A lot of people ask us via Facebook, our website, Instagram or phone calls about the cars that we work on. We're car people and we love showing off what we do, from the simple oil change to the larger jobs. We're going to start featuring some of the work we do in our regular posts to go a little deeper into what some of our current projects are.
In today's post its a few pics of what a clutch job looks like. On this 911 its dropping the engine and the transaxle to be able to do the replacement. It sounds daunting, but with the right tools and skills its an example of that Spirit of Ingenuity that we talk about. Dropping the engine involves disconnecting everything from axles to coolant lines, turbo charger intakes, under body panels and the rear bumper. After that whole assembly is on the stand and gets split from the transaxle the clutch can be inspected as well as the surfaces of the flywheel. After the clutch work is done its the same process in reverse to get the car back on the road.
You may have noticed all the construction going on. We have been a part of the business community for decades and we want to do everything we can to continue that commitment and be part of the fabric of local development, innovation and business. We have several construction projects on the go currently and the most obvious one is just outside of our door. A high-end/luxury car wash is being built on the adjacent property and that fits in with our theme of the level of work that we do on vehicles. It will have a touch-less automatic wash plus 4 self serve bays. The facility will even have a place dedicated to help keep pets clean with a pet washing area.
We are also working closely with the new tenant to build infrastructure such as access roads and another entrance way as well as updating our parking lot to include accessible parking and easier traffic flow from the street with multiple entrances. With that goes all the incidentals from sanitary lines (just completed), hydro, paving, permits, site drawings and a water feature. The curbs are going in next and we are adding LED streetlights around the building to enhance night time visibility while keeping our environmental footprint lower. The LED technology uses less energy, gives a focused lighting on our property and reduces light cast into the surrounding neighborhood. Our front entrance is also undergoing a new face lift that includes capping on all windows as well as changes to the front entry doors. The construction on the front does make it a bit of a challenge to work around in the short term. We ask that customers park at the sides and give us a call on arrival and we will guide you through checking your car in.
We will update you as we go on how access to our facilities will change in the short and the long term but rest assured we will remain open during all of the improvements.
A second phase, starting later this year is internal. We take equal pride in the interior of our facilities as we do the exterior and we will be putting in a state-of-the-art epoxy floor in all 15,000 square feet of our shop. We believe that the pride we take in our employees and our facilities directly translates into how we take care of you and your vehicles. We want a shop floor that is clean enough to pass the ‘white sock’ test, in other words spotless. That includes where the technicians diagnose and repair your car, where we detail it, where we dyno tune and enhance your vehicle and where we store your cars.
Not only does the investment enhance service, it also puts money directly back into the local economy. We want our commitment to both visible and viable as we all work together to rebuild the economy.
We get a lot of requests about what we work on and what we do. Everything from what its takes to pull an engine out of a Diablo, to horsepower increases on a custom tune, to what are we doing with all the construction on the site.
Look here for constantly updated content with a eye to a much closer look into the details of the day to day operations and some in-depth look into that Spirit of Ingenuity that we put into everything we do.