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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

 



what our customers say

Always the best. Austin and Joe Roberta Chuck, Cody and the entire team at A&J are like part of the family. They are always fair and trustworthy. We have been going to them for around 20 years now. My daughter went off to college in Florida and the goal is to find a place there that we can compare to A&J. That will be a tall order. When ever she drives home the car goes to them for a good once over. A+++
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, 09/30/2021

Friendly, convenient, trustworthy, and nice. Will go back, even though my car was dead and ultimately they couldn't do anything
J
, 09/30/2021

Best shop ever !
M
, 09/30/2021

They are hands down the best in Fredericksburg and I'll continue to use them
M
, 09/30/2021

I go here for inspection. Good friendly service.
B
, 09/30/2021

Always great customer service. Competitive prices. I always use them for my major car needs and services.
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, 09/30/2021

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