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Maintenance

Don't forget the maintenance! It's the little things that count, and checking a few of these little things off your list will put you ahead of the game, and ease the pain in your wallet. Most maintenance checks only take a minute, and most maintenance tasks can be tackled in an afternoon. Don't maintain your car and you'll pay the price down the road. Here are just a few things that you should have done regularly:

      TUNE UPS

Having a properly tuned car, truck or SUV can greatly improve gas mileage and performance. With rising gasoline costs, having your vehicle inspected annually to determine if your auto could benefit from a tune-up is a great way to save money on gas and keep your vehicle performing at its very best.

Our Tune-up service includes inspecting and adjusting all of the systems in your vehicle that contribute to fuel combustion.

How will you know when you need a tune-up? It' simple! If you keep track of your gas mileage and it declines by 10% or in excess, it's definitely time for a tune-up!!

Many vehicle owners also require a tune-up when experiencing many types of driveability issues for their car, truck or SUV.

Check your car's owner manual or come in to our auto service center to see the recommended intervals for tune-ups and/or spark plug replacement for your specific make and model.


Our Tune-up Service includes:

Installation of new spark plugs, and if so equipped we will perform the following: ​

Idle speed adjustment, set timing as needed, inspect choke, throttle linkage, spark plug wires and distributor cap​

Comprehensive performance check to verify that no driveability or computer system trouble codes exist​

Plus our 36-point inspection to ensure all of your vehicle's critical working systems are in good working order

      AUTO MAINTENANCE

 

Don't forget the maintenance! It's the little things that count, and checking a few of these little things off your list will put you ahead of the game, and ease the pain in your wallet. Most maintenance checks only take a minute, and most maintenance tasks can be tackled in an afternoon. Don't maintain your car and you'll pay the price down the road. Here are just a few things that you should have done regularly:

Stay On Top of Maintenance With a Regular Maintenance Schedule

 

Regular maintenance is vital to keeping your car out of the shop with major repairs. If you keep a regular maintenance schedule and let us help you with your checklist you'll always stay on track and avoid costly repairs. Having regular maintenance intervals is a good way to keep on top of things.

A/C Check and Freon Recharge

If your air conditioning is warm, you're probably uncomfortable in our hot Texas Summers! A/C is extremely important in the summer especially if you live in Texas. Come in today and let us check and recharge you’re A/C. We will have you driving back in a cool car in no time!

 

Your Vehicle’s PCV Valve

If your PCV valve becomes clogged, your car's performance will suffer. Poor idling, loss of gas mileage, slow acceleration, loss of power - all of these things can be caused by a clogged PCV valve. Replacing your PCV valve is not expensive or timely, and it's a repair that will make a huge difference in the long run.

Spark Plug Wires

A short in your spark plug wire can cause your car to run rough and affect your gas mileage adversely and can even cause dangerous situations under the hood! Regular inspection of the wires will avoid this, bring your car in today and let us make sure your spark plug wires are in good working condition.

Clean Battery Posts = Reliable Starting

If your battery posts are all cruddy, systems in your car can grind to a halt electrically. The most important function of your battery is starting the engine, but if your battery is covered with corrosion often times you can't get a good connection, and thus no start. Even with a jump start, you'll be in the same boat next time you get in the car. Having us clean your battery posts doesn't take any time at all, and the rewards can be large.

Corrosion prevention for Electrical Connections

Corrosion can be the death of any vehicle’s electrical system. To prevent corrosion electrical connections must be clean. A corroded battery or electrical connection will mean that you are not getting a good connection to the battery, so your headlights, tail lights, brakes, air conditioning -- anything electrical can be affected.

Fuel Filter Replacement

Your fuel filter is your engine's safety net. Serious auto repairs can be avoided by keeping a clean fuel filter installed. It takes us no time at all to replace your fuel filter and we’ll help you avoid the expensive auto repairs that can result from dirty gas is well worth the time.

Oil Changes

An oil change is the single most important auto maintenance job for your car. Regular oil changes will help prevent costly major repairs.

Timing Belt Inspection

A visual inspection of your vehicle’s timing belt is always a good idea. Having your timing belt checked every 10,000 miles is important, and changing your timing belt at the manufacturer's designated mileage intervals is a must. Failing to do so can result in bent valves and other expensive engine damage.

Let Us Change Your Wipers

Windshield wipers wear out and when they do your car's safety suffers. Let us replace your windshield wipers at least twice a year. By having new windshield wipers installed on time you'll be doing yourself and everybody else on the road a favor.

Radiator Flush

It's important to keep your car's radiator and cooling system clean. Having us perform a radiator flush at least once a year stops corrosion from building up in your radiator, keeping things nice and cool. Our radiator flush is the key to good radiator health.

Power Steering Fluid

There's no reason to drive around with malfunctioning power steering. Got a case of the squeals when you turn the steering wheel? Pretty sure it isn't your brakes? It's not just a convenience, it's a safety issue if your power steering fails.

Brake Maintenance and Replacement

Don't skimp on the maintenance side of your brakes. Your safety and that of your family is at stake!. Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you've even partially lost your brakes in the past, you'll remember the how frighteningly scary it can be. Having your brakes inspected twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers while saving you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly. We'll help make it easy and affordable

 

ABS Wheel Sensors

Your ABS light can be a pain in the neck. The ABS light can be triggered by a number of ABS symptoms. Before it becomes serious, you might want to come in and let us take a look at your ABS wheel sensors. If they are dirty, they can cause the ABS light to appear.  We will be happy to check the sensors and clean them if needed.

Keep Things Sparking!

Your car relies on the spark plugs to keep things running smoothly, cleanly and efficiently. Spark plugs wear out every 10,000 miles or so, and with them goes your gas mileage and engine power.

Checking & Removing Your Wheel Bolts

You should have the tightness of the lug bolts on all four wheels checked on a regular basis. Having them properly checked will help keep your car safe.

Air Filter Replacements

Your car needs to breathe, and forcing the poor thing to breathe through a thick, smelly sock just isn't fair! Not to mention the effect a clogged air filter has on your gas mileage. Be sure to have us change your filter on a regular basis.

EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve

 

Before you end up replacing your EGR valve, let us see if cleaning it will help. Often times the EGR valve simply needs to be cleaned. Come in today and let us take a look.

Replacement and Repacking of Rear Wheel Bearings

Maintaining your vehicle’s wheel bearings will make them last longer, an important maintenance procedure to insure your vehicle’s safety.

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