GENERAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES
OIL CHANGE, LUBE & FILTER
With every oil and filter change we also perform free battery testing, as well as inspect any safety or liability concerns. It’s important not to prolong or skip oil changes. Due to the excess dust and heat it’s important to have your vehicle serviced regularly.
BATTERY TESTING & REPLACEMENT
We provide a free battery test with every service. Here are the three key components of an auto electrical system:
BATTERY: When the engine is off, the battery provides the required power to the rest of the system, as well as during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power from the charging system during periods of high demand.
CHARGING SYSTEM: This is the heart of the electrical system. It consists of three main components: the belt-driven alternator, various electrical circuits, and a voltage regulator. The alternator supplies power to the electrical system and recharges the battery after your car has started. Just like it sounds, the voltage regulator controls the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the electrical system.
STARTING SYSTEM: This system consumes more electrical power than any other in your car. The starting system consists of three components which work in tandem: the ignition switch, the starter relay or solenoid, and the starter motor. The ignition switch controls the starter solenoid, which activates the starter motor. The starter motor then turns the engine until your car starts.
BELTS & HOSE INSPECTION
Heat can cause some serious wear and tear to belts and hoses. Exposure to heat, vibration and contamination makes belts and hoses wear out faster than any other components in your car. Damaged belts can cause mechanical parts to cease functioning properly, as well as cause safety concerns. Damaged hoses cause leaks, resulting in wasted fluids and messy spills in you driveway and garage.
Our Belts & Hose Inspections includes the inspection of the following components: Drive Belts for Alternator, Water Pump for engine cooling, Power Steering Pump, Air Conditioning Compressor, Radiator Cooling Fan | Hoses for Radiator and Heater, Fuel Hose and Power Steering Hose.
COOLING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
The radiator, coolant, water pump, thermostat and fans are all incredibly important parts that keep your vehicle cool and prevent overheating. The engine generates a large amount of heat, and liquid coolant is responsible for flowing through the engine to collect the heat and move it to the radiator where the fans provide the airflow that cools the fluid. The coolant is usually a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. The antifreeze is important to keep the fluid from freezing in cold temperatures, and it has properties that fight corrosion in the cooling system.
When the coolant fluid is old it is no longer able to fight corrosion and this results in rust and sludge building up inside the cooling system. This corrosion damages the water pump and thermostat, and it restricts flow to the radiator which in turn reduces its ability to remove heat from the coolant.
When the cooling system isn’t serviced the damage builds up over time and causes your car or truck to overheat and possibly cause damage to the engine. Repairing a radiator and other cooling parts can be costly and time consuming. Replacing the coolant according to the manufacturers required maintenance schedule is inexpensive and a great way to avoid being stranded in the summer heat.
FACTORY REQUIRED MAINTENANCE
The car’s service manual is the best way to learn how to maintain your car. We only recommend that work be done when a part needs to be repaired or when the service manual indicates that factory required maintenance is required. Car owners usually become aware of the need for routine maintenance at certain mileage intervals. These intervals are described in the owner’s manual or in our car maintenance section.
An independent mechanic may perform routine maintenance and repairs on your vehicle. In fact, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which is enforced by the FTC, makes it illegal for manufacturers or dealers to claim that your warranty is void or to deny coverage under your warranty simply because someone other than the dealer did the work.
Our Engine Tune-Up Services Includes: Brakes | Oil and other fluids | Lights | Tires | Filters |
Spark plugs | Emissions.