Choose Between Two Options
$25 for one oil change and maintenance package ($113 total value)
- Oil change with up to five quarts of conventional oil and a new filter (a $29 value)
- Tire rotation (a $20 value)
- Visual brake inspection (a $29 value)
- Check-engine light computer scan (a $25 value)
- 46-point courtesy inspection (a $10 value)
- 10% off labor for additional maintenance and repairs on current or next visit
$49 for two of the above packages ($226 value)
Internal-Combustion Engines: The Muscle in a Muscle Car
An oil change keeps all the parts of an engine moving smoothly. Peek under the hood with us to see why they need constant lubrication.
Beneath the guttural rumble of a car engine is an incredible amount of force. As soon as you step on the gas, fuel vapor mixed with air begins exploding, driving metal pistons in and out of chambers where temperatures regularly hit 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This enclosed system of pistons propelled by direct contact with burning gas defines an internal-combustion engine. (There is such a thing as an external-combustion engine, in which the heat is produced from outside the cylinder—as in the old-fashioned steam engines that people in the past used to make trains look extra friendly, for instance.)
The internal-combustion engine under the hood of the typical car completes its cycle in four stages, or strokes. First, fuel and air fill the cylinder as the piston drops. As the piston returns to the top of the cylinder, it (2) compresses the fuel mixture before (3) a spark from the spark plug ignites the mixture, the force of the explosion pressing the piston back down. Finally, the cylinder rises once more to push out the exhaust. As the crankshaft at the base of the pistons is kept turning by this constant cycle, it drives the rotation of the transmission, which applies all that power in a controlled fashion to the axles and, finally, sends you speeding down the road.
Quality Automotive ensures that vehicles can travel smoothly to and from their destinations. A team of technicians provides tune-ups, brake work, transmission work, engine repairs, and oil change services. They also conduct routine maintenance ranging from water pump fixes to exhaust and muffler work, and more comprehensive work including brake and suspension adjustments and engine massage.