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After your home, your vehicle is probably your next largest investment. Here are some maintenance tips to keep your car safe and reliable...

  • LOF – Lube, oil and filter: The engine is the most costly part to repair at your vehicle. It’s system and others related to it must be kept at their peak to avoid problems. One way to do this and add miles to the life of your engine is to have the oil changed regularly. The engine will stay clean, avoiding the buildup of damaging sludge The manufacturer’s suggestion, along with the advice of a knowledgeable mechanic, who is familiar with your vehicle and your driving conditions, will suggest the schedule best suited to your individual needs. Generally, every 3000 – 7500 miles, or 1 to as many as 4 times a year, depending on your individual situation. Lubing serviceable joints at the time the oil and filter are changed also minimizes wear, adding life to your vehicle.
  • Coolants in today’s cars last longer than ever, but they also run hotter, making it important to replace coolant according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Antifreeze wears out, making it crucial to have it replaced to inhibit corrosion and scale buildup. Our technicians will check your anti-freeze at each oil change to insure it’s freshness, and suggest a flush of the coolant system and replacing of the antifreeze when necessary.
  • Other fluids that need to be maintained for your vehicle’s optimum efficiency are the brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid, and transfer case fluid (if all wheel or 4 wheel drive). These are also checked at each oil change. Fresh brake fluid is essential to safe operation of your vehicle. Moisture can affect the effectiveness of brake fluid, as it is not petroleum based. Over time this lowers braking performance.
  • Air, fuel and other filters need to be properly maintained for your vehicle to operate at maximum efficiency and to prolong its life. Many other components are driven by belts that need to be checked for wear regularly and replaced when necessary. Wiper blades should be replaced on average, once a year. They are essential for safe operation of your vehicle.
  • Emissions and ignition systems need proper maintenance to avoid breakdowns.
  • Tires need to be checked for wear and rotated and balanced to extend their life. Proper balance eliminates vibration and helps to reduce stress on struts, shocks, and steering parts. Proper inflation pressure will also improve gas mileage.
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