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AC DELCO

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


ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Jasper
  • AAA Approved Auto Repair
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ALL-DATA
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Very trustworthy and dedicated owners and mechanics. They are very fair in their pricing. They are also thoughtful about diagnostics and figuring out exactly what your car needs. They never offer things that you don't need. In fact, many times I have had other dealers and mechanics recommend services and then bring it to Circle Automotive for a 2nd opinion and have them tell me that they didn't think it was necessary. They have definitely earned my trust.
    -Steven T.

  • Great, fast and honest work. It's so hard to find a good mechanic don't hesitate to come here!!!
    -Ayman Y.

  • Honest shop, fair price, very busy. The only negative I can think of is communication. I do understand and their positives far out weigh the negative given that they are a smaller shop, but I just wish they would call or text when the car is finished. This is my go to shop. All four of my cars come here.
    -Dtsedano

  • They truly live up to their tagline "Honesty with Integrity." I trust the staff and mechanics at Circle Automotive because time and time again they have dealt with us fairly, honestly and most of all cost effectively! Thank you Circle Automotive for serving your customers with INTEGRITY and CARE! I have recommended them to friends and will continue to recommend them!
    -Della H.

  • Really love the customer service here if I am ever in the area and need auto service I will go here
    -Sheila D.

  • ...My truck was towed to Circle Automotive and it turned out to be an answer to prayer... My truck was potentially in really bad shape and it was the fault of the oil changers. John was kind, honest, and sooooo helpful in explaining the whole situation to me. He handled everything so professionally. In the end, my truck was fixed and now John and the lube shop will be referring customers to each other's businesses. I am so incredibly grateful for John's services. This is a quality, honest automotive services shop where you are treated with kindness and professionalism. I will be returning for future auto repairs and maintenance.
    -Natalie T.