To keep your engine running newer, longer, you have to keep up with one of your vehicle’s most frequently needed services — the oil change. AudioMan Goodyear is ready with a line of synthetic blend and full synthetic oil services. They provide superior engine protection, far longer than conventional motor oils. And we’ve made it easy to find the oil change priced to your specific needs.
Think of it this way: You wouldn't skip changing your car's engine oil, right? It's the lifeblood of your engine, and when it gets contaminated by impurities, you put the entire engine at risk. It's the same with brake fluid. Let it get dirty and you won't be able to stop as well.
As time passes, brake fluid becomes contaminated shortening the life of your vehicle’s brake system components. Brake fluid absorbs moisture causing corrosion and eventually the deterioration of the hydraulic parts in your brake system. In addition to the corrosive effect on components, brake fluid contaminated with moisture can cause a soft brake pedal, resulting in a potentially unsafe driving condition. Exchanging your brake fluid as specified by your vehicle’s manufacturer will help to reduce the risk associated with contaminated brake fluid and help you avoid expensive brake repairs down the road. Pep Boys offers a brake fluid exchange package intended to help maintain the integrity of your brake system components with the introduction of new, quality brake fluid.
Why is a coolant fluid exchange so important?
Coolant breaks down like any other engine fluid. Just as motor oil has vital engine performance additives, your coolant has additives that prevent boiling, freezing and corrosion. When these additives are depleted, contaminants and debris can begin to build up on your radiator, affecting its performance. It’s essential to have your coolant fluid exchanged every so often.
Our Drain and Fill Service Package is the ideal antifreeze/coolant service for the person who wants to protect their cooling system and prevent damage to vital engine components. This service, designed to help you keep your cool in between antifreeze/coolant system flushes, offers an environmentally friendly drain of your antifreeze/coolant and system refill. We recommend performing a complete antifreeze/coolant system flush in accordance with your vehicle’s manufacturer’s specifications.
What causes a fuel system to become “dirty?”
Fuel injectors can experience reduced flow from accumulated varnish and fuel deposits that form after you turn your car off. Technicians call this “heat soak.” What is “heat soak,” you ask? Well, when you shut off your ride, some fuel remains by the fuel injector. The heat that’s still present can burn off the remaining fuel, leaving behind a coat of varnish and fuel deposits. Drive with a compromised fuel injector and you may notice the possible effects before long: sluggish engine performance, an improper air-fuel mix and a marked difference in rough idle and MPGs.
Simply put, power-steering fluid is the hydraulic fluid that transmits the power in power steering. Servicing it involves draining or flushing out your car's old power-steering fluid and then adding fresh power steering fluid.
Absolutely. The fluid is the cheapest component of your power-steering system. Changing it can help to prolong the life of other, more expensive power-steering components such as the power-steering pump and the stratospherically expensive power-steering rack.
Over time, the seals, O-rings and internal power-steering components will wear out. When they break apart, they contaminate the power-steering fluid, which forces the power-steering pump to work harder (having to pump little chunks instead of just fluid) and eventually break down.
You'll eventually chew up your power-steering pump. It'll have to be replaced at a cost of several hundred dollars, or you'll have no power steering — and you can't easily drive a car that's equipped with power steering when the power-steering system fails. You also may damage the rack, which will require you to take out a small home-equity loan to replace.