A/C is a system that cools and dehumidifies air entering the passenger compartment. The system uses a refrigerant to cool the air and carry heat away from the passenger compartment. Major system components include a compressor, condenser, evaporator, accumulator or receiver/dryer, and orifice tube or expansion valve. Do not intermix different types of refrigerants in an A/C system. Use the type specified by the vehicle manufacturer (R-12 for most 1994 & older vehicles, or R-134a for most 1995 and newer vehicles).
- We can charge your A/C
- We can convert your A/C from older version R-12 Freon to a newer R-134a
- We are equipped with the right tools to diagnose the smallest leaks in your A/C. This eliminates Freon waste and keeps you away from recharging your systems over and over again.
- We can identify a problem with your A/C and replace A/C condenser, receiver/dryer, compressor, clutch, expansion valve, hoses, and electronic climate control units.
We recommend that you perform an alignment service every time you replace tires and/or have work done on your suspension or steering areas. Out of alignment vehicle results in a much faster tear and wear of the tires, as well as in the unsafe vehicle condition.
“We offer an alignment service for an all-time low price of $50.”
Alignment is the checking and adjustment of caster, camber and toe angles in a vehicle’s suspension to maintain specifications engineered by the vehicle manufacturer for optimum performance. All vehicles can benefit from a four-wheel alignment, not just those with front-wheel drive or independent rear suspensions. The rear wheels have just as much influence over directional stability as those at the front, and that’s why many vehicles need to have all four wheels aligned. Many problems such as a steering pull to one side, uneven tire wear on the rear tires or misaligned rear wheels can cause poor tracking.
A typical brake job includes replacing the brake linings (new disc brake pads and shoes), resurfacing the rotors and drums, adding fresh brake fluid and bleeding the system, and inspecting/replacing any other worn components. If rotors or drums are worn beyond safe limits, they can’t be resurfaced and must be replaced. Leaky disc brake calipers, drum brake wheel cylinders or the master cylinder should be rebuilt or replaced.
We have great experience in proper selection of brake pads/rotors and shoes/drums pairings. We use originally manufactured parts.
We work with all insurance companies to ensure your auto body repair is covered. We work with individual payments as well.
The latest tools and technology is utilized to ensure the work is of the highest quality. We use the best quality paints on the market and latest technology to apply and seal all paint coats.
Computerized engine control systems have a certain amount of built-in self-diagnostic capability to detect problems that affect engine performance and emissions. The same is true for the antilock brake system and other onboard systems that are computer controlled. When a fault is detected, the computer will store a diagnostic trouble code in its memory and illuminate the “Check Engine” light. On some vehicles, the computer can be put into a special diagnostic mode by grounding certain terminals on a diagnostic connector. This will cause the Check Engine or other lights to flash out the fault code. On many vehicles, though, a scan tool must be plugged into the computer system to access and read the codes.
We have the latest version of the diagnostic software for the majority of vehicles. This enables us to test and perform high-end diagnostics on the latest vehicle models. The areas diagnosed include Engine, Airbags, ABS, Emission and Evaporation Control Systems. Check-Engine-Light diagnostics are crucial for the cars that need to pass the smog inspection and are unable to do so due to the Check-Engine-Light being on.
KSH Automotive will waive the diagnostics fee if you decide to repair your car with us.
The Electronic Control Unit (ECU) controls the fuel injection system, ignition timing, and the idle speed control system. The ECU also interrupts the operation of the air conditioning and EGR systems, and controls power to the fuel pump (through the control relay). The ECU consists of an 8-bit microprocessor, random access memory (RAM), read only memory (ROM), and an input/output interface. Based on information from the input sensors (engine coolant temperature, barometric pressure, air flow, etc.), the ECU determines optimum settings for the output actuators (injection, idle speed, ignition timing, etc.).
We provide engine rebuilding services for foreign and domestic vehicles. Our repairs are of excellent quality due to the expertise of our mechanics and because we use originally manufactured parts.
The exhaust system consists of the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, catalytic converter, muffler and tailpipe. The system performs three important jobs: it carries exhaust gases away from the engine, it quiets the engine (See Muffler), and it helps control pollution (See Catalytic Converter). The exhaust systems one weakness is its vulnerability to corrosion. Original equipment exhaust systems usually have stainless steel head pipes (the pipe between the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter) and converter shells, and aluminized pipe to resist corrosion. But after three or four years, the muffler and tailpipe often need to be replaced. Many newer vehicles are equipped with stainless steel exhaust systems that typically last 7 to 10 years.
Muffler: A device through which exhaust is passed to muffle engine sounds.
Catalytic Converter: A device installed in the exhaust system, like a muffler, that converts harmful byproducts of combustion into carbon dioxide and water vapor by means of a heat-producing chemical reaction.
Keeping your vehicle properly maintained will keep it running as it was designed and ensure your safety and that of your passengers. KSH Automotive provides regular auto maintenance services for vehicles of all makes and manufacturers.
KSH Automotive offers a Gold Star Smog Inspection for a flat fee of $64. We can also help diagnose and fix your car in case it doesn’t pass the inspection.
A properly functioning suspension will keep your vehicle ride smooth and safe. We inspect and repair suspensions using parts from the original manufacturer to ensure the longevity and safety of your ride.
We provide transmission inspections and, if necessary, will rebuild your transmission whether your vehicle is foreign or domestic. We use original manufacturer parts to ensure your transmission is fixed correctly the first time.
KSH Automotive would like to offer you an option that would put YOU in control. If you prefer to order your own tires, you CAN do so and ship themdirectly to our shop. We will be glad to accept your shipment and install the tires for you.
- If you are not comfortable ordering your own tires, call us at (415) 409-0663. We will find the best deal for you and schedule an appointment for an installation.
- If you have questions regarding your tires’ specifications, we will be happy to answer your questions at (415) 409-0663.
- ou can order your tires from any place you like. Here is an option that you might find helpful. KSH Automotive purchases most of its tires from TireRack.com. Please click on the link below to search for tires on TireRack.com.
- You may find the link below useful if this is your first time ordering tires. It explains when you need new tires and which ones will suit your cars’ needs best.