Car Repair & Auto Service Center
Let our expert service technicians take care of all of your car repair and maintenance needs. We service all vehicle brands, not just Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram. We have some of the most advanced auto repair equipment and machinery that allows our certified mechanics to do the best job possible. Take your car or truck to us and have it fixed correctly the first time and in a timely manner. Don’t trust your vehicle to just anyone, our mechanics have the experience and knowledge to have your car or truck back on the road quickly and safely.
Routine Vehicle Maintenance Services
- Oil Changes – Having your oil changed on a regular basis is vital in keeping your engine running at its best. Oil lubricates all of the moving parts within the engine which keeps them cooler by lowering the friction between the parts. Oil that hasn’t been changed will become thin, which causes more friction between the moving parts and can damage them by the amount of heat generated.
- Tire Rotation – The tires on your car or truck wear unevenly for several reasons. If your vehicle alignment is out, this will cause the tires to wear unevenly either on the inside or outside edges. If your tires aren’t balanced properly, they can shake while driving which will cause uneven wear to your tires. When you turn a corner, the front tires wear on the outside corners because the tire will roll in the direction you are turning causing uneven wear over time.
Rotating your tires will help improve the life span of your tires and increase the performance of them by keeping them from wearing down unevenly. When we rotate your tires we do the following:
- Remove each tire and rim and move them to a different position on the vehicle, either to the left side, to the back or possibly both.
- The air pressure in each of your tires is checked and adjusted to ensure the best performance and a safe driving experience.
- Since the tires are already removed, our mechanics will also check your brake pads/shoes as well as the rotors. If the pads are getting thin, already worn down or the rotors are warped we will notify you of the steps you should take in getting the brakes fixed.
- Charging System & Battery Inspection – The battery in your vehicle is often overlooked or an afterthought by most owners. They know that they get into the car, turn the key and it starts. When your vehicle fails to start, you realize you have a problem and are stuck. This problem could have been avoided with an inspection of both your car's alternator and battery. Here are some signs to look for that can indicate you have a problem:
- Engine Turns Over Very Slowly – When you turn the key to start your vehicle and it sounds sluggish, bogged down and is taking longer than normal to start, then you have a problem.
- Battery Fluid is Low – Yes, your car or truck battery has fluid inside of it, when it is low or dries up the battery will not function properly or even at all. It will be unable to hold a charge or crank out enough power to actually start your vehicle.
- Bloated Battery – If you look at your battery and notice the sides are puffing outward, it’s time to replace the battery. Over time heat damages a battery causing it to swell and decreasing the efficiency and life span.
- Battery is Leaking – You can tell when your battery is leaking fluid as the connection will have green corrosion built up around where the cables connect to the battery.
- Fluid Drain & Flush – Your vehicle has several different kinds of fluids that allow it to function properly. Over time these fluids will need to be drained and refilled. If you have never changed these fluids, or if it has been a while then we recommend bring your vehicle in for service. Here are the fluids we can replace for you:
- Radiator Coolant – Over time the fluid in the your engines cooling system will break down, cause corrosion and be less effective and pulling the heat out of the engine. We drain and flush the system, completely removing the build-up within the radiator and cooling system and any corrosion pieces floating around. New radiator fluid will prevent further corrosion from occurring as well as maximizing the efficiency of heat transfer.
- Transmission Fluid – Having your transmission fluid changed is vital for all of the moving parts that make your vehicle move. Over time the fluid will thin out causing it to be less effective, temperatures within your transmission will rise and small pieces of metal debris will break off from the friction and contaminate your fluid. Having this flushed properly and refilled with new fluid will help ensure a longer life span of your transmission.