Q: How often should I have a complete tune-up on my car?
A: Although with the use of electronic ignition systems manufacturers are extending the life expectancy of spark plugs. However, in order to keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently, we still recommend a complete tune-up every 12,000 miles or once per year. This will keep your emissions low and your gas mileage high!
Q: How often should I change my car’s oil?
A: Although with progressing technology manufacturers are extending the recommended oil change intervals, we still recommend that you change your oil every 3 months or 3000 miles to keep your engine running smoothly and efficiently for a longer life expectancy.
Q: How often should I have the transmission fluid changed in my car, or is it even necessary?
A: Yes, this is a critical maintenance routine that will allow you to achieve the maximum life from your transmission while keeping it shifting smoothly and efficiently. Always, at least follow your manufacturers recommendations. In light of that, we recommend a fluid and filter change every 15,000 to 20,000 miles. We also strongly suggest a complete power flush at least every third fluid change since this guarentees that 100% of the old fluid is drained and all debris is removed from the transmission.
Q: How often should I have my car’s wheels aligned?
A: Always follow your manufacturers recommendation outlined in your owner’s manual. In general, wheels should be aligned every 10,000 or once a year. An alignment should be done immediately if you have hit a curb or a large pot-hole, since this will save your tires premature failure.
Q: How often should I have the tires rotated on my car?
A: Most tire manufacturers recommend that you have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. We agree with this policy and we also recommend checking the balance of your tires on our high-speed balancer. We always check air pressure!
Q: What is the difference between rebuilt and remanufactured?
A: Rebuilding is the process of restoring a part to its original state before failure by replacing only the damaged components. Remanufacturing is the process of replacing all of the components of a part that are subject to wear,in order to make it like its new condition.