Total customer care.
When we work on a car, we don’t just see steel and rubber. We see you and your family driving in the car, and it’s our job to keep you safer than when you came in.

Alignment

When your wheels are aligned, your car handles better and is safer. You may notice your car pulling to one side or vibration in your steering. In some cases, you may not even notice an alignment issue but careful inspection of how your tires are wearing gives us clues as to whether you may have an alignment issue.

Batteries

Together with the engine and the alternator, the car battery is one of the vital components of your vehicle’s health. Your battery supplies electrical current for the starter, engine and other electronic accessories in the vehicle. The auto battery also recharges and stores energy from the car’s alternator. Our expert technicians test batteries and electrical systems to reduce the chances of any unpleasant surprises.

Brakes

When it comes to safety, a properly performing braking system is always at the top of the list. With time, all car brakes need attention, and sometimes you may not experience the more familiar squeaking or vibrations to alert you to a possible issue. We’ll perform a free safety inspection and let you know if there are any issues that need to be addressed.

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Check Engine Light

Your vehicle’s On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) computer gathers information from the dozens of sensors in your vehicle to regulate fuel delivery, timing of the spark plugs and other functions. When the computer receives information from the sensors that there’s an issue, the Check Engine Light illuminates. A solid engine light usually means that you can drive the vehicle but you should call for an appointment so we can read the triggered codes. However, if the Check Engine Light is flashing, do NOT continue to drive as this may permanently damage your vehicle.

Oil Change

Regularly scheduled oil changes are the key ingredient to a healthy engine. With scheduled oil changes, your engine will run better and longer. We offer conventional, synthetic and synthetic blend oil change services and are happy to advise you on what would be best for your engine.

Tires

We carry a full range of tire brands and sizes for most every vehicle. We also are happy to fill your tires with air at no charge and take a look to see if we can repair damaged tires.

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Vehicle Inspection

Our goal is to keep you safe and hassle free when you’re on the road. That’s why we offer a free inspection for your vehicle–or even a vehicle you’re preparing to buy (otherwise known as a “pre-purchase inspection”). We inspect your tires, brakes, fluid levels, belts, head and tail-lights, wipers, battery hoses and more.

Maintenance & Repair List

With age and everyday use, vehicle parts wear out, get damaged or simply stop working for one reason or another. Our skilled technicians will figure it out and get you back on the road, minus the annoyances. And just as with our own bodies, preventative maintenance and routine check-ups can go a long way when it comes to keeping your car in peak condition. Following the manufacturer’s car maintenance schedule will will help to prevent unwelcome damage and future costly repairs, saving you time and money in the long run. Being proactive will help you avoid annoyances and safety issues such as:

  • Reduced flow and lower MPGs due to dirty fuel injectors
  • Sluggish acceleration and deficient fuel economy due to worn out spark plugs
  • Overheating due to unchanged system fluids
  • Steering issues and car vibrations
  • Car not starting due to a dead battery

A/C Service

You may notice that your air conditioning isn’t blowing well or isn’t blowing at the optimal temperature. It’s possible that you may have an issue with your evaporator, compressor and/or condenser or you may have a refrigerant leak somewhere in the system. We inspect the key air conditioning components and can trace where a leak may be coming from.

Air Filters

Your car’s engine air filter keeps environmental contaminants out of your engine, while the cabin air filter keeps the air you breathe inside the car clean. A clogged air filters can reduce your fuel economy and cause sluggish performance as your engine struggles to get air into the system. A clogged cabin air filter causes your blower motor to overwork, overheat, and suffer from premature failure. We check both types of filters during our comprehensive free inspection.

Alternator

The alternator converts mechanical energy from your already-running engine into electrical energy which powers the vehicle and recharges the battery. As a result, it’s a key component–together with the battery and starter– to keep your car starting and moving.

Antifreeze

Changing your coolant every 24 months (or when your vehicle manufacturer recommends) will keep your engine’s cooling system healthier, prolonging the life of your engine and related components. If you’re experiencing overheating or loss of coolant, it’s possible that the cooling system has a leak. We can trace the leak and repair or replace necessary parts.

Belts and Hoses

Rubber belts and hoses deteriorate with age and exposure to heat. Tiny cracks develop in the rubber which eventually cause the rubber to split or break. Depending on which belt or hose is the issue, the engine, cooling system or other systems can be compromised. That’s why we inspect belts and hoses and let you know if we find an issue.

CV Boot and Axle

The CV boots are protective rubber boots that cover the flexible ends of the drive axles. The boot has a large end and a small end and looks like an accordion plunger. It’s primary function is to prevent the grease from drying out and prevent contaminants from mixing with the lubricant which could cause part failures.

Drivetrain

The drivetrain is a complex system that translates the energy generated by the engine to the wheels. The drivetrain spans the length of your vehicle, from the engine transmission to the axles.The main components of your vehicle’s drivetrain includes the engine, clutch, transmission or transaxle, driveshaft, differential, CV Axles and joints. Common maintenance services related to the drivetrain include changing the differential fluid, clutch repair, driveshaft replacement, and replacing CV axles and CV joints.

Headlight Restoration

Headlight Restoration will improve the appearance and improve the safety of your vehicle. In many cases, the difference before and after a headlight treatment is quite dramatic–almost as if you bought brand new headlights.

Engine Repair

The purpose of a gasoline engine is to convert gasoline into motion so that your vehicle can move. Currently the easiest way to create motion from gasoline is to burn the gasoline inside an engine. Engines do need attention from time to time. Sometimes you’ll notice your engine acting strangely (knocking, sputtering or even seizing) or you may not notice any symptoms but your engine light turns on. Whenever these issues occur, bring your vehicle in as soon as possible. If you maintain and address engine issues immediately, your car has a better chance of lasting longer–and costing you a lot less in the long run.

Engine Tune-Up

Regular engine tune-ups bring power and efficiency back to your car. We visually inspect all of your engine components and install new spark plugs and fuel filters as needed. After a tune-up, you’ll notice that your engine starts easier, runs smoother and is more efficient. A regular engine tune-up will also lower emissions and improve fuel economy.

Power Steering

Power steering systems sometimes leak or otherwise fail, causing difficulty turning the wheel. Of course, this could create a safety issue and should be addressed as soon as possible. We’re always happy to diagnose the problem and let you know how to resolve it.

Radiator Service

When you drive, the parts within your engine are creating friction – and that friction generates heat. The ideal engine temperature is maintained by many cooling parts; the radiator, cooling fans, water pump, thermostat, coolant, pressure cap, overflow tank reservoir and other misc. parts. All of these parts work together to keep the engine at a safe temperature.

Steering and Suspension

Your vehicle’s steering and suspension provide the balance, stability and smoothness you expect for a comfortable ride for you and your passengers. Steering and suspension are significant players in keeping your wheels firmly gripping the ground and not pulling to one side or the other. Symptoms of a faltering steering and suspension system include:

 

  • Noise when driving over bumps
  • Vehicle bouncing
  • Hard turning
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Wandering wheels

Some of the parts associated with steering and suspension are: Shocks, Coil Springs, Struts, Bushings, CV Joints and Axles, Chassis Parts, Wheel Bearings, Differential, Power Steering, Power Steering Fluid

Transmission

Engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is inappropriate for starting, stopping, and slower travel. The transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, adapting the output of the engine to the wheels. Transmission fluid lubricates, cools and cleans internal transmission parts. Additives in the fluid can deplete over time and many manufacturers recommend that it be replaced periodically. Whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, we’ll change your old transmission fluid for new fluid to keep your systems running smoothly and most efficiently.

Tune-Up

Tune-ups are not what they used to be like on the older model vehicles. Each manufacturer specifies what should be replaced and maintained and when. For example, some manufacturers suggest that spark plugs be changed every 3000 miles while others allow for much longer intervals before a change. The same holds true for fuel filters, air filters, cabin filters, and evap filters. Of course, we have an extensive database of information from manufacturers to advise you on what’s needed and when.

Water Pump

The water pump keeps the engine cool by pushing coolant from the radiator through the coolant system, into the engine and back around to the radiator. The heat that the coolant picks up from the engine is transferred outside through the radiator. A faulty water pump will cause serious issues and should be addressed as soon as possible.

Wiper Blades

Replacing old or cracked wiper blades is one of the least expensive ways to make your car safer to drive. When the wiper blades age and become sun-damaged, nicks or cracks form, road grime builds up on the edge and it doesn’t make as tight a seal against the window, leaving streaks and a windshield that’s hard to see through.
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It’s our hope you’ll feel right at home while your vehicle is being serviced.

Our store looks, feels, sounds, and even smells different than what you might find at other automotive shops. Our refreshment center is stocked with healthy snacks for you (and the stuff your kids like, too). And there’s always a great selection of magazines you’ll want to read.

If you need a ride to work or back home, our free shuttle will get you where you need to be.

There is a difference with this place, and the difference is that you can tell that they all genuinely care about every single customer they come in contact with.

– Riess W.