MAINTENANCE

Your Car is in the Right Hands at Creedon's Transmissions

Our highly skilled and highly trained, mechanics  are the cream of the crop. They are Experts in their field and passionate about finishing the work the right way, the first time. We want you to be 100% satisfied with the work and your visit.

We also offer a free Visual Safety Inspection on each vehicle before we begin working on your vehicle so we can keep you up to date on the physical condition of your vehicle and any repairs that may be needed in the near future.

How do I know I need a tune-up?

Every vehicle needs a tune-up sooner or later. No matter what vehicle you drive.

 

Regularly scheduled engine maintenance is critical to helping extend the life of your vehicle, maintain fuel economy and prevent major issues from occurring down the road.

Determining when to get your vehicle engine maintained depends on a couple factors — vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation as well as mileage and age of your vehicle. However, if your vehicle is showing any of these signs, chances are you may need a tune-up:

  • Drop in gas mileage

  • Tough to start

  • Rough idle

  • Stalling

  • Jerking when vehicle shifts

Shocks & Struts

Your vehicle’s steering and suspension system consists of many different components, including your shocks and struts, which play a major role in keeping your ride smooth and safe as well as:

  • Maintaining consistent handling and braking

  • Keep your tires in contact with the road

  • Control springs and suspension components

  • Reduce vehicle roll, bounce, sway, brake dive and acceleration squat

  • Prolonging the life of other parts

  • Prevent gradual deterioration of your ride quality

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, your shocks or struts may need to be replaced:

  • Poor or difficult steering response

  • Noises occur when steering

  • Uneven tire wear

  • Damaged/dented shock or strut

  • Excessive bouncing when driving

  • Front end nose dives when braking

  • Swaying or leaning during turns or lane switches

  • Worn, broken or damaged connector pins or bolts

  • Leaking fluids from shock or strut body

Vehicle Maintenance Packages

We offer vehicle maintenance packages for every season, so you are ready for any road trip or just a change in seasons. By performing these basic services before traveling can save you on fuel, Tires,  unexpected expenses and breakdowns.

Vehicle Maintenance Items

 

Why is my Check Engine Light on?

Nothing strikes fear in most people like your check engine light coming on.

 

The symbol of an engine on your dashboard that you should never ignore.

 

This warning light has the potential to keep a minor repair from becoming a major repair — so be sure to pay attention to your car lights and when it tells you to check the engine, pull over and get a diagnostic it check immediately.

 Here are just a few common reasons:

  • Faulty sensors

  • Bad Gas

  • A Loose gas cap

  • Faulty wires

  • Faulty spark plugs

  • A loose Connection

Steering & Suspension

The last thing we want is to be out of our control of our car and a steering and suspension system problem can be very dangerous. 

 

Having the system checked every 40 to 50,000 miles can eliminate a lot of unnecessary auto repair costs.

 

Keeping your steering and suspension maintained will give you piece of mind that you will never be out of control.

Most steering problems can be avoided by performing regular maintenance, however faulty parts or loose fittings can cause unexpected problems. 

Here are some of the things you may experience if you think you may be experiencing steering or suspension problems.

 

  • Excessive play, shaking or vibration in the steering wheel

  • Uneven/Premature tire wear

  • Excessive lean or sway in turns

  • Leaking fluid from seals

  • Rattling, grinding, popping or clunking noise under vehicle

How do I know I need my brakes repaired?

We’ve all heard that squeaking or grinding sound when your vehicle is coming to a stop. These sounds are good indicators you may need new brake pads and/or rotors.

 

Your brakes may also show a number of other signs that a brake repair is needed, such as:

  • Spongy brake pedal or any noticeable change to the way your brakes feel when you push on them

  • Car pulls to one side when braking

  • Car vibrates when braking

  • Car takes longer than usual to come to a stop

With a complete brake evaluation, we can determine just what your brakes need for better stopping power.

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