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Best Auto Repair, Jefferson

803 Lee St Jefferson, GA 30549

706-367-4182
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706-367-4182 | 803 Lee St Jefferson, GA 30549

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. 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

 


  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • CARQUEST
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • TECH-NET
  • World Pac
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

Stop and Ride was recommended to me by Randy Massey of Neighborhood Paint and Body in Jefferson after my car started acting up. The staff were friendly and professional. I had shown up and decided to wait while they diagnosed the problem. They initially said it would be about 45 minutes, but after about 30 minutes, one of the staff (sorry, I didn't get his name!) told me that it was going to be longer. They even offered to drive me home. About 2 hours later they called me and told me what was wrong, gave me an estimate and told me they'd be done in about an hour. Exactly an hour and six minutes later I arrived to find my car running perfectly.. And the quote they gave me over the phone was exactly what they had charged. I will definitely be a return customer. I've been looking for a good, reliable auto mechanic ever since I moved to Jackson County, and it's a relief to know I've found one. Thank you, Stop and Go!
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