We service bus and van fleets

 

AVALON AUTOMOTIVE AUTO RESOURCES

Why Preventive Maintenance?

A properly maintained vehicle will be more dependable, safer, last longer, and maintain its value. It will save you money on expensive component replacement such as (engines and transmissions), provide better fuel economy and help the environment by reducing emissions.

Is this a value for you?

  • A more dependable vehicle
  • Helps eliminate costly breakdowns
  • A safer vehicle for you and your family
  • Maintains your manufacturer’s warranty
  • Ten years of reliable transportation saves you money
  • 200,000 miles of transportation, with a new car feel

Complete Computerized Engine Analysis

Why a Complete Computerized Engine Analysis is worth every penny! In 1970, the average car had only $25.00 worth of electronics. By 1981 the average car electronics had risen to over $1,000.90 per car and by 1996 to over $1,500.00 per car and still rising. Today vehicle’s computers operate everything from air conditioning, radios, air bags, alarm systems, anti-lock braking systems, traction control, ride control, cruise control, electronic digital and analog instrument panels, automatic transmissions, and last but not least, emission and engine controls. Too many people have tried to take advantage of the system.

The major manufacturers have reported that as high as 80% of all computers returned for repair were found to be alright! For this reason, a complete computerized engine analysis can save you money by correctly diagnosing your vehicle’s problems the first time! It is even more important to choose a shop that has experienced ASE Certified Master Technicians, the latest computerized diagnostic equipment and a computerized information system.

Air Conditioning Service – Recommended yearly

Your air conditioning should be checked for proper operation and Freon charge at least once a year. Freon is very hard to contain in an automotive system. R12 and R134 systems operate in the same manner. R134 has lighter gas compounds and is more sensitive to leakage. The seals, oils, components and connections are designed specifically for the 134 system. R12 systems are no longer being manufactured. Air conditioning compressors operate at different speeds due to engine RPM.

Brake System Flush – Recommended every two years or every 30,000 miles

This service helps maintain brake system function by removing harmful moisture. Moisture reduces brake fluid’s ability to absorb heat by lowering the fluid’s boiling point. Moisture also collects in the lower points of the hydraulic system causing rust and sludge to form. These conditions, left uncorrected, cause brake fade, pitting of caliper pistons, wheel cylinder and master cylinder bores which leads to brake fluid leakage, contamination of friction material or in extreme cases loss of braking completely.

Power Steering Flush- Recommended every two years or every 30,000 miles

Most people at one time or another have encountered a power steering problem with a power steering pump, hoses, gearbox or rack and pinion. Failures could be anything from noise, leaks or stiffness when first starting the car. Power steering fluid is designed for power steering systems, different manufacturers sometimes require different fluids. Power steering fluid turns dark because of heat created by the high pressure within the power steering system.

Power steering will become very hot under load and start to breakdown causing electrochemical degradation. Once this process starts your power steering pump and rack and pinion begin to clog with sludge and varnish deposits. The sludge and varnish can cause stiffness, leaks or complete system failures. A power steering fluid flush service safely removes varnish and/or sludge deposits and cleans all internal power steering components, including the power steering hoses, power steering pump, rack and pinion and or gear box.

 
 

LOCATION

5820 Washington Blvd
Elkridge, MD 21075


BUSINESS HOURS

Monday-Friday 8 am to 5 pm,
Saturday 8am til 12:00 pm
24 Hour Towing Service
FREE Shuttle Service to/from BWI

PHONE

410-796-2700
Fax: 410-796-3041

ASE CERTIFIED

Auto Services Offered: Lube and Oil Change, 24 Towing/Roadside Assistance, Free Shuttle to/from BWI, Tires, Preventive Maintenance, Engine: Diagnostics & Performance, Brakes, Electrical & Electronic Systems, Exhaust Systems, Transmission, Diesel Engine Systems, Belts & Hoses, Batteries, Heating & Air Conditioning, Cooling System, Collision Repair, Wheels Alignment, Wheels

Cities Served: Elkridge, MD; Linthicum Heights, MD; Arbutus, MD; Catonsville, MD; Ellicot City, MD; Baltimore, MD