When you are confronted with problems such as your car not starting, random problems or a warning engine light has come on, we can identify the problem and then resolve it. We have the ability to check your entire engine management system using a special scan tool loaded with software on the latest models to read fault codes and live data. Sometimes the problem can go beyond the simple preventative maintenance measures that can be taken and extensive mechanical work is required. At Autokanic we are fully experienced in all major mechanical work and we can provide these services at a competitive rate.
Every car make/model has belts and hoses under the hood. As time goes by, they all wear out and the greatest risk is imposed on the timing belt. If this belt is not watched after cafefuly and not replaced on time, as a result it can damage the engine in a major way.
The transmission is constantly under a great amount of pressure to drive the car from the power of the engine and the weight of the car. The functioning of a transmission is very intricate and often are quite expensive to replace. Therefore it is very important to service your automatic/manual transmission on a regular basis to avoid any damage to this component. Generally that is every 13,000 mi or 12 months for most cars.
The safety of your car can be affected by steering problems and at the very least, affect the smooth handling of your car. The Steering Rack & CV boots which are small rubber covers, protect the steering rack & the CV joints. If these are worn out, changing them will prevent any damage to the components they protect which will save further costs.
Brakes are a critical safety component in your vehicle, so it is extremely important that your vehicle’s braking system is well maintained and checked regularly. The main cause of premature wear is high temperature so it is important that we know what type of driving you are doing to be able to recommend the right brake lining for your car. The discs can be machined if they show disc thickness variation or damage, but they will need to be replaced when they are completely worn down.
Vehicles with Fuel Injection Systems or EFI should have their Fuel Injection systems serviced every 30,000 mi or 3 years to maintain the power and fuel economy of your engine.
Your vehicle’s cooling system consists of hoses, radiator caps, thermostat, water pump and the radiator itself. When having problems with your vehicle's cooling system, the car can overheat and thereby cause serious engine damage. So, preventative maintenance will save you bick bucks in the long run.
At some point your vehicle may have a dent or scratch, or maybe you were backing up from your driveway and you didn't see the neighbors car. Any minor body work can be fulfilled by Autokanic.
Your vehicle's suspension system was designed to keep your tires in contact with the road and provide a smooth ride with predictable handling of your vehicle, but at the same time minimizing tire wear.
The purpose of your AC system is to keep everybody cool in the car during the hot seasons. This system can stop functioning due to the fact that a compressor or pump has stopped working. Also, you may be out of refrigerant in your system, as a result - you will not have cool air.
Replacing or fixing a stereo system may be very intimidating. Having your head-lights and tail-lights working, is vital, especially on the road during night time hours.