Today’s transmissions are computer controlled. Some high end transmissions have two or three computers. Our experienced technicians at Professional Automotive in receive ongoing training on transmission service and repair.
FISHERS, CASTLETON, and INDIANAPOIS car owners trust that transmissions are engineered to last. But INDIANA motorists need to understand that they are also engineered to tighter tolerances. If a portion of the transmission is starved for lubrication, it can lead to failure.
This can happen with not enough fluid. And, if the transmission fluid gets dirty or sludgy, small passages in the transmission can get clogged, then the lubricant is blocked and can’t get to all the parts to protect them, so they wear out prematurely.
Most newer vehicles in require special transmission fluids – at Professional Automotive we can make sure you get the type your manufacturer recommends.
As you can imagine, repairing one of these new transmissions can be quite costly at most auto repair shops. That’s why manufacturers have a schedule for how often drivers should change the fluid and what type of fluid to use.
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Let’s talk shocks and struts.Shock absorbers and struts last a long time for Indianapolis, Fishers, and Castleton area drivers and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep your tires on the road; and your tires are what connect your vehicle to the road and allow you to safely handle your car through turns, over bumps and even stop in time. When your shocks and struts are worn, your tires bounce excessively over bumps. Your vehicle will wallow through corners, your front-end will dive when you stop, and your rear-end will squat when you accelerate. All this hurts your ability to control your vehicle. And your ride just isn’t as comfortable. Worn shocks or struts cause excessive tire wear so car owners will have to replace their tires sooner than they should. Worn shocks and struts also stress other suspension and steering parts causing them to wear prematurely. Struts are actually a major structural component of the suspension system; there’s a lot riding on them. Replacing worn shocks and struts saves money in the long run – and of course, you can’t really put a price on your safety and that of your passengers. At Professional Automotive, we generally recommend replacing shocks and struts at or around 50,000 miles. When it’s time for new shocks or struts, we’ve got you covered. At Professional Automotive, we can give you back the ride and handling of a new vehicle. And if you have special needs we can help you there too. We have premium shocks and struts that’ll improve your performance. We can even help you with upgraded, heavy-duty shocks that’ll give you the confidence you need to handle those big towing or hauling jobs. Experts recommend replacing all four shocks at the same time so that handling is even at each wheel. If you need new shocks or struts, let Professional Automotive help you take care of this safety service. You’ll feel better, and you’ll save on tires and other suspension repairs down the road. Stop by or give us a call. Professional Automotive 7013 E 86th Street Indianapolis, INDIANA 46060 317*596*0898 http://WWW.iLoveMyMechanic.COM At Professional Automotive we install quality NAPA replacement parts.
I’m sure most of you know that Air and Fuel are mixed together to be burned in your engine. The amount of which is determined by how hard you press on the accelerator, by going up or down a hill, or by the load you are carrying as you drive around the Indianapolis, Castleton or Fishers area. Based on how much air you request, your engine computer will control the amount of needed fuel to your engine. But what if the computer gets the wrong details about how much air is coming into your engine? When this happens the engine computer will send the wrong amount of fuel to the injectors and there goes the fuel economy and performance.
The Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor is a critical sensor that is used to measure the volume, temperature, and density of the air coming into your engine. It’s usually mounted in the air intake system before the throttle body but after the air filter. The computer will calculate how much oxygen is available to burn and adjusts the amount of fuel it will send to the injectors. If you have a a dirty or damaged MAF sensor, the engines computer will get inaccurate information to calculate fuel demand, which can lead to a poor running engine, damage to your catalytic converter, set off the Check Engine Light, and may even prevent the engine from running.
When air first enters, it first passes through the engine air filter. All the nasty stuff in the air gets trapped in the air filter. At least until you let the air filter go too long and it gets too clogged. At this point some of the contaminants will pass through the filter and hit the MAF sensor. That is how the sensor gets so dirty that it cannot accurately measure the amount of air coming into the engine. So the next time your service adviser brings out a dirty air filter to show you and asks if you’d like to replace it, it’s for your own money saving benefit.
If your MAF does become contaminated, most of the time it can be cleaned. The best way to do this is to perform a Fuel Tune. This service also cleans your throttle body and other fuel system components. In the circumstances where the MAF sensor has been damaged, it will need to be replaced.
It takes about 12,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel that you use. That’s a lot of air to have your air filter clean. As you can see replacing this inexpensive part is a good investment. It will prevent dirt from getting into your engine, it will help keep your MAF sensor working the way it should. A good quality engine air filter is your engine’s first line of defense.
When your friendly Professional Automotive Service Adviser recommends you replace your engine air filter, consider how much money you will save in engine performance.
At Professional Automotive in Indianapolis IN (46250) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 317.596.0898. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.