Drivability

The degree of smoothness and steadiness of acceleration

What is drivability? Engine drivability can be many different complaints, some include:

  • Vehicle idling rough
  • Engine misfire
  • Lack of power
  • Vehicle back fire
  • Hesitate or stalls
  • or just – “doesn’t run how it use to”

Service Engine Lights

We can keep your car running

So your driving along and one or more dash lights come on. These dash icons indicate a problem that could stop your vehicle in it’s tracks.

  • Service Soon
  • Check Engine
  • ABS/Traction
  • Volt
  • Wrench
  • Etc.

We can diagnose and repair.

 

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Common dashboard lights and what they mean

 

Steering & Suspension

Maintaining a straight and smooth ride

The steering and suspension systems of a car are not only important for safety reasons but also to enhance the comfort of your car’s ride. The two systems are directly related to each other, which is why they are often referred to together

How do I know when it’s time to have my steering & suspension system checked?

Most manufacturers recommend a steering and suspension system check every 50,000 mi (80,000 km). However, if you notice any of the following warning signs, you might want to let our experienced technicians inspect your shocks and struts sooner:

  • Excessive noise when driving over bumps
  • A harsh, bumpy, or shaky ride
  • Extreme bouncing and wandering
  • Crooked steering wheel
  • Your tires are wearing unevenly

Heating & Cooling

Keeping you comfortable year round

Although gasoline engines have improved a lot, they are still not very efficient at turning chemical energy into mechanical power. Most of the energy in the gasoline (perhaps 7¬0%) is converted into heat, and it is the job of the cooling system to take care of that heat. In fact, the cooling system on a car driving down the freeway dissipates enough heat to heat two average-sized houses! The primary job of the cooling system is to keep the engine from overheating by transferring this heat to the air, but the cooling system also has several other important jobs.

The cooling system is made up of the passages inside the engine block and heads, a water pump to circulate the coolant, a thermostat to control the temperature of the coolant, a radiator to cool the coolant, a radiator cap to control the pressure in the system, and some plumbing consisting of interconnecting hoses to transfer the coolant from the engine to radiator and also to the car’s heater system where hot coolant is used to warm up the vehicle’s interior on a cold day.

Tech Center Auto Electric can keep your vehicle running cool.