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    Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Appointment Only
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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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

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Battery and Cables


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Belts


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Brakes and Brake Fluid

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Cabin Air Filter



Chassis Lubrication


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Check Engine Light On

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Coolant (Antifreeze)

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Engine Air Filter


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Engine Oil and Filter

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Exhaust


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Fuel Filter


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Hoses


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Lights

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Power Steering Fluid


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Shock Absorbers and Struts


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Tire Inflation and Condition

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Windshield Washer Fluid

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Wiper Blades


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What Our Customers Are Saying

Good customer service


-Chaz C.

Great service and staff.


-Roman C.

Solid mechanic Mike has diagnosed my car problems & timely work


-Vern W.

Great work. Replaced a suction line I brought in to fix my a/c no questions asked. Did a leak check. Vehicle is back to perfect!


-Bruce G.

Very friendly, family run business. Mike is such a great mechanic and helpful person. I know I can trust them when these guys work on my car.


-Anna S.

Good experience in my two trips to autolab so far. Once for a parts replacement and another for routine maintenance. Will be returning for additional maintenance needs in the near future.


-Jonathan K.

One thing I like about this place is you get to actually talk and deal with the owner/mechanic MIKE . That a big plus unlike the other "BIG NAME" chains in the valley where its not as personal . He checked and replaced my fuses for FREE . You don't get that kind of service at other places . I bet if you really was in need and didn't have enough cash he would work with you somehow .


-Kane P.

Mike is the only auto mechanic I trust. He's an expert in his field and he's fair.


-Thomas F.

e went to see Mike over a month ago for wheel bearings and he did a great job. Last week, our oil pan was leaking and we went back to him. Great job again and good prices.


-Dann L.

Went to get my AC fixed. It took me a while to take my car to a mechanic because I believed it would be really expensive to fix the AC. I was in and out in less than two hours and spent a lot less than I expected. Great service.


-Lizette A.

Mike got my A/C fixed in one day. I had no A/C for almost a year due to unreasonable prices. Mike fixed my A/C to ice cold at a very fair price. I would highly recommend him to you so you could get the best out of your vehicle. After this experience I look forward to making future business with Mike.


-Lorenzo P.
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