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Maintenance

All manufacturers have a detailed maintenance schedule for every model they produce. Just call or E-Mail us a request complete with the year, make, model, engine size & miles of your vehicle & we will send you the current maintenance schedule.

Gas Saving Tips

  • Proper Tire pressure-Low tire pressure means more rolling resistance. This makes the engine work harder to move your vehicle down the road.
  • Replace your air filter-Todays engines run very lean. This means they use more air & less fuel to create power. A dirty or plugged air filter means the air has a harder time getting into your engine, causing it to burn more fuel.
  • Clean fuel injectors-Your fuel injectors spray a fine mist of fuel into the engine. Over time deposits form on the tip of the injector causing it to spray a stream instead of a mist. This concentrated spray pattern is harder for the engine to ignite, causing you to burn more fuel.
  • Change your oil-Regular oil changes keep your engine running cleaner and rotating parts operating smoothly.
  • Replace your spark plugs-Todays vehicles can go a long time on a set of spark plugs. The problem with this is it causes a lot of people to forget about changing them. Worn out spark plugs can be detrimental to fuel mileage.
  • Have your mass air flow sensor cleaned-Your mass air flow sensor tells the computer how much air is entering your engine. When it's dirty, it may be out of calibration. If the computer gets the wrong information it can't add the proper amount of fuel. Cleaning the Mass Air Flow sensor on most cars is inexpensive and can be very cost effective.

Winter Maintenance Tips

Spark Plugs, Oil Changes & Good Batteries-The most common reason we have cars towed in for a no start during the winter is because they are flooded. An engine floods because to much fuel went into it and the spark plugs couldn't ignite the air/fuel mixture. This commonly happens because as you drive fuel naturally gets into the oil, this is why the engine oil has to be changed more frequently than other oils such as; transmission fluid, power steering fluid, or axle lube. Your engine uses the most amount of fuel during a cold start. If your engine oil has a lot of fuel in it, your spark plugs are old, & the battery causes the engine to crank slowly, you have a good recipe for a bad morning.

Routine Maintenance

  • Every 3000 Miles
    • Change Engine Oil
    • Check Air Filter
    • Check Tire Pressure
    • Check Belts & hoses
    • Check All Fluids
  • Every 6000 Miles
    • Rotate Tires
    • Inspect Brake System
    • Check Lights
    • Replace Wiper Blades
    • Check Cabin Air Filter
  • Every 12000 miles or once per year
    • Change Transmission Fluid
    • Flush Cooling System
    • Test Battery
    • Replace Fuel Filter
  • Remember: All fluids should be changed every few years depending on your personal driving habits. These fluids include: Power Steering Fluid, Brake Fluid, Transfer Case Fluid, & Differential Fluid

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