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2012 Volkswagen Eos

2020-12-04T23:00:28+00:00

Volkswagen Eos

Mileage
142,669
Service Date
11/13/2020
Services Performed
  • -AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE UPPER HEATER HOSE, PUT THE SYSTEM UNDER VACUUM AGAIN. -AFTER SITTING UNDER VACUUM FOR 30 MINUTES, THERE WAS NO LOSS IN VACUUM. -FILLED COOLING SYSTEM AND TEST DROVE VEHICLE . THERE ARE NO MORE LEAKS SEEN AT THIS TIME
  • -AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE WATER PIPE, PUT THE COOLING SYSTEM UNDER VACUUM. IT WAS LOSING ABOUT 1 inHg OF VACUUM ABOUT EVERY 10 MINUTES WHICH MEANS THERE IS STILL A VERY SMALL LEAK SOMEWHERE. -INSPECTED THE ENTIRE COOLING SYSTEM AGAIN FOR ANY SIGNS OF OTHER LEAKS AND FOUND A SMALL AMOUNT OF DRIED COOLANT AROUND ONE OF THE HEATER CORE LINES AT THE PLASTIC QUICK DISCONNECT. -GRABBED ONTO THE HOSE TO VERIFY THAT THE QUICK CONNECT WAS SEATED COMPLETELY, AND WHILE PUSHING ON IT, THE NIPPLE COMING OFF THE TOP OF THE QUICK CONNECT FELL OFF (IT WASN'T EVEN WHERE I WAS HOLDING THE HOSE) *RECOMMEND REPLACING BOTH HEATER HOSES WITH COUPLERS
  • IF ANY OTHER COOLANT LEAK RETURNS, RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF ALL OTHER COOLANT / HEATER HOSES
  • -INSPECTED PREVIOUS REPAIRS. NO ISSUES SEEN WITH ANY OF THOSE -FOUND COOLANT RUNNING DOWN THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE AND DOWN THE LOWER RADIATOR HOSE. -CLEANED OFF COOLANT AND REMOVED THE INTAKE CHARGE PIPE TO BE ABLE TO GAIN VISIBILITY TO THE AREA. -PRESSURE TESTED THE COOLING SYSTEM. -IT APPEARS THAT THE LEAK IS COMING FROM WHERE ONE OF THE PLASTIC COOLANT PIPES BOLTS TO THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE. -ITS ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THERE IS SOME COOLANT SEEPAGE FROM THE UPPER AND LOWER RADIATOR HOSES WHERE THEY CONNECT AT THE ENGINE (QUICK CONNECTS), BUT CAN'T BE SURE SINCE THE COOLANT LEAK FROM THE PLASTIC CROSSOVER PIPE IS RUNNING DOWN ONTO THEM AS WELL *RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF THE PLASTIC CROSSOVER HOSE THAT IS BELOW THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THAT BOLTS TO THE ENGINE AND Y`S OF TO THE REAR OF THE ENGINE AND THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE, CLEANING OFF COOLANT, AND PRESSURE TESTING THE COOLANT SYSTEM AGAIN TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY MORE LEAKS FROM PARTS THAT ARE BELOW THE CURRENT KNOWN LEAK.
 
RAMONA M. gave our service a 5 star review on 12/3/2020
2012 Volkswagen Eos 2020-12-04T23:00:28+00:00

2014 Toyota Prius

2020-10-14T22:01:56+00:00

Toyota Prius

Mileage
36,579
Service Date
10/12/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON DOOR JAM
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • REPLACED WIPERS UNDER WARRANTY AND CLEANED WINDSHIELD. WIPERS ARE WORKING NORMAL AT THIS TIME
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
BARB G. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/13/2020
2014 Toyota Prius 2020-10-14T22:01:56+00:00

2013 Ford Escape

2020-10-14T22:00:24+00:00

Ford Escape

Mileage
87,283
Service Date
9/25/2020
Services Performed
  • AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID – Drain & Refill – All Applicable Models
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON TIRE.
  • COMPLEMENTARY TIRE ROTATION DUE TO HAVING TIRES OFF FOR BRAKE INSPECTION
  • CUSTOMER HAD VEHICLE IN MANUAL SHIFTING AND DID NOT REALIZE THAT AND DROVE 15 PLUS MILES ON FREEWAY AND WHEN PUT BACK TO AUTOMATIC SHIFT VEHICLE HAS A GRINDING NOISE ONLY WHEN APPLYING BRAKES
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • NOTE FROM CUSTOMER : WAS MAKING GRINDING SOUND WHEN BRAKES WERE APPLIED BUT IT STOPPED DOING THAT ON THE WAY HERE. ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. PLEASE JUST CHECK OVER THE CAR AND SEE WHAT IT NEEDS.
  • PULLED CODES: P0234- TURBO/SUPERCHARGER A OVER BOOST CONDITION P1299- CYLINDER HEAD OVER TEMPERATURE PROTECTION ACTIVE P2560- ENGINE COOLANT LEVEL LOW UPON INITIAL TEST DRIVE VEHICLE DROVE NORMAL BESIDE HAVING HIGH SHIFT POINTS IN THE TRANSMISSION (WAS SHIFTING AROUND 4500-5000 RPMS). UPON VISUAL INSPECTION DIDN'T FIND ANY DAMAGE OR ABNORMAL WEAR IN ENGINE COMPARTMENT BUT FOUND TRANSMISSION FLUID BLACK, ENGINE OIL WAS DARK IN COLOR AND COOLANT LEVEL WAS SLIGHTLY LOW BUT STILL HAD COOLANT IN RESERVOIR(TOPPED OFF COOLANT). STARTED WITH AN OIL CHANGE AND REPLACING FRONT BRAKES(GONE METAL TO METAL). AFTER REPAIRS CLEARED CODES AND TEST DROVE AGAIN (10 MILES), ENGINE SOUNDS STRONG AND HEALTHY, TRANSMISSION STILL HAS HIGH SHIFTING POINTS BUT NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS RETURNED. RECOMMEND PERFORMING TRANSMISSION SERVICE AND RETEST DRIVE. AFTER TRANSMISSION SERVICE, DROVE VEHICLE 20 MILES. SHIFTING POINTS HAD RETURNED TO NORMAL AND CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS NOT COME BACK ON. VEHICLE IS RUNNING FINE NOW, DUE TO THE FACT CUSTOMER HAD DRIVEN VEHICLE ON FREEWAY IN FIRST GEAR FOR SOME TIME THE VEHICLE WAS DRIVEN UNDER EXTREME SITUATION THAT HAD CAUSED A SLIGHT OVER HEATING CONDITION. DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE CAUSED ANY PERMANENT DAMAGE JUST WORE FLUIDS DOWN QUICKER THAN UNDER NORMAL CONDITIONS.
  • Replace front brake pad linings and front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Road test vehicle.
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL.
  • THIS HAPPENED BACK IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
LISA B. gave our service a 5 star review on 10/13/2020
2013 Ford Escape 2020-10-14T22:00:24+00:00

2005 Toyota Corolla

2020-09-29T22:00:48+00:00

Toyota Corolla

Mileage
71,939
Service Date
9/23/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON TIRE.
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL.
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
VIRGINIA G. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2020
2005 Toyota Corolla 2020-09-29T22:00:48+00:00

2016 Ford Explorer

2020-09-29T22:00:37+00:00

Ford Explorer

Mileage
93,091
Service Date
9/17/2020
Services Performed
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON TIRE.
  • CLEAN AND REMOVE DEPOSITS IN THE FUEL AND AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM THAT CONTRIBUTE TO DRIVEABLILITY PROBLEMS SUCH AS HESITATION, SURGE, STALL, HARD STARTING, ROUGH IDLE AND LOSS OF POWER.
  • COOLING SYSTEM – Reverse Clean & Flush – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include R&R hoses and thermostat.]
  • CUSTOMER REQUEST : REPLACE WATER PUMP
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL.
  • SPARK PLUGS – Remove & Replace – V6,Normally Aspirated
  • WATER PUMP – Remove & Replace – V6,Normally Aspirated – [Includes: R&I Camshaft Drive Chain.]
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
ERICK B. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/28/2020
2016 Ford Explorer 2020-09-29T22:00:37+00:00

2015 Mazda 6

2020-09-11T22:01:07+00:00

Mazda 6

Mileage
76,597
Service Date
9/8/2020
Services Performed
  • BATTERY SERVICE PULL OFF CABLE TERMINAL ENDS AND CLEAN BATTERY POSTS
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON DOOR JAM
  • CONTROL ARM – Remove & Replace – Lower,Both – [DOES NOT include alignment.]
  • DRIVE BELT TENSIONER – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE ENGINE AIR FILTER
  • Replace rear brake pad linings and machine rear brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Road test vehicle.
  • Road test vehicle. Check all suspension and steering parts for wear. Check tire pressure and condition. Check riding height. Check alignment of all four wheels. Adjust caster, camber, toe-in, and thrust angle as needed on all four wheels. Center steering wheel
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL
  • TIRE ROTATION
  • -WAS ABLE TO DUPLICATE THE CUSTOMERS CONCERN -FOUND THAT UNDER A CERTAIN LOAD, THE SERPENTINE BELT STARTS TO SLIP AND THE TENSIONER STARTS TO CHATTER. *RECOMMEND STARTING WITH REPLACE,ENT OF THE SERPENTINE BELT AND TENSIONER. **RECOMMEND REPLACING THE WATER PUMP BELT (IS A STRETCH BELT) AT THE SAME TIME DUE TO IT BEING DRY AND DISCOLORED, AND HAVING ACCESS (SERPENTINE BELT HAS TO BE REMOVED TO REMOVE THE WATER PUMP BELT)
  • WATER PUMP DRIVE BELT – Remove & Replace – All Applicable Models – [Includes: R&I Air Conditioning Drive Belt.]
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
RICK S. gave our service a 5 star review on 9/10/2020
2015 Mazda 6 2020-09-11T22:01:07+00:00

2007 Chevrolet Tahoe

2020-08-29T22:01:39+00:00

Chevrolet Tahoe

Mileage
185,624
Service Date
8/27/2020
Services Performed
  • CHECK AND ADJUST TIRE PRESSURE TO RECOMMENDED SPECIFICATIONS ON TIRE.
  • COOLING SYSTEM – Reverse Clean & Flush – All Applicable Models – [DOES NOT include R&R hoses and thermostat.]
  • CUSTOMER ADDED OIL INTO THE COOLING SYSTEM -ADVISE
  • CUSTOMER NOTE : ENGINE COMPARTMENT STAYS WARM FOR A VERY LONG TIME AFTER VEHICLE IS PARKED IN THE GARAGE
  • LUBRICATE AND CHECK CHASSIS. CHANGE OIL AND OIL FILTER. CHECK ENGINE AIR FILTER, BREATHER FILTER, AND CABIN AIR FILTER. CHECK ALL FLUID LEVELS AND TOP OFF AS NECESSARY. PERFORM BASIC SAFETY INSPECTION
  • SAVI RANCH AUTOMOTIVE OIL CHANGE SPECIAL.
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
KENT B. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/28/2020
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 2020-08-29T22:01:39+00:00

2013 Honda Civic

2020-08-28T22:01:39+00:00

Honda Civic

Mileage
50,975
Service Date
8/26/2020
Services Performed
  • BRAKE INSPECTION: CUSTOMER NOTED VEHICLE HAS SHAKE AT HIGHWAY SPEED BRAKING INSPECT AND ADVISE
  • CLEAN AND ADJUST REAR DRUM BRAKES. LUBRICATE NECESSARY MOVING PARTS.
  • Replace front brake pad linings and front brake disc rotors. Clean and lubricate brake calipers and slide mechanisms. Road test vehicle.
 
MERCEDES C. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2020
2013 Honda Civic 2020-08-28T22:01:39+00:00

2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2020-08-28T22:01:17+00:00

Cadillac Escalade ESV

Mileage
42,631
Service Date
8/25/2020
Services Performed
  • Road test vehicle. Check all suspension and steering parts for wear. Check tire pressure and condition. Check riding height. Check alignment of all four wheels. Adjust caster, camber, toe-in, and thrust angle as needed on all four wheels. Center steering wheel
 
PARAND J. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/27/2020
2017 Cadillac Escalade ESV 2020-08-28T22:01:17+00:00

2015 Ford Explorer

2020-08-22T22:01:52+00:00

Ford Explorer

Mileage
68,500
Service Date
8/20/2020
Services Performed
  • *AFTER REPLACEMENT OF THE AIR DISTRIBUTION DOOR ACTUATOR, FLOOR AND DEFROST FUNCTIONS HAVE BEEN RESTORED
  • -A/C NOT BLOWING COLD. -FOUND SYSTEM LOW ON REFRIGERANT -INSPECTED FOR LEAKS AND FOUNT THE LINE FROM THE COMPRESSOR TO THE CONDENSER LEAKING (LARGE AMOUNT OF DYE BUILDUP) *RECOMMEND REPLACEMENT OF THE A/C LINE FROM THE COMPRESSOR TO THE CONDENSER AND RECHARGING THE SYSTEM. -NO MODE DOOR ACTUATOR FUNCTION (NO FLOOR OR DEFROST CONTROLS) -SCANNED FOR ANY CODES B1086 AIR DISTRIBUTION DAMPER MOTOR *RECOMMEND STARTING WITH REPLACEMENT OF THE MODE DOOR ACTUATOR AND RETEST
  • AIR COND HOSE – Remove & Replace – 2.0L Eng Front,Compressor To Condensor – [Includes: R&I Front Bumper Cover.] – [NOTE: For Manifold and Tube Assembly, refer to Manifold & Tube Assembly – R&R DOES NOT include Air Conditioning System evacuate or charge
  • AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM – Complete Charge – All Applicable Models – [Includes: Air Conditioning system recover, evacuate and recharge.]
  • REAR SHOCK ASSEMBLY – Remove & Install or Remove & Replace – Both – [DOES NOT include disassemble or alignment.]
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE BOTH SCHRADER VALVES (SERVICE PORT VALVES)
  • REMOVE AND REPLACE CABIN AIR FILTER
  • Road test vehicle. Check all suspension and steering parts for wear. Check tire pressure and condition. Check riding height. Check alignment of all four wheels. Adjust caster, camber, toe-in, and thrust angle as needed on all four wheels. Center steering wheel
  • Service air conditioner. Check condition of all belts and lines. Evacuate and recharge with R-134. Test system performance. *INCLUDES UV DYE PRE-SERVICE: A/C compressor operation : YES Center duct temp: 93 DEGREES Ambient air temp: 88 DEGREES High side pressure: 115 PSI Low side pressure: 19 PSI Refrigerant recovered: 0.573 LBS Oil recovered: 0 OZ POST-SERVICE: A/C compressor operation : YES Center duct temperature: 48 DEGREES Refrigerant charge amount: 2.940 LBS Oil charge amount: 1 OZ High side pressure: 205 PSI Low side pressure: 35 PSI Ambient air temp: 87 DEGREES Center air duct temp (while driving): 48 DEGREES PLEASE NOTE: RE-INSPECTION OF SYSTEM IS REQUIRED TWO TO FIVE DAYS AFTER COMPLETION OF SERVICE TO DETERMINE ANY POSSIBLE LEAKS
  • Transmission drain and fill (No Dip Stick)
  • HAZARDOUS DISPOSAL
 
SHAWNA S. gave our service a 5 star review on 8/21/2020
2015 Ford Explorer 2020-08-22T22:01:52+00:00