100% Full Service & Repair on ALL Years, Makes and Models. Please click the tabs bellow to learn about a few of the services we provide.
- Special Services
- Steering & Suspension
- Engine & Trans
- Tire & Wheel
PA State Emissions Inspection
PA State Safety Inspections on the following:
Several ASE Certified Master Technicians on staff.Fully outfitted with the most up to date computer diagnostic equipment for:
We are known as the shop that can fix anything. Several dealerships and local shops send us the vehicles they can not fix.
We have all the Advanced Equipment & Knowledge to diagnose the most complicated issues with all your vehicles systems.
Air Bag (SRS)
Anti-lock Brake (ABS)
Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Tire pressure monitor system (TPMS)
We perform ALL manufacturer-specific mileage services to maintain your factory warranty coverage.
Whether your vehicle is ready for its timing belt replacement or a basic tune-up, there is no vehicle maintenance that we can’t handle.
We take pride in being able to offer the best options in vehicle maintenance. Most shops will perform only the basic oil changes and transmission fluid changes, but do NOT offer the option of performing the best possible service to your vehicle’s vital components due to the very large and costly equipment required.
We have the state-of-the-art equipment needed to maintain ALL of your vehicle’s systems, whether you drive a small car or large truck.
Please view our Special Services tab for detailed information on the services we perform and how our services set us above and beyond other shops.
Here are some of the special services we provide that most shops, including dealerships, do NOT offer due to the cost of the expensive equipment.
Engine Oil System Flush Service:
This service is recommended every 30K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to oil pressure, flow, lubrication, and oil consumption. Oil is the “lifeblood” of an engine. Maintaining the engine’s oil system has become more important than ever.
“I’ve been driving cars for 50 years… I’ve never needed this before. Why do I need it now?”
Most of today’s engines have variable valve timing, which is crucial to engine drivability, performance, and fuel economy. These systems require very specific oil pressure and flow conditions to function properly. When the system fails, it can become extremely costly to repair. Picture the engine’s oil system the same as the vascular system in a human body. There are thousands of tiny tubes and passages that have pressurized fluid flowing throughout. A sludged and clogged oil system is very similar to having cholesterol build-up.
Within these passages, there forms a build-up of carbon deposits and burned oil. This forms sludge, which sticks to the walls of these passages. This not only limits flow and volume, but pieces of this build-up will break off and float around inside the system, causing a total clog and blockage of oil to essential internal parts. This could cause anything from a check engine light coming on, leading to an expensive repair, or even to complete engine failure. Performing periodic engine oil system flushes prevents the build-up of these deposits in your oil system.
Other great uses for an oil system flush are on vehicles that have an oil consumption problem (burning oil). The flush system will help remove carbon deposits from the bottom piston ring (oil control ring). This has proven to not only slow down and or stop excessive oil consumption, but to also increase compression. This provides better cylinder combustion and engine performance. Hands down, you want to maintain your oil system before it eventually becomes an expensive issue.
Transmission Flush Service:
This service is recommended every 30K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to transmission slippage, shift quality, or transmission drivability issues.
Most shops perform what we refer to as a “drain and fill.” This is the simple removal of the transmission fluid pan drain plug, allowing the transmission to drain only what’s in the pan when the vehicle is not running, and then topping up the fluid level by replacing ONLY the fluid that came out. This is a very poor quality service for several reasons. For example, the typical automatic transmission holds 8 to 12+ quarts of transmission fluid. The average transmission pan holds less than 4 quarts of fluid when the engine is off. The rest of the fluid is trapped in the transmission’s circulation lines, transmission cooler/ hoses, torque converter, and valve body.
It is essential that ALL of the transmission fluid is changed to perform a proper service. An automatic transmission’s internal workings are nothing more than a hydraulic fluid pump. The system requires fluid flow and pressure. Pressure is directed and controlled by opening and closing tiny ports and valves. Even the smallest particles of debris will disrupt the system and cause major issues. Transmission fluid breaks down over time and loses its lubrication properties and collects debris lost from the wearing of the moving internal parts and friction materials. This internal wear is natural on any gear box or mechanical moving part. Poor fluid quality speeds up the wear process and the issue continuously escalates.
The transmission service we provide utilizes a flush machine. This enables us to replace as much fluid as possible if not ALL of the fluid. The machine is hooked up in line of the transmission’s fluid flow. This will force the flow of old transmission fluid out of the vehicle and is collected in the machine. The machine will then replace the fluid in real time 1:1; old to new. I usually help describe the operation by referring to a dialysis machine, only instead of filtering and cleaning the fluid, it replaces the fluid completely. The operation is performed with the vehicle running and the transmission in operation. This ensures no old fluid is stagnant in the system. The amount of fluid flushed through the system is determined by the model vehicle. The most common flush we do would involve a 12-quart flush on an 8-quart-capacity vehicle. Extra flush time helps remove any stubborn fluid.
Power Steering System Flush Service:
This service is recommended every 60K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to steering pump noise, skipping steering pressure, or lack of power steering assist (hard steering).
Most shops do not offer any sort of power steering fluid service. The only time power steering fluid is changed is during the replacement of a steering component, which requires the system to be opened and drained down. A power steering system is a simple hydraulic pressure system. Any hydraulic system relies 100% of fluid quality. Wearing pumps, gears, and even temperature can cause power steering fluid to break down over time.
New power steering fluid is either clear or amber in color. When it breaks down and becomes full of suspended debris, it becomes black. Power steering systems do not have a filtration systems built in. Old, dirty fluid exacerbates the wearing of important moving parts. By changing the fluid every 60K miles, you can prevent costly repairs, such as replacing bad power steering pumps and steering racks.
The service we provide changes the old fluid out with new fluid while the system is in operation and the fluid is flowing. This allows us to remove as much old fluid as possible and not just the tiny amount left sitting in the reservoir. We also provide several different fluid additives that can be added to the system after a flush to help combat different issues.
Cooling System Flush Service:
This service is recommended every 100K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to the engine running above normal temperature or poor interior heat quality.
The industry standard cooling system service is to drain and refill the cooling system with fresh antifreeze/coolant and to only remove and replace parts when they fail. We prefer to take the cooling system service to the next level. We take the time to understand the science behind what is happening in the cooling system. Knowing what causes the chemical reactions that affect the cooling system is step 1 in combating the breakdown of the components themselves.
First, we start with a combination of industrial chemicals that neutralize the chemical reaction and dissolve the byproducts of the reaction. They will not harm any materials in the cooling system, from the rubber components to the different metals. Once this is run throughout the system for a period of time, the system is drained down. All components that inhibit a good drain down are removed and cleaned or flushed individually as required.
When poor interior heat is an issue, a separate machine it attached to the heating circuit and isolated. A similar combination of chemicals is circulated through the heater core to flush out debris. Once the entire system is opened up as needed, the system will be thoroughly flushed until clean. The system is then reassembled and filled with fresh antifreeze/coolant.
To top it off, we use a pH balancer specific for cooling systems. This allows the fresh coolant to stay neutral for as long as possible. Every vehicle’s cooling system flush is catered directly to the situation at hand. Every vehicle is unique in its current state of condition and requires its own unique tactics to remedy its issues. We understand this and stay away from the “cookie-cutter” service.
Fuel Injection System Maintenance and Pressure Flush:
This service is recommended every 100K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to engine performance, such as misfires, poor fuel economy, certain check engine light codes, and emissions-related issues.
Most of the vehicles on the road were NOT engineered to run on today’s ethanol-blended fuels. Ethanol is a huge problem for many reasons. We understand the chemistry behind ethanol fuel and the many ways it affects your vehicle in some very serious ways.
Fuel injection system maintenance is not a normal service provided by independent shops and even most dealerships. With the constant price increase of parts and labor with today’s complicated vehicles, it has become more cost-effective to maintain the fuel system components than wait for them to break and replace them. Years ago, you could replace 90% of the fuel systems major components in less than an hour. With today’s vehicles becoming more and more compact, the engine often requires extreme disassembly in order to access and replace simple components, such as fuel injectors. We offer a service that helps prevent major issues from happening and also can remedy current issues without having to replace expensive components.
Our system hooks directly to the fuel injection high pressure supply line and flushes the fuel rail components and fuel injectors from the inside out with special industrial chemicals. The nozzles of a fuel injector have pin holes so tiny they are hard to see. They are so small that water molecules cannot fit though the hole. This becomes an issue particularly with ethanol fuel, which absorbs water out of the humidity in the air. Not only are we no fighting dirt build-up in a fuel system, but we have to deal with water issues more than ever. One large droplet of water in a fuel injector tip can shut down an entire cylinder from firing properly. Servicing the fuel rail and injectors is only step one. It’s also very important to replace the fuel filter and treat the entire tank with chemicals specific to each vehicle’s needs. We will also instruct you on future self-care to help the build-up of fuel issues as well.
Intake Manifold Runner and Top Cylinder Cleaning Service:
This service is recommended every 100K miles or on vehicles that are experiencing an issue related to engine performance, such as misfires, poor fuel economy, certain check engine light codes and emissions-related issues.
A very rare yet important service is the ability to maintain and repair the intake air system and runners without replacing expensive parts. Today’s vehicles have extremely tight emissions standards. The computer electronics are held at a high level of precision adaptability to ensure that your engine is not polluting the environment. With modern “drive by wire” throttle control and automatic idle adjustments, which create consistent engine conditions for optimum fuel economy, combustion, and emissions levels, it has become critical to keep the engine’s intake system clean and free of oil and carbon build-up. The inside of an intake manifold will get extremely caked with deposits from the vehicles PCV system (emissions-related system). The intake is also home of several very sensitive electronics and sensors that are required for engine management and drivability. Keeping this system clean will not only save you money at the gas pump, but will save even more money on costly emissions repairs.
Our intake runner and top-cylinder cleaning system will help prevent the build-up and remove current build-up of oil and carbon deposits from the throttle body all the way to the top of the piston. This includes the upper and lower intake manifolds, intake valves, and the combustion chambers as well all the important sensors along the way. As it burns through the engine, it can also help clean out the catalytic converter as it exits the exhaust system.
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