Expert Tips from Country Auto Clinic

Regular maintenance of your passenger car, minivan, pickup, or SUV is key to ensuring its safety, dependability, and value. Keeping this in mind, the Car Care Council has come up with a service schedule highlighting general guidelines every vehicle and driver should follow. However, you must also look through any specific recommendations given in the owner's manual from the manufacturers.

• Having your oil and oil filter changed, at least as often as recommended by the manufacturer, is likely to generate the single biggest return on your routine-maintenance investment. Replacing the dirty oil and filter will help protect the internal parts of the engine from premature wear.
• The health of your tires is crucial to the safety of your vehicle. Take the time to check the pressure and tread of your tires and, as always, call us if you need a hand!
• Pay attention to dash warning lights; they are your car's way of communicating when it may need some TLC. Check out this list of the most common dash lights and what they mean.
• Country Auto Clinic participates in the ACDelco Consumer Assurance Program for your peace of mind. This program gives you a repair and warranty assurance on any work you get done at our garage

Other care tips for your car

  • Belts and hoses

  • Brake service

  • Brake fluid

  • Tune-up

  • Steering, suspension, tires

  • Check engine light

  • Appearance

  • Exhaust system

  • Batteries and cables

  • Every 3,000 miles

Checks for oils, filters, fluids

  • Engine oil and filter

  • Chassis lubrication

  • Fuel filter

  • Engine air filter

  • Automatic transmission fluid

  • Power steering fluid

  • Differential, manual transmission, and transfer case (if equipped)

  • Windshield washer fluid

  • Cabin filter

  • Coolant (antifreeze)