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TGK Automotive Repair & Services

Wheel Balancing

  Often confused with wheel alignment, a properly balanced wheel is a beautiful, perfectly tuned wheel-tire combination. This is accomplished by placing measured lead weights on the opposite side of the “heavy spot”—the noticeable tread wear on your unbalanced tire.   How do I know if I need my wheels balanced?   Is your vehicle vibrating at certain speeds, say, between 50 and 70 mph? If so, chances are your wheel is out of balance. One section of your tire is heavie More

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

  A TPMS or “Tire Pressure Monitoring System” electronically monitors the air pressure inside your tires. Depending on your vehicle, the TPMS reports the tire-pressure information, through a gauge, a pictogram display, or a low-pressure warning light. This system can be divided into two different types—direct (dTPMS) and indirect (iTPMS). As of September 1, 2007, the TREAD (Transportation Recall Enhanced Accountability and Documentation) Act requires that all vehicles sold in  More

Tire Rotation

The front tires on a front-wheel drive vehicle accelerate, steer, and help brake your vehicle. Front tires tend to wear down faster than rear tires. Typically rear wheel tires last twice as long as front wheel tires. Ideally, we recommend you replace all four tires at the same time. Rotating your tires helps ensure even wearing for all your tires. Contact our staff to get your tires rotated. How do I know when to rotate my tires?   Follow your vehicle’s owner’s manual suggestion More

Tire Repair/Flat Repair

  An improperly repaired tire may fail when driven at high speed causing loss of vehicle control. Flat or damaged tires need to be repaired by qualified personnel.   Almost any sharp object on the road can cause a flat tire. We repair tire tread punctures up to 1/4″ in diameter. We do NOT recommend repairing larger punctures or punctures to the tire’s shoulder and sidewall.   Do not attempt to repair the tire while it is still connected to the wheel.   You must in More

Tire Installation

  Your vehicle’s tires make constant contact with the road. Over time and with normal wear-and-tear, your become worn down. This can be dangerous when braking on wet or snow-covered roads. Hydroplaning occurs when the tire’s grooves are so worn down that they don’t channel water out from beneath the tread. When this happens, your treads only skim the water’s surface and the steering wheel won’t respond. Keep your tires in working condition. How do I know if I n More

CV and Drive Axles

  Your vehicle’s axle connects two wheels together in front and in back. This load-bearing component acts like a central shaft, maintaining the wheel positions relative to each other and to the vehicle body. The axle construction matches vehicle use; trucks and off-road vehicles come with axles that keep the wheel positions steady under heavy stress (ideal for supporting heavy loads), while conventional axles satisfy general consumer needs. No matter what you drive, remember that your More

Custom Wheels

  Want to make your vehicle stand out and perform better? Enhance your ride with custom wheels. The wheels you choose depend on your vehicle’s use and driving conditions. For instance, you can increase the size of your wheels for off-road driving or add spinning rims for cruising around town. No matter your needs, talk to our professionals and we will give you custom wheel options. What type of custom wheels do you want?   Aluminum Alloy Wheels: Light-weight and strong, these whe More

Batteries and Electrical System

  If you purchase a battery at TGK Automotive, we will install it for free!* *Some exclusions apply. Contact us today for details!   Let’s face it: you can have the most meticulously maintained vehicle on the road, but it won’t start without the right battery – properly installed and appropriately fitted – for your driving needs. From ignition to door locks, your car battery allows you to get from point “A” to point “B.”   The following is  More

Alignments

  When your vehicle alignment is not proportioned correctly, two issues may occur: Driving becomes more expensive Driving becomes more dangerous   Driving without proper alignment costs you money. Not only does flawed alignment decrease gas mileage and tire life, but it also adds stress to your vehicle’s steering equipment and structure. Ideally, your vehicle’s wheels should run perpendicular to the ground and parallel to each other. Adjusting these wheel angles will bring  More

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Exhaust System

The flow of your exhaust system is very important. This is what allows your vehicle to breath. Pretty important right, we all need to breath, so fixing any leaks or plugged up components can help and improve your vehicles performance. In some cases it improves your gas mileage. At TGK Automotive we also do custom exhaust. We have the equipment in our shop to make an exhaust system for any car from scratch. • High performance exhaust • Stock exhaust systems • Dual exhaust systems • Chrome More

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Fuel Injection System

The fuel injection system is the system that supports and delivers the fuel to the engine. First we have the fuel pump which suppresses and pressurizes the fuel up to the fuel rail where the injectors are. The fuel pump is most commonly located in the fuel tank. The fuel rail and injectors are what delivers the fuel in a spray to each cylinder of the engine. More

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Suspension System

The suspensions purpose is to provide a comfortable ride while maintaining proper vehicle tracking, directional stability, and to minimize tire wear. The main components are springs, shock absorbers or struts and sway bars. First the springs, either the coil spring or the leaf spring, control the ride height of the vehicle. Then there are shocks or struts which absorb the road conditions and keep the tires on the road surface. More

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Cooling System

The cooling system is made up of the passages inside the engine block and heads, a water pump to circulate the coolant, a thermostat to control the temperature of the coolant, a radiator to cool the coolant, a radiator cap to control the pressure in the system, and some plumbing consisting of interconnecting hoses to transfer the coolant from the engine to radiator and also to the car’s heater system where hot coolant is used to warm up the vehicle’s interior on a cold day. A cooling More

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Transmission and Drive Train

Not moving anywhere or when you do it feels like your slipping? This could be a result of a transmission problem. We specialize in automotive and manual transmission repair and will find your exact problem and fix only what is necessary. Tip: It’s very important that you change your Transmission filters and fluids on a regular basis. Every 30,000 to 50,000 miles is ideal. This cost of maintenance is very inexpensive compared to a new transmission or a rebuild of your current transmission. More

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Brake System

When you press on the brake pedal in your car, several things are going to happen. The force of your foot on the pedal is multiplied and converted to pressure; that pressure is transmitted through the system, and friction converts kinetic energy into heat. Then the vehicle slows or stops depending on the amount of force you apply. A complex sequence of events leads up to this. Due to the complexity of the brake system, it’s important to have all components of the brake system in good worki More

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Starting and Charging System

Starting and charging system consists of a few main components. You have your starter which takes its power from the battery and engages to the flywheel and turns your car over. If you have a bad battery the starting system may not have enough power to turn your motor over so it’s important that you maintain this system so you’re not stranded somewhere or out in the cold. The Alternator runs power to the battery while your car is running. Stop in or call TGK Automotive at 651-407-3611 today  More

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Tune-up

A tune-up is a maintenance service to keep the vehicle operating with optimal fuel efficiency and engine performance. This service consists of replacing ignition parts such as spark plugs and ignition wire sets and replacing vehicle filters such as air filters and fuel filters. We also provide fuel and intake cleaning treatments. More

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Oil Changes

Changing your engine oil is very important. Most manufacturers recommend changing your oil between 3,000 and 7,500 miles. It’s important to do so because the oil helps lubricate and keep the inside of the motor clean. So change your oil not your motor! Call TGK Automotive today and schedule your next oil change. We also do a courtesy full vehicle inspection on your vehicle. We service all Asian, European, and Diesel makes and models. We use synthetic blend engine oil, full synthetic or other b More

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Courtesy Vehicle Inspection

We at TGK Automotive offer a FREE full courtesy inspection on all makes and models with any paid service work that is completed in one of our shops. We offer this service to our customers because we feel it’s important for the owner to feel safe driving your vehicle. It’s also important for you to know where your vehicle is at as far as manufactured maintenance recommendations. This will extend the life of your vehicle and will help you keep the high cost repair bills away from your vehicle. More