Our services are vital in maintaing your fuel efficiency and increasing the overall lifespan of your vehicle.
All of it: oil change, battery test, alignment, coolant and hydraulic fluids, light check, tires, exhaust, engine oil replacement, engine tuning, suspension.
Choose from both synthetic and conventional motor oils.
Depending on what regions you travel in, the right tires can make a huge difference in your mobility and gas mileage!
Hit a curb and forgot? Let us get your alignment ready for your next road trip.
We can check a lot of fluids during your oil change, but if you need a more comprehensive look, let us know! This is a full power steering and transmission fluid flush service.
Have your tires rotated to help maximize their lifespan and achieve the smoothest ride.
Our ASE certified mechanics can fix almost anything on most makes and models of automobiles!
Batteries are very sensitive to changes in the weather. Temperature really affects your battery's performance. A battery inspection is an important part of your Spring and Fall checkups. Our advisors will take a look at your battery and help you determine if it is time to be replaced, and help you select the battery that works best with your vehicle, and accommodates your specific travel
An inspection of your belts & hoses will make sure there are no leaks. Timing belts keep everything working together - they are tough and flexible, and they last a long time but they do wear out. If they break, the consequences can be a disaster. The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. When the belt breaks, then the alternator, the water pump (on some vehicles), the air conditioning, the power steering pump - all these systems shut down.
There are many components in the brake system, and they all need to be in good working order. The pads, shoes, drums, pistons, and springs, all play a critical part in your safety. Our certified technicians can perform an inspection of your brakes, and make any necessary repairs.
Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters clean particles out of the air down to the microns, which accounts for pollen, dust, and most pollutants. If you suffer from allergies or have a respiratory disorder, this may be just what you've been waiting for. You may be able to drive with more comfort and less worry. Even if you don't have a medical need for the filter, the cleaner air in your car just might help you breathe better.
The check engine or service engine light is a warning light. It is warning you that something is wrong. That something could be simple and easy to fix, or something important that may cause extensive damage if not repaired as soon as possible. When the check engine light comes on visit us to have a full diagnostic performed so that we may find the issue and repair it before a small problem becomes an even bigger one.
Our cars must operate in a wide range of outside temperatures and our engine coolant must be able to perform no matter what. Coolants protects your cooling system components from corrosion. Regular service needs to be done to avoid failures. Our technicians are able to assist with servicing your coolant systems and ensure that the right type fo coolant for your vehicle is used, to avoid future issues.
If your engine has overheated, you should have your coolant system checked for leaks. This includes the radiator, hoses, and water pump. Keeping your cooling system in good repair will help keep your engine running well and keep you out of the repair shop. A regular inspection of your cooling system should be on your preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle. It varies depending on what type of automobile you have, and what region you live.
Modern vehicles have computers in the engine that monitor a variety of sensors throughout the vehicle. When one of those sensors has a reading that is higher or lower than the standard parameters, the computer turns on the check engine light. Technicians at our service center can scan the engines computer for a trouble code. This code will tell the technician which reading is too high or too low. From there our technician is able to begin to locate the issue, and locate the underlying problem.
A differential allows your tires to move at different speeds. This happens more than you think. The best example is when a vehicle is turning. The inside wheel travels a much shorter distance than the outside wheel during a turn. This means the outside wheel must move faster than the inside wheel. Without a differential, your tires would hop and skip while turning, and lose traction in snow or sand. Properly servicing your differential will extend its life and keep your vehicle driving smooth.
An inspection of your air filter should be done with each oil change. You shouldn't need a new filter every time, but it will need to be changed regularly. Air filters are inexpensive and make a big difference to your vehicle. Air Filters keep a lot of dust and debris out of your engine compartment, saving your engine from eventually becoming clogged.
Low tire pressure puts stress on the structure of the tire itself, causing it to break down prematurely. Adding air is only a temporary solution. A tire repair is inexpensive. If all your tire needs is a repair, you will likely save money by having it repaired sooner rather than later. If you are running flat head to Campus Auto now. We can take care of any tire issues you may have.
Vehicles have developed in complexity, and their fluids have developed as well. It's important to use the right type of fluid for your vehicle. Some of the fluids that have changed significantly in recent years are cooling system fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and motor oil. Each comes in many varieties now, and it's important to know exactly which one your vehicle needs. The wrong fluids can damage your vehicle. Ask your service advisor about a fluid inspection on your next visit!
The drive train includes all transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending for all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. These vehicles are specifically designed for the harsh driving conditions encountered off-road. Maintenance requires servicing both of the differentials and the transfer box, as well as inspection of the joints and seals. Check with our service advisor about servicing your four wheel drive.
Fuel is pumped from your fuel tank to your engine where it is squirted or injected into your engines cylinders. Fuel injectors are precision instruments, delivering the right amount of fuel at exactly the time the engine needs it. They are also engineered to inject fuel with a specific spray pattern. This spray pattern allows for maximum fuel efficiency and proper atomization. Direct injection engines require a much higher degree of precision than conventional engines.
If you own a vehicle that uses power steering fluid, then you need to have it changed regularly. Over time, moisture accumulates in the power steering fluid, which affects steering performance and can corrode steering components. Dirt and other contaminants can also accumulate in the power steering fluid, which will negatively affect steering perfomrnace. A good power steering service will flush out the old fluid and get rid of dirt and other deposits in the system.
A little routine maintenance can prevent a breakdown. Here at Campus Auto we can help you work out a maintenance and repair plan, prioritizing and scheduling the work to make sure you and your family are safe, and avoid any unnecessary expensive breakdowns. We can also check to see if your vehicle manufacturer has recommended any services at specific mileage increments.
If your suspension is in trouble, you often feel it in how your vehicle drives. If the vehicle pulls to one side or wanders, the steering is erratic, your ride isn't as smooth as it should be, or if your vehicle handles poorly, you should get your suspension system checked. If your shocks are leaking oil, then they need to be replaced. Shocks and struts wear out. Wheel bearings may need to be replaced every few years. Good car care can prevent more expensive repairs, as well as accidents!
The timing belt keeps the pistons and valves operating in sync with each other, and is critical the the proper operation of the engine. Some vehicles have timing chains rather than belts, which are more durable than a timing belt. Replacing a timing belt is not a cheap part of preventive maintenance. The cost of the replacement however is a lot cheaper than the repairs may cost if the timing belt fails.
Trust the tire experts at Campus Auto and tire to install your next set of wheels. We have a great selection of tires made by trusted brand names available at fair pricing. Our technicians can help you select the best tire(s) for your vehicle, and have you back on the road in no time!
The TPMS system is a dashboard warning light that goes off if one or more of the tires falls 25% below the manufacturer's pressure recommendations. Every time a tire is changed, taken off to fix a flat, or a new tire installed, the technician has to deal with the TPMS system. Sensors must be removed and reinstalled. Unfortunately the very act of changing the tire will sometimes damage sensor parts, it's inevitable. Our technicians are trained to work with TPMS systems carefully and efficiently.
Rotating tires allows all four tires on a vehicle to wear evenly. Front tires get more wear than rear tires because they do most of the work on turns. Tire rotation allows all the tires to spend time on the front of the car, so they all experience the extra wear.
Your engine has many component systems that all need to be working properly. All components need to be working in sync, and timed perfectly together in order for the engine to work efficiently. A tune up will result in the best engine performance and fuel economy.
Beyond routine maintenance, your vehicle also requires regular inspections. These inspections are usually recommended at specific mileage intervals, like 15 or 20 thousand miles. Regular inspections will identify components that need to be repaired or replaced before damage is done or safety is compromised. A multi-point inspection that comes with a full-service oil change does not cover all the regular inspections your vehicle needs for peak performance and safety.
Replacing a water pump is a car care issue that almost all of us face eventually. They just don't last forever. On the other hand, we can extend the life of most of the components of our vehicle, including the water pump, through preventive maintenance. Just as exercise and diet keep our heart healthy, regular check-ups and fluid changes will keep our vehicles healthy.
Poor alignment causes your tires to wear unevenly. This means having to replace them more often which is costly. It can also damage your suspension system. Uneven tread wear can also lead to dangerous blowouts on the road. Tires can go out of alignment by hitting potholes, uneven or gravel roads, bumps and bounces of normal roadways, and even just everyday driving. Your vehicles owner manual will have recommendations on how often your alignment should be checked.
Balancing your tires is part of preventive maintenance. It keeps your vehicle in good repair and prevents damage to many of its component, including some expensive ones. Practice good car care and make it a point to keep you tires balanced.
You really should replace your wiper blades twice a year - in the Spring and the Fall. If you live in a place that has harsh Winters, you may even want to get special weather blades in the Fall. Winter blades are designed to resist freezing. Replacing worn blades right away helps to prevent hazardous driving conditions.