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What is a Powertrain Warranty?

What is a powertrain warranty

A powertrain warranty covers the internally lubricated parts within the engine, transmission and driveline. We sell powertrains and exclusionary service contracts that cover major electrical components with all of our vehicles.

Here are a few estimates on average repair costs: 

- Engine - $4230

- Transmission - $2979

The powertrain warranties that we offer come with additional benefits that include towing, substitute transportation (reimbursement up to a maximum of $250 for substitute transportation if a covered part fails and your vehicle cannot be repaired in a timely manner), protection when you travel (you will be reimbursed up to four days for meals and lodging if a covered part fails and you are over 150 miles from your principal residence) and transferable & enhanced resale value (when you purchase a new or wrap plan, your contract may be transferred to the new owner should you decide to sell your vehicle. Your SecureNET vehicle service contract will help enhance your vehicle's resale value.) 

Coverage qualifications vary depending on the year, make, model, and current mileage of your vehicle. 

2016 Dodge Challenger SXT Walk around Video Springdale, Arkansas Rath Auto Resources

Come see Clint Syrcles at Rath Auto Resources in Springdale, Arkansas to test drive this 2016 Dodge Challenger SXT.

Features/Specs

  • Automatic transmission
  • RWD / Rear Wheel Drive
  • Exterior color: Granite pearlcoat
  • Interior color: Black
  •  Touring suspension
  • Light tinted glass
  • Entertainment: 2 LCD Monitors
  • Front power seats
  • Illuminated cupholder
  • Cruise control w/ steering wheel controls
  • Dual Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • and more!

We Surprised a Northside High School Teacher Today!

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day! If you saw our last blog post, you noticed that Mrs. Courtney Hardcastle helped us come up with a list of things that teachers actually want as teacher gifts! Well, we decided to surprise her with the things from her list today! 

"I have been a math teacher at Northside for 7 years. I have lived in Fort Smith all my life, except for my college years at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. I graduated from Southside and knew that I would want to come back and teach in Fort Smith. There are so many things I love about Northside: my great co-workers, my awesome students, and the general spirit of Northside. My students are full of personality. They are funny, witty, smart, and caring. There is never a dull moment with them!

Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise
Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise
Northside Highschool Math Teacher Appreciation Surprise

Brake Services | Brake Repair Fort Smith, Arkansas

As you can probably imagine, properly functioning brakes are vital to the safety of yourself and your passengers big and small.

Fort Smith Brakes

When to Come in for Brake Service:

If you start notice a squeaking sound coming from your brakes, it's a good idea to bring them in to get them checked out. This is an audible indicator you need new brake pads.  Chances are you are close to needing new brake pads or you already are in need. 

If you hear a grinding noise or a sort of growling sound coming from your brakes when you start stopping, your brakes are likely beyond repair and will need replacing. We highly recommend that you do not wait to this point for repair. However, if you find yourself in this position, please visit a certified technician immediately. 

If your brakes become "soft" or your vehicle doesn't stop as effectively when you apply the brakes, you should bring your vehicle in immediately. 

If your vehicle pulls to the left or the right when stopping, your brake linings are likely wearing unevenly and this will need to be addressed and resolved. 

Understanding Brake Parts : Brakes and Rotors and Brake Pads 

One thing you can do as a vehicle owner is better understand the different moving parts that make up your brake system. When you press your brake pedal the brake pads create friction; in turn, the brake rotor disperses heat throughout the vehicle to keep the brakes themselves from overheating. Both are essential to the proper functioning of your braking system.

Brake Service: Replacing Your Brake Pads

Brake Service: Replacing Your Brake Pads

Brake pad replacement is the most common repair job for automotive brake systems. The reason is simple: brakes are designed to wear out. The pads rub on the brake disk to stop your car, so worn pads are the first part to check if you are experiencing any braking problems.

Assuming that you have the proper tools, the two most difficult aspects of brake pad replacement are the heavy weight of the caliper and the pistons. Without proper tools, adjusting the piston and calipers to fit over the new, thicker pads can be very difficult.

Since brake pads are only one possible problem with a brake system, there are other items to check as well. If the pads are worn thin or are cracked from heat during use, pad replacement may be necessary and the system should be inspected.

Current Brake Service

All brake repairs and brake shops are not the same. At Meineke, we know cost-effective solutions are just as important as stellar service.

Visit our store at 4515 Towson Avenue, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72701.