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Scheduled Maintenance Auto Services and Oil Changes

3,750 Oil Change Service | 5,000 Mile Service | 7,500 Mile Service | 15,000 Mile Service | 30,000 Mile Service

Automotive Preventive Maintenance

All of our scheduled maintenance auto services are performed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and maintain your vehicle's warranty. The list of services below covers what's included in our standard 3750, 5K, 15K and 30K mileage service for cars and includes what most manufacturers recommend.  If your manual calls for something extra, we'll be sure to review that with you as part of the scheduled service.

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Oil Change Service | 3,750 Mile Service

We never do "just an oil change". Getting your oil changed is just one part of a regular preventive maintenance program.  If you are just going to a quick lube shop to get your oil changed you may be overlooking some service you need.  To find out more about why you even need an oil change click here.  And, if you aren't sure you're on the right oil change schedule, schedule a free consultation with us.  We can do the consultation over the phone, or you can stop by and get a chance to check out our shop and meet the people who will be serving you!

  • Road test and report on any noises or handling problems
  • Change oil and filter
  • Check lights, wipers and washers. Clean air intake vents.
  • Check drive shafts and axles
  • Check condition of all fluids
  • Top up all fluid levels
  • Lubricate all grease fittings
  • Check underside of car, tires, exhaust, steering and suspension
  • Check and adjust tire pressures & inspect condition of tires
  • Check condition of all front pads and record
  • Check and report any oil leaks
  • Check belts and hoses. Record anti-freeze condition and protection
  • Check battery and leads, test and print results
  • Reset service reminder and tire pressure monitor
  • Final road test


5000 or 5K Mile Service

This includes all items in the 3750 mile service plus...

  • Check steering handling & brakes
  • Check A/C and heating system
  • Check ball joints, control arms and tie rods
  • Check engine and transmission performance
  • Check spare tire condition and pressure
  • Check clutch and transmission performance
  • Check lines and hoses related to fuel and steering

Many of our customers have their car serviced every six months or 5000 miles, whichever comes first. In these cases, this would be the service they typically receive unless they were due for one of the other major services (i.e. the 15K or 30K service which are performed alternately every 15,000 miles).




7,500 of 7.5K Mile Service

This includes all items in the 3,750 and 5,000 mile services plus...
  • Check brake master cylinder, fluid, lines and hoses
  • Check brake calipers, pads, drums and shoes
  • Adjust rear brake drums if needed


15,000 Mile Service

This includes all items in the 3750, 5K, and 7.5K mile services plus...

  • Lubricate trunk hood hinges, door hinges and catches
  • Check battery, starting system and charging system
  • Check ignition system, coils, wires, protective boots, etc.
  • Scan computer, check history related to check engine light & record codes
  • Check vacuum hoses, connections and related modules
  • Check intake and manifolds for leaks and noises
  • Check cooling system performance & condition of radiator and water pump
  • Check condition of fuel injection system, lines, hoses and regulator
  • Check service schedules for any special services needed
  • Check air filter and replace if needed
  • Check throttle body, add engine cleaner to gas tank
  • Clean and service battery connections
  • Inspect and change cabin filter if needed
  • Install PCV valve and check system operation
  • Clean and service battery connections
  • Install cabin filter(s)

Please note, for Diesels, the fuel filter is replaced every 15,000 miles


30,000 or 30K Mile Service

All items in the 3750, 5K, 7.5K, and 15K mile services, plus...

  • Install fuel filter and spark plugs if needed
  • Check for service updates and recalls