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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 9:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sun Closed

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


  • -Ashley M.

    Will never take my car anywhere else!! They are amazing and take great care of you!


  • -Chrissy M.

    I love you guys!!!! I refuse to take my car ANYWHERE else. I also love how genuine, honest, sympathetic, caring, and absolutely reasonable on pricing this company is. A special thanks goes out to Steve-He is super awesome!


  • -Jimmy M.

    The folks at J & K just saved me over $250 on a repair I thought I needed, and they probably could have gotten away with it and I'd have never been the wiser. Fortunately, they were honest and only fixed what needed to be fixed, despite me thinking it was something else. Not surprised they were pretty slammed by the time I got there at 9 am. Honest and dependable service...would definitely recommend them to friends!


  • -Eddie N.

    Good place for a good price... Been here numerous times without any complaints... Recently had an issue with an oil leak... They told me the price and how it wouldn't be worth it with such an old car with high miles... Could have taken my money but they decided to help me instead.


  • -Cyndi S.

    The most honest, knowledgeable mechanics out there. We have been bringing our 1992 truck here for years and will continue to do so.


  • -Joseph L.

    My wife and I have had our cars serviced and repaired at J & K for nearly 20 years. I have never had to bring a car back after it had been repaired. On a number of occasions they made ajustments to correct a minor problem and did not charge us for it. When we had an emergency they were able to squeeze us in to help us. I have unconditionally recommended J & K over the years.


  • -Cory S.

    I was recommended here by a friend who loves this repair shop and seriously, if you're in the area and not taking your car here for repairs my only question is WHY? These guy are polite, courteous and really take the time to show you whats going on. I've had to take my car in a few times, and if it was a petty thing they didn't even charge me to look at it or fix it. The more major issues I've had they were able to squeeze me in and did an excellent job at a really fair price! I've already told everyone I know about them, so now, I'm sharing with Yelp. Call them, try them once. You'll be glad you did!


  • -Brandon M.

    J&K are always helpful, fair, and reliable. I have been taking my cars here for almost ten years, and they have always been honest and quick when it comes to explaining and solving problems.


  • -Jon P.

    Great shop! Great people! Honest mechanics that do honest work. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Brought them a quote from pep boys, they went over the vehicle again and found out that I didn't need HALF of what they said I did. Saved me 400 dollars.


  • -Mary F.

    I went to J and K Auto Repair e light on my car Steve told me it is my alternator so I came back home and called him back and he said come back at 2 and we'll put on a brand new alternator thank God for J&K. I've gone to them for years for help with my car.. I always leave happy, and with a happy car.


  • -Jessica S.

    J & K is the best shop around. Good, honest, family owned business and all the guys there take good care of you. If I could give ten stars I would. Support your local business Apopka!!!


  • -Ashley M.

    Will never take my car anywhere else!! They are amazing and take great care of you!

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