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Car Care: Auto Maintenance Services

Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. in Smithfield, NC 27577 is a full-service preventative maintenance and auto repair center, providing comprehensive car care services for your domestic or import vehicle to keep it running at full power. For questions, contact us at 919-934-2694 or send us an email, and our experts will help determine what needs to be done.

Our basic auto maintenance services include:

    Factory Recommended Service/Maintenance
    Automotive and auto parts come with a factory recommended service and maintenance schedule. The manufacturer will tell you how often to service or replace an auto part. At Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc., we offer factory recommended service/maintenance. Our highly skilled auto mechanics offer comprehensive knowledge and experience. At Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc., all your factory recommended service/maintenance needs are handled with the latest diagnostic equipment. Remember, we work on all American and imported vehicles (either diesel or gas engines).

    30/60/90K Mileage Maintenance
    As time goes by, various auto repair and maintenance needs come up at different intervals. Most manufacturers recommend car maintenance in intervals of 30,000 miles. This is the 30/60/90K mile schedule (issued by the manufacturers to car owners). Trust the experts at Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. to keep you on schedule, and help you preserve the condition of the vehicle, optimize its performance, and increase its resale value. The 30/60/90K service includes the following:

    • Fluid replacements
    • Oil and Filter changes
    • Tire rotation, spin balance, and pressure adjustments
    • Inspection of parts and systems - gears, tires, brake pads, belts, hoses, etc.
    • With higher mileage: spark plugs, belts, timing belts when applicable

  • Ignition
  • Ignition Wires & Cables
  • Hoses
    Hoses transfer coolant and antifreeze throughout the engine's cooling system (including the radiator). Sooner or later, your vehicle's hoses will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. for all your vehicle's repair needs.

    You not only have to get the hoses replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the hoses replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. today. The mechanics at Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. will thoroughly inspect your car's hoses; replace all worn hoses; and adjust the installed hoses.

  • Oil, Lube, and Filter
  • Belts
    A fan belt, also known as a drive belt, is a belt connecting your car's engine to the front mounted accessories. The fan belt rotates the water pump and engine fan, which maintains a cool environment for the engine and its components. Sooner or later, your vehicle's fan belts will dry out and crack. When you are ready for a replacement you can count on Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. for all your vehicle's repair needs.

    You not only have to get the belts replaced with quality ones but you should have the work done by experts. To have the belts replaced by auto cooling and heating experts - and get your car driving right - visit Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. today. The mechanics at Performance Tire & Auto Repair Center Inc. will thoroughly inspect your car's belts; replace all worn belts; and adjust the installed belts.

  • Full Synthetic & Conventional Oil Changes
  • Spark Plugs
  • Fuel Injection

    The fuel injector, a valve, is an extremely important part of an automobile. The fuel injector increases gas mileage and decreases air pollution by continually changing the amount of gasoline that is mixing with oxygen and being pushed to the engine.

    When the fuel injector needs maintenance your car can start having the following symptoms:

    • the power to the engine is inconsistent
    • the gas milage has decreased
    • the automobile is idling unevenly
    • fuel scent
    • the engine misfires

    Our automotive service experts can diagnose and fix most problems including these most common issues:

    • Dirty or clogged fuel injector-Fuel additives or microscopic foreign objects that result in an inability to supply gas to the intake manifold or creates a weak spray of gasoline to the engine.
    • The valve fails to open or close-A faulty part such as a wire or spring, rust, or fuel additives create blockages or buildup that prevent the valve from opening or closing.
    • Leaking-When other parts fail the fuel injector can overheat and stop working.

    Distributorless Ignition

    The distributorless ignition system (DIS) is a reliable ignition system that eliminates many maintenance issues increasing the intervals between maintenance. The DIS design is unique, instead of a main coil within the engine control unit it has a coil directly attached to each spark plug. These small coils create substantial advantages by controlling the precise spark timing needed to power a car efficiently.

    To determine if you need a mechanic and understand what we provide for a DIS please read the following:

    I have a distributorless ignition. Does that mean I don't need regular maintenance?

    Our goal is to keep your engine running at peak performance by completing preventative maintenance. The DIS needs fewer maintenance check ups because it does not have a distributor cap or rotor that needs maintenance, but spark plugs can deteriorate, coils weaken, and sensor problems can arise. These issues, along with a worn out PCV valve, or a dirty or damaged fuel filter or air filter, can hinder your engine's peak performance.

    My cars engine isn't running at peak performance. Is it the distributorless ignition?

    Though a DIS is reliable, a failure can occur. If the engine cranks but refuses to start or a cylinder is missing or misfiring there could be a problem with the DIS. Checking the coil is essential to the drivability of your vehicle. If a coil is dead or weak only one or two cylinders in the engine can function at peak performance.

    A diagnostic of the DIS module and crankshaft sensor circuit is an important part of our services. When the engine is cranked, but there is an indication of low voltage to the coil pack, there is a problem in the crankshaft sensor circuit. The crankshaft position sensors generally have three terminals, the current feed, one for the ground and an output signal. If these three terminals are not working in tandem there will be no signal, letting us know the sensor has failed.

    Other performance problems, such as lack of power, elevated emissions, or poor fuel economy may be a maintenance issue outside of the DIS. When these issues present themselves we complete an elimination check that starts with the individual coils to guarantee their resistance is within specifications. If the coils prove to be acceptable we proceed to the electronic spark control circuit, it may be receiving bad information from another sensor within the engine.

    Whether it's preventative maintenance or a performance issue we will complete a thorough diagnostic test of the DIS, the individual parts, or the surrounding area to ensure your car is operating at peak performance.

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Testimonials

  • They do a very thorough check of my car at each oil change to make sure there isnt any issues that I should be concerned about. It does take a little longer to check it over instead of just changing the oil and filter, but my peace of mind in knowing whats going on with my car is worth a few more minutes of my day. If there is a "list" of things my car needs they will let me know if any are safety related or if there maintenance related. I would rather know whats wrong rather than drive around thinking everything is fine when its not. Love the shop and the people. Highly recommend!
    -Anonymous

  • We brought our car here as a referral from another customer who had a good experience. The staff was excellent and went above and beyond to make sure the issue with our car was corrected. They did give us a list of other things that needed to be corrected with our car, which we found was very helpful. We were able to plan what repairs were needed and when to get them done. Never once did they try to push or sell us services. We are thankful for honest mechanics.
    -Brenda C.

  • Helped me out tremendously when everyone else was closed for a holiday weekend! Really great customer service and super fast to get me back on the road! Scott, Dave and Jason are the best! Highly recommend! Thank you!
    -Rebecca M.