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Preventative Maintenance

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. 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.

  • Change your oil filter regularly – every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission, and antifreeze.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency.
  • Keep your engine tuned.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed.
  • Check lighting system frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and taillights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact.
  • Inspect engine belts regularly. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently.