If you just need an oil change, an entire engine replaced or you have an electrical problem that is driving you crazy, our shop has the solution for your auto maintenance and repair needs.
Our services include:
- Electronic Fuel Injection Service and Repairs
- Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
- Anti-lock Brake System Service and Repairs
- Power Window and Door Lock Repair
- Transmission Service and Repairs
- Engine Service and Repairs
- Brake Service and Repairs
- Cooling System (Radiator) Service
- Tire Sales, Mounting and Balancing
- Steering and Suspension Service
- Pre-purchase Vehicle Evaluations
- Air Conditioning Service and Repairs
A typical brake job includes replacing the brake linings (new disc brake pads and shoes), resurfacing the rotors and drums, adding fresh brake fluid and bleeding the system, and inspecting/replacing any other worn components. If rotors or drums are worn beyond safe limits, they can’t be resurfaced and must be replaced. Leaky disc brake calipers, drum brake wheel cylinders or the master cylinder should be rebuilt or replaced.
Computerized engine control systems have a certain amount of built-in self-diagnostic capability to detect problems that affect engine performance and emissions. The same is true for the antilock brake system and other onboard systems that are computer controlled. When a fault is detected, the computer will store a diagnostic trouble code in its memory and illuminate the “Check Engine” light. On some vehicles, the computer can be put into a special diagnostic mode by grounding certain terminals on a diagnostic connector. This will cause the Check Engine or other lights to flash out the fault code. On many vehicles, though, a scan tool must be plugged into the computer system to access and read the codes.
We have the latest version of the diagnostic software for the majority of vehicles. This enables us to test and perform high-end diagnostics on the latest vehicle models. The areas diagnosed include Engine, Airbags, ABS, Emission and Evaporation Control Systems. Check-Engine-Light diagnostics are crucial for the cars that need to pass the smog inspection and are unable to do so due to the Check-Engine-Light being on.
The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the fuel injection system, ignition timing, and the idle speed control system. The ECU also interrupts the operation of the air conditioning and EGR systems, and controls power to the fuel pump (through the control relay). The ECU consists of an 8-bit microprocessor, random access memory (RAM), read only memory (ROM), and an input/output interface. Based on information from the input sensors (engine coolant temperature, barometric pressure, air flow, etc.), the ECU determines optimum settings for the output actuators (injection, idle speed, ignition timing, etc.).
The exhaust system consists of the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, catalytic converter, muffler and tailpipe. The system performs three important jobs: it carries exhaust gases away from the engine, it quiets the engine (See Muffler), and it helps control pollution (See Catalytic Converter). The exhaust systems one weakness is its vulnerability to corrosion. Original equipment exhaust systems usually have stainless steel head pipes (the pipe between the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter) and converter shells, and aluminized pipe to resist corrosion. But after three or four years, the muffler and tailpipe often need to be replaced. Many newer vehicles are equipped with stainless steel exhaust systems that typically last 7 to 10 years.
Muffler: A device through which exhaust is passed to muffle engine sounds.
Catalytic Converter: A device installed in the exhaust system, like a muffler, that converts harmful byproducts of combustion into carbon dioxide and water vapor by means of a heat-producing chemical reaction.
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If you are not comfortable ordering your own tires, we will find the best deal for you and schedule an appointment for an installation. If you have questions regarding your tires’ specifications, we will be happy to answer your questions.
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