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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, West Warwick, RI

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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One Stop Automotive did a great job on my Honda Accord at a very reasonable price. I highly recommend One Stop Automotive.
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Tony is my guy. Might be a little more money than others, but I trust that he and his crew do a quality job on my 2004 BMW.
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Great service! Definitely tried to work with me when it came to the price. I was in a really bad situation at the time, and he took the time to understand where I was coming from. My Subaru got into a little mess and my hood got dented; they did an amazing job finding the right color and putting it on! That was over a year ago now, and my car still looks new. I would recommend giving them a call when it comes to good body work. Not to mention it's right off of the highway! Thank you for your good service.
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Tony at One Stop worked on my truck's brake system, and he completed the job on time and within quote he gave me. I have also had One Stop patch up some tires - quick and easy service. Now Tony at One Stop services my fleet vehicle.
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In the years we've lived here (20+), Tony has ALWAYS been there: diagnosing, repairing, staying late when a car is needed ASAP, going out of his way to help in any way he can. We'd be lost without him...and we'd be walking.
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Great job fixing my car! Saved me a bunch of $$ too...will definitely go back!
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I was so surprised how fast the mechanic fixed my tire for me. He didn't even have to take the tire off the car. Two thumbs up for One Stop Auto Service.
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Great as usual. Friendly, professional, really let you know they value and want your business.
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Tony, thank you for the quality service and keeping your pricing as low as possible for the average customer. It's good to be able to take your car to someone you can trust.
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Awesome work. I really do appreciate you taking me in on short notice.
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These guys do everything. Very knowledgeable. No job was too small for them nor too big. I brought my wife's car in just for a service, and they let me know everything they found. Regardless to say, but I brought my old pickup truck down, and they got her right back in tip-top shape. Thanks Tony and staff.