Auto Maintenance

Keep Your Car in Top Shape at Davies Auto Care

You should not wait for a car to show signs of a problem before taking it to an auto shop. You can save yourself from a costly auto repair and avoid a lot of headache with Davies Auto Care’s comprehensive auto maintenance service.

Engine Service

Whether it is a routine engine service or your engine light come one, our mechanics are trained to find a fix. Bring in your car with for any engine issues to be serviced and we’ll handle the rest.

Engine Diagnostics

The computer systems in your car can collect and display information related to the functions of all your car parts. Often, when the computer and electronic components in your car are malfunctioning, it can be a sign of other issues. This is why you need the diagnostic skills of the technicians at Davies Auto Care! Our experts can help to figure out exactly what your car needs, and work to solve the problem. We will take the time to explain the issue to you thoroughly, so that you can make an informed decision about the maintenance of your car?s electronic systems. Our electronic services include:

  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Drivability
  • Engine Controls
  • Batteries
  • Starters & Alternator

Fuel Injectors

If your car is experiencing problems with the engine, such as misfiring, irregular power, decreased gas mileage or has fuel scent? These can all be signs that your fuel injector is broken or has a leak and needs replacement.

Simply put, in order for the engine to run properly, it needs oxygen and fuel. The oxygen supply comes from the air around the engine, and the fuel is taken from the gasoline tank. The fuel injector is the part that helps control the right amount of gasoline applied to the engine since it is constantly changing. Because the levels of oxygen supplied to the engine fluctuate, the gas must match in order for it to run efficiently and not waste any gasoline. This is why the job of the fuel injector is very important, and if it is malfunctioning can quickly become problem. A few common reasons why fuel injectors cause issues are that they are clogged or dirty, do not close or open, or they have a leak.

Don’t let any car malfunctions cause you and your family a hassle or a safety hazard. Come by Davies Auto Care today to have our experts identify the problem and fix it, so you can safely get back on the road in no time!

Check Engine Light

At Davies Auto Care, we understand how frustrating or frightening it can be to have your check engine light come on, which is why we want to share the most common reasons this happens. If your check engine light comes on, it is never a good feeling because you know something is wrong that needs to be examined and fixed. There can be a number of reasons large to small that can be the cause, such as a loose gas cap or a bigger issue like a broken catalytic converter.

Some people confuse the service requirement light with the check engine light, but they are very different, as the first only indicates a regular maintenance check up like an oil change, whereas the latter shows that your car is in trouble. The light varies in color from orange to yellow. If it is flashing that means there is a much more serious problem, like a misfire that can overheat the engine and creates a fire hazard.

So don’t ignore your check engine light. It’s there for a reason! These lights were installed to protect your car from malfunctioning and damage. If the check engine light comes on and it is steady rather than flashing, some people know it isn’t an emergency and will choose to ignore it for fear of a costly bill; however, not getting it checked by a mechanic can cause a much more expensive problem in the future. It’s better to be safe and have your car examined before a greater issue arises. But before rushing into the mechanic, you can look to see if your gas cap is tightened properly since that is a common cause.

Transmission Service

transmission service in cathedral cityIs your car “sticking” when trying to shift gears? Have you noticed a burning smell from low transmission fluid levels? No matter what your transmission needs, auto repair is our specialty and we will solve the problem.

  • Diagnostics. We value our customers, which is why our goal is to provide you with top-notch service. Our team will do a full transmission diagnostics to reassure your car is in tip top shape and safe to drive.
 
  • Flush. If your car is experiencing some issues, such as slipping gears, a surge of power, abnormal noises or grinding, movement delay, any issues with gear shifting, these may be signs that your car is in need of transmission flush.

Brakes Service

Our highly trained technicians have a great deal of experience when it comes to car repair and maintenance, especially brake service. If you are having a problem with your brakes, stop by and we?ll fix it.

If your brakes are failing and need replacement, Davies Auto Care is your best solution! Our highly trained technicians have a great deal of experience when it comes to car repair and maintenance, especially brake service. Having your brakes repaired or replaced will help prevent the metal from grinding and becoming a much more costly repair.

We understand that one of the most frightening experiences while driving can be the failure of your brakes. If there is an issue with your brakes, not only will it affect your safety, but the safety of others around you. Your car?s brakes are designed with the purpose of stopping your car; however, to execute this one job, there are many parts involved, working together to achieve that goal. Our experts will inspect your brakes, and the brake fluid level to determine the issue. After finding the problem, our technicians will discuss what course of action you would like to take, and work hard to repair your brakes so that you feel safe and confident to drive your vehicle again. Your brakes should be checked once a year to ensure they are working safely and prevent future damage costs, but if your brakes experience any of the following issues, you will need to have them looked at right away.

Tire Service

Over time our car goes through a lot wear and tear causing our tires to wear away becoming very dangerous for you and drivers around. Tire service is a very important part of your monthly or annual auto maintenance schedule. By having a regular tire service you can prevent potential problems caused by damaged tires. The specialists at Davies Auto Care will give your car a full tire service to make sure everything is aligned correctly and your tires are in good shape.

Tire Rotation

tires palm springsIt is possible that your tires are only in need of a tire rotation, which means the same tires will be used on your care, but in different places. Tires have a tendency to wear out depending on your type of driving. Routine tire rotations can extend the life of your tires as they are now placed differently on your car. It is suggested to rotate your tires at least once a month.

Tire Change

In some cases your tires have reached the limit and have come to an end. This is very important to know as driving with completely worn down tires can cause accidents that are harmful to you, your passengers and those around you. We have a variety of tires to choose from so your car has the best fit.

Get in touch with Davies Auto Care to schedule an overdue tire service or any other auto maintenance needs. We?re here to keep your car in tip top shape!

General Inspection

Regularly scheduled auto maintenance will help your car perform at its best. Be sure to bring your vehicle into Davies Auto Care for a general inspection.

Our basic auto maintenance services include:

Distributorless Ignition

engine diagnosticsThe distributorless ignition system (DIS) is a reliable ignition system that eliminates many maintenance issues increasing the intervals between maintenance. The DIS design is unique, instead of a main coil within the engine control unit it has a coil directly attached to each spark plug. These small coils create substantial advantages by controlling the precise spark timing needed to power a car efficiently.

To determine if you need a mechanic and understand what we provide for a DIS please read the following:

I have a distributorless ignition. Does that mean I don’t need regular maintenance?

Our goal is to keep your engine running at peak performance by completing preventative maintenance. The DIS needs fewer maintenance check ups because it does not have a distributor cap or rotor that needs maintenance, but spark plugs can deteriorate, coils weaken, and sensor problems can arise. These issues, along with a worn out PCV valve, or a dirty or damaged fuel filter or air filter, can hinder your engine’s peak performance.

My car’s engine isn’t running at peak performance. Is it the distributorless ignition?

Though a DIS is reliable, a failure can occur. If the engine cranks but refuses to start or a cylinder is missing or misfiring there could be a problem with the DIS. Checking the coil is essential to the drivability of your vehicle. If a coil is dead or weak only one or two cylinders in the engine can function at peak performance.

A diagnostic of the DIS module and crankshaft sensor circuit is an important part of our services. When the engine is cranked, but there is an indication of low voltage to the coil pack, there is a problem in the crankshaft sensor circuit. The crankshaft position sensors generally have three terminals, the current feed, one for the ground and an output signal. If these three terminals are not working in tandem there will be no signal, letting us know the sensor has failed.

Other performance problems, such as lack of power, elevated emissions, or poor fuel economy may be a maintenance issue outside of the DIS. When these issues present themselves we complete an elimination check that starts with the individual coils to guarantee their resistance is within specifications. If the coils prove to be acceptable we proceed to the electronic spark control circuit, it may be receiving bad information from another sensor within the engine.

Whether it’s preventative maintenance or a performance issue we will complete a thorough diagnostic test of the DIS, the individual parts, or the surrounding area to ensure your car is operating at peak performance.

-Fuel Injection
-Ignition
-Ignition Wires & Cables
-Oil, Lube, and Filter
-Spark Plugs

Other expert auto repair services include:

-Domestic General Repair
-Fleet Repairs
 -Import General Repair

To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we also provide undercar services that include:

-Alignment
-Anti-lock Brakes
-Brakes
-Chassis
-Driveline
-Exhaust
-Shocks
-Tires

Ensuring your engine is up to par is an important component of a well-maintained vehicle. But you shouldn’t trust your engine repair needs to just anyone! Davies Auto Care offers affordable engine repair services that are hassle-free and reliable every time.

For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Davies Auto Care! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the Palm Springs area.

For whatever else may pose a threat to your vehicle’s road performance, our knowledgeable auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you!

Our miscellaneous auto services include:

-After hours drop off
-Free local pickup and delivery with repairs by appointment
-Free local shuttle service with repairs by appointment
-Pre-purchase inspections
-Pre trip inspection
-Most extended warranties accepted

Tune Up

car tune upAt Davies Auto Care, we take pride in our excellent customer service. Not only do our professional mechanics work hard to repair cars, but we also maintain and provide beneficial tune-ups. We understand how important your car is to you, which is why we do our best to take care of it and ensure it is running smoothly and efficiently.

A tune up is greatly beneficial because it will ensure that your car remains safe to drive and helps it run longer by the repair or replacement of parts that have become worn, broken or malfunctioning. Tune ups can also help save on gas mileage and helps less pollutants to be emitted. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the recommendation for frequency of tune ups will vary; however, if your car is losing torque or power, the engine light stays on, theres a knocking sound while speeding up, or the engine stalls or is making irregular noises, then it is important to have a tune up.

Don?t neglect your car, and forget to give it the tune up it needs to run smoothly and efficiently! To prevent further damage, save money on costly repairs, and ensure it is safe to drive, stop by Davies Auto Care today!

Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance

The heating and cooling systems in your car do much more than you might think. Not only does the air conditioning and heater system keep you at the right temperature, but important parts under the hood keep your car’s engine at the proper temperature to function its best. Neglecting the maintenance of the coolant systems in your car could result in serious damage to your vehicle.

Your car is able to stay cool under the hood by transferring the heat from the engine to the air. This is accomplished by circulating fluid through various passageways in and around the engine. Sometimes, your engine overheating could simply be a result of not enough radiator fluid. Other times, however, much more serious problems could be hurting your vehicle?s engine without your knowledge.

This is why you need the expert care of the technicians at Davies Auto Care. Our mechanics are trained to diagnose and then fix any issue with your vehicle?s heating and cooling systems you may be experiencing. Don?t let a minor issue turn into lengthy and expensive repairs by ignoring the problem!

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