TOP QUALITY SERVICE
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICE
GET YOUR VEHICLE READY FOR WINTER
First and Foremost
Be sure to read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules. There are usually two schedules listed which are: normal and severe.
Have engine driveability problems (ex: hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, and etc.) fixed at FasterLube. Cold weather will make existing problems worse. Replace dirty filters air, fuel, PCV, and etc.
Pour a bottle of fuel de-icer in your tank once a month to help maintain moisture from freezing in the fuel line. Note: A gas tank that’s kept filled helps prevent moisture from forming in the first place.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual more often (every 3,000 miles or so) if your driving is mostly stop-and-go or consists of consistent short trips.
The cooling system should be flushed and refilled as recommended. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.) If you’re doing your own work, allow the radiator to cool down completely before removing the cap. (Newer vehicles have coolant reservoirs.) The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses should be checked by a certified auto technician.
The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility.
Replace your old blades. If you're traveling to a climate that is rough then purchase rubber-clad (winter) blades to fight ice build-up.
The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment. Scrape away corrosion from posts and cable connections; clean all surfaces; re-tighten all connections. If battery caps are removable, check fluid level monthly.
Inspect all lights and bulbs; replace burned out bulbs; regularly, clean road grime from all lenses with a moistened cloth or towel. To prevent scratching, never use a dry rag.
Your vehicle should be placed on a lift and the exhaust system examined for leaks. The trunk and floorboards should be inspected for small holes. Exhaust fumes can be deadly.
Worn tires will be of little use during the winter weather. Examine tires for remaining 1) Tread life 2) Uneven wearing 3) Cupping. Check the sidewalls for cuts and nicks. Check your tire pressure once a month. Let the tires “cool down” before checking the pressure. Rotate as recommended. Don’t forget your spare and be sure the jack is in good condition.