the oil filter. Lubricate chassis fittings as required. Check and top up all fluids. Check the air filter. Test the antifreeze protection and condition. Adjust the tire pressures to factory specifications. Antifreeze is good for at least -35 unless noted.
  • We reset the oil life monitor system.
 
Paul M. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/17/2020

2013 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima

Mileage
68,762
Service Date
7/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Check oil change, found: Oil is very close to due to change. Should do today.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • Oil change maintenance service, consisting of draining the crankcase and refill with the proper amount of oil listed in the parts section. Change the oil filter. Lubricate chassis fittings as required. Check and top up all fluids. Check the air filter. Test the antifreeze protection and condition. Adjust the tire pressures to factory specifications. Antifreeze is good for at least -35 unless noted.
  • We reset the oil life monitor system.
 
Dick D. gave our service a 5 star review on 7/27/2020

2007 Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac Vibe

Mileage
177,091
Service Date
6/9/2020
Services Performed
  • Check exhaust system, found the following problems: The intermediate pipe broke, needs replacement.
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • New York State motor vehicle inspection, passenger vehicles and light trucks.
  • Oil change maintenance service, consisting of draining crankcase and refill with the proper amount of oil listed in the parts section. Change the oil filter. Lubricate chassis fittings as required. Check and top up all fluids. Check the air filter. Test the antifreeze protection and condition. Adjust the tire pressures to factory specifications. Antifreeze protection is good for at least -35 unless noted.
  • We installed a new Napa Legend Battery.
  • We replaced the intermediate exhaust pipe and gasket. We were able to re-use the converters.
  • We replaced the rear wiper blade with a new blade
  • We rotated the tires, following the recommended procedure. Re-set the tire monitor system, if equipped.
 
Steven H. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/11/2020

2016 Lexus RX 350

Lexus RX 350

Mileage
35,089
Service Date
6/8/2020
Services Performed
  • INSPECTION REQUESTED.
  • New York State motor vehicle inspection, passenger vehicles and light trucks.
 
Paul M. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/9/2020

2015 Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX

Mileage
19,608
Service Date
5/27/2020
Services Performed
  • Vehicle is not due for an oil change. We checked the level, OK. Performed a 41 point inspection, needs the air and cabin air filters replaced.
  • We replaced the cabin air filter(s).
  • We replaced the engine air filter.
 
Katherine C. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/28/2020

2013 Buick Regal

Buick Regal

Mileage
30,526
Service Date
5/19/2020
Services Performed
  • Customer requests the following work be performed, listed in the symptoms section.
  • New York State motor vehicle inspection, passenger vehicles and light trucks.
  • Oil change maintenance service, consisting of draining the crankcase and refill with the proper amount of oil listed in the parts section. Change the oil filter. Lubricate chassis fittings as required. Check and top up all fluids. Check the air filter. Test the antifreeze protection and condition. Adjust the tire pressures to factory specifications. Antifreeze is good for at least -35 unless noted.
  • We removed the rear sticker.
  • We reset the oil life monitor system.
 
Catherine F. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/19/2020