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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed
    U-HAUL SAT 9AM - 1PM

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


  • -Art K.

    Good job on the new motor, thanks for the extra wiring and a nice paint job on the engine - it matched the exterior well.


  • -Stephanie W.

    Excellent service, much better than taking a vehicle in to the dealer! These guys know their stuff, and are friendly and very reasonable charges.


  • -Suzanne B.

    I have gone to Snider's for several years now. They are knowledgeable, courteous and fair priced. Being able to fully trust them doing my automobile repairs is truly a blessing! Thank you for a job that's always over the top!


  • -Bella E.

    I live in Marquette Mi and was quoted almost $600 for a radiator and serpentine belt. I called Snider's because I was coming to town for vacation. I was able to get in the next day, save over $200 dollars and have peace of mind to be able to make the trip back up home. Thank you so much.


  • -Chris M.

    I was an out-of-towner who walked in with fuel leak. They took a look, got parts quickly, and had me back on the road the same afternoon. Good service.


  • -Heather H.

    Great service, great customer service.


  • -Ronnie M.

    The owners here are caring and really treat their customers with respect. Above all they are HONEST! This is a great family run business.


  • -Mike H.

    Great place to get your vehicle serviced. Ken and his staff are great!


  • -Tim S.

    Great local car repair facility! I highly recommend them!


  • -Eloy N.

    This place is awesome! I came in at 4:30 (they close at 5pm), and the mechanic Scott said he would stay and work on my truck! He also waited for the part to arrive. They went above and beyond to find the part that I needed to get me back on the road. If I could give it more than five stars I would!

Call us for service: 989-345-3936

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