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Installing a new starter on a Honda Pilot

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Is your car refusing to turn over?

It could mean that you need a new starter.

Other signs include a clicking sound when you try start a vehicle and a slight grinding sound.

Bolted into the transmission housing, the starter has a gear that turns the flywheel. The flywheel is responsible for turning the engine over.

A new starter was installed in a 2005 Honda Pilot.

First, the battery was tested. When the technician found that the battery was good, he checked the starter and found it wasn’t working properly.

To get to this component, the technician needed to remove the battery, the tray the battery sits on, and the wires connected to the starter.

A jump box was used to bench test the new and older starters. Through this process, he was able to compare their power.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Auto parts shortage: Why you shouldn’t wait to get work done on your car

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Some auto parts have been more difficult to find since the Coronavirus outbreak started.

For example, Goodyear was slowing its tire production, meaning that there could be a shortage on certain types of tires as the country gets moving again. You may be able to get a tire that fits your car, but it might not be the right speed rating or load rating.

Many of the parts we use are made by companies located in other countries. With countries around the world shut down, not as many people are working, which has cut down on the production for these products.

We recently needed a new computer for a Ford F150. Normally, we can receive one the next day. This time, there was one located in the United States, and it took five days for us to get it.

From what we’ve been told, the part stores and manufacturers have done a good job of tapping into each other’s resources to move products around. However, with the factories being closed or reduced production, we could see a drop off of supplies being produced.

While parts are still readily available, it’s probably a good idea to have something repaired that you’ve been putting off. If you wait a month or two, it may be more difficult to get it completed.

If you need work done on your vehicle, we have a scheduled pickup and delivery service

A few dropoff options are also available.

Anyone who doesn’t want to come into the building can bring their cars using our “After Hours” drop off slot. They can also give us a call at (703) 670-8005, and a staff member can meet them outside to get their keys and information.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Our new pickup and delivery service: How it works

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Do you need work done on your vehicle but don’t have time to bring it to the repair shop?

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge can help.

We have started a scheduled pickup and delivery service.

Here’s how it works.

Our staff will get all the information from you over the phone, schedule a time they can get your keys, and sign the ticket. 

We will take pictures of your vehicle for any damage we see and bring your vehicle to the shop to get serviced.

Before we perform any repairs, our staff will call you, provide you with an estimate, and go over our digital inspection with you. This will allow you to see exactly what they’re talking about from the comfort of your home.

Upon approval, we will repair your car. When we are finished repairing it, we will let you know and take payment over the phone. We will schedule a time we can return your vehicle to you and sign for delivery.

If your vehicle doesn’t start or is unsafe to drive, please let us know and we can arrange towing to our repair shop. Inclement weather conditions can affect pickup and delivery.

Customers interested in the service can simply call us at (703) 670-8005.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Pick up and delivery service available through Steve’s Auto Repair

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Due to concerns about the Coronavirus spreading, many people are working from home.

Schools across the region are also closing and some colleges are hosting classes online.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge is offering a pick up and delivery service within the local area, through scheduled appointments.

“We’ll arrange a time to actually pick up your vehicle, arrange a time to bring it back, take care of everything else in between,” Owner ST Billingsley said.

Our employees will also wipe down the steering wheel and turn signal.

Anyone interested in the service may call Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire at (703) 670-8005.

“Take it easy out there, we want everybody to be nice and healthy; please give us a call if we can help you out,” Billingsley said.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.

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Having the timing belt replacement done right can save you money

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When having work done on your vehicle, cutting corners can lead to costly mistakes.

The driver of a 2011 Volvo learned this after bringing his car into Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire.

They expressed concerns about a moaning or clunking sound the car made when traveling at 25 miles per hour. The sound would go away a little when the vehicle accelerated.

While working on the vehicle, the technician discovered that a couple of camshaft seals were leaking oil on the timing belt and serpentine belt.

Surrounding the pulleys, a timing belt makes sure that the timing of the crankshaft and camshaft is correct. 

The serpentine belt runs the power steering and the alternator.

Both belts and the camshaft seals needed to be replaced.

When installing a new timing belt, it’s important to replace the camshaft seals at the same time.

Some auto shops will choose to do the work for a cheaper price and won’t install new seals.

This can lead to massive oil leaks and disintegration parts. It also means that the customer needs to pay for new parts and have the work done all over again.

Cheap doesn’t always equal good. Doing the job right using good, high quality parts will save you in the long run by preventing you from doing the job over or breaking down on the side of the road.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.