Preventive Maintenance

The best way to prevent long-term and costly problems with your vehicle is to keep up with its preventative maintenance schedule. One major key to successfully making sure you are doing all you need to do is to read your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Regardless of your vehicle’s make or model, its owner’s manual will contain a maintenance schedule. Every make and model is different, and standby beliefs such as “You have to change your oil every 3,000 miles,” may not apply to your car.

The maintenance schedule within your owner’s manual is provided by the people who understand your vehicle the best—the company that built it. The manufacturer provides suggestions for how often you need to change your oil, filters, driving belts, timing belts and more.

While some preventative maintenance—such as topping off fluids—can be performed by the vehicle’s owner, other, more complicated procedures should be done by experts like the team at A-1 Auto Repair. Our team can keep your vehicle in top shape by performing the following maintenance:

  • Inspecting and replacing timing belts (preventing damage to other accessories)
  • Inspecting and replacing serpentine belts (preventing damage to other accessories)
  • Checking and changing oil
  • Checking, repairing and replacing battery connection components
  • Checking and replacing batteries
  • Checking and replacing cabin air filters
    This can keep your car comfortable during the hot summer months.
  • Checking and replacing your engine air filter
    You may need to replace your engine air filter more frequently if you drive in stop-and-go traffic or have a long commute.
  • Checking and replacing spark plugs
  • Tire rotation
    This helps ensure even wear on your tires, which can help prevent blowouts and leaking. It also helps make your ride smoother.
  • Tire balancing
    Balancing your tires prevents wear, which can significantly improve their life and save you money.
  • Wheel alignment

By following your vehicle’s owner’s manual and having your vehicle inspected and maintained regularly, you can greatly reduce problems and save money in the long run. Let the expert team at A-1 Auto Repair help your vehicle stay in good condition.

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At A-1 Auto Repair you can expect a quick & convenient maintenance service. When you’re in a hurry, we’re always ready to take care of your car on the spot. And, for most of our services, you can relax in our deluxe waiting area and snack or watch TV while our A-1 Auto Repair Professionals complete the work. We’ll have you back on the road in around 20 minutes or less.

We’ll help you maintain the service schedule recommended by your vehicle manufacturer and keep your vehicle running at peak performance … AND we maintain your records in our database to protect your manufacturer warranty if needed.

Remember, a well maintained vehicle holds its value better when it’s time for a trade-in or sale. And all of our reports are reported on Car-Fax. A well-maintained vehicle that has PROVEN service, always brings more when you sell or trade.

A-1 Auto Repair also provides vehicle safety services that provide extra confidence on the road. From headlights to batteries, just drive in and we’ll make sure your vehicle safety features are up to spec. It’s a quick, easy and responsible way to keep you and your family safe.

A 25 Point Inspection is standard at A-1 Auto Repair and includes:
1. Oil Change (up to 5 quarts of CASTROL GTX 5w30, 10/30, or 15/40 motor oil)
2. Change Oil Filter
3. Lube Chassis
4. Inspect Transmission Fluid
5. Inspect Rear Differential Fluid
6. Inspect Brake Fluid
7. Inspect Power Steering Fluid
8. Inspect Washer Fluid
9. Inspect battery Fluid
10. Inspect Air Filter
11. Inspect Breather Element
12. Inspect PCV Valve
13. Inspect Wiper Blades
14. Inspect Tire Pressure and Wear
15. Vacuum Floors
16. Clean Exterior Windows
17. Inspect Lights
18. Inspect Fan Belt(s)
19. Inspect Antifreeze
20. Inspect Cabin Air Filter
21. Inspect Engine Off
22. Inspect Front Differential Fluid
23. Inspect Transfer Case Fluid
24. Inspect Hoses
25. Inspect Drive Train
In addition, we will always advise you of anything else we might notice that needs attention, even if it is something we do not service at A-1 Auto Repair.

Click on a link below to learn more about other A-1 Auto Repair Drive Train services…

Oil & Filter Change…
Other Engine Filters…
Automatic Transmissions…
Gear Boxes…