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1049 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011 ● Phone: (440) 937-2886

 

 

 

 

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Factory Scheduled Maintenance

 

If you want to live a long life - you routinely go to the doctor’s office do what they recommend and with a little luck you will have a long life. The same holds true for your vehicle. This is what we call Preventative Maintenance. If you want your vehicle to have a long and healthy life you have to maintain it on a regular basis.

Recommended Maintenance Schedule
Maintaining your vehicle when it’s new is easy; but when it’s out of warranty. Our Recommended Maintenance Schedule in conjunction with the Scheduled Maintenance Services from your manufacturer will help you continue maintaining your vehicle to get the most out of your ride.

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Cabin Filter Replacement
There are many harmful contaminants in and around your vehicle every day. Most newer vehicles have a Cabin Filter that filters these contaminants in the air you breathe when in your vehicle. Make sure you replace this filter as recommended by the manufacturer, normally once a year.

Fluid Exchange Services
“Sure I take care of my vehicle, I change my oil regularly”. Sound familiar? Your oil is not the only fluid you should maintain or change. There are many systems that need lubricating. Your manufacturer’s Recommended Maintenance Schedule helps advise you on when to maintain or change these fluids.

Fuel System Services
We are dedicated to making your vehicle last longer and perform better. By removing engine deposits in combustion chambers, intake manifolds, ports and on valves, we will restore flow in fuel injectors while cleaning your entire fuel system while preventing deposits from forming in the fuel system and upper engine for maximum driveability and fuel economy. This improved fuel economy will reduce exhaust emissions. Our Fuel System Service will restore that “like new” driveability to an engine’s performance and keeps it running better, longer and more efficiently.

 

 

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Factory Scheduled Maintenance

A scheduled maintenance will keep your car running longer and stronger.

You should follow your recommended service intervals by the auto manufactures. These intervals are usually 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, 90,000 miles, and so on, but each manufacture has their own guidelines. Make sure you look at your vehicle service guide that came with your vehicle, or simply drive into Automotive Specialty Services and ask any of our professionally trained staff to lookup this information for you.

With the amount of money you have invested in your car, doesn't it make sense to protect it? At Automotive Specialty Services we think so, because keeping up with scheduled maintenance adds life to your investment.

 

 

Factory Schedule Maintenance Guide

The factory maintenance guide that’s created by the car manufacturer every year is model specific and should be used as a minimum guide for routine maintenance. Not all vehicle models require the same schedule so it’s important to use the specific manual for the specific year and model. Not maintaining a vehicle by specific factory minimum standards could result in denied warranty repairs.

Car Scheduled Maintenance Intervals

Oil Change and lube serviceEvery schedule will list explicit maintenance procedures that should be performed at a certain mileage or time interval, whichever comes first. If an interval states that an oil and filter change needs to be performed at 5,000 miles or 6 months, it means whichever comes first, the 5,000 miles or the elapsed time of 6 months.

As an example if the vehicle has 3,000 miles since the last maintenance visit but it’s been over 6 months, the next service should be performed.

To help the car owner keep track of their scheduled maintenance, Automotive Specialty Services will place a sticker in the inside upper left corner of the windshield that lists when the next service should be performed. Most factory schedule booklets also provide an area where the car owner can record each service performed.

Normal or Severe Duty Vehicle Operation

Many factory maintenance schedules will have two separate mileage and/or time intervals, one for normal operation and one for severe duty operation. Normal operation means the car owner drives at consistent highway speeds more often than stop and go city driving. Severe duty operations can include a vehicle that’s

● operated in consistent stop and go traffic
● consistently operated at an idle
● operated in dusty areas
● operated in extremely hot ambient temperatures
● towing a trailer
 

 

 

Auto Repair: Wondering About Your Warranty?

Published Date: 01/15/2013
It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty. In fact, it is law that consumers can patronize their neighborhood repair shop or do the work themselves without violating the manufacturer’s warranty, says the Car Care Council.

Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer. According to the FTC, “It’s illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads and inspections.”

“Many motorists wonder if they will void their factory warranty if someone other than the dealer services their vehicle,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The truth is that consumers can have routine repairs performed by their local independent repair shop or do the work themselves without affecting the warranty. It is also important to note that using aftermarket parts does not void the warranty.”
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When using a non-dealer, independent aftermarket shop to maintain your vehicle, the council strongly recommends keeping records and receipts for all maintenance that is done to the vehicle and adhering to scheduled maintenance requirements. If a warranty claim arises, these records will provide proof that maintenance has been done in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations and requirements.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

 

 

 

 

Automotive Specialty Services is a full service auto repair facility located at 1049 Center Road just south of the tracks in Avon. We repair and maintain cars and light trucks of all makes and models. We pride our self on our hassle free service providing FREE loaner vehicles while yours is serviced, FREE towing and a Lifetime Warranty Parts and Labor on All Repairs. We offer a 6 month and 12 month same as cash program for your convenience. We truly take the hassle out of Automotive Repair Service for Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake, Bay Village, Westlake, North Ridgeville, and surrounding communities in Lorain County Ohio

 

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Automotive Specialty Services

1049 Center Rd Avon, OH 44011
Ph. (440) 937-2886

AAA approved Auto Repair and Service  ASE Certified Automotive Technicians

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