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Written by Global Comtek
Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:49

SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

We service Honda-Acura, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan-Infiniti, Toyota-Lexus, and Subaru.

Regular Maintenance is vital to keeping your car on the road. The time and effort you put into keeping up with scheduled maintenance can save you big money in the long run.

Our certified technicians know your vehicle and will keep it in excellent condition. We want to share the value of preventative maintenance with you so you can enjoy your vehicle for as long as you own it.

THIS SCHEDULE is to assist local owners in car maintenance. Following it will help protect you from major breakdown due to lack of maintenance and extend the life of major components. The recommendations are made from factory suggestions and local repair experience.

SEVERE SERVICE - When most trips are less than ten miles or outside temperatures remain below freezing. When most trips include extended idling or frequent low speed operation ... When towing a trailer or driving rough or muddy roads. When operating in areas with road salt or other corrosive materials.

Lube / Oil & Filter Change: Severe service - Every 3,750 miles or 3 months
Why? The oil and filter collects contaminants that will damage your engine if they are not removed regularly.

Battery: Every 15,000 miles or 24 months
Why? Battery terminals will corrode, causing a poor connection between the battery post and cable. An improper charge to the battery and a no start condition will result.

Cooling System: Every 45,000 / 75,000 / 105,000 miles
Why? The cooling system service prevents corrosion, which causes the cooling system to malfunction or fail.

Rotate Tires: Every 7,500 miles or 12 months
Why? To obtain maximum tire mileage and performance.

Transmission: Every 15,000 miles or 12 months
Why? The transmission oil collects contaminants that can damage your transmission.

Valve Adjustment: Every 15,000 miles or 12 months (most engines)
Why? Proper valve clearance is critical to maintain engine performance and fuel economy.

Air Filter: Every 6,000 miles or 6 months
Why? The air filter will become dirty, restricting air flow. This causes a loss of fuel economy and engine performance.

Spark Plug: Every 15,000 miles or 12 months (except platinum) - Every 105,000 miles or 84 months (platinum plug models)
Why? Spark plug electrodes will corrode and cause a loss of fuel economy and engine performance if not replaced.

Brake Fluid Replacement: Every 30,000 miles or 36 months
Why? Brake fluid is a hydroscopic fluid, which absorbs moisture and will lead to premature failure of various brake system components.

Brake Inspection (Front / Rear): Every 7,500 miles or 6 months
Why? Brake linings need to be checked for cracking, glazing, contamination and wear.

Timing Belt Replacement: Every 90,000 miles or 72 months (1996 and older) - Every 105,000 miles or 84 months (1997 and newer)
Why? Belts will wear and/or crack. This will result in belt breakage and engine damage.

Parking Brake Adjustment: Every 7,500 miles or 6 months
Why? Brake linings wear and cables will stretch causing the brake to malfunction.

Component Performance: Every 15,000 miles or 12 months
Why? Preventative maintenance / safety; all fluid levels, brake hoses and lines, exhaust system, suspension components, driveshaft boots, fuel lines & connections, cooling system hoses & connections, tie rod ends, steering gear box & boots.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 20 October 2011 22:58 )

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