REPAIRS

Belts& Hoses

What is this?

Many experts urge replacing belts, radiator and heater hoses at specific recommended intervals to prevent your car from breaking down. Losing a belt today can mean big trouble for the engine because serpentine belts are used on most engines to turn the water pump, alternator, power steering and air-conditioning compressor. If the belt snaps, everything is lost and you may be stranded. Older cars use individual V-belts for these various accessories. A blown hose could result in an overheated engine and can cause additional engine damage

Why this repair?

It’s not easy to know the true condition of a belt or hose by its outward appearance, because most belts and hoses fail from the inside out Rubber hoses can become hard and brittle, deteriorating with age and exposure to heat, causing the hose to split, blister or leak. Belts also break down with heat, mileage and age. Every time a belt passes around a pulley, it bends. Flexing produces heat that causes the rubber to harden over time. In addition, if the belt is loose or slips, the wear process can be accelerated.
You car’s belts and hoses are essential to the cooling, air conditioning and charging systems, and the engine. Don’t take these routine replacement intervals for granted because they can break down and leave you stranded. The timing belt keeps the crankshaft and camshaft mechanically synchronized to maintain engine timing. Whether serpentine, V-belt or fan belt (the belts on the outside of the engine), they all transmit power from the front of the engine to accessories that need to be driven, such as the air conditioning, the charging system and fans. Radiator and heater hoses carry coolant to and from the engine, radiator and heater core.
If you have any of these simptons please stop by or call us:
■ Squeaking noise from under the hood during start-up or operation
■ Coolant leaks
■ Dashboard light will illuminate
■ A/C system may fail
■ Engine overheating

What we do at Dan’s Superior

Hoses eplacement.
The clamps should be replaced when new hoses are installed.
V-belts replacent (should be done every three to four years or 40,000 to 50,000 miles).
V-belts and serpentine belts replacement.
Timing belt replacement (should be done between 60,000 and 90,000 miles.  

Brake System

What is this?

Your car’s brake system is its most critical safety system and you should check it immediately if you suspect any problems. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation under a wide variety of conditions.
When you push the brake pedal, the force generates hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder. This pressure flows through the hydraulic lines and hoses to the wheel cylinders and calipers, forcing the shoes against the drums (drum brakes) and the pads against the rotors (disc brakes). The resulting friction slows the vehicle and is relative to the amount of force applied at the brake pedal

Why this repair?

Brakes are a normal wear item for any car and eventually they’re going to need replacement Avoid letting your brakes get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually means accelerating expensive rotor or drum replacement.

Several factors that affect wear include:

Driving habits
Operating conditions
Vehicle type
The quality of brake lining material
If you have any of these symptoms please stop by or contact us:

Car pulls to one side during braking
Brake pedal pulsates when you apply the brakes
Brake pedal feels “mushy”
Noise when you step on the brake pedal
Repeatedly need to add brake fluid to the master cylinder 
 
What we do at Dan’s Superior
 
Rotors replacement
Hydraulic lines and hoses replacement
Cylinder and caliper replacement 

Cooling System

What is this?

The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and engine longevity. Cooling systems have advanced over the years with new coolant formulations and new radiator designs and materials. If you suspect a problem with your cooling system, you should check it immediately.
The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission and dissipate heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat isdissipated. The thermostat regulates the coolant temperature to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.

Why this repair?

Factors that affect the replacement of cooling system parts include:

Driving habits
Operating conditions
Type of vehicle
Type of coolant
Frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant changes
If your car have any of these SYMPTOMS, please contact us:
Overheating
Sweet smell
Leaks
Repeatedly need to add fluid 


What we do at Dan’s Superior

Radiator replacement
Water pump replacement
Thermostat replacement
Hoses inspection and replacement

 

Emission System

What is this?

Your car’s emission system keeps the engine running cleanly and efficiently in all sorts of operating conditions. A flashing light indicates a problem that is currently happening and may require immediate attention. Failure to do so can reduce your mileage per gallon of fuel or cause your vehicle to pollute.
Your car’s emission system controls the emissions, exhaust and pollutants using an array of sensors, computerized engine controls and the exhaust components. The emission system substantially reduces harmful gases such as carbon monoxide (CO), unburned hydrocarbons (HC) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and prevents harmful gasoline vapors from escaping at the fuel tank.

Why this repair?

Some factors affecting the emission system include:
Driving and atmospheric conditions
Mileage
Vehicle age
Type of spark plug electrode material
Maintenance history
Poor spark
Bad fuel
Damaged or worn sensors 

What we do at Dan’s Superior
Catalytic converter and exhaust components replacement
EGR valve and related components replacement
Evaporative system replacement
Oxygen sensor replacement
Sensors evaluation and replacement

Engine

What is this?

For a four-stroke engine, key parts of the engine include the crankshaft, connecting rod, one or more camshafts, and valves. For a two-stroke engine, there may simply be an exhaust outlet and fuel inlet instead of a valve system. In both types of engines there are one or more cylinders, and for each cylinder there is a spark plug, a piston, and a crankpin. A single sweep of the cylinder by the piston in an upward or downward motion is known as a stroke. The downward stroke that occurs directly after the air-fuel mix passes from the carburetor or fuel injector to the cylinder (where it is ignited) is also known as a power stroke.
When a car or truck suffers major engine damage, the first reaction of most vehicle owners is to buy a new or used car or truck. This makes sense in some cases, but often, it isn’t necessary Repowering your car or truck’s worn out engine with a rebuilt/remanufactured engine can also be considerably less expensive than buying a new or used car. A rebuilt engine is one that is remanufactured to prescribed standards and specifications by highly-skilled machinists using state-of-the-art equipment and components. During this process, many of the new components installed meet or exceed original equipment performance standards. Frequently, rebuilt engines are superior to new car engines because better parts are used, or design changes in parts correct problems with the original engine. Rebuilt/remanufactured engines are dependable, reliable and backed by warranty programs.
A rebuilt engine gets better gas mileage than a worn-out engine and emits fewer pollutants. Engine repowering also saves energy related to processing discarded engines and cars.
The savings from engine repowering is notable when compared to the prices of new cars and trucks. 

Why this repair?

Tear and wear of the engine is related to a driving conditions and driving behavior. You should repair your engine when is losing compression power, excessive use of gasoline or oil and noisy running. One option to repair the engine is to get a rebuilt engine that gets better gas mileage than a worn-out engine and emits fewer pollutants. Engine repowering also saves energy related to processing discarded engines and cars. The savings from engine repowering is notable when compared to the prices of new cars and trucks. 

What we do at Dan’s Superior 

Cylinder and piston repair or replace.
Crankshaft repair or replacement.
Valves replacement.
Full Engine Rebuilt, labor and parts.
40,000 miles warranty

Exhaust System

What is this?

Your car’s exhaust system has come a long way from the old days of exhaust pipes and mufflers. Today, the exhaust system is safety and emissions control rolled into one. Have your car’s exhaust system inspected regularly and check it immediately if you suspect any problems. The exhaust system routes dangerous exhaust gas from the engine out and away from the car to keep from affecting the occupants. Next, the exhaust system reduces exhaust noise from the engine. The catalytic converter reduces the level of harmful pollutants in the exhaust. Finally, the oxygen sensors mounted in the exhaust system monitor the level of oxygen in the exhaust gases to maintain efficient engine operation and to monitor the converter’s operation.
Internal combustion engines have to effectively manage the exhaust of the cooled combustion gas from the engine. The exhaust system frequently contains devices to control pollution, both chemical and noise pollution. In addition, for cyclic combustion engines the exhaust system is frequently tuned to improve emptying of the combustion chamber. The majority of exhausts also have systems to prevent heat from reaching places which would encounter damage from it such as heat-sensitive components, often referred to as Exhaust Heat Management.


Why this repair?

Maintain a safe car with regular exhaust system checks.
Factors that affect replacement requirements include:
Driving habits (short trips take their toll on exhaust system life)
Road conditions (salt, road spray, bumps)
Vehicle type
Age of exhaust system parts
Ifd your car have any of these SYMPTOMS, please contact us:
Loud noise
Rattling noise when starting, accelerating or braking
Drowsiness while driving 

 What we do at Dan’s Superior 

Muffler fixing or replace
Catalytic Converter replacement 

Fuel System

What is this?

You car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.
The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for cleaning before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

Why this repair?

Intervals for fuel system maintenance may be influenced by:
Fuel quality
Vehicle age
Mileage/time
Operating conditions
Maintenance history
If you car hane any of these SYMPTOMS, please contact us
Poor fuel economy
Vehicle won’t start
“Check Engine” light is illuminated 

What we do at Dan’s Superior 

Fuel Pump replacement
Fuel lines and hoses replacement
Fuel injectors service and replacement
Fuel tank fixing and replacement

Suspension

What is this?

Like your car’s brake system, the steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems. Together, they largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have your car’s steering and suspension systems checked regularly, at least once a year and usually with a wheel alignment.
The suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame or unibody. The suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control. When working properly, the suspension system helps absorb the energy from road irregularities such as potholes and helps to maintain vehicle stability. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components to control the car’s direction.

Why this repair?

Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and require replacement. Regular checks are critical to maintain a safe car. Factors that affect wear include:
Driving habits
Operating conditions
Vehicle type
Type of steering and suspension system
Frequency of regular maintenance such as chassis lubrication and wheel alignment
If your car have any of these SYMPTOMS, please contact us:
Pulling
Uneven tire wear
Noise and vibration while cornering 

 What we do at Dan’s Superior 

Shocks and/or struts replacement
Ball joints replacement
Steering knuckle replacement
Steering rack/box fixing and replacement
Bearings replacement
Tie rod ends fixing and replacing
Springs replacement

Transmission

What is this?

The transmission works with the engine to provide power to your car’s wheels. Whether automatic or manual, the transmission plays a major role in the overall dependability of your car. Make sure to check it at the first sign of problems.
A transmission/transaxle keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to the speed and load conditions. The torque converter, connected to the automatic transmission/transaxle input shaft, connects, multiplies and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the transmission. Universal joints connect to the driveshaft to transmit output power from the transmission to the rear axle on rear-wheel-drive cars. Universal joints also allow the driveshaft to work at an angle. Automatic transmission fluid serves a multitude of purposes. It cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buildup and continually protects the transmission. There are several different types of automatic transmission fluid. Reference your owner’s manual for how they should be used.

Why this repair?

Wear and tear on the transmission can be influenced by:
Driving habits
Towing or excessive loads
Operating conditions
Condition of the transmission fluid
Frequency of regular maintenance
If your car have any of these SYMPTOMS, please contact us:
Slipping
Hesitation
Bucking
Grinding gears
Difficulty shifting 

 What we do at Dan’s Superior 

Automatic/Manual Transmissions fixing and repair