It's time for an oil change. Can you please check my other fluids? Yes, that is a great habit to get into. The fluid exchanges can keep it running better than ever. There are no warning lights or reminders when these fluid exchanges are due. Each manufacturer has its own fluid exchange intervals. A very common and inexpensive fluid change is your oil change, the life line of the engine. Transmission fluid should be changed every 50,000 miles to help prolong the life of the transmission. Coolant is what protects your engine. If the vehicle does not have the correct amount of coolant in it, it can cause the vehicle to overheat. This can cause expensive repairs to be needed to your engine. We recommend the coolant to be exchanged out every 4 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Brakes; we need our vehicles to stop! Brake fluid is needed for your vehicle's brakes to stop. We recommend the ... read more
Why is my car buring oil? When you start to think your vehicle is burning oil, don't hesitate to bring your vehicle to our shop. When your vehicle starts to burn oil, it usually is a result in worn out parts. Worn out seals or piston rings can lead to a vehicle burning oil. The vehicle's seals and piston rings work to keep the engine oil out of the combustion chamber. The combustion chamber is the area where fuel and air mix is ignited. It is also possible that your car is burning oil on the outside of your vehicle. This is because your vehicle's engine oil is leaking out and landing on a hot surface. Call us today if you suspect your vehicle is leaking oil to schedule an appointment. Our service team is ready to serve you!
A cooling system fluid exchange is routine vehicle maintenance that should not be forgotten. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the system to lubricate the water pump and protect your vehicle's engine from freezing and overheating. Over time that antifreeze will break down allowing corrosion and scale build-up to happen. What is a coolant flush? A coolant flush is a complete removal of fluid from the system and then adding new fluid back into the system. During a cooling system fluid exchange at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing, a machine is used to completely flush and clean out the system of fluid, build-up, and debris. Some shops may only do a cooling system service which only drains the system and replaces the coolant. When that service is preformed, it only removes about 50% of the fluid and doesn't clean out the waste and debris. Once the system is cleaned with our state of the art equipment from BG, BG additi ... read more
The timing belt is a very important component in the vehicles performance. The timing belt is a rubber belt that keeps your valves moving safely and your engine running. In some vehicles the timing belt may actually be a chain. Whether you have a timing chain or timing belt, they are both very important to the functioning of your vehicle. If a timing belt is warn out it may begin to slip and severe misfires will occur. There is no real clear sign that time timing belt is going bad. When the timing belt does fail, it is not gradual decline, it is a very sudden occurrence. When the timing belt does fail, the engine will immediately stop or lose significant power. If your vehicle does have the timing chain, it may make a lot of noise if it is loose. If the chain breaks, you will often hear the crack. To prevent the unfortunate event of the belt causing issues, replace the belt as recommend based on your vehicle manufacturer's service intervals. Call today to schedule an appointment an ... read more
When we say we are an one stop shop, we mean it! Our tech is hard at work finishing up replacing the head gaskets on a 1992 Chevrolet Camaro. We do everything from simple tire plugs and oil changes to engine repairs. We also work on all makes and models, domestic and foreign! Give us a call today and we will be happy to get you scheduled. Our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction and we can't wait to serve you