Your air conditioning system check is accomplished by properly trained mechanics. We inspect for loose belts, leaks, AC operation, and if needed, recharge your system.
Engine and Lubrication
When you start your car, oil begins lubricating your engine. Numerous additives within the oil help it cool and reduce friction between internal moving parts. Oil also cleans away dirt and contaminants, preventing premature engine wear. Following the schedule in your owner’s manual will help keep your engine in good working order.
Heating and Cooling
Cooling system failure is the number one reason for automotive breakdown on our nation's highways. Unlike a flat tire, you can't stop and put on a spare. A failure of the engine cooling system will mean a trip to the repair shop behind a tow truck, which is why it is important that you have periodic inspections and regular maintenance of the cooling system. Our certified technicians perform a professional inspection of the system, providing you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and the estimated cost of repair.
Many vehicle components are now electrically operated from power windows, power sunroofs to power mirrors. Before replacing expensive components, always have a certified technician test your system to determine the true cause of the problem.
With today’s computerized engine controls and electronic fuel injection, it’s hard to separate the fuel system from other systems when it comes to identifying problems with your vehicle. Symptoms such as hard starting, stalling, hesitation, loss of power, poor fuel economy, rough idle, misfiring and elevated emissions can be caused by any number of things. So to keep your vehicle running smoothly, quietly and efficiently, you should have your fuel system inspected every year by a trained certified technician.
Proper maintenance of the exhaust and emissions systems is important for the environment, as well as your safety. These systems draw the waste products of combustion, hot exhaust gases, away from the engine and into the atmosphere. In addition, Harris County requires vehicles to pass an emissions standards test before new state inspection stickers will be issued.
The typical ABS system includes wheel-speed sensors, a hydraulic control unit, and an electronic control unit. When turning the ignition switch to the on position, the amber BRAKE, ANTILOCK or ABS light on the instrument panel should glow momentarily, and then turn off. If the light stays on or flashes, or comes on while driving, it indicates a fault in the ABS system. Have your vehicle’s ABS system inspected immediately by a professionally trained technician to determine the source of the problem.
The drive train consists of those components that pass along or transmit power from the engine to the wheels. The drive train system is complex and repairs to it can be expensive. However, the life of the drive train can be greatly extended by following the maintenance procedures from your owner’s manual and getting annual inspections from a trained technician.
Your ignition system not only aids in getting the vehicle going, but helps ensure that it runs smoothly. In the ignition system, spark plugs must fire properly to assure engine performance and emission control. New plugs should be installed at the specified mileage. We recommend you check the specification section of your owner’s manual and have them replaced at the recommended time.
Steering and Suspension
The steering and suspension systems of a car are not only important for safety reasons, but also enhance the comfort level of the vehicle. You should have the suspension and steering components of your vehicle inspected and adjusted according to the manufacturer’s recommended intervals. The components wear with use and stretch with age. Proper inspection and adjustment will extend their life by many thousands of miles.
Starting and Charging
Starting your vehicle begins with a spark from the battery and ends at the spark plug. In between the two are numerous components that make up your vehicle’s starting and charging system. Before replacing a battery, have a trained technician inspect all starting and charging components. One of these components may be the real culprit when the vehicle won’t start.
If your tires are worn below the wear indicator bar on the rear tires and you’re trying to take a fast turn, the back end of the car may slide out from underneath you causing you to swing out of control, if your front tires are low on tire tread then it makes it harder to turn the car on wet or slippery pavement.