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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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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


What People Say About Us


  • -Neil G.

    Jeff and his crew do a great job fixing my SUV. They are very professional in what they do. I would refer them to anyone.


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  • -Chuck S.

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  • -David E.

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  • -Cheryl C.

    I have been going to Ruffing Automotive Service for the last 8 years. I like working with Jeff Ruffing. He is honest and down to earth. His recommendations are based on what needs to be done and he will always tell me if something can be put off for a while. I can always get my vehicle in and even get a courtesy vehicle if needed. He makes me feel like a family member is taking care of my vehicles.


  • -Bill R.

    I've known Jeff for a long time. Very honest with the work that needs to be done. Very happy with taking my vehicles to him!


  • -Mary G.

    To someone like me with no knowledge of cars, they take the time to explain things so that I can understand them, without feeling overwhelmed or intimidated. Trustworthy with fair prices!


  • -Linda M.

    They are always on time and gave me a ride home while my car was being repaired. Top Notch!


  • -Bernie K.

    They have a very neat and clean place of operation, and do a complete job of repairs. They will tell you every thing you need and give you a good price for the job they do.


  • -Miguel V.

    Excellent customer service and competitive pricing. Happy to have it so close to home!


  • -John H.

    Jeff and Joe are easy to work with and I especially appreciate the use of a loaner vehicle for more complicated repairs. They give me an estimate and that's what I pay. They also have a fast turn around time.


  • -Neil G.

    Jeff and his crew do a great job fixing my SUV. They are very professional in what they do. I would refer them to anyone.

Call us for service: 920-766-7889

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