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Scheduled (Preventative) Maintenance

Great Falls Auto Service will help you establish a maintenance schedule and keep track of your basic car care.

Regular maintenance of your car is like health insurance for your transportation. Your vehicles need regular maintenance to retain their safety, dependability, performance, fuel economy, and emission control capabilities. Regular maintenance also makes sound financial sense. Lower-cost maintenance and service can help prevent higher-cost repairs. Regular maintenance will also help to prolong the life of your tires, brakes, and other vehicle components and systems.

Preventative Maintenance is the commonly used terminology because it helps to prevent costly and dangerous breakdowns and repairs. AND, the maintenance recommendations for new cars are the basis of the manufacturer's warranty. The automaker warrants your vehicle against defects over the specified time or mileage IF the vehicle receives the scheduled maintenance. Your owner's manual is the best source for a list of maintenance services and the time and/or mileage intervals at which they should be performed.

Here are some general guidelines developed by industry sources:

Inspect lights and check tire pressure At least monthly
Oil & filter change and chassis lubrication 3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months
Underhood belt and hose inspection 3,000 to 5,000 miles or 3 to 4 months (every oil change)
Tire rotation and wheel balancing 6,000 miles or every other oil change
Brake inspection 6,000 miles or every other oil change
Replace air filter 12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by inspection
Replace fuel filter 24,000 to 100,000 miles
Automatic transmission service 24,000 to 100,000 miles
Wheel alignment check 12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by tire wear
Cooling system flush and refill 40,000 to 100,000 miles
Belt and hose replacement 60,000 to 100,000 miles or 5 to 8 years
Engine timing belt replacement 60,000 to 100,000 miles (when equipped) or 5 to 8 years
Air conditioning performance check Annually, usually in the spring


Scheduled appointments are welcome, but not necessary
Value the 7,500 mile maintenance

In addition to the normal service and inspection items listed below, the Factory Scheduled Maintenance service at 7,500 mile intervals includes a diagnostic check of passive and active safety systems, as well as a systems check of the onboard computer monitoring functions.

7,500 Miles Service Include:
  1. Check onboard diagnostic system
  2. Engine oil and filter replacement
  3. Reset Service Reminder Indicator (SRI)
  4. Check/adjust engine coolant, power steering and washer fluid levels
  5. Check all wiper blades
  6. Check brake fluid level
  7. Check brake pads
  8. Check tire pressure, wear and condition

The Factory Scheduled Maintenance service at 7,500 miles should be performed within 1,500 miles of the normal service interval listed in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet. Service intervals missed by the owner will not be performed. Great Falls Auto Service recommends that you bring your vehicle in for service at least once a year regardless of mileage.

Items Not Covered:
  1. Wear items outlined in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet
  2. Damage to the vehicle resulting from normal wear and tear or abuse
  3. Vehicles severely damaged and/or declared to be a total loss by an insurer
  4. Severe operating conditions requiring additional services
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