- Check the vehicles under hood fluid levels and remove the oil fill cap and breather assemblies (where applicable) Remove the vehicles engine oil drain plug, and drain the contents of the engines oil pan or sump. Remove the filter assembly and clean the sealing surfaces of the housing for reinstallation. On cartridge equipped vehicles, replace the housing O rings and clean the debris from the housing and relief valves. Lubricate the O rings on the housing and or the filter assembly and replace the filter or element. Clean and inspect the oil drain plug gasket, and check the threads in the engines oil pan. Torque the plug to the manufacturers specification using a new gasket where required. Clean the grease zerks to remove debris, and lubricate all accessible fittings on the vehicles steering, suspension, driveline and chassis components. Check and or set the tire pressures and relearn the TPMS system where required. Fill the engine with the manufacturers specified type, grade, and viscosity engine oil and verify level after purging the new filter. Check and or top off all low fluid levels and reset the maintenance reminder system where applicable. Note. Some vehicles maintenance reminders do not take on initial reset. If your maintenance light happens to come on following an oil service, please give us a call so we can correct it.
- Hook vehicles components to the VAT45 digital analyzer. Perform a full electrical system diagnostic including a complete analysis of starting and charging system components; vehicle battery (connections and cables), alternator output (belt tension and condition), and starter operation. Check all belts and hoses for condition and integrity. Check all heater functions to make sure they operate in all registers and that heat is established through all vents including the defroster circuit. Check the wipers and washers for the ability to clear the windshield and for any signs of deterioration that may eventually cause a reduction in visibility. Check all lighting system components and bulbs, to ensure they operate correctly. Check the tires for wear, tread depth, for quality of traction, and inflate all tires to the manufacturers specification. Check all of the vehicles filters and fluids for quality and correct level to ensure your vehicle will endure the harsh winter months. Check the acidity and the freeze protection of the engines coolant and road test the vehicle to check handling characteristics.
- Clean the Battery Terminals
- Remove the four tires from the vehicle, and clean the wheel studs, hub flanges, and the rims centric. Check the vehicles braking system components for wear, remaining brake material, and signs of pending issues. Reinstall the tires onto the vehicle in their best suited locations based on overall wear, torquing all lugs to factory specification. Inflate all tires to the manufacturers suggested pressure, and visually assess the tread for abnormal wear which may indicate a need for a wheel alignment. Reset the vehicles tire pressure monitor sensor locations where required, using the factory approved TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring) system, scan tool. Road test the vehicle and confirm there is no abnormal handling characteristics following the rotation. Note: Some vehicles may have a slight drift following a tire rotation. This is due to a pattern that developes in some tires due to excessive time in one location. This condition should improve as the tread conforms to the new location / alignment angle. If drifting would not improve, sometimes an alignment or a cross rotation is required.
- Remove front steering and suspension components and spindles. Remove retaining rings or clips and remove ball joint assemblies from the control arm. Clean the control arm bore and press in new lower joint. Replace upper joint with new fasteners and install new hardware and cotter pins. Lubricate all steering and suspension components and check the preload of the spindle. Replace steering and braking
Paula R. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/21/2021