Under the Hood Items
Here are some of the under the hood items that we inspect:
Battery/Cables – Corroded battery terminals or cables rob your engine of starting power. Missing battery hold-downs or insulation may cause premature battery failure. A battery not meeting CCA (cold cranking amp) specifications may leave you stranded without warning.
Radiator – Corroded, clogged, or leaking radiators are a significant cause of vehicle breakdowns. Overheating often causes severe damage to today’s modern engines.
Water Pump – Visible leakage or abnormal noises are usually a sign of internal pump damage. Poor coolant flow may damage the cooling system and other engine components.
Air Filter – Dirty air filters contribute to poor engine performance and lower fuel mileage. Missing or damaged filters allow dirt directly into the engine and may cause premature engine wear.
Belts (except Timing Belts) – Badly cracked or frayed belts should always be replaced. Most modern vehicles use just one belt to operate the water pump, alternator, power steering pump, and A/C. Broken belts can cause overheating, electrical, and steering system failure, leading to roadside breakdowns.
Coolant Hoses – Hoses that are cracked, brittle, or spongy are likely to fail soon. Ruptured hoses cause leaks and engine overheating. Technicians are also trained to look for hoses that may be damaged, restricted, or misrouted.