Want to know when your car's last service was?
We can look it up. We also keep detailed records for all of our client's vehicles that you can access anytime with any smart phone or internet enabled device. This is a great feature to help you keep track of your car's regular maintenance schedule and is a handy perk when it comes time to sell your car. All your vehicle's service records are easily printed and shared.
What should I do when my check engine light comes on?
The “check engine” light, sometimes called the “service engine soon” light, can mean a number of things. Sometimes this light comes on and the car seems to be running perfectly. The first step towards dealing with the check engine light is to hook your car up to our computer so we can read the codes your car’s operating system has logged and get to the bottom of the problem.
Once we plug-in the diagnostic reader we will be able to assess the problem. We will look at the codes that your computer has detected. These codes could direct us to cooling or electrical problems, sensor malfunctions, engine misfires or any number of common auto repair problems. Once we diagnose the issue we will contact you with a detailed estimate and recommendation for repairs. We can also provide you with a full report along with the diagnostic codes we recover from your vehicle's computer.
|Fuel/Air Induction Service||From 189.95|
Problem: Deposits accumulate on intake valves, injectors, ports, fuel injectors and combustion chambers causing loss of power, rough idle, hesitation, misfire, pinging, knocking, mileage and hard starting.
|Performance Oil Change Service||$29.95 in addition to engine oil services|
Problem: High engine temperatures caused by heavy stop and go driving conditions lead to thermal breakdown of engine oil. Not all of the oil is removed during a drain and fill oil change. Deposits are left behind and form sludge and varnish in the engine resulting in smoke from the exhaust and increased oil usage.
Solution: A BG 9800 tool safely and effectively cleans and removes oxidized particles and fluid contamination left behind from previous oil changes. Install new oil and filter along with BG MOA® to fortify new oil for optimum performance and engine protection. The result will be improved engine compression, increased power and increased fuel economy.
|Cooling System Flush Service||From $206.45|
Problem: Coolant is depleted of buffering ingredients and becomes extremely corrosive, literally eating holes in cooling system components. By-products of corrosion damage, as well as rust and scale, clog the passageways that conduct the water through the radiator and choke off the flow. This may result in an overheated engine that may be damaged beyond repair.
Solution: The entire cooling system is first cleaned and then all debris and worn out coolant is completely removed from the system. Then, fresh new premium coolant is added. Conditioners are also included to prevent rust and corrosion and BG Universal Cooling System Sealer is also included to prevent leaks.
|Automatic Transmission Service||From $395.95|
Problem: After 30,000 miles, transmission fluid begins to show its age as it turns brown in color and oxidizes due to the combination of time and heat. Deposits begin to form around the transmission’s many moving parts, resulting in valves that stick and gears that slip or are sluggish and chatter as they shift.
Solution: Rather than just removing the fluid found in the bottom of the pan, the entire transmission is cleaned and replenished with the use of special equipment. The transmission and its torque converter have all of their old contaminated fluid removed while new fluid and premium conditioners are added.
One of the hardest working parts of your vehicle will shift smoothly and effortlessly for many more trouble-free miles.
|Power Steering Service||From $174.50|
Problem: The power steering pump produces high pressure between 800–2000 pounds, with high heat. This leads to fluid breakdown and failure. Symptoms include groaning and whining noises, erratic steering and pump leaks.
Solution: A powerful cleaner suspends and dissolves varnish and gums in the power steering system and then all of the old fluid is replaced with new high-tech power steering fluid for both conventional sector and rack and pinion. The benefit will be a quieter-operating, longer lasting power-steering system.
Result: (Cleans gums & varnish from power steering unit, removes old oxidized fluid and replaces with new fluid and reconditions seals)
Brake System Fluid Flush
Problem: Brake fluid becomes oxidized and contaminated over time and use. Heat and moisture cause corrosion on parts and brake fluid failure. This causes a spongy brake pedal and shows up in discolored brake fluid.
Solution: The entire brake system is inspected for leaks, master cylinder corrosion, worn pneumatic parts, harmful varnish build-up, broken or rusted bleeder valves, worn rotors and drums and air in the brake lines. All old brake fluid is replaced with BG Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid. The result will be a longer lasting, more efficient and safer braking system.
Result: (Inspect brake system and replace old, contaminated fluid with new high temperature fluid)
Climate Control Service
Problem: Condensation in your vehicle’s air conditioning system promotes fungus, mold and bacterial growth that is blown into the passenger compartment. Clean out the air conditioning lines, evaporator and ventilator and then kill any bacteria mold or fungi. Then, deodorize the entire A/C system and the vehicle’s interior.
|FREE with any above services|
Problem: Over time corrosion accumulates on the battery posts and terminals to the degree that this build-up begins to drain power from the battery. That’s one of the reasons battery failure is the #1 culprit for calls made requesting roadside assistance.
Solution: A battery cleaner and leak detector is applied after a thorough cleaning and inspection. Anti-corrosion BG Battery Terminal Protectors are installed and the battery posts, terminals and case are sealed.
Result: (Removes corrosion from battery acid and cleans battery terminals)
Drive Line Service
|Call for estimated price|
Problem: Heat, moisture, extreme pressure and loads cause gear oil to break down or to be contaminated, leading to lubrication failure and worn gears.
Solution: Remove and replace old worn-out lubricant from manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, trans axles, and transfer cases. Install gear oil or the additive package required for vehicle application.
Result: You'll experience smoother gear-shifting, quieter operation and extended component-life, which will reduce major repair costs due to worn gears.
Preventive Maintenance Products
Parts and Products for BG Products, Inc. are the best in the industry. These products are essential in making sure your vehicles last long with the quality performance you expect. Every single day, thousands of auto repair shops, local dealerships and auto repair technicians all over the world rely on BG products, services, tools and equipment to insure your automobile is running in tip-top condition. All BG products, services, and equipment utilize decades of research and on the job interactions with qualified automotive technicians and auto repair professionals. BG products serves the driving community with innovative products and proven programs centered on comprehensive, quality-controlled, automotive maintenance. All of BG’s exhaustive products, services, and equipment are designed to insure the safety and long life of your automobile, truck, or SUV.
Precision wheel alignment can improve your car or SUV's gas mileage as well as give you better performance and road handling in town or on the highway. Wheel vibration and steering pulling can not only damage your tires, they force your engine to work much harder than it should. Keeping your cars and SUVs properly aligned is one of the best ways to save money at the pump and the tire store.
If you are a local San Francisco automobile owner, visit International Sport Motors today for a wheel alignment assessment with our new Hunter alignment technology. This state-of-the-art alignment system can calculate wheel alignment on most cars and SUVs within two minutes.
Make sure your car is properly aligned and in tip-top running condition with the wheel alignment and mechanic pros at ISM!
A vehicle with a tire and/or wheel that is out of balance will often create vibrations that can become increasingly worse at higher vehicle speeds. The exact speed when the problem becomes most apparent can vary from vehicle to vehicle depending on the weight and size of the vehicle.
The size of the problem and the sensitivity of the vehicles suspension and steering systems can also play a role. Commonly, when there is a problem, humming and vibrations start around 40-50 MPH and grow with increasing speed.
International Spot Motors has the right equipment to restore your car or SUV to perfect factory specifications. All of our vehicle alignment mechanics perform complete inspections on your suspension and steering system, take precision computerized measurements, and make exact factory specified adjustments to return your wheel alignment to flawless, factory condition.