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AutoAid & Rescue Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

Van Nuys service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Van Nuys drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed.

AutoAid & Rescue fuel system cleaning: Over time, the sedan fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way.

AutoAid & Rescue headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. It’s usually good to change them every year or so.

AutoAid & Rescue inspections: Van Nuys drivers get inspections for many reasons. Maybe they’re going on a trip or just want to make sure their vehicle’s ready for CA summer or winter. Maybe they just bought a used sedan and want to give it the once over. An inspection may reveal some things that are broken or are getting close to having a problem.

AutoAid & Rescue oil change: – there are several options: Some Van Nuys centers offer just an oil change and new filter as an option. Most will also check and top off all of your other fluids and do a quick visual inspection with a full service oil change. In my way of thinking, the full service option is best because it makes sure you have adequate fluids and may uncover an emerging problem. There may also be options for higher mileage fluids or an upgrade to synthetic oil.

AutoAid & Rescue PCV valve replacement in Van Nuys:
PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve. It’s a little part that releases pressure from the engine. It can get gummed up and that can lead to engine damage. Just needs to be changed now and then.

AutoAid & Rescue power steering service: Often overlooked. Your family AutoAid & Rescue technician will evacuate the old fluid, clean out the system and replace it with clean fluid. Keeps the sedan system running well for a long time.

AutoAid & Rescue serpentine belt service:
That’s the belt that powers the sedan engine’s accessories like the alternator, air conditioner, power steering and brakes. You’ll want to replace the serpentine belt before it breaks, because that’ll shut you down.

AutoAid & Rescue shocks and struts: This starts with an inspection of the suspension components. Shocks last a long time and wear out slowly, so many Van Nuys people don’t notice when it’s time to change them. If they’re worn or leaking, they need to be replaced.

AutoAid & Rescue transmission service:
This involves removing the transmission fluid and replacing it with clean fluid. It’s like an oil change for your transmission.

AutoAid & Rescue tire rotation and wheel balancing: The tires are rotated from front to back using the recommended rotation pattern. This helps tires wear more evenly. Wheels need to be balanced from time to time to keep them turning without any wobble or bounce. Helps the ride and saves tire wear.

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