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Car and Truck Maintenance & Repairs

CAR AND TRUCK CARE

Whether you drive a sedan, truck, SUV or minivan, our mechanics and service writers strive to ensure that your vehicle will be performing at its best before ever leaving our service center.

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At the Harbro Auto Service Center in Whitinsville and Webster Massachusetts, we are one of the leading auto repair shops when it comes to quality service and customer satisfaction. All automotive repairs and maintenance services are performed by ASE Certified Automotive Technicians. Whether you drive a sedan, truck, SUV or minivan, our mechanics and service writers strive to ensure that your vehicle will be performing at its best before ever leaving our service center. 
 
Our mechanics are are capable of servicing a variety of makes and models including, but not limited to, Acura, GMC, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan and Mitsubishi. Whether you need routine automotive maintenance services or car repairs, contact online or call us during business hours. 
 
 
BELT AND HOSE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
 
Your vehicles, belts and hoses have one of the shortest life spans compared to many other components in your vehicle. These items are constantly exposed to engine heat, vehicle vibrations, and harmful chemicals, which all have the potential to cause cracks and leaks.
 
Routine maintenance of belts and hoses is always important, summertime is an especially important season to keep an eye under the hood due to increased temperatures, which will accelerate deterioration of the rubber components. Checking your owner manual is key to maintaining your vehicles belts and best when determining how often and when they should be replaced. Types of belts include heater hose, radiator hose, serpentine belt and timer belt.
 
If your vehicle is making a squeaking, screeching, or grinding noises that begins when start your engine or appears while driving your vehicle may require a replacement belt? Other symptoms of a bad belt or hose include loss of power, leaking coolant or other fluids, illuminated dashboard lights, rising steam from the engine, and air conditioning failure. The Harbro Auto Service Center can best help you determine the source of the noise or concern, replace or repair it and get your vehicle operating like normal again. 

BRAKE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT 
 
Your vehicle's brake system has one job- to stop your vehicle. It takes several key components to deliver that result. If you've been hearing a squealing or grinding sound when your brakes are in use, your brake pads and rotors might be worn and in need of replacement. A fully functioning brake system is crucial to your health and safety when operating a vehicle. Other concerns such as pulling to one side when braking or the feeling that your brake pedal presses down to easily could be serious indication that there could be an issue with your brake lines and/or brake fluid. 
 
If at anytime you notice these symptoms or see your brake light turn on, it's always a good idea to have your vehicle and brakes checked. The Harbro Auto Service Technicians are educated on every part of your brake system. That includes brake pedals to hydraulic brake fluid, drum brakes, disc brakes, brake lines, parking brakes, and anti-lock brake sensors. They can best diagnosis if a brake repair is necessary and address in a timely manner. 

 
LUBE, OIL AND FILTER CHANGE
 
Routine lube and oil changes will keep your engine running stronger and running longer. An oil change and filter replacement are one of the many preventative automotive maintenance services that help promote vehicle performance, as well as extend the life of your vehicle. 
 
Over time, as oil becomes saturated with contaminants, excess particles are left behind in the engine, where they can form deposits and cause significant wear to the engine. Over saturated oil loses its lubrication, which will eventually lead to an overworking engine, excess heat, and engine failure. Excessive heat can also lead to thermal breakdown in your engine oil, causing a change in the oil's viscosity, and resulting in decreased oil flow. Similarly, dirty oil flows more slowly, causing the engine to work harder, leading to increased engine wear.
 
Our service staff will inspect the oil filter during each oil change, and replace the oil filter in order to keep your oil clean from contaminants. Contact us online or call us today regarding your next lube, oil, and filter change.


TIRE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
 
Tire maintenance is vital for getting the most out of your tires by maximizing mileage and tread wear. Worn tires can affect a number of things regarding your vehicle including steering, braking, and the potential for hydroplaning. Our service staff can assist you with the basics of tire care for your car, truck, SUV or minivan. Including routine maintenance such as a tire rotation, balance, and alignment services. If you are experiencing issues with worn tires, a flat or tire that requires a patch, they can assist you with choosing the tire service that fits your situation best, or guide you through the purchase a new set of tires that's right for your vehicle.
 
Tires are what connect your vehicle to the surface of the road. Whether you need new tires because the ones you have are losing their tread, you need flat service repair or are in need of just really big tires for your truck Harbro Auto Service can help you with all of your tire repair and sales needs.  
 
 
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSTICS
 
Once the "check engine" or "service engine" light is displayed, your next step should be to seek out an engine diagnostic service or an engine tune-up. A check engine light is typically indicative of a serious problem affecting your vehicle's performance. While it is impossible to determine why your check engine light is on or flashing without examining the vehicle and performing a diagnostic, possible causes including a failing oxygen sensor, a loose gas cap, bark spark plug, bad spark plug wires, a problem with your catalytic converter, bad mass air flow sensor, engine vacuum leak, EGR valve problem, excessive gas consumption or release of air pollutants.
 
Most of the time, your vehicle's On-Board Diagnostics System will detect an engine issue and store the corresponding repair code, which can be accessed by a member of our service staff. It's common for the check engine light to come on momentarily when you first start your vehicle and then go off. This is a normal sign that the car is testing its circuits. If the check engine light is on, but steady rather than flashing, this means there is an issue, but it's not yet serious. This, however, does not mean you can afford to ignore the check engine light. An engine diagnostic is still called for and can help you avoid expensive repair costs later down the road. 
 
VEHICLE STARTING, BATTERY CHARGING, AND REPLACEMENT
 
The starter uses power from the battery to spin the flywheel and give your engine the jump-start it needs to turn on. The alternator provides the battery with power by recharging the system on a continual basis. If you are experiencing problems starting your vehicle or maintaining its power even after trying a jump start, it could be sign that there is and issue with your vehicle's starting system.
 
All components within your vehicle's starting and charging system are necessary to ensure proper working order, and one bad link between them can render the entire electrical process useless. Allow our certified and trained automotive mechanics to perform a starting and charging system check on your vehicle today. We can determine if your vehicle requires a replacement alternator, or is as simple as recharging or replacing your vehicle's battery. 
 

 
 

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