Expertech is an AAA Approved Auto Repair Facility. This means that our shop meets stringent requirements stipulated by AAA:
- Customer Service
- Facility Appearance
- Staff Qualifications & Training
- Community Reputation
- Equipment Requirements
- Scope of Services & Repairs
Furthermore, Expertech must guarantee workmanship and stand behind our repairs.
It is vital to inspect your vehicle’s belts and hoses on a regular basis because often times a damaged piece has serious effects on the condition of your vehicle. Research shows that while most people are attentive when it comes to regular oil changes, they hardly devote any concern at all to the condition of their belts and hoses. A leaking hose or a cracked belt will cause you more trouble than an overdue oil change ever will!
When your mechanic is wearing the ASE patch, don’t expect to get to know him—you won’t be back in a long time! That’s because our ASE technicians do the job right the first time.
Composed of a series of lead plates submerged in a 35% sulfuric acid/65% water solution, your 12-volt battery houses a chemical reaction that releases electrons through conductors, producing electricity which is then channeled into your vehicle’s electrical system. When your car’s engine is off, the battery supplies electricity to all of the electrical system components, including the essential power required to start your vehicle. In periods of high demand, the battery also supplements power from the charging system.
Driving in a vehicle without proper alignment is an expensive enterprise. Not only does flawed alignment decrease gas mileage and tire life, it also adds stress to other vehicle components, including steering equipment and overall structural damage. Ideally, your vehicle’s wheels should be perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they meet these criteria is how our service professionals ensure your vehicle is properly aligned.
In some ways, a car’s exhaust system works like a chimney on your house, directing the by-products from burning fuel away from the people inside. A car’s exhaust system routes waste gases from the engine to the rear of the car, where they are discharged into the atmosphere. Exhaust gases contain dangerous substances such as carbon monoxide, which can be hazardous if allowed to flow into the passenger housing of the car.
The exhaust system also converts pollutants into less harmful by-products, reduces the noise of the engine, and directs exhaust gases so they can be used to heat air and fuel before they go into the engine’s cylinders to be burned. Finally, the exhaust system provides just the right amount of backpressure into the engine to improve its fuel-burning efficiency and increase performance.
Just like oil, they help lubricate and protect your systems from premature wear, corrosion and expensive repairs down the road. Dirt and metal particles are suspended in the fluids, carried away and filtered out.
Over time, the fluids in your vehicle begin to break down and lose their efficiencies. This is when you need to replace the fluids. At Expertech, during our oil change service, one of the things we do is inspect your fluids.
At Expertech, during your scheduled maintenance, you can rest assure that we will look over all of your vehicle’s systems. Anytime your vehicle is put up on the lift here at the shop for an oil change, the technician working on your vehicle will perform our multi-point vehicle inspection.
Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
If your motor is an interference motor, meaning that the pistons and valves occupy the same space at different times, the importance of the timing belt becomes apparent. Severe engine damage may occur if your timing belt breaks.
Expertech can change your Timing Belt, Timing Belt Tensioner & Idler, Water Pump as well as the Camshaft & Crankshaft Seals. Since replacement of timing belt can be a labor-intensive operation, we advise replacing the water pump at this time. Access to the timing belt usually means removing quite a few peripheral parts, so it is advisable and more economical to replace the water pump now that the engine is apart.
Transmissions convert this power from the engine so that it can supply high torque at low speeds, in addition to selecting which gears are appropriate based on the driving conditions.
Transmission problems typically arise when regular service is neglected. When fluids aren’t properly changed, excessive heat caused from friction results in rough shifting, accelerated wear, and even complete failure. That’s why it’s essential that you turn to us to make sure that your transmission is lubricated and cooled by the finest quality transmission fluids, installed by our service professionals.
Spark plugs, spark plug wires, coils and/or coil packs, air filter and fuel filter may need to be changed depending on how many miles you have. Additionally, we offer the BG Fuel/Air Induction Service. This service will increase fuel economy, increase engine performance, decrease emissions, and restore airflow to the combustion chamber.
How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?
Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavier than the other because it’s endured more exposure to the friction and heat of the road.
Come in for prompt, professional service—most people are very satisfied with the difference such a simple and inexpensive procedure makes. Look for these signs, and if you find either one, come see us:
- Scalloped, erratic wear pattern on tires.
- Vibration in steering wheel, seat, or floorboard at certain speeds.