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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 Closed
  • Sun Closed

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

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    , 07/21/2021

    They are excellent. They are very accommodating, knowledgeable and professional. They go above and beyond for their customers. Thank you so much!!

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    , 07/16/2021

    I have been having my vehicles serviced at Hills for approximately 16 yrs. Jerry & his staff have always been friendly & courteous. They always notify me of needed repairs before any work is done. I would highly recommend Hills Auto to anyone in need of good honest mechanical work.

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    , 07/09/2021

    Marcus was great, I brought the car in with a flat tire after AAA changed it and tossed everything in the trunk instead of placing it securely in place. After Marcus repaired the tire, he placed everything in it's proper place. It shows that he cares about his work product. Jerry hires the right people with the right attitude. Trust this shop.

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    , 07/07/2021

    Hills is professional ,fast , efficient ,good quality work, knowledgeable mechanics ,Jerry is a great business owner and Dave is great at the front desk.

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    , 07/01/2021

    They do a professional repair on my Antique car. Great shop, great service, great people and they treat your car with care. Al Johnson

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    , 06/28/2021

    Always very professional, great people and service. We come here for the whole package. Their great ratings are well deserved.

Call us for service: 301-769-2400

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