Tire Services

We can take a look under the hood

Tire Services

Your Franklin area Tire Experts!

We Provide all the major brands in tires as well as tire and wheel services

Whether your vehicle’s tires are running low on air from a slow leak or you’ve completely lost your tread and it’s time for some new tires, we’ve got you covered. Auto Clinic of Franklin professionals can help make sure you’re driving as safely as possible with a brand new set of name-brand tires. Most of our tires come with high mileage warranties in case there is any issue, we can get you back on the road in a flash without incurring any lost cash to you in many cases. Find out more about “TIRE SELECTION” in our Tire Selection article.

Tire Brands

We can put you in a new set of tires from any of the following manufacturers, and most any brand, even if they’re not listed.

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Tire Repairs

If your tires still have plenty of miles left on them but you’re experiencing other issues such as constantly having to add air pressure, you may have a slow leak which can be from a number of different issues. We can detect the leak and patch or plug the tire to make sure your tires last you as long as they should. These repair services start at less than $20. Contact us to get more information or bring your vehicle in for a tire checkup.

Tire Rotation, Balance, and Wheel Alignment

If you’re experience fast wear on your tires, it could be due to one of the following factors: Wheel Alignment, Lack of Tire Rotations, or Balance issues. At Auto Clinic of Franklin we have the tools to fix these issues most of the time. Come by and let us diagnose the problem and get it fixed so your tire investment lasts longer!

Diagnostic Services

We take care for your vehicle

Vehicle Diagnostic Services

Yesterday, a warning light started blinking on your dashboard, and today it’s steadily remaining lit while driving. Maybe the vehicle has started driving strangely, whether the steering doesn’t seem to be working as well or if the engine isn’t generating the same output as it should be. When something indicates the car is having trouble underneath the hood, it’s important to promptly tend to it to minimize damage and downtime. Contact us today for our car diagnostic services to get you back on the road in no time!
A warning light can appear for any number of reasons, such as tightening the gas cap too much, or the braking system working less efficiently than it should be. While the car may appear to be fine in spite of the dashboard lights, ignoring the problem could lead to serious damage or failure, which is a major safety hazard. Because of this, it’s critically important to bring your car in to our certified professionals immediately when lights appear on the dashboard for our car diagnostic services.

What causes the check Engine light to appear?

These days, just about every vehicle has a complicated system underneath the hood. For one, there are on-board computers that always check on the status of the car’s performance. If the warning light comes on, it’s because the computer detected something out of the ordinary when monitoring a component. It fires off a command to the light to turn on so you’ll know something is weird.

When Should You Seek Diagnostics For Your Car?

The most common car operating issues that will require further testing and a diagnosis of the vehicle include:
– Emissions failure
– Steering control
– Engine performance
– Illuminated dashboard warning lights.

How Can Vehicle Diagnostic Services Diagnose the Problem?

We have the experience, the tools and the technology needed to determine the problem with your vehicle, whether it’s due to a Check Engine light or an ABS Warning.

Though the specifics of our vehicle diagnostic service will vary from situation to situation, it generally follows a path like this:

1. Gather Information

We use a scan tool to communicate with the car’s onboard computer to gather a series of information:
– Freeze frame data
– Computer codes
– Software version numbers
– Status information and sensor data

Keep in mind that just getting the codes doesn’t give us enough information to tell you the problem right away; this is just how we start the process of elimination.

2. Verification

We will then check whether the system specifications are being met, which can include analyzing:
– Fuel system
– Emissions system
– Ignition system
– Engine vacuum and backpressure
– Engine timing

If any of these basic systems fail, it can make the Check Engine light appear, falsely blaming a component as the cause. We complete verification to avoid unnecessary parts replacement to save you money.

3. Precision Testing

Pinpoint testing is required by all manufacturers to gather the more accurate discovery during our vehicle diagnostic service. To do this, we perform the following steps:
– Visually inspect the potential suspects
– Bi-directional control tests
– Mechanical and/or electrical tests
– Test the wiring diagrams

4. Examine Technical Service Bulletins

This information can give us an idea whether the problem is due to a pattern, which means it would be a known problem to happen with your specific make and model of vehicle.

While we still need to continue testing at this stage, however, since the other systems must have passed their tests to have performed this step.

5. Repair the Car

Depending on the problem, we may take several actions as a result of our car diagnostic services:
– Replace faulty parts
– Fix or replace wiring
– Perform manufacturer updates
– Clean components

6. Repair Verification

After we’ve finished the repairs, we will retest all parts to ensure the correct results are returned.

Vehicle Inspection

We can fine-tune your car

Vehicle Inspection Services

More often than not, people take their cars, trucks, and motorcycles for granted. When you need them, they’re there. Walk out, start it up and drive. A car is just a method of getting from one point to another and back again. It is far more complicated than most people care to think about. Which leads to the utmost importance of regular auto inspections.

A car is actually a conglomeration of thousands of small pieces and processes that must all be functioning in order for you to get where you are going safely. A car is a lot like the human body. From time to time small things go wrong. Your stomach doesn’t feel right. The car grinds when you turn the wheel hard over. We often let both of these occurrences pass without second thought. Your stomach feels better the next day. The grind doesn’t occur the next time you’re hard over.

We’re recommended to get regular physicals as we age, so that we can catch potentially grave problems while they’re still manageable. Preventative care is often many times more cost-efficient than emergency care. The same can be said of your automobile. Getting regular car inspections can catch a problem when it will be cheaper to resolve. Maybe that stomach pain is something worse, maybe not. That grind almost certainly is.

Vehicle Inspection

A proper car shop will undoubtedly offer auto inspections. If you find a shop that doesn’t do comprehensive inspections, take your business elsewhere. You can trust the Auto Clinic of Franklin. Our Services include

• Engine repair
• Tune ups
• Brake service
• Air Conditioning
• Oil Changes/Lube
• Timing Belts

There are some practical things that you can do regularly to make sure your automobile is at the top of its game. Your driveway can be transformed into a vehicle inspection shop whenever you get a chance.

Check your fluids

Oil, brake, power steering, coolant, transmission and even your windshield washer levels should be checked regularly. These should all be checked once a week while the car is cold. The only exception to that is transmission fluid. That must be checked while the car is running. Fluids should be changed according to your owner’s manual. A quality vehicle inspection shop can do these changes and flushes for you quickly and cost-efficiently.

Under the hood

While you’ve got the hood popped, give it the once over. Visually inspect all the electrical connections, hoses and belts for proper functionality. If anything looks different from your last check, a comprehensive vehicle inspection from the Auto Clinic of Franklin can be the difference between smooth driving and being stranded on the roadside or in a parking lot.

Tires

Tires are often the most neglected part of your car. There are many ills that can befall tires. You should regularly check tire pressure, tread and for cracks in the tire wall. The manufacturer recommendation for tire pressure can be found in your owner’s manual or in one of your doorjambs. Tires should be checked and filled while cold. Properly filled tires will increase your gas mileage. Tires with cracks or low tread can do far more than just hinder your gas mileage. A blow out or skid out would be terrible. If you notice cracks, low tread or constantly low pressure, take your car in for a professional car inspection from Auto Clinic of Franklin.

Doing these vehicle inspections regularly is an important habit to get into. The Auto Clinic of Franklin will get more in-depth than you can. A typical vehicle inspection can comprise 50 or 100 different points. Remember, preventative care trumps emergency care always.

The peace of mind that will result from regular vehicle inspections will be a huge benefit. It’ll save you time, money and heartache. You’ll know that your car will start up and drive reliably the next time you’re heading to the doctor for your regular inspection.