Maintenance Reminders

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.