WRITTEN ESTIMATEWe will always provide you with a complete written estimate that fully explains the scope of the work to be performed, a detailed parts list with individual prices, and the actual labor cost, that we will adhere to! The only things that change from our estimates are unforeseen or extenuating circumstances which we will call you about before moving forward.
ESTIMATED TIME FOR COMPLETIONWe will always provide you with an estimated time to completion. We will work diligently to adhere to that time schedule, but please remember this is an estimate, and this is auto repair, not everything can be planned for. That being said, there are times when things happen that are out of our control, fortunately for you, the hours don’t climb on your bill of this happens, we stick to our guide of book time. If something unforeseen happens and we can not finish your repair on time, we will call you as soon as we are aware of any issues and let you know what happened and why as well as an updated estimated time to completion.
- Preventative Maintenance
- Brake Repair & Service
- Transmission Work
- Oil Change & Lube Service
- Emergency Repairs
- Air Conditioning Repair and Maintenance
- Struts and Shocks
- Tune Ups
The best way to minimize more serious breakdowns and the higher costs associated with automotive repair is by doing routine maintenance. Preventive vehicle maintenance is simply what the manufacturer of your vehicle suggests getting done to keep your vehicle going. Whether you have a car or truck we provide the maintenance services to keep it running well.
Brakes wear out over time requiring service. How long your brakes last is based on various things such as driving conditions, how you brake and other factors. For this reason, it is necessary to service your brakes regularly. We are familiar with the driving conditions here in Northwest Indiana and know that your brakes need care. So we provide a complimentary inspection with every service to make sure that any problem is taken up before it becomes a major concern.
The transmission may well be one of the most complicated and important components of your car or truck. That’s why it’s important to trust your transmission maintenance & repair to a full-service transmission shop. There are a number of problems that can be resolved with an adjustment while others may require a complete transmission overhaul. Our skilled mechanics have the training and expertise to properly diagnose and fix any transmission problem.
As our mission is to provide Northwest Indiana and the surrounding areas with a place that takes care of all their vehicle needs, we provide oil changes for all cars and trucks. We additionally offer a complimentary vehicle inspection with your oil change as we care about your safety.
We are here for any kind of trouble with your car or truck. We know your vehicle breaking down can be frustrating and even worse it can leave you stranded. So we provide the best service we can to make you feel at ease during such a time. If you ever need emergency vehicle service, call us. We provide towing in addition to repairing your vehicle so you can relax and let us take care of it.
Cooling System Maintenance
What Our ASE Certified Technicians DoThe following components are inspected. Their condition is recorded and compared to manufacturer’s specs. Recommendations are made per the Motorist Assurance Program Uniform Inspection Guidelines:
Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
- Interior controls and blower
- Radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
- The A/C compressor belt for condition and tension
- Leaks or other damage Component condition, leaks or damage
Heating and Air Conditioning Tests
- Pressure test engine cooling system
- A/C system pressures are measured and compared to manufacturer’s specifications
- A/C system is leak tested
- Both the heater and A/C are performance tested by checking the outlet air temperature at the discharge vents
Suspension and Steering SystemsThe primary function of your cars suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it “suspended” and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems. Shocks & Struts are a primary component of your car’s suspension & steering system.
Steering SystemsWorn or loose components affect the ability to control the toe angle, and may result in a loss of directional stability and accelerated tire wear. The main components of a Conventional system are:
- Steering Gear Box
- Center Link
- Pitman Arm
- Idler Arm
- Tie Rods
- Rack and Pinion Assembly
- Bellows Boots
- Tie Rods
Suspension SystemWorn or loose components affect the suspension systems ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tire wear. The main components of the suspension system are:
- Control Arms
- Ball Joints
- Springs (Coil or Leaf)
- Shock Absorbers
Computerized Vehicle AnalysisYour modern vehicle’s engine is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment. The days of your father’s gas-guzzler are long gone—instead, Federal Exhaust Emission and Fuel Economy regulations demand that today’s vehicles be equipped with electronic engine control systems, to curb carbon emissions and increase fuel efficiency. With technically-advanced control systems taking the place of simple engine components, common maintenance services such as tune-ups are also a thing of the past. Regular services (such as spark plug and filter replacements) are still required, as well as acomputerized vehicle analysis of your car’s control computer. Our factory-trained technicians are here to provide these basic services.
Here’s how your modern vehicle’s control computer operates:A network of sensors and switches convert and monitor engine operating conditions into electrical signals. The computer receives this information, and, based on information and instructions coded within this savvy computer program, commands are sent to three different systems: ignition, fuel, and emission control. Whenever a problem arises (as seen by that nagging “check engine” light), our service pros check whatever command is prompted, in addition to the status of your engine control computer and sensors. That way you’ll know if your vehicle’s performance is caused by a real problem, or just a sensor/computer issue.
Here’s a brief overview of your vehicle’s sensory components:
- Mass airflow sensor
- Throttle position sensor
- Manifold absolute pressure sensor
- Coolant temperature sensor
- Exhaust oxygen sensor
- Crankshaft position sensor
- Camshaft position sensor