Mechanical Repair Services
Automobile manufacturers recommend engine tune-up service at regular intervals to keep your car running great. As with all preventative maintenance, engine tune-ups can prevent a wide range of problems from happening to your vehicle, and if you need a place for parking, putting car park markings can be really useful for this.
Engine Diagnostics, Check Engine Light
Transmission fluid is usually a bright red color when it is new and over time it breaks down and gets dirty turning it brown or black. It is a good idea to service your engine’s transmission fluid and filter to prevent this breakdown which can cause much larger issues. Every car manufacture has has slightly different guidelines on how often servicing your transmission is needed which we can help you determine.
If you do have a transmission failure or malfunction we can also replace it for you when required. At Chippewa Auto Body we a lot of experience replacing both automatic & manual transmissions, as well as clutches and 4 wheel drive components. Our main goal is to keep your car on the road while running smooth and safe.
Among all the equipment in your vehicle, belts and hoses have the shortest lifespan and should be regularly checked. Due to constant exposure to heat, vibration, and harmful chemicals, these components invariably crack, leak, fray, and peel. If not promptly replaced and maintained, this could spell disaster for the performance of your vehicle. Evaluating the condition of your belts and hoses only on their outer appearance is not enough as they often need to be checked more thoroughly. Let us inspect, and if needed, replace your timing and drive belts at Chippewa Auto Body.
At Chippewa Auto Body we are able to provide complete suspension services from frame repair to shocks, struts, and springs. The suspension system is vital to the safety and ride quality of the vehicle. Having worn out suspension parts can cause costly problems with the tires and brakes by wearing them out much quicker. Shocks and struts should be replaced if they show signs of problems or around 75,000-100,000 miles depending on your vehicle.
Heating & Air Conditioning
Keeping your family comfortable while traveling is important to all of us. Typically, air conditioning systems should keep the entire vehicle cool within a few minutes of driving. The air conditioner also removes moisture from the air when using the defrost feature. If your A/C is not blowing as cold as you would like or the defroster is not working well our qualified technicians are sure to find to the solution.
Batteries & Starting Systems
The battery, starter, and alternator all work together to help start the vehicle and keep it running once it is started. Batteries last around 4 to 5 years depending driving habits and weather conditions. We inspect the battery, alternator and starter at each oil change to help prevent you from getting stranded. Stop in for a system checkup if your car is having trouble starting.