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Signs You Need Transmission Inspection and Repair

Signs You Need Transmission Inspection and Repair

When you have an import auto, you want to keep it as finely tuned as possible. Your investment in your vehicle needs to be protected with routine maintenance and inspections. If it has been some time since your transmission has been inspected, it may be time to have it checked. Often, problems with transmissions can be avoided by early detection. There are some signs that you should definitely have your transmission inspected and possibly repaired. Shifting Issues Whether your car is an automatic or a manual, there are some shifting issues that may arise that point to needing a transmission inspection. If you have an automatic but it seems to be delaying in shifting up or down, this could be a sign that something is wrong with your transmission. If you have a manual transmission, hard shifts could also be a sign of trouble. Burning Smells If your car is automatic or manual and you smell something burning when you shift gears, this could be a sign t ... read more

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

Getting Your Car Ready for Spring

As winter transitions into spring, it’s time for many people to break out their automotive pride and joy. Whether it’s a rag-top Miata, a blue Subaru WRX, or a turbocharged BMW M3, you are itching to get your gorgeous import back on the road. But before you can feel the wind in your hair, JB Import Auto Repair has a few steps that must be taken to get your baby on the road again. Lube, Oil and Filter (LOF) Lube, Oil and Filter (LOF) is the industry term for a simple oil change. Most cars use slight thinner oil for the winter months versus the summer months. The reason is thinner oils flow more easily during winter months and help make it easier to start a car when it’s cold. Thicker oils are better at maintaining film strength and oil pressure at higher temperatures. Even if you didn’t drive your car during the winter, your old oil may already have 3,000 to 5,000 miles on it. It’s a great idea to have your oil changed, as you may have be ... read more

Why You Need an Inspection with Each Service

Why You Need an Inspection with Each Service

JB Import Auto performs a 57-point inspection any time you bring your import vehicle into our shop for service. Whether you are getting an oil change, brake update, or transmission repair, our technicians will examine every inch of your vehicle to make sure there are no additional problems. It is also a good idea to have your car inspected periodically, especially if you will be driving long distances. Here are some additional reasons you should have your car inspected periodically. Small Problems Lead to Big Problems Your import auto’s health is similar to your own. Small problems that are not addressed often lead to much bigger, more expensive problems. Just as you have an annual physical to maintain your own health, it is important to have routine inspections done on your import auto. The sooner problems are found and serviced, the less expensive and time consuming the repairs will be. Safety on the Road If you plan on going on a long road ... read more

Three Best Times for a Detailed Inspection of Your Import Vehicle

Three Best Times for a Detailed Inspection of Your Import Vehicle

JB Import Auto is proud to offer detailed digital inspections for all of your import vehicles. The digital inspection allows you to get real-time updates about the condition of your vehicle, instantly approve maintenance or repairs, and know exactly what to expect from future maintenance requirements. Getting these inspections is important for keeping your car healthy and on the road. Here are three times when you should be getting a detailed inspection of your import vehicle. On Purchase Unless you bought your import vehicle brand new, as soon as you purchase it, you should get a detailed digital inspection. Even if you are familiar with these vehicles and are fairly certain it is in good condition, there is no substitute for having a professional look over the vehicle and address any potential issues. This will also give you an idea of what maintenance or repairs will be required in the near future so that you can budget accordingly. At the Start of Winter ... read more

The Three Systems of Your Import Auto to Service before a Road Trip

The Three Systems of Your Import Auto to Service before a Road Trip

It is important to keep your import auto in good running condition at all times, but you want to be especially vigilant just before a road trip. While you have a mechanic you can trust here at home, you might be hard pressed to find one that deals with your specific import auto while you are on the road. To make sure that you are in good shape for your road trip, make sure you get your vehicle serviced for at least these three things before you go. Brake System You should make sure that your brakes are in good working condition and not likely to fail while you are gone. You should have a mechanic measure the depth left on brake pads, check the brake fluid, and make sure there are no leaks or other issues. Wheels, Axles, and Tires You want to make sure that your mechanic checks out your wheels, axles, tires, and all the parts that help your vehicle actually move. You should make sure that you have good tread depth left on your tires, that they are w ... read more

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