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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

Excellent service, professional and friendly staff. Knowledgeable techs and gear guys. Respectful and thorough. Thanks for getting our vehicle back on track!


-Kip & Joan

The staff at Jeffrey Auto Repair were very professional and explained what repairs my auto needed. I would recommend them to anyone. The building and grounds are very clean and neat. They know how to treat their customers.


-Dolores K.

I would highly recommend you guys. You were courteous throughout the six weeks you had the vehicle. You made a ton of repairs including the transmission and radiator. But that is not all. I felt as though I had an honest advocate working for me that thought as much of my vehicle as I did. I continued to get options on things that SHOULD be done to keep it running good and things that WILL need fixing in the future. You did not suggest I do everything and that shows your honesty. I feel very confident in the repairs. You even tried a less expensive solution to fix the transmission. Thank you. In the end, I needed the transmission, though, and you had options for me. But all along the way you explained what was wrong and gave me options when there were some. You even went above and beyond and cleaned up the Suburban before I picked it up. I can honestly say no one else has repaired my cars since moving to Mason City 9 years ago. In fact you fixe! d my F-150 when the Ford dealer was unable to do so for 2 years! I have no need to find anyone else to work on my cars. Feel free to share this with any customer. You can even use me for a reference.


-Randal

It was great to have the charges actually be around $30 less than the estimate. Very pleased with all the work you have done for us on each vehicle we have owned over the years.


-Melvin A.

I called at the last minute and made changes to the work I wanted completed on the vehicle. Brian and his mechanics were very accommodating and completed the work before the time the vehicle was promised. I always feel completely comfortable leaving our vehicles for service because I am confident the work will be completed professionally and correctly. Jeffrey's services our vehicles like they are their own. Thank you.


-Linda M.

We've been going to Brian (Jeffrey Repair Service) since we moved into the area in 2012. We found him on accident, but have come to realize that we are extremely lucky in that!! Since then, we have had 5 different cars and he (and his staff) have been amazing on the work with each one of them!!


-Sara S. - Mason City, IA
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