- Brakes - You need to get your brakes repaired if you are facing problems in stopping your vehicle or when you notice audible sounds coming from the brakes. The problems may not appear very serious to you but if left unchecked, they can easily develop into serous problems. It is highly recommended to consult an experienced service shop and get the problems fixed. You can not only avoid expensive repairs in the long run, but also can ensure your and your family’s safety.
- CV Joints - I realize that much of this introductory text will seem very basic, but let’s start by explaining CV joint technology. A CV (constant velocity) joint is a torque/drive mechanical coupling in which the rotational speed of the output shaft (inner joint) matches that of the input shaft (outer joint), regardless of the shaft angle. This allows torque output from the transaxle to the driven wheels to remain unchanged from the transaxle to the wheels even as the suspension (and the CV shaft) changes angles during up/down travel and during turns. CV joints don’t cause restrictions during angle changes, as compared to universal (U-type) joints. A U-type joint works fine when there is a very limited shaft angle variation (primary driveshaft on a RWD vehicle, for example). However, a U-type joint will cause the driven shaft to slightly change length and will create a speed (rotation rate) change between the input and output side of the joint when the shaft must change its angle by more than a couple of degrees. Given the angle movements required for both suspension travel and steering angle changes, a U-type joint will create a vibration as the two sides (input and output) begin to “argue” during shaft angle movement. For this reason, a CV joint is required for FWD and independent RWD systems.
- Fuel Injection - SENSORS located in various locations all around the car. There are sensors to detect air pressure, air temperature, throttle angle, air density, fuel temperature, fuel pressure, oil pressure, coolant temperature, exhaust temperature, crank angle, timing, engine rpm, and speed, to name a few. Every time the car is started, the ECU (electronic control unit) scans all of the sensors to determine their functionality. The ENGINE CHECK LIGHT
- Head Gaskets - A head gasket is a gasket that sits between the engine block and cylinder head(s) in an intrnal combusion engine. Its purpose is to seal the cylinders to ensure maximum compression and avoid leakage of coolant or engine oil into the cylinders; as such, it is the most critical sealing application in any engine, and, as part of the combustion chamber, it shares the same strength requirements as other combustion chamber components
- Shocks - Most all cars today have coil springs on both the front and rear suspension, one spring in each corner of the car. The job of the coil spring is to hold the weight of the car, which means, it has to be strong enough to hold hundreds of pounds of weight yet allow the car to hit bumps and holes softly. The stiffer the springs the harder the ride will be. A race car might have very stiff springs that allow better driving control under extreme driving conditions. While, softer springs were used in an older Cadillacs that allow the cars to float like a boat on a lake just riding along on the swells. Coil springs do break. This lowers the riding height of the car and changes the ride quality and wheel alignment. A broken spring is a dangerous situation and should be replaced.
- Transmissions - From manual to automatic transmission repair, Alamo Auto Repair knows how to fix the problem. Our knowledgeable auto experts will diagnose the situation and help you make a decision. Leave the dirty work to us! If you are like most people, the very thought of transmission service conjures visions of junkyards, used car salesmen and empty bank accounts. The fact is, the vast majority of major transmission trouble can actually be avoided with some basic knowledge and regular transmission maintenance. There are a few important things to remember when it comes to keeping your transmission in good shape. Namely that it is a sophisticated piece of machinery, that if ignored can degrade quite quickly. Luckily, you don’t have to be a trained mechanic to help your transmission stay alive and well for the years of use that you intend to subject it to.
- Tune - Ups - Manufacturers recommend that you get a tune up for your engine after a run of every 30,000 miles or every second year for your vehicle. Through vehicle inspection & service from a qualified auto technician which takes care of any part replacement and repair, your car can continue to run smoothly and even more efficiently. These tune-ups also help prevent starting troubles, rough idling, breakdowns, and stalling of engine
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