18563 E Valley Blvd, La Puente, CA 91744

Tel : 626-965-1029

services

SERVICES

Our auto repair shop is equipped to handle all vehicle types and our ASE technicians have
years of experience repairing and servicing all makes and models. Our services include:

Auto Repair

  • Transmissions
  • Radiator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alternators
  • Clutch
  • Brake System
  • Timing belt
  • Steering alignment
  • Engine tuning
  • Emissions / Smog repair
  • Overheating
  • Electrical
  • Starters
  • Water pumps

Auto Maintenance

  • Oil change
  • Fluids change
  • Tire rotation / Tires
  • Tune ups
  • Fuel injection
  • Check engine light
  • Belt and hose replacement
  • Diesel truck repair and service
  • Alignments
  • Shocks / Struts
  • Air filters
  • Computer diagnostics

Car Care Tips

Oil warning light

This light will come on if your oil pressure is too low. Low oil pressure is serious and if you continue to drive with this light on, eventually your engine will fail. Low oil pressure can be caused by a failed oil pump, a blocked oil filter or strainer in the pump, or by low oil levels if your engine is burning oil. Either way, get it fixed fast. Low oil pressure is a bad thing and your engine won’t be happy if you leave this untreated.

Electrical fault light

You’ll see it come on and go off when you start your engine as part of the cars self-test, but if this light comes on and stays on, it means the electrical charging system isn’t working properly. Every car has an alternator and a 12v battery to supply power to the car. If the alternator becomes faulty or the drive belt snaps, then it will not be able to do its job. The longer you drive, the more your car will use up the remaining power in the battery and eventually the engine will die. This almost always requires a new alternator or drive belt.

Coolant warning light

It means that the level of coolant in your radiator is low and needs topping up. DO NOT open the radiator cap while the engine is HOT. The coolant system is pressurized and it could easily spray you with boiling coolant. Do it when the engine is COLD. Top up the system with pre-mixed coolant bought from a shop. The coolant mixture behaves as an anti-freeze in winter as well as a corrosion-inhibitor to stop your engine from rusting.

Check engine light

All new cars now come with an OBD, On Board Diagnostics. This is a fault-registering system connected to sensors all over the car, engine, fuel and emissions system. When the check engine light comes on, it can mean a number of things. There are like 4000 OBD codes that can be stored. OBD diagnostic tools can be plugged in to the OBD port which is normally under the dash on the drivers side. These tools can read out the fault code and/or reset the system to contain no codes. Codes are split into two categories-historical/inactive and active. The historical codes are lists of things that have been detected in the past but are no longer an issue, while the active codes are things that are a problem right now. Codes are subdivided into B-codes (body), C-codes (chassis) and the biggest list of all P-codes (power-train).

P0440 OBD code. This is the most common code you’ll find and its the first thing you should check. P0440 is the code for Evaporative Emission Control System Malfunction which covers a multitude of problems. One thing it covers that you can check for yourself is your fuel cap. Most new cars have a pressurized fuel system and vapor recovery loop. If you’ve filled up with fuel and not twisted the fuel cap until it clicks, you’ve not sealed the fuel system. It won’t pressurize and the OBD system will log a P0440 code. In fact, on a lot of cars that code is so common they’ll actually have some way of telling you to check the fuel cap. So if you get a check engine light, check the fuel cap first and see if the light goes off.
Note : even if the light does go off, the code will likely still be stored in the OBD system and will show up next time it is checked.

If it wasn’t the fuel cap and tightening it didn’t do it, you’ll need to find someone with an OBD diagnostics tool or reader. Some garages will charge you just for plugging in the device and reading the code. If they do, walk away. They’re ripping you off. Is better to find a garage or mechanic that will read the code and actually give you a diagnosis rather than just making you pay to find out a number.