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Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists Transmission Fluid Checks

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Keeping up with all the things you want to see and do is a lot easier when you’re good at shifting gears. The same is true of your car or truck. So if you think your transmission may need attention, schedule a visit with Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists for a transmission fluid check.

How do I know I need my transmission fluid flushed?

  • Your transmission is grinding or making strange noises
  • Your vehicle changes gears too quickly or too slowly
  • Your gears start to slip
  • Your car is jumping or surging forward, or falling backward, for no good reason
  • Your vehicle stalls for one or two seconds before moving between gears

Importance of transmission fluid maintenance

Transmission fluid cools, lubricates, and provides necessary pressure to the transmission. Over time, however, transmission fluid loses its ability to clean, cool, and lubricate, potentially leading to overheating and failure of the transmission.

Routine transmission fluid flushes help to prevent costly repairs by replacing protective additives that help your transmission maintain proper shifting. Transmission fluid replacements also help to maximize your vehicle’s performance, improve is fuel efficiency, and minimize harmful emissions.

How often should I get my transmission fluid checked?

Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists have found the most helpful way for our customer’s to stay on top of their transmission fluid is with a free check at every oil change. That way, you have an experienced expert helping to making sure it’s in good condition.

Of course, if you notice fluid stains in your drive way, you need to top off your transmission fluid frequently, or any of your dashboard warning lights come on, be sure to come in sooner.

Engine Coolant / Antifreeze Checks

To help ensure that your engine stays cool under pressure and to help you stay out of the breakdown lane, Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists start by inspecting your coolant or antifreeze level. If you choose to do our radiator flush service, we’ll inspect and pressure-test your vehicle cooling system. Then, Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists flush and replace your coolant in accordance with the precise recommendations of your vehicle manufacturer. The anti-corrosion and lubricating properties in engine coolant break down over time, allowing rust, corrosion, and mineral deposits to form. This can result in overheating, engine damage, and costlier cooling system repairs down the road. Maximize your confidence on the go (no matter how hot it gets under your hood) with a coolant service once a year. Recommendations vary between vehicle manufacturers and models.

Air Filter Inspections / Changes

Most vehicles today have an engine air filter and a cabin air filter. These filters are designed to capture dirt, pollen, and pollutants to keep your vehicle running smoothly. During our air and cabin filter replacement service, Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists inspect and replace dirty filters to keep your vehicle performing its best, no matter your adventure. A clean cabin filter helps keep smog, allergens, and other pollutants from entering your car’s cabin so you can breathe easy on the road. A newly replaced engine air filter helps ensure that the air burned in your engine is clean, proper airflow is maintained, and the combustion chamber doesn’t get clogged with dirt. Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists suggest replacing your cabin filter and air filter based on your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations for optimal performance. If you drive in places with higher-than-average levels dust, pollution, or pollen, you may need to change your filters more frequently.

Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists Washer Fluid Services

Windshield washer fluid is sprayed by your jets to keep your windshield clean. If there is debris, dust, or especially snow that your car is facing on the road, visibility can be highly compromised. Thanks to washer fluid though, your car can deal with those contaminants and leave your windshield squeaky clean.

Common Signs And Symptoms That You Need to Refill Washer Fluid

  • Low Washer Fluid light is lit
  • Washer fluid isn’t spraying from jets when turned on

How Important Is This Service?

Washer fluid is essential for keeping your windshield clear. If you aren’t able to clean it in bad weather, you are basically driving blind. Don’t risk driving with low or no fluid because no one can predict the weather - it’s just safer to not.

What Is A Windshield Wiper Blade

A windshield wiper blade is connected to the wiper arm, helping to remove debris after the washer fluid is sprayed on. Once the jets apply the correct amount of fluid, the arm can swing back and forth along the glass to keep the windshield squeaky clean.

Common Signs And Symptoms That You Need to Replace A Windshield Wiper Blade

  • Blade scratches or screeches when moving on windshield  
  • Blades streak windshield

How Important Is This Service?

Windshield blades help move the washer fluid off your windshield, so without them working, the window will get streaked. If this happens, it can face damage or reduce your visibility, both of which make driving unsafe.

Mufflers and Exhaust Systems at Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists.

When You Hear a Vibration

If you’re hearing vibrating while your car is running, there’s a good chance your muffler needs a checkup. The source of the vibration will determine how we go about fixing it. The vibrations could be signaling a problem with the muffler, exhaust, or motor. If you experience any unusual vibrations, feel free to bring your car or truck in and let our experts at Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists take it from there.

Louder Exhaust

Listen – there’s a deep rumbling coming from your exhaust pipe. It’s louder than normal. That is a clear signal that your muffler and exhaust need repair. Delaying a repair like this could cause more expensive repairs in the future. If you hear that rumbling sound, please drop by. Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists experienced staff will fix the problem so you can drive worry-free.

Maintenance Is Key

Have you ever neglected to clean your home for weeks at a time? When you finally have a moment to clean it, it takes much longer than necessary. You can prevent that by cleaning it a little every day. The same can be said for maintaining your muffler and exhaust systems. You need to have them checked regularly to ensure your car runs efficiently. At Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists, we provide fast and easy checkups for our customers.

The Difference Between the Muffler and the Exhaust

Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists know what we’re talking about. You’ll want to know the difference between your muffler and exhaust. These two words are often used together, and it can be confusing to distinguish the two. We’ll help clear up any confusion. An exhaust system refers to the entire system — everything from the engine cylinder head to the tailpipe. The muffler is the part of the vehicle’s exhaust system that muffles the sound of the vehicle.

Engine Maintenance with Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists.

Your engine is one of, if not the most important major component of your car. Without it working in good order, it's impossible for you to go anywhere. If it runs inefficiently, you may face a whole host of problems that can be avoided with relatively simple maintenance. Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists we provide all of the expertise and parts needed to keep your engine running happily and at peak efficiency.

Below is a checklist of things to think about to keep your engine in prestine shape:

  • Oil changes
  • Engine Coolant
  • Filters
  • Fuel Injector Cleaning
  • Accessory Belts
  • Fuel Injection
  • Ignition
  • Ignition wires and cables
  • Spark Plugs
  • Check Engine Light

Diesel

Although diesel engines don't require tune-ups and tend to last longer than gasoline engines, they do require regular maintenance. Typical maintenance tasks at Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists include:

  • Changing the oil & filter   
  • Changing the air filter
  • Changing the fuel filter
  • Bleeding the fuel system
  • Draining the water separators
  • Refilling the urea injection system

Fuel Injection and Injector Cleaning at Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists

Fuel Injector Cleaning

Working alongside your spark plugs are the injectors that shoot a precise amount of fuel into the combustion chamber. Over time these injectors can become clogged with contaminants from fuel. Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists carries a line of specially developed injector cleaning solutions which open the injector tubing back up and get your car back to making the most power that it can.

Fuel Injection

Fuel injection is a system for admitting fuel into an engine. Since 1990, fuel injectors have completely replaced carburetors as the primary means of getting gasoline into the engine. A fuel injector atomizes the fuel by forcibly pumping it through a small nozzle (under high pressure). Failure of the fuel injection system means poor performance and ultimately destroys the engine. Make sure your vehicle's fuel injection system is maintained properly by coming to see Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists!

Air Conditioning Services with Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists

Even if your heat or A/C is working at reduced efficiency, it's still worth a visit to Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists. That's because heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, and hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced. Let Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists examine your vehicle and keep your systems working at top performance.

Indications your A/C system may be having issues:

  • If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
  • Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
  • Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
  • The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
  • Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
  • Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
  • Low airflow even at the highest fan setting

A comprehensive evaluation of heating and A/C system at Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists includes:

  • Examining the internal controls and blower
  • Checking radiator coolant operating temperature, hoses, pressure radiator cap and thermostat
  • Inspecting the compressor belt
  • Inspecting system and seals for leaks or various other damages
  • A cooling system pressure test
  • Verifying the A/C pressure meets manufacturer specifications
  • Measuring the interior vent air temperature

Have you been sweltering in your vehicle lately? Perhaps your car's air conditioner isn't functioning properly. At Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists, we have qualified service professionals who can fix your air conditioner.

Radiators and Radiator Flushing Services at Herle's Truck & Auto Specialists

Radiators

Radiators are heat exchangers for cooling your car's internal combustion engine. A radiator cools the engine by circulating an engine coolant through the engine block - it then loses the heat to the atmosphere through radiation. A radiator has a set of tubes through which the engine coolant flows. Fins surround these tubes. When the radiator fails, the excess heat produced by the engine could damage the engine components. To prevent this from happening, have your radiator serviced regularly. To have your radiator needs handled by experts, visit Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists today.

Radiator Flush

A radiator is the part of your vehicle that keeps the engine cool and protects it from excessive heating. To be cool, the radiator needs to remain clean - always. With time, sludge, rust and other solid deposits build up inside your car's radiator. These make the cooling system become clogged and less effective. This in effect hurts your vehicle's performance. A regular radiator flush with Herle's Truck Repair & Car Repair Specialists is enough to keep the system in shape. For this reason, make radiator flushing a part of your routine car maintenance schedule.

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