+ Thorough vehicle inspection
One of the most essential services you can do to lengthen the life of your vehicle’s engine is getting routine oil changes. Oil is the life blood of the engine to lubricate and cool critical moving parts. That’s why Buchanan’s Service Centers install only the best oil filters and re-fill with the highest-rated recommended oil for your particular engine.
While under the hood, Buchanan’s Service does a complete performance and reliability check-up on your vehicle. This is a thorough inspection of the essential components, the basics, that get overlooked, but if not addressed can cause other problems later. Here’s the list of items we cover on your car’s check-up:
- Air filter and cover
- Tail lights
- Brake lights
- Turn signals
- Windshield wipers
- Windshield wiper fluid
- Drive belts
- Coolant system
- Front and rear shocks
- Automatic transmission fluid
- Exhaust system
If we any find thing wrong, before writing up an estimate, we’ll explain it to you first and give a realistic time frame of when you should have it fixed. Buchanan’s Service doesn’t purposely look for problems to make more money from you. Our approach is to be honest. We want to keep you informed and happy with your car as well as trusting Buchanan’s Service Centers.
Come to either Buchanan’s Service Center for an oil change Monday – Friday 7:00am – 11:00pm or Saturday – Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Engine Diagnostic & Repair
Finding and fixing the real problem
Today’s engines are as much electronics as they are nuts, bolts and moving parts. But not every mechanic understands enough about these dynamics to make a repair, let alone a recognize what’s really even wrong with an engine. Buchanan’s Service Centers continuously invests in the most current technical training and tools to quickly diagnose and repair problems, even on today’s sophisticated car and truck engines. Trust Buchanan’s Service for guaranteed repair or replacement of your
- Spark plugs and wiring
- Timing belt
- Battery and Charging System
- Electrical System
- Fuel System
- Head Gasket
- Coolant System
For routine vehicle maintenance, or for when that alarming Service Engine light comes on, you don’t need to go to a car dealer. Buchanan’s Service Centers have access to tech manuals and specs for all models of cars, vans and trucks to do accurate engine repair. Rely on Buchanan’s Service to fix it right and on-time to save your time and money.
Tire repair & Replacement
Buchanan’s Service repairs tires while you wait. We understand how these inconveniences can happen on your busiest day so help you get fixed up and back on the road as soon as possible.
Buchanan’s Service also has access to all brands of tires. We can match your brand and tire, upgrade your tire or fit you with a tire for your budget. Our tire replacement includes balancing, mounting and proper tire rotation if necessary.
Come to either Buchanan’s Service Center for tire repair Monday – Friday 7:00am – 11:00pm or Saturday – Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm.
Tire replacement is also available during these hours, though evenings and weekends are limited to tires that we have in stock.
repairing brakes, shocks & suspension
Your family’s safety depends greatly on the performance of the brakes and shocks on your vehicle.
Trust Buchanan’s Service for thorough and exact brake repair. Buchanan’s Service goes through your entire brake system to examine, replace or fix:
- brake pads or shoes
- parking/emergency brake
- anti-lock brake system (ABS)
- traction control system
As shocks and struts wear out, they lose their ability to cushion wheel and body movement which makes it more difficult to control your vehicle. Stopping distances become longer and you risk nose-diving coming to a sudden stop as well as experiencing a car rollover. Plus, worn shocks and struts add more impact and jolts to your vehicle’s suspension system, along with every part attached to it. As result, other components on your car subjected to these harsh movements can fatigue and break faster.
Replacing worn shocks and struts at Buchanan’s Service makes for safer driving and less wear over all on your vehicle. As an added benefit, new shocks and struts bring that new ride feel back to an older car and truck.
Routine vehicle Alignment
While driving if you feel a vibration in your steering wheel, or your car or truck pulling to one side, it’s likely that you have a bad wheel alignment. Pot holes, continuous stop-go-turning city driving as well as eventual worn front-end suspension parts all affect your vehicle’s original manufacturer calibration and ability to maneuver at its best. Come to Buchanan’s Service to examine and solve the problem with a precise vehicle alignment.
Having good tires put on your vehicles these days is a serious expenditure. If you don’t get a proper tire balance or a front end alignment you risk those tires wearing improperly then wearing out too soon. Unfortunately it’s an irreversible mistake you won’t recognize till around 5,000 miles later. Having your new tires balanced and getting an alignment protects that tire investment.
Contact a location nearest you for more information on other services we offer.
The easiest way to winterize your car is to schedule a fall oil change at Buchanan’s Service. For no extra charge, Buchanan’s will complete a 16-point inspection that includes the critical components you want to be at their best for winter. Your mechanic will go over the list with you and point out the most immediate concerns so you can prepare your car now to run at its prime all winter.
Critical items you should have inspected on your car are:
- Belts & Hoses
- Wiper Blades
Tow & Service Calls
If your car has left you stranded, there’s nothing better than seeing a Buchanan’s truck arrive with an experienced mechanic and the right equipment for the job.
Buchanan’s Service comes prepared to help in a variety of ways to get you back on the road. Here are the services we provide you from morning through night. If your car is broke down within the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area, Buchanan’s Service is just a phone call away.
The transmission is one of the most complex and intricate components of a car that few mechanics dare to venture into. But Buchanan’s Service mechanics understand and will go into repair the transmission, differential, or transfer case.
Heating & A/C
Buchanan’s Service can do everything from a quick A/C recharge to complete system overhauls. Including compressor, evaporator & heater core replacements.