||Description of Vehicle Inspections, Vehicle inspections help to regulate proper vehicle maintenance. They also contribute to safe driving conditions. A vehicle inspection may be required annually before a driver renews vehicle registration, or during the sale and transfer of a vehicle. As a vehicle inspection station, we adhere to a specific set of guidelines that outline our inspection standards. These guidelines go over important inspection items and describe the inspection methods we follow when determining whether a vehicle is, Benefits of Vehicle Inspections, An inspection can identify potential vehicular problems early and save you time and money down the road as a result. We are equipped to handle a variety of vehicle inspections. During every inspection, our service staff uses a series of quality checkpoints to determine whether your vehicle should be deemed safe for highway operation. If your vehicle happens to fail a quality checkpoint during the inspection process, you may be entitled to a retest depending on the guidelines that regulate vehicl.
||Description of Lube, Oil & Filter Change, An oil change and filter replacement is one of many preventative maintenance services that help promote maximum vehicle performance while extending the life of your vehicle. Oil is responsible for lubricating the working components inside your vehicle's engine while reducing the amount of friction between them. Because the engine generates a substantial amount of heat, oil acts as a cooling agent as it circulates through the engine. Oil also absorbs other harmful particles created during the com, Benefits of Lube, Oil & Filter Change, Over time, as oil becomes saturated with contaminants, excess particles are left behind in the engine, where they can form deposits and cause significant wear to the engine. Oversaturated oil loses its lubrication, which will eventually lead to an overworking engine, excess heat, and engine failure. Excessive heat can also lead to thermal breakdown in your engine oil, causing a change in the oil's viscosity, and resulting in decreased oil flow. Similarly, dirty oil flows more slowly, causing the.
||Description of Wheel Alignment, A wheel alignment consists of adjusting the wheels of your vehicle so that all wheels are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the ground. Three basic angles contribute to proper wheel alignment: camber, caster, and toe. Camber is the measure of the degree of perpendicular offset from the road surface. Caster is the angle of your wheel's pivot, which is attached to the suspension, and when this angle is out of alignment, straight-line tracking is affected. Toe refers to the angle of direc, Benefits of Wheel Alignment, A wheel alignment will keep your vehicle running safely and efficiently by promoting reduced tire wear, better gas mileage, and safer driving conditions. Wheels out of alignment will contribute to uneven tire wear. Uneven tread wear can be felt in a vehicle pulling to the right or left while in motion. Left untreated, wheel alignment issues have the potential to turn into steering and suspension issues, since driving with wheels out of alignment not only puts stress on your tires but also on sus.
||Description of Tire Services, Tires are the connection between your vehicle and the surface of the road. A critical part of your vehicle's suspension system, tires are responsible for transmitting the forces of driving, steering, and braking to the surface of the road. Although tires are easily maintained, they are often overlooked. The air inside your tires and the design of the tire influence vehicle performance, tire tread life, and ride comfort. Tire maintenance is vital for getting the most out of your tires by maximizi, Benefits of Tire Services, Premature tire wear is caused by poor tire inflation levels and improper tire rotation. Whereas correctly inflated tires tend to have durable sidewalls, underinflated tires often have flexible sidewalls that result in quicker sidewall wear. Overinflated tires are also undesirable and will result in excessive center tread wear. Wheel balancing has the potential to relieve some symptoms of improper tire wear, like excessive lean. However, improper tire wear may also be the cause of alignment issue.
||Description of Starting, Charging & Batteries, Your vehicle's starting and charging system is involved in regulating multiple electrical processes to start your vehicle's engine and keep it running. The starting system consists of the battery, a starter motor, and a starter solenoid responsible for starting the engine, while the charging system consists of an alternator and voltage regulator. The charging system is responsible for routing energy throughout the entire electrical process while sustaining the battery's charge. The battery suppl, Benefits of Starting, Charging & Batteries, Slow cranking engines and dim headlights can sometimes point to a problem with your vehicle's starting and charging system. Because the battery is required for the electrical charge needed to start the rest of the electrical system, a weak or dead battery can also prevent your car from starting. If a jump start refuses to revive your battery and the starting system, our staff may need to take a closer look at the other components of the starting and charging system to determine whether or not yo.
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||Description of Steering and Suspension System, The steering and suspension system on your vehicle is responsible for maintaining comfortable riding conditions and driving performance. The steering and suspension system also helps drivers remain in control of their vehicles at all times. The suspension system converts forward energy created by bumps in the road into vertical energy that travels up into the vehicle frame. Suspension system components, like coil springs and shock absorbers, help to dampen the impact of this road force. While th, Benefits of Steering and Suspension System, Shaky, unsteady, off-center, and stiff steering are all cause for getting a steering system repaired, while excessive bouncing or swaying during bumps and intermittent control while driving and braking are cause for a suspension system inspection. Uneven tire wear is also a potential sign of a suspension problem, though this may also point to alignment issues. Have you hit a pothole recently? Potholes can cause damage to steering and suspension components. Worn suspension components will reduce.
||Opened in 1937, Carlson's Motor Sales has earned a reputation for selling reliable, affordable pre-owned vehicles, as well as providing quality tires, tire services and automotive repairs. Currently located at 13 Manchester Street in Concord, New Hampshire, Carlson's Motor Sales also offers services to the neighboring areas of Bow, Hooksett, Hillsborough, and Penacook. Stop by our store today Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00, At Carlson's Motor Sales, we stock the most reliable tires from MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich®, Uniroyal® and Hankook. Customers can take advantage of our tire size finder to help them find the right tire for their vehicle. In addition to our quality pre-owned vehicles, Carlson's Motor Sales also offers a number of tire-related services such as computer spin balance, flat repairs, low profile tire installation, and tire rotations., Certified by AAA, ASE, and NAPA, Carlson's Motor Sales takes pride in treating you like family since 1937. We have a staff of trained mechanics available to provide a range of automotive repairs including axle/cv joint/driveshaft repair, belts and hoses, brakes, differential repair, electrical maintenance, starting/charging batteries, engine diagnostics, lube and oil changes, and other preventative maintenance. We also offer state inspections.