Services

engine-2Nash’s Automotive Repair provides Engine Replacement Service in Allen TX.

We can install either re-manufactured or used engines as complete assemblies.  We offer either 6mos 6K or 12 mos 12k parts and labor warranty on engines we replace, depending on the situation.

 

CarRepair-300x300A car or truck tune-up should be done annually, but many people like to schedule one in the spring after harsh winter driving. Having a regular Tune-Up is a good way to prevent problems from becoming costly repair jobs. Most mechanics, including the Certified Technicians at Nash’s Automotive, recommend that a vehicle be serviced every 3,000 miles for optimum performance. However, every car manufacturer has its own maintenance schedule for different aspects of the vehicle, and drivers must take into account their own driving habits when scheduling maintenance.

How do you know when it is time for a Tune-Up? When your gas mileage decreases, when you have loss of power, when your engine is running rough or stalling at a stop, when your engine knocks when accelerating or runs after the ignition is turned off, and/or when your “Check Engine” or “Service Engine” light remains on after initial start.

A regular tune-up done at the suggested maintenance interval will make your engine easier to start and will improve fuel economy. A vehicle Tune-Up could include replacing or cleaning the air filter, spark plugs, distributor cap and/or the rotor. It also could include the replacement of spark plug wires, fuel filter, PCV valve and oxygen sensor.

power-steering-serviceThe ability of your car to avoid accidents depends on its steering, stopping, and stability components working together. The Steering Systems and Suspension Systems of your vehicle are important both for safety reasons and also to give your vehicle a more comfortable ride. Though they are commonly referred to together, each system has a different function. Steering is performed by the vehicle’s driver to direct the vehicle, while the suspension is a structural arrangement at each of the four wheels that supports the vehicle resulting in a comfortable and smooth ride.

If you notice any problems in the way that your vehicle rides or steers or if you feel your vehicle’s body or steering wheel vibrate, you should take your car to one of Nash’s Automotive Certified Technicians to have your Steering & Suspension Systems checked out as soon as possible. It is extremely important to replace your car’s struts and shocks when necessary to enhance the safety of your vehicle, reduce the operating costs of your vehicle through reduced tire wear, increase your gas mileage and to lower maintenance costs on other suspension and steering components.

An inspection of your vehicle’s steering system may include:

  • Checking the power steering fluid level and type
  • Checking for leaks at all steering components
  • Checking the tension of the power steering pump belt

An inspection of your vehicle’s suspension system may include:

  • Checking for uneven tire wear
  • Looking for sway when cornering, vehicle bounce and “nose dives” when braking
  • Inspecting shocks for cracks, leaks or other damage
  • Call to schedule an appointment or visit our Allen location. No appointments necessary.

imagesPreventative Maintenance is important to have a reliable, safe, and long-lasting vehicle. By regularly checking the important areas of your vehicle that are involved in its operation, you will more than likely avoid costly mechanical problems later. It is important to follow the scheduled Preventative Maintenance recommendations in your vehicle’s owner’s manual and to follow the recommended servicing. Some of the items that should be checked regularly are:

  • Air Filter: Check it every month, and replace it when it becomes dirty
  • Battery: The fluid in your batteries should be checked regularly, and it is also important to check for corrosion that may exist around connections.
  • Belts: Your belts should feel tight and should be checked on a regular basis
  • Brakes: Check your brake fluid monthly
  • Coolant: Your coolant should be checked regularly, and antifreeze should be used in extremely cold temperatures instead of water
  • Oil: Change your oil about every three months or when recommended in your owner’s manual
  • Power Steering: Check your power steering fluid level once per month
  • Tires: At least monthly, check your tires for uneven wear and tire pressure.
  • Transmission Fluid: Check your transmission fluid monthly

Following the above procedures regularly will keep your vehicle running efficiently, and will help to avoid costly mechanical problems in the future.

image-oil-change-300x152Having an Oil Change on a regular basis is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car in proper running order. There is no better way to keep your car in tip top performance and have it run for hundreds of thousands of miles. Changing the oil whenever recommended by the car manufacturer or by your Certified Technician at Nash’s Automotive on a regular basis will improve the life of your vehicle’s engine and will allow your car to maximize its horsepower.

Parts grinding together without lubrication creates a stressful environment that could eventually lead to parts fusing together, jamming up, or failing all together. This could be catastrophic to your engine as the engine could simply stop working.

air_conditioning_broken-300x200Your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning systems keep you comfortable while driving to your destinations, and you want to know that with the flick of a switch, cool or hot air is on its way to you. If your heating or air conditioning is not acting properly, the Certified Technicians at Nash’s Automotive are experts when it comes to fixing the heating and cooling systems in your vehicle.

The heater in your car is like a smaller version of the cooling system’s radiator. Hot engine coolant is circulated through a small radiator, and a fan is positioned in front to blow cold outside air over the fins. While this air travels, it heats up and becomes the hot air which blows out of your heater vents.

The air conditioning system in your car is made up of a compressor, condenser, evaporator, and expansion valve. To cool your vehicle, refrigerant (known as Freon) is compressed in the compressor and turns into a hot gas. In the condenser, the hot gas is cooled to a liquid state and travels to the expansion valve. As the refrigerant goes through the expansion valve it returns to a low-pressure gas and cools quickly in the evaporator. A fan blows over the evaporator and cools the air that eventually comes out of your vents.

If your heating or air conditioning system are not working properly, the Certified Technicians at Nash’s Automotive will look for any loose belts and any improper operation and do whatever is necessary to fix the problem.

image-auto-fluids-300x152Automotive fluids are very important to your vehicle, and checking them on a regular basis is one of the easiest and least expensive components to vehicle preventative maintenance. Checking the fluid levels of your vehicle will save time, miles, expenses, and may even prevent accidents that may happen.

Some of the essential automotive fluids that need to be checked and replenished on a regular basis include window washer fluid, battery fluid, brake fluid, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, engine coolant, and engine oil. If you feel like you are running low on fluids or need to have your fluids checked and replenished, a Certified Technician at Nash’s Automotive will know what your vehicle needs.

image-electrical-system-300x152Inside your vehicle there are many different systems, and one of the most important systems is the Electrical System. A vehicle’s Electrical System is composed of all the wiring, the battery, and most other necessities in your vehicle that depend on electricity such as lights. The wiring that exists inside your vehicle is just a portion of a large system that creates a circuit to distribute the electricity for your vehicle’s needs. Basically, the Electrical System functions by having the battery supply power through wires while passing the required voltage where it is needed for a specific function. The wires are then used as the medium for the electric supply.

It is important to have your Electrical Systems inspected by a Certified Technician at Nash’s Automotive. A good time to have your Electrical Systems inspected is during a battery inspection, a starter inspection, or during an inspection of the alternator.

Always have your Nash’s Automotive Certified Technician inspect your Electrical System to make sure it is functioning properly

image-check-engine-300x152 (1)Your vehicle’s Check Engine Light lets you know when a problem has occurred in the engine control system, but the light can mean many different things, from a loose gas cap to a seriously misfiring engine. Depending on the nature of the problem, some problems will cause the Check Engine Light to come on only when the fault is occurring. Other types of problems will turn the Check Engine Light on, and it will stay on until the problem is found and repaired.

If your Check Engine Light turns on, you should take your vehicle to a Certified Technician at Nash’s Automotive to have it checked as soon as possible. If you ignore the warning, you could end up damaging very important and expensive parts of your vehicle. It could also mean that your vehicle is emitting high levels of pollutants or that your vehicle is getting poor fuel economy.