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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • 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 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Appointment Only

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


  • -David C.

    Needed an alternator replaced, and all the folks here really helped us out of a bind. Mechanic was transparent and honest throughout the entire process. Really made our day! Even included a free 2 year warranty on the part. We were able to get back on the road in under an hour and a half. Would definitely recommend.


  • -Steven O.

    Tim is the best mechanic in palm springs. He never lies and is a true friend.


  • -Mike W.

    If you have ever read my Yelp review you know how important Tim's services have been to me. As a single dad I counted on him to keep both my teenagers' cars running safe and sound, which he did. He is also the man I trust to work on my 04 F150 4X4 with 240k on it.


  • -Drew R.

    Tim is the man...We have 4 family cars and he is always affordable, and he stands behind his work. Timely and efficient. I will recommend this shop to all of my friends and family.


  • -A. W.

    I love this place! I was headed out of town and needed my oil changed on short notice. They let me come in last minute, and I was out in less than an hour. Normally when I get my oil changed at Good Year it takes least 2 hours. These guys are friendly, easy to talk to, and I'd recommend this shop to anyone!!


  • -Devin C.

    I went there for a couple of things to have done on my car. They gave me the best deal around and with great service. They helped us with every question we asked them. They were very nice to my wife and me. We are definitely going back.


  • -Kelly M.

    Where do I begin? I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Affordable Auto Care of Palm Springs for any and all of your automotive repair needs. My vehicle had a transmission/clutch issue, and the owners took personalized care of me from start to finish. From calling to giving me updates, to providing me with a ride to and from the shop, they gave me the greatest, most honest, straightforward customer service I have ever received from an auto repair shop EVER. If you are looking for a highly reputable auto repair shop, look no further!


  • -David C.

    Needed an alternator replaced, and all the folks here really helped us out of a bind. Mechanic was transparent and honest throughout the entire process. Really made our day! Even included a free 2 year warranty on the part. We were able to get back on the road in under an hour and a half. Would definitely recommend.

Call us for service: 760-327-2886

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