Automotive air conditioning systems require routine maintenance to avoid breaking down or drying out. Keep cool with Advanced Auto Repair on those hot summer days. We offer a variety of AC services including FREE quick checkup, AC leak test, AC charge and full AC flush.

 

AC inspectionFREE AC VISUAL INSPECTION

  • FREE VISUAL A/C Compressor Inspection
  • FREE VISUAL Drive Belt Inspection
  • FREE VISUAL Leak Inspection
  • FREE Temperature Test
  • FREE System Pressure Reading
  • FREE Refrigerant Evaluation
  • FREE Quick A/C System Check

Air Condition Blowing Warm air? Advanced Auto Repair offers a Free Air Condition System Inspection for quick and accurate answers. After the Inspection, our experienced mechanics will discuss your A/C diagnostic and repair options free of charge.

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$69.95 AIR CONDITION FLUSH

  • Flush A/C System
  • FREE A/C System Leak Check
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Brake Check
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check
  • MOST CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVS
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How A/C Systems Work

The air conditioning system cools and removes humidity from the air through three main components; the compressor, condenser and evaporator. The compressor is a pump driven by the serpentine belt that pressurizes high-pressure refrigerant gas and forces it out to the condenser. The condenser is a coolant radiator where the coolant is refrigerated to a liquid and access water is extracted. In the final process the refrigerant enters the evaporator coil as a cold, low-pressure liquid. As it cools the hot air in the cabin it turns into a gas again, the refrigerant moves out of the evaporator, taking the heat with it to the compressor, where the process starts all over.

Common Air Conditioning Problems

  1. Low Refrigerant
  2. Blocked Condenser
  3. Lose Hoses
  4. Access Moister
  5. Compressor Malfunction
  6. Defective Compressor Clutch
  7. Pressure Switches or Valves.

North Attleboro Air Condition Service

Advanced Auto Repair offers a quick and FREE A/C Check to determine if the problem is a leak, a refrigerant charge or if repairs are necessary. Whether it’s an A/C charge or A/C repair, at our North Attleborough Auto Repair facility, all AC services are handled by experienced technicians. Our mechanics are knowledgeable in all the components of car air conditioning systems including A/C compressors, condensers, blower motors, relays, cooling fans and more.

A wheel alignment is a standard part of per-emptive maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of steering and suspension components connected to the wheels so that they are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. 4-wheel alignments improve the accuracy and precision of the camber, caster and toe angles to ensure that the vehicle drives straight reducing tire wear and maximizing tread life. A proper alignment is necessary for even tread wear and precise steering.

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The road is rough, between everyday driving, potholes and curbs; the camber, caster and toe angles are altered on the wheels. Misaligned wheels that pull to the left or right lead tires to wear unevenly reducing tire life and gas mileage significantly. Uneven wear and tear on a tire’s tread mean that an alignment is needed. National studies have found that more than 60% of vehicles on the road are in need of an alignment.

$59.95 4-WHEEL ALIGNMENT

  • Check Tire Pressure
  • Check Suspension System
  • Check Steering System
  • Measure Camber, Caster & Toe
  • Make Necessary Adjustments
  • Print Before & After Alignment Specification
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • MOST CARS
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4-Wheel Alignment Service

During a 4-wheel alignment, one of our North Attleboro certified technicians will use our state of the art computerized Hunter Hawkeye Elite Alignment machine to measure the camber, caster and toe. The Hunter Alignment machine will provide you with a computer printout showing the current camber, caster and toe angles on the wheels and the necessary adjustments. We will talk you through the diagnostic report, if your car is out of alignment we’ll discuss our four alignment service options.

Our experienced alignment technician will then begin the 4 Wheel Alignment by adjusting the necessary angels to match the vehicle manufacturer specifications. A 4-wheel alignment service includes a front end alignment and rear end alignment ensuring a smooth ride, even tire wear and efficient fuel economy.

Every 4-wheel alignment come with a warranty and a full inspection of your car’s wheels, tires, tire pressure, steering and suspension components.

Benefits of an Alignment Service

  • Maintain even tread wear on tires
  • Extend tire life
  • Extent steering and suspension components
  • Improves handling and steering
  • Improves gas mileage

When is a Wheel Alignment Needed?

  • Alignments should be checked at least once a year or every 12,000 Miles
  • If the car pulls to the left or right
  • If the steering wheel is not centered
  • Excessive or uneven tire wear
  • When new tires are installed
  • When large suspension or steering items are replaced
  • After hitting a large curb or a pothole
  • After an accident

Wheel Alignment Service

  • Check and adjust tire air pressure
  • Inspect camber, caster and toe angles
  • Adjust camber, caster and toe angles when applicable
  • Check steering system
  • Check suspension system
  • Check tire condition and wear
  • Before and after printout

Hunter Alignment

Hunter Engineering specializes in developing industry-leading wheel alignment systems. Hunter Engineering Company® is the global leader in alignment systems, wheel and tire service, brake service and inspection lane equipment. Hunter® equipment is approved and used by vehicle manufacturers, automobile and truck dealers, tire dealers and service facilities around the world. With Hunter products in use in over 100 countries, chances are good there is a Hunter alignment machine in a shop near you.

North Attleboro Alignment Service

Whether you’re looking to perform a front wheel alignment, a rear wheel alignment or a 4 wheel alignment, Advanced Auto Repair offers quality alignment service in North Attleborough MA. Properly aligned wheels enhance a drivers control on the vehicle, improve driver safety, increase fuel efficiency and maximize tire life. Our professional alignment technicians can perform a FREE alignment check, and align your car if needed quickly and efficiently for a nice smooth ride at competitive affordable prices.

Advanced Auto Repair offers full automotive repair on cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Serving Massachusetts, Rode Island, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxborouh, Mansfield, Norton, Cumberland and Pawtucket.

AlternatorThe alternator generates the electrical power to the car battery to power a cars electrical system. The Alternator is rotated by a serpentine belt that utilizes the circular movement of the engine crankshaft. This rotation winds a coil made of an iron core and copper winding on a rotor to generates electrical power.

Some common symptom of wearing or failing alternator are; Battery warning lights, car not starting, the engine stalls while driving due to loss of electrical power, dimming of the lights and dashboard or a winding noise while driving. It’s important to eliminate other electrical power supply problems such as batteries, cables and fuses that may be affecting the alternator’s performance. An example would be a bad battery or battery cables may effect an alternator test.

At our North Attleborough auto repair center alternator service is quick, easy, and affordable. Our mechanics check the alternators power output and the entire starting and charging system to find the exact problem before replacing the alternator.

car-axleAn Axle is a narrow shaft that connects a wheel to the transmission, the transmission rotates the axle shafts, which rotates the wheels. Axles are also referred to as CV axles or half-shafts. Depending on the make and model, the axle is either mounted to a bearing at its base of the transmission and rotates with the wheel or the tire is mounted to a baring on the axle and rotates around the axle.

Axle shafts are made of four components; shaft, CV joints, grease and rubber boots to hold the grease and to protect against dirt. Over time axles do get worn out due to friction, overloading, bad carrier bearing or a severe bump on the road. some indications that a car axle is broken are; torn boot resulting in the grease leaking out, clunking or sputtering when you put the car in gear, vibrations when accelerating.

Whether the car axle is broken or damaged, our North Attleborough Auto Repair mechanic can diagnose and solve the problem. We have all the tools to get your drive axle fixed right.

ball jointBall joints are a hip like socket that allow the front wheels of a car to move up and down protecting the car’s suspension and steering against road bumps. They attach the control arm to the steering knuckles. Ball joints consists of a steel bearing stud and socket enclosed in a steel casing. The bearing stud fits into a tapered hole in the steering knuckle. A rubber boot cover protects from dirt and houses grease to reduce wear. The internal spring holds control balls that prevent vibration.

When a ball joint loosens up, the joint rattles in the socket making a knocking sound from the front of a car over road bumps. If a ball joint tightens up, it stiffens the steering wheel as you turn. Fortunately, our mechanics can easily check your ball joints for excessive wear or seal cracks before you experience severe steering or suspension problems.

Whether the ball joints need greasing or replacement, our North Attleborough auto repair technicians have the tools and know-how to keep your car cruising Massachusetts roads.

Battery failure is the main cause of automotive breakdown. Car batteries are responsible for starting and maintaining a vehicles power. They also power electrical components and accessories such as lights, windows, and radio. Advanced Auto Repair offers a complete line of Interstate car and truck batteries as well as battery instillation and battery replacement in North Attleboro. We’ll also test your battery, starter and alternator FREE.

INTERSTATE AUTO BATTERIES

If you’re like most people, your car is one of your most valuable investments. Make sure you take care of your investment by providing it with the power necessary to get you where you need to be. With a “factory fresh” guarantee, Interstate Batteries is America’s No. 1 replacement-brand battery in the country.

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battery test 2FREE CHARGING SYSTEM TEST

  • FREE Battery Test
  • FREE Alternator Test
  • FREE Starter Test
  • MOST CARS, TRUCKS, VANS & SUVS

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INTERSTATE ECONO® BATTERIES

  • INTERSTATE ECONO Batteries Starting at $49.95
  • FREE Charging System Inspection
  • FREE Battery Cables Cleaning
  • FREE Recycling of Old Battery
  • FREE 1 Year Replacement Warranty
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check

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interstate powerfast batteryINTERSTATE POWERFAST® BATTERIES

Offers good performance and ample cranking power from Interstate

  • INTERSTATE POWERFAST Batteries Starting at $99.95
  • FREE Charging System Inspection
  • FREE Battery Cables Cleaning
  • FREE Recycling of Old Battery
  • FREE 18 Month Replacement Warranty
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check

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interstate mega-tron batteryINTERSTATE MEGA-TRON II® BATTERIES

Experience classic Interstate power from a high electrolyte-to-lead ratio that resists extreme temperatures.

  • INTERSTATE MEGA-TRON II Batteries Starting at $124.95
  • FREE Charging System Inspection
  • FREE Battery Cables Cleaning
  • FREE Recycling of Old Battery
  • FREE 24 Month Replacement Warranty
  • FREE 5 Year Performance Warranty
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check

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interstate mega-tron plus batteryINTERSTATE MEGA-TRON PLUS® BATTERIES

With high-cranking performance for cold to moderate climates and Climate Shield for hotter conditions, Mega-Tron Plus has you covered no matter where you live.

  • INTERSTATE MEGA-TRON PLUS Batteries Starting at $139.95
  • FREE Charging System Inspection
  • FREE Battery Cables Cleaning
  • FREE Recycling of Old Battery
  • FREE 30 Month Replacement Warranty
  • FREE 6 Year Performance Warranty
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check

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Illustration of lead acid car battery showing lead dioxide plate, lead plate and sulphuric acidHow Batteries Work

A car battery is a rechargeable lead-acid based battery that supplies electric energy to a vehicle powered by the alternator. It powers the starter, lights, radio and ignition system. Typical full-sized, mid-sized and compact car batteries are made of six galvanic cells that provide 2.1 volts each for a total of 12.6 volts. Heavy duty vehicles may have two batteries that provide 24 volts.

When a lead-acid battery is charged, a chemical reaction takes place in the sulfuric acid between the lead plates and lead dioxide plates that releases electrons to produce electricity. When the battery is discharging the acid of the electrolyte reacts with the plates, changing their surface to lead sulfate. This technology has a life cycle of three to five years as the lead plates deteriorate over time from the constant charging and discharging, breaking down the lead molecules.

Signs of a Bad Battery

  1. Slow Engine Crank
  2. Check Engine Light
  3. Dimmed Headlights
  4. Weaker Horn
  5. Low Battery Fluid
  6. Warped Battery Case
  7. Battery Leak
  8. Old Age

Common Battery Problems

  1. Dead Battery
  2. Lose Battery Cables
  3. Bad Alternator
  4. Bad Starter
  5. Bad Ground
  6. Bad Relay
  7. Bad Ignition Switch
  8. Electrical Fuses

Common Battery Drains

  1. Accidentally leaving lights or other accessories on when car is off
  2. Electrical drain on the battery because of a bad relay
  3. Electrical modules not shutting down when car is off
  4. The battery is not being recharged while the vehicle is being driven
  5. Shortage in the alternator causing improper voltage to the battery
  6. Battery is too old and will not hold a charge anymore

North Attleboro Car Battery Replacement

Advanced Auto Repair is a top choice for North Attleboro car battery instillation and battery replacement. Our professional technician check the battery power and the entire starting and charging system to find the exact problem before replacing your car battery.

battery test 1Battery Diagnostic

it takes just minutes to test the battery and charging system, our technicians will check the battery and charging system with a voltmeter. We connect the voltmeters’ positive test lead to the battery positive terminal, and the negative test lead to the battery negative terminal. A fully charged battery should read over 12.6 volts at 80 degrees or 12.588 at 30 degrees. A 12.45 volts or less means the battery is below 75% and needs to be recharged. A 12.24v battery voltage readin is a 50% state of charge, 12.06v is a 25% state of charge charge and 11.89v is a 0% state of charge.

Alternator Diagnostic

After our Advanced Auto Repair technicians charge or jump start the battery if low, the alternator is diagnosed with the same voltmeter while the car is running. A charging system that is operating normally should read 13.8 to 14.3 or more volts at idle. If the charging voltage is less than 13.0 volts, the alternator is not putting out enough voltage to keep the battery charged.

Battery Replacement & Instillation

After a a battery diagnosis, if our Advanced Auto Repair Technicians determine that your vehicle battery isn’t holding charge, we’ll recommend replacing the battery with a new battery. We offer car batteries from leading brands including America’s No. 1 battery brand Interstate Batteries. Before instillation we’ll test the new battery and afterward well test the starting and charging system components for proper charge.

car battery recyclingBattery Recycling

Car batteries are number 1 recycled product in the United States. Advanced Auto Repair will recycle your old battery whether or not you buy a battery from us. Car batteries are plastic filled with lead and acid. If not disposed of appropriately, they cause great harm to the environment. When a car battery is recycled, the acids are neutralized, the lead is separated, and the plastic is reused. Improper battery disposal release toxic chemicals into the soil and water supplies, that is why Advanced Auto Repair cares about battery recycling.

Battery Terminal Cleaning

Dirty and corroded battery terminals significantly reduce electrical contact, making it difficult to charge the battery and start the car. Advanced Auto Repair will clean caked-on corrosion from the terminal posts and cable ends, apply anti-corrosion spray, and install felt corrosion to restore and maintain proper electrical contact. We will also place a protector pad around the posts to help protect against future corrosion.

battery cablesBattery Cable & Terminal Replacement

Battery cables and terminals transfer current from the battery to electrical components. If your car is having difficulty starting, you may have an issue with your battery cables. Advanced Auto Repair technicians inspect the condition of battery cables and terminals, compromised battery cables or terminals can reduce the current traveling to the starter. Replacing a car’s battery cables is an inexpensive fix and can preserve the life of the battery, alternator and starter.

Advanced Auto Repair offers full automotive battery diagnostic, instillation, and replacement on cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Serving Massachusetts, Rode Island, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxborouh, Mansfield, Norton, Cumberland and Pawtucket.

Car brakes wear out over time and require service. Maintaining your brakes is an optimal way to ensure your car is in top shape whether it’s an emergency stop to avoid an accident or a routine stop at a red light. No matter where you’re going, you need good brakes to help you get there.

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brake INSPECTIONFREE BRAKE SYSTEM VISUAL INSPECTION

  • FREE VISUAL Pads and Shoes Inspection
  • FREE VISUAL Drums and Rotors Inspection
  • FREE VISUAL Calipers Inspection
  • FREE VISUAL Wheel Cylinders and Master Cylinder Inspection
  • FREE ABS System Check
  • FREE Brake Fluid Check
  • FREE Brake Function Check

Do you have a Brake Light on or is your brakes squealing, grinding, or pulsating when you stops? Advanced Auto Repair offers a Free Brake System Check Service for quick and accurate answers. After the Inspection, our experienced mechanics will discuss your brake repair options starting at $99.95.

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  • $99.95 + Tax Per Axle (Front or Rear)
  • FREE Tire Rotation
  • FREE Rotors Inscpection
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check
  • MOST CARS
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2005 Ford Mustang$199.95 BRAKE PADS & ROTORS

  • $199.95 + Tax Per Axle (Front or Rear)
  • FREE Tire Rotation
  • FREE 23-Point Safety Inspection
  • FREE Tire Pressure Check
  • MOST CARS
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North Attleboro Brake Service

The life of your brakes is based on various things such as driving conditions and how you brake. From car brake pads, rotors, calipers, shoes, master cylinders to power brake boosters and anti-lock brake sensors, at Advanced Auto Repair we know every part of your brake system and can perform brake repair on any make and model.

Advanced Auto Repair provides the best brake repair service in North Attleborough MA, we use top quality brake pads and rotors at an affordable price. We also provide a complimentary FREE brake inspection to make sure that your brakes are working properly.

catalytic-converterA catalytic converter sometimes also known as a CAT is a vehicle emissions control device that converts harmful pollutants into less harmful emissions before they leave the exhaust system. Catalytic converters today are “three-way” converters reducing nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide and unburden hydrocarbons into carbon dioxide and water.

Catalytic converters in cars use two different types of catalysts; a reduction catalyst and an oxidation catalyst. These catalysts oxide pollutants of the exhaust stream through a honeycomb structures. Common problems for a failing CAT are; overheating, matrix contamination, or a clogged CAT.

Our experience North Attleboro Auto Repair technicians have been installing catalytic converters on cars, vans and trucks since the 70s. Our commitment to quality is air and the reduction of pollutants is paramount.

CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CODE SCANCHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?

  • FREE Check Engine Code Retrieval
  • FREE Quick Code Interpretation
  • FREE Quick Faulty Code Analysation
  • DISCUSS Diagnostic and Repair Options

Check Engine Light On? Advanced Auto Repair offers a Free Check Engine Light Code Scan Retrieval Service for quick and accurate answers. After retrieving the Fault Code from the OBDII, our experienced mechanics will discuss your diagnostic and repair options free of charge.

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Check Engine

Check Engine Lights also known as the Malfunction Indicator Lamp is a signal from the car’s engine control unit and on-board diagnostics system (OBDII) that there is a problem with the emission system. The OBDII monitors a bunch of sensors to make sure the proper amount of oxygen and gasoline are burned at the right temperature. The check engine light indicates anything from a loose gas cap to major problem.

common-check-engine-light-problemsCommon Check Engine Codes

  1. Faulty O2 Sensor
  2. Loose Gas Cap
  3. Catalytic Converter
  4. Ignition Coil
  5. Spark Plug or Wires
  6. Mass Air Flow Sensor
  7. Cracked or Loose Hose
  8. Engine Humidity
  9. Blown Head Gasket
  10. Deteriorating O-Ring

Other common problems when the Check Engine Light is lit are; misfire, overheating, access gas use, access pollution or damaging the engine. Occasionally, the Check Engine light comes on when nothing is wrong with the car and go off by it self.

North Attleboro Check Engine Scan Service

If your Check Engine Light is on, come to Advanced Auto Repair for a FREE CHECK ENGINE CODE READING in North Attleborough, MA. Our highly trained mechanics will retrieve the codes FREE of charge and discuss your diagnostic and repair options.

manual transmission clutchA manual transmission clutch controls how much power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels by limiting torque. The clutch engages and disengages manual transmissions through friction between the clutch plate, clutch disc and flywheel. The flywheel connects to the engine, and the clutch plate connects to the transmission shaft.

When you press the clutch pedal to disengage the clutch, pressure is applied to the middle of a diaphragm spring, pulling the pressure plate away from the clutch disc, disconnecting the clutch from the engine. To engage the clutch, release the clutch pedal, the spring pushes the pressure plate against the clutch disc pressing against the flywheel, connecting the engine to the transmission. The main reason why clutches fail is due to wear and tear caused by the friction.

At our North Attleborough auto repair shop clutch service is affordable and quick. Our mechanics check the hydraulic system, master clutch cylinders and clutch slave cylinders before we start any clutch repair to find the exact problem before replacing the transmission clutch.

Control ArmA control arm is a suspension link that is part of a cars’ suspension system connecting the chassis to the wheel hub. All cars have a control arm in the front and some times in the back. Some manufactures replace the control arm with a wishbone or use them in combination using the control arm as an upper link instead of a lower link of a suspension.

On the front of a car the control arm is attached to pivots known as a rubber bushing allowing the wheel hub to move up and down. The Bushings absorb small vibrations from the road acting as a secondary suspension to the main springs reducing noise and vehicle harshness.

At our Advanced North Attleborough Auto Repair shop, we inspect the entire suspension system to verify that the control arm or bushing are faulty before replacement. We also test drive the vehicle before and after to make sure that your suspension is working properly.

Cooling System Diagnostic, Repair and Replacement Service; Water Pump,  Thermostat, Radiator, Radiator Pressure Cap, Coolant Reservoir, Radiator Fan, Transmission Cooler, Coolant flush, Radiator Clamps, Radiator Hoses Replacement and Repair in MA, IR, Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Plainville, Cumberland, Pawtucket.

car cooling systemA car engine produces a lot of heat as it runs and must be cooled to avoid engine damage, the vehicle cooling system is what keeps a car from overheating. Most cars use a liquid cooling system, circulating liquid mixed with an antifreeze solution around the engine so it can absorb and dissipate heat. Some engines are cooled by air flowing over finned cylinder casings.

In a liquid cooling system, a water pump pumps the coolant through the engine into the radiator where it’s cooled off. A thermostat controls the flow of coolant depending on the temperature. A fan draws air through the radiator as an added cooling device. In an air cooled engine, a fan blows air through a duct that runs around the fins of the block and cylinder head.

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water pumpWater Pump

The water pump is a centrifugal pump located in the engine compartment that is driven by the crankshaft, it uses an impeller that circulates coolant whenever the engine is running. The water pump pumps coolant from the radiators’ lower tank to coolant passages around the engine block and cylinder head, the coolant absorbs the heat produced by the engine to keep it at optimal running temperature.

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heater coreHeater Core

A heater core is a mini radiator part of the heating systems that is snuggled deep inside the center of your dash, it is used in heating the cabin of a vehicle. When the heat is on, hot coolant from the vehicle’s engine block is passed through a bypass hose to a winding tube in the heater core where heat is transferred from the coolant to air that flows into the passenger compartment. Fins attached to the core tubes increase surface for heat to transfer to air that is forced past them,  forced by a fan.

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thermostatThermostat

A thermostat acts as a regulating valve that maintains a minimum operating temperature in a car’s engine. the thermostat restricts the coolants flow from the engine to the radiator until the coolant temperature is raise above the engine operating temperature range 187F- 210F. It consists of a chamber filled with way and a rod which is pressed against it, when the coolant reaches 180 degrees the wax begins to melt causing a thermal expansion of the wax, which in turn pushes the rod allowing the coolant to flow outside.

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radiatorRadiator

The main function of a car’s radiator is to cool the internal combustion engine. A water pump pumps coolant from the radiator’s lower tank into the engine and is returned through the thermostat to the radiator upper tank in an overheated state. The coolant than flows downwards in the radiator flow tubes where it loses its heat to air flowing past the tubes, for a better cooling effect, the heat transfer area is further increased by providing fins on the flow tubes.

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radiator pressure capRadiator Pressure Cap

The radiator cap acts as a release valve for the radiator upper tank. When coolant fluid overheats, it expands, causing the fluid to become highly pressurized that might block the coolant from entering into the radiator upper tank. To avoid this, the radiator pressure cap (pressure regulating valve )opens when the pressure in the system increases beyond the recommended value, allowing the high pressurized coolant to flow into the coolant overflow tank.

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coolant resevoir tankCoolant Reservoir Tank

The coolant reservoir is an expansion of the radiator that absorbers heat and access hot coolant. When hot pressurized coolant is entering the radiator, excess pressurized coolant, also known as overflow, is pushed into the coolant overflow tank to stop a build up of high pressure that might block coolant from entering into the radiator upper tank. Once the radiator cools down, the coolant in the overflow tank gets sucked back into the radiator.

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radiator fanRadiator Fan

A radiator fan is a part of the cooling system designed to help keep a cooler engine. The radiator cooling fan is located at the front or rear of the radiator, it cools the coolant as it passes through the radiator. Blades spin rapidly to provide cooler air from the outside and passes it through the radiator increasing heat transfer. The radiator fan is actuated by a thermostatic switch once the coolant flows outside the thermostat.

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transmission coolerTransmission Cooler

A transmission cooler is typically added to the front of the radiator to cool the transmission fluid and prevent the transmission from overheating. Fluid heated by the transmission is sent to the transmission cooler, air moving over the fins of the cooler cools the fluid, which is sent back to the transmission through the return line. Cars come with small transmission coolers. Pickups, vans and SUVs are equipped with a larger cooler because of the extra weight strain put on transmissions.

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radiator hoseRadiator Hoses

There are two main radiator hoses that run from the radiator to the engine, the lower hose and the upper hose. The lower radiator hose is the hose that the water pump uses to draw cool coolant from the lower tank to the engine. The upper radiator hose is the return line where hot coolant flows through the thermostat back the upper radiator tank to be cooled. In addition there is the coolant overflow lines that run to the reservoir tank and the transmission cooler lines.

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cooling system

Cooling System Repair & Diagnostic Service

Whether you’re looking to repair or replace a part of a cars’ cooling system, Advanced Auto Repair offers quality cooling system repair in North Attleborough MA. Full heating and cooling system repair including Water Pump, Thermostat Housing, Radiator, Radiator Pressure Cap, Coolant Reservoir, Radiator Fan, Transmission Cooler, Coolant flush, Radiator Clamps, Radiator Hoses replacement and repair. Our professional technicians can diagnose your cars cooling system for leaks, overheating, blockage and other issue, and perform repairs, quickly and efficiently for a nice smooth ride at competitive affordable prices.

Advanced Auto Repair offers full automotive repair on cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Serving Massachusetts, Rode Island, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxborouh, Mansfield, Norton, Cumberland and Pawtucket

differentialA differential transmits engine power to the wheels by splitting it two ways at the same time allowing the wheels to spin at different speeds. They also acts as a final gear reduction, slowing the rotational speed of the transmission before it hits the wheels. This leads to longer tire and suspension life, more responsive steering and improves gas mileage.

Front wheel drive vehicles differential is located in the transmission, rear wheel drive vehicles differential is external. All Wheel Drive vehicles usually have three differentials, a differential between each set of drive wheels and another differential between the front and the back wheels. Four Wheel Drive vehicles only have two differentials, between each set of drive wheels, the front and back are locked together so that the front and rear wheels have to turn at the same speed.

Whether its differential maintenance, differential repair, or a complete differential replacement or rebuild, Advanced Auto Repair is a top choice for differential repair service in North Attleborough. Our experienced mechanics know all the components that make and operate differentials.

drive beltA drive belt, often called a serpentine belt, is a rubber belt looped around several pulleys that is rotated by the engine crankshaft transferring the power to the vehicle’s peripheral systems. Some of the components the drive belt powers are the alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air pump, windshield wipers and air condition compressor. The belt may also be guided by an idler pulley and or a belt tensioner pulley.

Cars that have a serpentine belt for the most part have only one belt and in some designs two belts. Most modern cars have only one belt. If the car has a v-belts, it will most likely have four belts. Serpentine belts are built to last an average of 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

Whether your belt needs to be tightened or replaced our North Attleborough drive belt services can have you back on the road in no time. Our experienced mechanics will inspect the belts for cracks, inspect the pulleys and bearings, remove and replace any damaged or worn parts.

driveshaftA drive shaft, also know as a driving shaft, propeller shaft, prop shaft, or cardan shaft transmits power from the transmission clutch and the gearbox to the wheels. Splines on the front end of the drive-shaft shaft slide in and out of the gearbox as the distance changes. Universal joints, jaw couplings, or rag joints at each end of the driveshaft allow the propeller shaft to be flexible, while constantly transmitting power. A Four Wheel Drive vehicle may have two drive shafts.

Common symptoms of a failing driveshaft are; clunking noise when you accelerate or shift between drive and reverse, vibration when driving, squeaking noise while driving.

If you are having vibrations or driveshaft problems, our North Attleboro Auto Repair shop can help you determine why the drive shaft is failing. We have everything needed to fix or replace a broken drive shaft,

car electrical systemA car’s electrical system consists of the alternator, battery, starter and other components powered through the battery such as the radio, lights, etc. The alternator energies the battery through the circular movement of the engine crankshaft. The battery than provides power to the electrical components of a car. When a car is off, the battery will retains that electrical current to power the starter, ignition and fuel systems, which are responsible for creating the combustion necessary for the engine to function. The starter rotates the flywheel, that turns the crankshaft and starts moving the engine pistons.

This form of electrical system is called a closed circuit system with the battery operating as independent power source. Current flows from the battery to the components being powered, and back to the battery through the ground attached to the car’s metal body. Most small to regular sized cars have a 12 volt battery and larger vehicles have a 24 volt battery.

Whether it’s a lose cable, bad ground, or electrical resistance, our expert North Attleborough auto repair technicians have the knowledge and tools to perform an electrical system check to pinpoints any problems effecting a cars electrical system.

engine serviceA car engine converts gasoline into energy that is transformed to motion so that your car can move. Gasoline combustion with oxygen creating high-temperature and high-pressure gases that apply direct force to pistons, turbine blades and nozzles. The pressure that moves these engine components transforms chemical energy to mechanical energy.

Advanced Auto Repair is family owned repair center delivering professional engine repair in North Attleboro MA. Our master technicians utilize the latest automotive technology to handle all major and minor engine repair jobs. We understand that car engine are a major investment, with countless moving parts, engine repairs are sometimes necessary. That is why we recommend regular checkups and getting small repairs done before they become big investments.

Whether its engine repair, engine overhaul or even an engine replacement, our North Attleborough auto repair technicians have 46 plus years of practical knowledge and education under our belt.

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An exhaust system is a critical part of a car, it is made of several pipes that are designed to connect to each other. The exhaust pipes and components are used to guide and clean burnt gases made by the combustion reaction away from the engine. A typical car exhaust consists of and exhaust manifold, down pipe, flex pipe, catalytic converter, O2 sensor, resonator, muffler and a tail pipe.

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exhaust manifoldExhaust Manifold

At the top of the exhaust system there is the exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold collects burned exhaust gases from multiple cylinders in the engine into one pipe. Depending on the engine and type of vehicle, the manifold is either a cast iron manifold assembly or a set of pipes. Over time, the constant expansion and contraction of the manifold caused by heating and cooling can cause cracks or leaks. A leaky exhaust manifold is loud, releases hot exhaust gases and can impact engine performance.

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flex pipeDown Pipe / Flex Pipe

The Exhaust down down pipe connects the exhaust manifold to the catalytic converter. For most cars, the down pipe is incorporated with the catalytic converter. A flex pipe is a flexible piece of pipe that allows the exhaust system flexibility. Flex pipes are an essential part of the exhaust system on front and all wheel drive vehicle, when a car accelerate the motor rocks and the flex pipe flexes, protecting the exhaust system from cracking.

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catalytic converterCatalytic Converter

A catalytic converter is used to reduce air pollution created by the combustion engine. It is an emissions control device that is part of the exhaust system that converts toxic pollutants by up to 90 percent to less toxic gases. The catalytic converter uses a catalyst in the form of platinum and palladium coated by a ceramic honeycomb or ceramic beads to create a chemical reaction converting Hydrocarbons, Carbon Monoxide and Nitrogen Oxides into Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, Oxygen and water.

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oxygen sensorOxygen Sensor

An oxygen sensor is part of the emissions control system placed on the exhaust that feeds data to the computer to help the engine run efficiently and reduce emissions. Cars have a minimum of two O2 sensors that measure the amount of oxygen in the exhaust system to ensure that proper air to gas ratio. The upstream oxygen sensor usually located on the exhaust manifold measures how rich or lean exhaust gases are they exit the combustion chamber. The downstream oxygen sensors located behind the catalytic converter measure the oxygen content of the exhaust gases leaving the catalytic converter.

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resonatorResonator

The resonator is an acoustic device made of a hollow steel cylinder tube in an exhaust system that tunes the sound of the engine to something less brutal to the ear by canceling out a certain sound frequencies. Resonators do not quiet the exhaust, they only eliminate certain frequencies that sound harsh. In sports and performance exhausts, a resonator can make the exhaust note louder and more aggressive.

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Muffler

The muffler decreases the noise in an exhaust created by the combustion process inside of the engine. Mufflers use a series of perforated tubes or baffled chambers designed to dissipate the energy and quiet the noise. Noise comes into the muffler, the sound waves bounce against the baffles, creating opposite sound waves that cancel each other out. Some mufflers also use fiberglass insulation that absorbs the sound energy as the exhaust gases flow through. A side effect of mufflers is an increase of back pressure which decreases engine efficiency.

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tail pipeTail Pipe

The tailpipe also know as the exhaust pipe is the rear section of the exhaust system of a motor vehicle. It is the end of the exhaust usually made of steel, stainless steel or aluminum tubing by which the gasses are discharged. In a dual exhaust system Y pipes are used with balance pipes to equalize the exhaust pulses.

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Intermediate pipes are used to connect the main components of the exhaust system.

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Whether you’re looking to repair or replace an exhaust system or a part of an exhaust system, Advanced Auto Repair offers quality exhaust repair in North Attleborough MA.  Full exhaust repair including exhaust manifold replacement, flex pipe replacement, catalytic converter replacement, oxygen sensor replacement, resonator repair and replacement, muffler repair and replacement, and tail pipe replacement. Our professional technicians can diagnose your cars exhaust leaks, noise and issue, and perform repairs, quickly and efficiently for a nice smooth ride at competitive affordable prices.

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A filter is a device made of fibrous materials which removes solid particles such as gunk, debris, dust, pollen, mold, and bacteria from the air. There are five main filters in a car; Cabin Filter, Fuel Filter, Air Filter, Engine Oil Filter and Transmission Filter.

Cabin Filter

cabin air filterA cabin air filter cleans the air quality in the interior of cars where passengers sit. It filters air going into the passenger compartment through the vents when the fan, A/C or heat is on from particles like dust, pollen and other pollutants. The next time your on a dusty road, remember that it’s you cabin air filter that keeps the car cabin clean. For the best air quality, Cabin filters should be changed every 12-15,000 miles.

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Fuel Filter

fuel filterA fuel filter cleans the gasoline before it gets to the engine, it is located between the fuel tank and the fuel pump. Fuel Filters filter impurities in gasoline that could clog the fuel injector. Some car manufactures build filters that last the life of a car, for improved gas mileage, most fuel filters should be changed every 12,000 miles.

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Air Filter

air filterAn air filter cleans dust and debris from air going to the engine. When a cars combustion engine is on, air is circulated for better gasoline combustion, air filters protect engines by collecting and trapping particles in ridges, preventing these particles from entering the engine. To keep you engine at its best, air filters should be changed every 30-45,000 miles.

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Engine Oil Filter

engine oil filterA engine oil filer stops solid deposits from reaching critical engine parts. Engines need motor oil for lubrication for the many moving pieces such as; valves, cylinder walls, pistons, camshaft, connecting rod and crankshaft bearings. As the oil flows through these parts, it picks up small metal particles. Engine Oil Filters trap and remove these small metal particles from the circulating motor oil. To protect your engine, engine oil filters should be changed every 3,000 miles.

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Transmission Oil Filter

transmission filterA transmission filter keeps metallic contaminants out of the transmission fluid. Automatic transmissions are closed hydraulic devise with no foreign matter being introduced, however small metallic particles are picked up as pressure flows through the transmission. Transmission filters trap and remove these small metal particles from the circulating transmission fluid. To keep you transmission thriving, transmission filters should be changed every 30-50,000 miles or so.

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To protect all of the systems in your car, changing filters is essential. Our professional North Attleborough auto repair technicians know the intervals to change filters and have the latest tools to perform your filter replacements and keep your vehicle driving at its best.

 

heating systemCars have a constant flow of air filtered by the cabin filter that keeps the interior cabin pleasant. The air can be heated by the heat of the engine or cooled for a desired temperature.

Several parts work together to heat a car; a heat core, blower motor, coolant, thermostat and heat control valve. The coolant transfers heat from the engine to the heater core. The heater core traps heat from the engine, the blower motor than transfer the heat to the car’s interior. The warmed air is kept at the right temperature by an air-blending system that keeps the temperature steady

With over 46 years of experience, our Advanced Auto repair technicians are equipped to diagnose and repair climate control problems and the many components in the heating system. Stop in at our North Attleborough auto repair center, we are here to help.

car light bulbCar lights such as headlights, brake lights, dash lights, turn signals, fog lights, hi-beam lights, cabin lights and plate lights are powered by the 12-volt car battery. The positive terminal goes to a fuse box than to a light switch to turn the lights on and off, the negative terminal goes to the chassis, called the ground. The lights are on a closed-circuit loop, when the light switch is off, no power reaches the headlights.

There are two main types of light bulbs; some such as incandescent bulbs use a wire-type filament that gets hot and glows, the others such as HID lights and Xenon glow brightly when electricity is applied to them. Halogen light bulbs uses a mixture of gas combined with a hot wire. When the light switch is turned on, electricity is sent to the lights, and the light bulbs are actuated when the filament inside the casing receives electrical power.

Stop by out North Attleborough repair shop for any light bulb malfunctions. Our master mechanic check for any burnt out headlight, brake, turn signals, fog and hi-beam bulbs during normal repair service. Before replacing a bulb, we inspect the socket and wiring as well.

Regularly scheduled oil changes are the key ingredient to a healthy engine and vehicle. Getting your oil changed provides excellent engine protection by preventing wear, rust, and corrosion in all Massachusetts climates. Oil changes ensure your engine will run newer, stronger and longer.

 

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Synthetic vs Conventional Oil

Synthetic Oil is simply better than Conventional Oil;

  • Synthetic Oil lubricates better reducing friction and wear.
  • Synthetic Oil has more longevity.
  • Synthetic Oil has lower volatility, it does not vaporize out the exhaust as quickly.
  • Synthetic Oil neutralizes acids.
  • Synthetic Oil works as an additional coolant against engine heats.
  • Synthetic Oil has solvents for keeping the engine cleaner.
  • Synthetic Oil handles extreme high and low temperatures without breaking down the way Conventional Oil does.

Synthetic Oil is cleaner, it’s made in a laboratory where Conventional Oil is made from petroleum. Synthetic Oil can last three times longer than Conventional Oil, the average Conventional Oil change is 3,000 miles or 3 month, whichever comes first. Synthetic Oil changes can last as long as 10,000 miles. Synthetic Oil also lubricates better, producing less resistance in the engine resulting in more horsepower using slightly less gas.

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Advanced Auto Repair technicians can takes care of all your vehicle needs to insure your vehicle will have years of trouble-free performance. We provide top quality oil changes in North Attleborough MA on cars, vans, trucks and SUVs

At our North Attleboro auto repair shop, we use the best synthetic or synthetic-blend oil and filters at an affordable price. And, of course, We offer a complimentary vehicle inspection with every oil change to insure your safety.

radiatorRadiators are heat exchangersdesigned to transfer heat from the engine’s coolant fluid into the air, they are the main part of the cars cooling system. Automatic transmissions cool transmission fluid with another heat-exchange circuit built into the radiator. Radiators are made of aluminum, they have tubes that carry the coolant fluid, a pressure valve and a tank on each side to catch coolant overflow. A water pump, helps the coolant circulate, the coolant is mixed inside the tubes, cooling all the fluid evenly.

When coolant is heated, it expands, creating pressure inside the radiator. The radiator cap will act as a release valve when there is too much pressure, allowing heat to escape and excess coolant fluid to overflow into the tanks. Once the radiator cools down, the coolant fluid in the overflow tanks is sucked back into the pump.

If you are having problems with your radiator or cooling system, Let our North Attleborough auto repair specialists help you keep your car cool. Advanced Auto Repair offers radiator repair and replacement service, we also offer diagnostic on the entire cooling system.

car starterA car starter is an electric motor used to rotate an internal combustion engine to initiate the engine’s operation under its own power by sucking fuel and air into the cylinders. Starters are only turned on when the key is turned to the start position. An electrical signal is sent from the microchip in the key to the car computer, through the alarm and the neutral safety switch, to the solenoid engaging the starter. The starter turns the flywheel which turns the engine.

Car starters are located low between the engine and transmission so the starter gears can turn the flywheel that is attached to the back of the engine. A starter needs a high electrical current powered by the car battery to start the rotation of the engine.

Advanced Auto Repair offers car starter replacement and repair service in North Attleborough MA. Our experienced Automotive repair technician check the starter and other electrical system components before replacing the starter to ensure you car is running right.

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power steeringThe steering system is the collection of components and linkages that allow a car to follow the desired direction. The power-assisted steering system allows a driver to use light force to steer a heavy car. There are two main styles of steering systems; rack and pinion and worm gear box.

Power-assisted steering is powered by the engine. The engine drives a pump that supplies oil under high pressure to the rack and pinion or the steering box. Valves in the steering rack or box open whenever the driver turns the wheel, allowing oil into the cylinder. The force pushes a piston that helps to push the steering in the appropriate direction. Most manufacturers recommend having the hydraulic fluid in the power steering system changed every 60,000 miles.

steering wheelSteering Wheel

A steering wheel is a type of steering control in a vehicle that is the interface by which the driver manipulates the car. The rest of the steering system responds through a system of pivoted joints. The steering wheel can manipulate the steering system through direct mechanical contact or steering gears. Hydraulic power steering and Electric Power Steering can assyst a drriver to use a light force to steer a heavy vehicle.

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steering columnSteering Column

The steering column controls the vehicle’s steering by connecting the steering wheel to the steering mechanism. It runs under the driver side dashboard to the engine compartment where it attaches to the intermediate shaft on splines. The steering column has a universal joint that allows it to pivot freely when turning. Also the ignition switch, turn signals, windshield wipers, cruise control and air bags are all on the steering column and sometimes even the gear selector.

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intermediate shaftIntermediate Shaft

The intermediate shaft is used to connect the lower end of the steering column to the rack and pinion gear box. It has couplings on both ends that are jointed with a universal joint so its able to pivot. The Intermediate shaft slides a bit to allow for flexing of the car on roads and turns.

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Rack and Pinion

rack and pinion 1A rack and pinion is a linear actuator made of a circular gear called the pinion that engages teeth on a linear gear bar called the rack to convert rotational motion into linear motion to turn the wheels. The pinion gear is attached to the steering shaft. When the steering wheel is turned, the rotation of the pinion causes the rack to move left and right relative to the pinion. At each end of the rack is a tie rod that connects to the steering knuckle to turn the wheels. Rack and pinion steering has become the most common type of steering.

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tie rodTie Rod

A tie rod is a slender structure that connects the steering system to the wheels. It ties the steering rack to the steering arm, the steering arm is attached to the wheel. Tie rods transmit the force from the steering rack to the steering arm in order to move the wheel. Tie Rods ensure that the wheels are aligned, the outer tie rod end is adjustable, you can change the length to fix a vehicle’s alignment to keep the tires inner and outer edges from wearing out on the.

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Steering Gear BoxSteering Gear Box

A steering gearbox is a combination of steering gears, shafts, torsion bar and power piston inside of a cast iron housing. There are four built in lines that connect to the power steering reservoir, power steering pump, and two leading to the power steering lines. A rotary valve inside the gearbox senses pressure when the steering wheel is turned and relays the turns to the pitman arm via the sector shaft. The steering gear box multiplies the driver’s steering so that the wheels move more than the steering wheel.

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power steering pumpPower Steering Pump

Power steering enables the steering wheel to turn easier. The hydraulic power for the steering is provided by a rotary-vane pump that is driven by the car’s engine. When the steering wheel is turned, spinning retractable vanes inside the power steering pump pull hydraulic fluid from the return line at low pressure and force it into the steering gear applying the pressure needed to turn the wheels.

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 PITMAN ARMPitman Arm

The Pitman arm is a part of parallelogram steering linkage, it is a linkage that converts the angular motion of the steering box sector shaft into the linear motion. When the sector shaft of the gearbox rotates, the pitman arm transmits the motion to the center link or drag link causing it to move left or right to turn the wheels. The Pitman arm was originally invented for the rail road, and made it’s way to the automobile.

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center linkCenter Link

The center link also called a relay rod is a part of parallelogram steering linkage, it connects the pitman arm and idler arm. It is attached to the pitman arm with a tie rod on each wheel. The pitman arm pushes the center link, the center link pushes and pulls the tie rods causing the front wheels to turn left and right in unison together.

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idler armIdler Arm

The idler arm is a part of parallelogram steering linkage, it is a pivoting support that is bolted to the vehicle’s frame and attached the center link. The Idler is linked to the center link on the generally on the passenger side, which is opposite side from the Pitman arm, it holds the center or drag link at the proper height helping to support the whole setup.

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Whether you’re looking to repair or replace a part of a steering system, Advanced Auto Repair offers quality power steering repair in North Attleborough MA. Full suspension and steering system repair including Steering Wheel, Steering Column, Intermediate Shaft, Power Steering Pump, Power Steering Hoses, Power Steering Reservoir, Rack and Pinion, Steering Gear Box, Pitman Arm, Center Link, Idler Arm, Inner Tie Rod, Outer Tie Rod repair and replacement. Our professional technicians can diagnose your cars steering responsiveness, noise and issue, and perform repairs, quickly and efficiently for a nice smooth ride at competitive affordable prices.

Advanced Auto Repair offers full automotive repair on cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Serving Massachusetts, Rode Island, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Plainville, Wrentham, Foxborouh, Mansfield, Norton, Cumberland and Pawtucket

Suspension Diagnostic, Repair and Replacement Service; Strut Mounts, Struts, Shocks, Coil Springs, Leaf Springs, Steering Knuckles, Upper Control Arms, Lower Control Arms, Ball Joints, Sway Bar and Bushings Replacement in MA, RI, Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Plainville, Cumberland, Pawtucket.

suspension systemThe suspension system is a combination of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a car to the wheels, and prevents a car from shaking to pieces. The primary purpose of a suspension system is maximizing the friction between the tires and the road surface for safety in handling and braking. The Second is passenger comfort from road noise and bumps.

Springs and shocks work together to absorb the energy of the vertically accelerated wheel, allowing the frame and body to ride undisturbed while the wheels follow bumps in the road. Springs act like a cushion, allowing the wheel to maintain contact with road surface when traveling over a bump. There are three types of spring; coil springs, torsion bars and leaf springs. Shock absorbers are dampers, reducing the bounce of the springs while keeping the wheels planted on the road. The larger the force, the more resistance there is to that movement by forcing gas or oil through a constriction valve.

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upper strut mountUpper Strut Mount

The strut mount is the mounting point that attaches the suspension strut to the vehicle chassis. The rubber in the middle of the strut mount acts as a cushion absorbing road noise and vibrations as the vehicle moves and goes over bumps. Many front strut mounts also contain a bearing or bearing plate that serves as the steering pivot that help with steering smoothness and response.

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strut assemblyStrut Assembly

The strut assembly is a shock absorber and a coil spring assembled as one coil working together to give the car its height, optimal damping, good handling and braking, and a comfortable ride all at the same time. While the coil spring compresses and stretches to keep the car level and ensure that all four tires have contact with the road, the shock stops a car from bouncing up and down by absorbing road noise, bumps, and vibrations.

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shockShock

A shock is a hydraulic device designed to absorb and damp shock impulses to keep a car from bouncing. It does this by converting kinetic energy of the shock into heat which is then dissipated. Shocks consist of two nested cylindrical tubes, an inner tube and an outer tube with a compression valve at the bottom that moves hydraulic fluid between the two tubes converting the shock energy into heat. The shock is connected to an upper control arm giving better handling and is not connected directly to the suspension system like a strut is.

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coil springCoil Spring

a coil spring is a helical spring made of metal wire or a metal band that is wrapped around the strut assembly to support the weight of a car and allows it to remain stable by keeping all four wheels planted on the ground. Coil springs store energy and release it when needed by expanding when you hit dips on the road, they also absorb shock by compressing when you encounter bumps. Shock springs also stabilize steering by compressing and expanding as you cut into hard corners.

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leaf springLeaf Spring

Leaf springs acts the same as a coil springs, the interleaf compress to absorb impact when tires roll over rough terrain. A leaf spring is a semi-elliptical spring stell taking the form of a slender arc. The spring is made from several leaves stacked on top of each other in several layers, with progressively shorter leaves. Leaf springs are mostly found on trucks, heavy duty vehicles, and vehicles that predate 1985. it is one of the oldest forms of springing, dating back to medieval times.

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steering knuckleSpindle / Steering Knuckle

A steering knuckle is part of the suspension system that holds the front wheel on the car and lets you change direction when steering. The steering knuckle is the place where where the wheel meets the suspension meets the steering system. The wheel mounts to the outside, via a wheel hub or a spindle, and attaches to the suspension system via the upper and lower control arms, tie rods connect inboard that allow the knuckle to pivot to steer the car.

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control arm 1Control Arm

A control arm connects the suspension of the car to the frame. Control arms are connected to the frame of a car through two bushings, one at each end, and to the suspension through a ball joint. They allow car tires to smoothly go up and down by controlling the motion of the wheels so they’re in line with the car’s body. When a car hits a bump, the control arm compresses the weight, keeping the bottom of the tire in its place. Cars with struts have two lower control arms while cars with shocks have four control arms; upper control arms and lower control arms.

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ball jointBall Joint

Ball joints are a spherical bearings that connect the steering knuckles to the control arms. A ball joint is a steel bearing stud that is similar to a flexible ball and a socket that allows the suspension to move, they work the same way the ball and socket of the human hip joint. A rubber boot protects the ball joint from dirt and retains lubricants for a smooth movements.

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Sway Bar

sway barA sway bar or stabilizer bar helps reduce a vehicle rolling over during cornering by connecting the suspensions on opposite sides. It attaches to the underside of a chassis and the lower control arms via sway bar links. When entering a turn, a sway bar makes the side of the suspension that has less weigh compress and decompresses the suspension that is bearing the weight. The turn creates a twisting force on the sway bar which then creates a lifting force on the outside control arm. The force counters the weight transfer and the result is a flatter handling experience.

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bushingBushings

A bushing or is a small rubber suspension components that is used for flexible anti-vibration mounting. Bushings are used as cushioning between metal parts at the same time allowing some movement in order to reduce friction and isolate vibration. There are several bushings throughout a cars’ suspension and frame, the most common bushings are the control arm bushings and the sway bar bushings also known as say bar links. These bushings come in many different forms and designs including annular cylinders and internal crush tubes.

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Whether you’re looking to repair or replace a part of a suspension system, Advanced Auto Repair offers quality suspension repair in North Attleborough MA. Full steering and suspension system repair including Upper Strut Mounts, Strut Assembly, Shocks, Coil Springs, Leaf Springs, Steering Knuckles, Control Arms, Upper Control Arms, Lower Control Arms, Control Arm Bushings, Ball Joints, Sway Bar, Sway Bar Bushings repair and replacement. Our professional technicians can diagnose your cars suspension noise, clunks, squeaks and issue, and perform repairs, quickly and efficiently for a nice smooth ride at competitive affordable prices.

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The timing belt is one of the most important parts of an engine. The Timing Belt is a rubber belt with teeth that turns and synchronizes the rotation of the camshaft and crankshaft so the engine valves open and close at the proper time during each cylinder’s intake and exhaust stroke to allow air and gas in and out, which causes the fuel to ignite in the combustion chamber. The timing belt also drives the water pump in 60% of cars. Some cars and trucks use timing chains or gears to perform the same function that more durable. But timing belts, made of rubber are lighter, less expensive, quieter and more efficient.

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The use of a timing belts or timing chains enables the camshaft to be placed further from the crankshaft, and in engines with multiple camshafts, it enables the camshafts to be placed further from each other. In an interference engine the timing belt or timing chain are critical to preventing the piston from striking the valves. When the timing belt breaks, the valves will open at the wrong time and hit the pistons, causing major damage to the engine.timing belt kit

When to Replace the Timing Belt

Timing belts are made of rubber, over time with stress, heat and cold, the rubber becomes brittle and starts to crack. However, in most cases, there are no obvious signs the timing belt is about to break. That’s why car manufacturers recommend replacing the timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations, timing belt replacement will be in the preventive maintenance schedule. Ignoring the replacement of a timing belt as a scheduled maintenance, could result in major engine failure. Replacing a timing belt for preventive maintenance purposes typically costs $400 to $900. However, replacing a broken timing belt may cost up to $2,000 or more if it caused damage to the valves, pistons or water pump.

While replacing the timing belt, it is highly recommended and cost effective to replace the water pump, pulleys and tensioners. The water pump continually pumps water and coolant to the engine so that it doesn’t overheat and generally has the same lifespan as a timing belt. Pullies keep the timing belt in line while tensioners apply pressure to the timing belt to keep it tight. The tensioners and pullies contain bearings that wear out or seize over time, causing the timing belt to slip off, leading to the same effects as a broken timing belt.

Signs of a Failing Timing Belt

  • Tears or cracks on the timing belt.
  • Noises from timing cover.
  • Difficulty starting the car.
  • Loss of engine power.

North Attleboro Timing Belt Replacement Service

Advanced Auto Repair professional technicians are trained and experienced in inspecting and replacing timing belts. We offer timing belt, water pump and tensioner replacement packages at competitive prices. Stop by our North Attleborough repair shop and we can help you avoid timing belt issues. Our experienced mechanics can detect potential belt and hose problems with a simple visual inspection.

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BATTERYBattery

A car battery is a type of lead-acid rechargeable battery that stores and supplies electric energy to all the electrical components of a vehicle. The main purpose of the battery is to power the starter motor, the lights, and the ignition system of a combustion engine. Batteries are made of six galvanic cells that produce a chemical reaction to provide 12 Volts of energy, heavy vehicles have two batteries supplying 24 Volts.

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ignition switchIgnition Switch

The ignition key switch is a control switch that routes electrical current from the car battery to electrical components. The ignition switch has four positions; the first position unlocks the steering wheel. The second position switches on electric power to accessories like the stereo, windows, seats, power outlet and lights. The third position is the ignition position, it switches on all electronic systems like onboard, ABS, oil indicator, airbags and the dashboard. The fourth position switches electrical current to the ignition coil, the starter is engaged and the engine is cranked.

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A tune-up is a preventive maintenance procedure that makes an engine run better. There’s no true definition of what exactly a tune-up should include. Over the years the term tune-up has changed a great deal as many procedures are no longer necessary with modern automotive technology. Prior to the OBD system, car owners would replace parts to bring the ignition and fuel systems up to specs for maximum performance and efficiency, in modern cars the air-fuel mixture and Ignition timing is fixed and are controlled by the engine computer. The modern tune-up is re the manufacturer service interval maintenance, however, the quote on quote tune-up involves replacing the spark plugs around 100,000 miles and replacing the air filter every 30,000 miles and fuel filter based on manufacturer recommendations.

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tune-upSimple Tune-ups Remedies

  • A simple spark plugs replacement may help the engine start easier, improve fuel economy, lower emissions and restore lost power.
  • Replacing a clogged air filter can improve acceleration 6% to 11%.
  • A bad oxygen sensor can give engine computers false readings and reduce fuel economy as much as 40%.
  • A clogged Fuel Filter can damage the fuel pump.

Complete tune-up inspection procedures

  1. Scan for fault codes to verify no fault codes are present, or to retrieve any codes that may be present.
  2. Visually inspect the fuel system components.
  3. Visually inspect of fuel filter to make sure it’s clean and clog-free.
  4. Visually inspect of fuel injectors to make sure they are free of deposits.
  5. Check Battery Voltage and the Alternators Charging Voltage.
  6. Check All fluids; oil, coolant, automatic transmission fluid, power steering fluid and brake fluid.
  7. Check hoses and belts should be visually inspected.
  8. Check Vacuum hoses to detect air leaks as well as exhaust restrictions.
  9. Check Oxygen sensors.
  10. Check spark plug performance and Spark Plug Wires.
  11. Check ignition timing and idle even if computer controlled to detect possible ISC motor problems.
  12. Check the engine’s PCV valve.
  13. Check the air filter and cabin air filter.
  14. Check oil and coolant levels.

North Attleboro Tune-Up Service

Advanced Auto Repair handles all of your North Attleborough tune-up needs. Having your vehicle serviced and inspected periodically is a good way to extend its life and keep it operating efficiently. Service requirements vary from car to car, and can also vary based on mileage and age. You can find the vehicle manufacturer recommended service interval schedule in the vehicle owner’s manual, For more information about engine tune-ups, call or stop in our North Attleboro car care center.

A used tire could be the best choice in some situations. Only one of the tires is worn or damaged. Sometimes you want to match the wear on your other tires until you get new tiers. You may be planning to sell your car in the near future. Our Advanced North Attleboro auto repair center stocks many quality used tires.

 

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  • FREE Tire Pressure Check
  • FREE Brake Check
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North Attleboro Used Tires

Advanced Auto Repair is a great source for high quality used tires in North Attleborough, MA. Our master technicians inspect every used tire to be sure they are a quality and safe tire. We apply expert inspection techniques with a highly trained team of mechanics to ensure the used tires we sell are tires you can use safely for a long time.

At Advanced Auto Repair, you receive the right size used tire, both in quantity and quality, all at a competitive price. And, of course, we install and balance them with the same care as new tiers.

A car’s water pump is part of the cooling system and is one of the most important and integral components that keeps an engine running properly. The water pump continually pumps coolant to the engine to keep it cool so it doesn’t overheat from the intense heat caused by internal combustion. When you turn your engine on, the water pump circulates coolant in the cylinder head and engine block to cool the engine. When the coolant passes through the engine it absorbs heat, than it’s sent back into the radiator to be cooled before the cycle is repeated. Water pumps are driven by the timing belt/chain, or a drive belt by spinning a pulley outside of the pump that turns the impeller inside. A leaky or a faulty water pump can cause serious damage to the engine

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North Attleboro MA 02760

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water pumpWater pumps tend to last a long time. Most mechanics and car manufacturer recommended that the water pump be replaced when the timing belt is replace because it’s easy to access when the timing cover is open. The average life span of a timing belt is 60,000 to 100,000 miles. Replacing the thermostat at the same time as the water pump can help prevent future problem.

Signs of a Bad Water Pump

  • Water pump leaking coolant.
  • Water pump squeaking.
  • Car is overheating.
  • Car does not start.

Water Pump Replacement Procedures

  • Check the water pump to leaks or noise.
  • Pressure test the cooling system for leaks.
  • Drain old coolant.
  • Remove timing belt or drive belt.
  • Remove and replace the water pump.
  • Change timing belt (if needed).
  • Fill with new coolant.
  • Install new radiator cap (if needed).
  • Install new thermostat (recommended).

North Attleboro Water Pump Replacement

Advanced Auto Repair handles all of your North Attleborough water pump and cooling system needs. Our experienced technicians are experienced in diagnosing and replacing water pumps. We offer timing belt, water pump and cooling system diagnostic and repair at competitive prices. Stop by our North Attleboro repair shop and we can help you avoid water pump issues. Our trained mechanics can detect potential water pump and cooling system problems with a simple inspection.

transmission serviceA car transmission is one of the most important parts of a vehicle. A transmission is a gearbox that transmits the energy produce by the engine to the axle that turn the wheels forwards or backwards. It uses a series of gears that converts torque from a rotating power source to speed another device.

Advanced Auto Repair is one of the best transmission repair shops in North Attleboro MA. Our master mechanics have a great deal of experience in diagnosing and fixing transmission problems. There are many problems that can be resolved with sensors, cooling or wiring problems while others may require a transmission overhaul.

Whether its transmission maintenance, transmission repair, or a complete transmission replacement or rebuild, you can leave our North Attleborough repair shop with peace of mind knowing that your car received the best care.

perventive maintenanceThe best way to maximize your car health and minimize serious breakdowns and higher costs associated with automotive breakdown repairs is by doing routine maintenance. There are a lot of simple things you can do to that directly influence the health and lifespan of your car, the small things you do to maintain your car, can add years to the life of your car.

Preventive maintenance is what the manufacturer of the vehicle suggests getting done at certain millage intervals to keep the car operating at it’s best capacity. Car manufacturers stipulates that not following the required maintenance plan could impact that vehicle’s manufacturer warranty. At Advanced Auto Repair North Attleboro our master mechanics can thoroughly handle all maintenance requirements.

At Advanced Auto Repair North Attleborough, we provide the maintenance services to keep your vehicle running well. And, of course, we will also alert you during other service appointments of any preventive maintenance approaching.

Vehicle Inspection

We can take a look under the hood

vehicle-inspectionNone wants expensive auto repair bills. Whether you are buying a car or your current car needs a look over, we can help with simple safety and emission inspections. These check ups by professional North Attleboro mechanics can help make the right decision on buying a preowned car or keeping your current car running at its best for years to come.

Vehicle inspection are also procedure mandated by states, in which a vehicle is inspected to ensure that it conforms to regulations governing safety, emissions, or both. Safety and emission Inspection can be required at various times; when you buy a car, when you transfer a title for a vehicle, and periodically. Typical state inspection intervals are every year in the state of Massachusetts and every two years in the state of Rhode Island.

The benefits of getting your car inspected at Advanced Auto Repair North Attleboro are; experienced mechanics will conduct the inspection, affordable prices for all recommended services, and most of all, you will never be pressured into a repair.

“Check Engine” Light we look for check engine lights or any other lights or messages that come on
Lights we make sure all lights are working, including your headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals and emergency flashers
Tire Pressure & Condition we will check your tire pressure and inspect your tires for any uneven wear, cuts, bulges, nails or other foreign objects.
A/C Charge including labor and tax, most cars
Tire Roation including labor and tax all cars

Diagnostic Services

We take care for your vehicle

diagnostic servicesThere are many car problems that can go unnoticed, and just because you have a check engine light on, it doesn’t mean big expenses. The check engine light illuminates or flashes when something faulty is detected in the vehicle emissions system. This could be as simple as a loose gas cap, or as complex as an engine or transmission malfunction.

Whether you are having an issue with the car engine, electrical system, transmission, evaporative emission control system, or another part of your car, our Advanced Auto Repair North Attleboro mechanics will help you figure out what’s wrong before you start spending money on repairs. We start by transmitting information from your cars computer (On Board Diagnostics, 2nd generation, OBD II for short) into our diagnostic tools. We than utilize our technical expertise in combination with the performance data of the car.

Is your check engine light on? Tell us the symptoms your car is having and let our mast mechanics along with the powerful Diagnostic Tools we have point you in the right direction.