From Engines To Transmissions, McGuire Performance Center Can Do It All!
McGuire Performance Center has been in business and serving Lebanon, Missouri for over thirty-five years.
We can handle any size vehicle, tow truck, or even a travel trailer.
McGuire Performance Center’s Services:
- Engine and Transmission Diagnosis and Repairs
- Automotive Air Conditioner Recharges and Repairs
- Oil and Filter Changes
- Brake System Maintenance and Repairs
- Virtually all other vehicle repairs! We have the people, the experience, and the desire to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Computer-controlled vehicles are no problem! We have all the current testing and diagnostic equipment, and our service professionals are up-to-date.
Call McGuire Performance Center Today!
Winter Is Coming. Is Your Vehicle Ready?
Winter is almost here, and with it, all the dead batteries, hard starts, and poor gas mileage you’ve been dreading. Don’t wait until it’s too cold to think; bring your car or truck into the McGuire Performance Center today for a pre-winter inspection, and save yourself the headache of waiting for a tow truck after work in frigid conditions.
Keep these things in mind about getting your vehicle ready for the winter:
- Always read your owner’s manual, and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. A well-maintained vehicle will last longer, and be more reliable, than a poorly-maintained one, no matter what time of year it is.
- Get problems like hard starts, weak batteries, rough idling, stalling, loss of power, and more taken care of as soon as possible. Cold weather can make preexisting problems even worse.
- In freezing temperatures, add a bottle of fuel deicer in your gas tank. This will help keep any moisture hidden within from freezing and breaking your vehicle’s fuel line. Keeping the gas tank filled (over halfway at least) also helps prevent moisture from collecting and damaging components.
- Make sure your radiator is topped-off with the proper mixture of antifreeze, and have your cooling system tested, flushed and refilled when recommended.
- Make sure your vehicle’s heater and defroster are both working. Aside from comfort, this is also critical to preserving visibility in cold moist weather.
- Replace old windshield wiper blades regularly– they wear out or get damaged quickly in the wintertime. Also make sure you have plenty of windshield washer fluid in reserve, and don’t forget your ice scraper.
- Have your battery checked. The only way to accurately detect a battery on its way out is with professional equipment. Don’t take chances with a battery nearing the end of its service life– there’s nothing worse than trying to jump start a vehicle in cold winter weather.
- Exhaust fumes inside your vehicle’s cabin can be deadly year round, but they can be even more dangerous in the winter, where windows tend to be close and the air within trapped. Have the exhaust system, trunk, and floorboards examined for leaks, small holes, and other problems before it’s too late.
- Make sure your tires are ready for winter by ensuring they have enough tread left to provide ample traction. Also look out for things like uneven wearing or cupping on the treads, or cuts and nicks in the sidewalls. Don’t forget to check your spare, and make sure your jack is in good working condition.
Your vehicle should be ready for whatever winter throws its way.
McGuire Performance Center Can Help!
Summer will be back before you know it, bringing with it issues with overheating and air conditioning. Don’t wait until it’s too hot to move; bring your car or truck into the McGuire Performance Center today for a pre-summer inspection, and save yourself the headache of waiting for a tow in sweltering heat.
Keep these things in mind about getting your vehicle ready for the summer heat:
- An air conditioning system will probably fail in hot weather when you need it most. This system is under pressure and full of chemicals– have it examined and serviced only by professionals. In addition to the compressor, newer cars also have cabin air filters that should be replaced whenever your owner’s manual says they should.
- Maintain your cooling system. The biggest problem brought by summer heat is overheating, which can cause major damage and expensive fixes. Avoid this by maintaining your vehicle’s cooling system with the proper amount and concentration of coolant, and make sure to flush and replace it roughly every 24 months.
- Don’t forget your oil. Maintaining the quality of your motor oil goes a long way toward vehicle reliability and how long it lasts. Change both oil and filter according to the manufacturer’s schedule. Change your oil more often if you frequently make short trips, drive on dirt roads, or haul heavy loads.
- Time your tuneups. To maintain fuel efficiency and engine performance, regularly replace air, fuel, PCV, and other filters. Replace them more often if your vehicle is exposed to dusty conditions. Don’t ignore minor issues until they become major concerns; get things like hard starts, rough idle, stalls, reduced power and more fixed by professionals at a reputable shop.
- Be mindful of brakes, batteries, and bottled water reserve. Your vehicle’s brake system is one of the most important safety systems equipped–never take chances with it; get any issues, no matter how minor, fixed ASAP. Batteries can die at any time, leaving you stranded in a parking lot in the heat and humidity at the worst times and in the worst places. Have a qualified professional test your battery, and replace it if needed. Also make sure you’re prepared for a breakdown in summer heat. Have a cellphone handy and a bottle of water stashed away in case you’re stuck waiting for a long period.