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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

This is the first time an auto service shop has earned my trust in over 20 years. I've taken both of my cars to them over the past 4 years and they have ALWAYS been up-front and honest with me... even when the RIGHT thing to do doesn't make them any money. One of my cars recently had a catastrophic failure and Giddeons diagnosed and gave me the bad news. Due to the significant cost I took the car to another shop for a second opinion which (no surprise to me) confirmed what Giddeons told me. Giddeons did a great job getting the car back on the road again and I'm still happy to call them my trusted auto shop.


-Ken E.

They take very good care of our cars and are reasonable on their prices. They also turn them around pretty fast if we book an appointment.


-Renee M.

I've never taken any of my cars anywhere else. Honest service and really good people who are genuinely always there to help.


-Kylee W.

Really nice place! The person who rung me up was very polite. I went in for a tire rotation which was 20 bucks. I decided to wait inside and to my surprise the waiting area/pay area was very nice and classy. Would recommend this shop.


-Sonny D.

Technology (google) helped me find this place but amazing service keeps me coming back year after year. In the 4 years I have lived in Woodstock I have brought all 5 of the family cars here with issues from tire alignment to cracked cylinders. They always approach the solution with my budget and the safety of my family in mind.


-Darryl S.

I was in the process of searching for a "new" used vehicle, and I would have Giddeons do the inspections (They would do a basic inspection first where they wouldn't charge me if the vehicle wasn't in good enough condition to continue to be inspected... Happened every time except twice). They treated the process as if they were the ones buying the vehicle. I must have called them a hundred times with questions I had about vehicles, and they never got frustrated with me. Without Giddeons I wouldn't have found a vehicle in nearly as good of condition as the one I'm driving now. If you're looking for a mechanic go to Giddeons. They won't let you down. Thanks again for going above and beyond for me!


-Joseph B.
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