Dick Kernick Tire and Auto Service Center


Cooper Tire Dealer
Dick Kernick Tire & Auto Service Center Services

Automotive Services In Robinson Twp. and Crafton, PA


We understand nobody likes to bring their car in for inspection, it's inconvenient and you're always worried that the inspector will find something serious. However here are a few tips to make things go a little easier. Make an appointment for a day that you can leave the car with us for the day. If you can leave the car with us for the day we can often get any necessary minor repairs completed in one day so that you won't have to return for a second visit. We need two documents to do an inspection: The current registration and the current proof of insurance. If you only need an emission inspection, all we need is the current registration. We offer both OBD II and Tailpipe Emission Testing. Schedule for the middle of the month, the first and last weeks of the month are the busiest time for inspections.


If you need an emissions test to renew the registration in your home state, we can take care of that for you. If you are planning on registering your vehicle in Pennsylvania, you will need to complete the registration process with PennDot before we can do the required safety and emissions inspection.


The best way to prevent unexpected and costly breakdowns is by doing routine, scheduled maintenance. This way you can choose when to bring your vehicle in and avoid the uncertainty of repair costs.

How do I know what my vehicle needs?

There are several ways to answer that question. Most of the scheduled maintenance is printed in the owner's manual that resides in the glove box. It's not very interesting reading, but there is a lot of useful information in there. You may also search the internet or just give us a call. We'll be happy to look up your records and check what is needed in the future.

Do I have to go back to the dealer to maintain my warranty?

No. The manufacturers can require that certain specifications are met when performing services such as changing oil or transmission fluid, but they cannot require a certain brand or location for service. We only use fluids that meet the OEM specifications.


Wether you require standard oil or full synthetic oil, we use top quality oil and filters. We check the condition of the engine air filter and cabin air filter. Every car that comes into our shop for an oil change we look over with a complimentary multipoint inspection. We do this to advise you on any safety or reliability issues that you might not be aware of. Nobody likes emergency repairs, so we try to do our best to make sure that they are not necessary. We will check wiper blades, fluid levels, the condition and air pressure of the tires, the condition of the battery, along with the condition of the belts and hoses under the hood. We will visually check the suspension and brakes for anything that doesn’t quite feel or look right. We will not remove tires, unless tire rotation is requested, or dig deep into suspension issues, but we will advise you if we feel that further diagnosis is warranted. Of course there is no obligation to address anything that we find, in fact most items can be taken care of at your convenience. After all, our goal is to take care of maintenance on your schedule, not wait for the car to demand it.


We understand that there are few things in life more frustrating than when your car breaks down. Though we cannot undo what has already happened, we will do our best to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We have the tools to quickly and accurately diagnose what is wrong with your vehicle and can get most parts delivered within 24 hours. We do our best to have most repairs completed in one day and keep you informed of the cost all repairs needed.


We offer complete brake service from replacing brake pads to replacing brake lines. Every brake job that comes into the shop is done with the utmost care. We clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Check and fill brake fluid level, bleed air from system and road test your vehicle. We use top quality parts and can use OEM parts at your request.