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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


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Testimonials

  • We arranged to get my son's car repaired here when they had trouble on the road. Were easy to work with over the phone. Replaced 2 tires for a fair price. Was very pleased with the helpful service!
    , 05/01/2022

  • Got an alignment for my 4runner after I installed a lift and had 33s put on. Did a great job and for a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend and will return.
    , 04/29/2022

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    Amazing and great service. Military friendly.
    , 04/25/2022

  • Had an appointment to drop my car off for an oil change and pick it up four hours later. After dropping it off, I went to pick it up four hours later and they hadn't even started on it. As I stood there, girl working at the desk clearly realized she had forgotten all about it. She offered some lame lie about why it wasn't ready and why it wasn't her fault, but ultimately said "I'm sorry, that's my bad." Then, in what must've been her attempt to correct the situation and make things right, she said "if you want to bring it back tomorrow, we can get you in." That's where the level of customer service is at this place right now. It used to be incredibly professional, but they have got the WRONG people working there at the moment. UPDATE: The owner of Royson's place called me shortly after I left. He was extremely apologetic and even offered to come pick my car up to take it to get an oil change. I didn't take him up on the offer but was blown away by the gesture. He went out of his way to make the situation right, and I extremely appreciated it. Changed this rating to five stars based on that call. I've always liked this place and will continue to go there.
    , 04/22/2022

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    Always get good service at Royson's. Great people work there.
    , 03/16/2022

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    Awesome customer service, and they never over charge.
    , 02/28/2022