Automotive Repair Services Seneca SC
To keep your vehicle running properly at all times, we offer a number of services in the Westminster and Seneca, SC area that are carried out by our certified, expert auto service and repair technicians who have years of experience performing everything from oil changes to a complete engine overhaul.
We use high-tech diagnostic equipment to guarantee your vehicle is repaired and/or serviced correctly the first time around, and we only use the highest quality replacement parts, filters, oils, and components when it comes to your car.
Our services include:
Our basic auto maintenance services include:
- Factory Recommended Service/Maintenance
- 30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance
The distributorless ignition system (DIS) is a reliable ignition system that eliminates many maintenance issues increasing the intervals between maintenance. The DIS design is unique, instead of a main coil within the engine control unit it has a coil directly attached to each spark plug. These small coils create substantial advantages by controlling the precise spark timing needed to power a car efficiently.
To determine if you need a mechanic and understand what we provide for a DIS please read the following:
I have a distributorless ignition. Does that mean I don’t need regular maintenance?
Our goal is to keep your engine running at peak performance by completing preventative maintenance. The DIS needs fewer maintenance check ups because it does not have a distributor cap or rotor that needs maintenance, but spark plugs can deteriorate, coils weaken, and sensor problems can arise. These issues, along with a worn out PCV valve, or a dirty or damaged fuel filter or air filter, can hinder your engine’s peak performance.
My cars engine isn’t running at peak performance. Is it the distributorless ignition?
Though a DIS is reliable, a failure can occur. If the engine cranks but refuses to start or a cylinder is missing or misfiring there could be a problem with the DIS. Checking the coil is essential to the drivability of your vehicle. If a coil is dead or weak only one or two cylinders in the engine can function at peak performance.
A diagnostic of the DIS module and crankshaft sensor circuit is an important part of our services. When the engine is cranked, but there is an indication of low voltage to the coil pack, there is a problem in the crankshaft sensor circuit. The crankshaft position sensors generally have three terminals, the current feed, one for the ground and an output signal. If these three terminals are not working in tandem there will be no signal, letting us know the sensor has failed.
Other performance problems, such as lack of power, elevated emissions, or poor fuel economy may be a maintenance issue outside of the DIS. When these issues present themselves we complete an elimination check that starts with the individual coils to guarantee their resistance is within specifications. If the coils prove to be acceptable we proceed to the electronic spark control circuit, it may be receiving bad information from another sensor within the engine.
Whether it’s preventative maintenance or a performance issue we will complete a thorough diagnostic test of the DIS, the individual parts, or the surrounding area to ensure your car is operating at peak performance.
- Fuel Injection
- Ignition Wires & Cables
- Oil, Lube, and Filter
- Spark Plugs
BRAKES & BRAKE REPAIR
At Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair, we want our Seneca and Oconee County customers to have the opportunity to feel comfortable in their vehicle. You can leave the repairs and services to our professionals, but please don’t hesitate to ask us questions about why a service is needed or how it occurred. Give us a call at 828-258-0548, and we will be happy to speak with you. Here is some valuable information on brake issues and corrective services Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair offers.
Brake Pad & Shoe Replacement
Brake pad problems can usually be identified by squealing brakes. If your brake pads deteriorate completely, you’ll hear a grinding metal-on-metal sound when braking, meaning that it’s too late and you’re ruining your rotors or drums! Those with knowledge of auto repair may be able to fix this at home, but you should always see an auto repair professional immediately if you have brake problems.
In a disc brake system, rotors are attached to your vehicle’s wheels. When the brake pads grip the rotor, they bring both the rotor and wheels to a stop. However, the friction causes grooves and cracks to appear over time. Resurfacing brings the rotor back to a “like-new” condition, reducing squealing and wobbling. Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair will give your rotors a thorough inspection and recommend your best course of action.
The brake caliper houses your brake pads and fits around the rotor like a clamp, pressing the pads against the rotor when you brake. A brake caliber problem could cause uneven braking, making your car slide forward when you brake. Uneven braking can also cause your vehicle to slide out of control in bad weather conditions, so contact Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair as soon as possible.
A brake hose is a tube carrying pressurized brake fluid from the master cylinder to the brakes. A crushed hose can cause a lagged or slow brake, and a leak in the hose can cause the brake, or the entire brake system, to fail. These don’t need to be replaced often, but should be replaced at the first sign of cracking or wear.
Brake Fluid Flushes
Brake fluid will absorb water from the air over time, causing the brake system to become less effective and the fluid to become corrosive, possibly damaging the system. It is important to perform a brake fluid flush regularly to ensure that your vehicle is using fresh fluid. Talk to our technicians at Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair about when it’s time for a brake fluid flush.
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.
Anti-Lock Brake System
Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) ensure that the wheels don’t stop rotating during braking, preventing the car from skidding and offering greater control. If your ABS light comes on, visit Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair where we will be happy to diagnose and fix the problem.
To schedule an appointment or find out more about what we can do for your vehicle, contact us at 864-886-9001.
Our expert auto repair services include:
- Domestic General Repair
- Import General Repair
Under-Car Services: Maintenance & Repair
Rely on Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair in the Seneca, SC and Oconee County area to provide quality care for your vehicle’s undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 864-886-9001 for more information.
To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include:
- Anti-lock Brakes
Auto A/C & Heating Services
If driving with the windows down in the blazing heat or bundling up in the cold is getting old, come by our shop in Westminster, SC to get an expert opinion on what we can do to fix your auto A/C or heating problems. We offer affordable prices and guaranteed workmanship. Contact us at 864-886-9001, so we can help you drive in comfort.
Our repair and maintenance services include:
- Air Conditioning
- Belts & Hoses
Auto Electrical Repair & Maintenance
Have a dead battery? A dead, misfiring or intermittent starter or alternator? For all of your auto electrical repair and maintenance needs, come to Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair in Westminster and Seneca, SC. We service your vehicle with care, providing a high level of workmanship you can trust.
Our auto electrical repair and maintenance services include:
- Starters & Alternators
Transmission Repair Services
From manual to automatic transmission repair, Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair in Seneca, SC knows how to fix the problem. Our knowledgeable auto experts will diagnose the situation and help you make a decision. Leave the dirty work to us!
Our competitively priced transmission services include:
Automatic Transmissions shift between gears automatically to optimize driving, and changes gears based on the driver’s throttle pedal, vehicle speed, engine speed, and vehicle load. Typical automatic transmissions have 4-5 forward gear ratios, a Reverse, Park, and Neutral gear. Shifting gears occur automatically once the car is in Drive and there is no need for a clutch pedal or gear shift like there is in a Manual Transmission. Automatic transmission repair is complicated based on all the components that make it up, and you need to have any automatic transmission issues properly assessed by auto mechanics. Call 864-886-9001 to talk to the mechanics of Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair about your transmission problems.
There are clutches in both automatic and manual transmission cars, and different types of clutches. When shifting gears, the clutch engages and disengages from the flywheel and transfers the torque through the transmission. Clutches should help your vehicle start and shift gears smoothly. The clutch in your car receives a lot of wear and can eventually wear out. If your clutch begins slipping irregularly or is making noises that are raising suspicion, contact Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair to see if clutch replacement is necessary.
Four-wheel drive Transmission
A four-wheel (4×4) drive vehicle has differential gears, both front and rear axles, and a transfer case attached to the transmission. Four-wheel drive vehicles demand maintenance on the transfer case, front differentials, rear differentials, and transmission fluids. Visit us for service on your four-wheel drive transmission services.
Front-wheel drive Transmission
If your vehicle has Front-wheel drive, the engine drives the front wheels only. The power is routed through the transmission to the final drive where it is split and sent to the two front wheels through the drive axles. The engine, transmission, and additional hardware is all located in the front of the car. If you are in need, Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair of Seneca, SC will gladly repair front-wheel drive transmission vehicles.
Driving a vehicle with a Manual Transmission requires using the clutch pedal and gear shift to manually shift gears based on the speed of the vehicle. Manual transmissions have been built with anywhere from two to eight gears. Front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive are the two main configurations for manual transmissions. Typically, manual transmissions require less maintenance then automatic transmissions. At Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair, our auto mechanics can diagnose your vehicle and then recommend the transmission repair or transmission service you need to ensure safety and improve the lifetime of your vehicle.
Auto Electronics Repair
Today’s vehicle electronic systems are complicated and if something goes wrong you can trust our experts to repair your vehicle properly the first time around! A poor driving experience can often be related to a malfunctioning computer or driving controls. Come to Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair to ensure your vehicle is in top driving condition.
Our electronic services include:
- Engine Controls
Our internal engine services include:
- Cylinder Head
Major Services: Engine Overhaul & Replacement
For the big jobs, take your vehicle to Action Automotive Car and Truck Repair! Our expert services are ideal whether you have a late model import or newer domestic vehicle. And because we guarantee the work we perform, you can rest assured you are receiving the highest quality engine overhaul and replacement services in the Seneca and Clemson, SC area.
Our heavy duty services include:
- Engine Replacement
- Transmission Replacement
Miscellaneous Auto Services
There are many other issues that may come up in the life of your vehicle. Our auto specialists provide a number of other miscellaneous auto services. And because our work is guaranteed, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best workmanship possible. Let us know how we can help you! Contact us at 864-886-9001 to set up an appointment for additional quality auto services.
Our miscellaneous auto services include:
- Authorized Jasper dealer
- Renegade Racing Fuels & Lubricants