Preventative Maintenance

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address

9608 W Grand Ave
Franklin Park, IL 60131

 

Working Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 2:00PM
Sunday Closed

 

Phone

847-451-1575

 

Preventative Maintenance

*Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

Recent studies by the Automotive Service Associate have given a number to the fatalities due to unperformed or neglected maintenance.  This number currently sits at roughly 5%.  By following a simple maintenance schedule, you can not only extend the life of the vehicle but create a safer environment for you and your passengers.  Please make sure to consult the manual provided by your car manufacturer for your vehicle’s maintenance schedule.

 

  • Oil and Filter should be changed regularly, usually every 3,000 miles (this may vary by manufacturer.)
  • Important fluids such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, antifreeze, and windshield washer fluid, should be checked to ensure proper levels.
  • Check to ensure your tires are properly inflated.  Properly inflated tires improve your vehicle’s safety as well as improve your fuel efficiency.
  • Ensure that your engine is tuned properly to have the best fuel efficiency.
  • Vehicle chassis should be lubricated frequently to extend the life of moving components.
  • Battery cables and posts should be cleaned of any corrosion, and battery fluid levels should be checked.
  • Headlights, brake lights, taillights, and turn signlans should be checked frequently to ensure proper performance
  • Windshield wiper blades should be checked for damage and replaced at least once per year.
  • Engine belts should be inspected regularly to ensure there are no cracks or missing segments.
  • Air filter should be checked every other oil change and replaced as needed.

Service Interval Schedule:

Vehicle System 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

Vehicle Tips

Regular oil and filter changes will keep your vehicle running longer than any other piece of maintenance. 

Vehicle Tips

Flush your cooling system and change your coolant once per year.

Vehicle Tips

Transmission and differential oils should be changed according to the regular service intervals in the owner's manual.

Vehicle Tips

Keep your vehicle clean, especially during Winter.  Salt and road grime can stick to the underside of your vehicle and cause damage.

Vehicle Tips

Applying high-quality wax can keep your paint protected.  Wax should be applied at least every six months.

Vehicle Tips

Brake fluid can attract moisture.  Because of this brake fluid should be replaced once per year to keep parts from corroding. 

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