We know its important to you to have your car back in a quick and timely fashion, so most repairs are completed within one work day. Most of our customers drop their car off before work, and return to pick it up after the work day is finished.
OIL CHANGE SERVICE
Short drives and infrequent oil changes are two factors that lead to formation of sludge in an engine. This gelling of the oil can cause premature engine failure. Oil change intervals depend on the type of driving done. If most of the driving is open highway with little stop and go the interval could be 5000-7500 miles. But if the driving done is short trips and or stop and go, the oil should be changed every 3000 miles or 6 months whichever comes first. Some vehicles use a monitoring program that lets the computer say when to change the oil. Every oil change includes a 12 point inspection, top up of fluids and set tire pressures.
If your car is not running properly, won’t start or has a ‘check engine’ light on, you will need some diagnostics. This procedure first communicates with your car’s computer to find out what the computer thinks is wrong. We then verify component failure to make sure the computer is not simply confused. After determining the cause of your problem, we will recommend the necessary repairs. Our cars are becoming mobile computer systems and the diagnostics process is becoming more complicated with every new model. Our experienced technicians and state-of-the-art equipment will help to fix your problem.
COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE
Engine coolant loses some of its protective qualities after a period of time. This is why you should replace the engine coolant at 30,000 mile intervals if your engine has the traditional coolant (the green stuff) and 60,000 mile intervals for most extended life coolants (the red stuff). Some manufacturers will state 100,000 mile intervals for extended life coolant but in reality it should be replaced more often. When this service is performed, the entire cooling system is inspected to determine if hoses or other components need replacement. Coolant hoses are recommended to be replaced every 4 years, regardless of how many miles they have on them.
SUSPENSION \ SHOCKS \ STRUTS
By replacing the shocks and struts on your vehicle you can maintain the ride quality, handling characteristics and performance of your automobile. Shocks and struts wear out very gradually and most people can’t feel the difference until they are replaced and the ride and handling is firm and crisp. Any time a shock or strut is leaking it is impossible for it to do its job properly and should be replaced. On most vehicles, when the front struts are replaced an alignment should also be performed.
We first perform a complete inspection of the braking system. Without doing this, we cannot adequately determine what your car really needs or how much it will cost. Our technicians can repair all braking systems including the newer anti-lock brake systems. Each car requires different components to repair the braking system so please schedule an appointment to have your brakes inspected.