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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed
    Most Saturdays 8:00am - 12:00pm

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


What People Say About Us

  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    , 02/03/2021

    He was able to fix my saab when after 6 visits to other places the problem remained. I have a new saab mechanic. I highly recommend plus he is closer to me then most saab mechanics.

  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    , 01/24/2021

    Did good, honest work on my car. I appreciate the professionalism

  • reviewiconBest Auto Shop
    , 12/23/2020

    We have used TCM for all three of our vehicles. They are excellent in all areas. Service is outstanding and they do the work they say they will do. Do not try to upcharge or convince you that you need unnecessary work. They will diagnose your issue, and let you know what is needed before they start work. We have no complaints with any of the service we've received and will continue to make TCM our first call for all vehicle repairs.

  • reviewiconBest Auto Shop
    , 01/14/2020

    Excellent and efficient service. TCM specializes in foreign and domestic vehicles. Their prices are reasonable with the same quality of service or better than dealerships.

  • reviewiconHighly Recommended
    , 02/24/2020

    I have been using TCM for a while now and I have always found them to be very honest and very fair in their pricing. I have recommended them to family and to friends and you don't do that if you don't like a place.

  • reviewiconHighly Recommended
    , 02/03/2021

    He was able to fix my saab when after 6 visits to other places the problem remained. I have a new saab mechanic. I highly recommend plus he is closer to me then most saab mechanics.

Call us for service: 817-275-0653

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