Common Auto Service & Maintenance

Keeping your vehicle in peak condition helps you enjoy driving it longer and may improve its resale or trade-in value down the road. Take advantage of quality maintenance to help preserve your vehicle’s value from the inside out. Scheduling regular maintenance is critical. A properly maintained vehicle lasts longer and runs more efficiently than one that isn’t maintained. Examples of regular maintenance include changing the oil and rotating your tires. From time to time additional maintenance is required. Below are examples of common maintenance services your vehicle may require.

Fuel System Treatment Service

Your vehicle needs fuel to run. But when the fuel filter gets clogged, your engine’s performance can be affected. Cleaning the fuel system helps remove contaminants from the fuel.

Common Reasons For This Service:

  • Your vehicle is difficult to start
  • Your vehicle idles rough or stalls
  • You experience sluggish acceleration
  • You experience decreased fuel economy
  • You suspect a bad tank of fuel
  • Your vehicle has reached the interval requirement (mileage or time)

Fuel System Service Benefits:

  • Help prevent stalling, poor starting, and potential engine failure
  • Help improve vehicle performance by ensuring a uniform fuel flow
  • Help block impurities and contaminants in your fuel or gas tank before they can enter your engine or clog your injectors

Automatic Transmission System Service

If your transmission isn’t functioning properly, neither is your vehicle. If your transmission fluid is old and contaminated, it can cause expensive damage. Your vehicle won’t be able to shift gears effectively if your transmission filter is clogged.

Common Reasons For This Service:

  • Your automatic transmission fluid is low
  • Your automatic transmission fluid is old
  • You use your vehicle for towing
  • Your cooling system is failing
  • Your vehicle does stop-and-go driving
  • Your vehicle has reached the interval requirement (mileage or time)

Automatic Transmission Service Benefits:

  • Helps prevent oxidation breakdown
  • Helps keep seals soft and pilable
  • Helps maintain proper shifting

Power Steering System Service

Beyond providing a comfortable and enjoyable ride, a properly maintained steering wheel and suspension system keep you in control of your vehicle. The suspension system helps support your vehicle's weight and helps keep your tires in contact with the road.

Common Reasons For This Service:

  • Your vehicle bounces excessively
  • Your tires lose contact with the road
  • Your tires have excessive or uneven wear
  • Your vehicle vibrates or makes noise
  • Fluid leaks into your vehicle's shocks
  • Your vehicle's shock components has dents, holes or damage
  • Your vehicle has reached the interval requirement (mileage or time)

Power Steering Service Benefits:

  • Helps provide a smooth ride
  • Helps condition seals and hoses
  • Helps provide consistent control for improved safety

Cooling System Service

When your engine is running, it makes power—but it also makes heat. And that’s where engine coolant comes in. Coolant circulates through the engine and absorbs heat, helping keep the engine at the right operating temperature.

Common Reasons For This Service:

  • Extreme driving conditions
  • Pre-Summer Tune-up Service
  • Your coolant level is low
  • Your system has air in it
  • Oil is seeping
  • Your system has scale and corrosion
  • Your vehicle has reached the interval requirement (mileage or time)

Power Steering Service Benefits:

  • Helps prevent the engine from overheating in the summer
  • Helps prevent the engine from freezing in the winter
  • Helps keep your engine working as efficiently as possible
  • Helps keep engine emissions low