One of the best things you can do for your car is stay up to date on the manufacturer's suggested maintenance, because doing so will extend the life and value of your car. Besides, maintenance is always cheaper than repair.
A critical component for your safety, brakes should always be checked if you are experiencing any problems. While a little noise is often normal for brakes, if you hear a grinding, screeching, growling or chirping, that could mean something serious. Also, if you're feeling a problem, such as grabbing, pulling, vibration, or your brake pedal feels like it is sinking into your car, it's time to have them looked at.
Your drivetrain includes all of the components of your car that work together to create the power that makes it run. The three main segments are the engine, the transmission, and the driveline.
Part of the drivetrain, your transmission is an integral part of your car. Your transmission fluid should be changed regularly, but just how often depends on your driving habits. It can be very detrimental to your vehicle if you drive it with a transmission leak. If you see a reddish or pinkish fluid under your car, you should call us to determine whether your car can be driven, or if it should be towed.
If you've ever left your lights on for too long, you know how important electricity is to keep your car running. Sometimes a jump-start or battery replacement is all you need, and sometimes it gets more complicated.
STEERING & SUSPENSION
Often this is something you won't notice right away, but some symptoms that your car is out of alignment include the steering wheel pulling to one side the steering wheel not centered when the car is moving straight ahead and the tires not wearing evenly.
Without a cooling system, your engine would be destroyed within 30 minutes of turning it on. Only 30% of the energy released from burning gasoline turns into energy to run your car, while the rest of the energy is converted to heat, which must be regulated. This is what your cooling system does for your car, while still allowing for the engine to maintain the manufacturers recommended temperature.
It's our job to read your cars mind. There are over 250 reasons that your Check Engine light will come on, and that doesn't include possible problems with the transmission, antilock braking system, heating and air conditioning, safety-restraint system, or airbags! It's an arduous process. We start with hooking it up to our computer, but then we have to analyze the data the computer gives us to decipher whether the data is abnormal or not. Then we test the particular circuits, sensors, and wires that could be the problem. We also test-drive the car to experience the system, and again after repairs are made to be sure everything is in proper working order.
OIL CHANGE FORT MYERS
An Oil Change includes changing the engine oil and filter, lubricating the chassis (if applicable), a 27 point vehicle inspection, and adjusting tire pressure to the proper pressure.
* DISCLAIMER: This is a brief inspection to help identify immediate safety issues. This inspection should not be used to determine roadworthiness of any vehicle. We highly recommend a complete vehicle inspection once a year to ensure there are no hidden dangers with your vehicle, for example, brakes.
HEATING & AIR FORT MYERS
Your comfort system is often taken for granted, until something goes wrong. At Superior Auto Service, we can fix any problem that is making you too cold or too hot, and we can make the loud noise your heater has been making disappear.
Includes removing and reinstalling all components necessary to gain access to shocks for removal and subsequent installation. A final test drive is performed to ensure proper operation.
Making sure your engine is working is imperative to having a well running car. We can check for any problem with a computer diagnosis, an emission diagnosis and repair, or a driveability diagnosis. Come in for a maintenance tune-up, and the chance to catch any problem before it becomes a major issue for your car.
TIRES FORT MYERS
Your tires can take quite a beating, and it is important to get the tires checked and replaced when necessary. At Superior Auto Service we can replace your tires, mount and balance them, and for the winter season we can install snow tires for you. Make sure to give us a call when your tires need replacing.
Includes removing and reinstalling wheels, brake system components, steering components, hub assemblies, speed sensors, or other miscellaneous components as necessary to gain access to the strut assembly for removal. Once strut assembly is removed from the vehicle, it is placed in strut compressor and is disassembled and then reassembled with new MacPherson strut. After reinstallation of strut assembly into the vehicle, a final test drive is performed for proper operation following the alignment, as applicable.
When it comes to vehicle repair and maintenance, safety is our number one priority. In order to keep your car safe, we recommend a complete vehicle inspection once a year. Our technicians spend over an hour looking over your car from top to bottom, for any safety or maintenance issues. Once the inspection is complete, we call you with a comprehensive report and help prioritize any issues that were found. We know you are on a budget, and we will do our best to make recommendations based on safety.