Major Automotive Services in Albany, CA
Welcome to Adams Autoworx Albany – we offer full range of automotive services and repairs. While we highly recommend regular oil service to extend engine life, and to keep your vehicle’s warranty in force, there are major services that need to be performed at the right time to ensure safe and reliable functioning of your vehicle.
They are typically indicated by the mileage: 30,000 mile service, 60,000 mile service, and 90,000 mile service. These manufacturer recommended services are design to give your vehicle a thorough checkup and to fix any problems that might have accumulate over time.
The big difference between the major services and the regular oil service are the inspections. While your vehicle will have its oil changed and oil filter replaced during those services, most manufacturers have a long list of inspections that are to be performed on your vehicle to determine what components need to be replaced because of age or mileage.
As the inspections uncover problems and worn out items, 30,000 and 60,000 mile service can grow considerably. The 90,000 mile service is still considered the most important, because usually around 90,000 miles most manufacturers recommend replacement of the timing belt and the water pump.
Timing belt plays a very important role in synchronizing engine operation – it drives the camshaft which controls the timing of the opening and closing of the valves to assure smooth operation. If the timing belt were to break, it could cause expensive engine damage, particularly if it’s an interference engine. While many modern vehicles are built with timing chains – which normally do not require replacement - there are still millions of vehicles in the US that have a timing belt.
Timing belt replacement is a major undertaking – in most vehicles, auto repair shops will combine timing belt replacement with the water pump replacement, since it saves considerable amount of money for the customer, and a water pump that lasted 90,000 miles is also getting long in the tooth.
When you bring your vehicle to Adams Autoworx Albany, our friendly service advisors will welcome you, and your vehicle will be provided with superior care, including:
- In most cases, same day service
- Nationally ASE certified technicians working on your vehicle
- Military and First Responder discounts
- 36 months / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty
- Original Equipment quality parts
Since Adams Autowrox in Albany is a full service auto repair shop, in addition to the major manufacturer recommended services, we also offer a broad range of other automotive maintenance and repair services, including: power steering rack and pinion replacement, power steering fluid exchange service, wheel bearing replacement, battery testing, battery load test, diagnose & repair tire pressure monitoring systems, complete engine performance check, driveline repair & maintenance, brake pads replacement, program smart keys and keyless entry remotes, ABS system service and repair, EVAP system service and repair, fuel system repair, tire repairs, belts and hoses replacement, electrical system repair, suspension (struts, shocks, axles, control arm), replace and service transmission, wheel alignment, cooling system service (water pumps, radiators), high voltage cable inspection & repair, flywheel repair & replacement, preventative maintenance and fluid flushes, differential & transfer case (4WD) service, CV boot replacement, water pump replacement, fuel injector repair, rotation and check tire pressure, refrigerant replacement, road force balancing, wheel balancing & alignments, EVAP sensor replacement, sensor diagnostics, torque converter problems, anti-lock brake service & diagnostics, brake fluid exchange, tail light replacement, timing chain replacement, check engine light diagnostics, exhaust system repair, auto a/c evaporator replacement, head light replacement, and warning light diagnostics.
So if your vehicle is due for one of the major services, or it suffers from other ailments, make an appointment with Adams Autoworx Albany. For your convenience, we offer online appointments, or you can call us at the shop.