Maintenance

Regular maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of a car. During preventive maintenance, a number of parts & fluids are replaced to avoid major damage or for safety reasons, e.g. transmission fluid, engine coolant/antifreeze, timing belt replacement, brake fluid service, hoses, power steering fluid, brake replacement, tires, alignment, filters, spark plugs etcetera. 

The actual schedule of car maintenance varies depending on the year, make, and model of a car, its driving conditions and driver behavior.

      TUNE UP SERVICE

 

Some tasks that have equivalent service intervals are combined into one single service known as a tune-up. In modern cars, where electronics control most of the car's functions, the traditional tune-up doesn't apply anymore. Maintenance jobs like a tune-up used to mean getting the engine's performance back on track. Today embedded software takes care of it by constantly checking thousands of sensor signals, compensating for worn-out spark plugs, clogged filters, etc. 

We suggest doing a complete inspection to determine what type of tune up/manufacturer maintenance is actually needed.

Piston Pete's uses the latest technology with state of the art diagnostic scan tool equipment.
      CAR SERVICING

Change and replace oil and oil filter.

Replace air and pollen filter.

Check condition of the tires.

Replace fuel filter.

Replace the spark plugs.

Throttle body cleaning.

Fuel injection cleaning.

Check level and flush brake fluid.

Check level and flush power steering fluid.

Check level and flush Automatic Transmission Fluid.​

Grease and lubricate components.

Inspect and replace timing belt or chains if needed.

      WHEELS & SUSPENSION



Automobile suspension systems allow each wheel on the same axle to move vertically. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose — contributing to the vehicle's handling and braking for good active safety and driving pleasure, and keeping vehicle occupants comfortable and reasonably well isolated from road noise, bumps, and vibrations, etcetera. These goals are generally at odds, so the tuning of suspensions involves finding the right compromise. It is important for the suspension to keep the wheel in contact with the road surface as much as possible, because all the forces acting on the vehicle do so through the contact patches of the tires. The suspension also protects the vehicle itself and any cargo or luggage from damage and wear. The design of front and rear suspension of a car may be different.

We recommend inspecting your suspension & wheels regularly & will give you an estimate if we notice any concerns.

 

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