About Expert Auto Services

The humble beginnings of Expert Auto Services can be traced back to Hood’s Sales and Service on Calumet Avenue in Hammond, Indiana, where Joe Janiga was once a partner. While at Hood's, Joe wanted to provide trustworthy mechanic services to the people of Hammond. In 1981, Joe decided to open up his own shop, and chose a location in Valparaiso, Indiana.

After more than 30 years, Expert Auto Services remains family owned and operated as the torch was passed to Joe’s son John Janiga, who became Original Owner - Joe Janigathe sole proprietor in 2000. John started working for his father at Expert Auto when it opened in 1981, and has been there ever since.

Still located in Valparaiso at a convenient location right off of Route 30, Expert Auto still adheres to the same core values and standards of trust that Joe instilled over 30 years ago to the wonderful people of Northwest Indiana and the greater Chicago area. In keeping current with the ever-changing auto service industry, the shop has state-of-the-art lifts, ASE trained mechanics, and serves as a certified NAPA AutoCare Center. Expert Auto Services provides expert professional service, but you will always be treated as family.

Services Offered

  • Air conditioning diagnosis
  • Air conditioning recharge
  • Alternator replacement
  • Axle shaft oil seal replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Brake system diagnosis
  • Brake shoe replacement
  • Brake rotor Replacement
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Brake master cylinder
  • Check engine light diagnosis
  • Catalytic Converter replacement
  • Coolant system flush
  • Diagnose my vehicle
  • Drive belt replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis
  • Engine mount replacement
  • Engine oil and filter change
  • Exhaust replacement
  • Fuel pump replacement
  • Fuel system repairs
  • HVAC blower motor
  • Hybrid inverter assembly
  • Hybrid battery replacement
  • Ignition system diagnosis
  • Muffler replacement
  • Oxygen sensor replacement
  • Radiator replacement
  • Serpentine / drive belt
  • Spark plug replacement
  • Starter replacement
  • Suspension ball joint
  • Timing belt replacement
  • Tire rotation
  • Transmission diagnosis
  • Wheel alignment

Vehicles Serviced

  • Acura
  • Audi
  • BMW
  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • FIAT
  • Ford
  • GMC
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Isuzu
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Kia
  • Land Rover
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • MINI
  • Mazda
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Mercury
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Ram
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Scion
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Toyota
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo
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