The transmission is the component that helps to move the car when you want to accelerate. If you press the gas and the car doesn’t seem to pull like normal you may have a transmission issue that should be checked further. Transmission fluid is usually a bright red color when it is new and over time it breaks down/ gets dirty and turns brown or black. It is a good idea to service the transmission fluid and filter every 50,000 miles. If you do have a transmission failure or malfunction we can replace or repair it when required.
Have a hole in your tire? We can repair or replace your leaking or flat tires. Tire rotation and wheel balance prolongs the life of your tires, saving you money and maintains steering performance.
The timing belt is an internal engine belt that controls the movements of the parts inside the engine. It is extremely important to change the belt when it is recommended to prevent engine failure or a breakdown. Not every car has a timing belt but we will let you know if your car does and when it needs to be replaced. We always replace them as a kit that includes a water pump, belt tensioner, and any other pulleys that ride on the belt.
he suspension system is vital to the safety and ride quality of the vehicle. it consists of shocks, struts, and springs. Having worn out suspension parts can cause costly problems with the tires and brakes by wearing them out much quicker. Shocks and struts should be replaced if they show signs of problems or around 75,000-100,000 miles.
The battery, starter, and alternator all work together to help start the vehicle and keep it running once it is started. Batteries last around 4 to 5 years depending driving habits and weather conditions. We inspect the battery, alternator and starter at each oil change to help prevent you from getting stranded. Stop in for a system checkup if your car is having trouble starting.
Each manufacturer publishes a list of repairs and items that should be checked at certain intervals that is specific to each model year and type of car. We highly suggest keeping up with the recommended services because we see that well maintained cars last much longer with far fewer unexpected breakdowns than a car that is not maintained. We will let you know if your car is due for any scheduled maintenance items.
The power steering system helps make it easier to turn your steering wheel. If it is difficult to turn the wheel or you are hearing any whining noise from under the hood, you may have a power steering issue. We can accurately diagnose and repair the problem to get you back on the road. It is also important to flush power steering fluid at the recommended mileage interval to keep future problems to a minimum.
We perform one of the most thorough and informative pre-purchase inspections in the industry. When making a large investment such as a vehicle purchase you want to make the most educated and informed decisions possible. By using our digital vehicle inspection system we are able to show you, through high quality pictures, about the condition of your vehicle, and provide a written estimate for any work needed.
We recommend changing your oil every 3,000 with conventional oil or up to 5,000 miles with synthetic oil. It is very important to change the oil within these intervals to help prevent engine damage which can be extremely expensive. Oil breaks down over time and will not lubricate the engine as well as it needs to. We also give your car an inspection at each oil change to help you know what repairs are needed now or in the future to help you plan your budget.
Headlights are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. Making sure you can see the road properly at night or in stormy weather is critical. Many times headlight assemblies can become cloudy or hazy. We can usually polish these lights for a very small cost compared with replacing them and greatly improve your safety.
Many cars have two air filters; one for the engine and one for the cabin of the car. Both filters should be changed every 15,000 miles. It is important to have clean air going into the engine to help it last as long as possible. The cabin air filter filters the air that you breath inside the car and often times are very dirty after 15,000 miles.
Engines are designed to last for a very long time but depending on driving conditions and maintenance that was performed, engines still fail occasionally. We diagnose engine problems and perform complete engine replacement if needed.
Many problems with cars include some type of electrical component. From your window button not working to complex wiring issues our Master Technicians can fix it all.
We service fluids for the differentials and transfer case at the interval provided by the manufacturer. We also replace or rebuild differentials and other driveline parts when needed.
We diagnose problems that turn on the check engine light and any other lights that are on the dash. When the check engine light is on, the car is telling you that there is some type of problem and it should diagnosed as soon as possible to help prevent other problems from arising. We have the top of the line testing equipment and the most highly skilled technicians to get to the bottom of what is causing the light to be on.
The cooling system is very important and consists of the radiator, water pump, hoses, heater core, and multiple other engine parts. We recommend flushing the coolant at the specified interval from the manufacturer to help prevent failure of the parts within the cooling system. The cooling system helps regulate the engine temperature and ensures proper heating in cold weather. We inspect the condition of those parts and recommend replacing any worn or leaking parts when necessary.
Brakes wear out at different stages depending on driving habits so we recommend checking the brakes once a year. We service all types of brake systems to ensure your vehicles safety. Make sure to schedule an appointment for a brake system check if you hear noise when you brake or if the brake pedal feels different than normal.
The drive belts on the engine typically last around 5 years. The belt runs the accessories on the engine like the alternator, power steering, and water pump. They wear down and can cause squeaking. We check for any cracking on the belts to prevent untimely and costly breaks downs before your left on the side of the road.
Whether your windshield is chipped or shattered, we can fix it. Glass is very strong but when it has chips or cracks the safety becomes compromised. We work with most insurance companies. Call for details.
Keeping your family comfortable while traveling is important to all of us. Typically, air conditioning systems should keep the entire vehicle cool within a few minutes of driving. The air conditioner also removes moisture from the air when using the defrost feature. If your A/C is not blowing as cold as you would like or the defroster is not working well our qualified technicians are sure to find to the solution.
Wheel alignment is important to ensure that your tires wear out evenly and last as long as they were designed. We perform wheel alignments when we replace front end steering and suspension parts. Schedule an appointment to check your alignment if your car pulls to one side or if the steering wheel is off center.