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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Preventive Maintenance Tips - Forest Brook Automotive

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

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Battery and Cables


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Belts


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Brakes and Brake Fluid

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Cabin Air Filter

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Chassis Lubrication


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Check Engine Light On

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Coolant (Antifreeze)

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Engine Air Filter


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Engine Oil and Filter

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Exhaust


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Fuel Filter


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Hoses


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Lights

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Power Steering Fluid


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Shock Absorbers and Struts


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Tire Inflation and Condition

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Windshield Washer Fluid

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Wiper Blades


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What People Say About Us


  • -Karen H.

    I want to thank you for getting me in and looking at my car. I came down on vacation and ended up with an oil leak. You took the time and helped me as much as you could. Just want you to know I made it home. Again thank you!!


  • -Katie D.

    I took my car in today for an oil change and general maintenance and got amazing service, as always. The staff is exceptionally friendly and honest about their service. I love feeing confident that I am not being taken advantage of when I bring my car to the Waterlick Garage. Also there is a Starbucks within 2 minutes waking distance, which is a great place to wait while they service your car.


  • -Tim S.

    Great, friendly service. Their prices are very reasonable and I would recommend them to everyone looking for good, honest work.


  • -Rita B.

    My husband and I are very pleased with Waterlick Automotives helpful and kind service. They went beyond what we thought we could do. Thank you!


  • -Jason C.

    My new go to garage. Good people and fair prices.


  • -Becka's Custom Creations

    These people are honest and trustworthy and they do very good work. They will match the competition in their prices and they give military discount too. I love this garage!!!!!


  • -Holly C.

    So unbelievably friendly!! They will take care of you!! Without a doubt!!


  • -Brady L.

    Best service I?ve ever had hands down. Rusty is the best!


  • -John K.

    This is a great garage with knowledge staff who do a great job on your car. The staff here know there customers and do their best to get the job done right at a reasonable cost. This is why all the local folk take their cars here to be repaired. I heartily recommend it!


  • -Wilson B.

    Great Customer Service.... Great Prices... Great Combination !!! Highly Recommend : )


  • -Nick M.

    Got a price estimate quickly and Rusty waived the inspection fee because they weren't very busy. Once my vehicle was dropped off, it was done for a fair price within about an hour. It's running great now!


  • -Karen H.

    I want to thank you for getting me in and looking at my car. I came down on vacation and ended up with an oil leak. You took the time and helped me as much as you could. Just want you to know I made it home. Again thank you!!

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