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We offer a full-range of repair services, from brakes to major
engine work.



timing belt




engine cooling




Air conditioning

& Heating




Repairs  |  Maintenance  |  By Make/Model


Brake Time?


• 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.


Brake Systems

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.





• 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

• emissions

• 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.




Suspension and

Steering services

we offer:


• ball joints

• bushings

• center links

• cv joints/boots

• cv axle half shafts

• idler arms/pitman arms

• rack and pinion units

• tie rod ends/sleeves

• shock absorbers

• struts/cartridges

• 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.





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.




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




• Overheating

• Sweet smell

• Leaks

• 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:


• anti-freeze

• coolant temp sensor

• heater core

• heater hoses

• fan belts

• radiator cap

• radiator fan/fan clutch

• radiator hoses

• serpentine belt

• Thermostat

• 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




What affects the replacement of

Air Conditioning & Heating parts:


Air Conditioning:


• AC Compressor

• Condenser

• Hoses or Lines

• Accumulator

• Filters

• 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

running smoothly.





• Heater core replacement

• Heater hoses

• Blower motors



• Computer/Electrical system

• Alternator

• Battery

• Ignition

• Lights - both interior and exterior

• Dashboard

• 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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