How often do I need to do recommended
Read your warranty very carefully. The
manufacturer's warranty and/or your extended warranty may depend on
having certain maintenance performed according to a pre-determined
schedule. Keep all receipts as proof of maintenance performed. Make sure
all work is done exactly as specified in the manufacturer's maintenance
schedule and thoroughly documented.
Your car's service manual has recommended schedules for maintenance.
Review it before your visit to the shop. Make copies of the pages you
need and keep them handy when you are dropping off your vehicle. Use
them as a reference to ensure that necessary maintenance is performed in
a timely fashion and that you are not getting unneeded services. This
simple step can save you thousands of dollars over the life of your car.
The repair facility should provide a report detailing the results of any
inspection and/or work that was completed.
Who can perform my Manufacturer
In most cases your non-warranty maintenance can be performed by either a
dealership or your own mechanic. (Double-check your warranty to be
Many independent repair shops can perform these services at costs that
are very competitive with dealerships. They have access to the same
information that franchised dealers have about model-specific problems
and they may be familiar with less expensive aftermarket parts that perform
just as well as manufacturer parts.
Use Maintenance to Establish a
The shop you use for your maintenance should be the same one where you will
want to do your major repairs. This allows you to establish a
relationship with the mechanic and the mechanic to become familiar with
your car and its history. This will be especially helpful when you are
faced with a major repair.
What we do:
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Engine Air Filter
Differential Fluid Service