Monthly Archives: January 2020

Electrical Testing

Electrical Testing

It's crazy but over the past couple weeks we have seen a ton of corrosion related issues! This Jeep Patriot was just the most recent example. This Jeep had to be towed into the shop because it would crank over but the engine would not start. While performing our diagnostic testing we found that the Automatic Shutdown Relay (ASD Relay) had so much electrical corrosion that one of the terminal ends had broken off! If you look close in the picture you can see the green growth on the relay. The needed repair was to clean up all the corrosion, extract the broken terminal end, and replace the relay. Once this was done the Jeep Patriot would start right up and run with no issues! If your vehicle will not start don't just assume that the battery or the starter is bad. Have a ASE certified technician near you diagnose your car or truck

Towing and Recovery

Towing and Recovery

Be careful out there! Looking out the window we can see it snowing here in Ammon. That means slick roads and bad drivers! Remember to slow down and take your time. Make sure your tires have plenty of tread. If you do slide off of the road and end up in a ditch just give us a call! We offer 24 hour 7 day a week towing! We can get you back on the road or back to the shop for any needed repairs. If you are in a accident let the police offices know that you want Empey's Towing. 

Grinding noise when stopping?

Grinding noise when stopping?

Have you every gone and stepped on your brakes and hear a horrible gringing noise? What about a squeak or squill? This can all be a indicator that your vehicles brakes are worn out. On this car we found that the brake pads had totally worn out and chewed into the brake rotors. To fix this issue we replaced the brake pads, rotors, and then greased the caliper slides. After that braking performance was restored. Routine brake inspections can save you money by catching worn out brake pads or shoes before they wear out to far

Wheel Bearing Failure!

Wheel Bearing Failure!

We recently had to go tow this Dodge Ram Truck off of I15 near Idaho Falls. It had broke down and would not drive any more. After getting it to the shop we found that the left front wheel bearing had failed! Causing the tire to jam up and not rotate. When the wheel hub failed it also caused damage to the 4x4 axle u-joints. A simple safety inspection would of caught this issue early and saved time and money

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