Preventative Maintenance

What Will Preventative Maintenance Do For Me?

  • Help improve fuel economy
  • Help your vehicle deliver peak performance at any age
  • Find minor problems early to avoid major malfunctions later
  • Reveal cracks, frays, leaks and bulges in belts and hoses
  • Ensure that oil, radiator, battery, power steering, brake and automatic transmission fluids are checked, changed and filled to recommended levels
  • Helps your vehicle last longer
  • Keeps your vehicle running safely

Proper Maintenance Helps Extend Vehicle Life!
Your driving type or vehicle usage may affect the maintenance intervals below.

You should follow the manufacturer’s service schedule that best matches your vehicle’s operating conditions.

Those recommendations may include:

  • Change your engine oil at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval that matches your vehicle’s operating conditions and your driving habits
  • Check your tire inflation pressure monthly
  • Rotate your tires at the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval or every 6 months/15,000 miles
  • Change the engine air filter annually or when visibly restricted.
  • Inspect Brake System every 12 months/15,000 miles

There are multiple items that need to be checked on your vehicle to keep it up to date as far as preventative maintenance goes. Remember it’s preventative maintenance, so the idea is to keep your vehicle from having a catastrophic failure. Mechanical repairs are not the same as preventative maintenance. If you believe you vehicle is in need of some maintenance CONTACT US today to schedule an appointment for a FREE vehicle inspection and advisory.


This post was written by: Martin Hand


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About Martin Hand

ASE Certified L1 Advanced Mastertech. Martin Hand has over 15 years experience in Asian and European Import Auto Repair. Specializing in electrical diagnosis, engine performance, AT/MT transmission repair/rebuild. Martin is also pursuing a degree in Computers Science & Information Systems starting at Portland Community College while he plans to transfer to OIT. Certified in Java application level programming, experienced with other languages such as PHP, Ruby, JavaScript and Swift. Martin has future plans of automotive diagnostic software development.

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