Vehicles, like machines, break down over time. When it comes to avoiding potentially expensive automotive repairs, preventive maintenance is probably the single thing you should do as a car owner. Our professional technicians are trained on preventative maintenance measures, services and everything in between.
Engine oil is an oil used for lubrication of your engines. The main function is to reduce wear on moving parts; it also cleans, inhibits corrosion, improves sealing, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from moving parts. However, oil eventually starts to turn into jelly. Petroleum jelly. Sludge clogs up oil passage and keeps oil from getting to some areas of the engine, causing parts to wear out prematurely. And that means expensive engine repairs. Which is why you need to change the oil and oil filter on schedule – to get the old oil out before it turns to sludge. Your manufacturer will have a recommendation for how many miles you can go between oil changes. They also usually have a number of months between recommended oil changes. That’s because the detergents and other additives in the oil break down over time.
At Swee Hing, we use top of the name brands to keep your engine lubricated. Whether your vehicle has a gasoline or diesel engine, or whether you prefer fully synthetic, synthetic blend or conventional lubricants, we have the best products to suit your needs.
A vehicle battery is what powers the vehicle’s electrical system. It is used to start the engine, providing the power for ignition, electrical lighting, power window, radio, air-conditioning, and other car accessories. Regular vehicle battery maintenance or a battery replacement from Swee Hing helps prolong your vehicle battery life, keeping all these components working.
From drum brakes to disc brakes, calipers and rotors, to shoes and pads, the highly trained technicians at Swee Hing know your brake system and can perform brake inspections and brake pad replacements on almost every make and model. This includes models equipped with ABS, otherwise known as an Anti-Lock Braking System.
Wiper blades and headlights
Over time, rubber elements in your windshield wiper blades break down due to oxidation and damage from the sun, becoming stiff and brittle. They also wear out from rubbing back and forth across the glass surface. Eventually, worn windshield wipers leave streaks and blurry spots, affecting your ability to see the road ahead. Our technicians will help you check the conditions of your wiper blades and recommend if they need to be replaced or otherwise.
Fuel system cleaning
When you’re driving down the road and notice your vehicle running sluggishly or lacking acceleration, it might be time for a fuel system cleaning. A clogged fuel system or fuel filter can rob your vehicle of fuel efficiency and performance. Swee Hing technicians have the tools, materials and training to clean your fuel system of performance-robbing deposits and replace your old fuel filter when replacement is called for.
Automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cools and cleans internal transmission parts. Additives in the fluid can deplete over time and many manufacturers recommend that it be replaced periodically. Manual transmissions also contain fluid to lubricate the gears. The trained technicians at Swee Hing can help you with a Transmission Fluid Change. Whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, we’ll change your old transmission fluid for new fluid and get you back on the road in no time at all.
Engine cooling system
Does your engine run hotter than normal just after starting it? Does the temperature slowly creep higher and higher as you drive down the road? Do you detect an odor that’s a little like boiling maple syrup or see green or orange fluid pooling beneath your vehicle? If you do, it’s time to visit the highly trained technicians at Swee Hing.
A properly functioning cooling system circulates antifreeze/coolant through the engine and radiator, helping reduce heat levels produced by your vehicle’s engine. When your vehicle’s cooling system isn’t functioning properly, the temperature of your engine can get hot enough to damage itself. Heads can warp. Gaskets can blow. Your engine can fail. And all of those can be costly repairs. Getting an inspection and antifreeze/coolant flush and fill can save you a lot of money and time spent on the side of the road.