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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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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 People Say About Us


  • -Chuck H.

    Bankert's service is the greatest, very professional.


  • -Tim T.

    Always fair and honest!


  • -Jack L.

    My mom and I have been going here for the past 5-7 years. They always get the job done right and don't have to worry about taking vehicle back for the same issue like other auto shops. He always stands behind his work and pleasant to work with and gets your vehicle fixed quick and on time. I will continually keep going here to have my vehicles fixed. Also really good with quote on how much the repair could cost.


  • -Gene M.

    They are the best. I've been using them for almost two years and I've never had an issue where I'm concerned about them trying to rip me off for more than I need. I have no problem recommending them to anybody.


  • -Crystal R.

    Best garage in town! I never notice when things need fixed on my car. I was in desperate need of new struts and got it done at Bankert's. It feels like a whole new car! Beyond impressed! And everyone is very kind!


  • -Peter H.

    Chad Bankert has been our auto repair specialist for 3 years. He has replaced two engines and maintained all of our vehicles in a timely, cost competitive and thoroughly professional manner. He has always demonstrated to our family that he is absolutely committed to our satisfaction. I highly recommend him for ALL of your automotive needs!


  • -Tom S.

    Took my 2000 Saturn to 3 other transmission places. Each wanted about $3000 for a new transmission. Before I took to Bankert's, they told me that there were 2 issues that were known about the Saturn transmissions and that it was probably one of those issues. It was. It was a bad modal in the transmission. I appreciated their honesty in saving me $2300. They were very honest and very friendly. I will never look any further for my car repair or inspection.


  • -Mario D.

    Top notch service with an attention to detail approach. Chad and the mechanics are very personable and walk you through the entire process. Check them out. You won't be disappointed.

Call us for service: 717-624-0420

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