BRAKES, OIL CHANGES, NEW TIRES, AND MORE
We’re proud to offer multiple services that have been fine-tuned by more than four decades of auto maintenance experience. As a result, our list of services extends beyond the ones you see below. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, give us a call to see if your need falls within our expertise.
When you apply pressure to the brakes, does your car pull to one side or emit a squeaking sound? It could be a sign that your brakes are failing. Your ability to stop is the primary safety measure built into your vehicle. Don’t gamble with bad brakes. Contact us today.
A pair of tires can last over 60,000 miles if they are kept in good condition. With over 40 years of experience under our belt, we at J&Z Auto want to ensure that happens. That’s why we provide tire rotations to reverse uneven tread wear and quality replacements if the tread has worn down to an unsafe level.
Air filters trap airborne particles and dirt from getting into the combustion chamber. Over time, the air filter becomes clogged, preventing sufficient airflow and causing the engine to run rich with too much gas.
If the problem is left unchecked, your vehicle burns gas more quickly and shortens the lifespan of your catalytic convertor. The good news is that you have the choice to prevent that. Stop by J&Z Auto today for a rapid inspection.
Vehicles today come equipped with advanced engine diagnostics that monitor performance. When the system detects an issue such as rough running, bad tire pressure, or poor responsiveness from the Antilock Brake System (ABS), mechanics like the ones at J&Z Auto can interpret the output data and address the issue before it becomes a larger problem.
Heating & AC
Keep your heating in top condition during freezing weather, and make sure your AC runs colder than ice in blisteringly hot summers. J&Z provides a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s heating and AC by checking:
-Radiator coolant and thermostat
-Interior controls and blower
-AC system refrigerant leaks
-Cooling system pressure
Just as water keeps you cool and removes unwanted material from your body, so does oil help regulate your vehicle’s temperature and collect debris inside the moving parts of the engine. Oil also lubricates the engine components, reducing friction and preventing them from locking up.
However, these benefits disappear when your oil starts to run dirty or empties completely. The risk of delaying an oil change places your engine at risk of growing too hot and fatally seizing up for a replacement cost of $9,000 or more.
Your vehicle’s electrical systems include more than the non-essential peripheries like stereo, window control, and air conditioning. It also includes critical parts such as the starter motor, the alternator, and the battery itself. J&Z can run tests and inspections by checking:
-Battery and case condition
-Mounting bolts and brackets
-Drive belt wear
-Alternator current and voltage
Steering & Suspension
Does your steering wheel jolt in your hands whenever you hit a bump? Do you hear a creaking sound when you turn your vehicle? Do you have to pull hard on the wheel to turn left or right?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or are experiencing other steering difficulties, part of your vehicle’s steering and suspension system has failed, leaving good components of your car vulnerable for damage.
Your battery is your vehicle’s primary source of energy. It powers your spark plugs so your engine can start. It runs the stereo that plays your music. It sustains the air conditioning unit that keeps you cool on boiling hot days. But if your engine runs slower than usual or you smell the rotten egg odor of the battery’s dangerous sulfuric acid, get your vehicle to a trusted mechanic for an inspection.
Taking your vehicle in for a checkup is like scanning your computer for malware: if you don’t do either regularly, hazardous issues could accumulate and ruin your machine without warning. Ensure that your vehicle is well maintained and keep the lives of yourself and your passengers safe. Contact J&Z Auto to schedule a checkup today.
If you are experiencing violent vibrations or scraping noises while driving, seek the help of a mechanic immediately. You could be experiencing problems with the driveshaft, which transfers engine power to the rotation of your wheels. Otherwise, you could be looking at a replacement fee upwards of $1,900.
Belts & Hoses
The serpentine belt supports crucial engine components that charge the battery, help you steer, and provide you with air conditioning. Hoses pump fluids that keep the radiator cool. If either the belt or the hoses break, your car could cease to run, or worse, overheat and damage good components.
Regularly have your belts and hoses checked every 3,000 miles or with every J&Z Auto oil change.