What is the Difference Between
Maintenance and Repair?
Yes, There is a difference.
Your vehicle manufacturer has recommended maintenance items that should be completed on a scheduled basis. It's important to follow the schedule they specify, usually in your vehicle's owner's manual, to keep your vehicle performing as it is intended. Some examples of maintenance items include:
- Oil, Filter, and Lube
- Tire Balance and Rotation
- Cooling System Flush
- Hose & Belt Replacement
- Cabin Air Filter Replacement
- Windshield Wiper Replacement
Then, there are other things that come up requiring repair. Repairs are services that become necessary when something on your vehicle is not working correctly, or perhaps it has worn out to the degree that replacement is necessary to maintain the proper performance of your vehicle. These are usually items that are designed to wear out after a certain period of use, or parts that break unexpectedly. Some common examples of repair services are:
- Brake Service
- Vehicle Alignment & Tire Balancing
- Battery, Alternator, and Starter Replacement
- Shock & Strut Replacement
- Replacement of Light Bulbs (Brake, Blinker, and Headlight)
We are able to service your vehicle under it's warranty.
Prestige AutoWorks is happy to accept service warranty work. We are able to service your vehicle for items covered by your warranty in many cases. Contact us if you have any questions about warranty service.
A vehicle service contract can be purchased by a consumer to cover the costs associated with vehicle repair, including parts, labor, and/or sales tax, for certain repairs or replacements that may be required after a manufacturer's warranty expires. Different contracts have different coverage levels.
Do you hear odd sounds when driving over bumps?
When your vehicle's steering and suspension systems suffer, your driving experience suffers. If you're having handling problems or notice unusual movements over bumps or turns, or if you simply need a routine evaluation, Prestige AutoWorks can help. We'll inspect the major components of the steering and suspension systems, and offer our professional recommendation.
Suspension? Springs? Shocks? What??
The term "suspension" refers to the parts of your vehicle that connect the vehicle to the road. All cars, trucks, and utility vehicles have a suspension. The system is designed to support the vehicle, absorb bumps and shocks, and allow the vehicle to turn when the driver provides steering input. So, what parts are we talking about?
Shocks and Struts
Bushings, Bearings, and Joints
These parts of the steering and suspension systems are critical to your ability to control your vehicle as you drive down the street. Each of these components will wear out over time, requiring replacement. We can inspect your vehicle's suspension and steering systems for problems, and let you know which parts are needing replacement, and which parts are okay.
When your vehicle breaks, we're here to help. The safety and proper operation of your vehicle drives us to do it right, the first time, every time. We stand behind the parts and workmanship that goes into each of our repairs.
Brakes wear out; they're designed to. When it's time to replace your brake pads, give us a call. We have access to OEM parts to ensure your vehicle continues to operate as the manufacturer intended, using the same parts your vehicle's dealer uses. We've got coupons for our standard brake service. See our coupons page for our brake service special!
If you prefer, we offer a lifetime brake service as well. This service uses higher quality parts that are designed to be in service longer than the traditional OEM parts. We offer a lifetime brake service, and encourage customers who plan to keep their vehicle to go this route instead of our standard brake service.
When you've failed the required emissions test in Arizona, there is no "magic additive" that can get you to pass the test. A comprehensive knowledge of the automotive systems involved, and how they work together, is the key to a correct diagnosis. Keeping your cost minimal is our goal, and we do this by correctly identifying the actual problem, instead of guessing and replacing parts.