AUTO MAINTENANCE & REPAIR     727-798-5131

CALIBEY PERFOMANCE AUTO REPAIR

     Preventive Maintenance Services

Bring your car to Calibey Performance. for maintenance services, you
can prevent car problems and keep your vehicle on the road!

Maintenance services are:

  • Tire RotationOil ChagesBrakes
  • Tune Ups
  • Fuel Injection Cleaning
  • Transmission Flush
  • Battery Replacement
  • Cooling Systems Flush
  • Hoses
  • Thermostats
  • Radiator Caps
  • Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
  • Trailer Hitch Installation
  • Belt Replacement
  • Fuel Economy 


Why is it important to Maintain your car?

It is very important to maintain your car's in order to ensure good running condition and to maximize the life of your car. Below is a list of auto maintenance services and explanations of what each service entails and why it is necessary for your car. For more specific maintenance question's check your cars owner's manual.


Oil and Lube Service / Filter Changes

Your car's engine has hundreds of moving parts in it. These parts cause friction when they rub against each other and the friction, in turn, causes massive amounts of heat in your engine. To protect against all of this friction and heat, we introduce lubricating oil into the engine. The oil has two jobs in the engine. One is to reduce the amount of friction by putting a layer of oil between the moving parts and the other is to help cool the parts of the engine as it circulates through. If there were no oil in your engine, the moving parts would create so much heat that they would eventually melt together causing the engine
to lock up. Once those engine parts melt together, there is no getting them apart. So we can all agree that the oil in your engine is very important.

How often should you change the oil? Most mechanics recommend that you get an oil change every 3000 miles for maximum engine protection. Check your vehicle's owner's manual for the recommendations for your specific vehicle.


Tune Up

A tune-up is the process of checking, adjusting all of the systems in your car that contribute to the efficient combustion of fuel.A Tune up can improve your fuel economy by 5 to 11%. A too rich fuel to air mixture will lower fuel efficiency. A too lean fuel to air mixture can cause misfiring or engine damage. Spark plug timing must be set to specifications. Clean and properly adjusted points will produce fuel efficient firing.
One spark plug misfiring half of the time reduces fuel economy by 7% and two can reduce it by 20%. Too high an idle speed wastes gas.
Fuel Injection Cleaning In a fuel injection system, the fuel is sprayed through the fuel
injection nozzle into the combustion chamber.  For good combustion,
the injectors must produce a fine cone-shaped mist of fuel vapor. 
Wear or deposits in the nozzle can create "streamers" of liquid fuel
that vaporize and burn poorly. This, in turn, can cause hesitation, emissions and performance problems. Fuel injection cleaning removes deposits from the fuel injection nozzle and clears the way for that fine mist of fuel to come through. Fuel injection cleaning will help increase performance, eliminate hesitation, improve gas mileage and lower exhaust emissions.


Transmission Flush

Like the oil in your vehicle, the transmission fluid in your transmission can become     contaminated with dirt, dust and debris.  As the transmission fluid ages, viscosity breaks down and contaminants build up, leaving your vehicle's transmission vulnerable to breakdowns. A complete Transmission flush replaces all the fluid in the transmission and gives long term protection and reliability.


Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement

Do you need new windshield wiper blades?  Look for these signs. Good Windshield Wiper function is vital to maintaining your driving safety. Worn windshield wipers scratch your windshield! A good rule of thumb is to replace your windshield wiper blades every six months.


Check & Replace Air Filters Regularly

You can improve your car's gas mileage by replacing a clogged air filter. Your vehicle's air filter keeps impurities from damaging the inside of your engine.  Not only will replacing a dirty air filter save gas, it will protect your engine.

Keep Tires Properly Inflated

You can improve your gas mileage by around 4.3 per cent by keeping your tires     inflated.  Under-inflated tires can lower gas mileage by 0.4 per cent for every 1 psi drop in pressure of all four tires. Tires will last longer.

Use the recommended Grade of Motor Oil

You can improve your gas mileage by 1 - 2 per cent 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 per cent. Using 5W-30 in an engine designed for 5W-20 can lower your gas mileage by 1-1.5 per cent.