Oil Change Service
Replace engine oil filter and up to 5 quarts of oil
Underhood inspection of fluids, belts hoses and battery
Set tire pressure to manufacturer specs
Top off wiper washer fluid
Automatic Transmission service
Remove transmission oil pan and replace internal filter (if
equipped), top off fluid and test drive. This service is
designed for regular maintenance and should be performed
with a transmission flush if the fluid is extremely dirty
or burnt. This service only replaces approximately 50-60%
of the fluid.
Automatic Transmission flush
This service hooks into the cooler lines and completely flushes
the transmission fluid, thereby replacing 100% of the fluid.
For best results, you should perform this service along with
the traditional transmission service. By doing both services
together, you start off with clean fluid and a new filter.
Keep in mind that both of these services are done for maintenance
and if you are having a shifting problem, additional repairs
may be required.
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.
Timing belt replacement
Many of today’s engines utilize a timing belt. If this
belt breaks, serious engine damage could occur. This is why
the vehicle manufacturer will specify certain intervals at
which this belt should be replaced. The mileage will vary from
60,000 to 90,000 miles with some recommending replacement at
105,000 miles. We recommend timing belt replacement at 90,000
miles or your manufacturer’s specified interval, whichever
Minor maintenance service
This service includes an oil change, full vehicle inspection
including the brakes and suspension, inspection of all exterior
lights, windshield wipers and a battery service. This service
should be performed in between your major maintenance services
to help keep your car in top running order.
Major maintenance service
This is typically your 30/60/90,000 mile service. Each manufacturer
has their own recommendations on what services should be
performed at this interval. Ask your service advisor for
more information on keeping your car maintained.
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.
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
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.
The clutch is what engages the transmission to the engine.
Where and how you drive will have a huge impact on how long
this part will last. On some vehicles, additional parts replacement
may be required or recommended at the time of clutch replacement.
Ask us about clutch replacement at the first sign of problems.
The battery is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It is responsible
for starting your car and running many of the accessories on
the vehicle. The battery must endure temperature extremes and
still be able to perform. The natural venting of fumes from
the battery will cause corrosion on the battery terminals.
This must be periodically cleaned. The alternator is responsible
for operating all the electrical accessories while the engine
is running. Everything from the turn signals to the engine
computer to the fuel pump is powered by the battery and alternator.
The alternator also recharges the battery after it is used
to start the engine. Electrical system problems can be slight
or major. We sell batteries and offer electrical system repairs
and alternator replacement using quality parts.
The heating and air conditioning system, also known as climate
control, is what keeps us comfortable when we drive our cars.
The coolant should be replaced periodically. Proper service
and diagnosis of the air conditioning system and related
repairs should only be done by a qualified technician. There
are certain EPA regulations and procedures that must be followed
for proper repair and recovery of the refrigerant. An improper
repair can result in damage to the rest of the system. Please
allow our qualified technicians to service your heating and
air conditioning system.