We at Comp U Tune & Brake are dedicated to giving our customers quality service they can trust. If your looking for a shop you can rely on that will get the job done right and really appreciates your business then give us a try. We will do our best to ensure you have a great experience with us.
Whether your vehicle needs routine service or emergency repair, you can trust our team of experts. We’re a family-owned, ASE-certified shop with good values like honesty & integrity.
We offer fast, friendly, professional service with fair and competitive pricing. We also ensure that your vehicle is inspected thoroughly, and that any repairs needed will be quoted to each customer.
Comp U Tune & Brake is a full-service preventive maintenance & auto repair center. We service and repair most imported and domestic vehicles.
There is no need to worry about your factory warranty! We can do all of your scheduled maintenance at a low cost so you won’t have to go to the dealer and pay dealer prices. We’re the dealership alternative.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS?
Repairs are services that are required or necessary when something on your vehicle is not working properly or may have worn to the point where a replacement is required to maintain the performance of your vehicle.
Maintenance is the routinely scheduled services, inspections and part replacements that your vehicle manufacturer recommends based on the age or mileage of your vehicle.
The schedule for performing these maintenance services varies from vehicle to vehicle. You will find the schedule for your vehicle in your owner's manual. Following this schedule is the best way to make sure your vehicle is performing as it should.
Comp-U-Tune & Brake offers maintenance, repairs and tires all in one place--
Get the most mileage out of each gallon of gas by following these simple fuel savings tips.
1. PROPERLY INFLATE TIRES
When tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with the parking brake on and this can waste a mile or two per gallon. By maintaining the correct air pressure, you can realize a 10 percent improvement in fuel economy. Check your owner's manual for the proper air pressure for your vehicle's tires. (source: American Automobile Association (www.aaa.com)
2. PURCHASE THE CORRECT OCTANE FUEL
Check the owner's manual for the correct octane level for a vehicle's engine. Less than 5 percent of the cars on the road require the use of premium fuel, yet more than 20 percent of all the fuel sold in the United States is premium. (source: American Automobile Association (www.aaa.com))
3. SLOW DOWN
Gradually stepping on the gas and gently applying the brakes is more fuel-efficient than sudden stops and gunning the acceleration. Also reduce your highway speed and use cruise control when able.
Improve Your Vehicle's Aerodynamics. Improve vehicle aerodynamics by removing ski and bike racks when not in use as well as rooftop cargo carriers, keeping the vehicle washed and waxed, and rolling up the windows. Also check the vehicle gas cap. Damaged, loose or missing gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year. (source: Car Care Council).
4. USE THE RECOMMENDED GRADE OF MOTOR OIL
You can improve your gas mileage by 1.2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil. For example, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine designed to use 5W-30 can lower your gas mileage by 1.2 percent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 percent. Your fuel economy benefit will be 1.2% with an equivalent gasoline savings of $0.03-$0.06/gallon. (source: (fueleconomy.org))
5. AVOID IDLING YOUR VEHICLE
If you expect to be stopped in your vehicle for an extended period of time, turn the engine off. Consider going into a establishment instead of going through the drive-up. Limit warming up your vehicle in the winter.
6. LIMIT CARRYING UNNECESSARY ITEMS IN YOUR TRUNK
Gas mileage decreases as extra weight is added. Items placed on the roof racks create drag. Consider putting the items inside the car or trunk instead.
7. AVOID HIGH SPEEDS
You can improve your gas mileage about 15 percent by driving at 55 mph rather than 65 mph. Use your air conditioning only when necessary. Roll down the windows or open the air vents to keep your car comfortable on not-so-hot days. (source: Consumer Federation of America)
8. USE OVERDRIVE
If your car is equipped with overdrive gearing (on 5-speed manual transmissions and 4-speed automatic transmissions), be sure to make use of the overdrive gear as soon as your speed is high enough. If you have a manual transmission, the lower the shift speed, the better the fuel economy. Your owner's manual will give you further information. (source: Consumer Federation of America)
9. DON'T FORGET TO GET TUNE-UPS AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE CHECK-UPS FOR YOUR VEHICLE
One of the best ways to gain fuel economy is to get regular tune-ups. This will help improve gas mileage as well as ensure the maximum performance of your vehicle. Your maintenance schedule can be found in your owner's manual. Avoid fuel economy problems caused by worn spark plugs, dragging brakes, low transmission fluid, or the transmission going into high gear as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer.
Your car's brakes work hard. And the job they do is critical to your safety. That's why it's so important for you to be aware of how your brakes work, and to be alert for signs that your brakes need maintenance. Here you'll find an overview of braking systems, and tips to help you know when it's time for brake service. No matter what your brake system needs, Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help make sure your car is functioning.
ABOUT BRAKING SYSTEMS
Today's braking systems are composed of a number of integral parts all working together to ensure that your vehicle stops properly. Generally speaking, by depressing the brake pedal, you are telling the master cylinder to compress brake fluid, which in turn sends hydraulic pressure through brake lines that activate your vehicle's brake pads (or shoes). These pads (or shoes) then make contact with spinning rotors (or drums), slowing down or stopping the vehicle. More complex systems use sensors to activate the brake system, but the net desired effect is the same.
The parts that make up your vehicle's brake system wear down over time and eventually need to be replaced. The most common brake repair performed is the replacement of brake pads (or shoes). Whether composed of ceramic, semi-metallic, or organic materials, brake pads erode each time you depress the brake pedal. If the pads wear down too much without being replaced, the metal housing for the pads will make contact with the metal rotors (or drums), which may produce not only a safety issue but a situation where the rotors/drums are required to be replaced as a result of the prolonged contact of metal parts without the pad buffer.
TIME FOR BRAKE SERVICE?
There are several warning signs that your vehicle can give you before your brakes may reach the point of potential failure or extensive repair. Simply using your sense of hearing, sight and touch may alert you to a potential problem. Here are some of the common questions you should ask yourself concerning your vehicle's brake system:
- Does your brake warning light come on when you are driving?
- Is your brake fluid low? Does it appear very dirty?
- Do you hear a grinding sound or a squealing sound when you apply the brake pedal?
- Do you feel a pulsation or some sponginess in the brake pedal when it is depressed?
- Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when braking?
These are the most common signs that can suggest a potential brake system problem that should be addressed. Any other sights, sounds or sensations in the brake system that seem out of the ordinary should also be taken into consideration. Most times, brake system problems will only escalate if disregarded