Preventative Maintenance

Preventative Maintenance

Regular maintenance is critical to ensure the safety, reliability, drivability, comfort and longevity of a car. During preventive maintenance, a number of parts are replaced to avoid major damage or for safety reasons.
The actual maintenance schedule of a car varies depending on the year, make, and model of the car, its driving conditions and driver behavior.

The ideal service schedule can be based on such things as:

  • Number of trips and distance traveled per trip
  • Extreme hot or cold climate conditions
  • Heavy stop-and-go traffic vs. long-distance driving
  • Towing a trailer or other heavy loads

Let Target Auto Repair help you maintain your car in good running condition with regularly scheduled preventive maintenance plans customized especially for your car.

Common car maintenance tasks can include:

  • Car wash
  • Check/replacement of the engine oil and oil filters
  • Inspection or replacement of windshield wipers
  • Towing a trailer or other heavy loads
  • Check or refill of windshield washer fluid
  • Inspection of tires for pressure and wear
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Inspection or replacement of brake pads
  • Check or flushing of brake fluid
  • Check or flushing of transmission fluid
  • Check or flushing of power steering fluid
  • Check and flushing of engine coolant
  • Inspection or replacement of spark plugs
  • Inspection or replacement of air filter
  • Inspection or replacement of timing belt and other belts
  • Lubrication of locks, latches, hinges
  • Check all lights
  • Tightening of chassis nuts and bolts
  • Check for cracks in rubber boots and replacement (if necessary)