Midway Auto formally known as B & J Auto Salvage located in Linn Creek, Missouri at 619 Midway Drive Phone (573) 346-7299

Bud Hanks is back and business is back to normal at the New Auto and Truck Repair Facility and Salvage Yard. * We are not closed but reopened with our new name and business MIDWAY AUTO in 2014

Automotive and Truck Services

Diagnosing The Problem of your vehicle is like taking it to the doctor. Bud Hanks is like the Vehicle Doctor after many years working for others he has over 50 years in the automotive industry .

Car trouble symptoms can indicate minor or major problems with your vehicle. This glossary of terms should help you identify your vehicle's symptom and assist you when discussing your concerns with our ACE Certified Service technician.



Brake fade

Stopping distance seems to increase, causing longer braking distance, similar to braking at high speeds

Low brake pedal

Brake pedal must be pushed unusually far to engage brakes

Brake pedal pulsation

Brake pedal fluctuates while brakes are applied


Vehicle has a tendency to move right or left when brakes are applied; brakes engage suddenly when applying steady pressure to brake pedal



Cuts out

Temporary complete loss of power. Engine quits at irregular intervals. May occur repeatedly or intermittently, usually under heavy acceleration.


Mild to severe pings, usually worse under acceleration. Sounds like popcorn popping.


Engine runs after ignition switch is turned off. Runs unevenly and may make knocking noises.


Momentary lack of response as accelerator is pressed. Can occur at any speed. Usually most severe when starting from complete stop. May cause engine to stall.


Pulsation or jerking that change with engine speed. Exhaust has a steady spitting sound at idle or low speed. Not normally felt above 30 mph.

Rough idle

Engine runs unevenly at idle. Car may also shake.


Engine delivers limited power under load or at high speed. Won't accelerate as fast as normal. Loses speed going up hills. Vehicle has less speed than normal.


Little or no increase in speed when accelerator is pushed down. Continuing to push pedal down will eventually give an increase in speed.


Engine stops running or dies out. May occur at idle or while driving.


Vehicle speeds up and slows down with no change on accelerator pedal. Can occur at any speed.


Steering & Handling



Suspension moves to extreme end of travel and hits compression bumpers. Feels like a heavy thud.

Excessive play

Steering wheel must be turned unusually far before vehicle responds.

Hard steering

Vehicle difficult to steer, especially during parking situations or when first started.


Vehicle moves to one side when steering wheel is released.


Rapid side-to-side motion of both front wheels felt in steering wheel.


Mushy or spongy ride; vehicle takes a long time to recover from bumps in the road.


Vehicle shakes.


Vehicle meanders, requiring frequent steering adjustments to maintain direction.

Odors & Stains


Antifreeze or coolant leak

Sweet odor, usually accompanied by steam from under the hood.

Axle leaks

Black stains with heavy, thick consistency.

Burning oil

Thick, heavy odor, sometimes accompanied by smoke from under the hood or from the exhaust.

Coolant streaks

Yellow, green, pink, or orange stains that are lighter and thinner than oil.

Crankcase, oil, power-steering fluid leaks

Brownish stains

Electric short

Acrid odor, like burned toast


Continuous, heavy sulfur odor-like rotten eggs

Overheated brakes or clutch

Burning rubber odor


Hot, metallic odor usually accompanied by antifreeze/coolant odor.

Transmission oil leaks

Reddish stains

At Midway Auto we have ACE master certified and trained technicians that can expertly repair and maintain any make or model vehicle. Feel confident bringing your vehicle to our family owned and run establishment, we take care of your car like it is our car.

Below is an overview of the services and solutions Midway Auto provides. At Midway Auto , we have been serving Miller and Camden County and surrounding cities at the Missouri Lake of the Ozarks, Camdenton, Linn Creek, Osage Beach, Eldon, Sunrise Beach, and more  since 1983 and aim to provide the same convenient, quality service that has made us a leader in the auto repair and auto parts and part finder and salvage business industry

We are not recyclers who buy metal by the ton. You deserve more for your vehicle and we give you honest prices. Call us or stop by and show us a picture. ( Currently I have been doing auto and truck repair since regaining my former business location of  B & J Auto Salvage and we are now called Midwest Auto . We cherish our former and new customers. We provide oil changes and we are environmentally friendly and will dispose of your used oil free.  Keep our ground water and soil safe. Recycle station free to the public of used motor/cooking oils. Please call Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Phone 573 346-7299

At Midway Auto we have certified and trained technicians that can expertly repair and maintain any make or model vehicle. Feel confident bringing your vehicle to our family owned and run establishment, we take care of your car like our car .

If at anytime, while you are browsing through our services section, you have a question related to any of our services don't hesitate to call us at 573 346-7299 or send us an
e-mail at midwayauto@live.com.

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