SERVICES

We are a full service auto repair shop, servicing all vehicle makes and models. Click on each service to learn more about it.


Transmission repair is what we do BEST! If you are having any transmission problem with manual or automatic transmissions, we have the experience to get it fixed.

  • Is your vehicle not shifting through all the gears as speed is increased?
  • Does your vehicle (NOT) move?
  • Does your engine die out, when you put the vehicle in drive?

These are common problems with automatic transmissions. Transmission slipping? Manual transmissions (stick shift) slip is a transmission repair problem when you accelerate, and that is a signal that you may need a clutch.

We offer a few transmission repair options to help your transmission problem:

  • New Transmission – only an option if you buy a completely new car
  • Transmission Rebuild – Chris will take it apart and replace the damaged parts, reassemble and get you back on the road. Just like everything Chris does, this option comes with a 12 month OR 12,000 mile warranty on parts and Labor.
  • Transmission Repair – Chris may be able to fix a smaller issue that can avoid rebuilding transmission if caught in time!
  • Remanufactured Transmissions – Somewhat the same as transmission rebuild but its done in a factory setting and the warranty is through the company and additional warranty options are available.

Often times we find rebuilding the transmission is not needed if caught and remedied in time. A solenoid or torque converter may be the solution for simple transmission repair.

We guarantee any rebuilt transmission — Written warranty of 12 months or 12,000 miles.

We have the experience to rebuild manual or automatic transmissions and it is the area of auto care we take most pride in. Hence our name, we take transmissions seriously. They are a very intricate part of your vehicle engine and you need to be sure you have the professionals! Most car dealers in the McHenry area send all transmission repair jobs straight to Chris! If we do need to rebuild your transmission, it will be rebuilt on site, using only OEM equivalent parts with brand new OE solenoids, all updates will be built into the unit, so this will produce a perfectly shifting transmission.

Transmissions vary in different makes and models, thus using the recommended fluids from the manufacturer is strongly suggested and carried out at our shop.


Just like our bodies, cars have symptoms and signs to help us identify what is wrong. We get fevers when our bodies are fighting a virus and so on when we are sick…but our vehicles aren’t always that obvious when they need engine repair.

Not sure what’s going on under the hood of your car? Ask yourself these questions:

Do you have antifreeze mixed in with the oil?
You can check this by pulling out the engine oil dipstick, and seeing if it is foaming or a bubbling yellowish color.

Is there a lot of smoke coming from the tailpipe at the rear end of the vehicle?
This may indicate that you need a head gasket or a intake gasket.

Is your engine making a knocking sound?
If you are hearing a knock when the vehicle is running, you could need a new engine or it could be in need of simple engine repair like a knock sensor. Do not continue driving the vehicle. We have 24 hour towing available. We will check it out immediately diagnose for you, free of charge.

Avoid Costly Engine Repair With a Tune up Today!
It is recommended you get a tune up every 2 years or 30,000 miles.

A tune up is a form of preventative maintenance, generally speaking. Consider it a physical for your car. Auto service is very important to help prevent very costly breakdowns. With the typical abuse on your vehicle it is recommended to tune up every 2 years or 30,000 miles. If you are planning a long road trip, it is best to get one before venturing far from home.

Engine repair can be very intricate and there is no room for error. That is why you shouldn’t let just anyone under your hood. Unlike most engine repair shops, you are more than a make and model…we want to know YOU! We provide free estimates and want you to know that we work hard to provide competitive prices because we care as much about your budget as we do you! Contact us now!

Not sure if you are in need of brake repair? Does your brake pedal feel soft when applying? Do you hear a squeaking or grinding when coming to a stop? Is your brake light or ABS light on? These are a few visible signs that you might need brake repair.

Your brakes are an important safety feature for you, your family as well as other motorists and pedestrians. We will perform a free safety inspection, diagnosis the problem and explain the different qualities in the pads, rotors and or shoes and drums to fit your budget and last for years to come.

Brakes should be inspected on most vehicles every 15,000-20,000 miles. If you hear a squeaking or grinding sound, or if you notice a difference in the way that your brake pedal reacts when applied, make an appointment for brake repair as soon as possible, as you are putting yourself and the safety of others at an increased risk.

When your ABS light appears it could mean many things but does not always mean you need brake repair. This indicator tells you that there is a malfunction with your anti-lock brake system which is different from the everyday brakes but through computerized diagnostics we can determine exactly what your vehicle needs. Our brake repair service is thorough and we give all our Customers peace of mind with a Written 12 Month or 12,000 Mile Warranty on all parts and labor for your brake repair.

Some people are confident that brake repair is a simple task that any armature can perform. Although most brake repair is fairly simple, brakes are way too important for the safety of you and your family to allow just anyone to perform brake repair on your vehicle. Lakemoor Transmissions has over 35 years of experience and brings expert brake repair service that tops the competing repair centers.

Upon stopping, does your vehicle seem to bounce, creek, or pull to one side or the other?

Is it bouncing, dipping or diving?

Does the vehicle bounce a while after going over a bump?

This could indicate an issue with a part of your front end suspension. You may need new parts such as: new shocks, struts, ball joints or tie rods ends. We’ll be happy to jump in the vehicle and take it for a test drive with you, then have a look underneath the vehicle and see what’s going on with your suspensions system.

Why is the Front End Suspension Important to Fix?
A lot of people will tell you the suspensions on your vehicle are solely there to serve the purpose of a comfortable ride and are not worth the urgent attention. This way of thinking can be fatal.

Most people don’t even notice there is an issue with their suspensions systems until they need them in an emergency. Yes, your front end suspension keeps the bumps and dipping to a minimum while driving and makes for a smooth ride. However, the suspensions are what helps you keep your tires on the road and helps you keep control of the vehicle while trying to avoid an accident.

Stay Safe and Have Your Vehicle’s Suspensions Checked Today

At Lakemoor Transmissions, we will always check every complaint about your front end suspension and provide you with a thorough, accurate AND FREE estimate to get the problem resolved. We have over 30 years of experience and know our stuff! We also offer full vehicle tune ups and preventative maintenance.

If you can’t remember the last time you had your shocks, struts or any part of your suspensions system checked, please call Lakemoor Transmissions Today!

We want to put an end to your front end suspension repairs and keep you running with routine auto services at a fair price!

Even though your heating cooling systems do not affect the overall performance of the vehicle, it does affect your comfort and we care most about making you comfortable at reasonable prices.

Is your heat blowing cold air through the vents in the winter keeping you frozen?

Is your air conditioning blowing hot air in the summer, leaving you sweating?

Seeing puddles of antifreeze under your car?

Is your car overheating?

These are the key symptoms of heating cooling systems in need of repair services. If your vehicle has a small leak, filling it with antifreeze is just a quick fix that over time will be costly. Heating and cooling systems have many working parts and it could be something so simple that can save you money in the long run. Our expert auto mechanics can diagnose the problem for you for free and give you a written estimate for repair services. We offer the best deals for repair services that get you up and running!

We have over 30 years of experience in repair services and know the most efficient and cost effective way to repair heating and cooling systems.

Stop in today so our expert auto mechanics can do a FREE pressure check of your coolant system and do a visual inspection of hoses, radiator & water pump. At Lakemoor Transmissions you get personal service with a hometown touch!

We want to put an end to your heating & cooling system repair problems and keep you running with routine auto services at a fair price!

It is recommended you get a tune-up every 2 years or 30,000 miles.

A tune-up is a form of preventative maintenance, generally speaking. Consider it a physical for your car. Auto care is very important to help prevent very costly breakdowns. With the typical abuse on your vehicle it is recommended to tune-up every 2 years or 30,000 miles. If you are planning a long road trip, it is best to get one before venturing far from home.

Does your vehicle just crank without starting?

Is the vehicle’s performance not what it used to be, now seeming sluggish and getting poor gas mileage?

Does your engine die out, when you put the vehicle in drive?

Call the Best Car Mechanics in McHenry if you are experiencing any of these issues!

If you have never had one or experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it may be time for a tune-up. Tune ups for the best auto care consist of new spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter & spark plug wires if needed. We will also connect the vehicle to our computerized scanner to see if it may need a fuel pump, crank or cam sensor.

Auto Care for Fuel Systems Save you $$ and Keep You Running!

Stalling
Jerking
Sputtering
Won’t Start

These are all common signs that are related with malfunctioning fuel systems. There could be other issues, but typically these are common signs of the vehicle not getting proper fuel supply. Fuel systems that aren’t working to properly distribute gas are actually costing you more money in fuel and eventually can keep your car from starting at all. Get a tune-up for fuel systems and complete auto care today!

Before it gets any worse, call the expert car mechanics for your auto care at Lakemoor Transmissions. We want to put an end to your engine repair problems and keep you running with routine auto services at a fair price!

Nowadays, almost everyone is updated with computerized diagnostics for your vehicle to easily read and diagnose problems alerted by the computer within your vehicle. This process is convenient for both you and the mechanic especially when the symptoms can be random and don’t always appear when you need them to for the mechanic. What’s not convenient is that most other companies claiming to be the best for engine repairs, can’t always diagnose those much loved classic cars built without computer controls because they rely so much of their “talent” to computerized diagnostics.

However, at Lakemoor Transmissions we do not put our experience and knowledge aside and rely on just a computer diagnostics to tell us what we need to do. We are the best in engine repairs and your top of the line auto transmission service who use all our knowledge and resources to accurately diagnose your vehicle’s issue. If you are in need of an auto transmission service or any other type engine repairs, your computer in your vehicle gives us a starting point to determine what is not working properly.

At Lakemoor Transmissions, Computerized Diagnostics Is Only The First Step To Engine Repairs

A computerized diagnostics test is a great start to finding the problem and getting you an estimate for your engine repairs. Just because your computerized diagnostics test came back with no issues found by the computer in your vehicle, we do not discredit your claim for poor performance or strange knocking, sounds or other issue you are experiencing with your vehicle. Because Lakemoor believes in the personal touch to engine repairs, we would love to go on an extended trip around town with you to see if we can get the problem to occur so we can establish exactly what you are experiencing.

Our Computerized Diagnostics Test Ensures You Pass IL Vehicle Emission Testing.

We use computerized diagnostics testing to determine why your dashboard lights are on and to test systems in your vehicle that may not necessarily seem to be causing any noticeable issue but can cause you to fail vehicle emission testing. For instance, you could have something as simple as a worn out gas cap that is releasing gas fumes into the environment (and out of your gas tank) that may go unnoticed by you but will cause an issue during vehicle emissions testing.

Call Chris at Lakemoor Transmissions today and get the highest quality in customer service and computerized diagnostics!

Is your car turning over slowly?
No interior or exterior lights turning on?

It could be as simple as replacing a battery if it is over 3 years old. Other possibilities may include an alternator or a belt.

Do you have power and electrical lights turning on, but the car fails to turn over?
Do you hear a clicking sound when turning the key in the ignition?

This could be signs of a faulty starter. We offer Towing to bring your no start vehicle to our shop 24 hours.

Get Repairs for Crucial Electricals: Battery, Starter & Alternator

Having issues with battery electricals?

Car cranking but not turning over is most likely your battery.

No electrical lights, no start, no crank….check the battery

Cranking it up cold is always a struggle…its the battery.

Top signs of alternator electricals are failing:

Warning lights in newer cars
Dimming of head lights
Smell of burning rubber belts
Having to jump battery a lot

Top signs you have starter electricals that aren’t working:

Slow to turn over
Clicking sounds when you try to start
Not starting at all then starts fine for a while

Don’t Let Your Electricals of Your Vehicle Keep You From Getting to Point B

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms call us today! Lakemoor Transmissions can help you before it stops working altogether!