POWERTRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS
Most cars are controlled by computers. The fuel injectors, the spark plugs, the steering system and more are all told when to fire and when to move by an onboard computer system. Modern vehicles come equipped with an onboard computer diagnostic system (OBDII) that monitors your vehicle's operations. The OBD II system monitors emissions control systems. That means the monitors can detect anything from a loose fuel cap to a clogged catalytic converter. An illuminated check engine light means that the driver should have the vehicle checked as soon as possible; a flashing check engine light means that the driver should park and shut off the vehicle immediately or as safe to do so - before serious engine or emissions system damage occurs.
Whether it is your daily driver, you have a car that has been sitting a little too long, or a fleet that needs a basic check, Advanced Automotive can get your vehicle back on the road quickly. We work with you to ensure you get the best repair job at a competitive price. No matter how carefully you drive, your car will need occasional general repairs. These general repairs may include engine diagnostics, alignments, brakes, front end and rear end diagnostics, and electronics service and repair.
To have your domestic or Import vehicle repaired and maintained contact:
Jeff Wright Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
The electrical systems of today's cars are complex. Your alternator, starter, ignition and battery are all crucial to your car's performance and, more importantly, its safety. More and more of today's vehicles are being controlled by onboard computers. The electrical system is more important than ever. What generates most of the electricity in your vehicle is not the battery, but the alternator. The alternator transforms mechanical energy into electrical energy. It sends power to essential parts of your vehicle like the headlights, the engine fan, ignition coils and various parts of the fuel injection system. It powers non-essential, but still very important, parts like the radio and air conditioning system.
HEATING - COOLING - AIR CONDITIONING
The job of your radiator is to keep coolant flowing throughout your engine. If there's a block or a leak, your engine can quickly overheat and your vehicle will break down.
Coolant leaks are caused by cracked or ill-fitting hoses or a hole in the radiator itself. Radiator metal is thin and easily damaged, but the number-one cause of coolant leaks is corrosion. The number-one cause of corrosion is a lack of routine maintenance.
A flush and fill is a critical part of routine maintenance. Antifreeze (coolant) is very caustic. Left in the radiator for too long, it will begin to corrode the metal, and it could cause a potentially disastrous leak. If we detect any coolant leaks we can repair them or replace the damaged part. Heat that doesn't heat? Air conditioning that doesn't cool? Defrosters that can't keep the windows clear? There are many reasons your car's climate control system might not be working properly. Advanced Automotive is equipped to check for leaks and are specially trained to repair today's automotive air conditioning and climate control systems. Stop by today for an inspection.
CLUTCH REPAIRS & TRANSMISSION
When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. Clutches should help your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At Advanced Automotive I can test and diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.
BRAKES & ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEMS
Squeaking, grinding and squealing are three words you should never have to use to describe how your brakes are working. If they remind you of the way your brakes sound right now, then it’s time to come to Advanced Automotive to know how much time your brake pads have left is by having a trained professional take a look. I will inspect the calipers, rotors, drums, brake pads, brake fluid, fluid lines and all the other components in your braking system. Brakes are directly responsible for your life be responsible for them so they can do their job. Modern antilock brakes are far more reliable and less likely to need repair than the older systems But they still to be maintained by flushing fluid and inspected when warning lights come on.