HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING

Not too hot, not too cold, not too difficult for Auto Excel Auto Repair…
We know how important it is for your car to have a stable climate control. We also know how to ensure keep your car’s HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system in the best shape.

Rest assured that as the best auto repair shop in Lexington, KY, we have the technicians and technology to solve any problems with your HVAC system. Our well equipped mechanics are well trained to check leaks and repair modern HVAC and climate control systems

If your malfunctioning AC is driving you crazy, just drive in at Auto Excel Car Repair shop and we’ll cool things down!

CV & DRIVE AXLE

The axle on your vehicle is the structural component that connects two wheels together on opposite sites. It’s a load-bearing assembly that acts like a central shaft, maintaining the position of the wheels relative to each other and to the vehicle body.

The construction of your axle is designed according to what your vehicle is built for; trucks and off-road vehicles are equipped with axles that keep the wheel positions steady under heavy stress (ideal for supporting heavy loads), while conventional axles are constructed for the needs of the general consumer. But no matter what you drive, remember that your vehicle’s axle must bear the weight of your vehicle (plus any cargo) and the acceleration forces between you and the ground.

So when it comes to axle inspection, we are your source for professional, knowledgeable service—essential for the equipment that carries you and your family to wherever you need to go.

Here is a brief description of the most common axle design:

Drive/CV Axle:

Simply put, a drive axle is one that is driven by the engine. Typically found in modern front wheel drive vehicles, a drive axle is split between two half axles, with differential and universal joints between them. Each half axle is connected to the wheel by a third joint—the constant velocity (CV) joint—that allows the wheels to move freely. This joint allows the shaft to rotate, transmitting power at a constant speed without a significant increase in friction and heat. CV joints are usually dependable, but, as is the case for all of your vehicle’s moving equipment, they do require regular inspection. An easy way for you to tell if you need to see us for axle repair is to go out to a large space (such as a parking lot), and slowly drive in tight circles. If you hear a clicking or cracking noise, you have a worn joint, and it must be repaired immediately.

We will have you back on the road, “click-free” in no time!

SUSPENSION & STEERING SYSTEMS

The primary function of your cars suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it “suspended” and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.

STEERING SYSTEMS

Worn or loose components affect the ability to control the toe angle, and may result in a loss of directional stability and accelerated tire wear. The main components of a Conventional system are:

  • Steering Gear Box
  • Center Link
  • Pitman Arm
  • Idler Arm
  • Tie Rods

The main components of a Rack and Pinion steering system are:

  • Rack & Pinion Assembly
  • Bellows Boots
  • Tie Rods

SUSPENSION SYSTEM

Worn or loose components affect the suspension systems ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tire wear. The main components of the suspension system are:

  • Control Arms
  • Ball Joints
  • Springs (Coil or Leaf)
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Struts

IMPORT/ FOREIGN AUTO REPAIR

Foreign Auto Repairs

Do you have the ultimate driving machine (BMW)? Or maybe you drive a Mercedes, Audi or some other foreign car. If you do, you know, and we know how difficult it can be to find an auto repair shop that gives your imported ride the care it deserves.

If you’re running around Lexington, KY trying to find a suitable car repair shop for your foreign wheels, your search ends here. Auto Excel Car Repair has the trained technicians, tools and technology to meet the demands of your foreign car repairs.

Once your imported car’s warranty and service facilities run out, finding a competent crew for the car repair can be a headache. Fortunately for you, our auto repair shop has the most specialized knowledge in Lexington, KY about foreign car repairs and maintenance.

Foreign Car Parts

Finding foreign car parts in Lexington, KY can be as frustrating as finding the right auto repair shop. Auto Excel Car Repair not only repairs and services your imported vehicles, but can also get you the hard-to-find foreign car parts which are often critical for the foreign car repairs.

BATTERIES

We can help you choose the right battery for your vehicle and lifestyle. Our staff can safely and professionally install your battery and get you back on the road. Your car’s electrical system powers everything from the ignition and fuel systems to accessories such as your radio, headlights and wipers. The electrical system is, in turn, powered by the engine. Here are the three key components of the electrical system:

Battery

When your car’s engine is off, the battery provides the required power to the rest of the system, as well as during start-up (cranking). It also supplements the power from the charging system during periods of high demand.

Charging System

This is the heart of the electrical system. It consists of three main components: the belt-driven alternator, various electrical circuits, and a voltage regulator. The alternator supplies power to the electrical system and recharges the battery after your car has started. Just like it sounds, the voltage regulator controls the voltage, keeping it within the operating range of the electrical system.

Starting System

This system consumes more electrical power than any other in your car. The starting system consists of three components which work in tandem: the ignition switch, the starter relay or solenoid, and the starter motor. The ignition switch controls the starter solenoid, which activates the starter motor. The starter motor then turns the engine until your car starts.

COMPUTERIZED ENGINE ANALYSIS

Your modern vehicle’s engine is a highly sophisticated piece of equipment. The days of your father’s gas-guzzler are long gone—instead, Federal Exhaust Emission and Fuel Economy regulations demand that today’s vehicles be equipped with electronic engine control systems, to curb carbon emissions and increase fuel efficiency. With technically-advanced control systems taking the place of simple engine components, common maintenance services such as tune-ups are also a thing of the past. Regular services (such as spark plug and filter replacements) are still required, as well as a computerized analysis of your vehicle’s control computer. Our factory-trained technicians are here to provide these basic services.

Here’s how your modern vehicle’s control computer operates:

A network of sensors and switches convert and monitor engine operating conditions into electrical signals. The computer receives this information, and, based on information and instructions coded within this savvy computer program, commands are sent to three different systems: ignition, fuel, and emission control. Whenever a problem arises (as seen by that nagging “check engine” light), our service pros check whatever command is prompted, in addition to the status of your engine control computer and sensors. That way you’ll know if your vehicle’s performance is caused by a real problem, or just a sensor/computer issue.

Here’s a brief overview of your vehicle’s sensory components:

– Mass airflow sensor
– Throttle position sensor
– Manifold absolute pressure sensor
– Coolant temperature sensor
– Exhaust oxygen sensor
– Crankshaft position sensor
– Camshaft position sensor