Understanding your Vehicle
Just like a yearly physical to ensure your good health, the same attention is needed on your vehicle. An annual inspection can help keep you on the road safely and help take car of any issues before something goes wrong. That's why here at V.I.P Auto Service Center LV we offer complimentary inspections with every oil change and/or service to keep your vehicle in operating condition. Below are a few issues you may run into while driving you car. Understanding your vehicle and servicing your car is all part of a long term investment and we strive to educate and inform you when services are needed. Bring Your vehicle in for an inspection if any of these issue below start to arise in your daily commute.
Free Engine Diagnostics
If your vehicles “check engine” light is on, it can vary from a serious problem with your engine to a lose gas cap! Let V.I.P Auto Service Center LV determine the cause of your check engine light, perform needed maintenance or repairs, and get you repaired in less time and at an affordable price. We offer different services and general repairs on most cars, trucks, light trucks & SUV's.
Belts & Hoses
Without proper maintenance, your engine could overheat and the risk of a breakdown becomes very real. Belts and hoses dry up and can crack, split, or pop open, especially in extreme climate conditions. It is important to check on them regularly to avoid problems in the future. V.I.P Auto Service Center LV technicians are trained to inspect your belts and hoses to identify an issues before they cause problems. We offer radiator hoses, housing, and belt replacement service packages for most cars. Call for more details.
Furthermore, belts enable your vehicle rotating components, such as the alternator, water pump, and AC compressor to keep powering the vehicle while you are driving. Depending on you vehicle there may be one or two belts for different components and might wear down differently. Normal wear and tear will cause these belts to crack and eventually snap causing you to break down on the side of the road. V.I.P Auto Service Center LV Technicians are trained to look for common signs assocaited with you manufacture specifications. Call Shop for details.
Air Condition Repair
V.I.P Auto Service Center LV begins the service by visually inspecting the air conditioning compressor drive belt, serpentine belt and all accessible components for cracks, leaks or damage and any other discrepancies you vehicle may have. Then we check to make sure the air conditioning compressor is running properly for leakage. If no leaks or damage are found then your system may be working, in most cases you will have poor airflow, hot or uncooled air, strange odors or even moisture around the ac compressor. If any of these symptoms occur please call and make an appointment ,the inspection is free only at V.I.P Auto Service Center LV.
Radiator Hoses & Housing
More importantly, the raditors main function is too keep your engine cool and running smmothly without it overheating. The hoses, together with the radiator, cooling fan(s), thermostat and related components allow the coolant to work into the engine and cool it down while operating. Replacing the radiator hoses are important and should be exchanged more often then you think when living in extreme tempreture cities. When cracks are visible or the hose swells or feels soft, it is a sure sign that the hoses need to be replaced. Call us today for more details.
The radiator is important your vehicle’s cooling system. Responsible for reducing the heat in your engine, the radiator must be clean, leak free, filled with coolant and clear of blockages for it to work properley. Coolant that is not maintained becomes acidic over time and causes corrosion. Fixing these one-off leaks could just be a short term solution for a much larger problem. The fan is responsible for cooling your engine externally, and may cause the engine to overheat if its not working properly. The good news is these issues can be avoided by performing coolant flushes at the intervals recommended by V.I.P Auto Service Center LV technicians. We are certified to diagnose and repair components in your cooling system including the radiator, thermostat, water pump, fan, belts and more! Call and make your appointment today if these issues sound familiar.
Shocks & Struts
Suspension system helps handling and stability of your vehicle as it maneuvers on the road, maximizing comfort. Your suspension system helps keep your vehicle in full control when you’re driving. V.I.P Auto Service Center LV can help ensure your safety by keeping your suspension system well maintained and free of problems. There are some warning signs to look for when experiencing issues with your suspension system. Visually inspecting for any leaks or if bushings are worn out. While driving, your vehicle may sway in and out on turns or every bump is felt while driving, these are sure signs to bring your vehicle in for an inspection. Call V.I.P Auto Service Center LV today and well make sure to take care of that for you. Worn shocks and struts can affect how your wheels engage the road and handle the road conditions.
Engine Repair or Replacement
Keeping your engine tuned is highly recommended and this can lower the risk of having to perform major maintenance in the future. From changing your oil regularly to replacing your air filters at the proper interval, there are a number of maintenance items you can perform regularly to keep your vehicle running smoothly. However, even if you treat your engine right, something could still go unexpectedly wrong. If you notice any of the following warning signs, you shouldn’t put off getting your engine checked out. Bring your vehicle in for any issues on your engine at V.I.P Auto Service Center LV.
Engine performance can be affected by a number of different problems, including lack of gasoline, a dirty air filter, or bad spark plugs, to name a few. This can cause your car to jerk or hesitate, making it difficult to climb hills and not maintain speeds. Furthermore Carbon deposits in your engine can damage your vehicle’s health. These deposits are often the cause of knocking noises or pinging sound from the engine. If any of these sypmtoms sound familiar please dont hesitate to call us we give free VIP towing with general repairs.
Transmission Repair or Replacement
Normal wear and tear can cause transmission fluids leaks simply due to the operating environment of your transmission. For example, the output shafts all come in direct contact with the seals around them so the motion of the shaft will eventually wear down the seal and cause a leak. Also, the temperature swings and constant shifting of the transmission can cause movement between the seals and gaskets in your transmission eventually leading to leaks. Bring it in to V.I.P Auto Service Center LV and we will inspect you transmission and educate you on any recommendations your vehicle may ever need.
Your transmission starts making knocking noises it shouldn’t be making, it’s time to get it inspected. You’ll probably hear a humming or buzzing coming from your transmission. When this happens, don’t wait to bring it in. Fix it as soon as possible, before any further damage may occur. Your transmission was designed so that you can switch gears in a smooth motion. When there is a delayed response, your transmission may need service. Further more, this symptom manifests itself differently for manual and automatic transmissions. For manual transmissions, when you change gears and you hear or feel a sense of grinding; it may mean that you have just worn out the clutch and you need to replace it. It may also mean that one of the transmission’s synchronizers is worn out and damaged. For automatic transmissions, a rough shift rather than an unnoticeable one could be caused by a few things. Take it into a professional to diagnose.
Timing Chain Diagnostics
The timing chain is a series of links in the chain – similar to those found on a bicycle chain. The links move on the toothed sprockets which are located on the ends of the crankshaft and camshaft, and are responsible for the valves opening in the cylinder head and moving pistons and connecting rods in the combustion chamber. The timing chain can start to stretch and wear with time, which will cause the engine's timing to be inaccurate and cause it to malfunction.
Timing Belt Diagnostics
The timing belt is an important engine component that rotates the engine’s cam and crankshaft in sync and ensures each cylinder fires at the appropriate time. It's commonly manufactured out of high-quality rubber with nylon-reinforced cords inside to extend the life of the belt. However, it is subject to incredible forces inside your motor and will need to be replaced eventually. Without a fully functioning timing belt, your engine will not run.