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2008 Lexus ES 350

2021-03-27T22:01:31+00:00

Lexus ES 350

Mileage
49,562
Service Date
3/24/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspect all four wheels for proper toe, caster and camber. Correct any misalignment to manufacturer specifications. Upon further inspection found TPMS light to be on upon arrival, filled car with proper tire pressure. Brake fluid has 2% moisture in system. Power steering dark, burned and low, recommend flushing system. Engine oil came in about 1/4 quart overfilled. Oil change is almost due based on maintenance light on dashboard. Recommend coolant flush based on engine protection level and the fluid level is below minimum. Recommend fuel treatment based on age of car.
 
Dexter H. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/26/2021
2008 Lexus ES 350 2021-03-27T22:01:31+00:00

2008 Ford Ranger

2021-03-20T22:01:27+00:00

Ford Ranger

Mileage
114,341
Service Date
3/11/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle, verified customer concern. Leak is coming from between transfer case and transmission, however transfer case removal is necessary to diagnose specific leak location. Recommend removal in order to further diagnose issue. Other noteworthy items: Front lower control arm bushings are dry rotted and falling apart, beyond end of service life. Recommend replacement of lower control arms.
  • Raised vehicle on hoist. Removed front and rear drive shaft. Removed transfer case skid plate. Drained transfer case fluid. Disconnected t-case electrical connections. Removed t-case hardware. Removed t-case from vehicle. Removed extension housing. Removed old gaskets from mating surfaces. Installed new gaskets and installed t-case in reverse order of removal. Filled t-case with proper fluid. Road tested vehicle to ensure resolution of leak. No further leak detected. Complete.
  • removing, cleaning of seals/gaskets
 
Jay R. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/19/2021
2008 Ford Ranger 2021-03-20T22:01:27+00:00

2008 Honda Ridgeline

2021-03-13T23:01:32+00:00

Honda Ridgeline

Mileage
154,002
Service Date
3/10/2021
Services Performed
  • DRAIN TRANSMISSION AND REMOVE PAN TO ACCESS AND REPLACE FILTER (IF APPLICABLE) REPLACE PAN/DRAIN PLUG AND REFILL TRANSMISSION WITH REGULAR ATF. START CAR AND CHECK FLUID LEVELS.
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Check for presence of sealant. Evacuate and recharge with reclaimed R-134. Add freon as necessary. Test system performance. Upon further inspection found brake fluid to have 4% moisture in system recommend flushing brake system. Front lower control arm bushings are torn, recommend replacing front lower control arms. Oil seepage can be seen around back of engine oil pan. Front passenger cv-axle boot is leaking, recommend replacement. Engine air filter is passed it's service limit recommend replacement. Transmission fluid is overdue for it's 150k service interval as well as transfer case. Strongly recommend transfer case fluid be done soon since it sits next to exhaust without heatshield and can easily overheat. Next service interval is for rear diff fluid at 157k.
 
James W. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/12/2021
2008 Honda Ridgeline 2021-03-13T23:01:32+00:00

2011 Toyota Sienna

2021-03-06T23:01:41+00:00

Toyota Sienna

Mileage
142,533
Service Date
3/4/2021
Services Performed
  • Raise vehicle. Remove engine oil drain plug and drain fluid. Remove and replace engine oil filter with new filter. Fill crankcase with fresh synthetic oil. Start engine, then shut off and recheck fluid level. Top off as needed up to 5 quarts. Upon further inspection found driver's and passenger side cv-axle to be torn, recommend replacement. Recomend alignment in order to fix tire wear for future tires. Engine air filter needs replacement. Recommend fuel treatment based on mileage of car. Recommend having battery terminals serviced in near future. Also coolant should be replaced at 150k service based on maintenance interval and the fact that the protection level has gone down.
  • REMOVE AND KEEP OLD AIR FILTER. REPLACE WITH NEW MANUFACTURER APPROVED FILTER.
 
JONATHAN B. gave our service a 5 star review on 3/5/2021
2011 Toyota Sienna 2021-03-06T23:01:41+00:00

2014 Ford Fusion

2021-03-01T23:02:44+00:00

Ford Fusion

Mileage
93,198
Service Date
2/26/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected brakes. Front brakes are at 6mm and Rear brakes are at 1mm. Recommend replacement of rear brakes.
  • Raised car. Removed tire. Removed caliper. Removed brake pads and hardware. Removed brake caliper bracket. Cleaned brake residue left behind by old brake pads. Lubricated slide pins on brake caliper bracket. Lubricated any metal to metal contact surfaces. Installation reverse order of removal. Proceeded to passenger side. Same procedure was followed. Test drove the car to test brakes. Brakes are working. properly.
 
Wil Z. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/28/2021
2014 Ford Fusion 2021-03-01T23:02:44+00:00

2013 Audi Q5

2021-02-21T23:01:11+00:00

Audi Q5

Mileage
64,820
Service Date
2/19/2021
Services Performed
  • Inspected vehicle. Confirmed both left and rear front control arm bushings are torn. Recommend replacement. Removed front upper control arms, replaced with new front upper control arms, complete.
 
Susan B. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/20/2021
2013 Audi Q5 2021-02-21T23:01:11+00:00

2016 BMW 528i

2021-02-20T23:03:05+00:00

BMW 528i

Mileage
42,780
Service Date
2/19/2021
Services Performed
  • Raise vehicle. Remove engine oil drain plug and drain fluid. Remove and replace engine oil filter with new filter. Fill crankcase with fresh synthetic oil. Start engine, then shut off and recheck fluid level. Top off as needed up to 5 quarts.
 
James K. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/19/2021
2016 BMW 528i 2021-02-20T23:03:05+00:00

2011 Ford Escape

2021-02-19T23:02:09+00:00

Ford Escape

Mileage
119,065
Service Date
2/17/2021
Services Performed
  • Complete. See notes above
  • Found Alternator Belt missing. Checked all pullies, and found the water pump ,bearing starting to fail. Other notable items: *Transmission fluid is burnt, and pump is whining *Transmission leaking from case half *Engine leaking from valve covers, and timing cover *Brake fluid at 3% water (corrosive) *Front and Rear Shocks/Struts worn (Safety) *Battery Cleaning needed
  • Towing
 
Emily E. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/18/2021
2011 Ford Escape 2021-02-19T23:02:09+00:00

2011 Ford Fusion

2021-02-17T23:01:35+00:00

Ford Fusion

Mileage
125,638
Service Date
2/15/2021
Services Performed
  • Raise vehicle. Remove engine oil drain plug and drain fluid. Remove and replace engine oil filter with new filter. Fill crankcase with fresh synthetic oil. Start engine, then shut off and recheck fluid level. Top off as needed up to 5 quarts.
  • Raised hood, removed coil packs, removed old spark plugs, installed new spark plugs, replaced coil packs. lowered hood. Complete.
 
Michael C. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/16/2021
2011 Ford Fusion 2021-02-17T23:01:35+00:00

2008 Honda Pilot

2021-02-14T23:00:33+00:00

Honda Pilot

Mileage
158,042
Service Date
2/10/2021
Services Performed
  • Checked fluid condition and it is new. Found codes 76-04 Pressure control Solenoid valve stuck on, and 40-03 TC Clutch Stuck off. Cleared codes and performed road test. Found 2-3 second delay in revers, and a 2-3 flare. Switches and solenoids test good. internal mechanical failure. recommend transmission replacement.
  • Installed trans cooler. Complete.
  • Lowered transmission, inspected rear main seal. Rear main seal is leaking. Recommend replacement. Complete.
  • Raise vehicle. Drain oil from oil pan. Disconnect rear driveshaft, remove all electrical connections, shift cable, speedo cable, and rear crossmember. Remove any exhaust system in the way. Next, undo the converter bolts then unbolt transmission from the engine and lower it down and out of the way. Power flush the cooler lines with heated power flushing machine. Reinstall rebuilt transmission in reverse order, fill with correct transmission fluid and test drive.
  • Removed control arms. Installed new control arms. Complete.
  • Removed old crankshaft seal. Installed new crankshaft seal. Complete.
  • Removed sway bar links. Installed new sway bar links. Complete.
  • Test drove vehicle and inspected. Front control arms are worn past service life and front sway bars are also worn past service life. Recommend replacement of both. Complete.
 
Vincent C. gave our service a 5 star review on 2/13/2021
2008 Honda Pilot 2021-02-14T23:00:33+00:00