AIR CONDITIONING 

 

In this service, the air conditioning system is checked for refrigerant leaks and the interior cabin temperature is evaluated.  This helps provide a comfortable temperature inside the vehicle, and reduces the risk of premature compressor failure. 

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BATTERIES

 

Your vehicle's battery is responsible for providing dependable starting power.  It also provides the power needed to run electrical components and accessories such as your interior and exterior lighting, power seats, windows, and radio.  Battery service performed by factory-trained technicians can ensure a long battery life with maximum effectiveness and includes: 

  • Performing a state-of-the-art computerized battery test
  • Professional replacement of a new battery, if needed
  • Properly disposing of the existing battery
  • Removing corrosion form the battery-cable terminals
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BELTS & HOSES

 

Periodically replacing your belts & hoses helps avoid overheating and other serious engine damage.

Belt and hose services performed by our factory-trained technicians include: 

  • A thorough visual inspection of all belts and hoses for evidence of wear or damage
  • Replacement of all worn betls and hoses as needed
  • Adjusting the fit of installed belts, hoses, and related components

Why is it important to replace my vehicle's belts & hoses?

Replacing betls and hoses at the first sign of wear helps avoid unexpected breakdowns and the engine damage that overheating can cause.  More specifically:

  • Leaking or ruptured coolant hose(s) can result in an overheated engine or vehicle breakdown
  • Power steering hoses are critical to safe vehicle operation
  • A broken or worn-out belt can leave your vehicle inoperable

How do I know when it's time to replace my belts and/or hoses?

Belts and hoses are critical parts of your engine and cooling system.  To avoid problems, your hoses should be checked at every oil change.  Belts generally need to be replaced every 30,000 miles (50,000 km) to 60,000 miles (100,000 km). 

Signs that you should have your belts checked include:

  • Cracks in the belt material
  • Splitting, peeling, or fraying belts
  • Your engine sounds like its running rough or stalls out at a stop
  • You hear knocking or pinging sounds when accelerating or after the ignition is turned off
  • Your check engine light remains on after your initial start

You should have your hoses checked if you notice any of the following:

  • Bulging or inflated hoses
  • Hardened or inflexible hose material
  • Cracks along the hose
  • Worn or corroded hose clamps
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BRAKE SYSTEM REPAIR

 

Inspecting and replacing your brake pads may save you money by preventing a "metal-on-metal" condition that accelerates the need to replace expensive rotors and/or drums.

Our factory-trained technicians are specially trained to maintain, repair, and replace your brake system to help ensure that it's working as efficiently and effectively as originally designed.  This service includes:

  • Replacing worn brake pads and/or brake shoes
  • Resurfacing brake rotors or drums
  • Replacing brake fluid as needed

Why is it important to get my brakes serviced?

Properly working brakes are essential to vehicle safety and reliability.  When you depress your brake pedal and stop your tires from rotating, you need the confidence to know that your vehicle will come to a complete and precise stop.

  • Brake pad, shoes, drums, and rotors are made of materials that wear down from heat and friction, even under normal driving conditions.
  • Over time, these same wear issues can also affect the brake's hydraulic components including calipers, wheel cylinders, and brake hoses
  • Failure of these brake components can lead to costly repairs and loss of braking

How often should I get my brakes checked?

It's important to have your brakes checked at least once a year to keep them responsive and to help avoid costly replacements.  However, you should have your brakes checked immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Your brakes are continuously squeaking, squealing, or grinding
  • Your brake or anti-lock braking system (ABS) warning light comes on
  • Your car jerks or pulls to one side when braking
  • You need to pump your brakes for them to work properly
  • Your brake pedal feels unusually soft and spongy or hard
  • You notice brake fluid leaks around the wheels or engine compartment 
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CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

 

Regular check engine light diagnostics help ensure that your vehicle is in safe working condition.  

When the factory-trained technicians perform engine diagnostic checks, they start by transmitting information from your vehicle's computer into a diagnostic tool.  From here, the engine diagnostics service continues with the technician expertly combining the performance data with his/her experience to:

  • Properly diagnose why your vehicle's check engine light is on
  • Develop a recommendation to repair your vehicle
  • Show you related symptoms, possible causes, and indicate the degree of urgency with which you need to get your vehicle serviced
  • Reset the check engine light

Why is regular engine maintenance important for my vehicle?

Many critical problems go unnoticed, and are almost impossible for even a certified technician to pinpoint without a professional diagnostic tool.  If your check engine light is on, engine diagnostic servies are the best way to determine exactly why.  There are a number of possible reasons for an illuminated and/or flashing check engine light:

  • Regularly scheduled engine maintenance may be due
  • Sensors or the brake system may require reset or adjustment
  • Engine, elecrical, or vehicle computer performance issues

How often should I have my engine serviced?

Your vehicle provides key information in dashboard lights.  If the check engine light is illuminated, you should take your vehicle into service as soon as possible.  

However, for optimal vehicle safety and reliability, engine checks should be a part of your annual vehicle maintenance, even if no check engine light is on or flashing. 

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DRIVELINES

 

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Worn and/or unlubricated joints are common driveline condition

Driveline services are performed by our experienced, certifed technicians and include:

  • Measuring and refilling the transmission fluid
  • Inspecting the constant velocity (CV) and universal joints for loss of lubricant or excessive movement
  • Checking for noises or vibration during acceleration
  • Drive shaft repairs as needed

Why is my driveline important for my vehicle?

Driveline components are responsible for transmitting power from your engine and delivering the torque to your vehicle's wheels, to give you the most responsive handling and speed possible.  Driveline mechanisms generally consist of the drive shaft and universal joints. 

How do I know when to get my driveline checked?

  • If you notice a vibration or rumbling noise when you're driving down the highway, you may be experiencing a driveline vibration
  • Squeaking, grinding, clunking, or loud metal-on-metal chirping sounds can mean worn and/or unlubriated universal joints
  • Be sure to check your owner's manual for specific recommendations for proper care, lubrication intervals, and lubricants to be used. 
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FLUID CHECKS

 

Proper fluid levels and regular fluid flushes are related to vehicle performance and safety.

Fluid Checks include:

  • Brake, power-steering, antifreeze, engine oil, and transmission fluid flushes
  • Chemical cleaning of fuel system components
  • Replacing all existing fluid with new fluid to proper levels
  • Checking for cleanliness and leaks

Why are fluid exchange services important for my vehicle?

Over time, your vehicle's essential fluids, including transmission, brake, and power-steering fluids, lose their ability to clean, cool, lubricate, and flow freely, potentially leading to problems such as transmission overheating and/or failure.

  • Vehicle fluid exchange services may help:
  • Improve vehicle performance
  • Extend the life of your transmission
  • Restore fuel system efficiency for optimal fuel economy
  • Reduce harmful emissions
  • Prevent future costly fuel-system repairs

How often should I have my vehicle's fluids flushed?

Your brake fluid, power-steering fluid, and transmission fluid levels should be checked and topped off at every oil change.  Additionally, fuel system flushes should generally be performed annually or every 15,000 miles (24,000 km) while automatic transmision fluid flushes are receommended every two years or 24,000 miles (40,000 km). 

You may consider scheduling a fluid-exchange service sooner if you notice any of the following:

  • Fluid stains in your driveway or parking spot
  • Frequent fluid top-offs are required
  • Dashboard warning lights come on 
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HEATING & COOLING SYSTEM

 

Flushing your radiator's antifreeze helps protect your engine from overheating.

Properly maintaining your vehicle's coolant system helps keep your engine, radiator, and you at a comfortable temperature.  A heating and cooling system service entails flushing the old antifreeze from your radiator and filling it with new antifreeze.  The comprehensive service also includes checking, testing, an inpsecting the following:

  • Radiator coolant levels
  • Radiator for antifreeze leaks or damage
  • Air conditioner's interior vent temperature
  • Heating and cooling system controls and blower
  • Hoses
  • Colling system pressure compared to manufacturer specifications
  • Air conditioner's pressure cap
  • Thermostat
  • Compressor belt

How does heating and coolant service help my vehicle?

  • Since both your heat and air conditioner work off of the same coolant, flushing and filling your radiator's antifreeze keeps your engine running cooler and helps prevent overheating, freezing, and corrosion
  • Over time the anticorrosion and lubricating properties in coolant begin to break down and allow potential engine damaging rust, corrosion, and mineral deposits to form throughout the cooling system

How often should I flush and replace my coolant?

  • Replacing your radiator's antifreeze coolant is considered basic maintenance and most manufacturers recommend you have your cooling system serviced annually  
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OIL CHANGE, FILTER, & LUBE

 

Regular oil changes protect your engine  and keep your vehicle running smoothly.

An Oil, Filter, & Lube Service includes:

  • Your choice of premium oils, from conventional up to 100% synthetic oil
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Lubrication of all fittings 
  • Filling and topping-off of all fluids
  • Air filter checked
  • Engine inspected for leaks
  • All belts and hoses checked
  • Tire pressure checked
  • Entire undercarriage inspection

How do oil changes help my vehicle?

  • Oil changes help protect your engine by preventing wear, rust, and corrosion in all climates
  • Regular oil changes, lubricated fittings, and new oil filters are essential to keeping your vehicle running smoothly

How often should I have my oil changed?

  • It's always a good idea to check your owner's manual for specific recommendations.  However, most vehicles require you to change your oil every three months or 3,000 miles (4,800 km) 
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MUFFLERS & EXHAUST SYSTEM

 

Exhaust systems help maintain a quiet ride and prevent harmful gases from entering your vehicle.

Climate and normal road conditions can damage, break, or wear out exhaust components over time.  The comprehensive muffler and exhaust system service includes:

  • Comprehensive inspection of all exhaust components
  • Replacing all exhaust parts that are broken, missing, or malfunctioning

Why is it important to get muffler and exhaust service for my vehicle?

Maintaining your muffler and exhaust system not only helps to minimize engine noise, it helps protect you and others from dangerous carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide fumes and helps reduce polluntants released into the atmosphere.  Your emissions system:

  • Directs harmful engine exhaust gases away from the inside of your vehicle
  • Reduces pollutants released into the atmosphere
  • Minimizes engine exhaust noises

How often should I get my exhaust system checked?

Goodyear recommends having your exhaust system checked out at least once a year. 

  • It's easy for you (and everyone around you) to tell when your muffler needs repair
  • Your emission system can have other, more serious problems that aren't quite so obvious to detect
  • Pinholes, stuck valves, loose brackets, and catalyic converter malfunctions in your exhaust system could allow deadly carbon monoxide to leak into your vehicle
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STEERING & SUSPENSION

 

Steering and suspension services could help eliminate premature tire wear and save you hundreds of dollars.

  • Thoroughly inspecting all shocks, struts, and springs for signs of wear or damage. 
  • Replacing worn, damaged, or missing steering or suspension parts that are not performing as intended
  • Other suspension repairs as needed to get you back on the road safely
  • Because replacement of steering and suspension parts may change existing wheel angles, a wheel alignment is recommended with this service. 

Why is it important to service my steering and suspension parts?

Your vehcile's steering and suspension is responsible for providing optimal ride comfort and handling performance.  Because normal road conditions can cause the shocks, struts, and springs of your suspension system to weaken over time, these worn suspension parts may reduce vehicle stability and driver control.  They may also accelerate tire wear. 

How do I know when it's time to have my steering and suspension system checked?

Most manufacturers recommend a steering and suspension system check every 50,000 miles (80,000 km).  However, if you notice any of the following warning signs you might want to let our experienced technicians inspect your shocks and struts sooner:

  • Excessive noise when driving over bumps 
  • A harsh, bumpy, or shaky ride
  • Extreme bouncing and wandering
  • Crooked steering wheel
  • Uneven wearing of tire tread
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ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

 

For safe and reliable operation, every vehicle depends on a fully functional electrical system.

We use specialized diagnostic equipment to access your vehicle's data and pinpoint the cause of any electrical problems.  Our electrical system service includes:

  • A thorough visual inspection of battery and case condition
  • Check to ensure your battery can still deliver adequate power, and replace if necessary
  • Electrical cable connections are examined and adjusted, if necessary
  • Engine diagnostics may be necessary to troubleshoot sophisticated systems or complex electrical problems. 

Why is it important to get my vehicle's electrical system serviced?

There are dozens of electrical components needed to route power in your vehicle's electrical system and these can vary greatly according to vehicle make, model, and age.  Your electrical system includes your vehicle's battery, alternator, and starter.  Many new vehicles also feature sophisticated computer systems that affect functions  like steering, brakes, sensors, and more.  All of these electrical components make it difficult to diagnose the cause of vehicle electrical problems, but most begin and end with your battery. 

How do I know when it's time to have my vehicle's electrical system serviced?

Batteries usually last between three and seven years, so it's a smart idea to replace yours every four years as a safety measure.  Have your vehicle's electrical system checked immediately if:

  • Your vehicle won't start- you turn your key and hear clicking, grinding, or no sound at all
  • Interior or dashboard lights do not illuminate properly
  • Your vehicle runs well, but the headlights dim while you're traveling at low speeds, or idling at a stop
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TUNE UP

 

Fixing an out-of-tune engine can give you better gas mileage and make your car perform better. 

Today's engines are highly advanced and difficult to troubleshoot.  We use sophisticated engine diagnostic equipment and vehicle computer data to pinpoint hidden problems and worn parts.  Depending on the age and model of your vehicle, your engine tune up service may include:

  • A thorough inspection of your entire engine and its mechanisms
  • Replacement of faulty or worn electronic engine components such as oxygen sensors and electronic control module components
  • Replacement of faulty or worn spark plugs, air filters, and fuel filters
  • Adjustment of your vehicle's idle and timing
  • Adjustment of the clutch (on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission)

Why are tune ups important for my vehicle?

Normal vehicle usage causes various parts of your engine to lose their efficiency because of the temperature under the hood and vibration.

  • Regular tune ups help maintain vehicle safety and performance by ensuring that worn or faulty parts are replaced promptly
  • Tune ups can help you achieve maximum fuel efficiency and vehicle performance

When to get a tune up

Tune ups are an important part of the regular vehicle maintenance and should be scheduled annually.  You should schedule a tune up sooner if you notice any of the following:

  • Your gas mileage is decreasing
  • You experience a loss of power or torque
  • Your engine sounds like its running rough or stalls out at a stop
  • You hear knocking or pinging sounds when accelerating or after the ignition is turned off
  • Your check engine light remains on after your initial start
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