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The Best Car Care in the Industry

What Everyone Needs to Know About Air Filter Service

Air flow, and regularly scheduled air filter service appointments are essential to the overall health of your vehicle. When outside air enters your vehicle’s air intake system, it passes through the engine air filter, the mass air sensor and then into the engine.

Today’s vehicle computer systems control a large percentage of engine function. One such function is how much fuel gets delivered to the engine. Your vehicle’s computer system calculates the amount of fuel that’s needed and when to deliver it based on messages it receives from sensors throughout your vehicle. An important part of that calculation is the proper air and fuel mixture that the air flow sensor captures. The air and fuel mixture is based on the volume temperature and the density of the air. The mass air flow sensor measures the temperature and density elements and reports back to the computer.

How Air Filter Service Keeps Your Vehicle Running Optimally

When your air filter is dirty, dust and other contaminants get through the filter and end up on the mass air flow sensor. The result is that the sensor can become contaminated, thus effecting it’s measurements. Remember, your vehicle’s computer is sending out instructions based on readings from the mass air flow sensor. The instructions received can directly effect your vehicle performance. It can effect your vehicle’s catalytic converter, exhaust emissions, trigger a check engine light, or even prevent your engine from running.

With regular air filter service, the messages the computer receives from your mass air flow sensor makes adjustments to keep your engine performing efficiently.

Why Air Filter Service is Important

Should your mass air flow sensor become contaminated, it may be possible to clean it during an air induction cleaning service. If the sensor has been damaged, it needs to be replaced.

Air filter service appointments to replace the engine air filter regularly is the first line of defense against some pretty expensive repairs.

Air Filters for Air Filter Service

Another air filter issue has to do with the quality of the air filter itself. Filter material from low-lying filters can actually break loose and contaminate the mass air flow sensor.

As a NAPA Auto Care Center, and to help ensure and protect your vehicle from poor air flow effects, Tierra Del Sol Automotive always uses high quality replacement filters when performing and air filter service on your vehicle.

Reliable Jasper Engines and Transmissions

Jasper Engines and TransmissionsTierra Del Sol Automotive wants to instill confidence and trust in you. We affiliate with JASPER knowing that all JASPER re-manufactured engines, transmissions and differentials adhere to strict re-manufacturing guidelines, and has the warranty to back it up. You’ll know that you’re are getting the best product for yourself and your family.

You can trust that as your Jasper installer, we’re qualified to drop in a completely re-manufactured JASPER gas or diesel engine, transmission or differential and get you back on the road again quickly! JASPER proudly re-manufactures in the U.S.A.

BG Products Provide High Standard Auto Repair

BG productsTierra Del Sol Automotive is proud to offer the BG Product line dedicated to making your vehicle last longer and perform better.

We can help you  in understanding that investing in BG automotive maintenance service should not need to be a difficult decision – they are backed by the free Lifetime BG Protection Plan.

Here is just one example: if you need a BG Power Steering Service, repair of the lubricated parts in your power steering system are automatically be covered for up to $4,000!* That is a high return of investment!

The Lifetime BG Protection Plan covers seven major systems: fuel, engine, transmission, drive line, cooling, power steering and brakes.

Tierra Del Sol Automotive offers BG performance products in the following categories:

  1. Automatic Transmission / Transaxle
  2. Drive Line Front Differential
  3. Drive Line Rear Differential
  4. Drive Line Transfer Case
  5. Drive Line Manual Transmission / Transaxle
  6. Power Steering
  7. Cooling System
  8. Brake System
  9. Engine Fuel Systems [Gasoline only]

*For complete details, ask our service advisor for a copy of the Protection Plan certificate. You may also patronize the BG Products web-site to learn more about their products.

AAA Approved Auto Repair

AAA LogoTierra Del Sol Automotive is an AAA approved auto repair shop. Because we believe our customers must be satisfied with their auto repair services, we have allied with the AAA Approved Auto Repair (AAR) program which was established in 1975.

The AAR program refers AAA members to facilities like Tierra Del Sol Automotive that meet, and maintain, high professional standards. Our customers are always provided a written estimate of the cost of all work to be performed, and replaced parts are returned to customers upon request.

Peace of mind guarantee: If an AAA member is unsatisfied with the service or repairs received at this AAA Approved Auto Repair facility, Tierra Del Sol Automotive has agreed to accept the decision instructed by AAA in order to ensure their members – our customers, each leave with their concerns addressed and resolved with satisfaction.

Tierra Del Sol also honors the AAA Discount and Rewards® discount program as well as a parts and labor guarantee of service on mechanical repairs made by our auto shop.