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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Car Care Aware

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment.

Always consult your owner's manual for individual service schedules because maintenance requirements vary by manufacturer.

  • Always consult your owner's manual, but a good rule of thumb is to have the oil filter changed regularly - every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. These fluids play a large role in the safety and performance of the vehicle.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency. This is the least expensive form of preventive and safety maintenance. Tires should be checked once a month.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed. The battery fluid also should be checked and filled if it is low, unless it is a maintenance-free battery.
  • Have the lighting system checked frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and taillights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact. Replace them at least once a year, or sooner if streaking begins.
  • Inspect engine belts regularly. Worn belts will affect the engine performance. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently. The air filter should be checked every other oil change for clogging or damage. This system ensures that the vehicle is performing at its peak condition.
Service Interval Schedule:

Vehicle System or Component

Check Monthly

Check Every 3,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid


Battery and Cables


Belts


Brakes and Brake Fluid


Cabin Air Filter



Chassis Lubrication


Check Engine Light On


Coolant (Antifreeze)


Engine Air Filter


Engine Oil and Filter

Exhaust


Fuel Filter


Hoses


Lights


Power Steering Fluid


Shock Absorbers and Struts


Tire Inflation and Condition


Windshield Washer Fluid


Wiper Blades


ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • ALL-DATA
  • BBB (Better Business Bureau)
  • Bosch Service
  • Moog
  • NGK
  • Federal Mogul
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

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    Sam and Carlos know how to run a business. Professional, great service and very helpful. 10/10
    , 05/28/2021

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    Shout out to my man Samuel Padilla over at GT Pit Stop in Grand Terrace for taking good care of my classic 560SL Roadster. They do great work and they are honest. Its very hard these days to find good honest mechanics, but Carlos does a great job and the prices are reasonable.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Excellent work! They do it all from fuel injectors, to gaskets, and from suspension lifts to exhaust work. Love this place. Sam is the man very respectful and trust worthy. This is my mew place for all my mechanic needs!
    , 05/28/2021

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    Carlos is very honest and service gets done quickly. He did a through check on my car to make sure he was accurate his diagnostics.
    , 05/28/2021

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    Very professional and great people & excellent customer service here thanks a lot Sam and Carlos
    , 05/28/2021

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    Honest and communicative mechanics. They are willing to help your every need. Carlos was very professional and understanding towards my situation and the work they did was quick and for a reasonable price. Highly recommend for all your vehicle needs. Hard to find a honest and reliable mechanic these days but as soon as they got to work on my car, they had my full trust.
    , 05/28/2021