How much is an oil change?
Oil changes start at $25.00 (most vehicles) which includes the oil filter, semi synthetic oil and up to 5 quarts of oil.
Full synthetic oil changes are $40.00 which include the oil filter, full synthetic oil and up to 5 quarts of oil. (Most vehicles-some vehicles have cartridges)
Car air filter:
Knowing when your car air filter needs changing is important. Air filters improve the overall performance of your vehicle, improves gas mileage, and acceleration. Depending on your vehicle, a clean air filter can increase your car's gas mileage as much as 14%. Your vehicles acceleration can also improve 11%. Things to look for with car air filters: 1) Take notice of your gas mileage. 2) Note any spark plug problems. 3) Note the "service engine soon" light and appearance of your cabin air filter. 4) Take notice of your vehicles ability to accelerate.
When to rotate your tires?
Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. During rotation, each tire and wheel is removed and moved to a different position on your vehicle to ensure all tires wear evenly and last longer.
A broken serpentine belt stops the water pump from circulating coolant which can cause the engine to overheat. A broken serpentine belt can also cause your power steering or AC to stop working. Be sure to check your serpentine belt for cracks and wear on the belt.
Signs you have a failing fuel pump:
1) Your check engine light comes on. 2) Your vehicle will start to over heat and in turn it will stall. 3) Your fuel pressure will drop which will cause low engine power. 4) You may hear a buzzing sound near the pump. 5) Your vehicle may not start.
Signs your oil pan gasket is failing:
1) Your engine can start to overheat. 2) You are finding oil under your vehicle. (The rubber that the gasket is made of will start to deteriorate) 3) Your oil levels are reading below what they should be. 4) Your engine will be smoking.
Signs of worn shocks and struts:
1) The front end dives and/or the rear squats. 2)The vehicle exhibits signs of body roll. 3)You hear unusual noises. 4) The vehicle bounces.
How to tell when you need new tires?
Helpful tip: Place a penny head first into several tread grooves across the tire. If you always see the top of Lincoln's head, your treads are shallow and worn. If part of Lincoln's head is always covered by the tread, you have more than a 2/32 of an inch of tread depth remaining.
8 signs you need new brakes:
1) Burning smell while driving. 2) Squealing, squeaking or grinding noises. 3) Wobbling, vibration or scraping when braking. 4) Bouncing up and down when you stop short. 5) The vehicle is pulling to one side when braking. 6) The brake light is on. 7) Leaking fluid. 8) Spongy or soft brake pedal.
How to tell if your vehicle starter is failing:
1) Your vehicle won't start. 2) Your starter is full of oil. 3) Your starter keeps running after the engine has started. 4) Your vehicle cranks slowly. 5) You have intermittent starting problems. (This can come and go.) 6) Your interior lights dim when the vehicle is running or starting.
Know when its time to replace your timing belt:
You know you need a new timing belt when the vehicle reaches the mileage at which the manufacture recommends replacing the belt. Depending on the vehicle this can vary from 60,000 to 120,000 miles. Watch for a few signs: You will have heavy exhaust fumes, your vehicle may stop abruptly, you can have engine misfires, your car will not turn over, or you could have oil leaking from the front of the motor. These signs indicate you might need a new timing belt.
What is a K service:
A K-service should be done every 30K, 60K, 90K and 120K miles. All fluids which include your power steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant, an oil change, fuel injection service and your air filter will be flushed out and filled.
Is your battery failing or about to die?
When you attempt to start your vehicle, there is a loud whining noise, most likely your car battery is dead. If jump starting gets your engine running, but the car will not start once it's turned off, the battery is most likely the cause of the problem.
Symptoms of a failing or bad water pump on your vehicle:
1. Coolant leak at the front-center of your car. 2) Engine is overheating. 3) Water pump pulley is loose and making whining sounds. 4) Steam coming from your radiator. If you notice steam coming from the front of your motor, you should pull over to a safe area and contact us as soon as possible. It's never a good idea to drive an overheating engine.
How to tell if you have a bad or failing radiator:
1) One of the most obvious signs of a radiator failing is your vehicle actually overheats. 2) Your vehicle has low coolant or is leaking coolant. 3) Your vehicle dashboard is indicating that your gauge is reading hot. 4) Your radiator has rust or discoloration.
Signs for knowing when to change your spark plugs:
1) Your vehicle has trouble starting. 2) You are putting more gas in your vehicle. A misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. 3) The engine idles roughly. 4) Your vehicle has trouble accelerating. 5) You have trouble starting your car in the morning.
Signs that your car engine is blown or about to blow:
1) You have rattling or a knocking noise in the engine. 2) Your engine won't start or is running rough. 3) Loss of power in your engine. 4) Your check engine light will activate. 5) There could be smoke coming from the engine. There are 4 types of blown engines: A blown piston, a hole in the engine block, a blown rod, or a seized engine. We do offer new and used engines for vehicles that come with a warranty.