When your check engine light comes on, a trouble code is stored in the computer. Some codes are universal and can be read by most scanners. Other codes are stored more deeply in memory or are proprietary to the vehicle make. For these kinds of codes, we have the proper equipment and software to help our technicians to read and retrieve trouble codes.
LUBE, OIL AND FILTER
The most important thing you can do to keep your vehicle running for a long time is to change your oil on schedule. With a full service oil change, your other fluids are checked and topped off so you don't run into problems from low fluids. Your technician may see a developing problem and he'll remind you of any other recommended maintenance.We perform a 40 point inspection, on the vehicle, inspect your brakes and consult with you if we find anything that needs attention. We include with each oil change a protective oil additive, BG MOA®.
CHARGING SYSTEM AND STARTER DIAGNOSIS
An ED-18 analyzer will test your starter and alternator system to see if it is operating at its full capacity. When you replace your alternator, it's a good idea to replace your serpentine belt at the same time. Also, the #1 alternator killer is a battery that's on its last legs; the alternator has to overwork to keep it charged. If your battery is 5 years old; it might be a good time to replace it.
STEERING AND SUSPENSION
It's easy to take your suspension system for granted, but normal wear and tear can affect your handling and safety. A worn suspension part starts a chain reaction that stresses other parts and causes them – and your tires – to wear prematurely. Let us help you take care of your suspension.
Racing legend Richard Petty once said, "If you've got good brakes you can stay out of a lot of trouble." If you're hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling squishy or too hard, have us do a disc brake inspection for you. We'll tell you if there's something wrong and what it'll take to get your brakes in optimal condition. At Tenn's Auto Center in Kailua, we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Let us help keep you and your family safely on the road.