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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 7:30AM - 4:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 4:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 4:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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 People Say About Us


  • -Aaron C.

    Harry and Steve are great. One shop told me I needed a new condenser and they found it was just a pressure switch. Saved me $350! Good people.


  • -Miguel O.

    Very friendly and helpful people here. Rebuilt an alternator for 1993 Grand Marquis for me 15 years for the best price. Today I called for another rebuild though they couldn't help me due to the limited supply of parts for my Mazda, I'm still a happy customer, thanks for help!


  • -Pam L.

    Fast service. Did not try to fix anything that wasn't broken. Told me what the issue was and fixed it. Pricing is good. Will return if services are needed again.


  • -Jim D.

    Harry (owner) is a very honest, reasonable and transparent owner- something you don't find with most local and nationwide shops. I highly recommend him!!


  • -Lisa S.

    When the alternator on my Volvo needed to be replaced, Harry gave me the best price out of all of the shops I received quotes from (five shops total, the highest quote was over $300 more than I was charged here). Very happy.


  • -Edgardo S.

    Very professional local business, I just had my ac issue fixed at a very reasonable price and by very friendly and outgoing staff in a very expedient manner. I will definitely come to them for any future issues. Thanks!


  • -Manfred J.

    Great mechanics. Very professional and knowledgeable and friendly. They have been able to work on my homemade trike motorcycle when no one else could. I can highly recommend them.


  • -Anthony L.

    Excellent service and professional work.


  • -Delana C.

    Very personable and knowledgeable staff, especially Harry. I recommend them to everyone.


  • -Joshua C.

    They did a great job in helping diagnose an ongoing issue with my car. Very helpful!


  • -Charlie M.

    Very professional, friendly and courteous. They do excellent work at a fair price. I will recommend them to all I can.


  • -Reid W.

    I came in got a rate when I got the call back they told me it was gonna be 100 dollars cheaper than expected and the truck works great. They are there to take care of you not take your money.


  • -Jeff A.

    Good Service. Good communication. Fair pricing. In and out same day. I would definitely recommend and will be a return customer.


  • -Kelly A.

    This is the only place I trust to bring my car to for repairs or any maintenance. I highly recommend them for professional and honest service.


  • -Michael B.

    After exhausting all other options to find a another alternator for my home generator I went and saw Harry at Viking. Within hours he had a replacement and later that day it was installed. Before going to Viking I had given up hope. These guys came through and made the impossible a reality. Highly recommend them!!


  • -Lauren H.

    Mike and Harry are awesome! Fuse kept blowing and no rear lights would work. Mike figured out the problem quickly and got the parts ordered ASAP, all for a fair price!


  • -Wayne M.

    Super awesome shop. My first visit but certainly won't be my last. Did great work and did it quickly. I highly recommend Viking.


  • -Pamela C.

    Left my car late on Sunday night because the dashboard warning lights had gone crazy and worst of all my power steering was not working. Viking called the next morning with the diagnosis, turns out it was the alternator, and the estimate. Repair was completed in a timely manner and I have my vehicle back. Thank you gentlemen for the great work!


  • -Shan S.

    I picked up my car today. Very clear explanations from Staff, regarding my repairs. The price was also reasonable for my oil pan assembly install. Mike, also informed me of additional detail regarding my vehicle... I will recommend anyone to seek Viking, before seeking Dealerships!


  • -Aaron C.

    Harry and Steve are great. One shop told me I needed a new condenser and they found it was just a pressure switch. Saved me $350! Good people.

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