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          (626) 839-0104

          AUTO REPAIR CHECKLIST & FAQ’S

          Monthly tune-ups are essential to the routine operations of your vehicle. If you want your vehicle to run smoothly, you have to treat it with care. Monthly tune-ups are designed to help you catch any deficiencies that your engine or engine parts may be experiencing before an accident or any faulty defect actually occurs. It’s always best to be prepared in everything, and your automobile deserves that same treatment.

          70% of all repairs that come through auto repair shops are due to overlooked engine parts that may either need replacing, altering, maintenance or general repairs.

          In order to ensure that your automobile runs at optimum efficiency it’s crucial to check the following items under your hood:

          • Air filter – The air filter removes any impurities in the air that flows in and through your car. Usually they are either replaceable or can be cleaned and re-used.
          • Accessory Belts – The accessory belts transfers energy throughout various parts of your car, including: the alternator, fan, power-steering pump, water pump, and the air conditioning compressor. Without the right tool to disburse energy your vehicle cannot run.
          • Battery – The car battery gives you’re the car power or “juice” to start certain engines. For example, without the battery the starter in your car won’t function and your car won’t start.
          • Coolant – The coolant helps monitor and regulate the water temperature in your vehicle so it’s not too hot or too cold. This ensures that your vehicle doesn’t overheat while lubricating the water pump. Preventing the water from hitting a freezing point helps prevent rust and corrosion.
          • Oil Level – Oil is essential to your vehicle. It helps keep the internal parts of your car lubricated and cool. Without oil, moving parts under the hood will grind against each other which causes wear and tear. Overtime these issues can create further automobile problems leading to more visits to your local auto repair shop.
          • Power Steering Fluid – Power steering fluid helps you steer your wheel, plain and simple. Hydraulic pressure is applied to help you steer easier.
          • Automatic Transmission Fluid – This helps your automatic transmission run on hydraulic pressure.
          • Brakes – Your brakes help stop your car. You can imagine how disastrous it can be without properly working brakes. Always ensure that your brake pads have enough padding for 3-6 months. Check with your local mechanic on how often you should replace your brakes as this can vary from person to person.
          • Electrical Wiring – The electrical wiring in your vehicle can prevent certain engine parts from working properly which ranges from how your car runs to how your car starts.

          At , we make it our goal to ensure that your vehicle has gone through this checklist from top to bottom. Although it’s not the end of the world for your vehicle if you don’t do a check-up, it can lead to other major auto problems in the future with your next visit to an auto mechanic shop.

          Monthly tune-ups are one way to stay ahead of any major auto repairs that can be costly and timely. If you don’t want to pay huge sums of money later down the road on complex repairs, than it’s important to invest some of your money on basic tune-ups to prevent those huge costly auto repairs.

           

          Common Auto FAQ’s

          Depending on the vehicle make and model, most cars require an oil change at about 3,000 Miles intervals or roughly about 3 months. On many newer vehicles, engine oil service has increased to 5,000 mile intervals due to Synthetic Motor Oils, which do not break down as quick as regular conventional oils and provide better heat protection for your Engine.

          I would recommend to check your engine oil level every 1,000 Miles or Every 2 Weeks. This will insure you have the recommended level in your vehicle and to prevent any engine damage if it is too low.

          Most automatic transmissions should be serviced every 30,000 to 60,000 Miles. Most transmissions have a serviceable filter which should also be replaced during that time.

          Vehicles that use a timing belt should have it replaced at about 90,000 Miles and should be inspected every 30,000 Miles after that.

          You should replace your battery when your vehicle has certain starting issues which are usually linked to worn out or under charged batteries.

          Have more questions? Let us know!

           

          Visit us at our automotive repair shop in Rowland Heights, California or give us a call at (626) 839-0104 and we will be more than happy to help you with your automotive needs.