The Federal Environmental Protection Agency regulates the type of refrigerant you can use in your air conditioner. Your M.E. “Gene” Johnson Service technicians are current on EPA rules for properly removing & recycling of used refrigerant, protecting the environment while keeping you cool.
Car batteries do not last as long in our warm Texas climate. Cold starts put a greater demand on batteries, but heat is a bigger factor in the life of a car’s battery. We can test your car battery for how well it holds a charge and how much life it has left, and we will replace it if necessary.
Some vehicles have disc brakes on the front & drum brakes on the rear. If you are hearing unusual sounds when you brake or if your brake pedal is feeling mushy or too hard, to keep you safe, your M.E. “Gene” Johnson Service technicians will do a brake inspection for you.
If your “check engine” light has come on, our computer diagnostic service can quickly alert us to what is wrong with your car. All cars manufactured today contain at least one computer. It is in charge of monitoring engine emissions and adjusting the engine to keep emissions as low as possible. The computer receives information from a many different sensors, including:
Using the information from these sensors, the computer can control things like the fuel injectors, spark plugs and the idle speed to get the best performance possible from the engine while keeping emissions low. Depending on how expensive the car is, there can be all sorts of other computers. For example:
In other words, a modern luxury car is a rolling computer network. It is amazing how many embedded controllers a car can have.
Please note: If you take the battery out of your car to replace it, all of the computers lose power. Your radio, for example, may forget its preset stations.
Many malfunctions that occur in vehicles can be diagnosed as automotive electrical problems. The source of these problems is usually related to the electricity that is being generated by the battery or alternator. Sometimes the source of an electrical problem in a vehicle can be a broken electrical wire or a blown fuse. Another automotive electrical component that can cause car problems when it goes bad is the solenoid.
There are obviously many parts to your car’s engine & we want to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We will perform light engine repairs.
Your car’s ability to run at the proper temperature without overheating, is related to many things that can be in need of repair or replacement. Let us check for problems such as:
Don’t put off having your steering looked at because a failure of a critical component could cause loss of steering control! We can fix or replace the many parts that contribute to smooth steering & the front & rear suspension. Just a few of these are: