If you catch an engine overheating early enough and take action, you can get by cheaply. It could be a leaky hose, a stuck thermostat or a loose clamp. If your car overheats badly, or frequently, you can do serious damage. The most common results of frequent or severe overheating are a blown head gasket, a cracked head or a cracked block. Those are, respectively, expensive, really expensive, and you may wind up saying, "I guess I won't be retiring for another year."
Empire Auto Service not only helps you maintain your vehicle through our preventive maintenance services, but we are also there when your vehicle needs repair. Our Certified Technicians are trained to repair your car correctly and our specialized equipment makes the repair last longer.
We warranty our repairs and provide a nationwide guarantee that the repairs and services performed will be free from defects in and materials and workmanship for 24 months or 24,000 miles of use, whichever comes first.
To troubleshoot your vehicle's electrical system, the experts at Empire Auto Repair center use specialized diagnostic equipment to access your vehicle's data and pinpoint the cause of any electrical problems. Our electrical system service includes:
A thorough visual inspection of battery and case condition
Check to ensure your battery can still deliver adequate power, and replace it if necessary
Electrical cable connections are examined and adjusted, if necessary
Engine diagnostics may be necessary to troubleshoot sophisticated systems or complex electrical problems
Rough engine idle – engine pings or knocks on acceleration – poor gas mileage – hard engine starts…
These are all common symptoms that indicate it’s time for engine diagnostic, tune-up services or repairs to your vehicle. Automotive engine repair services encompass a wide range of options depending on the length of time between services or a sudden breakdown of a component that stops the engine cold.
TRANSMISSION AND CLUTCH REPAIRS
As you drive your car, you become used to noises, vibrations and the feel of the car in different gears. Any changes in these sensations may indicate the beginning of a problem. It's important to note what gear you are in, at what speeds the problem occurs, noise level and whether it disappears from one gear to another. Most problems in the clutch and transmission are a job for a mechanic, and usually require removal and service.
Good brakes are absolutely essential for safe driving, so the foundation of a complete brake job begins with a thorough inspection of the entire brake system, including the antilock brake system if the vehicle is so equipped.
On ABS-equipped vehicles, turn the ignition on to verify the ABS warning light circuit works. The ABS light should come on for a few seconds then go out if everything is fine. No light? Then you've found a bulb that needs replacing or a wiring problem. If the light comes on and remains on (does not go out), then further diagnosis will be required to find out what's wrong with the ABS system