Driving your car in the summertime can be an unbearable experience if your air conditioning is not working properly. Here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick, we can service your vehicle by checking you’re A/C system and make sure it all working the way it should. Over time Compressors can wear out, freon can leak, and fans can break. We may need to add R-134a pr R-12 as these are common coolants that are used in A/C systems. It is common for your car to need a top-off every so often. Spring-time is a good time to make sure your vehicle is in top condition to keep you cool all summer long. Nobody like driving a vehicle with the A/C not working. Especially your passenger. Here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick, we have trained technicians and mechanics with the proper tools and knowledge to diagnose the issue and to get the job done right. Be sure to schedule you’re next A/C system or heating system with us here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick. At the end of the day when you walk out those doors. We want to make sure you are leaving with a smile on your face with cool A/C flowing through your hair. Remember, We are the small-town dealer with the BIG commitment.
Are your brakes squeaking, grinding, clunking? Do they feel squishy or unresponsive? If that’s the case Its best to get your vehicle in and have a well-trained mechanic to take a look at it. If you let it go to long damage will probably set in on your vehicle and your safety would be a risk on the road. Its always a good thing to have your brakes checked and looked over Thurley once or twice a year depending on how much you drive. Our experienced mechanics here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick will check and make sure your brakes are where they need to be and to keep you safe on the road especially when the Kansas weather get bad. We carry a verity of brakes to make sure we get you what you need for your vehicle. Weather that for a small SUV or a big size trucks.
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Without electricity your car simply just won’t run. That means your car battery has to be charged up with enough power to make the starting system work. The starting system consists of your ignition, the starting motor, solenoid, drive and flywheel.
Meanwhile, once started, your car must charge your battery to ensure that you’ll have enough power to run onboard electronics plus have enough juice stored to be able to start your car again, the charging system takes care of that. The main component of the charging system which supplies your vehicle with power while it’s running and charges the battery is the alternator.
Diagnosing the issue for the common person trying to figure out what is going on can be difficult or it could be as simple as a jump start. If your vehicle doesn’t start, give us a call and we can come to you and get your vehicle in the shop and then find out what could be the issue. Let us help you get the right battery you need and install it properly here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick. Call in and schedule your appointment with us and we will make sure everything is running smoothly for you. We are the small-town dealer with the BIG Commitment.
So what do you do when your “Check Engine Light” comes on? This could mean many things from the simplest of fixes to a big fix depending on what could be going on in your vehicle. When a Check Engine Light appears, it comes from a sensor connected to your vehicle’s ECM, or “engine control module”. It can be an indicator of needed maintenance, or it could also be warning you that a major component issue may happen if not address properly.
Each sensor connected to the ECM will register a code within the ECM that will let the technicians know that the nature of the item needing service or replacement. While it may seem easy for a mechanic to read these codes, it requires very expensive equipment and many years of experience to understand exactly what is causing the code to appear in your vehicle.
If there is a faulty part or system that is bad enough to cause damage that is serious and expensive. The ECM will most likely put your vehicle in a “self-preservation” mode that limits the power on your vehicle which will then at least help you get to a location to diagnose the issues your vehicle is having. If this happens, it is highly recommended to take it to your trusted shop to oversee the issue to avoid serious damage to your vehicle.
When your “Check Engine Light” appears. Do not avoid it. Be sure to get your vehicle looked at even if it’s a small issue. Even the small issues can turn into an expensive repair bill that no one likes to see at any mechanic shop. But unfortunately, these things happen.
The best advice we can give you, is to listen to your vehicle when it shows you a code or if a check engine light appears. If and when these appear be sure and schedule an appointment with us to get your vehicle take care of a Concordia Chevrolet Buick your trusted dealership center in Beloit, KS. We only install quality replacement parts.
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Your drive train is the system within your car that takes the power from the transmission and transfers it to the wheels. The components involved are the transmission (automatic or manual), the Drive shaft, Differentials, Axles, Ball-joints, Gears, CV-joints, Housings and more can be common problem causers as they tend to wear out eventually. Same symptoms could include: a thud sound when beginning to accelerate, a rattling or clunking noise when braking, or a feeling of a loss of power to the wheels. Any of these things can be an indicator that there might be something going on in your vehicle that needs to be fixed.
Whatever might be causing the problem with your drivetrain, Concordia Chevrolet Buick can fix it at a reasonable cost. Whether you need a u-joint replacement, cv-joint replaced, or an axle repair, we’ll keep you in the loop and let you know what the coasts are to fix the issue before our mechanics can get to work to fix the issue. Give us a call and we can schedule an appointment with us here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick. At the end of the day, we want to make sure the problem is fixed and to get you back on the road as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
Depending on the age of your vehicle, the make, the model, and how hard you’ve run it, your car may be in desperate need for a tune up. When Concordia Chevrolet Buick tunes your engine, we make sure we look over your vehicle and to make sure it is running smoothly and efficiently. Don’t live with annoying noises, clanks, rumbling, grinding sounds or anything other than the smooth hum of your engine in its youth.
If your engine is not running at its best, it is probably burning more gas than it needs to and in a worst-case scenario – doing more damage to the engine itself. We will adjust your engine’s timing, fluid levels, inspect and replace any components like spark plugs that are part of your ignition system, inspect/replace air filters as needed and more.
Kansas roads can really take a toll on your engine, so have one of our experienced and honest mechanics diagnose what might be going on with your vehicle to make sure it’s tuned up the way it should be. Give us a call and let schedule you in for an appointment and get you back on the road. We are the small-town dealer with the BIG commitment.
Cold weather here in Kansas can be really hard on your car or truck in salty roads and extreme heat and cold can take its toll on your vehicles exhaust system. If your exhaust system is rusting out, it can not only reduce the performance of your vehicle, but it can potentially be a serious issue if its not venting dangerous carbon-monoxide out the back as they are suppose to. If you do a lot of in town or city driving moisture can build up inside the exhaust system, accelerating issues like, rattling, knocking, or strange smells coming from your exhaust system can be indicators that there is a problem. If this smells like an issue to you. Be sure to bring your vehicle in to a certified professional near you to have your vehicle looked over to find any and all issue that is causing it. Not only would this be for your vehicle’s health but for your personal health. Here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick in Concordia, KS, we will thoroughly go through your vehicle and look for any cracks or leaks that would be causing an issue like this that can accrue.
Your oil in your vehicle plays a vital roll in the functionality within your engine:
Without having an oil change, you will eventually run into issues that can shave off years of life on your engine. And that can be very costly!
What’s the best oil weight for your car or truck? Should you use different oils for different seasons? Are there better performing oils to put in your car or truck? We can answer all those questions specifically for your vehicle here at your trusted dealership.
Oil changes are very affordable and they don’t take up a lot of time. So why would you want to avoid giving your vehicle the nutrient it needs run at its full potential. Here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick we will make sure that the right oil will be added and changed properly from one of our GM trained technicians to get your vehicle road ready for miles to come.
Your radiator is an essential part of your vehicles cooling system. The cooling system is responsible for regulating the temperature of your engine. One aspect of car maintenance is doing a regular radiator flush to replace the antifreeze (engine coolant) in your vehicle. Old antifreeze is not good, the acidic can eat away at the cooling system from the inside out making it difficult for your vehicle and wearing your radiator down a lot quicker.
With the new antifreeze. It will keep your motor running cooler, which will help prolong the life of your vehicle. As part of your service, our mechanics will inspect your cooing system for leaks, worn hoses, compressor belt, thermostat and anything else related to make sure no issues will arise in the future on your vehicle.
When should you do a radiator flush? A lot of that will depend on how many miles you put on your vehicle but, its best to do it at least once a year every 40,000 to 60,000 miles to stay on top of it. Our well-trained mechanics will find any and all issues and recommend what you should do for your vehicle. Here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick we will make sure your vehicle needs are well takin care of at a fair price.
Kansas roads and highways can tear up your vehicle’s shocks and struts and make your vehicle feel clunky and uneasy on the road. Winter potholes and rough roads can really take a toll on your vehicle’s suspension. Your shocks and struts usually have a life span of 50,000 miles or so. When your suspension starts to having issues, you will probably notice your vehicle feeling overly bouncy, harsh, stiff or making weird noises. While all of these things sound like a pain, they present a real safety hazard. If your suspension isn’t in good condition emergency handling can be compromised – Reducing your ability to control your vehicle while avoiding obstacles.
Our well trained mechanics here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick will inspect your vehicle from top to bottom and diagnose any issues your car may be having. Our team will have you back on the road with your vehicle running as smooth as it can be to take on those beat up roads.
If you have any questions, give us a call at 785-243-4380 and we can explain what might be going on with the information you provide us over the phone. Also feel free to schedule an appointment to the right of the page.
Your tires are where the rubber meats the road. If your tires are not rotated regularly, they can wear in uneven sections of your tires and not last as long as how you would want them to. When you come to Concordia Chevrolet Buick in for a service, we make sure we do a multi-point inspection that will look over your tires and let you know how there holding up. If its looking like you need new tires. We can provide a verity of quality tires to fit your budget
If you feel a jiggle in the wheel when your Cruzan down the road. It might be due to your wheels not being balanced. When you bring your vehicle in for a service, we will make sure your tires are in good shape and safe for on the road for miles to come. If you need tires, we can provide you with the leading brands, weather that’s for a car, SUV’s or big trucks. We got you covered. Call and schedule your appointment with us here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick or send us a message on Facebook or our website to get you in for an appointment.
Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, this is one component of your vehicle that experiences a lot of wear and tear. This is the system that transmits power from your motor to your wheels, as you think about it, there is a lot of stress on these components. There are 2 kinds of problems that can happen with your vehicle’s transmission – Mechanical ones and electric problems.
With mechanical issues this would include parts wearing or fluids breaking down. In these cases, you might hear strange noises coming from your transmission, or it might even feel awkward when shifting gears. You might also experience (sudden gripping or power loss).
As we moving into a world of electronics on vehicles. You could run into issues like sensor malfunctions and could show itself as a warning on your dashboard.
Either way, the experts here at Concordia Chevrolet Buick will examine your vehicle through a multi-point inspection that will help diagnosis what the problem with your transmission system might be and what it will take to fix it correctly. Our transmission repairs are always fair and reasonably priced as well as the time it takes to get the job done right. Our well-trained mechanics will make sure your car or truck is safe and performing at its best.
Wheel alignment, also referred to as tire alignment is an excellent way to improve the performance of your tires and to ensure that they last longer. It is also a great way to improve the handling of your vehicle and prevent your car from strangely or pulling in one direction when driving. Without a proper tire alignment, it will heavily wear and severely shorten the life of your tires, and that can get expensive depending on the tire. The only way to avoid this is to get your tires properly align by your trusted shop.
This is an adjustment to your vehicle’s suspension. It is the system that connects your car to the wheels. Alignment isn’t an adjustment of the wheels or tires themselves. A proper alignment is done by adjusting the tore angles, which affects how they interact with the surface of the road.
There are a few ways you can tell your vehicle needs and Alignment. If you notice any of the following in your vehicle you should let us know and a certified technician can check your alignment.
When you bring your vehicle into us here at Concordia Chevy Buick. Our technicians will check the following 3 things using our John Bean V3400 Alignment machine.
Camber refers to the outward or inward angle of the tire when you view it from a front of the vehicle. Too much outward or inward tile, also referred to as positive and negative camber, respectively, is indicative of improper alignment that requires adjusting. It can be caused bu worn ball joints, bearings, and other parts of the suspension system.
The caster angle is what helps balance steering, cornering as well as stability. It is the steering axis’s angle when you view it from the side of the vehicle. In case there’s a positive caster, the steering axis tilts towards the driver. If you have negative caster, the steering axis tilts towards the front of the vehicle.
Toe alignment refers to the extent to which the tires turn either outward or inward when you view them from above. If the tires on your vehicle are angled the same way, it is referred to as toe-in alignment. Similarly, if the tires on your vehicle are angled outward, this is referred to as toe-out alignment. Both toe-in and toe-out require adjustment
If you are in the North Central Kansas area and suspect that your wheels are out of alignment, come to Concordia Chevy Buick for a proper diagnosis to be made. We are a family-owned business know for our commitment to making sure that you are in good hands and well respected when you walk in our doors. We have been in business for over 30 years and are the longest lasting family dealership within the North Central Kansas area. Call us if you have any questions, we will be certain to make sure your needs are meat.