Have you heard the phrase "If it looks, sounds, and feels like trouble it is"? In the case of vehicle trouble, the more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you'll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual odors.
There is a list put together by the Federal Trade Commission on vehicle auto repair basics that we would like to share with you.
Here are 10 steps to keep your car up and running from our team! Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to see our professional service technicians, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures during Fall Car Care Month in October to keep your vehicle operating at its best.
Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly to avoid any complications. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo and the acceleration forces between you and the ground, so it is important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional at our auto repair shop in Greenville, SC to ensure its safety.
Mastertech Automotive in Taylors now provides the GM 6T40 and 45E FWD and AWD Transmission Replacement Options from JASPER Engines & Transmissions. These transmissions are available for the following 2008-2011 applications: Chevrolet Equinox and Malibu | GMC Terrain | Pontiac G6 | Saturn Aura | Buick Regal and LaCrosse
Mastertech Automotive in Taylors now provides the Jasper Engines re-manufactured Toyota A750E (RWD) and A750F (4WD) transmissions. These transmissions are available for the 2004-2011 Toyota Tundra, Sequoia, Tacoma, 4 Runner, and FJ Cruiser transmission replacements
Each JASPER re-manufactured Toyota A750E and A750F transmission is 100% dynamometer tested using a state of the art dyno software package eliminating the chance of shifting concerns and ensures a quality product for the customer. All wear areas of the valve body are reamed to oversize, where applicable, and vacuum-tested to restore the hydraulic integrity of the unit reducing the chance of low fluid pressure within the transmission, causing slipped clutches.
In addition to the value-added quality re-manufacturing steps to provide a perfect product, great care is taken to ensure each A750E and A750F transmission replacement option can stand up to the rigors of everyday life. Each transmission receives 100% new friction plates from the OE manufacturer to retain shift quality and durability. Converter linings are 100% replaced to reduce lock-up shudder and solenoids are 100% tested to verify proper operation before they are installed in the transmission.
The JASPER re-manufactured Toyota A750E and A750F transmission is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty. Talk to our team at Mastertech Automotive in Taylors about your specific needs and any transmission replacement questions you might have for your Toyota, we'd be happy to answer them for you and see if a JASPER re-manufactured transmission is right for you.
Thanks for taking the time to visit our website. I think you’re going to find out we are a unique and reputable shop in the Greenville area. We are a full-service garage that works on all makes and models. We are known for undertaking the most difficult repairs and take pride in taking care of our customers. Being in business for nearly 9 years has been a challenging one. We started in a small 3-bay garage and within 5 years outgrew the facility. Four years ago we purchased some property on Rutherford Road and built a 10-bay state-of-the-art facility to accommodate and better service our customers. I’ve been blessed with a team of guys that are some of the best in the automotive business. We all share the same vision and goals and are committed to do quality work and grow the business. I hope your visit with us is a pleasant one. Feel free to call us any time; we would love to hear from you. We look forward to meeting you and servicing your needs.
God bless, Kurt
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change or every 6,000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer-recommended intervals?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost
of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
How important is wheel alignment?
Think of it this way: research indicates that the average vehicle is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with a toe angle misadjustment of 0.34 degrees (only 0.17 inches) out of specification will drag tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!