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Serving the area for over 10 years, we have provided excellent automotive repair to our customers. Honesty and clearly communicating with the customer the repairs or maintenance required is our first priority. Our certified technicians use the highest quality diagnostic tools and software to quickly and accurately pin point the problem, make the needed repair, and get the vehicle back to the customer in a timely manner. It is often frustrating to encounter any form of car trouble, particularly if you are in a hurry or are far from an auto shop. These types of incidents can be avoided if you are able to regularly have your car checked. Regular car maintenance and repair can help prevent the possibility of you being stuck in these situations. Maintenance of your car can range from basic car maintenance to an overhaul or car check-up.
Oil is what keeps your engine’s parts rotating smoothly and working properly. Over time, exhaust gasses from the cylinders and even small bits of metal will contaminate the oil and reduce its effectiveness. Heat from the engine also breaks down the oil. Just like any other fluid, heat will reduce the viscosity (thickness) of the oil. If the oil becomes too thin, it won’t lubricate the engine as well as it should, and parts wear out faster. The old rule of changing your oil every 3 months or 3,000 miles has thankfully been disbanded. Many modern vehicles can go 5,000 or even 10,000 miles between oil changes. To know how long your particular vehicle can go between oil changes you should consult your owner’s manual. Many newer vehicles even have a complex monitoring system that evaluates your driving habits and various aspects of your oil to determine how long your oil will last.
A clogged air filter can reduce your gas mileage, your horsepower, and even cause your engine to run rough and stall out. The frequency of which you will need to change your air filter will vary widely based on two factors. How many miles you drive each year and the atmospheric conditions during those miles. Most manufacturers recommend changing your filter ever 5,000 miles. If you drive in severe conditions (rural dirt roads, or urban areas with a lot of dust from construction) you will probably need to change the air filter more frequently.
How often you need to change your brake pads varies based on your driving style, the type of driving you do, the weight of your vehicle, the quality of the brake pads, and the condition of your brake rotors. So how do you know if you need to change your brake pads? Some German automakers have an electronic monitor built in. Almost all brake pads come with a built in wear indicator! This usually consists of a small metal tab on the brake pad. As the pad wears down, this tab comes closer to the brake rotor. When it finally makes contact, you will hear a slight screeching or scraping sound. Once you hear the scrape, it’s time to change the pads. You don’t have to do it the same day, but try not to let it go too long. If the scraping turns into a rough grinding sound, you need to change those pads now! Running the pads too low can cause damage to your rotors. This causes your brakes to be less effective and could cost you more money in the end.
Tires, like brake pads, have built in wear indicators. Between the treads, there are these tiny little ridges that are 1/16 an inch high. When the tread gets even with these ridges, it’s time to get new rubber. This is also the minimum safe tread depth allowed by law in many states. Check your tires every month or so for wear and damage. It only takes a minute. Run your hand over the tread, especially on the inner and outer edges. If you feel anything weird (uneven ridges, waves, wires!) get your tires checked out by New Era Automotive, we'll be more than happy to replace your old tires!
When auto air conditioning systems break down, refrigerant leaks. Not only is refrigerant harmful to the environment, it's also harmful to your car. Leaking refrigerant can damage your vehicle's evaporator and compressor. Getting a car air conditioner service at the first sign of trouble will save you both money and time. At New Era Automotive, all AC repair and AC services are handled by ASE-certified technicians. Your car is in good hands with our expert auto technicians, and we will examine your car's A/C system to see if there is a leak – and if there is, we'll stop it in their tracks before it can affect anything else. At New Era, our expert auto technicians offer the best car AC service and AC repair at the best prices in Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale.
Getting a transmission fluid change and transmission flush is important maintenance for your vehicle's health – that's why vehicle manufacturers recommend regularly scheduled transmission service. If you keep up with your transmission maintenance, your car can run newer, stronger longer. New Era's expert auto technicians can take care of all your vehicle transmission needs and keep your car functioning at peak performance. When you need a transmission service – or anything else – bring your car, truck or SUV into our shop in Oakland Park. We service the Oakland Park and Fort Lauderdale area.