F.A.Q.

Can I put full synthetic oil in my car if it calls for SW-30/JLU-20 synthetic blend?

Yes, you can always put in a higher quality of oil than your car requires, just never put in a lower quality.

 

How often should I change my oil?

It depends on the car and what kind of oil it calls for.  Generally a regular synthetic blend calls for a change every 3,000-4,000 miles whereas a full synthetic only requires a change every 5,000-6,000 miles.

 

When should I change my timing belt and is it recommended to do the water pump at the same time?

It varies between different models of cars, some timing belts need to be changed every 100,000 miles or sooner.  Replacing the water pump at the same time is recommended, as it saves you labor costs and is good preventative maintenance.

 

If I have to replace one tire on an AWD vehicle, do I have to replace all 4?

Yes it is highly recommended to have exact or nearly exact tread depths on all 4 wheels as to not damage the differential.  Unless you’re able to find an exact match to your current tires, which can be very difficult, we suggest investing in all new tires.

 

Why is harder to start my car when it’s cold?

Because batteries work by a chemical reaction which is slowed when it’s cold.

 

Why do I have to pay for diagnostics separate from the job being done?

We don’t want to make a repair without being sure what the problem is, and that takes time.  As the techs are professionals, they must be payed for their time.

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