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Maintenance

If you can’t remember the last time you had any of these services performed on your automobile, it’s been too long!

  • Check Brakes
  • Rotate Tires
  • Change Oil Filter
  • Clean and lubricate brakes
  • Set all tire pressures to specifications
  • Top off all fluid levels
  • Check anti-freeze
  • Lubricate all doors and hinges
  • Inspect belts and tension
  • Check cooling system hoses and connections
  • Check PCV valves
  • Visually check undercarriage
  • Replace oil sticker
  • Clear maintenance light
  • Tire Alignment
  • Belts/hoses
  • Head light restoration
  • Window/window regulator replacement
  • Factory maintance to help maintain dealership warranty
  • Radiator

 

 

  • Alignment
  • Axles
  • Brakes
  • Oil and filter change
  • Belts and hoses
  • Steering and suspension
  • Shocks/struts
  • Ignition repair
  • Lock repair
  • Key fob replacement
  • Wipers
  • Ignition repair
  • Timing belt service
  • Timing chain service
  • Heating and air conditioning repair
  • Electrical Diagnostics
  • Vehicle pre-purchase
  • Engine replacement
  • Transmission replacement
  • Transmission fluid service

Brake evaluation.

The complete brake evaluation is finished in about 15 to 30 minutes by one of knoxville’s best certified brake technician

You will receive a written estimate outlining what work is necessary and optional

No work will be done until you give the go ahead

The brake evaluation cost is credited towards any brake repairs if you choose to have the work completed

Observe the brake pad:

1. In most cars, the brake pad can be seen through the wheel. Look at it to determine its thickness.

2. Some brake pads have a slot in the center that serves as a wear indicator. Look at the slot; if it’s almost nonexistent, the pad probably needs replacement.

What’s included in the brake maintenance service?

We lubricate and adjust your parking brake cables, which helps provide even, balanced braking. Then we lubricate the caliper guide pins, star wheel adjuster, and backing plate pads on the drum brake assembly.

Nitrogen Inflation: What’s Our Position?

Surf any automobile tire-related website these days, and you’ll likely see something mentioned about nitrogen inflation. It’s becoming a hot topic. We’ve gotten a number of inquiries lately concerning American Honda’s position on this practice. When it comes to inflating automobile tires, it’s our position that ordinary, dry compressed air— which is about 80 percent nitrogen already—is the best choice. That’s because it’s more readily available, and the benefits of using nitrogen simply don’t appear to outweigh those of using compressed air. The practice of inflating tires with nitrogen really isn’t anything new; it’s been around a long time. It’s been commonly used on aerospace vehicles, commercial and military aircraft, military vehicles, race cars, and even heavy off-road construction equipment.

  • To meet rigid safety and performance specs, the required tire inflation pressures are often very high, especially in the aerospace industry. The tire inflation pressure for NASA’s space shuttle, for instance, is a whopping 315 psi!
  • Nitrogen is an inert gas; it doesn’t combust or oxidize.
  • The process used to compress nitrogen excludes water vapor. Water vapor can expand if the temperature climbs above 212°F.
  • Tires inflated with nitrogen leak slower over time than those inflated with compressed air.

Automobile tires, on the other hand, are subjected to an entirely different set of conditions. Here’s why inflating tires with nitrogen offers no real advantages:

  • Although tires inflated with nitrogen leak slower over time than those inflated with compressed air, they still leak and need to be reinflated to maintain proper pressure. If you can’t find a place that offers nitrogen inflation—and there aren’t yet all that many places that do—your only option left is to reinflate with compressed air. Doing that drops the nitrogen purity.
  • Nitrogen offers no better protection against road hazards such as cuts and punctures. So no matter what you inflate the tire with, you still need to check the condition and pressure of the tires at least once a month as recommended in the O/M.
  • Tires that are inflated with compressed air and properly maintained offer the same fuel economy, tread wear, and ride comfort as those inflated with nitrogen.
  • Nitrogen for automobile tires is produced by nitrogen generators, which typically get about 95 percent purity. But to actually get that level of purity into an automobile tire, you would have to deflate and inflate that tire with nitrogen several times. If you’re not careful doing this repeated deflation and inflation process, the purity level winds up being closer to 90 percent (compared to the approximate 80 percent nitrogen already in compressed air). Because of this, those claims of less pressure loss with nitrogen aren’t valid.

 


 

So here’s the bottom line: Nitrogen is an ideal gas for inflating tires in aircraft, military vehicles, race cars, and heavy off-road equipment, but when it comes to automobile tires, it offers no apparent advantages over ordinary, dry compressed air. Our advice to you: Just stick with the air you breathe.

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