Vehicle Maintenance

Oil Change

Regular oil changes are one of the most important vehicle maintenance operations. Keeping your oil in good shape keeps your engine running at peak efficiency, saving you money on fuel and on expensive repairs that may become necessary if you keep old oil in your car for too long. Our oil change service consists of replacing your car’s engine oil and filter, as well as checking all other fluids. Consult your car’s owner’s manual to find the recommended frequency for oil changes.

Regular Maintenance Checks

Major auto repairs are a headache—they’re expensive, and they can leave you stranded without transportation while your car is in the shop. The best way to eliminate the need for major repairs is to keep up with the small ones, the regular maintenance checks and tune-ups that should be performed on all vehicles at least every 15,000 miles. Below is a list of all of the adjustments and checks that are part of our standard vehicle maintenance check. As your car gets older it needs a little more attention, so there are some additional maintenance services that should be done at 60,000 miles and 90,000 miles. Regular vehicle maintenance will slow down wear and tear, and will help stop minor problems from becoming major ones.

Every 15,000 Miles
  • Verify last major service was performed
  • Inspect coolant condition and level
  • Check fluid levels and fluid condition
  • Check exhaust system and shrouding
  • Check CV joints and boots
  • Clean battery and terminals
  • Inspect and adjust drive belts
  • Inspect fuel/tank/cap/lines
  • Check operation of lights/horn/wipers/washers
  • Check wiper blades
  • Check headlight adjustment
  • Check seat belts
  • Check parking brake operation
  • Check shift interlock
  • Lubricate weather stripping with silicone
  • Lubricate door hinges
  • Lubricate door locks
  • Check steering rack boots
  • Inspect steering linkage/suspension
  • Lubricate chassis
  • Inspect brake system
  • Inspect shocks/struts
  • Check tire pressure and inspect wear
  • Rotate tires if necessary
  • Road test
Every 30,000 Miles
  • Inspect hoses and clamps
  • Replace coolant
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Replace air filter
  • Check tune specifications and adjust
  • Adjust valves (some cars)
  • Replace brake hydraulic fluid
60,000 Mile Service
  • Replace fuel filter (some cars)
  • Check filler cap gasket
  • Inspect thermostatic air cleaner
  • Inspect distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires
  • Inspect EGR system
  • Inspect PCV valve
  • Suspension bushings, springs
  • Service automatic transmission
  • 4X4 vehicles-service transfer case, hubs
  • Replace timing belt (some at 90,000 may include water pump)
90,000 Mile Service
  • Replace fuel filter (some cars)
  • Replace timing belt (some at 90,000 may include water pump)

Please note, each vehicle may have different requirements. Please refer to your vehicle’s owners manual for the manufacturers recommendations as well.