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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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

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Battery and Cables


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Belts


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Brakes and Brake Fluid

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Cabin Air Filter



Chassis Lubrication


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Check Engine Light On

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Coolant (Antifreeze)

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Engine Air Filter


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Engine Oil and Filter

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Exhaust


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Fuel Filter


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Hoses


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Lights

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Power Steering Fluid


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Shock Absorbers and Struts


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Tire Inflation and Condition

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Windshield Washer Fluid

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Wiper Blades


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What People Say About Us


  • -Russell D.

    Honest efficient and straight forward, they were willing to walk me through the work needed and answered all my questions.


  • -Chareis H.

    We have been going to Autovaun for years, they are outstanding. They are not a discount service center so do not expect to save money over a dealership, but they are truly honest, there have been many times where a dealer told me one thing, with multiple items needing to be replaced and at a huge expense and autovaun found and repaired the actual single broken part. We have never had an issue with any work done and all the repairs have lasted us.


  • -Barbara E.

    They filled my AC with freon and put in a dye that would let them know where the leak was. Since it was leaking I had them fix the ac. While there they noted my check engine light was on, explained to me it was most likely the catalytic converter and called the dealer finding out it was still under warranty. He told me to have them run a diagnostic. Sure enough, the catalytic converter needed to be replaced and everything was covered. I really appreciate Autovaun for going above and beyond to help me out like that.


  • -Grace W.

    Quick in, low wait time, and quick out for headlight bulb replacements. Saved me over $100 instead of going to the stealership. I would definitely come here again .


  • -Droeaz

    Care (oil change/maintenance) for our two vehicles. "Service with a smile." Over the past few years Autovaun has taken care of pop-up problems with our vehicles (Camry and Buick... older models) with fair prices, timely service and a family attitude that beckons us back...and we go. I trust these folks... and that's not an easy thing to do nowadays with car repair shops...whether it be at dealerships, franchises or independents.... YUP... highly recommended! Thanks Autovaun!!


  • -Donna H.

    Have taken our cars to Vaun's for several years. They are friendly and helpful. The prices seem far and they have always stood behind everything they do. They are honest and will tell you if something that needs repaired can wait for a bit or is emergent.


  • -Marine C.

    Our family has taken our cars to Autovaun for about ten years. They have always been courteous and personable. We are very protective of our vehicles and the team at Autovaun are too. They are extremely fair in their pricing. They recommend any maintenance that should be considered while also providing an explanation to the effects on the vehicle if the service is not performed and or how long (distance) until it will become a problem. In other words, they are hyper-vigilant about customer costs.


  • -John S.

    Had upper and lower control arms replaced on my 99 Chevy van at a GMC dealership. Drove it down the highway and it was drifting to the right. Took it back to the dealership. They adjusted the alignment but it still drifted to the right. They told me to go to a frame shop...my frame must be bent...nothing more they could do. Within an hour...Autovaun professional tech had my van perfectly aligned. Thank you guys for blessing my sock offs. Great job!


  • -Heather

    A regular customer for 4 years now, I continue to return to AutoVaun because they consistently provide a positive experience. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable, and offer a level of customer service rarely seen any more.


  • -Lori

    Great job!

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