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AC Services

No matter what the weather, we know it’s hard to keep your cool when your air conditioning isn’t working properly. Using your electrical system, engine, and the transference of chemicals through a heat exchanger makes these systems rather complex and expensive to repair. Also, today’s systems actually run the A/C while the heater is running, […]


Alignment

You want your vehicle to be as efficient as possible…to move down the road without trying to pull to one side, or to have your steering wheel sitting perfectly at the “twelve o’clock” position when travelling straight down the road. This is what is possible when your vehicle’s wheels and tires are aligned correctly. It’s […]


Alternator / Charging System

The alternator is a component that delivers electrical charge back to the battery. Your battery is the “heart” of your electrical system, providing power to run computers, switches, and small motors that all have a specific function within their own systems…but without battery power, nothing works! In your car, truck or SUV the alternator is […]


Battery

The battery (or batteries) of your vehicle can be thought of as the “heart” in your vehicle, as nothing else will work if it doesn’t have a proper charge. It stores a large electrical charge that sends needed current to computers, switches, and other components on demand. Some of these draw lots of power, while […]


Belts / Wipers

Rubber parts on your vehicle can take a beating, as they have to face the elements in many different ways. And usually by the end of Winter, your windshield wipers are due for replacement so they can keep things clear for the rest of the year. It’s important to keep them in good working order, […]


Brakes

Your brakes are likely the second most important system on your car, truck or SUV (unless you’re already moving!!) and as such it requires regular inspection and maintenance. Actually, your braking system requires the use of several systems to be able to slow your vehicle to a stop. That’s why it is so important to […]


Check Engine Light

There you are, driving down the highway without a care, when suddenly a light comes on in your dash! “Service Engine Now”, or “Check Engine” is what is says, but just how important is it to get this checked out? When that light comes on, it means that a significant change has happened to create […]


Cooling System

The cooling system in your vehicle is a pressurized, closed loop system that uses coolant to move heat from your engine block to the radiator, where the coolant has an opportunity to cool before being moved by the water pump back to pick up more heat. As long as your engine is running, this never-ending […]


Diagnostics

Since 1996, all vehicles have been produced with an on-board diagnostic system. This system is in line with the engine management control system, and records incidents with sensors, temperature, levels of certain gases, and general engine drivability. Whenever one of these sensors detects a reading “out of spec”, it records the issues and will typically […]


Drive Axles

Your drive axle routes the direction of power from the transmission to the drive wheels. This can be either the front, the back, or all wheels on your car, truck or SUV. There are many mechanical components to deliver this power, including bearings, universal or constant velocity (CV) joints, seals, the axles themselves, and lubricants […]


Electrical

Your electrical system is like your nervous system, but in your vehicle. It delivers current and impulses from one electrical component to another, and in the case of the many computers in the vehicle, at lightning speed. These impulses are needed to operate simple devices like electric window motors, to very sophisticated switches and other […]


Exhaust / Emissions

Your exhaust system is designed to remove harmful gases from the engine and evacuate them to the atmosphere. In many cases, a “tuned exhaust” can result in more power and a better sound. We at Sharp Automotive Group have many years of experience inspecting and installing both replacement and performance exhaust systems. We know how […]


Filters

All vehicles require fluids that either transfer mechanical energy (like brakes) or are used to cool or lubricate other components, like your engine oil or cooling system. Due to heat, pressure or other outside forces, many of these fluids must be as clean as possible for a long vehicle service life. At Sharp Automotive Group, […]


Fuel and Engine Management

Your fuel system (along with other systems as well) is controlled by a computer and sensors known as the Engine Management Unit. The sensors measure many factors, such as coolant temperature, air pressure, engine vacuum, ambient air temperature and more to help the fuel system calculate EXACTLY how much fuel is required for best engine […]


Hard Starting

The starting system of your vehicle is where it all begins….ok, you knew that. For your vehicle to properly start, many factors have to come together. The electrical system MUST be in good working order, with a fully charged battery. The fuel system must be ready to deliver just the right amount of fuel for […]


Headlamps

Your headlamps provide a very important function…they allow you to see the road when it’s dark! On earlier vehicles, they were merely bulbs that were aimed forward and gave a small amount of light to allow you to see road markers, lane lines and other vehicles. Today, even the simplest headlamp system has many components […]


Oil Changes

An oil change is like a transfusion of new life into your vehicle. Over time, oil can lose some of its chemical properties that are designed to reduce corrosion and increase the lubrication in your engine. In some environments, dust and dirt can also find their way into your crankcase, so a regular change of […]


Powertrain Systems

Your vehicle’s powertrain is made up of the engine (and electric motors if a hybrid), transmission or transaxle, drive axle, and many sensors and a powertrain control module that ties them all together. This is the combination of components that powers the vehicle and moves it in the direction you want to go. Normally, each […]


Preventative Car Maintenance

Regular preventive maintenance is probably the most important single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your ride happy and save money on repairs in the future. Ignoring preventative maintenance can create a love hate relationship between you and your car. Anyone who has ever owned a car or worked on a […]


Ride and Handling

Not many vehicular issues are as noticeable as a car that has a bouncy or unstable ride. A car that is not comfortable to drive or ride in is instantly noticed by everyone in the vehicle. For both your comfort and the overall long life of your vehicle, you should have this issue inspected as […]


Shocks and Struts

Your vehicle’s suspension are the components that connect the tires to the vehicle, and allow it to minimize the amount of roughness felt by tires and caused by the road surface. Today, most cars have shocks in the rear and spring/strut assemblies in the front. Both struts and shocks work very similarly, and the biggest […]


Timing Belt

A timing belt is an internal engine belt or chain that tells the valve train of your engine what to do based upon the events of the crankshaft and pistons. It controls the intake and exhaust valves, creating just the right amount of gases in the cylinder for each engine stroke. Sometimes, it is this […]


Tire Pressure Monitoring System

The Tire Pressure Monitoring system was mandated by law after 1997, and it checks the air pressure of each tire on your vehicle to assure the driver of proper inflation. If the tire pressure is low, it will trigger a low reading on the dash, and may also trigger a warning light to alert the […]


Tires

Tires are your vehicles ONLY contact with the road. That’s why they are so important to the ride, steering, braking and otherwise control of your vehicle as you move down the road. Tires with a low-profile may look cool, but are much more likely to fail when hitting a pothole or brushing a curb. They […]


Transmission Repair and Service

Every day, your transmission works hard to keep you and your car on the go. The fluid that lubricates all of the transmission’s moving parts works just as hard as the transmission and should be changed as recommended. Over time, that fluid may get contaminated or lose the ability to keep your transmission performing at […]


Water Pump Replacement

Many of today’s modern cars utilize a standard water pump to keep their engines at a consistent operating temperature. Their single pump system circulates coolant from the radiator, through the engine block, to a heater core, and then back to the radiator. Some vehicles will also have an auxiliary pump to move water more efficiently, […]


Wheel Bearings

Your wheel bearings are responsible for supporting the weight of your car and allow the wheels to move smoothly and easily. With that said they need to be high quality, and in excellent shape in order to perform properly. If a bearing isn’t lubricated properly, it will wear at an accelerated rate and eventually fail […]


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