At <dealer name>, we are dedicated to providing high-quality services that keep your car running smoothly and safely on the road. Serving the <city, state> area, our family-owned and operated business offers a wide range of automotive services that meet the unique needs of our customers. Whether you need routine maintenance, such as oil changes and brake inspections, or more complex services, like engine and transmission repairs, our team of experienced technicians has the knowledge and expertise to handle any issue you may encounter. We also offer a variety of tire options to ensure that you have the right tires for your vehicle and driving needs. Trust us to keep your car in top condition, so you can enjoy a safe and reliable journey every time.
Stay cool no matter how hot it is outside your car. A properly maintained air conditioning system can help keep you comfortable on hot summer days. Did you know that a properly functioning A/C system is also instrumental in helping to defrost your windshield on those cold, damp winter days as well? A properly functioning A/C system helps to dehumidify the air passing through the defrosting system enabling your windows to quickly clear and stay fog free. If your AC system is blowing intermittent warm and cold air, or just warm air, it needs to be inspected for potential repairs.
The air filter provides your engine with clean air to mix with the fuel and give your car the power it needs to drive. Dirty air filters limit the amount of air that gets to the engine causing a decrease in usable power. What you may not know, is that a dirty, plugged air filter can cause big problems with power and fuel efficiency. Your air filter should be checked at least every 12 months or 12,000 miles (19,000 kilometers).
A vehicle alignment brings the car's suspension into the proper vehicle manufacturer's specification by adjusting components so that the wheels are aligned with each other and the road surface. A proper alignment squares the car's wheels and axles with each other so that they are moving in the same direction. <dealer name> offers state-of-the-art alignment equipment in and around <city, state> and can handle all sorts of car, truck, and SUV wheels alignments, either 2-wheel or 4-wheel alignments.
Most people know that it’s the battery that allows your vehicle to be started. Many people are not aware that once your car is running, it is your alternator that takes care of running all of the systems on your car that require electricity. The alternator is responsible for keeping the battery charged. If your alternator fails, the battery’s reserve power will quickly be depleted causing your car to stall or fail to start. If you suspect a problem with your starting or charging system, have <dealer name> test and replace it today.
A bad battery will usually cause your car not to start, but in extreme failures, it can cause your car to die on the road. Extreme weather conditions such as heat or freezing cold temperatures can cause a weak battery to fail. Have your battery tested to check its performance. If the results indicate your battery needs replacement, <dealer name> can quickly provide a suitable replacement.
Your serpentine belt and timing belts all help your engine run at peak efficiency. They play a critical role in the proper operation of your cooling system, air conditioning system, charging system and more. The engine's hoses deliver fluids to keep the engine running properly. Both can degrade over time making them less effective and old hoses can become cracked and dry rotted, causing them to squeal or break. The typical life span of a belt or hose is seldom over 5 years. Your friends at <dealer name> can inspect your belts and hoses and tell you if they need replacement.
Your brakes are vital to your safety while driving. Modern ABS systems need regular inspections to make sure operations are still running smoothly. If you're experiencing brake symptoms such as a squealing or grinding noise, a pulsating brake pedal, an abnormal amount of brake pedal travel, or a red brake light indicator, it is time to have your brakes checked as soon as possible. At <dealer name>, we can quickly and professionally solve your problem and get you back on the road safely.
Your car’s cooling system is designed to bring your vehicle up to operating temperature quickly while preventing it from running too hot. If any components of your cooling system are not operating correctly, your car may run too cool causing poor performance and fuel economy while polluting the air around it. It may also cause the engine to run too hot and overheat causing possible severe engine damage. If you have concerns about the proper operation of your cooling system, have it inspected and serviced today at <dealer name>.
Many trucks and cars today use engines that run on diesel fuel. While these engines are generally more fuel efficient and reliable than their gas counter parts, they do require specialized maintenance to keep them running smoothly. Regular maintenance to the engine oil and filter, fuel filter, and water separator are critical in keeping your diesel operating as smoothly as the day it was built. <dealer name> has the tools, equipment, and expertise necessary to keep your diesel car or light truck running at its best.
The differential in your car takes the power your engine makes and turns into motion transferred to your wheels. AWD/4WD vehicles may have multiple differentials or a transfer case and a differential to send power to all 4 wheels. Maintenance is paramount to keep this system working properly. Noise coming from the differential can be a signal that your differential fluid may need serviced, or it can be a sign of worn gears and/or bearing due to regular wear and tear. <dealer name> can quickly diagnose and correct these types of issues.
The check engine lamp can signal a variety of issues. The lights you should pay close attention to are check oil/oil level low, oil pressure low, and check engine. However, if any dash lights continue to stay on after you start the engine it is time for you to contact us for an engine diagnostics service. Typically when light switches stay on in the dash it is the first sign of engine problems. <dealer name> can run complete engine diagnostics test and take care of your engine repairs.
At <dealer name>, we know how inconvenient a flat tire can be. Tires can lose air for many reasons including a punctured tire, a corroded rim, a leaky valve stem, or a cracked wheel. If you do experience a flat or low tire, come to a stop in a safe place as quickly as possible. If you are stranded on the roadside, turn on your flashers and raise your hood. Remember, driving for even a very short distance on a deflated tire will damage the tire beyond repair. Trust your friends at <dealer name> to fix or replace a tire and get you back on the road quickly.
In order to keep your vehicle running smoothly, it is important to check your fluid levels regularly. It is important to check fluids such as coolant, engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Your car is a big investment. Checking the fluid levels and condition regularly helps safeguard against breakdown, mechanical damage, and even possible accidents. Let <dealer name> examine and change your fluid levels today.
Many of today’s cars and light trucks employ the use of all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. While each manufacturer may have a different system for providing power to all four wheels, they all use some sort of differential or transfer case to get the power from front to rear and left to right. Some common symptoms of four-wheel drive failure include illuminated dash indicators, failure to lock the front and rear together, shaking and vibration, or ominous sounding noises when engaged. If you think you have a problem with your four-wheel wheel or all-wheel drive system, trust the experts at <dealer name> to quickly and accurately diagnose and repair the problem.
Lifting your truck, sport utility vehicle, jeep, etc. a few inches can really help in certain situations like off-road trails and can add a unique and appealing look to your vehicle. Giving your truck a small lift can help improve performance and power. Lifting your vehicle will allow you more flexibility in what you do with your vehicle like allowing for larger tire fitments. Not only can you drive on the highway like every other vehicle, a lift kit can help your vehicle perform better when driving through mud, sand and water. Come see the lift kit experts at <dealer name> today!
A vehicle's exhaust system removes all of the harmful gases and material from an engine and cleans as much of it as possible before exiting through the exhaust pipe at the rear of the vehicle. Maintaining that system is essential to a car in good running order. If your vehicle is loud, lacks power, or has an emissions light indicating a catalytic converter problem, your exhaust system is likely the problem. The experts at <dealer name> can quickly identify and resolve the problem in a timely, cost efficient manner.
Changing your vehicle’s oil routinely is one of the most important things you can do to promote long-term vehicle performance. As you drive, the oil pump circulates oil into your oil filter and throughout your engine. The oil filter cleans dirt and deposits out of the oil, keeping your engine clean and protected. As time passes, the oil filter will begin to get clogged with this debris and will no longer be able to keep the oil clean for the engine. Most manufacturers recommend changing the oil between 3,000 and 5,000 miles to ensure long life and maximum performance. At <dealer name>, we understand the importance of an oil change.
Many parts on your vehicle have a limited-service life and need to be serviced at pre-determined intervals. Regular preventive maintenance is likely the single most important thing you can do to keep your car running safely and efficiently. Routine services like oil changes, tire pressure checks, and scheduled inspections are a great way to keep your car running properly and catch problems before they become serious. At <dealer name>, we have the tools and expertise to properly service your vehicle on a regular basis.
Your vehicle’s steering and suspension are designed to create maximum traction between your tires and the road. Steering and suspension systems are key safety components and should be inspected annually or if you are experiencing problems such as uneven tire wear, excessive noise vibration or bouncing, loss of contact with the road, or have symptoms of the vehicle not wanting to track straight down the road. If you need your suspension checked, let the qualified technicians at <dealer name> quickly identify any problems you may have.
When your car rolls down the road, it is imperative that your tires be in proper balance. Out of balance tires will wear quicker and possibly cause symptoms such as vibration or a shaking sensation in the seat or steering wheel. It is recommended that tires be balanced every 15,000 miles or 24,000 kilometers to ensure maximum tire life and smooth, quiet operation. The tire professionals at <dealer name> can quickly and affordably care for all your tire needs.
Today's tires last longer and are less prone to dangerous blowouts than older tires. They are also better at maintaining contact with the road and can even help a car's performance. Your tires need to be changed at the very least every 6 years. The rubber in the tires dries out over time. This can lead to cracking, greater stress on the tire's infrastructure and catastrophic failure. A great drive starts with properly installed tires! At <dealer name> we have professionally trained staff on hand to provide the best tires and tire installation in the industry.
Your tire pressure monitoring system, often referred to as TPMS, is an electronic system designed to monitor the air pressure in your tires. This system uses real time tire pressure information to alert you if there is a tire pressure problem. If your tire pressure drops to an unsafe level, it will alert you via a light or warning message. It's also recommended that sensors be replaced or properly serviced when new tires are installed. At <dealer name> we have the tools, equipment, training and knowledge to properly service or diagnose your Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
While you drive, your tires wear at different rates due to steering. The most notable wear occurs on the front tires. Regular tire rotation can keep the wear on your tires even, improving fuel economy, ensuring proper handling, and extending the life of your tires. Depending on the vehicle, your tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. The tire experts at <dealer name> can quickly and professionally rotate your tires at your convenience.
Transmissions are far more technological than ever before. They are computerized for enhanced smoothness, performance, and efficiency. Maintaining them is essential for increased reliability and longer life. They are so sophisticated that they have become fully integrated into the engine performance system. These advancements in technology have made properly diagnosing and servicing transmissions more important and complex than ever. At <dealer name> we have the OEM quality diagnostic tools, along with properly trained, experienced technicians, that are qualified to get the job done right.
Today a tune up refers to just about any combination of events that cause a car to run poorly. Items such as distributor less ignition, computerized engine controls, and fuel injection have completely changed the needs of the modern car. While things like spark plugs, filters and fluids still need to be replaced at regular intervals to keep your car running problem-free, most other components are now likely to last the life of the car. If your car is running poorly or has a warning indicator on the dash, trust the pros at <dealer name> to pinpoint the problem. We have the tools, equipment and trained experienced technicians to solve the problem quickly and efficiently.
Regular vehicle inspections have the potential to save you hundreds, or even thousands, on costly repairs in the future. If you are concerned about the safety and road worthiness of your car or light truck, schedule a maintenance inspection. Vehicle inspections by ASE Certified technicians will help to spot potential problem areas in your car. <dealer name> has the experience and skills to tackle any issue with your car and get you back on the road, problem-free.
<dealer name> has a full selection of windshield wiper blades ready to be installed on your vehicle. We have every size, so they are guaranteed to fit and work perfectly every time.