WINTER SPECIAL! Free Oil Change when you buy 4 new Tires
WINTER SPECIALFree Oil Change when you buy 4 new Tires

FAQ

On the side of the tire you’ll find the size, make, and model of the tire, along with its maximum inflation and load, speed rating, and safety warnings. Sizing on today’s vehicles usually looks like this: P235/75R15 105S (cars) or LT235/75R15 104/101Q (trucks).TireDimensions
The “P” means that the tire is designed for a Passenger car, “LT” for Light Trucks. If you choose to use a P rated tire on a vehicle that originally took an LT, the maximum load carrying capacity of the tire should be reduced by 9%.

The “235” is called the section width and is defined as the width of the tire in millimeters from sidewall to sidewall when the tire is fitted onto a rim of the recommended width. The width of the tread is slightly less than the section width. The “75” is the aspect ratio, which specifies that the height of a tire’s sidewall is 75 percent of its section width.

The “R” specifies that the tire is a radial tire. Most of today’s tires are radials, but occasionally you may see a “D” or a “B” on the tire indicating that the tire is a bias ply tire.

Never mix radial and bias ply tires on a vehicle. The “15” is the diameter of the wheel in inches. The “105” or “104/101” indicates the tire’s load index as established by the Rubber Manufacturers Association.TireSidewall

Make sure that the tire you replace has the same carrying capacity as the one you are taking off. You can do this by using a tire with the same load index, or by checking the maximum load capacity of the tire which is printed in fairly small print near the wheel. On trucks you often won’t see this designation in which case you should look for a load range such as C, D, E, or F.

The “S” or “Q” is the speed rating of the tire, which indicates the tire’s maximum speed. Some common speed ratings are: Q = 99 MPH; S = 112 MPH; T = 118 MPH; U = 124 MPH; V = 149 MPH; and Z for tires that won’t fall apart over 149 MPH. The speed rating is placed just before the “R” on some older tires. You can also consider this rating as a “performance rating” as tires with high speed ratings are built to withstand higher lateral and g-forces, resulting in improved handling even at slow speeds. If you want to improve handling, upgrade the speed rating.

We do not recommend using a tire with a speed rating lower than that which the vehicle manufacturer recommends for the car.
 
By downgrading the speed rating of the tires, you will reduce the vehicle’s handling and control in emergency situations. The industry accepted exception to this rule is that you may downgrade one speed rating level when switching over to snow tires.
UTQG stands for the Uniform Tire Quality Grades, which the U.S. Government requires on all passenger car tires. The UTQG has three components: a tread wear rating, a traction rating, and a temperature rating. This rating system was developed many years ago so consumers could compare the different qualities of various tires.
 
A standard test tire was chosen and all passenger tires since have been judged against this standard. Typically tires today have tread wear ratings of 200 to 600 (the standard tire was 100), a traction rating of “A” or “B” (on a scale of AA, A, B, and C), and a temperature rating of “A”, “B”, or “C” to gauge a tire’s resistance to heat buildup.


Unfortunately, this rating system is limited as a comparative tool because the tire manufacturers perform the tests without much oversight from the government. The ratings can be useful to compare tires made by the same manufacturer, but are less useful when comparing one brand to another. Furthermore, there are virtually no “AA” or “C” rated traction tires, so most of the tires are “A” with a few “B” rated tires near the low end.

The right tire typically depends on the primary use of the vehicle, how it is driven, future plans for the vehicle, the weather, and any special traction requirements.

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The use of various configurations of grooves and sipes in a tire tread affects the tire’s noise pattern and traction characteristics. Typically, wide, straight grooves have a low noise level and good water evacuation properties. Circumferential and lateral grooves work in concert to enhance the tire’s overall performance.

Directionally, the more lateral grooves on a tire, the better the traction. Sipes are small grooves that cross larger tread elements. The more siping a tire has, the better its traction, especially in snow or mud

Tire manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing tires in sets of four. (While this may sound like a sales tactic, you can confirm this by checking vehicle’s owner’s manuals.)
 
When all four tires on the vehicle are identical they perform better for cornering, handling, and tracking. Without this synchronization, the result can be poorer performance and handling which could jeopardize safety. This is especially true when it comes to snow tires. Today’s snow tires behave so radically different than conventional all-season tires that a vehicle can easily become unstable if you mix two tire types.
In the real world many people end up replacing just one or two tires at a time for a variety of reasons. When you are replacing only two tires, make sure the replacement tires are of the same size and construction as those on the car, and preferably identical to the two remaining tires.
 
Furthermore, for safety reasons we recommend you put them on the rear axle, even on front wheel drive cars. If you are only selling one new tire, it should be paired on the rear axle with the tire having the most tread depth of the other three.
The answer to this really depends on where the vehicle is located. Premium winter radials deliver state-of-the-art snow traction and exceptional control. Their computer-derived tread designs feature thousands of zigzag “sipes” that provide biting edges for outstanding performance on snow and ice, while delivering a smooth, quiet highway ride.
 
These tires are designed, however, for maximum traction–not long life–so they should be taken off as soon as winter is over.
Today’s snow tires behave radically different than conventional all-season tires. As such, a vehicle can easily become unstable if you mix two tire types. Therefore, you should always recommend four winter tires.
The “Mountain / Snowflake” symbol is a designation that indicates that a tire has been approved for use in severe winter conditions.
 
The symbol, recently approved by the Rubber Manufacturers Association, is being phased in over a few years. Some current snow tires don’t yet show it on the tire’s sidewall.
We recommend you inflate tires to the pressure designated by the vehicle’s manufacturer. You can find this information in the vehicle’s owner’s manual or sometimes on the driver’s side door jam. The maximum air pressure stamped on a tire may be used under certain circumstances such as when you are carrying a heavy load, are driving in extreme heat, or pulling a trailer. You should check the inflation pressure of the tires, including the spare, at least once a month and always before extended driving.


Check the pressure when tires are cold; that is, when the vehicle has been parked for at least three hours. If necessary, add air to inflate the tires to the pressure specified on the vehicle placard. Since this reading will be most accurate with cold tires, drive to the nearest source of pressurized air whenever possible. Never “bleed” or reduce the inflation pressure when the tires are hot. When tires heat up from driving, it is normal for inflation pressures to increase above recommended cold inflation pressure levels. If you let air out of a hot tire, it will be under inflated when it cools down. Also, use a high quality air pressure gauge to check the tires. Don’t trust your eyes! You can’t tell by looking at a tire if it is properly inflated.

To achieve more uniform wear for all tires on the vehicle, tires should be rotated every 7,500 miles or at any sign of uneven wear. If tires show uneven wear, a qualified service technician should check and correct any misalignment, imbalance, or other mechanical problems.The standard rotation pattern for most vehicles is to move the rear tires straight to the front, and move the fronts to the rear while crossing them to the other side of the vehicle.

We recommend that you rotate tires in the manner suggested by the vehicle’s owner’s manual.
Tires should be stored on a cool, dry surface away from sources of heat and ozone such as hot pipes and electric generators.
 
Be sure that surfaces on which tires are stored are clean and free from grease, gasoline, or other substances that may deteriorate the rubber. Tires exposed to these materials during storage or driving could be subject to sudden failure.
Wheel balancing checks the centrifugal force that will be created by the spinning of the tire to prevent vibrations. This vibration is usually felt on expressways where the higher driving speeds accentuate the shaking. If the vibration is in the steering wheel, chances are the tire that needs balancing is on the front axle. If the vibration seems to be coming from all over, the problem tire is probably on the rear axle.

A vehicle’s wheel alignment determines whether the vehicle will track straight down the road. If the vehicle is out of alignment, it will cause the vehicle’s tires to wear prematurely or such that they may create a lot of noise.

You should have a vehicle aligned annually or whenever it starts to “pull” or “drift” to the right or left.

The average tire today lasts around 43,000 miles, but like anything else, you get what you pay for. Many are capable of much longer mileage with tread wear warranties at 80,000 miles or higher. Others, such as performance tires, are designed to maximize their cornering and handling capabilities at the expense of tread life and may wear out as quickly as 20,000 miles.

Other factors–such as how someone drives (easy or hard), where they live (flat or hilly), and road surface (concrete vs. asphalt)–will also affect the longevity of the tires.

A tire is considered no longer usable when the tread depth is at 2/32nds of an inch or less. Tires have tread wear indicator bars within the tread channels that are 2/32nds of an inch high. If these indicators are flush with the surface of the tire, then the tire is legally bald.


If you can’t find these tread bar indicators, you can use the penny test. Insert a penny into the tread of the tire with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see the top of his head, then the tires need replacing. However, you may experience a loss of traction well before the tire is completely worn out.

Clean punctures in the tread area of a tire should be professionally repaired using the industry standard procedures recommended by the Rubber Manufacturers Association’s Technical Publication Number 19. A punctured tire must be dismounted and inspected for signs of internal damage.

We do not recommend plug repairs; they are dangerous and may void the manufacturer’s warranty. We also do not recommend use of an inner tube for the repair of a damaged tire.


A damaged tire is not repairable and should be replaced if:

  • It has been punctured by an object in excess of ¼”.
  • The tire has a bubble in the sidewall. This is called an impact break and typically occurs when the tire has hit a pothole or other object, pinching the sidewall between the rim and the object, causing damage to the tire carcass. Air pressure in the tire exposes this weakness, causing a bubble where the structural damage has occurred.
  • The tire displays a wear ring around the circumference of the sidewall. This sidewall abrasion is typically the result of driving on the tire while it is under inflated or flat.
  • The tire has damage to the inner liner. This may include, but is not limited to under inflation wrinkles, rubber fragments, tire dust, or detachment of the inner liner.
  • The tire has any bead damage, large punctures, slices, or cuts, or is damaged in any other way which might compromise its structural integrity.
There are many reasons a tire can blow out. Usually it is caused from a foreign object impacting the tire, thus causing a sudden loss in air pressure.

Sometimes a foreign object impacts a tire and causes a slow loss of air pressure which cannot always be detected by the driver. A tire driven while low on pressure loses its ability to dissipate heat. This heat can cause a thermal breakdown of the tire on a molecular level, resulting in a blowout. Under these circumstances it is often impossible to determine the actual cause of pressure loss.

A tire can also blow out due to an impact it received sometime in the past. An impact break can happen when a tire impacts a pothole or rut in the road. This impact break can be small at first but grow over time and thus eventually cause a blowout. This is often noticeable as a slight bulge in the sidewall of the tire.

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Yes, if you substantially change the overall diameter of tires. Maintaining the original, specified diameters, as closely as possible ensures that on-board computers will function properly.

Therefore, effectively manage such systems as anti-lock braking systems, traction control, fuel management systems, electronically controlled automatic transmission and electronic handling stability systems. Changing tire diameters sends erroneous readings to the computers. These systems won’t fail, but they will be impacted to varying degrees.
Yes. A replacement tire should always meet or exceed the load carrying capacity of the original.
Under inflation can cause extreme sidewall flexing. The result may be dangerous heat buildup that can lead to premature tire failure.

Over-inflation can cause tires to be more susceptible to impact damage. Furthermore, either condition may adversely affect vehicle handling and tread wear.
An all-season tire is designed with a long lasting, aggressive tread pattern designed to get rid of water and snow, balancing the wet and snow traction capabilities with dry pavement performance. They generally feature lots of biting edges that enhance snow and wet traction. Most tires with these features are branded M&S for mud and snow.


An all-terrain type tire is a light truck tire that has been designed with an even more aggressive tread pattern. This type of tire may be driven on or off the road in virtually any type of weather and road condition. In rain and on mud, an all-terrain tire’s open, self-cleaning tread provides excellent traction, and its rugged edges grip on rocky and uneven terrain.

Plus sizing is one of the easiest ways to achieve enhanced performance and change the appearance of a vehicle Converting to a “plus 1″ size means increasing the wheel diameter by 1” and selecting an appropriate tire to fit.  Likewise, moving to a “plus 2″ would result in a wheel with 2” larger diameter.


Note, however, that while the wheel diameter is increasing, the overall diameter of the tire remains fairly consistent (usually within +/- .04 inches) preserving the speedometer reading and gear ratio.

When “plus sizing,” the tire is wider (section width) and therefore has a larger footprint. In addition, the sidewall becomes shorter (aspect ratio) and more rigid. Together, this gives better lateral stability and increased steering response.

The best way to check for brake problems is by “feeling” the brake pedal. When you’re on the road, you can often sense a problem with the brakes through pedal feedback.
 
For example, if the pedal travels too far, feels too hard or soft, or pulses, it could be warning you of worn pads and brake shoes, low fluids, or worn rotors.
Since shocks and struts typically wear out over a long period of time, it is often difficult to tell when they are worn out. We recommend having them checked every 20,000 to 30,000 miles.


Symptoms of wear include uneven wear on your tire treads. If your vehicle’s front end dips excessively during sudden stops, they may also need to be replaced. You can check them by pushing down on the front and rear of the vehicle and checking for excessive bouncing. 

Alignment

 

Wheel Alignment along with tire/wheel balancing will help your tires last much longer, but they are two different things. A wheel alignment may be needed if your vehicle is pulling to the left or right when the steering wheel is in the straight ahead position or if your tires are wearing unevenly.

Wheel alignments and tire rotations are important to extend the wear of your tires and fuel savings, which could save you hundreds of dollars in the future. Our technicians perform a state-of-the-art computerized alignment on your vehicle.

Our Hunter Alignment System and Wheel Sensors combines cutting edge technology with state-of-the art software that delivers precise and accurate alignments to get your vehicle back within manufacturer’s specifications.

Permanently mounted digital video cameras constantly monitor our technicians’ progress by scanning the alignment targets on each wheel. The results are displayed in real-time on a computer monitor which gives us detailed information needed to make the necessary adjustments.

Coolant

Coolant, also known as antifreeze is found in your vehicle’s radiator. The coolant serves a few purposes, the most important is keeping water in your radiator and engine from freezing in cold temperatures and from boiling over in the summer from the hot weather. Radiators are normally filled with a 50/50 mixture of antifreeze and water. Another function of the coolant is lubrication of the moving parts it comes in contact with, like the water pump.

It is important that you check your fluid levels regularly, adding coolant if needed.  If you see coolant underneath your vehicle, our Technicians will perform a Coolant Pressure Test to pinpoint where the system is losing pressure. The coolant in your vehicle should be changed according to the manufactures specifications. A cooling system Drain/FIU will ensure that your coolant continues to do its job as efficiently as possible.

Our Master Certified Technicians will check out your coolant system and change the fluid when necessary. You never want the engine in your vehicle to overheat. Regular maintenance and repairs on your coolant system is the best way to prevent a major expense.

Oil Change, Filter & Lube

There are parts of your engine that never touch, they ride on a thin film of oil. The main function of oil is to keep these moving parts separated from each other preventing damage and wear to your engine. Oil also acts as a coolant, as the oil circulates it carries the heat away that is generated through the combustion process.

Your motor oil helps keep the engine of your vehicle clean, constantly cleaning as it lubricates picking up and holding dirt and other contaminants and by products, turning oil into sludge. As your oil becomes saturated with these contaminants and cannot hold anymore in suspension, the excess falls out and can form deposits in the engine. Regular oil changes will remove the suspended contaminants before the sludge can form, helping keep your engine running cleaner and smoother.

The timing of your oil changes can depend on the type of vehicle you drive, where you drive and how you drive. This information can be found in your vehicle owner’s manual.

With your oil change at Rowley’s Tires & Automotive we will properly lubricate all of the grease fittings as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and top off fluids as necessary. Included in our 21 point inspection, we will inspect belts; hoses, tire air pressure, lights, and visually inspect other vehicle components.

Transmission & Drive Train

In your vehicle the transmission adapts the output of the combustion engine to drive the wheels. The engines need to operate at a relatively high rotational speed, which is inappropriate for starting, stopping and driving in slow traffic. Your transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed increasing torque in the process.

The transmission is generally connected to the engine crankshaft with the output of the transmission is transmitted via the drive shaft to one or more differentials, which in turn drive the wheels. The differential could provide gear reduction; its primary purpose is to permit the wheels at either end of the axle to rotate at different speeds as it changes the direction.

Rowleys Tires and Automotive Services offers complete transmission and drive train services by our Master Certified Technicians for both foreign and domestic vehicles, following your manufacturer’s guidelines. We offer the following services to help keep your vehicle on the road:

  • Transmission Flush
  • Transmission Filter Change
  • Rear & Front Differential Service
  • Transfer Case Service
  • U-Joint Inspection
  • CV Axle Inspection
  • Wheel Bearing Replacement

Steering & Suspension

Service to your steering and suspension can help eliminate premature wear on your tires and save you hundreds of dollars. Your vehicle’s steering and suspension is responsible for providing optimal ride and comfort and handling performance. 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 control over your car as you drive. This also can accelerate tire wear.
Your steering and suspension should be checked on a regular basis, according to the manufacturer’s guidelines or if you notice any of the following:

  • Excessive noise when driving over bumps
  • A harsh, bumpy, or shaky ride
  • Extreme bouncing and wandering
  • Crooked steering wheel
  • Uneven wear on your tires

Our Master Certified Technicians will thoroughly inspect all shocks, struts, and springs for signs of wear or damage, replace worn, damaged, or missing steering or suspension parts that are not performing as intended and other suspension repairs as needed to get you back on the road safely. The replacement of steering and suspension parts may change existing wheel angles, which requires a wheel alignment. Our team of experienced technicians will give your vehicle a complete inspection and avid you of worn steering and suspension parts including:

  • Shock/Struts
  • Springs
  • Tie Rods (Outer and Inner)
  • Sway Bar Links
  • Ball Joints (Upper and Lower)
  • Control Arms

Engine Tune-Up

An engine tune-up has changed considerably over the years but the basics of how a gasoline engine works has not. Both clean gas and air needs to be driven to the vehicle’s cylinders where combustion initiated by a spark plug creates the power necessary to move your vehicle.

Clogged fuel injectors, dirty air and fuel filters, and corroded spark plugs will affect your engine’s performance and contribute to lower gas mileage and bad engine performance. We recommend you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for replacing key components such as fuel filters, PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valves, and spark plugs when they are no long working at their maximum efficiency.
You may need a tune-up if you notice one or more of the conditions below when starting or driving your vehicle:

  • Decrease in gas mileage
  • Noticeable loss in power
  • Engine is running rough
  • Engine stalls while you are stopped
  • Engine knocks when accelerating or keeps running after the ignition is turned off
  • Check Engine or Service Engine light remains on


Every engine has different needs, depending on past use and driving conditions. We offer a wide range of engine services from simple check-up to more involved engine repairs. All engine services are done by our Trained Master Certified Technicians and include:

  • Visual inspection of engine components
  • Installation of new spark plugs
  • Set timing and idle if needed


Our trained technicians follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to keep your engine running at its peak performance.

Engine Analysis (Check Engine Light)

Our Master Certified Technicians can perform a computerized engine analysis on your vehicle to keep your vehicles engine operating perfectly.  Today’s vehicle engine operates completely different than days gone by. Your engine is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment and present day regulations demand that vehicles be equipped with electronic engine control systems that help curb carbon emissions and increase fuel efficiency.

Our computer analysis of your engine is done using high-tech engine diagnostic equipment. A network of sensors and switches convert and monitor your engine’s operation conditions into electrical signals. The computer receives this information and based on the computer program commands are sent to three different systems, ignition, fuel, and emission control.

There could be a number of factors resulting in a check engine light. Our technicians will put your vehicle through a series of diagnostic tests to determine the problem and get you back on the road quickly.

Your Vehicle’s Sensory Components are:

  • Mass Airflow Sensor
  • Throttle Position Sensor
  • Manifold Absolute pressure Sensor
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor
  • Exhaust Oxygen Sensor
  • Crankshaft Position Sensor
  • Camshaft Position Sensor
  • Oxygen Sensors

Charging System Check

When your engine is running, your vehicle’s charging system converts mechanical energy into electrical energy.  This energy is needed to operate the loads in the vehicle’s electrical system. When the charging system’s output is greater than what is needed by the vehicle, it sends current into the battery to maintain the proper charge.

When the engine is running, battery power energizes the charging system and engine power drives it. The charging system then generates electricity for the vehicle’s electrical systems. At low speeds some battery current may be needed to operate lights and window defogger, etc., but at higher speeds the charging system supplies all the current needed by the vehicle.

Our Master Certified Technicians thoroughly understand the charging system and our Charging System Checkup includes:

  • Condition of Battery
  • Condition of Starter
  • Condition of Alternator/Generator
  • Condition of Overall Charging System

Brakes, Shocks & Struts

Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services provides complete brake repair service for passenger vehicles and light truck vehicles.  Our Master Certified Technicians inspect your entire brake system to locate the problem and do the repairs needed to your vehicle.

Your brakes should be checked every 8,000 to 10,000 miles. Our Master Certified Technicians will be able to check your brake system thoroughly that includes:

  • Check brake lining wear
  • Rotors
  • Fluid Levels
  • Hoses
  • Connecting Hardware

The best way to check your brakes is by feeling the brake pedal, while driving you can often sense a problem with your brakes by the way the brake pedal feels.

An example is if your pedal travels too far, feels to hard or soft, or if it pulses, these are warning signs and you should bring your vehicle into Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services as soon as possible to have your brakes checked. 

These could be signs of worn brake pads and brake shoes, low brake fluid or worn rotors. A sure sign of bad brakes can be heard in brakes that squeal or grind when in use.

All braking system products meet or exceed manufacturer’s specifications.

Belts & Hoses

Proper maintenance of your vehicle’s belts or hoses is an easy way to protect your car’s reliability and prevent costly repairs in the future. Our Master Certified Technicians check your belts and hoses at each oil change. Routine inspections and preventative maintenance goes a long way when it comes to sustaining the condition of your vehicle.

The belts and hoses on your vehicle wear out faster than any other component in your car due to exposure to heat, vibration, and contamination. Regular inspections are very import to keep your vehicle in good running condition.


Belts

Some accessories in your vehicle are electrically powered by the charging system; others use the engine itself as their power source, delivered by a system of pulleys and belts. The alternator, water pump, power steering pump, the compressor for the air conditioning and the radiator cooling fan are some of accessories that would use this power source. Many late model vehicles use a single serpentine belt in place of individual belts to drive these accessories.

Hoses

Typical hoses include radiator and heater hoses, fuel hose, and a power steering hose. The radiator and heater hoses convey coolant to the engine and heater core. The fuel hose transports gasoline from the tank to the engine and the hose for the power steering connects the pump to the steering gear.
Our expert technicians at Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services let you know when your belts and hoses need replacement and keep your vehicle running newer, longer

Batteries

You don’t think of your vehicle’s battery until one day you try to start your car and only hear the starter, then it clicks, then… nothing. Your car won’t start, leaving you with a dead battery.

Two of the main causes that damage a battery are excessive summer heat and overcharging, caused by a faulty component in the charging system itself, like your regulator. When this happens the battery becomes weaker over time and usually gives you problems when the cold weather hits. The engine oil thickens up in the winter, making the engine hard to crank, therefore if your battery is not in good shape you might be in for a surprise when cold weather hits.

To prevent problems with your battery before they happen you should have your battery checked once a year, especially if it is more than two years old. Our Master Certified Technicians will perform a battery load test to determine the strength and condition of your battery to make sure your charging system is working at peak condition.

To help keep your battery in good condition, perform the following on a routine basis:

  • Keep Your Battery Clean
  • Regularly check your battery’s terminals for corrosion
  • Check your cable connections to make sure they are tight


If you do need a new battery Rowleys Tires and Automotive Services has a full line of Interstate or Dynastart batteries. Our Master Certified Technicians can install your new battery, clean the battery tray, cables, and connectors and replace any needed parts. Our batteries come with a nationwide warranty.

Air Conditioning & Heating

Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is responsible for many aspects of the cooling and heating system in your vehicle. You know that the air conditioning system cools your car in the summer, but it also plays an important role in the heating, defrosting, air filtering and humidity control, providing you with a clear view of the road.

At Rowleys Tires & Automotive Services we can check your vehicle’s air conditioning system to make sure it is operating properly and provide service if needed. Our Master Certified Technicians are experts and included is the following services performed on your air conditioning system.

  • Check Belts
  • Check for leaks at hoses and connections, condenser, receiver drier, compressor, expansion valve, and evaporator
  • Evacuate the Air Conditioning System
  • Gauge Check the System
  • Recharging Air Conditioning Systems
  • Recycle Used Freon
  • Vacuum test the Air Conditioning System


Your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system are two distinct operations, buy they both depend on a cycle of processes to help regulate the internal temperature of your vehicle.

In the coldest months of winter, your vehicles’ heating system can be a lifesaver. It is also responsible for keeping your vehicle’s engine operating at efficient temperatures.

Our Technicians will help to ensure your heating system operates at its best.

Alternator & Starters

An alternator is a simple component that contains only a few parts, it is critical in the operation of your vehicle. It turns the mechanical energy of the engine’s rotating crank shaft into electricity through induction.

The wires within the alternator cut through a magnetic field and this induces electrical current, which powers your car’s accessories. Accessories can be anything from headlights to the charger for your mobile phone. The alternator keeps the battery fully charged, providing the power to start your car.

 

 

 

If you have problems starting your vehicle, many people think it could be the battery, but the problem could be your starter.   The battery sends a charge to the starter which then sends it to the alternator. The charge from your alternator enables your car to start. If the starter is worn out it won’t accept or send a charge, the car is dead.

Our Master Certified technicians have the knowledge to find out what is wrong with your vehicle and we carry the parts needed to get you back on the road. Contact us for all your vehicle service need