Service Descriptions

Saftey and Emissions

This year, Saftey and Emissions requirements are as follows:

Require Both Saftey and Emissions - 1968-2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Require Only Emissions - 2005
Require Only Safety - 1967 and older
Exempt from Both - 2007, 2009, 2011

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Starters / Alternators / Batteries

We are able to diagnose and if needed remove and replace your starter, alternator, or battery. An important thing to consider is that if your battery is often dead that doesn't always mean your battery is bad, which can be a common mistake. You may have a good battery that is not receiving a good charge from your alternator, so replacing your battery would not fix the problem and would be a waste of your money. Factors like this and many others are taken into account before we replace any part on your vehicle to make sure you are paying for the correct solution.

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Air Conditioning

When Spring and Summer arrive we all start to notice whether or not our A/C is working the way we want. There can be many different factors that can cause a A/C system to not function properly, including air in your lines or even a leak that can cause all of your refrigerent to escape the system. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability to get your Air Conditioning system to function properly and keep you comfortable on those hot days. To learn more about A/C systems, you can watch these videos.

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Heater Cores

It is never fun to drive your car and be shivering at the same time. We are all aware when our heater doesn't work and one common reason for this is a problem with your Heater Core. Your vehicle pumps hot coolant through your heater core that in turn heats up. On the back side of your heater core there is a fan that blows across it and into your vehicle to warm it up and stop us from shivering. However, if your heater core is clogged the hot coolant cannot pump through it therefore it doesn't heat up and your fan just blows cold air. The heater core could also begin to leak on the passenger side floor board, or it could cause a film to build up on the windshield. Our technicians can either repair or replace your heater core so you don't have to where your ski clothes just to drive to work.

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Radiators

Learn More about your Cooling System.

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"Check Engine" Lights

There are many causes or reasons for the check engine light to come on. It could be anything from a loose gas cap to a bad catalytic converter to a vacuum leak. The best thing to do when the light comes on would be to have a complete diagnostic performed. This will run through a list of procedures that will find the cause of the check engine light. From that point, the repair can be made getting you back on the road.

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Complete Computer Diagnostics

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Suspension

Your car’s frame, steering and suspension components (the chassis system) all depend on each other, because they all affect alignment and steering response. A change in any one component can affect the others. Since all of these parts work together as a system, it is necessary to have each component checked when making adjustments or replacing parts.

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CV Axles / Boots

The CV (constant velocity) axle consists of two joints that are covered with rubber boots. These boots contain grease which keeps the joints well lubricated. As the boots wear they become split or torn which gives the grease an opening to escape. This will cause the joint to become dry at which point it begins to make a clicking sound, usually when turning sharp. Once the boots become torn or split we would suggest having the axle(s) replaced.

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Electrical / Wiring

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Lights / Lens'

Are your headlights bright enough at night? Sometimes the headlight becomes yellow or cloudy and doesn't let enough light through. This could cause difficult driving conditions at night. We have the ability to clean and shine your headlights so you are able to drive safely in the dark.

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Engine Replacement

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Rack and Pinion

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Complete Brake Service

Learn More about your Brakes.

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Diagnostics

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Power Steering Pumps

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Motor Mounts

Motor mounts (engine mounts) are used to connect a car engine to the car frame. They are usually made of rubber and metal. The metal portion connects to the engine on one side and to the frame on the other. The rubber is in-between to provide some flexibility (so the engine shake doesn’t cause the car to shake). Newer cars may have slightly different mounts, however, their purpose is the same. The number of motor mounts also varies from car to car.

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Fuel Pumps

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30K / 60K / 90K Maintenance Services

A properly maintained vehicle will operate more efficiently, be more dependable, last longer, and ensure a safer ride for you and your family. Your owner’s manual out-lines detailed maintenance schedules that should be performed on all your vehicle’s components and systems. You can also check with Sav-Mor Auto for recommended servicing. These maintenance schedules are mileage driven.

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Accessory Belts

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Radiator Hoses / Heater Hoses

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Timing Belts

Timing belts must be replaced at the manufacturer’s recommended distance and/or time periods. Failure to replace the belt can result in complete breakdown or engine failure. The owner’s manual maintenance schedule is the source of timing belt replacement intervals, typically every 60,000 to 90,000 miles. It is common to replace the timing belt tensioner at the same time the belt is replaced as well as other items that are in the same area (i.e. water pump, camshaft and crankshaft oil seals, etc.).

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Water Pumps

Learn More about your Cooling System.

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Valve Adjustments

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Alignments

Learn more about Alignments.

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Tune Ups

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Trip Inspections

Are you planning a trip this year? It would be a great idea to have your vehicle inspected for a vacation before the time comes. At Sav-Mor Auto we will look your vehicle over to see what services are recommended before your vacation. This inspection is also useful for a yearly check. It will inspect a number of items on the vehicle for safety issues as well as knowing what needs to be repaired right away and what can wait. If you would like to do a basic trip inspection yourself, feel free to click here and use our basic trip inspection sheet.

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Diesels

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Transmission Service and Flush

Learn more about Transmission Services

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Oil Changes

We refer to our oil changes as an LOF, because we Lubricate/grease all necessary areas, drain and refill the engine Oil, and change your oil Filter. We suggest replacing the engine oil every 3,000-3,500 miles. In addition to the Lube, Oil, and Filter we perform a 26 point check which includes inspecting all accessory drive belts, all fluid levels, the engine filters as well as a visual inspection of several other items in, around and under the vehicle. We feel that regularly performed oil changes are one of the most important maintenance items that you can do to keep your vehicle in top running condition. If you are interested in changing your own oil, click here to use our LOF checklist.

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Tire Rotation

To get the most out of your tires you should keep them properly rotated and inflated to the manufacturers’ specifications.

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Radiator Drain, Refill, and Flush

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Brake Fluid Flush

Brake fluid attracts moisture, and this moisture can rust the internal components of the brake system. This moisture was not that detrimental 10 years ago, but on the ABS brake systems of today, the rust and other debris that accumulates in the fluid can do a lot of internal damage, and can be very costly. Brake fluid can also break down over time from excess heat that is created from within the brake system. Having your brake fluid flushed at regular intervals is a great way to keep your brake system working properly.

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Filters (Cabin, Air, Fuel)

Learn more about your Cabin Air Filter.

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Fuel Injection Services

A fuel carbon cleaning system process will remove carbon deposits from your vehicle’s fuel system, injectors, intake valves, and combustion chamber. This cleaning process will not damage your vehicle’s fuel system or engine components. You could see improved fuel mileage, better performance, and fewer breakdowns. Click here to learn more about your Fuel System.

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Intake and Throttle Body Cleaning

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Wiper Blades

Wiper blades are one of the easy parts on a vehicle to replace but don’t get replaced as often as they should. At Sav-Mor Auto we would be happy to give you quick instructions while helping you replace them.

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Battery Cables and Terminals

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Light Bulbs

Light bulbs come in many shapes, sizes and colors. It used to be easy to change out a light bulb but in today’s vehicles it could call for removal of the bumper to access the light. There are also many causes for the light to not work. There could be an electrical short, a problem with the socket, a burned out resistor (for HID lights) or just a burned out light bulb. With the proper inspection we can find out what needs to be done.

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Differential and Transfer Case Fluid Flush

Learn more about your Drive Train.

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