Mechanic RaleighBrakes are a very common maintenance issue on all cars, both from drivibiliy as well as cost effective perspective. Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly. Brake jobs start at $130.
Mechanic RaleighThe term “tune-up”, actually applies only to older cars without electronic ignition (before 1981). On these vehicles, a tune-up would generally be required every 15,000 – 20,000 miles and consisted of replacing the spark plugs, ignition contact points, rotor and distributor cap and adjusting the ignition timing as well as the carburetor.
On modern vehicles equipped with electronic ignition and fuel injection and computer controls, the term “engine performance maintenance” is a more accurate. A “tune-up” for these newer vehicles is an orderly process of inspection, computer diagnosis, testing and adjustment to maintain peak engine performance, maximum operating efficiency and low exhaust emissions. During this process, spark plugs, plug wires, sensors, and modules may be replaced. The frequency at which a newer vehicle needs a tune-up is dependent more upon driving conditions than mileage and recommended tune-up frequencies vary between 30,000 – 100,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer.
To learn how often your vehicle needs a tune-up, check your owner’s manual or talk with our automotive service professionals.
Engine Performance Maintenance or tune ups start at $99.95
Mechanic RaleighAccording to automotive experts, regularly scheduled oil/filter changes are the single most important item for prolonging engine life. Most new vehicles have recommended oil/filter change intervals of 7,500 miles and some new vehicles have recommended oil change intervals of 11,000 to 15,000 miles. Under normal operating conditions, with "normal" operation described as the operation of the vehicle for at least 20 minutes at a medium speed, with a steady throttle and in a clean driving environment, these results will be achieved.
Short hops to the store, stop-and-go rush hour driving, driving on dirt roads and inclement-weather operation are all considered severe operating conditions that can cause impurities to build up quickly in the oil. This results in increased wear and tear on internal parts. That is why most owner's manuals and mechanics recommend changing the oil and filter every three months or 3,000 miles, (whichever comes first), to assure that maximum engine lubrication occurs while a minimum of impurities are suspended in the oil. To find out what the recommended oil change frequency is for your vehicle, check your owner's manual or talk with our automotive service professionals.
Our oil change starts at $29.99 and include the oil, oil filter, checking all fluids, brake inspection, light inspection, wiper blade check up, tire rotation and check up as well as a general safety check up.
In the 2001 National Car Care Month vehicle check lanes, 21% percent of participants had wipers that smeared, streaked or chattered across their windshields. Although climates vary, wipers, generally need replacing every six months. An easy reminder is to change windshield wiper blades in the spring and fall when you change your clock. Be sure the windshield washers are working properly and keep the reservoir filled with solvent.
TIRES & RIMS
How we differ from the "cold chain-store franchises" you get to meet & talk with our warm, friendly, professional and expert technicians. From wheel & tire repair, to installation and customization, Aris Auto Center has set the bar while proving to be a step above the rest for Rims and Tires in Raleigh.