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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, Santa Fe, NM

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


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TESTIMONIALS

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Bob's has been purchased by Kurt Wegner --Certified Volvo Mechanic and recognized as THE 'MASTER Volvo Mechanic in the Rocky Mountain area!' THE best, most conscientious mechanic period. He is also a BMW master. You should not wait to make an appointment... even for basic servicing!
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Kurt is the new owner and saved me a couple of hundred dollars by fixing something on my Subaru that was incorrectly diagnosed by someone else. He got me in quickly and was reasonable and friendly.
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Kurt is helpful, smart, experienced, honest and not going to fix anything that is not broken. I am grateful.
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Kurt master tech on Volvo's took over from the previous owner. Today was my first contact with him so far it has been great meeting him and hand over our Volvo after all the abuse we have been victim especially from the dealership in town. It seems finally that we have a great service guy! Kurt seems to be very honest.
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The best without question Volvo mechanic in New Mexico. Prices are great and he only does the work you need. If you're looking for an honest mechanic, he is your man.
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Knows his stuff, does very good work, and always tries to save you money when he can. I recommend him to all my friends.
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The new owner Kurt is definitely the most reliable, knowledgeable and trustworthy mechanic I have ever done business with. His integrity alone speaks volumes.