What do we service?
At Morris Brothers Motorsports we pride ourselves in providing top quality service for a number of vehicle makes and models. We specialize in German vehicles, specifically Porsche, Audi, BMW, and Volkswagen. We use specific industry standard diagnostic equipment to identify and diagnose issues on all cars with OBDII. We also have diagnostic equipment for older vintage cars that use less common connectors and software.
Air Conditioning Repair & Service
During summer in Murray and surrounding areas in Utah it can get pretty warm. Your air conditioning system is vital when it comes to your comfort and safety. We offer air conditioning services from a simple recharge to entire air conditioning system replacements. There are many services we offer between vintage and modern cars.
A/C retrofit kits for cars that never came with A/C
R12 to R134a conversion kits for existing systems
U/V dye additive to find existing leaks in worn out systems
Full service vacuum test and freon recharge
OEM system component replacement
Leak detection for all modern A/C systems
Electrical System Repair
Your vehicle relies on an electrical system to power up different functions. Your battery, alternator, and starter ensure that vital components of your vehicle are in good working order and keep you safe on the road. Before you start your vehicle, the battery provides the car’s entire electrical current. The battery supplies a small amount of power to the starter motor, which rotates your vehicle’s flywheel which turns the crankshaft and begins the movement of the engine’s pistons. While your vehicle is running, the alternator provides power to the battery and keeps your car’s electrical system going. As you can see, your vehicle’s electrical system is very important and if you see any signs of it malfunctioning, do not hesitate to bring it to Morris Brothers for an inspection. We specialize in electrical systems diagnostics, electrical system repair, power accessory repair and more.
Every vehicle has slight differences when it comes to its electric system. Some vehicles have different features that require different types of wiring. We at Morris Brothers make sure to pay close attention to these nuances, whether you drive a Porsche, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen. We will give your vehicle the care it needs, so it is important to have a general idea of what symptoms your vehicle is exhibiting and how long it has been showing. We recommend that your battery should be replaced approximately every three years, but there may be some other clear warnings that call for a more urgent repair.
Cooling System Service
The cooling system of a vehicle helps cool the engine down as you drive. This is a very important and extensive task; multiple explosions occur as you are driving your vehicle every second, so there is a lot of heat produced. Without an effective cooling system, your engine would heat up and stop functioning within a few minutes. If you feel that your cooling system needs servicing or repairs, feel free to come to Morris Brothers. A liquid cooling system passes liquid called coolant through the passages in the engine block. Also called antifreeze, coolant is powered by the water pump and cools the engine parts as it passes by, absorbing heat from these parts. This warm liquid then flows to the radiator, which is cooled by the air stream that enters the grille of the car. As it travels through the radiator, the coolant or antifreeze will cool down and will once again enter the engine to repeat the process again. Whether you drive a Porsche, BMW, Audi, or Volkswagen, your vehicle’s cooling systems will work in the same way. At Morris Brothers in Murray, we can perform a thorough inspection of your vehicle’s cooling system to ensure all parts, including the belts & hoses, radiator, and cooling liquid are working smoothly and efficiently. We can also replace your water pump or thermostat if needed.
Your vehicle’s engine is vital to an enjoyable and safe driving experience. Simply put, a vehicle’s engine keeps your car or truck running by burning and converting gas to force that turns the wheels of your car. Porsche, BMW, Audi, and Volkswagen may have different types of engines inside them, but they all work the same way. Vehicle engines are called internal combustion engines because a spark ignites a mixture of petrol vapor and compressed air inside a sealed cylinder, causing it to burn rapidly. As the mixture burns, it expands, providing power to drive the car.
A vehicle’s engine consists of two basic parts: the lower, heavier section called the cylinder block, a casing for the engine’s main moving parts, and a detachable upper cover called the cylinder head. The parts of an overhead camshaft engine include:
Camshaft: The camshaft regulates the timing of the opening and closing of the engine valves and transfers the up and down motion from the crankshaft to control the movement of the lifters.
Engine Block: Considered the heart of the engine, the engine block has several blocks that contains the cylinders and provides paths for water and oil to travel throughout the engine. The engine block also holds the pistons, between four and twelve cylinders, the crankshaft, and the camshaft.
Crankshaft: Similar to how a jack-in-the-box operates, the crankshaft turns the pistons up and down motion into a reciprocal motion, at engine speed.
We at Morris Brothers in Murray are very familiar with how fuel injection works. In order for your vehicle’s engine to run smoothly, it needs to be provided with the proper ratio of fuel to air. There are many components to a fueling system including the fuel pump, fuel tank, fuel lines, and fuel injectors. The fuel injector is an electronically controlled valve that supplies fuel from the fuel pump to the vehicle’s engine. The nozzle is designed to make the fuel as fine a mist as possible so that it can burn easily. Depending on the age and make of the car the fueling can be controlled by a number of systems whether it be electronically or mechanically controlled. At Morris Brothers we have been trained on many different fueling systems to properly diagnose, repair, and maintain your cars fueling.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system works through several components that collect exhaust fumes from the engine cylinders and removes harmful substances while reducing noise and releasing exhaust gases away from the vehicle. All exhaust systems produce six gases, three of which are toxic. These include carbon monoxide, nitrogen monoxide, and nitrogen oxide. Here is an overview of the parts of your vehicle’s exhaust system:
Exhaust manifold: The exhaust manifold collects exhaust gases from each cylinder from the combustion chamber of the engine and leads them to the exhaust pipe.
Catalytic converter: The catalytic converter is a major part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. It converts the harmful emissions from your vehicle and converts them into carbon dioxide and water vapor. Although carbon dioxide is still harmful for the environment, it is not as toxic as the gases mentioned above and so it is important your catalytic converter functions properly. If there is an issue with your catalytic converter, our expertly trained technicians at Morris Brothers can help you decide if your catalytic converter needs to be replaced or just repaired.
Tail pipe: The tailpipe comes out of the muffler and directs exhaust gases out of the way.
Your vehicle’s exhaust system also works to reduce noise. The mufflers in your auto exhaust system muffle the sound waves that are produced inside, routing the sound waves through tubes and chambers inside the muffler. Considering how important your vehicle’s exhaust system is, you need a trustworthy auto repair shop to take care of it. If you are in Murray, Draper, Midvale, Park City, or Salt Lake City, that shop is Morris Brothers.
Every car will eventually need to be inspected for any underlying issues that you may be unaware of. Whether it is for preventive maintenance, there are signs that your vehicle needs to get service, required by law, or for your peace of mind, our award-winning local technicians can take care of all your needs. We offer comprehensive PPI's whether you are looking to buy a car or already bought it and would like it fully checked out. Also, with every service performed on your car we offer a free courtesy inspection. All inspections are emailed and/or texted to you so that you can keep them for your records. They are also available to be printed if you would like a hardcopy.
We also perform milage based services which include certain inspections based on manufacture specifications. Be sure to check out our scheduled maintenance section for more information. Every car has different service intervals that will require different inspections and services depending on milage. Rest assured here at Morris Brothers we have the capability to perform all services and inspections for your specific car.
Suspension and Steering
Your suspensions are important in giving you a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride. The suspension system in your vehicle is designed to absorb as much of the bumps you go over on your day-to-day journey. By absorbing the energy from the roads that you drive on, your suspensions are keeping you safe and strongly planted on the road. It helps you have better handling and steering of your vehicle too.
The steering wheel and all the other components in your vehicle’s steering system gives you control over your vehicle. This system allows you to maneuver your vehicle around the roads of Murray and surrounding areas.
Signs that your suspension and steering needs to be repaired
Power steering repair
There are several signs to look out for if you are having issues with the power steering system. If there is a noise when turning the steering wheel, there is a change in steering response, and if your steering wheel is vibrating. We at Morris Brothers will work quickly to find the issue with your steering and repair it so you can be back on the roads.
Shock and struts
These parts work together to dampen the movements and bounces of the springs in your suspension system. Even though they are designed to withstand a lot of damage, eventually the punishing roads can wear them out. If you notice the wheels vibrating after hitting a bump, the suspension bottoming on rough roads or when backing out of a driveway, the ride if extremely bouncy ride, the car swaying when cornering, dips or “nose dive” when stopping, or
fluid leaking from a strut or shock, it is important to them looked at as soon as you can.
The chassis and suspension
The chassis is an important part of your vehicle. It is the bottom framework of the vehicle where the front and rear suspension system, and other systems such as the steering, driving shaft, and transmission is located. A smooth running vehicle relies on the different systems that the chassis houses, such as the steering and suspensions. The chassis works to keep your vehicle running properly, so if you are noticing any odd signs, take your vehicle to Morris Brothers where our technicians can take a look.
Every single car needs to get its recommended factory scheduled maintenance to ensure its reliability and that your vehicle is operating properly at all times. The typical maintenance schedule for most vehicles are the 30K, 60K, and 90K service intervals. These services may seem optional because your vehicle is most likely running smoothly, however, these services ensure that your vehicle could potentially avoid costly repairs in the future. These services include a thorough inspection of your vehicle such as its air filter, fluids, electrical components, and more. We also perform tune-ups to sure that certain parts such as spark plugs and filters are brand new and will last you a long time. Whether you drive a Porsche, BMW, Audi, or Volkswagen, it is important to follow your manufacturer’s factory schedule maintenance to avoid voiding the warranty and prevent more serious issues with your vehicle.
Brakes are a vital component of every single vehicle. Whether you have a disc brake or a drum brake, they are designed to make your vehicle stop safely and prevent any accidents from happening. They are there to protect you as the driver, the passengers in your vehicle, and surrounding cyclists, cars, and pedestrians. We at Morris Brothers do all things brake repair and also do brake & lamp inspections. We ensure that your vehicle’s braking system and all other components are at its optimal level and all lamps are working properly.
Below are some signs that you may need your brakes repaired. Eventually, your brakes will need to get serviced and seen by certified technicians to determine if they need to be replaced. Our award-winning local technicians are knowledgeable on all things brake repairs and will provide you the service that you need.
Brake pads work with the brake calipers to clamp onto the brake rotors to create friction and slow down your vehicle. Because of the high heat and friction your brake pads undergo, it is important to get it replaced between 30,000 and 70,000 miles.
Brake shoes are brakes located on the rear of your vehicle if it has a drum brake system. If you notice that your car is shaking when you brake, there is a noise, and the hand brake does not hold, bring your vehicle in to Morris Brothers and take a look at your brake shoes.
Your brake rotors and brake pads work together to stop your vehicle. Your brake rotors can be damaged from the heat of your brake pads. Excessive heat could warp your brake rotors. If you notice that your brakes are squeaky, your car vibrates when you brake, and there are high-pitched screeching sounds, your brake rotors may need to be repaired or replaced.
There’s nothing worse than getting a flat tire or needing a new set of tires if they are worn, old, or otherwise in poor condition. We also offer aftermarket and genuine wheels for your car if you want to change things up or get a new set of OEM wheels to refresh your car. However, to ensure your tires are always in their best condition, we at Morris Brothers offer multiple tire services. These include:
Tire Rotation: During a tire rotation, each tire of your vehicle is removed and moved to a different position to make sure that all your tires wear evenly and last longer. This service should be performed every six months or every 6,000-8,000 miles.
Tire Mounting: This is when your old tires are removed and new ones are placed on the wheel and the wheels are placed on the appropriate axles.
Tire Balancing: Tire balancing corrects the uneven distribution of weight between your vehicle’s four tires.
Flat Tire Repair: If your tire gets punctured or damaged, we may be able to repair it rather than have you replace the tire altogether.
Tire Replacement: If the damage to one or more tires is severe, it is advisable to replace them entirely, which we can take care of for you.
How do I know if I need to get my tires repaired or replace them?
If you get a flat or worn out tire, you will either have to get the tire repaired or replaced entirely. Tire issues highly jeopardize your driving experience, putting you and your passengers at a higher risk of an accident.
A telltale sign of a damaged tire is a loss of air pressure, which could cause air to leak out slowly or all at once. Leaks sometimes don’t originate from a puncture or cut in the tire; the source of the leak could be the valve stem on the tire that has worn out over time. For punctured tires, the tire can most likely be repaired with a patch or a plug and doesn’t have to be completely replaced. However, tires with a cracked or split sidewall cannot be safely repaired and the tire will need to be replaced. Whether you are driving in Murray, Draper, Midvale, Park City, Salt Lake City, or anywhere else, you do not want to be stuck with a flat or damaged tire.
Like any part of your vehicle, your tires can wear out over time. Here are some signs your tires need to be replaced soon:
You’ve been driving with a spare tire for a while. Spare tires are not as durable as regular tires and provide less traction and less cornering ability.
Your tires are bald (they’ve lost tread and are flat on the surface).
Your car is constantly shaking, even on smooth roads.
Your tires’ sidewalls have cracks. The sidewalls can wear down over time due to rain, ice, and natural aging.
You have cords showing. If any cords from your tires are showing, this is a sure sign that they need to be replaced.
If you are in Salt Lake County or surrounding areas and notice that one or more of your tires is over inflated, under inflated, or are tilted horizontally or vertically, bring your car to Morris Brothers today and we can assess and repair the issue. We can also determine if your car needs additional services, such as oil changes, fluid services and tune-ups.
Most cars come with computer systems onboard to warn you if there are any issues with your car. These diagnostics systems use a universal warning light system on your dashboard to notify you or our award-winning local technicians of any issues.
A check engine light (also known as a malfunction indicator lamp) is a signal from your car’s computer system that there is an issue with your vehicle. The issue could be minor like a loose fuel cap or it could be serious such as engine issues. Whenever your check engine light comes on, it is important to get your vehicle serviced as soon as possible. Whatever issue your vehicle may be experiencing, it is imperative that you get it looked at by a professional before more serious problems arise.
What some of the lights on your dashboard mean:
All cars use the same universal system with its warning lights. It is designed to make it easier for you to quickly understand any potential problems with your vehicle. Here are some warning lights that indicate that your vehicle needs to be serviced:
Check Engine Light
This warning light could mean a variety of things like an issue with your transmission or your engine. It is important to get your vehicle looked at when this light comes on. However, when it blinks, you need to bring your vehicle in for repair as soon as possible since this means that there is something seriously wrong with your vehicle.
Engine Temperature Warning
The engine temperature warning light indicates that your engine is overheating. When this light comes on, pull over safely and let your engine cool down. Bring your vehicle back to Morris Brothers because it is dangerous to drive your car when it is overheating.
Tire Pressure Warning Light
This warning light is notifying you that one or more of your tire’s pressure is low. It is important that you bring your vehicle in to Morris Brothers when this issue arises as this could cause further damage to your vehicle and potentially put you in danger.
Oil Pressure Light
This light indicates that there is something wrong with the oil in your engine. When this light comes on, make sure that you bring in your vehicle to Morris Brothers for our technicians to find a solution.
Your award-winning local Shop for Computer Diagnostics
Our award-winning local technicians are well trained and use all the latest technology to properly diagnose your car. We at Morris Brothers are equipped with all the latest technology. When it comes to your vehicle’s on board computer diagnostics, it is important to have an expert on your side when one or more of your dashboard lights turns on. Our award-winning local technicians are well knowledgeable on all the warning lights that may turn on on your dashboard. We’ve been fixing cars since 2014 and have a commitment to customer service.