Slimmer's Automotive Service is your neighborhood repair and maintenance facility, and is fully equipped to handle all of your automotive needs. Specializing in European, Asian and Domestic auto repair, Slimmer’s Automotive Service has a trained and knowledgeable staff equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to keep your vehicle in top condition.
We are a locally owned and operated auto shop with strong ties to the Lawrence community, and we work hard to ensure you get the service you need at fair prices.
Steering & Suspension
Power steering service includes a thorough cleaning of the system and inspection of all the parts. The steering system and the suspension system work in tandem. An alignment service at Slimmer's Automotive Service also includes an inspection of steering components. In addition to protecting parts, properly maintaining your power steering system is necessary for keeping everyone safe — you, your passengers and other drivers on the road.
Engine & Exhaust
Getting regular check-ups to ensure your engine and exhaust are working properly can save you repair costs in the future.
Cooling System & Heating/AC
Your vehicle's ability to properly heat and cool your car is central to your comfort and the comfort of your passengers. Engine damage from overheating can be very expensive to fix, so it's important to maintain your cooling system properly with scheduled coolant replacement and periodic inspections of the cooling system.
Brakes are the most important safety component on your car. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) have been standard in vehicles for more than 30 years and help provide stopping power when traction with the road is poor. An ABS light on your dash is telling you your ABS system is not functioning properly. We can scan your ABS system for faults and test each component to make sure they are working properly.
Wheel Alignment & Balancing
When all of your vehicle's wheels are exactly lined up with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard on Lawrence streets or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Kansas can cause your wheels to be out of alignment. This can lead to premature tire and suspension wear.
Faulty electrical components can leave you stranded. If your car is having difficulty starting due to a failing battery, alternator or starter, it’s a good idea to get it checked out before something fails completely. A “Check Engine” light can often signal an issue with the ignition system, or it might be pointing to something as simple as a loose gas cap. Either way, you should find out what the light is pointing to before it becomes a major problem.