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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


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 Our Customers Are Saying

Great, speedy service.


-Susan B.

Soundview has great mechanics who will go out of their way in any way to make sure you get the best service possible. Love it!!


-Stephen P.

My vehicle had a check engine light. Rather than bring it to the dealer, I decided to bring it to Ralph and the guys at Soundview Service Center. I heard they had an excellent reputation for being honest and fair. I am so glad I did. They fixed my problem very quickly and I will be back again! Thank you Ralph!


-Mike P.

Soundview Servicenter is our choice for all our car service. They do everything from inspections to new tires, plus great service when you fill up with gas.


-Marie M.

I have been bringing my vehicles here for 20 years. They are totally honest and do excellent work, that they stand behind. No work is ever done on my vehicle that I did not authorize, they are always up front about prices etc. They are not "cheap" but you get what you pay for! The prices are reasonable and the work is always worth what I pay. Ralph and Peter have done their Dad proud as they continue the work he started in this family business. I highly recommend them.


-Sharon M.

My work van suffered catastrophic engine failure, 70 miles from home! I didn't know the area but I luckily pulled into this gas station at 3:30 in the afternoon. My livelihood is in this van and I'm stuck. They took me right in, had parts needed delivered and reassembled the motor by 4:45pm. Charged an extremely reasonable price and I was on my way. They didn't know me from Adam and really took care of me. Can't praise them enough. Need auto work done, go there.


-Bruce B.

We all know garages have a bad reputation of overcharging etc. but not here. Ralph and his team always do a great job on my cars and the last visit he made an error on my invoice. I didn't notice it so was pleasantly surprised when Ralph called me the next day to say he made a mistake and had to refund the difference. Restored my faith that there are some good guys still out there.


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