Here at Julie’s Tire and Auto we believe that preventative maintenance is your best defense in avoiding costly car repair bills.
- Tune ups and engine performance checks
- Oil Changes
- Vehicle Inspections
- Steering and Suspension
- Air Conditioning and Heating
- Battery inspections and replacements
- Cooling Systems
- Radiator Service
- Fuel Injection Service and Diagnostic
- Electrical Issues
- Muffler and Exhaust
- Engine diagnostics, maintenance and replacements
when performing a tune up on your vehicle the following items are inspected and addressed.
- Air Cleaner Housing – Air Cleaner Fresh Duct/Hose and Air Filter Element.
- Compression Check – Tested and Inspected
- Firing Order
- Fuel Filter
- Fuel Pressure
- Idle Speed
- Ignition Timing
- Spark Plugs
- Valve Clearance
With every oil change our technicians offer a 30 point visual inspection of your vehicle at no extra charge. Regular oil changes are essential in extending the life of your vehicle. We recommend you establish a regular schedule for your oil changes at 4500 – 5000 kms.
Q. Why are regular oil changes important?
A. Oil is vital to a vehicles engine, it lubricates working parts and provides a protective film over the parts to allow them to move more freely.
Oil will cool down an engine by transferring the excess heat from the combustion area down to the oil pan.
It helps keep engine parts clean and free from a buildup of deposits, such as soot, carbon, varnish, and sludge that could damage your engine. It accomplishes this by suspending contaminants and neutralizing corrosive acids.
Oil will provide a cushion to prevent metal to metal contact. This will reduce the wear and tear on your engine.
If provides a seal between the engine’s piston rings and cylinder walls to prevent blow-by and loss of power.
Buying or selling a vehicle? We offer not only safety inspections but we can look over a possible purchase to let you know if there are any issues and repair requirements before you buy. We also will look over your vehicle before you head out for a long road trip.
ALIGNMENTS/STEERING AND SUSPENSION
We will ensure that your vehicle is properly aligned. This means that all suspension and steering components are sound and tire and wheel assemblies are running correctly. An accurate alignment will ensure even tread wear on your tires and that your steering is precise in order to ensure continued even tread wear. Uneven front or rear tire wear, or changes in your vehicle’s handling or steering can indicate misalignment. We will also check the components of your vehicle’s suspension system to ensure that they are properly contributing to the smoothness of your ride.
AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING
It is important to be comfortable in any season. At Julie’s Tire and Auto we offer air conditioning and heating maintenance services. As part of these services, Julie’s Tire and Auto will inspect all controls, drive belts and hoses as well as all components and connections to see if these are any leaks. We will also perform vent tests.
BATTERY INSPECTIONS AND REPLACEMENTS
The battery is a key player in your car or truck. The battery provides the power that is sent to the starter motor and ignition system which then starts your engine and charges the electrical system in the vehicle when the engine is not running. Come to Julie’s Tire and Auto for all your battery needs.
Concerned about your brakes and stopping issues? Have an annoying squeal? Come to Julie’s Tire and Auto for a complimentary brake inspection. We will inspect for wear, damage, leaks and brake system fluid changes on hydraulic systems.
It is important to have your cooling system and radiator maintained. It will help to keep your engine cool and reduce the risk of any overheating. Our technicians will pressure test for leaks, test the radiator cap, inspect the fan, belts, thermostat and all hoses as well as drain and flush the cooling system if necessary.
FUEL INJECTION DIAGNOSTIC AND SERVICE
What is fuel injection? Fuel injection is where the fuel is injected directly into the intake or into the combustion chamber and is mixed with air for combustion purposes. Julie’s Tire and Auto offers system maintenance service which can assist in approving fuel efficiency and engine performance by cleaning carbon build up from the combustion chamber, the throttle body, the air intake system and intake valves, fuel injectors and the plenum.
Julie’s Tire and Auto has technicians available to diagnose and service electrical issues including your vehicles starter and alternator.
MUFFLER AND EXHAUST
It is important to maintain your muffler and exhaust system. Doing so can reduce not only the level of engine noise but also the emissions coming from your vehicle. It can also increase your fuel efficiency. The trained technicians at Julie’s Tire and Auto will inspect all the parts of your muffler and exhaust and look for leaks, cracks and wear. We carry many brands of mufflers and exhaust systems. We also do custom exhaust work.
Feel your gears slipping or hard to shift? Bring your car to Julie’s Tire and Auto for an inspection. We can help you reduce the slipping or hard-shifting, caused by your transmission by offering as part of your regular vehicle maintenance, services that include inspecting the transmission system, flushing and replacing transmission fluid, and installing new filters and pan gaskets on request.