When the check engine light appears on your dash, lots of anxiety can build as you wonder “what is happening with my car?”  The prospect of an arduous trip to the dealership, or a visit to the local parts store for check engine light service will only add to your frustration.  Mattei’s Garage can handle these issues for you.  Additionally, we will make it seamless so you will understand what, if any problems you might face.  Most problems that illuminate the check engine light could be minor.  The following link provides some detailed information about what could be wrong with the car: Check Engine Light Causes.

When you visit us for check engine light service, we will answer several questions that others may not, and, the check engine service is always performed at no charge.  Once we retreive the codes from your car’s computer, we can provide some insight as to what, if anything may be wrong with your vehicle.  If necessary, we will be happy to diagnose your problem, and provide any necessary repair your vehicle might require.  Parts retailers cannot do that.  Don’t forget that they sell parts, we provide services to repair your car.

So, the next time you notice our check engine light come on, just call or drop by for our check engine light service and we will be happy to help you.  In addition to this service, we provide all type of basic automotive repair in Memphis, and we have been doing so since 1972.

Check Out Our Website!

If you haven’t visited lately, give us a try.  We have lots of cool pictures and a few stories regarding good maintenance habits, a key for vehicle longevity.  We believe that our basic maintenance is a cut above our competitors.  We perform numerous routine checks as part of our service that hopefully, helps us identify small problems before they become big problems.  Our competitors typically will just check mileage and make recommendations accordingly.  We know our system is best for you. Mattei’s Garage Website


When Ford revealed a new Bullitt Mustang in the beginning of 2018, Ford Motor Company used one of the originals cars from the movie to spice up interest. Two Mustangs were used in the filming of BullittNow, that car is headed to auction.

The iconic pony car could become the most expensive Mustang ever.  Estimates suggest it could fetch in excess of $2.2 million, which would break the record for Mustang sales.

Ford’s sports car is an American Classic.  Only the Chevrolet Corvette has been around longer.  However, Chevy is trying to boost sales for its lagging Camaro by offering big discounts to Mustang owners if the swap them for Camaros.  The interest in the Bullitt Mustang suggest otherwise.  Check out the link below from Car and Driver.  The article has lots of good stuff on the Bullitt and the auctions.

Regular Service A Necessity

When you chose a local car service facility for your maintenance and repair, be certain they are checking your vehicle thoroughly.  It is hard to find issues during a 15-20 minute oil change, because there just isn’t enough time.  Our techs check for problems, and then employ the proper fixes.  A few of the things we always inspect include:

  • Brakes
  • Tires
  • Fluids
  • Filters
  • Battery
  • Shock and Struts
  • Belts and Hoses

We look at all these systems in addition to replacing the engine oil and filter as part of our basic maintenance.  This kind of work cannot be completed during a typical 20 minute oil change.  So, instead of searching for “a shop near me,” the next time your car needs maintenance, just call Mattei’s @901.683.3158

Remembering a simpler time.  Courtesy of the Wall Street Journal.

For further reading and more pictures, click the link:  A Road Trip with Retro Charm


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Nextdoor Favorite!


It’s official, Mattei’s Garage is a winner because you, our neighboors and customers, has said so! Consequently, only 1% of all businesses win this award, and Mattei’s Garage is one of them.  We are grateful that you think of us for your automobile repair needs.  We believe that our service and maintenance is second to none, and certainly, our customers agree.  Call Mattei’s Garage with questions about your vehicle at 901-683-3158, or just come on over.  We are in the neighboorhood.



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Proper maintenance of your tires will help to increase their life along with ensure proper driving safety.  Worn or improperly inflated tires can affect safety and fuel economy.  The following procedures should be performed regularly to properly maintain your tires:

Inflation – Your tires should be inflated to the proper pressure, which is typically listed on the door frame of the driver’s door.  If the proper pressure is not listed, inflating to 36-38 PSI is satisfactory.  If tires are over or under inflated, the will not wear properly and could affect the driving performance and safety

Rotate and Balance – Tires should be rotated AND balanced regularly.  We recommend doing this every other oil service (about 8,000 miles).  Failure to do so can shorten tire life.  Note that just performing a rotation is not satisfactory.  It is important to balance the tires as well.  You should balance your tires whenever you get a new tire, or remount a tire that has been removed for any reason

Inspection – It is important to inspect your tires regularly to insure they aren’t worn or rotten.  Driving on worn or rotten tires can be dangerous, especially at highway speeds.  A blow out can cause severe damage to your vehicle, even if you aren’t involved in an accident.  Tire inspection is part of our basic oil service and we perform a tire inspection each time we service your vehicle.  Please contact us regarding our oil service or if you have concerns about your tires or your vehicle.   You can call #Matteisgarage at 901-683-3158 or email

In Rememberance…



A/C Season is Now Underway

Don’t wait for your car’s air conditioner system to croak before calling Mattei’s Garage.  We can service your system and get you back on the road quickly.  Best of all, we can help you avoid a costly repair.  Call us today 901-683-3158 or email at