We offer a full-range of repair services, from brakes to major
COMPLETE IQ REPAIRS
COMPLETE BRAKE REPAIR
• Is your Brake Warning or ABS light on?
• Does your vehicle Squeak or grind when you depress the brake pedal?
• Is your brake fluid dark colored in the reservoir?
• Does your vehicle pull to one side or shudder when coming to a stop?
If so you probably need Brake system repairs. Here we have provided an in depth tutorial on
how your brake systems work and why they are so important to pay attention to.
The typical brake system consists of disk brakes in front and either disk or Drum Brakes in
the rear connected by a system of tubes and hoses that link the brake at each wheel to the
master cylinder. When you step on the brake pedal you are actually pushing against a plunger
in the master cylinder, which forces hydraulic oil (brake fluid) through a series of tubes and
hoses to the braking unit at each wheel. Since hydraulic fluid (or any fluid for that matter)
cannot be compressed, pushing fluid through a pipe is just like pushing a steel bar through
a pipe. Unlike a steel bar, however, fluid can be directed through many twists and turns on
its way to its destination, arriving with the exact same motion and pressure that it started with.
It is very important that the fluid is pure liquid and that there are no air bubbles in it. Air can
compress, which causes a sponginess to the pedal and severely reduced braking efficiency.
If air is suspected, then the system must be bled to remove the air. There are "bleeder screws"
at each wheel cylinder and caliper for this purpose.
Disc Brake Systems
On a disk brake system the fluid from the master cylinder is forced into a caliper where it
presses against a piston. The piston, in-turn, squeezes two brake pads against the disk rotor,
which is attached to the wheel, forcing it to slow down or stop. This process is similar to a
bicycle brake where two rubber pads rub against the wheel rim creating friction.
Drum Brake Systems
With drum brakes, fluid is forced into the wheel cylinder, which pushes the brake shoes out
so that the friction linings are pressed against the drum, which is attached to the wheel,
causing the wheel to stop. In either case, the friction surfaces of the pads on a disk brake
system, or the shoes on a drum brake convert the forward motion of the vehicle into heat.
Heat is what causes the friction surfaces (linings) of the pads and shoes to eventually wear
out and require replacement.
At IQ Auto Works we provide a multitude of
Brake repair services for your safety.
• Brake inspections (free)
• Brake pad replacement
• Brake rotor replacement or resurfacing
• Brake shoe replacement
• Brake drum replacement or resurfacing
• Brake fluid flush and bleed
• Brake caliper replacement and lubrication
• Brake line replacement
• Abs (anti-lock system) diagnostics and repairs
Brakes are the single most important safety system on
your vehicle and you want them to be working properly!
At IQ Auto Works our trained brake technicians have all
the knowledge and tools required to make sure your
vehicles braking system is Tip Top.
ENGINE REPAIR SERVICE
ENGINE SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Cylinder head gaskets
• Oil gaskets
• Water pumps
• Timing component replacement
• Valve cover gasket replacement
• Intake manifolds
• Custom engine work
• oil and oil filter change
• lubrication service
• spark plug replacement
• air filters
• fuel filters
• fuel pump
• crank case vent filters
• vapor canister filters
• pcv valves
• ignition wires
• ignition module
• engine sensors
• oxygen sensors
• coil packs
• distributor cap and rotor
Engine repair services can be very complicated. We are here to fix anything and everything.
Most of today's vehicles are computer controlled and
have on-board diagnostic systems for technicians to
pinpoint problems. We at IQ Auto Works have the
diagnostic computers and test equipment to diagnose
any engine problem. Our staff is highly trained and
has the experience to pinpoint issues accurately
leading to a confident repair.
• ball joints
• center links
• cv joints/boots
• cv axle half shafts
• idler arms/pitman arms
• rack and pinion units
• tie rod ends/sleeves
• shock absorbers
• sway bar links
• Universal joints and springs
When your vehicles Suspension or Steering system is
not operating at its best performance your ride comfort
and tires will suffer. Worn suspension and steering
components such as these listed below should be
replaced to keep your ride smooth and steering sharp.
At I.Q Auto Works we perform a full inspection of your
Suspension and Steering systems to ensure that your
vehicle is performing correctly and safely.
2 Types OF ENGINES
There are 2 types of engines you will hear about when the discussion of broken timing belts
arise, "Interference" and "Non-Interference". These terms refer to the relationship between
the pistons and valves when the camshaft and crankshaft are out of synchronization.
• Non-interference: When the timing belt breaks the valves and pistons will not come
into contact with one another and you can merely replace the belt and all should be OK
• Interference engine: This is another matter. If the belt breaks, the pistons will hit the
valves, bending them and causing major engine damage. At the very least the cylinder
head will need to be removed and the valves replaced, in extreme cases the piston
may be damaged and the engine may need replacement
In addition, because the timing belt is made from rubber and reinforced with fiber cords, it
naturally degrades over time. It should be replaced at scheduled intervals, which vary among
car manufacturers, but are usually every 60,000 to 90,000 miles.
In some cases, when the timing belt fails, the engine will simply stop running; replacing the
belt will fix the problem.
Driven by the crankshaft, the timing belt keeps internal
engine components in sync by causing valves to open
and close at the proper time.
In order to maintain the mechanical integrity the engine
needs to operate, engine components must be in
precise synchronization. If the timing belt is loose or
improperly adjusted, it may "jump time" (skipping a
tooth or more, usually on the cam gear). This results in
a loss of synchronization and engine performance.
ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM
What does it do?
The key parts of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and automatic transmission
and dissipate heat to the air outside. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine.
The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat is dissipated. The thermostat
regulates the coolant flow to keep it consistent for efficient engine operation.
Typical Wear and Tear Factors that affect the replacement of
cooling system parts include:
• Driving habits
• Operating conditions
• Type of vehicle
• Type of coolant
• Frequency of regular maintenance such as coolant changes
• required by your manufacturers specifications
• Sweet smell
• Repeatedly need to add fluid
All Vehicles use anti-freeze coolant to keep your engine at the correct operating temperature.
This anti-freeze unfortunately has a predetermined life before it becomes more harmful to
your cooling system in the form of corrosion and contaminants. At IQ Auto Works we use Anti
Freeze flushing equiptment to make sure that your system is flushed of all its debris and
corrosion caused by the break down of coolant. We also have the equipment and knowledge
to diagnose those unwanted coolant leaks and heater core problems.
Cooling components we replace or repair:
• coolant temp sensor
• heater core
• heater hoses
• fan belts
• radiator cap
• radiator fan/fan clutch
• radiator hoses
• serpentine belt
• water pump
What is it? The engine cooling system is designed to
dissipate heat from the internal moving components into
the air away from the engine. The cooling system is
comprised of many components that allow this heat
transfer and keeps your engine at a safe operating
TYPICAL WEAR AND TEAR FACTORS
What affects the replacement of
Air Conditioning & Heating parts:
• AC Compressor
• Hoses or Lines
• Expansion valves or orifice tubes
• We can also customize our own A/C hoses
What does it do? Air conditioning uses a three part
process to work: the compressor, condenser, and
evaporator - this 3 part process keeps the system
AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING
• Heater core replacement
• Heater hoses
• Blower motors
WHAT WE CAN FIX
• Computer/Electrical system
• Lights - both interior and exterior
• Wiring - inside and out
Your electrical system is a combination of the
charging, starting, computer, ignition, and lighting
systems. In addition, the alternator keeps the
battery charged. Working together, this system
supplies all of the electrical aspects of your vehicle.
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