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At Bovan's Auto Services, we offer complete auto repair for both import and domestic vehicles, specializing in Mercedes-Benz, BMW, MINI, Audi, and Porsche. Our automotive services include brake repair, oil changes, tune-ups, timing belt replacement, wheel alignments, auto A/C repair and more—whatever you need to be driving a safe and optimally performing vehicle. In many cases, the most time-consuming and expensive auto repairs arise from poor car upkeep and oversights. To save you from those major auto repairs, we emphasize preventive maintenance as the smartest and most convenient way to approach car care. Here’s a list of what we do, but if you don’t see what you need, give us a call because we do it all!
Installation of Consumer Supplied Parts Not Offered
Your vehicle’s A/C is part of the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system, and one of the most important parts of the comfort-control center. What we don’t have to tell you is that when your A/C isn’t working properly, driving can be miserable and, in some cases, even dangerous in the mid-summer heat and humidity. Our mechanics can help if you’re experiencing low or no vent air flow, improper vent air temperature (i.e. not as cold as it should be), bad smells, noises during A/C operation, or overheating.
A vehicle’s brakes unavoidably wear out over time. How long your brakes last is based on numerous factors, such as where you drive and how you brake. For this reason, it is necessary to service your brakes regularly. As a local auto repair shop, our mechanics are familiar with the driving habits and road conditions in the Cliffside Park area and know your brakes need care. We’re also skilled in all phases of brake repair, including brake pad replacement, brake rotor and disc repair, brake shoes and drums, and hydraulic system repair.
When you drive your car, the engine becomes very hot, and heat makes oil break down. Broken down oil doesn’t move through your engine well, which means the oil can’t do its job of lubricating engine components. That’s why regular oil changes are very important for keeping your engine functioning properly. When we finish your oil change, your engine will run under optimal conditions, with a new oil filter and fresh oil. Plus, we’ll perform a 27-point inspection and give you honest car care advice if we see any issues.
The timing belt has a significant job to do in your car’s engine—it keeps everything moving at the right time, ensuring your engine gets what it needs, when it needs it. In fact, the timing belt is so important that a worn timing belt can damage your vehicle’s engine, and if your timing belt breaks, your car will break down. With the timing belt’s critical function, we recommend timing belt replacement as a preventive maintenance service, and if you’re unsure how old your timing belt is, we can inspect your timing belt for signs of wear.
Regular tune-ups can make your engine easier to start, improve your fuel economy, and maintain your vehicle’s pep and power, while identifying issues that may cause you problems down the road. As part of a tune-up, we’ll check your battery voltage, power balance, engine vacuum, idle speed, and your ignition timing. In addition to these performance checks, we’ll inspect your belts, hoses, and fluids. Then for preventive maintenance, we’ll replace your spark plus (if required), and filters and fluids as necessary.
If you’re experiencing pulling or vibrations while driving your car, or you’ve noticed uneven tire wear or poor gas mileage, you may need a wheel alignment. Take it from us—our mechanics have seen all kinds of auto problems caused by misaligned wheels, so poor wheel alignment isn’t something to ignore or procrastinate about. Instead, bring your vehicle to Bovan’s Auto Services for a precision wheel alignment. We’ll get your wheels straightened out and your car running smoothly.
The installation of consumer supplied parts is not offered as a service at Bovan's Auto Services. The installation of consumer supplied parts presents issues with insurance coverage and warranty policy.
Regardless of the origin of parts, the professional technician that installs the part is held liable for the fit and fitness of said part. With customer supplied parts, the repair shop is not able to accurately determine in a timely fashion whether the part is of the type that will work with the automobile. Due to numerous variations in manufacturing techniques and places of origin, an original equipment manufacturer quality part (or better) is required to be installed as a replacement by law in many states.
Due to the litigous nature of property defect law, insurance companies may desire to raise insurance rates and premiums in an attempt to recoup the cost of insuring the business practices of automotive repair shops that provide the service of installing parts of unknown or dubious origin. New aftermarket parts with a clear chain of custody are easier to identify in the event of inquiry.
As a business, Bovan's Auto Services shop is required to honor the standard warranty that is offered to all, regardless of the origin or provenance of the part. Without a manufacturer warranty to cover the fitness of the part being installed, our shop would be forced to cover all losses out of pocket regardless of the nature of defect.
When the car is disassembled for any job and the part either doesn't fit or is the incorrect part then the efficiency of that lift that is now tied up until the correct part is delivered. This translates into lost revenue when the lift is unusable for that time period. This results into a poor experience for all parties involved, Bovan's Auto Services and the customer will be unhappy because now job has to be done for a second time. This is not a WIN - WIN for all parties.