Filter Motorcar Co.
3595 McCulloch Blvd
Lake Havasu City AZ 86406

Filter Motor Car Lot and Shop

Corner of McCulloch Blvd. and Jamaica Blvd.

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Our Services

Here are just a few of the services available through the Service Department!


Body & Collision Repair

Paint and Body Shop

From the moment you enter our shop, until the day you pick your repaired vehicle up, we never quit working for you, always putting your needs first. 

Our talented team of certified body and paint experts will bring your vehicle back to life again with the most sophisticated technology and the finest factory finish paints. 

Modern equipment helps to insure the best looking finish for your vehicle. Our paint booth minimizes dirt, contamination, and optimizes air flow. Painting a small section or your entire vehicle is completed in the paint booth and guarantees a great looking job.

Filter Motorcar will find the perfect color match, fit and finish, to your satisfaction. Filter Motorcar is always there to represent you to the insurance company to protect your interests.

We have been specializing in 60s style muscle cars since the 70s. Keith's passion and love for 60s style muscle cars have made him an expert on the restoration of these fine beauties. Click on the Projects part of this site to see what we are up to.

Filter Motorcar Co has built an exceptional reputation in the restoration and rod building business over the last three decades. The ability to adapt to and overcome any restoration or fabrication challenge is the foundation upon which much of Keith’s success has been built. The multitude of services provided at Filter Motorcar Co. range from concept designs and custom metal fabrication to ground-up restorations and turnkey rods. Contact us today so we can begin transforming your automotive dreams into reality.

 Air Conditioning Service 

Air Conditioning Service

An air conditioning service is a comprehensive procedure that tests your vehicle's A/C system for leaks and proper performance. The air conditioning service also is used to identify what parts may be malfunctioning in your vehicle.

Why Do I Need It?

The air conditioning service helps pinpoint malfunctions in your vehicle's A/C system, thus saving you money since technicians know which parts are functioning and which ones are not.

When Do I Have To Do It?

The air conditioning service is necessary when you notice poor performance in your vehicle's A/C system. Also, keep in mind that your defroster may be dependent on the A/C system. That's why it is not uncommon to have an A/C service done in the fall or winter.

 

Brake Service

Brake Service

A brake service is designed to diagnose braking problems and perform inspections to identify items such as worn brake pads, cracked brake hoses or other safety concerns about brake component wear and deterioration.

Why Do I Need It?

A brake service helps to ensure that your vehicle will stop quickly and safely. Keeping the system properly adjusted insures brake parts won't wear prematurely.

When Do I Have To Do It?

Your brake system should be inspected at least every 15,000 miles, but we recommend twice a year. However, in the event you apply your brakes and hear any noises, feel any handling disruptions, or your pedal seems stiff, low, or sinks to the floor, a brake inspection should be done as soon as possible.

Towing Service

Filter Motorcar will also tow vehicles for its customers.  If your vehicle needs repair or has been in an accident, call us and we'll pick it up for you.

 

Exhaust System

Exhaust System Service

The exhaust system removes the waste by-products of the engine and directs them safely away from the passenger compartment.

Why Do I Need It?

A faulty exhaust system is not only dangerous and life threatening to passengers in the vehicle, but would also be annoying and adversely affect vehicle performance. Not to mention, a faulty system is illegal.

When Do I Have To Do It?

Your exhaust system can be quickly inspected during other automotive services which require the vehicle to be raised above the ground. At the very least, you exhaust system should be inspected annually from engine to tailpipe.

 

Fuel Injection System

A fuel injection service is a process that introduces chemicals into your vehicle's fuel lines that will dissolve any carbon build-up and other unwanted deposits and contamination.

Why Do I Need It?

By keeping your engine and fuel system free of carbon and contaminates you will enjoy smother start-ups, better gas mileage, and increased performance.

When Do I Have To Do It?

If you have never had a fuel injection service performed on your vehicle, now is a good time. After that, you should have it done at every tune-up.

 

Clutches & Transmissions

Clutches and Transmissions

Clutches and Transmission are devices that convert the power form your engine into usable power at the drive wheels. Clutches are used in "stick shift" cars with manual transmissions. Other vehicles utilize a automatic transmission whose clutches and shifts are operated automatically. The transmission controls what gear your car is in, and ultimately dictates what speed and direction in which the vehicle will travel.

Why Do I Need It?

Without a properly working transmission, you run the risk of transmission failure meaning that you may be stuck where you are. Worse yet, should your transmission fail while your driving you may damage other engine components.

When Do I Have To Do It?

Generally, you will begin to notice on standard trans

missions that as you let the clutch pedal up that the engine RPMs will increase without actually applying power to the drive wheels. In addition, you may notice a chatter or vibration as the clutch is being let out. These are all signs that indicate the clutch needs to be serviced, adjusted, or replaced.

In regards to automatic transmissions, you will notice the same increase in engines RPMs without the corresponding power to the drive wheels. These are all signs that indicate the transmission needs to be serviced, adjusted, or rebuilt.

The manufacturer of your vehicle has recommended intervals at which your transmission should be serviced. In addition, should you notice any of the symptoms of above, have it inspected and checked immediately.

Scheduled Maintenance 

You can keep your car running at its peak of performance, and safeguard your vehicle's warranty. Your vehicle's manufacture has service "to-do lists" for specific mileages. They are typically every 10,000 miles and include guidelines regarding what areas to inspect and what parts are due to be replaced. It is important to perform these services at their specified mileage intervals or you will void your vehicle's warranty.

The maintenance service also gives technicians the opportunity to repair small problems before they grow into larger, more costly ones.

 

Electrical System Service 

 

Vehicle electrical systems are a complex network of circuits, relays, switches, wiring, batteries, and generators. These components work together to provide everything from spark to detonate fuel to the music playing in your vehicle. A complex set diagnostic procedures are used to pinpoint failures.

Why Do I Need It?

 

Electrical system operation is needed to ensure systems such as anti-lock brakes, interior and exterior lighting, and vehicle fuel and engine management devices will function properly so that you can get to your destination without trouble.

When Do I Have To Do It?

Telltale signs of electrical problems include slow starting of the engine, dimming of the lights when the A/C or another devices are running, and in the event warning lights indicate a charging system problem.

 

Shocks & Struts

Shocks and Struts

 

Shocks & Struts are components of the suspension system. They are designed to cushion bumps on the road to give you a smooth ride. They also support the vehicle by ensuring weight is correctly distributed to each of the four tires.

Why Do I Need It?

Shocks & Struts dampen the bumps on the road so they can't harm other components. They keep items such as the steering system from being damaged by sudden impacts, as well as keep the passengers from bouncing up and down. Properly operating shocks or struts also reduce the distance required to stop in the event of an emergency.

When Do I Have To Do It?

Shocks & Struts should be inspected every six months. However, if you notice unusual noises when your vehicle hits bumps or feel that you ride is not "as smooth as it used to be" you should immediately schedule an inspection.


Vehicle Computer Systems

Vehicle Computer Systems

Your vehicle computer is a device with two primary functions. It controls engine functions such as fuel mixture and timing, and, it alerts the driver to system failures or anomalies via the "service engine" light.

Why Do I Need It?

A malfunctioning computer will result in poor performance, low gas mileage, and possibly a vehicle breakdown. Typically, the computer will identify failures.  For example, when an oxygen sensor (Part of the fuel management system) stops functioning the computer will record that failure. It's like the black box on airplanes. When technicians connect the computer analyzer to your vehicle's computer they can pinpoint problems.

When Do I Have To Do It?

If  your "service engine" light comes on, you will need to have your vehicle analyzed. If you ever feel you vehicle's performance is less than normal, you can and should have a shop connect to your vehicle's computer and monitor all engine management sensors for proper operation and range.

Something I didn't cover? E-Mail me, Keith Filter, with your questions.

filtermotor@yahoo.com