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  • 1142 Corbett Rd Clayton, NC 27520

    919-359-8456


  • All work done by appointment only. All service drop offs and pick ups by appointment only.

919-359-8456 | 1142 Corbett Rd

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, Clayton, NC

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


TESTIMONIALS

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October, 2013 while traveling to Raleigh, NC we had a blow out in TN. After new tires were installed we drove on to Raleigh. Contacted Frank Catletteto come out and assess the damages. He ordered all parts(J wrap & fender) and when they arrived he installed and made all necessary repairs. This was on them passenger side. March, 2015 we had a blow out in NM, this time on the drivers side. After we installed new and larger wheels and tires, we again drove on to Raleigh, NC. Again Frank came out and made all repairs professionally and satisfactory. I would never hesitate to call for His services whenever I'm in the Raleigh area. Thank you for keeping us on the road!
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We were getting ready to leave for Florida for the winter and had a problem with a slideout, it wouldn't retract. Frank came to our house, temporary fixed the problem, order some new parts, and installed them immediately, permitting us to continue with our plan to leave. He has been working on my motorhomes for the past 13 years and has done an outstanding job on everything he has done! I highly recommend him for anyone in the Raleigh area that has an issue with any RV.