Oil Change Service
We use only the highest quility motor oils including Synthetic Blend, Full Synthetic,and High Mileage Oils in all popular weights. We also use and stock only Valvoline oil filters for most makes and models. Oil should be changed every 3000 miles or 3 months whichever comes first. Some vehicles use a monitoring program that lets the computer say when to change the oil. We, along with most in the industry suggest every 3,000. Every oil change includes a 12 point inspection, top off of fluids and adjust tire pressures.
Automatic Transmission service
Remove transmission oil pan and replace internal filter (if equipped), top off fluid and test drive. This service is designed for regular maintenance. This service only replaces approximately 50-60% of the fluid.
Automatic Transmission Flush
This service hooks into the cooler lines and completely flushes the transmission fluid, thereby replacing 100% of the fluid. For best results, you should perform this service along with the traditional transmission service. By doing both services together, you start off with clean fluid and a new filter. Keep in mind that both of these services are done for maintenance and if you are having a shifting problem, additional repairs may be required.
Cooling system service
Engine coolant loses some of its protective qualities after a period of time. This is why you should replace the engine coolant at 30,000 mile intervals if your engine has the traditional coolant, and 60,000 mile intervals for most extended life coolants. When this service is performed, the entire cooling system is inspected to determine if hoses or other components need replacement. Coolant hoses are recommended to be replaced every 4 years, regardless of how many miles they have on them.
Timing belt replacement
Many of today’s engines utilize a timing belt. If this belt breaks, serious engine damage could occur. This is why the vehicle manufacturer will specify certain intervals at which this belt should be replaced. We recommend changing the timing belt and and all neccesary tensioners and drive pulley along with water pump when applicable.
Minor maintenance service
This service includes an oil change, lubrication of suspension parts,and a full vehicle inspection including the brakes and suspension, inspection of all exterior lights, windshield wipers and a battery service. This service should be performed in between your major maintenance services to help keep your car in top running order.
Major maintenance service
This is typically your 30/60/90,000 mile service. Each manufacturer has their own recommendations on what services should be performed at this interval. Ask your service advisor for more information on keeping your car maintained as per manufacturers requests.
We first perform a complete inspection of the braking system. Without doing this, we cannot adequately determine what your car really needs or how much it will cost. Our technicians can repair all braking systems including the anti-lock brake systems. Each car requires different components to repair the braking system so please schedule an appointment to have your brakes inspected.
By replacing the shocks and struts on your vehicle you can maintain the ride quality, handling characteristics and performance of your automobile. Shocks and struts wear out very gradually and most people can’t feel the difference until they are replaced and the ride and handling is firm and crisp. Any time a shock or strut is leaking it is impossible for it to do its job properly and should be replaced. On most vehicles, when the front struts are replaced an alignment should also be performed.
If your car is not running properly, won’t start, or has a ‘check engine’ light on, you will need a proper diagnostic test performed. This procedure first communicates with your car’s computer to find out what the computer thinks is wrong. We then verify component failure to make sure the correct parts are replaced the first time. After determining the cause of your problem, we will recommend the necessary repairs. Our cars are becoming mobile computer systems and the diagnostics process is becoming more complicated with every new model. Our experienced technicians and state-of-the-art equipment will help to fix your problem.
Tire replacement/road hazard warranty
We are a member of the Independent Tire Dealer Buyers Group.We have access to all makes of tires and are competitively priced. Whatever you desire, we can get it. Road hazzard warranty is available on most tires, Along with free flat repairs and rotations on all tires sold.
The clutch is what engages the transmission to the engine. Where and how you drive will have a huge impact on how long this part will last. On some vehicles, additional parts replacement may be required or recommended at the time of clutch replacement. Ask us about clutch replacement at the first sign of problems.
We keep A full line of Interstate brand batteries in stock to fit most popular makes and models. The battery is one of the most important parts of your vehicle, and should be tested and maintained properly to ensure a reliable functioning starting sytem all year round.
Heating and Air Conditioning
The heating and air conditioning system, also known as climate control, is what keeps us comfortable when we drive our cars. The coolant should be replaced periodically. Proper service and diagnosis of the air conditioning system and related repairs should only be done by a qualified technician. There are certain EPA regulations and procedures that must be followed for proper repair and recovery of the refrigerant. An improper repair can result in damage to the rest of the system. Please allow our qualified technicians to service your heating and air conditioning system.
Proper wheel alignment is important for your car to handle properly and for your tires to wear evenly. An out of alignment vehicle can result in diminished fuel mileage, abnormal tire wear, extra wear and tear on suspension components and a possible pull to one side. The old myth, “the car drives straight, the alignment is fine” is just that, A MYTH. The alignment angle that will cause tire wear may not cause a pull, and transversely. We recommend having your vehicle aligned at least once a year and any time tires or suspension components are replaced.
Our warranty on mechanical labor is 6 months and 12months on parts. All parts are guaranteed by the manufacturer and in some cases their warranty may exceed our 12 month/12,000 mile limitation. All warranty repairs must be completed by Century Tire & Auto Service. Used parts warranty is 30 days or 1000 miles unless otherwise specified on your repair order. Tires are covered under the manufacturer’s workmanship and material defect warranty. Road hazard coverage is available at an extra charge.Due to normal wear and road surface conditions, wheel alignments are warranted for 30 days. Damage due to misuse or lack of lubrication is not covered under warranty. Century Tire does not cover towing expense due to warranty claims.