At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, we know that in order to keep your car in good shape, it helps to know how it works. Here’s a quick rundown of a system that’s very important, but you take for granted until there’s a problem; your brakes. While there is a multitude of configurations and levels of complexity in automotive brake systems, they all essentially work the same way. Disregarding anti-lock brake systems and the like, this is how braking works in its simplest form.
At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, our expert mechanics are here to work for you. On large commercial trucks, there’s one component that works harder than almost all the rest; your brakes. Our technicians have the knowledge and ability necessary to have your truck stopping like the day it rolled off the lot, no matter what the problem is.
The engine and transmission in your Chevrolet, Dodge, or Ford diesel pickup is the heart and soul of your truck. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, we repair, rebuild, and replace engines or transmissions with quality parts and builds, keeping your truck on the road for years to come.
By now, it’s likely you’ve heard someone claim “manuals get better gas mileage than automatics.” While in the past this has certainly been true – driving an automatic was truly a sacrifice, dramatically affecting acceleration, reliability, and gas mileage – is it still the case in the modern era? Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH has the answers.
Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, we have you covered. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, OH, we can do it all - and a big part of that is done by employing ASE certified technicians.
Here at Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering we often do diagnostics and sometimes the problem is obvious after hooking the car up to the computer and reading the codes. However, sometimes it isn't obvious during a test drive or after hooking it up to all those computer programs! You know there is a problem and a Check Engine Light is on with the fleet customer telling you the car has been having issues starting and the light has been going off and on depending on several factors. No pattern, no simple answer but the problem becomes obvious when you start following the "threads of the issue" thanks to all that ASE Technician training.
Your car’s radio and headlights, plus a slew of other important functions, are powered by an electrical current generated by your vehicle’s engine. A vital part of generating electricity is having a place to store it while it’s not being used. This is where your car battery comes into play. The battery of your vehicle holds electrical energy while the car is off in order to help the engine turn over and create a spark to start internal combustion. Without a working battery, your car will not be able to start. If you allow our team here at Gateway Auto Clinic to perform proper maintenance, an average car battery can start your car reliably for roughly four years.
Your drive belts are simple but integral components to the function of your car, truck, or SUV. At Gateway Auto Clinic in Kettering, belts are one of the first things we assess when looking over a vehicle, as they alone are in charge of operating your AC, water pump, alternator, and power steering.