When a customer comes in car for a service, for the great majority of cars, the mechanic will use a computer scanner to see if there are any recorded problems. He does this using a tool which accesses the car’s reporting and computer system where any problems are monitored and faults are logged.
Car diagnostics is a very useful way to enables mechanics to more easily identify problems and repair them as quickly as possible, therefore is quick and accurate and there can be cost savings. Minor problems may be identified and fixed before they have a chance to escalate into big and expensive problems!
Sometimes you might think you know the problem in your vehicle, but you might not be right in most cases. In this video Stephan tells us the story if a customer asking for a new alternator when all she needed was just a belt replacement and battery maintenance.
Its important to know how your vehicle performs and here is a brief description of how your vehicle's battery is essential for all the "add-ons" and performance of your vehicle.
Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time. But like any other machine… they will eventually wear out and need repair.
If your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, or if you suspect a transmission leak… let us take look at it… and ask if it’s time for a transmission service… regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks right away will help your transmission last as long as possible.
Tom explains to us how it works. Check out our video.
SERPENTINE & TIMING BELTS - Posted December 2, 2014
You know that long belt that snakes around the front of your engine? It’s called the Serpentine Belt. The belt is driven by the engine as it turns. It powers your alternator, Air Conditioning compressor, and power steering pump. On some vehicles it also runs the water pump, radiator fan, and power breaks.
The timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process. Your pistons travel up and down in the cylinder. In-take valves open at the right time to let in-air and fuel. They close at the right time to allow the fuel to burn and then the exhaust valves open at the right time to let out the exhaust.
Tom explains many of the A/C components: Compressor, Belts, Condenser, Cooling Fans.
Also how they detect leaks and determine the pressure to make the right decisions for the right Air Conditioning Repair.
The Federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the type of refrigerant you can use in your air conditioner. Your Jacksonville service technicians are current on EPA rules for properly removing and disposing of used refrigerant, protecting the environment while keeping you cool. At Steward Automotive Repair Inc in Jacksonville we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 904.992.6868 and let us help keep you safely and economically on the road.
Tom, gives us a simplified version of what a vehicle's tune-up consists of.
Having your vehicle serviced and inspected periodically is a good way to extend its life and keep it operating efficiently. However, walking into a repair facility and asking for a tuneup is a bad idea because it indicates you're still living in the previous century and have extra money you would like to spend.