Trinity Tire and Auto

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A/C & Heating Repair

Why Auto A/C & Heating System Repair service is important: Heating and A/C systems can wear out over time with use. Hoses can easily stop-up and leak if not serviced, leading to poor efficiency or a lack of cooling and heating completely. Correct routine maintenance can keep your automobile comfortable for you and your passengers.

The best ways to tell if your heating and A/C are having problems:

If your A/C blows just a little cooler than the air outside
Air that blows in smells moist, musty, or like mildew
Your cabin does not heat up in cold weather, or is just somewhat warmer than outdoors
The defroster takes longer than normal to function, blows in filthy air, or doesn't operate
Your heater or A/C only operates when driving, not when idling, or stops blowing when the vehicle is still
Your heating unit blows chilly air, or the air conditioning blows warm
At the highest setting, your vents do not put out much air

An in-depth inspection of heating and a/c systems includes:

Checking the interior and blower
Checking radiator coolant level, hoses, pressure cap and thermostat
Screening the compressor belt
Examining for cracks or additional damages.
A cooling system pressure examination
Contrasting the air conditioning pressure to producer specifications
Examining the air conditioning system for refrigerant leaks
Check the interior vent air temperature

Air Filter Replacement

Why air filter replacement service is necessary: Gunk and debris can easily damage engine parts, affect performance, and even stop air circulation in the cabin. A dirty air filter can create issues with fuel economy, efficiency, emissions, and sometimes can lead to additional engine repair works. Dirty or worn cabin air filters could negatively affect AC efficiency and might also pose a prospective health danger for the driver and any passengers.

Car Air Filters could need to be changed if you have:
Loss of engine power or fuel economy
Emissions issues
Odd, damp, or musty smells when the vent is on

Battery Replacement

Tips for Car Battery Care
Car batteries are rechargeable, and it's a really good idea to carry jumper cables or a mobile car battery charging system in your car in case of emergencies. You never know when you will need to jump start your vehicle, or even assist another motorist in need. When your car battery has reached its lifespan, recycle it carefully. Car battery recycling can minimize the resources needed for producing new car batteries. When you recycle your car batteries, you can additionally stop dangerous chemicals from polluting landfills due to inappropriate disposal.

Let us help you in picking the right battery for your budget and your car.

To help you care for your car battery, we advise the following:

Clean and remove rust and add anti-corrosive protection
Tighten up loosened hold-down clamps and terminals
Test battery condition
Check the alternator belt tension and wear and tear
Don't forget to shut down front lights, cabin lights, and radio when the car is not being used

Belt & Hose Replacement

Talk to Josh at Trinity Tire & Auto if you notice any:

Reduction of power
Screeching or grinding sound
If you feel vibrations, 'slides' or 'catching'
Find any leaks
Vehicle becomes over heated
It is suggested to have belts and hoses checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change.

A belt and hose examination from Trinity Tire & Auto checks for:

Glazing, fracturing, peeling off and softening of belts
Proper tensioning
Appropriate drive pulley alignment
Leakages and splits
Hardening, cracking and softening of hose pipes
A cooling system pressure examination to help check for leaks
Loose or worn clamps

Brake Service

Why brake repair is essential: In order to properly stop your car, brake pads have to be in functioning condition and not worn down to the rotors. Because brakes are a system you use every time you use your car, don’t ignore any sort of complications. Even small changes may indicate your brakes need repair. For ideal performance and safety, have our team at Trinity Tire & Auto check and service your brakes routinely.

Follow these pointers to help keep your brakes working effectively:

Have your brakes inspected at least once a year, and more often if you typically drive in city traffic or live in a location with a lot of hills
Never drive with the parking brake on
Have brake fluid checked and changed as required, but if you have to add fluid more than every couple of months, you may have a leak

Have Josh at Trinity Tire & Auto check your brakes right away if you observe any of the following:

A high-pitched squeak when you push the brakes
A scraping or grinding sound when not braking, this also can be a sign of a brake or bearing problem and must be checked immediately
Shaking or vibration during braking
Using more pressure than normal when trying to stop

Check Engine Light

What that light means: When your car's Check Engine light illuminates your dashboard, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose gas cap. Maybe it's a faulty oxygen sensor or a failing ignition coil. But in many cases, it means that you'll be visiting the car dealer to locate the malfunction, get a car repair of some kind and get the light turned off.

Don't ignore it: So if the Check Engine light comes on and it's steady rather than flashing, what do you do? The most obvious answer, of course, is to get the engine checked. But many people do nothing, perhaps fearing an expensive repair bill. Some drivers with older cars want to squeeze out as many remaining miles as possible without visiting a service garage. But before they can pass their state's vehicle inspection, they have to get the light turned off. And a state inspection is a good motivator for dealing with the problem. If the light is lit, there's a good chance the car is releasing excess pollutants or consuming too much fuel. That's obviously bad for your gas mileage.

It is recommended you have your vehicle checked out when you see this light. Consult your owners guide or ask one of our professionals at Trinity Tire & Auto.

Oil Changes

What and Oil Change does: Your car depends on new oil and oil filters to keep it running efficiently. Oil needs to be kept full, clean from fragments, and not burnt. Oil lubes essential engine components. Moving parts create rubbing, and over time that rubbing wears the parts down. Oil, or a synthetic lube, could lessen the damage from the heat by those moving components. By having a regular oil change service schedule, you will positively increase your engine's efficiency as well as expand the life of your vehicle’s engine.

When to Change/Check Your Oil:

Check Oil Light is illuminated
Check Engine Light is on
Oil is dirty
Pinging, knocking, or various other sounds coming from the engine

It is recommended you have an oil change every 3,000 - 5,000 miles to stop engine wear and keep oil free from particles. For your car's particular service intervals, always consult your owners guide or ask one of our professionals at Trinity Tire & Auto.

Radiator Repair

When you drive your vehicle, the parts in your engine create friction and that friction generates heat. Keeping up with your vehicle's cooling system maintenance can be challenging. Fortunately our staff of mechanics at Trinity Tire & Auto in Urbana, OH, specialize in auto repair including radiator flush and radiator repair and can keep your vehicle in proper working order.

Your vehicle’s cooling system is what keeps your car from having a meltdown. All of the parts of your cooling system work together to meet one goal: moving coolant around the engine so it can absorb and dissipate heat. Cooling Systems reduce temperatures to help all other engine parts work properly.

The basic cooling system is made up of the following components:

Radiator and hoses
Water pump
Thermostat and housing
Electric cooling fan
Thermo-time switch

During radiator flush and radiator repair, your Trinity Tire & Auto mechanic will inspect:

Hoses and belts for signs of leaks or fractures
Your fluid level
Signs of oxidation and corrosion
Deposit or fluids which may show indications of damages or leaks
If all parts, fans, and the thermostat are working effectively

Stearing & Suspension

Signs that you require your steering and suspension system inspected by Trinity Tire & Auto include:

Pulling to the side
Troubles steering
Issues driving over uneven roadways or dips
Car continues to bounce after going over a bump
Tires wander or shake
Steering seems to be slipping

To help make sure your steering and shocks are operating correctly, a Trinity Tire & Auto mechanic can examine all of your steering and suspension parts, and will also inspect:

Power steering fluid
Tightness of nuts and bolts
Uneven tires or wear
Out of balance tires
Loose or used power steering belts
Issues with alignment
Impacts and/or Struts
Steering Wheel Alignment

Our specialists will also examine your tires and wheel balance to make sure the problems are not tire-related.


A Routine Car Tune-Up Protects the Life of Your Car

If your car is having complications such as:

Poor gasoline mileage
Slow acceleration
Engine sounds appears: knocks, or pings
Noticeable electrical issues
Air flow issues

A complete tune-up done by our expert mechanics in Urbana, OH consists of:

Replacing the air filter
Switching out the gas filters
Installing new spark plugs and spark plug wires
Inspecting the distributor cap and putting in a new one if needed
Examining the blades and installing a new rotor if the old one has splits, burning or carbon build-up
Checking the valve-cover gasket and adjusting the valves
Inspection and filling all fluids
Switching out Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve, if plugged
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