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
settings

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 Our Customers Are Saying

Best vehicle repair shop in town. My family has been using Carwell for years because of his good work and honesty!!


-Michele S.

We own a fleet of vehicles and Carwell services them all and does a fantastic job! Fast turn-around and great knowledge. Thank you


-Justin W.

We've been using Carwell's for our vehicle repairs & maintenance needs for at least 10 years. Jeff Carwell is very honest and there is always great communication on repairs needed & estimates.


-Brenda P.

Jeff and team are personable and professional! Great service and price! Thanks Guys


-Candy M.

Thank you to Jeff for taking the time to give us a second opinion on our daughter's car this week and saving her from a very expensive repair elsewhere. Our neighbors recommended Carwell Automotive and we couldn't be more pleased to have a local shop whose owner is honest and has integrity. A++!!


-Anne P.

I have been taking my vehicles to Jeff at Carwell for over 15 years. He and his staff treat you right and repair your vehicle in a timely manner, doing it right the first time, and for a fair price. I will continue to trust Jeff and Carwell with all my vehicle service and repair needs!


-Jerrod R.

Needed brakes and a 90,000 mile service for my Honda Accord. Went into this planning on replacing all four brakes, but just let me know that we only needed to do the front brakes now and the rear pads have plenty of life left in them. Saved me money and finished the job when he said would be done. Appreciate having a place like this so close in Clayton. Will definitely be back for any other service.


-C. Helmer

"Car Sick? Carwell!" has been the slogan in my head all my life. I wouldn't trust anyone else the way I trust Jeff. The customer service and "not a problem" attitude is unmatched.


-Ethan W.

Fast turn around, great quality of work. Has been my trusted go to mechanic for years and will continue to be.


-Craig P.

Carwell Automotive is a "MECHANIC'S MECHANIC". Jeff and his team have cared for our family's autos, trucks, and work trucks since the 90's. He works to find the root of complex problems and does routine maintenance service quickly. Try them next time you need service. We are sure you'll be pleased.


-Jennifer Blake
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Ford Professional Service Network
  • ASA (Automotive Service Association)
  • Car Care Aware
  • Call Us For Service: 919-553-7612