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  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 3:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Car Care Aware

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment.

Always consult your owner's manual for individual service schedules because maintenance requirements vary by manufacturer.

  • Always consult your owner's manual, but a good rule of thumb is to have the oil filter changed regularly - every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. These fluids play a large role in the safety and performance of the vehicle.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency. This is the least expensive form of preventive and safety maintenance. Tires should be checked once a month.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed. The battery fluid also should be checked and filled if it is low, unless it is a maintenance-free battery.
  • Have the lighting system checked frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and taillights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact. Replace them at least once a year, or sooner if streaking begins.
  • Inspect engine belts regularly. Worn belts will affect the engine performance. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently. The air filter should be checked every other oil change for clogging or damage. This system ensures that the vehicle is performing at its peak condition.
Service Interval Schedule:

Vehicle System or Component

Check Monthly

Check Every 3,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid


Battery and Cables


Belts


Brakes and Brake Fluid


Cabin Air Filter


Chassis Lubrication


Check Engine Light On


Coolant (Antifreeze)


Engine Air Filter


Engine Oil and Filter

Exhaust


Fuel Filter


Hoses


Lights


Power Steering Fluid


Shock Absorbers and Struts


Tire Inflation and Condition


Windshield Washer Fluid


Wiper Blades



What Our Customers Are Saying

The most reliable place I know to take your vehicle for any service or repair. Thank you Erik and Melanie!


-Margaret W.

Family oriented business and the customer service here is great. Highly recommend this car shop , they take pride in their work. I had a problem with my belt and they fixed it right away my car was making a funny noise , they fixed it then the noise proceed I came back in and they took care of the work after finding out it was something else wrong with it.


-Elise D.

Professional service always. A service shop you can trust, which to me is very important.


-John Z.

If you want it done right, this is the place to go!


-Mike W.

Very professional and knowledgeable with over the top service. 100% satisfied every time I have them do work for me.


-Jonathan S.

We've been coming to this family owned shop around 20 yrs. & we've never had to worry about being taken advantage of. I've never been able to say that about another shop. We moved about an hour away a couple years ago & we still bring both our cars back to Todd. On my last visit (Jan 2016) I waited with a couple who drove down from Virginia because of a friends recommendation. For us, It's priceless to have someone we trust. They have always told us what they found; what can wait & what can't. We both drive used cars, & they have a lot of miles.


-Angela D.
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