Your vehicle's cooling system is one of the most important systems in your vehicle. Inside your engine, spark plugs ignite the fuel within the cylinders to produce small explosions that propel your vehicle down the road. With small explosions comes scorching temperatures that can destroy your engine if not controlled. There are two types of cooling systems - liquid-cooled and air-cooled. 

Torque converter

If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Nick's Automotive in Reno, NV, we can help with that.

Engine Maintenance

Once your engine is installed, you’ll want to keep it running right. Nick's Automotive in Reno, NV has you covered. Sometimes, engines just wear out - however, most of the time they meet an early demise as a result of improper maintenance. Keep your engine running like new by maintaining it the way your technician recommends.

dash lights on in car

If you drive a Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Subaru, Land Rover, or other luxury or performance vehicle, you’re no stranger to the bells and whistles of the modern automobile. For the past couple of decades, these cars have nearly all been equipped with ABS, or Anti-lock Braking Systems. You may never think about ABS - until the light comes on the dashboard.

mechanic working on engine

Is your engine on the way out? If it’s already kicked the bucket, then case closed - however, there are a number of other indicators that your engine is about to go, even if it’s still running at the moment. From Nick's Automotive in Reno, NV, here are some signs of trouble that predict an imminent engine failure is in the cards for your car, truck, or SUV.

Diagnostic Tablet on engine transmission sensor

Our Reno drivers have been experiencing issues with their transmissions and there are a few things that we here at Nick's Automotive feel are important to know so that you are more comfortable and confident if you are, indeed experiencing a transmission problem of any kind. First, if you drive a vehicle manufactured in the past few decades, there’s a good chance your transmission has a variety of sensors attached to it which monitors all kinds of things - fluid pressure, vehicle speed, temperature, air intake at the engine, and so on.  The first thing to check is your Transmission Sensor, which is a much more affordable fix than replacing your transmission!

heater in car

The climate control system in your car works hard to keep you at a comfortable temperature. If you’re having heater issues, trust the performance car specialists with us at Nick's Automotive in Reno, NV to get you comfortably back on the road.

Performance Car

If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, you know that your precision engineered equipment demands precision tuning. At Nick's Automotive in Reno, NV, we specialize in high-end imports and performance vehicles and keeping them up to par.

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