When your wheels are aligned, your car handles better, responds quicker and your tires last longer. When your tire alignment is off, your ability to drive safely is compromised.
Sometimes unaligned wheels can force your car to pull to one side of the road. Unaligned wheels can also cause your steering wheel will have a strange vibration. Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes it’s not. If your car is pulling to the right or left, you notice unusual wear on your tires, or it just doesn’t seem to drive as easily as it should, come see us. We can diagnose the problem, fix it and quickly get you back to a safer driving experience.
BATTERY INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT
How soon a battery needs replacing depends on a number of factors, such as the number of times it’s used to start the engine. Where it lives is also a factor; although battery failure is most often associated with cold weather, hot temperatures do more to shorten battery life by evaporating the fluid and destroying cells inside the battery.
Batteries frequently get blamed for all sorts of electrical issues, but they’re only one part of a car’s charging system. That’s why it pays it have the entire charging system checked before replacing a battery to make sure the problem isn’t somewhere else. Many parts stores (as well as repair shops) will check a battery’s state of charge and reserve capacity for free, but just replacing the battery won’t fix problems caused by other factors.
BRAKES & ROTORS
When you’re faced with the hazards on the road, you need to make sure you’re equipped with stopping power. If your car squeals or come to a grinding halt when you apply your brake pedal, it may be time to replace your brake pads. If your steering wheel has a “wiggle” when you apply the brake, it may need new rotors. And if it pulls to one side or the other, it’s most likely a bad brake caliper. Putting off replacing pads and shoes can mean decreased braking ability, as well as serious damage to rotors and drums and ultimate you and your passenger’s safety.
Making sure you and your passengers are safe is priority one. Stop in for a free brake inspection. We’ll make sure that you have as much power to stop your car as quickly and efficiently as possible.
OIL, FILTER & LUBRICATION
Our tire and auto service professionals recommend changing your vehicle’s motor oil on a regular basis in order to maintain the life and longevity of your car’s engine. As far as how many miles between oil changes, we don’t recommend changing your oil more frequently than every 3 months or 3,000 miles, unless otherwise specified by your vehicle’s manufacturer guidelines.
sHOW OFTEN DO I CHANGE MY OIL FILTER?
In addition to changing your oil regularly, we recommend changing your car’s oil filter during your regular oil change service. Your oil filter takes the dirt and debris out of your oil, which would otherwise get caught in your car’s engine. So, if you’re considering when to change your vehicle’s oil filter, expect to replace it at the same time as your oil.
Your car’s steering and suspension are what makes it possible for your car to have a smooth, comfortable ride. Steering and suspension are also responsible for keeping your wheels firmly intact with the ground.
At the first sign of trouble, bring your car in for steering and suspension services. Symptoms of a faltering steering and suspension system include:
- Noise when driving over bumps
- Vehicle bouncing
- Hard turning
- Uneven tire wear
- Wandering wheels
By following a car maintenance schedule, you can help prevent major problems before they occur. Not only that, but keeping a detailed record of your car’s maintenance history can help improve its resale value, too.
We can help. We keep a record of everything we do to your car and we know the maintenance schedules that the manufacturer suggests. Every time you come in for your regular oil change, we’ll inspect your entire vehicle, look at the manufacturer’s suggestion and let you know what up-coming services might be needed to keep your car running safe and add life to your vehicle.
A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
A/C and Heating Repair
Air Filter Replacement
Belt & Hose Replacement
Brake Fluid Exchange
Check Engine Light Diagnosis
Flat Tire Repair
Four Wheel Alignments
Fuel Filter Replacement
Fuel Injections Service
Heavy Duty Brakes
Motor Home Brakes
Motor Mount Replacement
Oil Change – Full Synthetic
Oil Leak Detection and Repair
Steering and Suspension
Struts and Shocks
Transmission Fluid Exchange
Transmission Mount Replacement
Windshield Wiper Blades