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It is easy to forget about important maintenance services. With your full schedule, it is hard to find the time you need to take care of your car properly. When you visit Fremont Auto Tech, our technicians will provide same-day service for most maintenance repairs.
The reason that maintenance services are so important is that they can help you to prevent major repairs in the future. It is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, and longevity of your vehicle. By having your fluids cleaned and replaced, you are ensuring that debris does not contaminate them, which ensures that they can run cleanly and smoothly throughout the vehicle. We offer 30K, 60K, & 90K maintenance.
Your tires need to be rotated because as you drive, they wear according to your driving patterns. If you make a lot of left turns, your tires will wear differently than if you drove predominantly on the highway. This rotation allows for even wear, leaving for better traction, support, and control.
COMMON MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Tire Pressure Check
Tire Balance & Rotation
Power Steering Fluid
Spark Plugs Replacement
Air Filter Replacement
Oil & Filter Change
Windshield Wiper Replacement
If you don't see the service you need listed above, please call our trained and certified technicians today! We can discuss your needs and provide you affordable and efficient repairs.
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE YOU NEED AND WHEN
Read Your Owner's Manual!
Regardless of the vehicle you drive, your regular maintenance schedule is inside it. You will discover how often your manufacturer really does suggest you change your oil, filters, any drive or timing belts in your vehicle, and more. You'll even find out whether you're putting the right gas or oil in your vehicle. If you're using the wrong oil or filling a car that calls for higher octane fuel, you may run the risk of voiding your warranty or even causing damage that will cost more to fix than you'd save by using the cheap oil or gas.
Check Your Fluids
You should learn how to check and/or change your antifreeze, power steering, coolant, or even your wiper fluid. In some cases, you can see the tank level directly, but most have gauges or dipsticks you can pull out to check current levels against a notch that indicates optimal levels. Even if your owner's manual doesn't have much to say about checking your transmission fluid or antifreeze, don't be afraid to open the hood and see if you can find it. If you're running low, add more or get it changed at your local auto repair shop. Most importantly, never ignore a leak.
Timing Belt Replacement
Your owner's manual will offer actual numbers for when you should have your timing belts checked and replaced. If you can't find the manual, feel free to contact Fremont Auto Tech and our mechanics will be glad to help you inspect the belts and let you know when it's time to replace them mileage-wise. If you wait and those belts do fail, you'll break down, and the damaged belt can damage other accessories, making the repair even more expensive.
Check Your Oil Regularly
Whether your car has a dipstick to check the oil's color and oil level or the dipstick has been replaced with an electronic gauge, you should know how to check it. Knowing the difference between clean and muddy oil will save you a ton of unnecessary changes, and it also tells you if something's wrong with your engine. It's hard to make a general recommendation for how frequently you should change your oil, but the answer is in your owner's manual. Don't just blindly follow the 3,000-mile myth—for most vehicles it can be as high as 10,000 miles, depending on the oil your vehicle calls for.
Windshield Wiper Replacement
Don't wait until you can barely see through your windshield. Your visibility is important, and you wouldn't wait until you saw an optometrist to clean your glasses, would you? While you're at it, give your windshield a good cleaning inside and out—if it's hard to see, the problem may be inside, not out.
Engine Air Filter Replacement
Replacing your engine air filter regularly is important. Your owner's manual will give you a mileage estimate for how frequently you should replace your engine air filter, but if you can get to it, check it. If it's dirty, replace it at your local auto repair shop. If you drive a lot, especially in stop-and-go traffic, or have a long commute, your engine air filter may get dirtier faster than someone who drives open roads or only drives around on the weekends. If you need help or your owner's manual doesn't lay out exactly how to do it, feel free to call or stop by Fremont Auto Tech, and we will be happy to help!
Tire Balance, Rotation & Alignment
It is very important to make sure your tires wear evenly and your car drives smoothly. You can make your tires last much longer by getting them rotated and balanced. Your alignment is just as important. If you're fighting your car to keep it straight, that's a bad situation that's easily corrected. Schedule your appointment with Fremont Auto Tech today!
These are just a few things that every vehicle needs. We can't stress enough the importance of checking your owner's manual for anything specific to your vehicle. Don't have your manual? Drop by Fremont Auto Tech and our trained and certified technicians will answer all questions you may have!