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Calderon Automotive Repair Services Alternator Replacement Service in Orlando

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Orlando is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacement because your vehicle won't run without one. Come see your friendly and professional service advisor at Calderon Automotive Repair Services to learn more. Calderon Automotive Repair Services1468 N. Goldenrod RoadOrlando, FL 32807407-265-2277http://www. calderonauto.com

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Battery

Let Calderon Automotive Repair Services Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Orlando area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Orlando, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Orlando drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good vehicle care at professional automotive service centers like Calderon Automotive Repair Services in Orlando is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle.Too often, Orlando vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allowing routine vehicle maintenanc ... read more

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All FL pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why Orlando automotive service centers including Calderon Automotive Repair Services have procedural standards for each service they perform. Calderon Automotive Repair Services technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, FL service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and Orlando customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The FL automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual FL service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they servi ... read more

Calderon Automotive Repair Services Advice: Don't Overlook These 10 Automotive Services

Organization is the key to managing a busy life in FL. So setting up an annual calendar for vehicle care can keep Orlando residents on top of preventive maintenance. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems that are vital to the safe operation of a vehicle, and they all need to be inspected. Orlando residents can't afford to overlook any of them.The following is a list of preventive maintenance services that are often overlooked by vehicle owners in the Orlando area. They are not presented in any particular order.1. Calderon Automotive Repair Services Power Steering Service. Moisture gradually builds up in your power steering fluid, which can lead to corrosion in your steering system. The fluid also gets dirty, which can gum up your steering system. The fluid needs to be replaced periodically.2. Calderon Automotive Repair Services Wheel Alignment. Wheels that ar ... read more

PCV Valve: What Is It?

Most Orlando drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your vehicle engine.PCV stands for Positive Crankcase Ventilation. The crankcase holds your motor oil and is located at the bottom of your engine.When fuel is burned in your engine, it produces waste gases that are mostly vented out through your exhaust system. But some of these gases push their way past the pistons and into the crankcase. There, these gases can mix with motor oil to produce oil sludge, which can damage vehicle engine parts through corrosion and by clogging engine passages. Orlando vehicle owners should be advised that if the engine is running at high speeds, these gases can also cause pressure inside the crankcase to build up. This pressure, in turn, ca ... read more

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Exhaust

Coolant Service at Calderon Automotive Repair Services

Orlando residents' vehicles have to operate in a wide range of FL temperatures which requires the engine coolant to be able to perform 'no matter what.' Think for a moment about the environment where the coolant does its thing. Very hot, high pressure, corrosive...And all the while, it has to protect the components of the cooling system from corrosion. These components are made from steel and aluminum, plastics and rubber. The coolant has to be formulated to protect against corrosion for all of these different materials. That's why vehicle manufacturer’s recommend different types of anti-freeze for our Orlando, FL, vehicles.There are several different 'families' of anti-freeze available to us here in Orlando. Your owner's manual will tell you what kind you should use. Of course, the automotive professionals at Calderon Automotive Repair Services will know the right kind for your vehicle.It's important to stay on top of this because coolant system failure is the mos ... read more

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Cooling System

How Does Calderon Automotive Repair Services Know What to Recommend?

When you drop your vehicle off at Calderon Automotive Repair Services in Orlando, they don't just poke around under your hood looking for stuff to do. Calderon Automotive Repair Services professionals have lists and procedures they follow for different types of service. First of all, your Orlando service center will note the mileage on your vehicle. They'll then check to see what inspections and services the vehicle manufacturer recommends for a vehicle of your make, model and mileage. If you are a regular customer, they will also check your vehicle's history.If the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations go beyond the services you've ordered, they'll let you know. They'll also indicate whether those services are urgent or if you can wait a while to take care of them. The Calderon Automotive Repair Services pros won't do work that you don't agree to.They will, however, perform inspections while they're servicing your vehicle. They'll check belts, filters and fluids ... read more

Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.

There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about. It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions per minute (RPM) the engine is turning.  Automotive experts know that a vehicle's engine can be damaged if it turns too fast (revving too high) or too slowly ("lugging" the engine). A tachometer (sometimes called a tach) is almost a "must-have" gauge for vehicles with a manual transmission; the driver has to manually change gears; the tach helps the driver know when revolutions are in the optimal range. Some say you don't need a tachometer if you drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission. It's true that most drivers of automatics don't even look at it.  But there are times when paying attention to the tach can help you prevent an expensive repair. Here's a good example.&nbs ... read more

Need a New Battery? Call Calderon Automotive Repair Services Today

Hello Orlando drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Orlando, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process continues over a few years, the alternator has to work harder to supplement the battery charge. Over time, enough of the battery is damaged that it can no longer hold a charge and it needs to be replaced. This also speeds up wear on the alternator.Your Calderon Automotive Repair Services service advisor can help you determine the right vehicle replacement battery for the way you drive around Orlando, as well as the FL climate and durability needs.Contact Calderon Automotive Repair Services for information on battery replacement.Give us a call. Calderon Automotive Repair Services 1468 N. Goldenrod Road Orlando, FL 32807 407 ... read more

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Battery

Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Orlando

Orlando drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Orlando area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, Orlando residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehicles on the road have more than 75,000 miles/120,000 kilometers. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today's cars are up to the challenge - but they need a little help to keep on going.Some owner's manuals don't outline service requirements and schedules at higher mileage. Of course, that doesn't mean it doesn't have to be done. In fact, it's more important than ever for Orlando drivers to stay on top of routine ... read more

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Fuel System