• Air Conditioning/heating • Axles & C.V. boots • Batteries • Belts & Hoses • Brake Services • Carburetors • Clutch replacement • Cooling System Repairs • Computer Diagnostic Service • Electrical Repairs • Engine Service/Overhaul • Fuel injection Service • Pre-Purchase Inspections • Preventive Maintenance • Rear Differentials • Scheduled Factory Services • Shocks & Struts • Starters/Alternators • Suspension Repairs • Timing Belts • Tune-ups • Transmission Service
The manufacturer creates detailed maintenance schedules outlining specific operations to be performed on various components and systems. This is done at different mileage intervals to ensure proper operation and prevent premature wear.
A complete brake job should restore the vehicle's brake system and braking performance to good-as-new condition. Anything less would be an incomplete brake job. Brake components that should be replaced will obviously depend upon the age, mileage and wear.
The emissions malfunction indicator on pre OBD II vehicles (most models prior to 1996) is known on some models as the "Check Engine", "Power Loss", "Service Engine Now", or "Service Engine Soon" light. This light is intended to alert the operator when there is a failure in the system that may cause an increase of harmful emissions. The light illuminates when the ignition key is in the ON position and the engine is OFF; this is to functionally test the system and check the bulb.
Fuel injectors because of their construction, tend to "gum up" after 15,000 to 30,000 miles of driving. Fuel spraying from the injector must pass through a very small opening in the discharge nozzle. This is necessary to create a cone-shaped spray pattern that breaks the fuel up into a fine mist for proper atomization. This is why it is necessary to clean fuel injectors to keep them spraying optimally and avoid early replacement of a failing injector.
Timing belts have replaced timing chains on many of today's engines. Both belts and chains ensure that crankshaft, pistons, and valves operate together in proper sequence. Belts are lighter.
When a timing belt breaks, the engine stops. Replace belts before this occurs. Most manufacturers provide a suggested service life and replacement schedule for this critical component.quieter, and more efficient than chains.
Manufacturers know that a properly maintained car will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and increase your satisfaction with their product. Car makers and owners also have a responsibility to make sure emission controls receive regular service and are functioning properly. Regular maintenance helps accomplish these goals by keeping your engine running efficiently and eliminating potential problems that may leave you stranded.
Electronic ignition, computerized engine controls, and electronic fuel injection have eliminated many adjustments that were once part of a "traditional" tune-up. Most would agree that a tune-up today is a preventive maintenance service and engine performance check.
Unlike some steering and suspension components, there is no significant difference in wear rates between left and right shocks or struts. If one shock or strut has failed, chances are its companion also needs to be replaced.
Replacing coolant on a regular basis will prolong the life of the radiator and other cooling system components. Most new car maintenance schedules call for coolant changes every three years or 50,000 miles. Many professional mechanics consider that too long and recommend every two years or 24,000 miles.