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2013 Chevrolet Cruze

2022-07-01T22:00:52+00:00

Chevrolet Cruze

Mileage
166,509
Service Date
6/29/2022
Services Performed
  • Performed AAA inspection. Inspected all fluid levels and condition. Inspected operation of all external lights. Inspected battery, cables and hold down. Inspected wiper blades, washer fluid, horn and mirrors. –Wiper Blades-Washers-Operation Technician Note: Worn. Streaking – Recommendation: WIPER BLADES; Inspected belts and hoses and air filter. –Drive belt gone. –Tested antifreeze protection – Very low due to coolant leak. Inspected tire pressures and depth.
  • The technician verified the customers concern. Performed inspection and found the serpentine belt tensioner has failed and chewed up the belt. The belt remnants have been wedged into the surrounding components. Recommend removal of the belt remnants, cleaning of the area and replacement of the belt and tensioner assembly.
  • Inspected cooling system level and topped off with water as needed for testing purposes. Tested radiator cap for proper operation. Pressure tested cooling system and inspected for leaks. Found the water distribution pipe assembly has burst. Inspected hoses and found the hoses are soft and degrading. Recommend replacing the water distribution pipe assembly, Thermostat assembly and all needed hoses.
  • Installed new serpentine fan belt, tensioner and cleaned as needed. Road tested and verified the repairs.
  • The technician removed all parts necessary to gain access to the affected cooling system parts/ components. Removed the water distribution pipe/ outlet, cleaned the mating surfaces and installed a new water distribution pipe assembly. Removed the thermostat and found the thermostat was broken. Cleaned the mating surfaces and installed a new thermostat, thermostat housing assembly and thermostat gasket. Removed the upper and lower radiator hoses, installed new upper and lower radiator hoses. Removed the heater hoses and installed new heater hoses. Removed the bypass hose and installed a new water bypass hose. Removed the overflow hose and installed a new coolant overflow hose and clamp. Filled the system with coolant and bled. Verified the repairs on the test drive. Rechecked for leaks- none found.
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed.
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
  • Disassembled components as necessary. Removed the cabin air filter, cleaned housing and installed a new filter.
  • Removed all necessary components and installed a new set of spark plugs as needed. Reinstalled all components and road tested.
 
Jeanine P. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/30/2022
2013 Chevrolet Cruze 2022-07-01T22:00:52+00:00

2007 Kia Spectra5

2022-06-28T21:59:07+00:00

Kia Spectra5

Mileage
193,532
Service Date
6/22/2022
Services Performed
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). Inspected all fluid levels and conditions. Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed. Tested operation of all external lights. Inspected belts and hoses. Inspected air filter. Inspected battery cables and hold down. Inspected tires for wear and proper inflation. Tested antifreeze protection – good to – 30°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected wiper blades. NOTE: – found the coolant level very low on arrival, inspected and found the radiator is cracked and leaking – recommend replacing the radiator and radiator hoses
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
  • Disassembled sway bar and removed faulty sway bar links. Installed new links and made necessary adjustments and reassembled. Road tested.
  • Inspected and rotated the tires as needed.
  • Drained the cooling system and removed all necessary components. Removed the faulty radiator. Installed a new radiator and radiator hoses as needed. Reinstalled remaining components. Refilled and cycled the cooling system. Pressure tested cooling system and inspected for leaks – no further coolant leaks at this time.
 
Debra C. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/27/2022
2007 Kia Spectra5 2022-06-28T21:59:07+00:00

2019 Toyota Tundra

2022-06-22T22:03:50+00:00

Toyota Tundra

Mileage
40,351
Service Date
6/21/2022
Services Performed
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). Inspected all fluid levels and conditions. Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed. Tested operation of all external lights. Inspected belts and hoses. Inspected air filter. Inspected battery cables and hold down. –Technician Note: Your battery is towards the end of its lifespan, but is in good condition at this time. Holding 597cca of the rated 710cca. – Recommendation: Your battery is towards the end of its lifespan, but is in good condition at this time. We will recheck the battery at your next service. Inspected tires for wear and proper inflation. Tested antifreeze protection – good to -30°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected wiper blades.
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
 
Steve E. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/21/2022
2019 Toyota Tundra 2022-06-22T22:03:50+00:00

2015 Subaru Forester

2022-06-21T22:00:30+00:00

Subaru Forester

Mileage
140,176
Service Date
6/17/2022
Services Performed
  • Road tested and verified the concern. Noted the noise gets worse with speed, not necessarily RPMs. Inspected and found the right rear wheel bearing is bad. Recommend replacing the bearing assembly.
  • Performed AAA inspection. Inspected all fluid levels and condition. Inspected operation of all external lights. Inspected battery, cables and hold down. Inspected wiper blades, washer fluid, horn and mirrors. Inspected belts and hoses and air filter. – found the engine air filter very dirty – recommend replacing the filter – found the cabin air filter dirty – recommend replacing the filter Tested antifreeze protection – good to – 60°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected tire pressures and depth. – recommend to rotate the tires
  • Disassembled components as necessary to gain access to wheel bearing assembly. Removed failed hub assembly and installed new assembly as necessary. Road tested.
  • Installed a new air filter as needed.
  • Inspected and rotated the tires as needed.
  • Disassembled components as necessary. Removed the cabin air filter, cleaned housing and installed a new filter.
 
Ellen S. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/20/2022
2015 Subaru Forester 2022-06-21T22:00:30+00:00

2007 Honda CR-V

2022-06-11T22:01:46+00:00

Honda CR-V

Mileage
116,576
Service Date
6/10/2022
Services Performed
  • Inspected and verified the concern. During testing the vehicle now fails to start at all. Tested and found power to the starter but the starter does not engage. Recommend replacing the starter assembly.
  • Removed failed starter assembly. Cleaned connections and installed a remanufactured starter as needed. Retested and verified proper operation. Road tested and verified repair.
 
Rick K. gave our service a 5 star review on 6/10/2022
2007 Honda CR-V 2022-06-11T22:01:46+00:00

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2022-05-26T21:59:27+00:00

Hyundai Tucson

Mileage
83,727
Service Date
5/16/2022
Services Performed
  • Road tested vehicle. Changed oil and filter. Lubricated chassis points (where applicable). Inspected all fluid levels and condition. Inspected battery, cables, hold down and load tested battery – Vehicle battery failed Midtronics testing. – Recommendation: Replacement of your battery is recommended. Performed starter draw test – within specifications. Tested charging system output – within specifications. Performed voltage drop test at battery cables and power lead. Inspected cooling system level and topped off as needed. Tested radiator cap for proper operation and pressure tested the system for leaks. Tested antifreeze protection – good to -25°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected wiper blades, washer fluid, horn and mirrors. Inspected operation of all external lights. Inspected fan belts and hoses. Inspected filters and ignition components. –Cabin Air Filter Technician Note: Cabin Air filter Dirty and needs replaced – Recommendation: Replace cabin air filter. Cabin air filter is due to be replaced. Performed complete brake system inspection. The following is amount of brake lining remaining: –Front Brakes Technician Note: Inspected brake pad thickness with no concerns. 9mm or greater pad thickness remaining. –Rear Brakes Technician Note: Inspected brake pad thickness with no concerns. 5mm pad thickness remaining. Inspected brake hydraulic system for leaks, wear and condition of fluid. –Brake Fluid Technician Note: During the complete vehicle fluid analysis. We tested the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir. We found that the fluid there contains 1% or less moisture content. Inspected tire pressures and depth. Inspected steering and suspension components. Inspected exhaust system condition.
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
  • Removed necessary components and performed upper air intake cleaning procedure. Reassembled and made any necessary adjustments as required. Road tested engine performance.
 
James O. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/24/2022
2015 Hyundai Tucson 2022-05-26T21:59:27+00:00

2017 Subaru Legacy

2022-05-24T21:59:25+00:00

Subaru Legacy

Mileage
33,180
Service Date
5/4/2022
Services Performed
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). Inspected all fluid levels and conditions. Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed. Tested operation of all external lights. Inspected belts and hoses. Inspected air filter. Inspected battery cables and hold down. –Technician Note: Good battery Corrosion build-up on positive terminal. Rec cleaning service – Recommendation: Your battery's terminals are corroded. Battery terminal service is recommended. Inspected tires for wear and proper inflation. Tested antifreeze protection – good to -35°F and Ph level good at this time. –Inspected wiper blades. Technician Note: Worn. Streaking. Rec replacing – Recommendation: During our inspection we noticed that your wiper blades are worn and should be replaced.
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
  • Cleaned and serviced battery terminals and cable ends as needed.
 
Jim M. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/20/2022
2017 Subaru Legacy 2022-05-24T21:59:25+00:00

2014 Subaru Forester

2022-05-20T21:59:16+00:00

Subaru Forester

Mileage
41,962
Service Date
5/4/2022
Services Performed
  • Installed a new ACDelco battery and cleaned the battery cable ends as needed.
 
Whitney H. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/18/2022
2014 Subaru Forester 2022-05-20T21:59:16+00:00

2013 Honda CR-V

2022-05-18T21:59:37+00:00

Honda CR-V

Mileage
120,662
Service Date
5/12/2022
Services Performed
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). Inspected all fluid levels and conditions. Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed. Tested operation of all external lights. Inspected belts and hoses. Inspected air filter. Inspected battery cables and hold down. Inspected tires for wear and proper inflation. Tested antifreeze protection – good to -25°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected wiper blades. –Miscellaneous Technician Note – Technician Note: Spark Plug replacement due at 120,000 miles
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
 
Greg G. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/17/2022
2013 Honda CR-V 2022-05-18T21:59:37+00:00

2008 Ford Escape

2022-05-14T22:02:20+00:00

Ford Escape

Mileage
195,090
Service Date
5/13/2022
Services Performed
  • Changed engine oil and filter. Lubed chassis points (where applicable). – noticed the left rear axle seal starting to leak, recommend to monitor Inspected all fluid levels and conditions. – found the transmission fluid dirty – recommend a transmission fluid service Topped off windshield washer fluid as needed. Tested operation of all external lights. Inspected belts and hoses. Inspected air filter. – found the air filter getting dirty – recommend replacing the filter next oil change Inspected battery cables and hold down. Inspected tires for wear and proper inflation. – tires are at 5/32" – noted the front stabilizer bar bushings worn – recommend replacing the bushings Tested antifreeze protection – good to – 35°F and Ph level good at this time. Inspected wiper blades.
  • RESET MAINTENANCE LIGHT AND MESSAGE
 
Kim R. gave our service a 5 star review on 5/13/2022
2008 Ford Escape 2022-05-14T22:02:20+00:00