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Call us at:  717-361-7547     Monday through Friday     7 AM to 5 PM
Elizabethtown, Hershey, Middletown, Hummelstown, Harrisburg PA, Auto Repair, Maintenance, Diagnostic Garage offering a variety of services to our customers such as:
– Maintenance Services,
– Automotive Diagnostics,
– Exhaust Systems with Repairs,
– Brake Services,
– Tires Repaired and Sold Here,
– Emissions Inspections and PA State Safety Inspections on everything from Motorcycles to Tractor Trailers.
– and more…
Please CONTACT US with any questions you may have.

Middletown Auto Tech is a locally owned and operated auto repair shop that has been in the area since 1992.
You can find us on Route 743 between Hershey and Elizabethtown at ….. 2857 Hershey Road in Elizabethtown.

Bob Scheetz, the owner of Middletown Auto Tech, believes in providing our customers with quality service at a fair price.

You can trust us for an honest estimate and thorough explanation of what may be needed to keep your vehicles running safely and efficiently.

Our technicians are experienced and knowledgeable in repairing most types of cars, trucks and SUVs. They use sophisticated diagnostic equipment to ensure your vehicle is repaired right the first time.

In addition, Middletown Auto Tech stands behind our repairs with a 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty. Word of mouth is one of the best forms of advertising.

So if you’re wondering where to take your car for those needed repairs, maintenance services, or state inspections, just ask a neighbor or friend and we are sure that they will tell you to take it to Middletown Auto Tech.

Stop in or call us to schedule your appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Elizabethtown, Hershey, Middletown, Hummelstown, Harrisburg, Lancaster and Central PA’s Service – Car Repair –  Maintenance Shop.

Location and Contact

Middletown Auto Tech
2857 Hershey Rd.
Elizabethtown, PA
Tel: (717) 361-7547

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Payment Options

We accept Discover, Visa, and MasterCard credit cards.

Financing through Members 1st  is available.

Members 1st Financing
Financing only available to residents in the state of Pennsylvania.

 

Meet The Crew

Bob Scheetz is the owner of Middletown Auto Tech, and has operated his business in the Elizabethtown, Middletown, Hershey, Hummelstown area since 1992. Even though he retired early in 2017, Bob still oversees the business and you can catch him here from time to time. You will still receive the same great customer service and quality workmanship that has always been a part of Middletown Auto Tech.

Bob lives locally with his significant other and their dog, Buster. He is a member of The Fuzzy Few Organization and very active in his church.


Jeff Tetzloff is our Service Manager and has been here at Middletown Auto Tech since August of 2001. He has experience in auto repair and diagnostics since 1988.

Jeff attends training classes and seminars to stay current on the ever-changing information in the auto repair world.

Outside of work, Jeff enjoys woodworking and he spends time helping a veterans organization.

He lives in Hummelstown with his wife, Becky, and their dog, Biscuit.


Terry Hess is one of our auto technicians that brings over 20 years of experience in this field. Prior to coming to Middletown Auto Tech in 2008, Terry worked in construction for a few years, but he’s happy to be back working on vehicles again.

When he’s not at work, Terry enjoys hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren. He lives in Elizabethtown with his wife.

 


Doug Hostetter joined our team in June of 2018. He’s been diagnosing, repairing and inspecting vehicles since 1992. Before coming to Middletown Auto Tech, he was employed at R&R Automotive in Mount Joy.
Outside of work, Doug enjoys camping and riding his motorcycle. He lives in Elizabethtown with his wife.

 

 


Karen Svercek is the Office Manager at Middletown Auto Tech. She came to work here full time in October of 2006.

Before then, Karen occasionally helped Bob in the office, while she had another job in the foodservice industry. Born and raised in Endicott, New York (just outside of Binghamton), Karen came to this area in 1996 and has been happy to call it home since then.

Outside of work, Karen likes to cook and bake, take road-trips to see her family, and is active with the Prayer Shawl Ministry at her church. She is Bob’s significant other and they live locally with their dog, Buster.


Matty is a Labrador / Rottweiler mix and the head Security Officer at Middletown Auto Tech. She was taught well by our previous head of Security, Durango. She is very friendly, after she checks you out when you come in, and loves to have her ears scratched.

Buster Brown is a (very big) Boxer and Matty’s assistant. He is also friendly, but is weary until he gets to know you. His loud bark usually intimidates people, but he’s just a big baby.

Clyde, our newest member of the Security Team, is a Yellow Lab and still a puppy much of the time. Matty has been training him, so he has a great teacher to learn from. He still has to work on his manners, but overall, he’s a pretty good dog. Most of the time, Clyde will interact with people when he gets up on the counter, but when he does bark, he sounds rather intimidating.

Car Care Tips

Hot Weather Travel Safety

From an article in GEICO Insurance Info Center  at   www.geico.com

Tips To Protect Your Car And Yourself In Hot Weather Conditions

Driving in hot weather can be challenging. Whether you are going on an extended vacation or just for a day drive, here are a few simple suggestions that can help prepare you and your car for hot weather driving.

Prepare your vehicle for hot weather driving:

To prevent your vehicle from overheating, make sure your radiator is working properly and is filled with fluid—check fluid levels frequently.

Ensure that your tires are properly inflated.

Don’t forget your passengers—make sure your air conditioner is in good working order before you set out.

Call to make an appointment at Middletown Auto Tech for a “Trip Check” on your vehicle the week before you plan to take your trip. We will check those items mentioned above and more to make sure your vehicle is running safely for your travels.

If you are traveling a long distance, plan your trip for early in the morning or late in the evening. The weather is a bit cooler and will make it easier on your car’s engine.

Never leave children or pets unattended for any length of time in a car. A closed car can heat up to well over one hundred degrees in a very short period.

As always, it’s important to always wear your seat belt, drive the speed limit, and be alert.

Prepare yourself and your family for hot weather conditions:

  • Wear clothing appropriate for the heat by using light colored and natural fiber fabrics. If you will be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods of time, be sure to cover-up or to wear sunscreen.
  • Keep a cooler with chilled drinks on hand to ensure everyone remains hydrated. Water and tea are better options than sugary or heavy drinks.
  • Use window shades to protect small children in the back seat. Children are particularly sensitive to temperature extremes so take additional precautions to protect them. If you stop for any reason, never leave any child unattended in a vehicle, even if only for a few moments.

One Third Of Drivers Do not know what this light means

By Schrader

Such is the quandary faced by Schrader, a company that makes tire pressure monitoring systems, or TPMS for short. For the one out of three drivers that is, it’s the idiot light on your dashboard that looks like a little U with tire treads on the bottom. Oh.  That.

The TPMS icon illuminates when tire pressure in one or more of the vehicle’s tires is 25% below the manufacturer’s recommended amount. It became required by law in 2008, the direct result of the Ford Explorer debacle a decade ago in which rollover accidents were blamed on under-inflated Firestone tires. An outgrowth of the scandal was the finding that many people never check their tire pressure, putting their lives not to mention their gas mileage on the line because of under-inflation. Requiring a new idiot light seemed like an ideal solution.

Schrader says it conducted a survey at the start of the year that showed  46% of drivers couldn’t figure out that the little tire-tread icon was supposed to look like little tire treads. Whether they recognized the  icon or not, a third didn’t know what the tire-pressure monitoring  system is.

Another 14% thought the light was warning them that something else was  going wrong in their car but not tire  pressure.

Yet the survey found almost all, 96%, of drivers agree that driving with under-inflated tires is a serious safety issue, although only 44% said they regularly check their tire pressure.

Armed with its scary survey results, Schrader created a website:

The site, TPMSMadeSimple.com, is  designed to try to tell drivers about inflating their tires The  comprehensive site helps drivers understand the purpose and benefits of  TPMS, as well as what steps to take when the TPMS alert illuminates. The  site also explains the many economic and environmental benefits of  proper tire pressure.

Drivers can sometimes take it for granted that their vehicle’s four  tires are what keep them connected to the road,” says Carl Wacker,  a vice president for Schrader. “Just like seat belts and air bags, TPMS helps protect drivers when their safety is most at  risk.”