Hillsdale Car Care offers complete auto repair and maintenance services!
Minor engine problems that go unattended can result in more costly repairs down the road. The term “engine tune up” is derived from the practice of tuning an engine’s ignition timing. The term, however, has survived to refer to a single preventative maintenance service that covers multiple checks to your engine’s components.
Check Engine Light
If the “check engine” light illuminates, it will either blink or remain constant, depending on the problem. Either way, you should have the vehicle checked by a mechanic. Although a blinking light or a red light indicates a problem that needs immediate attention. In late-model cars, a blinking light usually indicates an engine misfire so severe that unburned fuel is being dumped into the exhaust system, where it can quickly damage the catalytic converter, requiring an expensive repair. If that happens, you should reduce power and have the car or truck looked at as soon as possible
The brakes are the most important safety feature your vehicle can have. Without a safe, sure-stopping ability, your car should not be on the road.
Our mechanics will:
- Replace worn pads and linings
- Replace or resurface rotors and/or drums
- Adjust and bleed the system
- Repack wheel bearings
- Replace wheel cylinders, master cylinder, brake hoses and replace or rebuild caliper
Performing regular maintenance boosts your vehicle’s performance and extends the life of your vehicle. Our experienced technicians will inspect your car and, if necessary:
- Replace spark plugs, wires, and plug connectors
- Replace distributor cap
- Replace distributor rotor
- Adjust valves
- Analyze exhaust emissions and adjust to factory specifications
- Adjust ignition timing and idle speed control
- Replace air and fuel filters if needed
- Change oil and filter
- Service power steering
- Top up all fluids as necessary
- Perform a comprehensive maintenance inspection
- Inspect lights, replace bulbs if needed
Oil Change Service
Your engine will not run properly without adequate lubrication. By changing your oil every 3,000 miles (regular oil) or 6,000 miles (synthetic oil), you will eliminate excess wear on your engine and improve your gas mileage.
We perform inspection of the following:
- Air cleaner
- Windshield Wipers
- Suspension and Steering
- Exhaust system
We carry the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment on the market today! Our scan tools allows us to give services once only available by the dealer.
We specialize in these diagnostic and testing services:
- Reading of measuring block values
- Fault Codes Read/Clear
- Configurations/Basic Setting
- Remote Key coding/adapting
- Parameters/Live data
- Component activation
- Real-time data
- Coding and Flash Programming
Coolant and Transmission Flush
We flush your fluids, inspect belts, hoses, and radiator during a coolant flush. A transmission flush removes harmful sludge and varnish deposits which are removed with the old fluid. This service helps extend transmission fluid life, smooth rough or hard shifting problems, helps revitalize seals and o-rings to help stop and prevent leaks.
Call us at 650-345-0101 to schedule an appointment for a complimentary evaluation of your car. You are welcome to stop by anytime to meet our technicians and to tour the auto repair shop. We look forward to meeting you.