The battery in your vehicle performs many functions. The most obvious is to provide electrical energy to crank the starter and get the engine running. It must also provide energy to the lights, heater, radio, air conditioning and other electronics. Your battery has the ability to last several years because your vehicle’s alternator works to replenish it with electric current. However, over time the battery will lose its ability to store and hold an electrical charge, making it difficult to start your vehicle. Mr. Lube can check your battery and help identify a change in the condition and state of the charge so that you never have to worry about being stranded with a dead battery. We have state of the art testing equipment and we’ll even provide you with a print-out of the current health of your battery. We also offer battery replacement for when the time comes around.
A serpentine belt is a single, continuous belt used to power multiple devices in your engine. These include the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, A/C compressor and air pump. If your serpentine belt breaks it will cause numerous components in your vehicle to stop working and lead to costly repairs. Your Mr. Lube technician will check your belt every time you get your oil changed and alert you if they see signs of wear.
Fuel System Cleaning
The makeup of gasoline varnish tends to accumulate inside the fuel lines, rails and injectors. Over time this varnish will begin to cause problems in the fuel system. By cleaning your fuel system on an annual basis you’ll help to restore vehicle performance by cleaning the fuel injectors, intake valves and combustion chambers of deposits. This service improves sluggish starts, rough idling, fuel consumption, and reduces exhaust emissions.