Paulin's Tire & Auto Care was established in 2001 as the leading source in Portland ME and Arundel ME for quality automotive repair. With the slogan "We go the extra mile so you do not have to", Paulin's Tire & Auto Care is the one-stop-shop for excellent automotive repair that always includes great customer service. Stop by one of three Paulin's Tire & Auto Care locations today in Arundel, ME and Portland, ME for the auto service that your car deserves. Why go to the other guy when Paulin's Tire & Auto Care will fix your car the first time, with no need to worry!
The experienced staff at Paulin's Tire & Auto Care offers a large selection of auto repairs which can be performed Monday thru Friday 8 am to 6 pm and on Saturday 8 am to 2 pm. Proud to be an American Car Care Center, Paulin's Tire & Auto Care offers the customer trust worthy auto repairs including: Belts & Hoses, Brakes, Vehicle Inspection, Lube/Oil & Filter, Wheel Alignment, Exhaust Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning, Cooling System, Tires, Wheels, Axle/CV Joint/Driveshaft Repair, Differential Repair, Electric: Electrical and Electronic Systems, Electrical: Starting, Charging & Batteries, Engine: Diagnostics and Performance, Four Wheel Drive Systems, Glass Repair/Replace/Tinting, Preventive Maintenance, Steering and Suspension, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Transmission.
Know Your Disc Brakes:
Everyone knows that Disc Brakes are the reason why vehicles can stop when the driver wants to, but how do they work? Disc Brakes are made up of three different parts: the Brake Pads, the Calipers, and the Rotors. The Caliper is responsible for applying pressure to the Brake Pads which in return stop the Rotor. The Rotor needs to be stopped because it is a circular metal disc that is connected to the tire's hub. All three play a key role in making a car stop. When the driver steps on the brake pedal, the Calipers use the Brake Pads to squeeze the Rotor. The Brake Pads create friction which slows the speed of the rotary motion of the disc. The Kinetic Energy that is created from this process turns to heat energy, which is released through the ventilation slots of the disc brake.
Understand Fuel Injection Service:
To maximize the performance and life of your vehicle it is very important to understand Fuel Injector Service. To understand how Fuel Injectors work it is important to know where they are located. The Fuel Injectors are located in the Intake Manifold of the automobile's engine. The Fuel Injectors need to be in that location because the Fuel Injectors spray fuel through a tiny nozzle that goes to the engine's combustion cylinders. The nozzle is very similar to a garden hose. The nozzle can spray a mist, strong jet stream, or a shower mist. For engine purposes, the Fuel Injector sprays a mist because the engine operates better that way.
Now that we know what the Fuel Injector is lets learn how it works. When the driver presses on the gas pedal, the vehicle's Throttle Valve (valve that opens to let air into the engine) works with the Fuel Injectors to combine fuel and air to the engine's combustion cylinders. This combination gives the cylinders the ability to create small explosions to power the engine.
If the Fuel Injectors become dirty and clogged, it creates poor engine performance, bad gas mileage, and dirty exhaust emissions. The Fuel Injector can become clogged around the valve and nozzle. The nozzle opening is very small and a tiny build-up of fuel can cause problems for the performance of the engine. Different types of build-up can be caused by wax, dirt, and other carbon deposits. The leading causes of dirt build-ups are from taking short trips (15 minutes or less), or low-quality gasoline that does not contain detergents. The detergents are important to a vehicle's Fuel Injectors because they can clean the Fuel Injectors while driving. To cut costs to refine gasoline, many refineries are removing the detergents to sell the gas at a cheaper price. If you are experiencing poor acceleration, engine performance, and poor gas mileage contact Paulin's Tire & Auto Care to take a look at the Fuel Injector System!
Paulin's Tire & Car Care can complete a Fuel Injector Service on your vehicle to maximize the performance of the vehicle. Usually we do not need to remove the Fuel Injector to complete the service, the only time we will definitely need to perform the service is if the Fuel Injectors need to be replaced. Our mechanics will check the pump's pressure and volume, check the Pressure Regulator, check the Fuel Rail (pipe that sends the fuel from the pump to your fuel injector), flush the Fuel Injector Screen, flush and clean the Fuel Injectors, flush the Throttle Valve and air passages, and finally the engine's computer is checked to make sure the air/fuel mixture is correct along with all sensors working properly.
- Belts & Hoses
- Vehicle Inspection
- Wheel Alignment
- Heating & Air Conditioning
- Axle/CV Joint/Driveshaft Repair
- Electric: Electrical and Electronic Systems
- Charging & Batteries
- Four Wheel Drive Systems
- Preventive Maintenance
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
- Lube/Oil & Filter
- Exhaust Systems
- Cooling System
- Differential Repair
- Electrical: Starting
- Engine: Diagnostics and Performance
- Glass Repair/Replace/Tinting
- Steering and Suspension