Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is key to the longevity, safety and optimum operation of your vehicle. Please refer to your owner's manual on when to replace certain parts or when to schedule maintenance services.



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By regularly scheduling preventative maintenance services you avoid future headaches and costly repairs brought on by not properly maintaining your vehicle.

Preventative maintenance also minimizes breakdowns and prolongs the life of your engine and other systems of your vehicle. Different systems and components of your vehicle require service and/or maintenance at different time intervals.

Here we provide you with easy to read tables and information for when certain systems or components require maintenance.



Monthly Maintenance Service:
Check fluids and levels: Oil, engine coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, windshield wash fluid.
Inspect engine for any visible wear and leaks.
Check battery terminal, cables, clamps and mounting hardware.
Check belts and hoses for wear, cracks, leaks and tension.
Check tire pressure on all tires as well as alignment. Inspect for proper tread depth and uneven wear.
Summer Maintenance
Highway During Summer

During the summer months, hot weather can create extreme stress on your vehicle. Extreme heat can damage the battery and stresses your cooling system and tires. Heat can also cause fluids within your vehicle to break down and overheat their respective systems.

Keep your tires properly inflated. Also, make sure that your spare is properly inflated and ready to use, just in case.

Taking a few minutes out of your day to inspect your car can mean the difference between a comfortable ride and a breakdown along a road.



Summer Maintenance Service:
Check coolant levels and all hoses.
Check to see if the air conditioning system is working proper.
Check battery terminal, cables, clamps and mounting hardware.
Check exhaust system for holes and leaks.
All lights are in proper working condition.
Winter Maintenance
Driving During Winter

The extreme cold of the winter months also puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. The perfect time to maintain your vehicle is just before the season.

The simplest tasks become cumbersome during the winter, especially changing a tire.

Remember to make sure all your fluids are topped off and your tires are properly inflated. Inspect your brakes for any wear and have them serviced.



Winter Maintenance:
Check coolant levels and all hoses.
Check to see if the heating system and defroster is working proper.
Check battery terminal, cables, clamps and mounting hardware.
Check brakes for wear and fluids are topped off.
All lights are in proper working condition.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
It is recommended to have a Tune Up Service performed at the start of the winter season
3,000 Miles
Changing Oil Centereach

At 3,000 miles it essential to have your oil changes, tires checked for proper wear and make sure all your fluids are topped off.

These are important steps in performing preventative maintenance on your vehicle.



Every 3,000 Miles:
Check wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid.
Check oil and filters.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
15,000 Miles
Cv joint Inspection Centereach

At 15,000 miles many of your engines accessories and certain parts show signs of wear from driving. It is recommended to have your car fully inspected at 15,000 miles to stop problems before they get serious and costly for you.



Every 15,000 Miles:
Check wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid.
Check oil and filters.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation and alignment.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
Inspect CV joint boots, fuel system components, hoses and lines.
Check brakes for wear.
Make sure to lubricate steering and suspension systems.
Have your tires rotated.
30,000 Miles
Car Maintenance Centereach

Always refer to your owners manuals for recommended maintenance intervals.

At 30,000 miles, engine components being to show wear and tear. It's recommended to have your tires inspected and oil changed.



Every 30,000 Miles:
Check wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid.
Check oil and filters.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation and alignment.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
Inspect CV joint boots, fuel system components, hoses and lines.
Check brakes for wear, brake lines and hoses.
Make sure to lubricate steering and suspension systems.
Have a transmission fluid flush service performed.
Inspect: exhaust system, fuel system& connections, spark plugs, CV joint boots, drive belt and caliper side rails.
Replace filters.
45,000 Miles
Car Repair Centereach

Always refer to your owners manuals for recommended maintenance intervals.

At 45,000 miles, common maintenance is performed. There is emphasis on some of the larger systems in your vehicle.



Every 45,000 Miles:
Check wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid.
Check oil and filters.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation and alignment.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
Inspect CV joint boots, fuel system components, hoses and lines.
Check brakes for wear and overall condition.
Make sure to lubricate steering and suspension systems.
Have a tire rotation service performed.
Check ignition system.
60,000 Miles
Mechanic Inspecting Car at 60,000 miles Centereach

Whether you plan on keeping, selling, or trading your vehicle in, regular maintenance will ensure its safety, operation, and value.

At 60,000 miles your car's systems and components experience wear and tear.



Every 60,000 Miles:
Check wiper blades and windshield wiper fluid.
Check oil and filters.
Check all tires for proper tread and proper inflation and alignment.
Check to see if all fluids are at proper levels.
Inspect CV joint boots, fuel system components, hoses and lines.
Check brakes for wear, lines and hoses.
Check rotors, linings, pads and drums.
Lubrication of caliper side rails.
Make sure to lubricate steering and suspension systems.
Have a transmission fluid flush service performed.
Replace filters.
Check spark plugs.
Check exhaust system and fuel system connections.
Check and lubricate steering and suspension system.


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