Automotive Services and State Inspections in Harrisburg, PA

At Don's Performance Corner we are a multi faceted company. We offer the following services and more. When in doubt call us, if it is auto related, we can probably do it.

Why Choose Don's Performance Corner?

  • Friendly & Courteous Staff
  • Convenient Night Drop and Early Bird Drop Off
  • Free Check Engine Scan
  • No Appointment Necessary
  • Warranty on Parts and Services
  • Over 40 Years of Experience
  • It Couldn't be Easier

Additional Services

  • Air Conditioning Service and Repair
  • Alignments (2 and 4 wheel)
  • Alternators and Starters
  • Axles
  • Batteries and Charging System Service
  • Brake Work and Resurfacing of Drums and Rotors
  • Free Check Engine Scan
  • Clutch Work and Resurfacing of Flywheels
  • Engine Rebuilding
  • Machining of Heads and Head Gasket Repairs
  • Timing Chains and Belts
  • Heating and A/C Service
  • Replacement of Belts and Hoses
  • Muffler and Exhaust Work
  • Lube, Oil, and Filter Service
  • Radiator Repair, Replace, and Flush
  • Shocks and Suspension Work
  • and Much, Much More!

Pre-Purchase Inspections

We do a Pre-Purchase inspection for used car buyers. Although we don't have a crystal ball to know everything, a more experienced set of eyes checking out the car could save you thousands of dollars when buying a previously enjoyed car.

Engine Repair & Replacement

The engine is considered the heart of your vehicle. A strong, healthy engine powers nearly every system of the vehicle. Most people know your engine makes your car go, but most don't understand how or why it affects everything else. First of all, the transmission is connected to your engine, and that is what makes your car move forward and backward. The alternator is connected to your engine by various wires and belts, and it transmits electricity throughout your car to operate headlights, air conditioning, stereo system, etc. The water pump circulates antifreeze through the radiator and your engine to disburse heat from the engine as well as provide heat to the interior of your car. Maintaining proper function of all of these parts is essential to the lifespan and performance of your engine.
Engine — Harrisburg Auto Shop in Harrisburg, PA
Engine oil keeps the bearings, pistons, and crankshaft of your engine moving freely, helping to pick up any dirt built up from the combustion cycle. It is very important to check your oil levels and change your oil regularly. An engine that is out of or low on oil will end up getting locked up as the moving parts get hot and start seizing up. Keeping this in mind, it is important to understand that any oil, antifreeze, or other fluid leaks in your vehicle must be handled right away to prevent further damage.

If you have a check engine light appear on your dash, this too needs to be checked and resolved quickly. A “CHECK ENGINE” light can indicate any number of issues. The light could come on simply because you forgot to replace your gas cap after filling up or because your gas cap stopped pressurizing and venting the tank as required. In less severe cases, the “CHECK ENGINE” light will be steady and should be checked as soon as possible. If the “CHECK ENGINE” light is FLASHING, this typically indicates a serious problem with your engine or transmission. In this case, you should stop driving your car immediately and bring it in for a diagnostic scan. At Don's Performance Corner, Inc., we offer a FREE “CHECK ENGINE” diagnostic scan and road test. No appointment is necessary.
The Bottom Line is, you drive your car every day and you know how it acts. If you notice unusual noises or smells, or you feel any vibrations in your steering wheel, don't ignore it. Bring your car in and we will check it out for you. It's better to be safe than sorry.

Whatever your needs we can help. We are fully equipped to repair your existing engine or install a used or remanufactured engine. All Remanufactured Engines come with a 3 year, 100,000 mile warranty.

We have a complete automotive Machine Shop as well. We can perform any and all machining services—from Block and Head work to complete Live Engine Testing (Dyno Services).

Performance Work & Dyno Services

As far back as the 1970s, Don has been involved with racing in nearly all forms. From local sprint cars to national level ¼ mile Pro series racing, he holds championships in Pro Street 6 years in a row with his “POPEYE” Trans AM. Racing and winning is in his blood.
A Proud 2015 Sponsor of Cale Reigle in his IMCA 305 Race Saver Sprint Car.
Race Saver Engine — Harrisburg Auto Shop in Harrisburg, PA
Call (717) 564-7004 for more information about:
  • 305 Race Saver Engine Packages
  • Dyno Jet 248X Chassis Dyno Services
  • Superflow Power Mark 2500 HP Engine Dyno Services
For a complete list of Automotive Machining Services, Call or request a Brochure.

We are the only northeast dealer for J & J Racing Sprint car chassis and components, Call Don or Pat for details. Look for our trailer at our local tracks.