Preventative Maintenance

Auto Tech Garage will help you establish a maintenance schedule and keep track of your basic car care. Regular maintenance of your car is like health insurance for your transportation.

Your vehicles need regular maintenance to retain their safety, dependability, performance, fuel economy and emission control capabilities.

Regular maintenance also makes sound financial sense. Lower-cost maintenance and service can help prevent higher-cost repairs. Regular maintenance will also help to prolong the life of your tires, brakes, and other vehicle components and systems.


Preventative Maintenance is the commonly used terminology because it helps to prevent costly and dangerous breakdowns and repairs. AND, the maintenance recommendations for new cars are the basis of the manufacturer’s warranty. The automaker warrants your vehicle against defects over the specified time or mileage IF the vehicle receives the scheduled maintenance. Your owner’s manual is the best source for a list of maintenance services and the time and/or mileage intervals at which they should be performed.

Here are some general guidelines developed by industry sources:

Inspect lights and check tire pressure

At least monthly

Oil & filter change and chassis lubrication

3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months

Underhood belt and hose inspection

3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months (every oil change)

Tire rotation and wheel balancing

6,000 miles or every other oil change

Brake inspection

6,000 miles or every other oil change

Replace air filter

12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by inspection

Replace fuel filter

24,000 to 100,000 miles

Automatic transmission service

24,000 to 100,000 miles

Wheel alignment check

12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by tire wear

Cooling system flush and refill

40,000 to 100,000 miles

Belt and hose replacement

60,000 to 100,000 miles or 5 to 8 years

Engine timing belt replacement

60,000 to 100,000 miles (when equipped) or 5 to 8 years

Air conditioning performance check

Annually, usually in the spring



Our Guarantee

The NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services for 24 months/24,000 miles.

There’s no greater peace of mind than knowing you have one less worry by having your vehicles serviced by the professionals at your local NAPA AutoCare Center. They stand behind their work with the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty.

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Additional Services

Auto Tech Garage offers a wide range of service options to meet your auto repair and maintenance needs. Following are some additional services available to serve you.

  • Bearings and Seals
  • Belt and Hose Installation
  • Drivetrains
  • Emission Systems
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Gasket Installation
  • Heating Systems
  • Lighting Systems
  • Timing Belts and Chains
  • Wiper Blade Replacement
  • And More!


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