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    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
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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

The best auto repair shop I have ever dealt with. Friendly, highest quality work, reasonable prices and get the work done without any delays.


-Tom B.

This repair shop is great. I've used their services multiple times over the years. They are honest on the repairs needed and always charge a reasonable price. They also do the the repairs quickly. I recommend them highly.


-Chris Page

I found Smoky Hill Auto through Yelp when I moved to Colorado about a year and a half ago. A good mechanic can be hard to find, and I'm happy to say that I haven't had a problem with their service to date. Granted, I haven't required any major repairs to my car. So far, I've had standard oil changes, factory-required maintenance, and tune-ups. I've always dropped off and picked up my car after business hours, which is convenient and straightforward with their key drop box. The customer service has been excellent - the gentleman answering the phone is exceedingly polite and explains what unexpected issues, if any, were found with my car and what needs to be done. He's always kept me updated with a couple of calls over the course of the day that my car is in the shop. Payment over the phone using a credit card is easy and quick. I suppose the true test will come when a more major repair is needed, but for now, I have found their service to be honest and friendly. I'd gladly recommend them based on my experience.


-Christine G.

I have been going there for about 5 years after my friend recommended them. They are truly honest about the repair work needed. They never do more than is needed. One time I took the car in because I thought it needed a new cabin air filter and Craig told me that he had replaced it a little while back and that I didn't need a new one yet. Many auto dealers would just put in the $75 filter and not look out for you. Another time I took it in because my brakes were squeaking and I told them I needed new brakes. They looked at the brakes and told me that my front brakes were still good for another 20,000 miles so they only needed to do the back ones. Today I took my car in because the window wipers went haywire and were flapping all over the place and crisscrossing each other. Before looking at it I asked Craig how much he thought it would cost and he said it could be something simple or the whole wiper motor may have to be replaced. Either way, I needed it fixed. They called and said they just readjusted and tightened them and the charge was $27.50. They only do what is necessary and are always honest. I recommend them highly!!


-Betty Delaney

I found smoky hill auto many years ago, and would highly recommend them . A honest mechanic is so hard to find these days. They are great explaining whats going on with my car and their prices are very reasonable and I will continue to recommend them to everyone!


-Gregg Randolph

Craig loves cars and truly enjoys helping his customers keep their cars in top running order. If you are looking for an honest mechanic you can't go wrong at Smoky Hill Auto Service!


-Kathy Hess Fisher
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