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Our 27-point inspection is standard with any service

It's common for auto repair shops to offer 10-point inspections. However, at Plantation, we believe it's worth the extra time and effort to do a more comprehensive inspection and it's standard with all service, including oil changes. Our inspections are designed to do two thing: Save you money by finding concerns that can be corrected before more expensive damage is done Locate an potential safety problems or concerns. The more you know about your car's condition, the better able you are to assess problems and issues. Sometimes, we'll identify a pressing issue that makes the care unsafe but usually, we'll find something that needs fixing in the near-term and we can advise you on how long you might be able to continue before risking serious vehicle damage. The 27 Point Inspection includes: Check interior lights and gauges Check windshield washer fluid font and rear Check all exterior lights for proper operation, (front, rear, and side) Ch ... read more

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Yes, you can move your car with us!

So you need to move a car? thanks to our association with Budget truck rental

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We've added a new auto technician to our team

We've added a new auto technician to our team

At Plantation, we pride ourselves on hiring the best auto techs to our team. We are pleased to announce the addition of Tom Lenan. Tom Lenan, Plantation Tune Tech auto technician and aftermarket specialist Tom is an advanced apprentice auto technician, working toward his ASE certification. He started with in the US Army from 2000 to 2003, where he maintained Humvees and heavy trucks. In the Army, Tom learned engine work, electrical, heating and cooling, suspension and other systems. Tom also completed the auto technician program at North Valley Occupational Center in California and worked at GM dealerships. Tom lives in Eagle with his wife and three children and moved here because he wanted a better place to raise his family. For fun, Tom likes doing things with his family and working on cars. Tom has expertise in instal ... read more

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Auto detailing services at Plantation Tune Tech

Not many people are aware of this, but we offer auto detailing at Plantation Tune Tech. In addition to doing complete engine rebuilds, our highly talented Ryan Glenn details car interiors and exteriors (he really loves everything about cars!). We don't do a lot of volume with detailing. Typically, it's something we do when someone brings their car in for an extended period of time, like for engine work, or something else that will take a long time. However, if you want to have the best detailing around, give us a call and we'll get you in our schedule. Exterior High speed cut and buff, orbital or hand waxing. Removes oxidation, minor scratches, "spider webs" and restores and protects paint. Trim restore. Cleans, moistens and extends the life of dried-out plastic and rubber trim. Shines stainless steel and chrome. Wheeling cleaning, including acid and polish wash. Removes most of the road grime related to brake du ... read more

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Get ready for warmer weather with an air conditioner check

Spring is here and as the weather warms up, people will be turning on their air conditioner. An air conditioner works very hard and needs occasional maintenance. If your car air conditioner needs help, here are some warning signs. The air is cold, but then becomes warm. The air may stay warm, or then cool down and warm up again in a cycle, without you adjusting anything. There are strange odors. Some mustiness is normal after months of not being used but if the odors last more than a few minutes, you have a problem Any unusual sounds like grinding, fluttering or buzzing. A correctly-working auto AC should make an even whooshing sound that gets louder only when you boost the fan. Is your vehicle's air conditioner not performing as well as it should be? If so, you should take advantage of our limited time air conditioning special: $15 off an air conditioning system check. This offer expires May 31, 2014. Take advantage of this limited time air c ... read more

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Now on Pinterest

Now on Pinterest

We like cars and we especially like unusual cars and vehicles. To indulge our taste, we have Pinterest boards. Have fun browsing them!

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New YouTube videos up

Our Boise public relations firm, Alexander and Associates, has been working with our customers to make videos about Plantation Tune Tech. The most recent one is below - please stop by our YouTube channel and tell us what you think

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Meet the Plantation Tune Tech crew

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