WE CAN PERFORM QUALITY FACTORY RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE AT A PRICE THAT BEATS THE DEALER
If you’re like many drivers, you may follow the factory maintenance schedule while your car or truck is under warranty. Unfortunately, once your warranty expires, it’s easy to let proper maintenance slip, just when it’s most critical!
Automotive manufacturers know that a well maintained car, truck or SUV increases owner satisfaction because the vehicle is more dependable and will last longer. That’s why the manufacturer creates detailed maintenance schedules outlining specific operations to be performed on various components and systems. This is done at different mileage intervals to ensure proper operation and prevent premature wear.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer also indicates which services are required to maintain the factory warranty and extended warranty. The experts at AAMCO know your car like your dealer and can provide the maintenance services you need. We’re here to help you stay in warranty or keep track of your maintenance needs long after your car is out of warranty. Click on each of the services below to find out more about each of the services available at AAMCO.
Air Filtration Replacement Service
Automatic Transmission Fluid Services
Battery Maintenance Services
Brake System Fluid Service
Cabin Air Filter Service
Cooling System Service
Fuel Filter Replacement Service
Fuel System Cleaning Service
Full Service Oil, Lube and Filter Change
Light Bulb Replacement Service
Serpentine Belt Replacement Service
Tire Rotation Service
Tune Up and Engine Service
Wiper Blade Replacement Service
AIR FILTRATION REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Clean air is better. A clean air filter helps your car, truck or SUV perform better.
A typical air filtration replacement service at AAMCO includes:
- Replacement of the air filter to improve gas mileage, engine performance and acceleration.
- Replacement of the breather element, if needed, to help keep contaminants out of the engine oil.
- Replacement of the PCV Valve, if needed, to reduce fumes, air pollution and wear on engine parts.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID SERVICES
AAMCO centers are the experts in the care and maintenance of your car, truck or SUV’s transmission. AAMCO centers offer the following transmission fluid services:
- Transmission Flush and Filter Change
- Safeguard Fluid and Filter Change
BATTERY MAINTENANCE SERVICES
An AAMCO technician will inspect the battery connections, the hardware, the condition of the case, the electrolyte level (where applicable), the battery load (its ability to perform its function), alternator belts, brackets and connections and tests voltage and current. Finally, the starter is inspected for proper connections and mounting and is tested to see how much electrical power is required to turn over the engine when the engine is cranked.
Based on this expert diagnosis, your AAMCO center will recommend the service that’s right for you and replace only the needed components.
Unlike other components in your car or truck, the battery does not give warning signs when it is near failure. A battery aged three or more years is a good candidate for replacement. Please refer to your owner’s manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle.
BRAKE SYSTEM FLUID SERVICE
Some manufacturers recommend replacing the fluid at regular intervals. That’s because some brake fluids absorb moisture over time, which could mean your brakes perform less well when you need them the most, during hard braking.
The brake fluid level should be checked periodically, preferably with every oil change. Check your owner’s manual to determine the recommended interval for changing the brake fluid or bring your vehicle to AAMCO to have a complete brake inspection.
CABIN AIR FILTER SERVICE
You can breathe cleaner air in your car, truck or SUV by regularly changing the cabin air filter. In a compact area like a vehicle interior, there can be high concentrations of dust, pollen and bacteria, which can affect the health of the driver and/or passengers by aggravating allergies.
Fortunately, a large number of vehicles now have a cabin air filter to clean incoming air. Cabin air filters are electro-statically charged and work like a magnet to collect pollutants as they try to enter and move through your car.
Please refer to your owner’s manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle. It should be noted however, that cabin air filter replacement is not always noted in the owner’s manual, so the AAMCO rule of thumb is replacement about every 15,000 miles.
COOLING SYSTEM SERVICE
Did you know that the cooling system and its overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission?
Coolant (also termed anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant’s effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties-even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition and other materials.
Check your car’s owner’s manual or come to AAMCO where we can give you information on the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle.
Come to AAMCO today if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Your vehicle overheats
- Your coolant or temperature light comes on
- Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- Your heater does not work
Our local AAMCO technician can check your vehicle and see if you require an AAMCO Cooling System Service.
FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Your fuel filter helps prevent water, dirt particles and other contaminants from getting into your vehicle’s fuel system where they can clog up your fuel injection system or carburetor. The fuel filter itself can get clogged or contaminated over time, making your car, truck or SUV perform at less than its best.
The fuel filter should be replaced according to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications or we recommend about every year or two if you drive under more severe driving conditions, for example, if your car is constantly subjected to the stresses of stop-and-go driving.
An AAMCO fuel filter replacement service includes disconnecting and removing the old filter installing a new filter and checking the fuel filter and fittings for leaks.
FUEL SYSTEM CLEANING SERVICE
Help restore maximum power and performance to your vehicle’s engine with an AAMCO fuel system cleaning service. Almost every car, truck or SUV today uses fuel injection and fuel injection maintenance is routinely recommended by the manufacturers to keep your car performing at its best.
An AAMCO fuel system service may help to alleviate the following symptoms:
- Trouble starting
- Poor gas mileage and performance
- Hesitating or knocking
- Rough idle
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or would like to know the recommended interval for fuel system service in your vehicle, check your car’s owner manual or come in to your local AAMCO center.
FULL SERVICE OIL, LUBE AND FILTER CHANGE
Most technicians agree that changing the engine oil and filter on a regular basis is the single most important maintenance service for your car, truck or SUV. Refer to your car’s owner’s manual for the factory’s recommendation on oil. If you are often in stop-and-go traffic, city driving or go on frequent short trips, you may want to change your oil more often.
An AAMCO full service oil, lube and filter change includes:
- Replace engine oil
- New oil filter
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Working lights and light bulbs are critical to your safety on the road. Your headlights need to work properly for oncoming traffic to see you and for you to see them. Your taillights need to work so drivers following you know when you are stopping or turning.
Visit AAMCO for light bulb replacement service if any of the following bulbs are burned out:
- Parking lights
- Reverse lights
- Fog lights
SERPENTINE BELT REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Serpentine belts are critical to the operation of a number of your vehicle’s components, from the water pump to the power steering pump to the alternator to the air conditioning.
That’s why it’s important to have the serpentine belt inspected regularly. A worn serpentine belt is not always obvious, so it’s important to have it changed according to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Timely replacement could mean the difference between trouble-free operation and just plain old trouble.
TIRE ROTATION SERVICE
Our AAMCO tire rotation service will help keep you safe and extend the life of the tires on your vehicle. Tire rotation helps ensure that all of tires wear evenly. Most manufacturers recommend rotation of tires frequently, generally every 6,000 to 12,000 miles or when tire tread wear appears uneven.
While performing the service, AAMCO certified technicians will also check the tire pressure and inspect the tires for any damage or unusual wear.
TUNE UP AND ENGINE SERVICE
A properly tuned car, truck or SUV can improve your gas mileage and performance, while improving our environment. With today’s gas prices, having your car inspected annually to determine if your vehicle could benefit from a tune-up is a great way to save money on gas and keep your car performing at its best longer.
The AAMCO Tune-up service includes inspecting and adjusting all of the systems in your vehicle that contribute to fuel combusting efficiently. How do you know when you need a tune-up service? If you keep track of your gas mileage and it worsens by 10% or more, it’s time for a tune-up. Many drivers also seek a tune-up when experiencing any type of drivability problem for their car, truck or SUV. Check your car’s owner manual or come in to your local AAMCO center to see the recommended interval for tune-ups and/or spark plug replacement for your specific vehicle.
WIPER BLADE REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Worn blades are easy to overlook but can pose a serious safety hazard while you are driving. A rule of thumb is to change your wiper blades every six months or so, especially if you live in an area with extreme temperature changes.
With AAMCO’s wiper blade replacement service, we will remove your vehicle’s old blades and install quality new blades. We’ll also check for any damage to the windshield wiper arm assembly.