Maintenance

Here are some of the ways we can help you drive a little smarter.

      BRAKES

 

The only thing better than a car that goes is a car that stops. Which is why we offer free brake inspections. Routine inspections keep your vehicle stopping safer, longer. How often you have to change your brakes depends on a lot of things: driving conditions, rotor thickness, quality of brake pads, and more. A routine brake inspection with every other oil change makes certain that your braking system is safe. If you wait too long between services, you might have to get your brake rotors machined or even replaced, which gets expensive. So stop in for routine brake check-ups before you can’t stop anymore.

      A/C

 

Keep your cool with regular A/C maintenance. Car A/C systems have been around since the 1930s, removing the humidity and cooling the interior of your car using three main parts: the compressor, condenser, and evaporator. With your windows up and A/C on, you can increase your highway fuel efficiency by at least 20 percent, which saves you time and money

      WHEELS & SUSPENSION

 

Your car’s suspension system is part of the chassis, which is comprised of all the parts on the underbelly of your car (shocks, struts, coil & leaf springs, and more). All of these parts have been helping smooth out bumpy rides for centuries, starting with horse-drawn carriages. Routine inspections help to maintain these important suspension parts so that you can enjoy a smoother ride and avoid costly repairs down the road. Wheel alignments, for example, help your tires last longer, saving you from purchasing a new set too often.

      OIL CHANGE
 

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It picks up dirt, particles and other impurities and deposits them in the oil filter to keep your engine clean. Routine oil changes keep all the moving parts moving, and cut down on friction to cool the motor so your vehicle keeps running longer.

 

      COOLANT FLASH
 

With large swaths of North America experiencing winter’s deep freeze keeping your car’s cooling system in order is critically important. Old,

worn-out coolant won’t protect against temperature extremes as well as fresh stuff will. Also, if you’ve never flushed out you vehicle’s cooling system it can be full of gunk and corrosion, which can plug the tiny openings in the radiator or block a thermostat, resulting in overheating.

 

       TRANSMISSION FLUID         & FILTER CHANGE

Drivers that want to maximize their savings and do a whole lot of good for their vehicle can change its automatic transmission fluid and filter. Self-shifting gearboxes are some of the most complicated components found in modern cars and trucks. A clean, fresh supply of fluid is absolutely necessary to keep these components functioning properly.

With good instructions, a decent selection of hand tools and some patience you can change your vehicle’s transmission fluid and filter. Some manufacturers claim to offer transmissions that are “filled for life” but this is a little suspicious. Changing the fluid and filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles cannot hurt and will most likely add years and tens

of thousands of miles to your car or truck’s life expectancy.

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