RLS Auto & Truck Repair Garage

Quality Repair Services for Cars & Trucks in Franklintown

When you bring your car or truck to RLS Auto & Truck Repair for services, we promise to give you honest answers about what your vehicle needs, and get the job done right the first time. Our ASE-certified mechanics use the latest diagnostic equipment and top-quality parts and fluids, plus we perform super-thorough 57-point inspections to ensure your vehicle is safe and reliable when you leave our shop. Whatever you drive in the Franklintown area—car, SUV, medium-duty diesel truck, or even a tractor-trailer—we hope you’ll count on RLS for all your vehicle care needs

Our Automotive & Truck Repair Services

  • Diesel Pickup Repair
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Diagnostics
  • State Inspections
  • Emission System Repair
  • Alternators
  • Diagnostics
  • State Inspections
  • Batteries
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Power Doors & Windows
  • Heating Systems
  • Radiator Service
  • Coolant / Antifreeze Change
  • Fluid Flushes
  • A/C – Air Conditioning Service
  • Timing Belt Replacement
  • Brake Inspection, Service & Repair
  • Exhaust / Muffler Service & Repair
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Diesel Pick-up Repair
  • Water Pumps
  • Wheel Balance
  • Check Engine Light
  • Scheduled Maintenance
  • Suspension
  • Drive Axles
  • U-Joints
  • Oil Change / Lube Service
  • Tune-ups
  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Transfer Cases
  • Differentials & Axles
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • CV Joints
  • Steering
  • Electrical
  • Starters

Read More About Our Service Specialties

  • Diesel Pickup Truck

    Diesel Pickup Repair

    At RLS Auto & Truck Repair, our number-one area of expertise is diesel technology, and diesel pickup repair. We have the training, knowledge, and technology to diagnose and repair all Ford, Chevy, Dodge, and GMC medium-duty trucks, whether we’re handling a major engine repair, electrical work, suspension problem, transmission issue, or faulty fuel system. There’s next to nothing we haven’t seen and fixed when it comes to diesel pickup repair. We’ll get your truck back to work (or play) for you in no time.

  • Brake Inspection

    Brake Inspection, Service & Repair

    You can’t drive if you can’t stop, which means brake inspection, service, and repair are an essential part of owning a vehicle. Many modern vehicles have brake sensors, and you’ll hear screeching when it’s time for brake service, but because not every make and model features wear sensors, it’s important to listen for squeaks, squeals, and grinding noises. If you hear any of these symptoms of a brake issue, or if your brakes simply aren’t performing like they should, let us inspect your brake pad thickness and brake hardware, and handle any necessary repairs.

  • Timing Belt

    Timing Belt Replacement

    Most vehicle manufacturers recommend you replace your timing belt somewhere between 60,000 and 105,000 miles, and it’s a recommendation you need to follow. If your timing belt breaks, immediate damage to your vehicle is often the result, along with a seriously expensive repair bill. When you compare the cost of replacing your aging timing belt to the cost of repairing a damaged engine, the decision is an easy on to make—replace your timing belt before it breaks and sabotages your engine.

  • Diagnosing Car


    If one or more of your vehicle warning lights is on, we have the technology and skill to properly diagnose the issue and handle any necessary repairs. A thorough diagnostic is more than simply connecting a scanner to your vehicle’s computer system and pulling trouble codes. That’s because a code does not always indicate exactly what’s wrong with your car or truck. At RLS Auto & Truck Repair, we’re known for our diagnostic capabilities, and, our owner, Rick, is an OBD2 diagnostic expert.

  • State Inspections

    State Inspections

    Annual state inspections are an important part of owning and driving a truck, and necessary to stay in compliance with federal, state, and local laws. The truck experts at RLS Auto & Truck Repair are certified to perform commercial truck inspections that meet state and federal requirements. We offer state inspections for all types of Class 8 trucks and trailers, so no matter what you drive, we can help you complete your annual state inspection as quickly and painlessly as possible.

  • Auto Emission

    Emission System Repair

    If you fail your Pennsylvania emissions test (or you’re worried you may fail), bring your vehicle to RLS Auto & Truck Repair, and one of our mechanics will get your emissions issue repaired pronto. We have experience handling all manner of emissions system component problems, such as the air injection pump, catalytic converter, evaporative emission control, oxygen sensor, and positive crankcase ventilation valve (PCV). You can feel good about taking care of your emissions issue, as a properly functioning emission system not only ensures a cleaner environment, but peak vehicle performance as well.