Knowledge is power when it comes to your car battery and electrical system. The more you know about it, the less likely you are to get stuck. Your car’s electrical system consists of the battery, starter and alternator. The battery provides juice to the starter. Then, the alternator gives that battery the energy it needs to keep powering your car. If one of these parts isn’t working right, your car won’t start or run well. Our expert technicians can perform a complete check, and they'll help you understand just what’s going on with your vehicle’s battery and electrical system. If it’s time, they’ll take steps so your car runs better and stronger.
Over the years, a “tune-up” has meant different things, but the basics of how a gasoline engine works haven’t changed. Clean gas and air need to be driven to your vehicle’s cylinders. That’s where combustion, initiated by a spark plug, creates the power to move your vehicle. Standard tune-up includes a spark plug replacement to revitalize your engine. Getting tune-ups in line with your manufacturer’s recommendations makes your engine easier to start, improves fuel economy, lowers emissions and restores lost power.
Your engine is a beautiful thing. With some gas, air and a spark, it powers you down the road. Treat it well and your car will go the distance. But remember, every engine has different needs. Its well–being also depends on other factors, such as how you drive. Our techs have the know–how to help you get the most out of your engine. Whether you come in for a Check Engine Light diagnostic, maintenance or repairs, you’ll get expert service and advice.
You press down on the accelerator pedal. Your car goes. But what happens when you apply the brakes? Does it stop straight and confidently, when and where you want it to? Can you depend on your brakes, or do you have brake problems? It’s inevitable: if you keep your vehicle long enough, you’ll need brake repair. We can diagnose your brake problems, and we explain options for brake repairs – ones that make sense for your vehicle and budget
There are times when you know your wheel alignment is off. Maybe your vehicle pulls to one side of the road. Perhaps your steering wheel is not straight up and down when your hands are positioned at 10 and 2. Or your tires might squeal when you’re turning. Then again, sometimes a wheel alignment problem is so subtle you can’t even feel it. Come see us for an alignment.
On a hot day, there's nothing like that refreshing blast of chilled air. But to keep you cool, all the right car parts need to be in good working order. Over time, seals, o-rings, and hoses wear, and fittings can become loose. The result? Refrigerant leaks, which take a toll on your comfort — and the environment. Worse yet, leaks can damage other components, like the compressor and evaporator. Early detection will save you time and money. We’re here to help
Your engine’s moving parts create some serious friction as you drive. And serious friction generates serious heat. Your car’s cooling system pumps coolant (a mix of water and antifreeze) through the engine chambers to absorb excess heat. And your radiator removes that excess heat, so that the coolant can keep circulating. This process keeps temperatures at safe levels, and it protects your engine from damage. A well-maintained cooling system is key to keeping your car running newer, stronger and longer
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Every day, your transmission works hard to keep you and your car on the go. Know what works just as hard? The fluid that lubricates all of the transmission’s moving parts. Over time, that fluid may get contaminated or lose the ability to keep your transmission performing at its peak. Your vehicle’s manufacturer is aware of this fact. So, they recommend getting your transmission flushed and a transmission fluid changed at specified maintenance intervals. This keeps your car running newer, longer.
Routine inspections and preventative car maintenance – a little love goes a long way when it comes to sustaining your ride. By following your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance intervals, the rewards are clear: you alleviate performance-robbing symptoms, prevent unwelcome, potentially serious damage to your vehicle and minimize costly future repairs.
Regular maintenance keeps your vehicle at the top of its game.
When you slack on maintenance, components – like filters – become dirty and impair your car’s performance. Dirty fuel injectors, if not cleaned or replaced, experience reduced flow and dwindling MPGs. Spark plugs, too, head south, ushering in sluggish acceleration, deficient fuel economy and a jerky, inconsistent energy supply. And if you don’t keep up with exchanging system fluids? Your vital car parts can lack proper lubrication needed to cool and protect them.