SAFETY STATE INSPECTION
Virginia State Safety Inspection is a requirement for every vehicle to meet the standards set by the state. We offer Safety State Inspection covering the check up on your vehicle’s turn signals, headlights, wipers, brakes, tires, wheels, rims, mirrors, horn, seatbelts and more. We ensure that your vehicle will pass the inspection and meet the standards. It is important that all equipment in your vehicle is in good working condition. Please note that the inspection is performed every year. Make sure you have your vehicle ready for the inspection ahead of time.
Regular oil change boosts your car’s performance. The frequency of oil change schedule varies. You might need to have an oil change after a long trip or whenever your car is exposed to unusual driving conditions, such as driving over the mountains. Oil change before and after the trip helps keep the engine work to maximum performance level.
Savco Auto Repair technicians are experts in assessing your old oil base on its color or thickness. By then, they will determine the recommended oil weight that suits your car’s extreme driving conditions. Approved oil weight for your car keeps the engine in optimum operating temperatures.
According to an ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) survey, 90% of surveyed mechanics believed that oil change every 3,000 miles is the best thing a driver can do to properly maintain their car. Such routine maintenance extends the life of your car’s engine. It seems that regardless of normal or severe driving conditions, oil change every 3,000 miles is an ideal.
As defined by the Automotive Association of America (AAA), normal driving conditions cover highway driving on paved roads while severe driving conditions are trips less than 10 miles, frequent brake usage, extreme weather conditions, dusty roadways, towing a trailer and long periods of engine idling.
Savco Auto Repair technicians will help you with the best oil and schedule of oil changes for your car. Maintaining it within safe operating temperatures and giving you an ideal routine to extend your car’s life. Make an appointment with us now.
Aside from oil change every 3,000 miles, brake repair is another important part of your routine car maintenance. Avoid risking lives with bad brake. It benefits you and your family to have a good working brake while avoiding costly repairs in the long run. Don’t wait for squealing sound or warning sign before you visit us for brake repair. You can easily benefit of Savco Auto Repair’s affordable brake repair packages.
Our qualified technicians will do a thorough check up on your car’s brake system. Savco Auto Repair starts on a proper brake service with inspecting the complete system. To determine the brake’s efficiency; age, mileage and the type of driving you do will be discussed.
There are more in a brake system than just the brake pads or drums. Savco Auto Repair’s technicians are experts in every detail of the brake system, checking brake pads, brake wirings, lights, fluid, lines and appliance. Even checking the level of your brake fluid requires their expertise.
Savco Auto Repair’s specialists on brake repair will check on the brake fluid system, keeping it sealed to prevent air getting into the lines that can cause brakes to fail. They will be able to tell whether the amount of fluid you have lost during appointments indicate more serious problem in the brake fluid system. With all the complications of your car’s brake fluid system and computerized anti-lock brake system, it pays to let Savco Auto Repair’s experienced and reliable specialists handle them for you.
Savco Auto Repair’s brake experts will work on your entire braking system and restoring its performance to factory specifications. Our technicians only use quality parts. Take advantage of our large stock of OEM selections and approved brake parts for a fast brake repair service. Call us for an appointment today.
TRANSMISSION SERVICE INCLUDING INSTALLATION
Transmission is as important as engine when it comes to regular servicing. Savco Auto Repair uses the latest state-of-the-art technology in installing an effectively safe cleaner and high tech fluid with conditioner. It suspends harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines.
As part of the transmission process, our experienced technicians will remove and inspect the pan, clean or replace the screen, clean and reinstall the pan, install new gasket, replace old transmission fluid with a new high quality one and make any additional changes and adjustments.
Changing old transmission fluid with a new one gives your car’s transmission new life. It restores your clutch’s holding power while reducing slip and heat production and provides better lubrication within the transmission. Replacing old transmission fluid with a new one gets rid of small bits of clutch material and metal shavings. Having those residues can damage your transmission by clogging passages and wedging in between moving parts.
With better lubrication, it boosts the holding ability of the transmission’s friction components and it results in less heat. Decreasing both friction and heat helps your transmission to work better for a longer period of time. Avail of our regular transmission service to save you from major transmission repair or replacement.
Muffler is more than just a metal container that directs exhaust out of your car and away from passengers. It is an important component of your car’s exhaust system specifically designed to suppress noise. Although it is a relatively simple component, it an integral part of the exhaust system to keep your car running efficiently. Have your muffler checked by one of Savco Auto Repair’s experienced technicians today.
Power steering fluid has to be replaced regularly as it ages with heat and time. The old fluid must be drained out for the system to be filled with a fresh new fluid. Included on this routine service are draining the power steering system, removing grime, filling with the correct type of fluid and safely disposing the old fluid.
CAR BATTERY SERVICE AND INSTALLATION
Savco Auto Repair offers checking and replacing your car’s battery using state-of-the-art equipment. Our expert technicians will evaluate your car’s battery to determine its effectiveness and ability to start your car. In case of a battery replacement, we use high quality batteries which comes with a full warranty.
When you fail to or slowly start the car when you turn the ignition key, your car’s battery could be the problem. Those are indications that your car’s battery is weak. After all, your battery’s purpose is to start the car. Once it starts, alternator takes over and generates power to handle all the car’s electrical needs.
Alternators should work properly. That’s why our expert technicians take charge on determining if the alternator functions properly. When it needs replacement, we will go over the options with you and provide you with the complete estimate of services needed. Savco Auto Repair only use high quality replacement parts.
There are two common issues that usually arise with your car’s air conditioning. First, it could be that your car’s air conditioning stops working completely. Second, the air temperature coming from the air conditioning vents isn’t as cool as it should be.
Savco Auto Repair is here to address your specific air conditioning problem. We help get your car’s air conditioning back to factory specifications quickly. Regardless of whether your car’s air conditioning is still blowing cool air, we highly recommend AC service be done at least every two years. It will help you get rid of costly repairs down the road. With AC service, removing moisture from the system and checking for leaks are the key process.
Savco Auto Repair’s experienced technicians will thoroughly check the AC system. It includes injecting a dye into the system and using a special light to check for possible leaks in the AC system. When there is a present leak on the AC system, we will provide with the estimate on the recommended repairs. However, when our technicians will find no leak, we will vacuum moisture and debris, and install the right amount of new refrigerant into the AC system.
In the AC system repair process, if it stops working completely or blows warmer air, our certified technicians will handle the process for you by thoroughly inspecting the AC system and provide with the needed estimate for repairs.
There are various reasons on why AC system fails. It could be of a blown fuse or a seized AC compressor. Either simple or complicated reason, Savco Auto Repair’s certified technicians will help you diagnose the problem and get you back on the road with cool AC system in no time.
Savco Auto Repair service AC systems in wide array of car types, including BMW, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Lexus, Audi, Chevy, Mini Cooper, Honda, Volvo, Kia, Mazda, Infinity and many more.
SHOCKS AND STRUTS
Strong shocks and struts bring about comfortable ride, that’s why it should be checked every 12,000 miles and replaced every 50,000 miles. Avoid increase wear on other suspension components which includes tires, ball joints and springs; and weakened braking distance and ability, by doing the appropriate maintenance for your car’s shocks and struts.
Savco Auto Repair’s shocks and struts’ service process includes replacing worn or damaged shocks and struts and inspection on mounting bushings, plates or hardware. Common indications that you need to have your car’s shocks and struts checked are excessive bounce; poor tire-to-road contact; reduced suspension control; premature tire wear and increase wear on other suspension components; reduced handling and braking performance; and noise and suspension vibration.Properly maintained shocks and struts shows improved ride, improved stopping ability, and improved tire and suspension wear.
Shocks and struts are interchangeable yet both serve essentially the same function, that is, to lessen the movement of the spring and stopping oscillation and bounce. Strut is the structural part of the suspension system, pivot point for the steering system and contains a coil spring. That is why service, repairs and replacements of struts are more expensive than that of shocks.
Your car’s optimal performance and efficiency relies on how often tune-ups are done. Most cars require a tune-up every 30,000 miles. Savco Auto Repair’s mechanics provide quality and affordable tune ups.
A routine tune-ups for your car will protect against major engine problems. A tune-up focuses on finding and changing worn components like spark plugs and fuel filters. It is integral to keep a regular tune up schedule to help your car last longer, preserve higher fuel mileage and boost efficiency.
Tune up service is very necessary. Your car have parts with life expectancy which are shown on your owner’s manual with specific manufacturer benchmarks. Although these parts may last longer than the suggested time frame, it is a good idea to properly maintain them. A major issue could occur if you fail to have them regularly inspected and car diagnostic is not performed.
Spark plugs back in the days were easily worn out to the extent of changing it every couple of years. There are two things that are different now when it comes to spark plugs. First, is that they are designed better which are made of better materials that last longer. Second, is that with modern engine management controls, spark plugs now aren’t fouled up with carbon deposits.
Electricity from the battery goes into a coil with power build up depending on the car type, which ranges anywhere from 12,000 to 45,000 volts. Then, electricity travels through a wire from the coil to the spark plug. With such process, coils and spark plug wires may wear out and replacement are needed occasionally.
It is very important to have the right kind of spark plug for your car. It is because engines are designed to run with specific internal temperatures and spark plugs to work properly with those specific temperatures. Savco Auto Repair’s expert technicians will assist you in getting the right spark plug for your car and when to replace them as well.
Fuel filter basically fuels filter before it reaches your car’s engine. Fuel runs through long journey before it reaches your car’s gas tank. Along the way, it picks up a significant amount of contaminants.
Fuel filter is the best prevention to extensive engine damage. It is located somewhere in between your car’s fuel tank and engine. Through fuel filter, regardless of gasoline and diesel, it will keep your fuel pump in good health.
To prevent engine damage, air filter reduces harmful dirt particles from entering your car engine’s air intake system. Savco Auto Repair recommends air filter replacement once a year or every 15,000 miles. However, interval of air filter replacement varies when your car is operated in dusty conditions.
If engine air filtration becomes restricted, it reduces airflow, which could lead to poor acceleration, reduced engine performance and fuel economy and oil leaks. That’s why we visually inspect the engine air filtration components and recommends replacement when necessary.
CABIN AIR FILTER
Savco Auto Repair installs cabin air filter that can block 99.5% of the pollutants entering your vehicle. It gives a big relief in the inside of your car’s air pollution, which is six times more polluted than the outside of your car. Cabin air filter is an electrostatically charged filter which works as a magnet in stopping pollen, dust and other airborne contaminants.