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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed

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


  • -Ernie L.

    This shop is wonderful, extremely honest. Pricing is beyond fair, I am yet to have a poor experience. Staff friendly, never try to rush you out, always explain in detail what the car needs. I send my son there without any worries. If your not using Johns you may want to consider it.


  • -Marcus M.

    Outstanding Service, honest & Professional mechanics, highly recommended...


  • -George B.

    John's is the best auto shop around. His techs are very knowledgable. Better than going to a dealership and way less expensive. Wonderful attitude and friendly service.


  • -Eric T.

    Have been going here for years. Knowledgeable and trustworthy.


  • -Terrence V.

    Gr8 peeps! Trustworthy & take VERY good care of my mother 60+!!!


  • -James M.

    Great service! Take all my vehicles here!


  • -Kelly L.

    Donna is efficient, and friendly, listens to your concerns, and properly communicates them to the shop. Mark is patient and thorough. The pricing is fair and I fully trust that they are always doing the right thing by me. I do recommend John's frequently, and will continue to use them for all of my automotive service needs.


  • -Christian B.

    If I could give these guys six stars I would. I work in the service industry and I've been through it all with other shops, dealers, etc. I normally do most of my own repairs but when I get too busy, these guys are the only ones I will let touch my vehicles going forward. Honest, fair, and fast. I thought service like this was all but lost. I happily recommend them to everyone I know.


  • -Donna D.

    Best shop I have ever taken my vehicles to. Honest, trustworthy, reasonably priced - they NEVER try to fix something that is not broken....they fit you in whenever you need it. I LOVE THIS SHOP!


  • -Ernie L.

    This shop is wonderful, extremely honest. Pricing is beyond fair, I am yet to have a poor experience. Staff friendly, never try to rush you out, always explain in detail what the car needs. I send my son there without any worries. If your not using Johns you may want to consider it.

Call us for service: 716-695-1567

ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
NAPA
ATSG
BBB Accredited Business
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