Air Conditioning Service
It is important to maintain your vehicle’s air conditioning system. We provide complete service to air conditioning. This includes compressors, condenser, receiver (drier), expansion valve, and evaporator. We provide service to all R134-A refrigerant air conditioning systems. Some common problems that occur causing your A/C to fail are refrigerant leaks, compressor failure or plugged expansion valves. Whatever issues you may be dealing with, we can keep you cool through the heat of summer.
If you notice your car’s heat is not blowing at the optimal temperature, you may need to have your system serviced. Keeping your coolant clean is a great way to prevent possible heat failures. Some of the areas that may be causing problems include the radiator, radiator hoses, heater hoses, water pumps, thermostats, HVAC controllers/motors or heater core. If you have any questions regarding the proper coolant to use in your vehicle, we are here to help.
For over 40 years, we have specialized in providing the most accurate alignments. We provide both front wheel alignments as well as four wheel alignments. We have two state of the art Hunter Hawkeye Alignment machines. These machines provide the most accurate alignment for all makes and models. We will adjust your camber, caster, toe and thrust angle settings to the vehicle manufacturer specifications. If your steering wheel is off-center or pulling to either side, having uneven tire wear or experiencing poor handling, you likely need to have your alignment checked.
Batteries, Starting and Charging Systems
Nothing’s worse than running late, getting in your car and realizing it will not start. We sell top quality batteries with 6 or 7 year prorated warranties. Is your battery light on? The issue may likely be with your alternator. Other components affecting your vehicle’s ability to turn over include your starter and cable/wiring.
Brakes and ABS Service
We pride ourselves in our exceptional brake service. We specialize in disc and drum brake service including calipers, rotors, hydraulic brake hoses/lines, drums, shoes, wheel cylinders, master cylinders and both hydro and vacuum power brake boosters. We are also able to machine rotors and drums. Other services we provide to your brake and ABS system include wheel speed sensors, wheel bearing hub assemblies, ABS modules and wiring diagnostics.
Check Engine Light Service
If your check engine light/service engine soon light turns on, there may be a problem with your vehicle. Ignoring this warning could turn into more costly repairs. We can provide diagnostic tests to determine the cause.
Rapid advancements in vehicle technology mean a mechanic’s job is continually evolving. The complex computer and electronic systems you’ll now find in the dash and under the hood puts a greater emphasis on computer diagnostics. Simply put, today’s auto technicians need a broader base of knowledge than in the past.
Richlen and Sons remains dedicated to staying ahead of the technological curve. Our sophisticated diagnostic computers are equipped to quickly determine your vehicle’s issue, no matter the make and model. Faster computer diagnostics mean our experienced mechanics can start repairs sooner, and your ride will be road-ready again in a shorter amount of time.
Complete Auto Repair
We service all makes and models of vehicles.
We will test your hard starting, stalling, rough running or intermittent running issue.
Rear differential rebuilds, front differential rebuilds, drive and CV axles, and boot repairs.
The inner workings of today’s vehicles have become increasingly reliant on electrical components. Wires, sensors and computers are connected to most working parts, and an issue with any piece of that complex puzzle could present major consequences for many of your vehicle’s components.
At Richlen and Sons, our ASE certified technicians are well-versed in electrical repair. We save you time and money by eliminating the guesswork and taking a targeted approach to the problem. More than six decades of experience have taught us to begin with the basics before recommending major repairs. You can trust Richlen and Sons to thoroughly check your car’s electrical system, so you don’t end up with a part you don’t need.
We can test your emissions related problems pertaining to misfires, oxygen sensors, catalytic converters, evap systems, heated oxygen sensors, and all continuous and non-continuous monitors.
The heart of any vehicle is its engine. Take care of your engine, and your car will take care of you for the long haul. Richlen and Sons takes pride in servicing all aspects of engine repair. Our knowledgeable mechanics are ready to get your car revving again, whether it needs a standard tune-up or a more complicated repair.
Don’t ignore a drop in fuel efficiency or engine noises or knocks. Investing in regular maintenance and inspections is usually rewarded with strong performance well past 100,000 miles. When that light on your dash starts to flash, Richlen and Sons is prepared to handle the engine repairs that come next.
Your exhaust system is more than just your muffler. It consists of manifolds, pipes, catalytic converters, oxygen sensors, resonator pipes, mufflers, tailpipes and more. Welding flex pipes and other pipes is another service we provide. Whether your exhaust is just loud or you are dealing with another concern, we are here to fix it!
Lube, Oil, Filter
Changing your oil regularly is a great way to promote engine longevity. We will also take a look at your tires, belts, hoses, filters and more during a regular oil change. If using semi-synthetic oil, we recommend changing your oil every 3000 miles. We also offer full synthetic oil changes, in which we recommend having it changed every 5000 miles.
We have specialized in suspension for over 60 years. We can find your noise, loose parts, loose steering and all other front and rear end issues. We offer lifetime warranty on a variety of parts, such as ball joints, control arms, struts, shocks, tie rods, wheel joints and u-joints. Keep your tires wearing properly by having your suspension checked often.
We sell all brands of tires. Ask for current specials or rebates.
If you notice a shake or shimmy anywhere in your vehicle, it could simply be a need to balance or rotate your tires. Come in to have your tires balanced to ensure a smooth ride at any speed. Rotating your tires can make them last up to twice as long.
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS)
Newer vehicles are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems, or TPMS. These monitors alert you to changes in your tire pressure. If your TPMS light turns on, we can service your system.
If you need your transmission serviced or checked, bring your vehicle in for us to take a look.
A tune-up should be done on your vehicle as routine maintenance to keep it running smoothly. It will extend the life of your vehicle. An average tune-up includes changing spark plugs, wire/boots, fuel filter, air filter, cabin filter and fuel system cleaner, if needed. ASK TIM
Welding and Fabrication
We have in-house TIG and MIG welders to weld stainless steel, aluminum and standard steel.