Astro offers complete oil change and maintenance services including our standard oil filter, 5 quarts of oil, lubrication, safety inspection and vehicle inspection for $34.95. Astro also carries synthetic and extended mileage oils for any specialized applications including a full line of BG products. Recommended oil change intervals are from 3,000 to 4,500 miles depending on application. Our safety inspection includes checking all lights and a brake inspection. All fluids, belts and hoses are also checked. A full checklist is performed with each oil change.
For oil change and maintenance services the following fluids should be changed or flushed periodically. Brake fluid, this is the hydraulic fluid used in the brake system to activate your brakes under pressure. After a few years this fluid gets heavily contaminated and needs to be flushed out. The same thing applies to the power steering fluid, it becomesvery dirty and starts to cause the power steering pump to groan and become jerky. Flushing the power steering system and installing new fluid makes the steering feel new again. Manual transmission fluid, Transfer case fluid, and Differential fluid should be replaced periodically, usually every 50,000 miles.
Astro Automotive and vehicle manufacturers recommend servicing the automatic transmission every 30,000 miles for most vehicles. This service includes replacing the filter, pan gasket and fluid as well as an inspection of the internal parts and a test drive.
At Astro our auto mechanics take auto repair to a new level. Not only are our technicians highly skilled auto mechanics, but they are trained diagnosticians that are able to streamline the auto repair process by properly diagnosing the problem first and giving our service advisors the information needed to give you an accurate estimate. Sometimes this process has to be done in steps. There may be more than one cause contributing to the problem. When this happens, we may have to do one repair first before we can continue the diagnosis process. If this is the case, our Service Advisor will inform you what procedure will be required and explain the costs involved ahead of time.
First and foremost our professionals are auto mechanics. This means that they use their heads as well as diagnostic equipment. Sometimes a problem appears to be greater than it really is. Using the knowledge that comes with years of experience, we are able to solve some problems by a simple visual inspection that results in a quick easy repair at little to no charge to you. Our professional technicians are certified auto mechanics who regularly attend ongoing technical classes to keep their skills and knowledge current. We have specialists who are recognized experts in:
·Alignment and Suspension
BTA (short for Batteries, Tires and Accessories)
We have a large variety of name brand parts available for all domestic and import vehicles. Astro Automotive will always use time tested, quality made parts in repairing your vehicle. Using our computerized parts locator service we are able to secure most parts needed for your vehicle in less than a hour which in turn allows us to offer one day service on most repairs.We service all tire brands offering a variety or tire services including repair, rotation, mounting and computer spin balancing. We are proud to offer the following tire brands for sale:National, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Cooper, Hankook and YokohamaPlease click on “Tires” to learn more about our tires.Conveniently LocatedAstro Automotive is centrally located for easy drop off and pick up. Our FREE shuttle is available to take you to your home or office within a two mile radius of our shop including downtown. Free loaner cars are available for large jobs and require a reservation and a signed agreement. Another convenient alternative is light rail. The RTD light rail station is located on Cherokee 3 blocks south of our shop. Most repairs are done the same day and our new waiting room is available for quick maintenance and repair jobs. We also offer After Hours / Night Drop envelopes for easy vehicle drop off when Astro is closed. We will call you the following day to confirm we received your vehicle.
A squeaky, squealing or grinding noise when you apply your brakes indicates a problem that may require brake service. Low, spongy or falling brake pedal is a sign of a potentially dangerous hydraulic condition in your brake system. Astro is equipped to handle all brake problems from a simple and inexpensive brake pad replacement to a hydraulic repair, or a more extensive brake system overhaul.
Usually a standard brake pad replacement takes about an hour per axle and includes resurfacing or replacement of the brake rotors, replacing the friction material, cleaning and lubricating the brake caliper slides, checking fluid and a thorough inspection of the entire brake system for any additional problems. Disc brake rotors have a minimum thickness specification that requires Astro’s technicians to measure the thickness of each rotor when we perform brake service on your vehicle to determine if we are able to resurface the rotors. If the measured thickness is under the minimum thickness specifications, the rotor will need to be replaced.
Slow brake response or just generally poor braking quality can be caused by a compromised hydraulic system. Contaminated brake fluid, leaky master cylinder and/or calipers and wheel cylinders will diminish your ability to brake quickly and safely. These items are thoroughly inspected with every brake inspection.
Astro Automotive includes a brake inspection with virtually every service and offers a free brake inspection on request. Call to set up on appointment to have your brakes checked today!