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An engine rebuild is a process where internal engine components that are subject to wear (such as O-rings, valves, pistons, bearings, seals, gaskets & other rubber or plastic parts) are replaced and other components are measured to ensure they are within acceptable tolerances (and replaced if they are not), bringing the engine back to an "as new" condition.
As with engines, transmissions have many moving components that are subject to wear, and over time they must eventually be rebuilt to bring them back to manufacturer's tolerances and optimum performance. Unlike a transmission repair, which consists of replacing the minimum amount of parts to make the transmission operational, a rebuild generally consists of disassembling and cleaning all parts that are still usable, replacing all friction lined components (clutches & bands), replacement of all parts prone to wear (seals, gaskets, metal and/or Teflon© rings), a new torque converter in the case of automatic transmissions, and the cleaning and testing of electrical solenoids.
The fluids that are used inside a transmission help to lower the wear of components and keep gears clean. Over time, transmission fluid's effectiveness at protecting the vital internal workings of your transmission degrade, requiring periodic flushing and replacement with fresh fluid. See your owner's manual for your manufacturer's preventative maintenance schedule for details about your vehicle's requirements.
Your engine's fluids also need periodic attention for the same reason as your transmission, to keep your car running as long as possible with the least amount of wear. Following your manufacturer's maintenance schedule for oil change & filter replacement will keep your engine running longer and healthier by keeping the oil's viscosity where it needs to be to do its job to help keep friction to a minimum.
Optimum performance goes a long way toward prolonging the life of your vehicle, as well as promoting better gas mileage, and regularly scheduled tune ups are a big part of that process. This includes making adjustments to fuel & air mixtures, inspecting, cleaning or replacing spark plugs and possible replacement of other ignition components. When your car doesn't have to work as hard, it will keep running longer.
Taking care to make sure your brakes are in top condition is of paramount importance. Because it is a system that relies heavily on the use of friction to bring your vehicle to a stop, vital system components need to be inspected and replaced when necessary to keep you safe on the road. Whether you need pads, discs, drums or rotors, our technicians can help get you back on the road safely & quickly. Early diagnosis and repairs will help to prevent more costly repairs and more expensive component replacement later down the line.
Air Conditioning Service
Have you ever been on a long, hot road trip, only to discover half way to your destination that you no longer have AC to keep you cool? If so, you realize how important it is to have your AC system checked periodically and serviced when necessary to keep you out of a miserable situation. Whether you need a simple refrigerant refilling or a component replacement, we can find potential problems fast and have you back on the road feeling good again.
A vehicle's timing belt is something that can easily be ignored, but shouldn't be. It is a vital component inside your engine that keeps valves, pistons and other components firing and turning in sync with each other during the process of internal combustion. If the timing belt breaks while the vehicle is running, the potential exists that the engine could suffer major damage. That is why manufacturers list it in their preventative maintenance schedule, usually somewhere between 75,000 to 100,000 miles.
Fuel Injection Service
Over time, deposits will accumulate on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors & combustion chambers, causing loss of power, rough idle, misfire, hesitation, knocking, pinging and hard starting. A fuel injection service involves cleaning the vital components, removing deposits in the combustion chamber and making adjustments to ensure the correct balance of fuel and air in the system.
Keeping the operating temperature of your vehicle in check is the role of the engine cooling system, which includes the water pump, radiator, thermostat and hoses that promote the circulation and cooling of water inside your engine. Without it, your engine would be damaged quickly as operating temperatures would render lubricants and vital fluids useless. Essentially your engine would burn itself up. As part of a radiator service, your water & coolant are flushed and replaced with fresh, clean fluids. New coolant has ingredients that help to keep the engine's cooling system clean and acts as a preventative for corrosion that would be an issue with water alone.
Front Axle (CV Joint) Replacement
Your axle and suspension system are vital to your vehicle's stability and driveability. Over time, the punishment suspension components endure ultimately lead to wear that can cause degradation and susceptibilitiy to failure. Your CV joints will therefore require maintenance or replacement. Our technicians can diagnose and solve suspension problems quickly and recommend the right course of action to get you back on the road with a smooth ride.
When your check engine light comes on, it could be a sign that you are due for scheduled maintenance, but often it can be a warning that some system on your vehicle is not working properly and needs to be checked out. We have the latest diagnostic equipment to scan your car's systems and get to the bottom of what is causing the trouble. And, we offer the service for free if we make the repairs in our shop.