Your alternator helps to provide electricity for all the electronics in your vehicle as well as maintains a constant charge to your vehicles battery.
Alternators can become worn over time and function poorly or stop functioning all together. At first you may not realize your alternator is having problems. But there are some clear signs of alternator problems. The obvious one is when your alternator light flashes on the dashboard or you notice that your battery charge gage is reading lower than normal. This means you need to have it checked at Car Clinic and Trucks Too right away. Alternators can make rattling noises or even weird squeaks and squealing noises. These noises can caused by a worn out alternator belt.
The biggest result of problems with your alternator will be the electrical components of your vehicle. These include dimming car lights, power locks, windows and mirrors and eventually even the operation of your motor functions. If your alternator is going bad, your battery starts to lose power. Leave it unrepaired and you can end up stranded on the side of the road. Bring your alternator in to us at Car Clinic and Trucks Too. We offer fast and affordable alternator repair.
Do your brakes squeak or grind? Does it take your car longer distances to stop? If you’re experiencing these or other brake problems, you need your brakes serviced. Brakes can be overused in a short period of time. Brakes can become worn down with frequent stopping. Brakes can develop problems if brake fluid is low. You need brakes that are reliable and safe. We offer brake service that will keep your brakes working properly. We carry 18 month and 18,000 mile warranties for your brake repairs.
Your vehicle clutch can last for up to 80,000 miles if properly cared for. Clutches can wear out after 35,000 miles if not properly maintained. We offer high quality clutch repair for your automatic and manual clutch systems. Our ASE Certified Technicians will repair and replace your clutch systems.
The disc friction material on your clutch can wear out easily. When the disc wears out your clutch will start to slip. Your engine won’t be able to send power to your wheels. Ignoring clutch problems will lead to further driving problems. Damaged clutches can have broken or stretched clutch cables, leaking master clutch cylinders and other problems. Don’t sacrifice the performance and gas mileage of your car. Choose Car Clinic and Trucks Too for your clutch repairs.
The Car Clinic and Trucks Too knows that your oil is to your engine what synovial fluid is to your joints. Your engine oil lubricates the moving parts of your engine. Oil helps to cut down friction between these moving parts. Your engine oil must be kept clean and free from debris or it becomes more like sandpaper than a lubricant. A lack of oil changes puts too much of a load on your oil filter which will cause it to lose its ability to filter your oil and keep it clean. If you don’t get your oil changed on a regular basis, your engine can completely seize up and stop functioning all together. Old oil can greatly reduce the length of life that each and every moving part in your vehicle has. And if old oil is not changed out, it can actually start to grind and wear parts with the particles that it has lodged over the course of time. Your transmission fluid helps your transmission to function properly. Transmission fluid changes keep your transmission from overheating and make sure that your transmission is shifting smoothly and quickly.
Transmission fluid changes remove old transmission fluid that can no longer absorb heat and possibly has debris lodged in it. With transmission fluid changes you get new transmission fluid free of particles. New transmission fluid helps your transmission to last longer and function more efficiently. Car Clinic and Trucks Too offers oil and transmission fluid changes for foreign and domestic vehicles.
A properly working starter allows your vehicle to turn on and start without any problems. How can you tell when your starter is going bad or has become damaged? One common sign of a starter problem is a clicking sound when you turn your key in the ignition, but your engine still does not start. Another sign is when your vehicle starts after a few seconds of turning your key, but not right away.
You don’t have time to be without a vehicle so let us at Car Clinic and Trucks Too help get your car or truck back in running order. We repair starters and install vehicle starters in nearly every make and model of car or truck. Our starter repair service handles all parts of your vehicle starter, and will ensure that your vehicle is starting with ease before you drive out of our garage.
With starter repair we’ll diagnose and repair problems with your entire starter system. These include starter motor, solenoid switches, ignition switch, battery and starter relay. If your car can’t start you can’t drive! Contact Pierce County’s automotive repair experts for your starter repair service.
Did you know that timing belts are a common cause for vehicle breakdowns? Timing belts helps your camshaft open and close engine valves. When your timing belt is damaged your vehicle is in danger of a much more costly repair.
Timing belt damaged can result in engine vibrations and unnessicary wear and tear. Unrepaired or unmaintained timing belts can cause serious engine damage. Protect your vehicle’s engine with our timing belt service. We’ll have your vehicle driving better and safer with a newly repaired or inspected timing belt.
Does your vehicle transmission stay stuck in gear? Is your transmission slipping between gears? Vehicle transmissions can develop a host of problems if not properly maintained. A damaged vehicle transmission can cause your vehicle to stop dead in it's tracks. And a damaged transmission can make unsettling noises.
Get your vehicle back in working order with the Car Clinic and Trucks Too, transmission repair. From front seal leaks to transmission fluid changes, we’ll make sure your transmission works properly. We provide transmission repair for automatic and manual transmissions.
You use your truck for more than everyday driving. Your truck is used for hauling, pulling, moving and other heavy duty tasks. Whether you drive a truck in the city or on a farm, you need your truck to be reliable and safe. At Car Clinic and Trucks Too we provide professional truck repair. We’re experienced in repairing and maintaining trucks with automatic or manual transmissions. Our truck repair will keep your vehicle running, hauling and moving year-round.
Trucks are usually built to a higher standard of strength than cars just due to the requirements of their jobs. Typically you wouldn't load up your car with a ton of gravel right? Its because of the special requirements that we place on our trucks that we need to make sure we take care of our truck repair with someone who understands trucks just as well as they understand cars.
At Car Clinic and Trucks Too, we are careful to promote our affinity for truck repair even in our name. We feel that it is important to let our clients know that we have over 50 years of experience dealing with every type of truck repair imaginable.
Your truck has high performance suspension and shocks to help it carry the loads you need it to, and a more powerful engine to provide the power you need. If someone completes your truck repair with standards only fit for cars, you may find that you end up repairing the same component a few days later.
Your vehicle suspension keeps you safely on the road. If your vehicle suspension develops mechanical problems, it’s safer to have it checked by someone who knows what to look for like Car Clinic and Trucks Too. What can happen if your vehicle suspension is damaged? A damaged vehicle suspension can result in loss of control of your vehicle. Other vehicle suspension problems include unnatural tilts when turning in corners, wheel pivoting and other problems.
We repair and maintain all parts in your vehicle suspensions. These include shocks, struts, ball joints and tie ends. Shocks and struts can wear out. The bouncing of your vehicle is another sign shocks and struts may need repair. If you notice any of these signs of vehicle suspension problems, contact us right away. We offer thorough vehicle suspension services for cars, trucks and vans.