Does your vehicle need maintenance? When is the last time you checked your air filter?
Is your automobile running sluggish? Did your vehicle use to get better fuel economy? Does it seem like your car is a little harder to start these days? Basic auto maintenance might be a culprit and required to alleviate these issues. That is one of many reasons Last Chance is here for you. Dont break it maintain it. Do you need answers to your maintenance questions, are you having fuel economy problems? Get a free vehicle maintenance check and estimate at Last Chance today. Call today for quality maintenance services on budget.
• Ignition System Cables • Spark Plugs (auto) Glow Plugs (diesel) • Auto Air Filter • Cabin Air
• Gas Fuel Filter • Oxygen Sensors • Oil & Filter • Pcv System • Cap & Rotor • Grease & Lube
Auto maintenance describes the act of inspecting or testing the condition of vehicle subsystems and servicing or replacing parts and fluids. Regular automotive maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of your vehicle. During preventive maintenance, a number of parts are replaced to avoid major auto damage or for safety reasons, e.g. timing belt replacement. The actual schedule of car maintenance varies depending on the year, make, and model of a car, its driving conditions and driver behavior. Many experienced service advisors at independent shops and dealerships recommend schedule intervals, which are often included in the owners manual literature. The schedules are based on the mileage, driving conditions and owner.
Your vehicle’s engine is made up of hundreds of complex components working together to ensure that your vehicle starts and runs properly. Through the years, over time, these components can wear out, resulting in a loss of performance and fuel economy. At Last Chance Auto Repair will teach you what auto maintenance is all about. Will give you tips to help understand when it’s time for a tune up. We’re here to help maintain your vehicle and extend its life. Quality maintenance on budget. You break it well fix it, but why maintain it.
A standard tune-up, or spark plug replacement, done at the suggested maintenance interval will make an engine easier to start, improve fuel economy, lower emissions and restore lost power. An automotive tune up typically consists of checking all of the engines vitals as well as other critical components such as brakes, tires, and fuel and brake lines. The engine will be inspected for loose belts, leaking hoses and the condition of the operating fluids. Our auto mechanic will then run an electronic diagnostics test to ensure all of the engines vitals are working normally. All the electronic sensors are checked and replaced if necessary. At this time any other parts may be replaced as necessary. Some tune ups will be more expensive than others as certain engine parts will need to be replaced over time. These are the basic parts that will typically be replaced over the life of the auto. The timing belt, clutch manual transmissions, spark plugs, ignition wires, oxygen sensors, brakes, distributor, fuel filter and pcv. Depending on the season you may want a coolant flush or refrigerant recharge. Quality on a budget for all.
Spark Plugs The automotive spark plug is an electrical device that fits into your vehicles cylinder head and ignites compressed fuels such as the gasoline, ethanol, and or the nitro fuel source by means of an electric spark. The spark plug is quite simple in theory that it forces electricity to arc across a gap, just like a bolt of lightning. Which must be maintained properly for your automobiles fuel efficiency. Most automotive spark plugs get changed as maintenance regularly at as early as 15,000 miles on up to 90,000 miles depending on the application. A major determining factor of life is the material the tip electrodes are made of. Typically metals such as yttrium, iridium, tungsten, or palladium, as well as high value platinum, silver or gold.
Air Filter Any automotive engine that runs by an internal combustion process that requires fuel also needs air to operate. Without air, oxygen, fuels like gas and diesel cant burn and provide the explosive force to power the automotive engine. An air filter is a device composed of fibrous materials which removes solid particulates such as dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria from the air. Your vehicles air filter prevents abrasive particulate matter from entering your engines cylinders, where it would cause mechanical wear and oil contamination.
Belts There are a few differnet belts that vehicles use these days, back in the day, everyday. The main belt (drive belt) that most are aware of, which when you pop your hood is easily seen. Where in most vehicles drives components such as your alternator, water pump, power steering pump, A/C compressor and air pump if equipped. It is very important to replace your drive belt when its scheduled to be replaced to make sure these critical components function accordingly as they should. You break it we do fix it. But why, maintain it.