Archive for the ‘Inspection’ Category

JMS Auto Service, Inc. Tech Question On Engine Failure

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Hinsdale auto repair shops

JMS Auto Service, Inc. Tech Question:
I’m Collins of Hinsdale. I had my engine go out and had to have it completely re-done at JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale. What could I have done to prevent this?

JMS Auto Service, Inc. Tech Answer:
You’ve got to feel for Collins: an expensive major engine rebuild is pretty extreme. It’s a tough situation for Hinsdale car owners to be in: maybe you’re still making payments on your Sedan and nobody wants to buy it with a blown engine, so you really have no choice but to pay the money to get it fixed.

This is why your auto manufacturer and JMS Auto Service, Inc. has preventive maintenance schedules – to help you avoid major repairs. Suppose you don’t change your timing belt on schedule and it breaks. That can mean bent valves and a damaged cylinder head.

Maybe you’ve skipped over the JMS Auto Service, Inc. recommendation to replace your coolant and end up with catastrophic overheating.

It could be you’ve skipped a few too many oil changes and now sludge has built up in your Sedan to the point that expensive parts in your engine are being damaged.

Check your Sedan oil level every month and follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. And if you’re behind on any services, ask your honest JMS Auto Service, Inc. service professional to help you work out a plan to get caught up.

Give us a call

JMS Auto Service, Inc.
5837 South Madison Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521
630-325-5900
http://jmsautoservice.com/home.cfm

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale Illinois (60521) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 630-325-5900. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

It’s New To Me – What To Do When You Buy Used In Downers Grove

Friday, August 9th, 2013

It's New To Me - What To Do When You Buy Used In Downers Grove

Downers Grove auto owners sell cars for a lot of different reasons. Maybe they just want something new or maybe they’re selling the car because it has a problem or two. So how do you know what you’re getting into when you sign the papers for a used car in Illinois?

When a car comes into JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale with maintenance records, we can see if the factory maintenance schedule has been followed.

If it doesn’t come with records, Darien and LaGrange used car buyers have to assume the worst. How many Downers Grove people who are turning in a leased vehicle at 36,000 miles will perform the transmission service recommended at 35,000?

So what do you do? At JMS Auto Service, Inc., we suggest getting on track with the maintenance schedule and staying on track. Lacking evidence to the contrary, assume it needs an oil change. The thorough JMS Auto Service, Inc. inspection that comes with a full service oil change will reveal basic problems.

Be sure to bring up any specific concerns with your JMS Auto Service, Inc. service consultant. When buying an older used vehicle in Hinsdale, there’s more to be concerned with because there’s been more time for things to go wrong. A used vehicle inspection at JMS Auto Service, Inc. is a good idea: the peace of mind is well worth the money.

In addition to the scheduled maintenance items, look for uneven wear on the tires. That could be a symptom of an alignment problem, worn shocks, or some other suspension issue. Listen for unusual sounds and pay attention to strange odors. Keep track of any problems you have when driving so you can consult with your honest service advisor at JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale.

If you just bought a used car in the Downers Grove area, give us a call at 630-325-5900.

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale Illinois (60521) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 630-325-5900. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

Your Courtesy Inspection At JMS Auto Service, Inc. In Hinsdale

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Courtesy Inspection At JMS Auto Service, Inc. In Hinsdale

Most Hinsdale motorists come to their honest JMS Auto Service, Inc. service advisor with specific services in mind and an idea of how much they’ll be spending. Sometimes, a courtesy car inspection and a review of your service history will uncover additional items that require attention. How should you react to that?

Here’s some advice: It’s not as if your honest JMS Auto Service, Inc. service advisor is saying “Do you want fries with that?” or “Supersize for 59 cents more.” He’s not recommending something extra or something you don’t need. Recommendations are either based on the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule or on a problem uncovered during an automotive analysis.

An important part of the JMS Auto Service, Inc. service advisor‘s role is to help you understand the vehicle manufacturers recommendations: recommendations that cover every system on the Sedan and are set by the engineers that design the Sedan. If Darien folks followed every one of those recommendations they would experience better fuel economy, enjoy better performance, be safer and avoid a lot of breakdowns and repairs.

Your JMS Auto Service, Inc. service advisor is an educator who will help you with a plan for catching up on scheduled services and a partner in taking care of your family’s vehicle priorities – they are there to help you manage your vehicle needs.

Give us a call

JMS Auto Service, Inc.
630-325-5900
5837 South Madison Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale Illinois (60521) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 630-325-5900. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

What Customers Like About Us At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

What Customers Like About Us At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale, a big part of the service we provide for our customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we’re always open to questions. Even though we try to be proactive in our education, we sometimes get busy fixing cars and need a reminder. Please, just ask.

We’ve found our Hinsdale customers like the service reminders. This is especially true of our returning customers. They’ve grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the Sedan manufacturer’s published maintenance schedules and that we’re not just pulling them out of the air.

We know that you live a busy life in Hinsdale with a lot more to think about than wondering if it’s time to replace your PCV valve. Part of our process when you come in to JMS Auto Service, Inc. is checking the manufacturer’s schedule to make sure we don’t overlook an important service for your Sedan.

We hope you appreciate your courtesy inspection when you come in to JMS Auto Service, Inc. for service. If we find something unexpected, it’s good to know and if we don’t find anything wrong, you get a little peace of mind.

You know, customer satisfaction is very important to us at JMS Auto Service, Inc.. We want to run a honest and professional Hinsdale automotive service operation. If we do, you’ll keep coming back and recommend us to your friends.

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale Illinois (60521) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 630-325-5900. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

Used Car Inspections At JMS Auto Service, Inc.

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Used Car Inspections At JMS Auto Service, Inc.

It’s natural to be a little anxious when you buy a used car in Hinsdale: you worry that it has something wrong with it or that it hasn’t been well maintained. If it’s possible, bring the Sedan in to JMS Auto Service, Inc. for an inspection. We can tell you if there are current or emerging problems. The peace of mind is well worth the price of the inspection service.

It’s also a good idea to get on track with the maintenance schedule at JMS Auto Service, Inc. and stay on track. If you don’t have maintenance records for the vehicle, assume the worst and get started with an oil change. The inspection by a qualified Hinsdale service technician that comes with a full service oil change will reveal basic problems. Be sure to bring up any specific concerns with your honest JMS Auto Service, Inc. service consultant.

A more intense inspection at JMS Auto Service, Inc. can find hidden problems like body damage and sealer in A/C units which can be major expenses down the road. Purchasing a Carfax report may let you know if the Hinsdale vehicle’s been in a major accident and give you a title history. You can find out if that ’71 Barracuda really was owned by a little old lady who only drove it to church in Hinsdale on Sundays. If you’ve bought well, there’s no reason to believe that with proper maintenance your “new” used Sedan won’t last a long time.

At JMS Auto Service, Inc., we’ve been providing professional, quality automotive services (including used car inspections) for 25 years.

Give us a call

JMS Auto Service, Inc.
5837 South Madison Street
Hinsdale, Illinois zip code 60521

At JMS Auto Service, Inc. in Hinsdale Illinois (60521) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 630-325-5900. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.