Auto Repair & Services
No job is too big or too small for our experienced team here at Ranchwood Autoworks in Yukon, OK. As always, it’s better to remain proactive than reactive, but in case your vehicle needs to be repaired, you can trust that our ASE-Certified technicians will get the job done right.
If your car isn’t cooling down properly, chances are your air conditioning system needs a repair. We use a three-point inspection that looks at electrical function, refrigerant charge, and the mechanical function.
A/C Repair FAQs
Q: How long will it take to fix the A/C in my car?
A: Vehicles are more sophisticated now than they were 20 years ago. This is not a sit-and-wait repair. You will need to drop your car off.
Q: Do you use any special equipment to repair A/C?
A: We have four different A/C machines to ensure we put the correct refrigerant in your specific vehicle. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.
Q: Are you environmentally conscious?
A: We are licensed to carry refrigerant and we take EVERY precaution to ensure it is handled with the utmost care and disposed of through the proper channels.
Today’s cars have a heart of electronics. Meaning that just because you see common symptoms of an alternator failure, doesn’t mean your alternator has actually failed. Sometimes it’s as simple as a loose battery cable other times it’s something more complicated.
Alternator Repair FAQs
Q: What are some common symptoms of a bad alternator?
A: Car stalling or difficulty starting, headlights flicker or are dim, your replacement battery is discharged quickly
Q: My vehicle has Start/Stop Technology how does this impact my alternator?
A: It’s even more imperative to have an alternator working at optimal performance because when you’re at a red light and your vehicle “turns off” you might have your A/C and radio still going. That requires a battery that’s always charged.
Belts & Hoses
Belts and hoses may wear over time, especially when subjected to harsh temperatures. If you’re experiencing a loss of power or hearing a squealing noise, allow us to examine your vehicle and get you back to running at peak performance.
Belts & Hoses FAQs
Q: How does being in a Severe-Duty State impact my belts and hoses?
A: Belts and hoses can wear faster in Oklahoma due to the drastic temperature changes. This can cause them to soften and harden and no longer hold the proper tension, or crack in the case of hoses. We know the correct wear and maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle, so we can always give you options and a heads up when you should think about replacing.
Your brakes should be examined at least once a year to ensure you are safe in your vehicle at all times! As the main driver of your vehicle you, and you alone, can feel when something has changed. Any small changes can signify that your brakes need to be repaired. This is not something you want to put off!
Brake Repair FAQs
Q: What are some symptoms of needing brake repair?
A: First, is feel. If you need to push your pedal in further, you should come see us. If you’re hearing squealing or a high-pitched noise when you brake, you should come see us. Our team will diagnose, fix, and inspect your brakes to make sure they are properly repaired.
Q: Do front brakes wear at a faster rate than the back brakes?
A: Front brakes wear more quickly when rear drums are on the vehicle. As a general rule, 4-wheel drives brakes are designed to wear more evenly.
Cooling System Repair
Your vehicle’s cooling system is designed to minimize and control heat to ensure your engine and all of its components work efficiently and effectively. Did you know? Many of the symptoms of issues experienced in the A/C, transmission, and engine can swing back to the cooling system. This is why we inspect your vehicle bumper-to-bumper — your car’s systems are all interconnected. If one part of your vehicle is not working as intended, it can put undue stress and wear on other systems.
Cooling System FAQs
Q: What type of coolant does my vehicle need?
A: We’re proud of the fact that we treat every vehicle on its own merits, not trying a one-size-fits-all approach. That said, your vehicle will receive the recommended coolant made for your specific vehicle.
Q: Can I drive on low coolant?
A: We highly recommend that you don’t! This can create air bubbles in the system which in turn can harm your engine. Your dash display should let you know when you’re running low. If you find yourself needing to fill your coolant often, give us a call!
Diesel Service & Repair
Here at Ranchwood Autoworks, our technicians have the knowledge and skill necessary to diagnose, repair, and service all makes and models of diesel vehicles. Where other repair shops might take 2-3 weeks before they diagnose the issue. We’ll have an answer to you in 24 hours. Learn more by heading over to our Diesel Repair page.
Our ASE-Certified technicians have years of experience diagnosing and repairing all sorts of engine malfunctions. Rest assured, we will find the problem and fix it, getting you back on the road in no time. We have OEM scanners for all the major vehicle makes to ensure your vehicle is properly diagnosed. These scanners pick up what your local auto parts stores scanners won’t. Again, we don’t believe in an one-size-fits-all approach and this is another example of treating you and your vehicle as if you are family, not a number.
Engine Diagnostics FAQs
A: We take the time to properly diagnose. We’re not satisfied with just finding the obvious, we also want to find any underlying or lingering issues that can impact your vehicle’s performance. We make you aware and let you choose if and when you want to tackle those repairs.
Q: When should I bring my vehicle in for an engine diagnostics?
A: When you feel like your fuel economy is impacted and your vehicle idles hard, yet a run-of-the-mill code scanner produces no error codes. Bring it to us, and we will identify the issue.
We hope your vehicle never requires a major repair. We’re proud to be your one-stop auto shop for your vehicle, engine and differential repairs. By working bumper-to-bumper, we can identify issues that impact your entire car, not just one system. If you’re dropping a new engine in your vehicle, give us a call first and let’s see what we can do for you!
- Our repairs are covered by a 24-month/24,000-mile worry-free warranty that’s honored at more than 30,000 repairs centers nationwide. This is perfect for college students who travel home or parents driving out of state to see their child at school.
- We won’t give you an estimate, or even a guesstimate, until we see your vehicle. We believe that any shop that does, is setting themselves and you up for failure.
Turbo/Exhaust System Repairs
Your vehicle’s exhaust system reduces noise and removes harmful fumes away from your vehicle. Today’s cars are made with a muffler that doesn’t fail. Since we have OEM scanners for most vehicle makes it allows us to properly diagnose issues within the exhaust system. It’s easy to slap an expensive oxygen sensor into your vehicle, but we’re not satisfied until we understand why that particular code surfaced. More times than not, that oxygen sensor was just fine, there was an issue before it affected the sensor.
Turbo/Exhaust System Repairs FAQs
Q: How will I know I need to have my exhaust system looked at?
A: If you hear loud thumps or bangs or if you feel your muffler rattling or vibrating, especially when idling.
Q: What can you do for my Turbo system?
A: Every vehicle and its needs are different. It’s best to give us a call to review your options.
It’s crucial that you receive semi-annual checkups so you may prevent expensive breakdowns and repairs. Our team at Ranchwood Autoworks and our Valvoline Express Care are confident in diagnosing and repairing your vehicle. Bring it into our shop, and let us provide the necessary maintenance your car may need for our Severe-Duty State climate. It could save you money in the long run.
Recommended Preventative Maintenance Services
- Checking and replacing the engine oil, oil filters, and air filters
- Checking and/or replacing fuel filters
- Checking all Lights
- Checking and/or refilling windshield washer fluid
- Inspection of tires for wear and air pressure
- Checking and/or flushing of power steering fluid
- Checking and/or flushing of transmission fluid
- Perform Coolant Flush
- Inspect 4-Wheel Drive System with Rear Differential and Transfer Case
Suspension, Alignments, Front-End Repairs & Tires
Your suspension plays a big role in how your vehicle handles, steers, and even stops. We provide suspension maintenance, repair, and upgrade services here at Ranchwood Autoworks. Our goal is always for you to drive safely and comfortably with a properly functioning and tuned suspension. With two alignment machines, body shops call us for alignments, and we provide alignments for aftermarket accessories as well.
We also sell and install all major tire brands. Just give us a call and we’ll provide you with options that are best for your vehicle.
Suspension, Alignments, Front-End Repairs & Tires FAQs
A: A bouncy ride, nose-diving when braking, or tail squatting when accelerating are all common signs of your suspension needing to be looked at.
Q: Should you replace shocks & struts in pairs?
A: Unless you’ve been in an accident that’s damaged your suspension system, you often don’t notice the gradual deterioration in your ride quality. When one strut or shock requires repair or replacement, the other one does as well since there is no significant difference in wear rates.
Q: How long will an alignment job take?
A: To properly assess the issue, the typical job takes 4-6 hours (Inspection/Alignment/Quality Control Test Drive). So, you will need to drop your vehicle off.
In today’s vehicles, transmissions are fully electronic and we believe it’s a disservice to you to give you a price over the phone. This complex system needs to be looked at in person to allow us to correctly assess the issue. Our rigorous diagnostic testing assures we give you the out-the-door cost with no surprises. We will never diagnose an issue over the phone. You and your vehicle deserve better than that.
A: Two common occurrences are having issues with your vehicle slipping gears and hearing grinding noises when you shift.
Q: How often do I need to replace my transmission fluid?
A: Every vehicle’s needs are different. Typically it falls between 30,000 and 60,000 miles depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Being in a Severe-Duty State, we might have different recommendations to keep your vehicle running optimally.
We’re proud to offer tune up services that are specific to your vehicle’s make and model. We carry or can procure what your vehicle needs. Did you know? Something as small as a spark plug can change how your car or truck runs. That’s why we use the manufacturer’s recommendation to ensure your vehicle runs the way it was intended.
Q: How often should I get a vehicle tune up?
A: As with most of our repair and maintenance services, it’s vehicle-dependent. We are not a one-size-fits-all auto shop. Give us a call to schedule an appointment.
Q: Why should I get a vehicle tune up?
A: Regular tune ups are key to extending the life of your vehicle. It also gives us a chance to identify any issues before they become more costly problems. We’ll let you know what we’re seeing and provide you with options on when you should tackle those repairs.
Driving Season Preparation
Is your vehicle ready for the current season? In our region, you don’t just have to winterize your vehicle, but you also should make sure it’s ready for summer as well.
Driving Season Preparation FAQ
A: Every vehicle is different, but we check your cabin air filter, wipers, car thermostat, battery, fluids, antifreeze, tires, belts and hoses among other manufacturer-specific items to ensure you are ready for winter driving.
Q: Why should I get my car ready for the summer?
A: The summer heat can take its toll on your vehicle. Being in a Severe-Duty State it can be even worse for your vehicle than in other states. We’ll check your A/C, cooling system, oil and oil filter, wipers, tires, and battery, and let you know if we see anything that you should be made aware of now or in the future.
If you’re a company that relies on a fleet of vehicles to conduct business then give us a call. Control fleet repair costs and decrease down time that eat into your profits by having a Ranchwood Autoworks manage your fleet repairs. Your vehicles will be diagnosed, maintained, and repaired by ASE-Certified Master Technicians. Our goal is to have you sit back and have peace of mind knowing your vehicles will run great at every startup.
Fleet Management FAQ
A: First, it’s a program that focuses on preventative maintenance and finding issues before they become large, costly repairs. This allows your company to control the cost of your vehicles and avoid surprises.
Q: Why should I choose Ranchwood Autoworks for my fleet management repairs?
A: Simply put, it’s our attention to detail. We know time is money, especially when it comes to your fleet. We know all vehicles are different, so solutions can’t be one-size-fits-all. With that in mind, we have OEM diagnostic scanners to ensure any issues are properly identified from the start. We believe in efficiently repairing the problem and getting you back on the road faster than other shops.
Worry-Free Nationwide Warranty
While we hope that breakdowns never occur on our repairs, occasionally it’s a reality. Whether you are at home or on the road, we want to know about it so we can help! Most repairs performed by a Certified Automotive Repair center are backed by a 24-month/24,000-mile nationwide warranty. Honored at more than 30,000 repair centers nationwide, the Certified Automotive Repair Worry-Free Nationwide Warranty has you covered — no matter where your travels take you.
- 1. A written, guaranteed Worry-Free Nationwide Warranty is included FREE with every qualifying repair
- 2. Covered service and repairs for 24 months/24,000 miles
- 3. Backed by a nationwide network of top-quality repair centers
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