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maintenance

From minor maintenance to major repairs, Mercenary Automotive is ready to serve your needs.

Full Service Lube, Oil, and Filter‎

All of our full service lube, oil, and filter packages include under hood fluid top off, tire pressure check and adjustment, and a Multi-Point Inspection to keep you on the road and aware of your vehicles needs.

Gasoline Engines

Conventional Oil  $28.99
5w30, 10w30, 5w20 (up to 5 quarts, additional quarts $4 each)

Synthetic Blend  $38.99
5w30, 10w30, 5w20 (up to 5 quarts, additional quarts $6 each)

Full Synthetic  $58.99
5w30,‎ 10w30, 5w20, 0w20 (up to 5 quarts, additional quarts $10 each)

Euro Full Synthetic  $89.99
15w40  (up to 6 quarts, additional quarts $15 each)

Diesel Engines

Conventional Oil  $99.99
10w30,‎ 15w40 (up to 12 quarts, additional quarts $6 each)

Synthetic Blend  $119.99
15w40 (up to 12 quarts, additional quarts $8 each)

Full Synthetic  $139.99
5w40 (up to 12 quarts, additional quarts $12 each)

Transmission and Drivetrain

Keep your drivetrain shifting smoothly

Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Service  $139.99
(up to 6 quarts, additional quarts $10 each)

Automatic Transmission Drain and Fill  $89.99
(up to 6 quarts, additional quarts $10 each)

Manual Transmission Fluid Change$  69.99
(up to 3 quarts, additional quarts $17 each)

Differential Fluid Change  $59.99
(up to 2 quarts, additional quarts $15 each)

Transfer Case Fluid Change  $49.99
(up to 3 quarts, additional quarts $10 each)

Preventative Maintenance

Keep your vehicle operating properly

Cooling System Service  $99.99
(up to 1 gallon, additional quarts $4 each)

Cooling System Flush  $159.99
(up to 2 gallons, additional quarts $4 each)

A/C Service starting at $139.99
(based on 1.5 lbs of refrigerant and 2 oz oil)

Power Steering Fluid Flush  $99.99
(up‎ to 2 quarts)

Brake Fluid Flush  $69.99
(up to 2 pints)

Clean and Adjust Drum Brakes  $44.50
(most vehicles)

Tire Rotation  $14.25

Tune Ups

Keep your engine running up to it’s peak performance

Spark Plugs
(most vehicles, extra cost for double platinum or iridium spark plugs, or if intake manifold requires removal)

4 – cylinder  $69.99

6 – cylinder  $104.99

8 – cylinder  $139.99

Fuel System Service  $119.99
Cleans the entire fuel system, to include the fuel tank, and removes carbon from the fuel rail and throttle body.

Fuel Filter  $79.99
(most‎ vehicles)

Diagnosis‎

General Diagnosis starting at $39.99*
A/C Diagnosis starting at $59.99*
Engine & Drivetrain Diagnosis starting at $79.99*
Emissions Diagnosis starting at $99.99*
Electrical Diagnosis starting at $119.99*

 Shop Labor Rate $95 / hour

*There will be no charge for the diagnosis if work is done by our shop.

How do you know if your vehicle needs an oil change?

Changing your oil on a regular basis is the single most important thing you can do in order to help your vehicle last longer. We all know most engines will not run without fuel, so it is safe to say that oil is the life blood of your vehicle’s engine.  Not only is oil needed to prevent friction and wear of internal metal components in the engine, but it also cleans metal surfaces, neutralizes acids to prevent corrosion, keeps particles and impurities from damaging the engine, and even dissipates heat.

Most advertisers tell you to change your oil every 3,000 miles, yet some shops tell you between 5,000 and 7,000 miles, and still others tell you to follow the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual, all of which are valid answers.  We use to check our engine oil level and condition at every fuel stop, but nowadays, we rarely stop to think about checking the oil.  To top it off, many people don’t even know where the dipstick is located.

Dark oil, by itself, is not a sign that the oil needs to be changed.  What you want to pay attention to is whether it becomes unusually dark and thicker than normal.  Oil usually goes in as a light amber or honey color and can quickly darken when it is inside the engine.  It happens all the time and it doesn’t mean the oil needs to be changed.

Dark oil, by itself, is not a sign that the oil needs to be changed.  What you want to pay attention to is whether it becomes unusually dark and thicker than normal.  Oil usually goes in as a light amber or honey color and can quickly darken when it is inside the engine.  It happens all the time and it doesn’t mean the oil needs to be changed.

Different vehicles have different oil change intervals and most of them today have maintenance reminders that tell us when an oil change should be completed.  Unfortunately, these reminders are mostly computed with formulas based solely on time and mileage and do not take into consideration level or condition.

If you’ve waited so long for an oil change that warning lights are on; to include oil pressure ,oil level, or the scariest of all, the check engine light, you not only probably need to get your oil changed, you should also get your engine checked ASAP.

Ticking or knocking noises from the engine may indicate a low oil level or the wrong oil viscosity.  Unfortunately, by the time things get to this point, extensive damage may have already been done.  This means that instead of getting a simple oil change, you may need a major repair.

Your vehicle is depending on you to pay attention to how it is running.  Instead of waiting for warning signs that your vehicle may need a major repair, keep track of when your oil changes are due by using a log in a notebook or on your smartphone.

James Busby, 
Owner
Mercenary Automotive

 

 

 

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