SERVICES

 

Our auto repair shop is conveniently located in Yuma, AZ. Our quality certified mechanics at 3:10 Auto Works employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor auto repair services on foreign and domestic vehicles. Below are some of the many auto repair services that we offer:

  • Tune-ups
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Engine Repair
  • Exhaust System
  • Electrical
  • Auto Repair
  • Front End Work
  • Light Replacement
  • Coolant Service
  • Breather Filter
  • Vehicle Fluids
  • Power Steering
  • Chassis Lube
  • Wiper Blades
  • 24-Hour Towing
  • Full Brake Service
  • Oil Change & Lube
  • Fuel Injection Service
  • Transmission Service
  • Cooling System Flush
  • Electronic Testing
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Replacement Car Battery
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Suspension and Shock Repair
  • Belt and Hose Replacement
  • Diesel Service and Repair
  • Complete Diagnostic Services
  • Vehicle Preventative Maintenance

Oil and Oil Filter Service
Experts recommend changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle every 3 months or 3,000 miles, whichever is first. It’s an essential way to maximize engine protection. 

Cooling System Service
Our team will flush the cooling system, conduct a pressure test, check hoses and cap and check connections.

Air Conditioning Service
One of our trained air conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all NC lines, evaporator and compressor for leaks and wear.

Driveline Service
We will remove old worn-out gear oil from the front and rear differential and transfer case.

Fuel/Air Induction Cleanup
Using specialized equipment, our technicians will quickly and effectively clean intake manifolds, ports, intake valves and combustion chambers and install injector cleaning additives in tanks. This service will restore lost power and performance and will reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

Power Steering Flush
Our technicians use a powerful cleaner to dissolve gum and varnish in your car’s power steering unit. Next, we will flush old, worn-out contaminated fluid and install fresh new fluid fortified with a special antioxidant and anti-wear ingredients to prevent expensive mechanical failure.

Transmission Service
Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines and install new high-tech fluid with conditioners.


Brakes

Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your car. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

Brake System Components That Can Fail

The master cylinder, the heart of the vehicle’s braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered, and the brake pads will become ruined.

The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.

The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the car, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the car is in motion and the brakes are not applied.

Oil Change

Engine Oil

Engine oil is what lubricates a car’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer. Car owners must maintain a car’s engine by changing the oil and using the oil appropriate for their cars make and model. Every car comes with a “check oil” light and an oil filter under the hood. These components allow car owners to monitor their oil levels and add oil as needed without having to hire a mechanic.

Changing the Oil

An important part of routine car maintenance is changing the oil regularly. The necessary frequency of oil changes has become a point of contention among experts. The Engine Oil Bible maintains that engine oil can’t be changed often enough, but Nordic Group insists that, with the advent of detergent oils and multi-weight oils, some vehicles can go as far as 6,000 miles before needing an oil change. The best course of action is to check the owner’s manual and follow manufacturer’s recommendations.

An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but oil change services frequently advertise bargains. If the “check engine oil” light comes on while driving, this is a strong indication that the car is running low on oil.  A driver does not need a mechanic to add oil. However, if the oil light stays on or lights up shortly after adding oil, there may be a leak, and a mechanic should look at the car.


Engine Repair

The engine in your vehicle is what keeps your car running and working. It is no surprise that if your engine isn’t in great shape that your car won’t be either and you’ll need to visit your local auto repair shop. There are a few ways that you’ll know that your engine is in need of repairs:

  • Check Engine Light Turns On
    • A check engine light indicates a serious problem with your ignition, fuel or emission system. If this light comes on, it is a serious problem and needs immediate attention.
  • Stalling
    • When your engine stops running and your cars stalls, this could indicate a problem with the electrical system in your car or the fuel system. The engine is unable to ignite the gas in the car’s cylinders and requires attention from a certified technician.
  • Engine Clicking or Ticking
    • If your engine starts to sound like your watch, you may be having a problem with the car’s oil pressure. A damaged or clogged oil pump could be preventing oil from reaching all of the components necessary to run the vehicle.

To keep your car running at its best, it is important to keep the engine in optimal condition. Take your vehicle for its scheduled maintenance, perform yearly emissions tests and visit 3:10 Auto Works with any questions or concerns you have regarding your car.


Wheel Alignment

How important is wheel alignment?

Think of it this way: Research indicates that the average vehicle is driven about 12,000 miles per year. A car with a toe angle misadjustment of 0.34 degrees (only 0.17 inches) out of specification will drag the tires sideways for more than 68 miles by the end of the year!

What are the symptoms of a vehicle with incorrect alignment?

Have your vehicle checked if you notice:

  • Excessive or uneven tire wear
  • The vehicle pulls to the left or right
  • Feeling of looseness or wandering
  • Steering wheel vibration or shimmy
  • Steering wheel is not centered when the vehicle is moving straight ahead

How often should I have my vehicle aligned?

Follow the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation noted in your owner’s manual. As a general rule, have your wheel alignment checked every 10,000 miles or at least once a year.

The importance of Total Alignment:

  • Reduced Tire Wear: Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life. Most tires are replaced prematurely due to adverse wear.
  • Better Gas Mileage: Gas mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Total Alignment sets all four wheels parallel, which along with proper inflation, minimizes rolling resistance.
  • Improved Handling: Does your car pull to one side? Do you constantly have to move the steering wheel to keep your car traveling straight ahead? Many handling problems can be corrected by Total Alignment service. With all the vehicle components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride.
  • Safer Driving: A suspension system inspection is part of the alignment procedure. This allows worn parts to be detected before they cause costly problems.

Our Truck Service Center is conveniently located in [Yuma], [Arizona]. Our quality certified mechanics at [3:10 Diesel Works] employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repair services on Class 2 1/2 – Class 8 Vehicles. Below are some of the many truck repair services that we offer:

  • Air Filter Replacement
  • Air Conditioning Service
  • Axle Replacement
  • Belt & Hose Replacement
  • Brake Service
  • Battery Replacement
  • Clutch Repair
  • Computer Diagnostic
  • Electrical
  • Exhaust System
  • Fuel Injection Service
  • Diesel Performance Upgrades
  • Oil Change 
  • Power Steering
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Replace Lights
  • Radiator Service
  • Suspension Work
  • Aftermarket Service
  • Diesel Service
  • Fleet Service
  • Transmission Service
  • Computer DIagnostics
  • Engine Rebuilding

Oil and Oil Filter Service
Experts recommend changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle every 3 months or 3,000 miles, which ever is first. It’s an essential way to maximize engine protection. Oil changes at 7,500 miles are usually too long an interval for most common driving conditions.

Cooling System Service
Flush cooling system, pressure test, check hoses, cap and check connection.

Air Conditioning Service
One of our trained Air Conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all NC lines, evaporator and compressor for leaks and wear.

Driveline Service
Remove old worn out gear oil from the front and rear differential and transfer case.

Fuel/Air Induction Cleanup
Using specialized equipment our technicians will quickly and effectively clean intake manifold, ports, intake valves, and combustion chamber. Install injector cleaning additive in tank. This service will restore lost power and performance and will reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

Power Steering Flush
Our technicians use a powerful cleaner to dissolve gum and varnish in your car’s power steering unit. Next, we will flush old, worn-out contaminated fluid and install fresh new fluid fortified with a special antioxidant and anti-wear ingredients to prevent expensive mechanical failure.

Transmission Service
Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines. Install new high-tech fluid with conditioners.

Bullet Proof Diesel
We are the ONLY preferred installer of after market Bullet Proof Diesel Products (BPD).  Bring your 6.0L here for Bulletproofing, and you will receive the EXACT same Parts Pricing as BPD displays on their Website.


Engine Overhaul

If you’re in need of an engine overhaul we can help with that too. We do in and out of frame overhauls. Sometimes it makes more sense to rebuild your current engine rather than to buy a whole new truck. We can do overhauls for your pick up, RV, or heavy duty semi-truck on engines ranging from CAT, Cummins, International, Detroit, Duramax, Power Stroke, etc. If you do not think an overhaul is the best option for you, another option is to replace the engine with a long block or running complete engine from Jasper Engines & Transmissions. We are a wholesale distributor for them and can get you going with one of those as well. We will work with you and quote you multiple different ways to find which option will work best for you.


Fuel Systems

Fuel systems are probably the most important and sensitive part of a diesel engine. We recommend that you replace your fuel filter every other oil change on your pickup truck and every oil change on RVs and heavy duty trucks. Replacing your fuel filter on time is one of the best things you can do for maintaining a healthy fuel system for your diesel engine.

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Performance Upgrades

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Looking to do some upgrades to your light or heavy duty truck or RV? We can help! Upgrades are not always just about making your truck go faster. There are some upgrades that help your truck run longer and more efficient as well. We are the only preferred installer for Bullet Proof Diesel in Yuma. Bullet Proof Diesel offers a line of products that eliminates some those common issues that you find on the 6.0L and 6.4L Ford Power Strokes. They offer an upgraded FICM, EGR Cooler, Oil Cooler Relocate Kit, and an ARP Stud Head Gasket Kit to help avoid some of those issues known to drive a Power Stroke owner crazy. We are also a wholesale distributer for BD Diesel. They offer a wide range of parts for light and heavy duty diesel engines. Whether you are looking for an upgraded turbo, fuel injectors, transmission parts, intake systems, exhaust systems, fuel injection pumps, or a tuner they will probably have what you are looking for. Give us a call and we can get you some pricing on doing the upgrade you’ve been wanting.


Preventive Maintenance

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We can perform all ranges of preventative maintenance services. We do engine oil change services, fuel filter replacements, air filter replacement, transmission services, front and rear differential services, radiator flushes, valve adjustments (tune ups) and more. We recommend that you do a service on your pick up every 5,000-7,500 miles and replace the fuel filter every other time. We recommend that you do service on your engine and generator once a year for your motor home, along with replacing the fuel filters. You should have your valves adjusted every 150,000 miles. Our goal is to keep your truck on the road and running for as long as possible and they key to that is proper maintenance. See your owner’s manual for their recommended service intervals or give us a call or stop in and we can tell you.

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Diagnostics

We offer our state of the arts diagnostic tools that we use to diagnose any issue you may be experiencing. We have software to diagnose almost all makes and models of light, medium, and heavy duty trucks for the engine and transmission. We also have software for troubleshooting ABS codes. We have state of the art air conditioning machines to diagnose and charge up your air conditioning system.

Our average diagnostics charge is $100, which is $75 labor charge and a $25 machine charge for the first hour. 

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Electrical Issues

We have what it takes to handle any electrical issue you may be experiencing. Whether it is your alternator that has failed or maybe even your batteries, we can get you going again in no time. We use NAPA’s line of batteries and they have not let us down yet, not to mention they offer a great warranty to go along with an already great long lasting product.

Electrical Issues Picture

Not every electrical issue is as simple as a bad battery or alternator though. Electrical issues can be the most troublesome out of all of the issues you could experience. Our team has the tools and experience needed to dive into those problems and find the source. When it comes to electrical issues the most important thing to have is patience. It takes time to check over every option when you have already ruled out the basics. We always work with our customers and are more than fair when billing time for those hard to find electrical issues.


Brakes

Brakes are pretty much the most important safety device on your truck or RV. If you’ve ever partially lost your brakes in the past, you’ll agree that it’s not something you want to experience again. Inspecting your brakes twice a year for wear and damage can protect you and your passengers. Additionally, it will also help save you money by catching any damage before it becomes too costly.

Brake System Components That Can Fail

HYDRAULIC BRAKES

The master cylinder, the heart of the trucks braking system, holds the brake fluid when it is not being delivered to the brakes through the brake lines. If brake fluid leaks because the master cylinder is worn or brake lines are plugged or broken, the fluid cannot be delivered and the brake pads will become ruined.

The brake fluid itself can become dirty or contaminated as it draws rust-causing moisture and picks up other debris, or it can break down from excess heat. Clean brake fluid is either clear or slightly yellow, while dirty brake fluid may be brown or even black. Old and dirty brake fluid can damage ABS brake systems internally.

The brake lines connect to the master cylinder through a combination valve, which combines a metering and proportioning valve. It regulates the pressure on the front and rear wheels to make sure both sets of brakes are applied simultaneously. A malfunctioning combination valve may cause the wheels to lock up.

Brake pads and shoes can be made of ceramic, metal or organic materials, while the disc rotors and drums they press against are made of metal. Because the pads and shoes create friction to stop the truck, they gradually wear down over time and may wear away completely, letting the metal of the calipers and cylinders they are attached to grind against the rotors and drums and damage them. (Some pads have a metal strip attached that sounds a warning whistle when the pad becomes too worn, but this strip sounds only when the truck is in motion and the brakes are not applied.

AIR BRAKE

It is important to understand the key components to a Vehicle equipped with an Air Brake System.  When the Brake pedal is applied The Brake Valve gives air to various check valves and relay valves that apply air to each slack adjuster, the slack adjuster then rotates the “S” Cam to press the shoe up against the brake drum.  When the pedal is released the air pressure is taken away, which puts the shoes and drums back into a “free” position.  It is important that we inspect the Air Lines, Valves, Slack Adjusters, as well as the condition of the Shoes and Drums.  The inspection of the Air Brake system is a big part of our standard 20 Point Inspection.


Oil Change

Engine Oil

Engine oil is what lubricates your Truck or RV’s engine, allowing it to run smoothly and last longer.  Vehicle owners must maintain the engine by changing the oil at a regular interval.  People as us all of the time “what is the right interval” for my Truck or RV.  There are some key factors to consider before giving an answer………..Some Truck Engines are using Oil Systems that are designed to stretch the Interval out as far as 30,000 miles between Services, but those systems are fairly rare.  Most Trucking Fleets and Owner Operators are using an interval of 7,500 – 10,000 miles between Services.  RV Owners may say that they don’t put that many miles on their coach in three years.  But we don’t recommend waiting that long.  Most RV Owners use the interval of 5,000 miles or once a year.  This allows the RV to be inspected at least once a year, because Preventative Maintenance is the key To the long life of a Diesel Engine.

Changing the Oil

An important part of a good Preventative Maintenance program is changing the oil regularly.  We recommend a good 15W40 Oil, and a quality filter.

An obvious benefit of changing one’s own oil is saving money, but oil change services frequently advertise bargains.   We are more than happy to answer your questions if you decide to change your own oil.  But we caution those DIYer’s, to remember that it is not just the oil that needs Preventative Maintenance!  Always do a thorough inspection of you whole vehicle.


24/7 Roadside Assistance

Having troubles and are unable to get your vehicle to the shop? No problem. We provide roadside assistance 24/7 365. Whether you Drive a Class 6, 7, or 8 truck, an RV, Pickup, or Car. We can help you so you can get back on the road.

Call us at (928) 344-3517 or after hours (928) 503-5525