PREVENTatIVE MAINTENANCE

Regular maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of your vehicle. During preventive maintenance, a number of parts and/or fluids are replaced before they become actual or major failures.
we care and service your vehicle as if it were our own! preventive and factory scheduled maintenance will save you hundreds! MAintenance intervals can vary from vehicle to vehicle, we can look up a specific schedule for your vehicle from the manufacturer.
Below is a list of common maintenance items. We offer free inspections! Schedule today!

 

Crankcase Vent Filter
Change the crankcase vent filter (if your car has one) every
24,000 miles or 40,000 kilometers. This filter cleans the air
that is exposed to the crankcase and the working components
of the engine.
Engine Oil And Filter
Change your vehicle's engine oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on the vehicles make and model, how you drive the vehicle and the conditions under which you drive. Always consult the owners manual.
Wiper Blades
Replace every six months or when cracked, cut, torn,
streaking, or chattering.
Tire Inflation and Condition
Check the pressure of all tires, including the spare, at every oil change. Check the tread for uneven or irrecgular wear and cuts or bruises along the sidewalls. Inflate tires and maintain at recommended pressure for maximum efficiency and safety. Replace heavily worn or damaged tires.
Engine Air Filter
Inspect filter at each oil change. Replace every 12
months or when leaking, torn, water or oil soaked,
dirty, or showing other signs of wear.
Automatic Transmission Fluid
Check fluid level with engine running and transmission in park. If low, add the type of fluid specified by the manufacturer. For maximum performance change every two years or 24,000 miles.
Battery and Cables
Battery should be securely mounted. Battery connection
should be clean, tight, and corrosion free. If the battery
is three years old or more, it should be tested and replaced
if necessary.
Timing Belts & Drive Belts
Check V-belts and serpentine belts for looseness and condition. Replace when cracked, frayed, glazed, or showing signs of excessive wear. Replace timing belt per manufacturer interval. Typicallty this is 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Not replacing the belt as required could cause a breakdown or serious internal engine damage.

Brakes
Check the entire brake system every oil change including
brake linings, rotors, drums, lines, and hoses. Average brake
pad life is 40,000 miles. This number can vary widely up or
down due to driver habits and conditions.

Cabin Air Filter
Replace every 12 months, or more often in areas with heavy airborne contaminents or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced.
Exhaust
Inspect for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if
there is unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and
can affect engine performance. Correct without delay.

Fuel Filter
Inspect fuel filter at each oil change. Replace if restricted, water contaminated or every 2 years/24,000 miles.
Hoses
Inspect hoses at each oil change. Replace when leaking,
brittle, cracked, rusted, swollen, or restricted.

Lights
Visually inspect regularly. Replace immediately if light is out. Check fuses first.
Oxygen Sensor
Replace at interval as recommnded by the manufacturer or
when other conditions dictate, such as failing an emissions
test. 1996 and newer cars have multiple sensors.

Chassis Lubrication
Many newer cars are lubed for life; some still require this service. Replacement steering and suspension componts may require periodic lubrication.
Power Steering Fluid
Check the fluid with the car warmed up. Inspect for leaks every
oil change. Low fluid for a long period of time can ruin components
of the system such as the pump.

Check Engine Light
If the light comes on while driving or remains on, your vehicle may have an emissions or sensor problem. A flashing light indicates a more serious problem and it is recommended the vehicle not be driven to prevent damage to critical components.
Spark Plugs
Typical replacement interval 30,000 to 100,000 miles depending
on the vehicle. Plugs left in the engine too long can cause
potential damage to cylinder head when removed. Worn plugs
can cause starting and running issues.

Coolant (Antifreeze)
Check Level in radiator only when the vehicle is cold. A few ounces of loss a year is normal. Change coolant every 12 months on most vehicles. A correct mixture ensures proper lubrication, and overheating and freezing protection.
Steering and Suspension
Inspect system annually including shock absorbers, struts
and chassis parts such as tie rods, ball joints, and other related components. Replace if leaks, damage and loose mounting hardware.
Worn components can pose major safety hazards and can
prematurely wear tires.
Brake Fluid
Over time, brake fluid can become contaiminated with dirt and moisture compromising stopping quality. It is normal for the level to drop gradually as pads wear, a drastic drop could indicate a leak. Average replacement interval is every 3 years or as needed.
   
Shown here is an example of a severely dry-rotted serpentine belt. If the belt breaks, your vehicle will only run as long as the battery will last, or the engine could potentially overheat. In addition, you will lose power steering making it exceptionally difficult to steer.




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