Decades ago your life insurance agent and your car mechanic where like members of the family. Today in our fast-paced, digital world, many of those relationships are virtual. Rad Air changes all of that. When you use Rad Air for your auto services and auto repair, we’ll know you by name and we’ll know your car inside and out. We are dedicated to complete car care. At Rad Air, we’re not just any auto shop. We are honest guys that treat customers like family. In fact, we are rated # 1 in customer service by the BBB and Motor Age Magazine.
Today’s technology has created an expectation that everything works efficiently all the time. We hop into our cars, turn the key and there is an expectation that our car will begin to go. However, with more than 10,000 moving parts in a standard automobile, and some might claim more computing power than that of the Apollo moon launch, today’s vehicles require routine car maintenance.
At Rad Air, we’ve been experts in auto maintenance and car repair since 1975. Dedicated to treating our customers like family, we strive to help you lengthen the life of your car and keep your family safe. Routine, scheduled maintenance is often outlined in your owner’s manual and is based on mileage. Following the maintenance guidelines below can reduce repairs and assist in communicating with your mechanic when issues arise.
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Approximately Every 1,000-3,000 miles
Oil – check your oil levels and be sure the engine is cool
Tire Pressure – be sure to consult your Owner’s Manual for proper filling instructions and psi information. A working tire gauge is a necessary tool when conducting this test. Gauges are inexpensive and can be purchased at any auto parts store or fuel station.
Monitor your fluids – maintain proper antifreeze and coolant levels by refilling if low
Belts – replace belts if frayed or worn
Hoses – replace if brittle, worn or bulging
Air filter – replace if dirty or blocked
Tires – inspect tires for leaks, damage, bulges, or uneven wear
Approximately every 3,000-6,000 miles
Oil – change oil and oil filter
Windshield Washer Fluid – add fluid if low
Battery – inspect for corrosion, have condition checked
Power Steering Fluid – add fluid if low
Brake Fluid – Add fluid if low
Transmission Fluid – add fluid if low
Battery Terminals and Cables – clean if corroded
Approximately every 6,000-10,000 miles
Wiper Blades – replace if brittle or worn
Headlights – be sure that headlights, turn signals and brake lights are working properly
Horn – check horn to make sure it is working properly
Brakes – inspect brakes for wear and damage
Spare Tire – be sure your spare tire is in good condition and inflated properly.
Exhaust System – examine exhaust system for damage, rust, missing parts, etc.
Shocks – Inspect shocks for wear, and for leaks.
Full professional inspection at 30,000 miles
Typically routine maintenance is suggested every 30,000 miles. Rad Air will inspect your vehicle and address belts, wipers, lights and bulbs, fluid levels, tire wear and pressure, brake systems, A/C system, suspension, steering, hoses, filters, exhaust system and wheel alignment. For additional information on steps you can take to inspect your car for maintenance issues, visit our Resource Center. To schedule your routine maintenance, contact a Rad Air in your area.