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919-362-9094 | 416 Center St

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, Apex, NC

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

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Fussell Tire is AMAZING!!! They work on all of our big trailers which are often heavy and need work quickly. They are timely and communicate with us through the entire process. I have never been unhappy!

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The staff is always friendly and knowedgeable. They provide excellent service at a reasonable cost. Best of all you can trust them to do honest work for you not like some big name tire dealers.

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As a company we spend approximately $25000 a year in tires I will be moving all of our business over to you Fussell tire Because of your prompt service, courteous and roadside calls. I love the company that truly cares and that shows in the way you take care of us your customers Thanks

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Showed up for some same day service, in and out within 2 hours. Great customer service and technicians seemed very knowledgeable

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I'm thrilled with the results of my recent alignment - thanks for making a 40 year old Corvette drive like new again. Only a family owned/local business can provide that kind of care, competence and customer service consistently. I look forward to doing business again soon.

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Always a pleasure to find a local family business that meets my needs. Kent and Teresa are fine folks. All work done to my satisfaction.

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • CARQUEST Canada
  • NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business)
  • ALL-DATA
  • Apex Chamber of Commerce
  • Car Care Aware
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