12th Street Auto Care Center is proud to be ASE and AAA certified. You can trust our mechanics to inspect, repair, replace or maintain your vehicle’s parts to keep them running at optimal capacity. Our technicians have been specially trained to diagnose issues, perform maintenance, repairs and replacements on a variety of vehicles, including those that are high end, high performance. Trust 12th Street Auto Care Center to provide friendly service, product satisfaction and fast repairs.
Though your vehicle stands above the rest, you may be surprised to hear that maintaining your performance vehicle isn’t really that different from maintaining older, less responsive cars. With the exception of the exhaust system, you should be able to handle maintenance on your own, or you can turn to 12th Street Auto Care Center for help. We can perform all the maintenance your vehicle requires to help it live a long, healthy life. But here’s a little more information you should know when it comes to high-end system maintenance and repairs.
For vogue performance, you need a high-end, high-performance vehicle. The exhaust system for your high-end car frees some power from your engine, which means you use less fuel and the engine is more efficient. The exhaust system is composed of the headers, oxygen sensor, catalytic converter, muffler and tail pipe. Each of these components is necessary to keep your engine running smoothly and to keep your exhaust at a minimum.
The headers contain gas released from your engine, which is then pushed through the rest of the exhaust system. The oxygen sensor tells your vehicle’s computer whether there is extra oxygen present, which is bad, so your engine can adjust its performance. The catalytic convertor removes toxic gases by converting them to less harmful emissions. The muffler quiets the loud noises from your engine, and the tail pipe releases all remaining gases and sounds.
Here are a few signs indicating something could be wrong with your exhaust system.
- Strong gas smell
- Broken/damaged muffler
- Broken/damaged tail pipe
- Check Engine light on
- Vibrating gas pedal, steering wheel or car seat
- Burning smell
- Loud engine sounds
If you notice any of these symptoms, call 12th Street Auto Care Center right away. One of our ASE-certified technicians will make the appropriate fixes or replacements to ensure your exhaust system is running smoothly and efficiently.
Maintaining your vehicle can be as simple as visiting 12th Street Auto Care Center every 2-3 months for an oil change, tire rotation and inspection. Our ASE-certified technicians know how to treat you and your car with respect. They’ll check, flush or top off your oil and coolant, patch any leaks in your tires or suggest one of our top-of-the-line tire brands for replacements. If there’s something wrong with your car, our mechanics will find and repair it at an affordable price. When you need new air filters, tires, fluid flushes, windshield wipers or other maintenance parts, come to 12th Street Auto Care Center. We’ll take care of all your vehicular needs.
Some repairs are as easy as changing out a battery, but not all repairs are that affordable and simple. Some vehicle parts are made to be accessed through the dashboard or from below, meaning you need to have the right equipment to handle repairs. That’s when you should call 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our ASE and AAA certified shop carries all the latest and greatest equipment, so you can get your vehicle back on the road quickly and at a fair price.
You know when something is wrong with your vehicle when it starts to become less responsive, makes loud noises, produces strange smells or handles differently. But there are a few specific signs indicating you need to call 12th Street Auto Care Center right away. Here are a few to watch out for.
- Burning smell
- Squealing, knocking or banging sounds
- Check Engine light comes on
- Gears don’t shift smoothly
- Heater stops working
These are all symptoms of failing, worn or broken parts. So if you experience any of these problems, call 12th Street Auto Care Center right away. You don’t want to hesitate and allow a smaller, more affordable issue, to become a bigger, more expensive one.
Remember, when your car, truck, SUV or van starts acting up, turn to 12th Street Auto Care Center. Our trained technicians are happy to inspect your vehicle and offer affordable solutions.
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