Auto Repair Services
AAMCO Factory Recommended Maintenance
Automotive manufacturers know that a well maintained automobile, truck or SUV increases owner’s satisfaction because the automobile is more dependable and will last longer. That’s why the manufacturer (“factory”) creates detailed maintenance schedules outlining specific operations to be performed on various components and systems. This is done at different mileage intervals to ensure proper operation and prevent premature wear.
Your automobile’s manufacturer also indicates which services are required to maintain the factory warranty and extended warranty. But did you know that this scheduled maintenance does not need to be performed by a dealership? your local AAMCO auto repair shop can provide all of your automobile’s needs specified in the owner’s manual. Our skilled mechanics perform a wide range of services, making AAMCO your one-stop shop for all of your automobile’s repairs and maintenance.
Air Filtration Replacement Service
Clean air is better. A clean air filter helps your automobile, truck or SUV perform better.
A typical Air Filtration Replacement Service at AAMCO includes:
- Replacement of the air filter, to improve gas mileage, engine performance, and acceleration.
- Replacement of the breather element, if needed, to help keep contaminants out of the engine oil.
- Replacement of the PCV Valve, if needed, to reduce fumes, air pollution and wear on engine parts.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Services
AAMCO auto repair shops are the mechanics in the automobile and maintenance of your automobile, truck or SUV’s transmission. AAMCO auto repair shops offer the following transmission fluid services—click on any for more information
Power Purge Plus Transmission Flush & Filter Change
Power Purge Transmission Flush
Safeguard Fluid & Filter Change
Battery Maintenance Services
A well-maintained battery gives you peace of mind, whether you’re out on the road or the weather turns cold. Does your battery keep running down? Does it start slowly? Or does the temperature impact how well your automobile starts? It takes an expert to diagnose the starting and charging systems in your automobile. Take your automobile, truck or SUV to AAMCO for a starting and charging system diagnosis and our free AAMCO 36-point ProtectCheck.
An AAMCO mechanic will inspect the battery connections, the hardware, the condition of the case, the electrolyte level (where applicable), and the battery load (its ability to perform its function). The mechanic inspects the alternator belts, brackets and connections, and tests voltage and current. Finally, the starter is inspected for proper connections and mounting, and is tested to see how much electrical power is required to turn over the engine when the engine is cranked.
Based on this expert diagnosis, your AAMCO center will recommend the service that’s right for you and replace only the needed components. Unlike other components in your automobile or truck, the battery does not give warning signs when it is near failure. A battery aged three or more years is a good candidate for replacement. Please refer to your owners manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific automobile.
Brake System Fluid Service
Many mechanics recommend replacing the fluid as a preventive maintenance service every two years or 24,000 miles. That’s because brake fluids absorb moisture over time, which could mean your brakes perform less well when you need them the most—during hard braking.
The brake fluid level should be checked by a AAMCO mechanic periodically, preferably with every oil change. Check your owners manual to determine the recommended interval for changing the brake fluid, or bring your automobile to AAMCO to have a complete brake inspection. You’ll also get the AAMCO 36-Step ProtectCheck Inspection to ensure all of the major systems in your automobile are in good working order.
Cabin Air Filter Service
You can breathe cleaner air in your automobile, truck or SUV by regularly changing the cabin air filter. In a compact area like a automobile interior, there can be high concentrations of dust, pollen and bacteria, which can affect the health of the driver and/or passengers by aggravating allergies.
Fortunately, a large number of automobiles now have a cabin air filter to clean incoming air. Cabin air filters are electro-statically charged, and work like a magnet to collect pollutants as they try to enter and move through your automobile.
Please refer to your owners manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific automobile. Or, AAMCO auto repair shops can print out your recommended maintenance intervals. It should be noted however, that cabin air filter replacement is not always noted in the owner’s manual, so a rule of thumb is replacement about every 15,000 miles.
Cooling System Service
Did you know that the cooling system and its overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission?
Coolant (also termed anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant’s effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties—even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant fluid once a year, and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your automobile's owner manual, or come to AAMCO where we can give you information on the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your automobile. A good rule of thumb is to change the fluid every 24 months (at minimum), or if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Your automobile overheats
- Your coolant or temperature light comes on
- Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- Your heater does not work
Visit your local AAMCO for an AAMCO Cooling System Service, and get a 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection performed on your automobile at no additional cost.
Fuel Filter Replacement Service
The fuel filter helps prevent water, dirt particles and other contaminants from getting into your automobile’s fuel system—where they can clog up your fuel injection system or automobileburetor. The fuel filter itself can get clogged or contaminated over time, making your automobile, truck or SUV perform at less than its best.
The fuel filter should be replaced according to your automobile manufacturer’s specifications, or about every year or two if you drive under more severe driving conditions—for example, if your automobile is constantly subjected to the stresses of stop-and-go driving.
A AAMCO Fuel Filter Replacement Service includes disconnecting and removing the old filter, installing a new filter, and checking the fuel filter and fittings for leaks.
Fuel System Cleaning Service
Restore maximum power and performance to your automobile’s engine with a AAMCO Fuel System Cleaning Service. Almost every automobile, truck or SUV today uses fuel injection, and fuel injection maintenance is now routinely recommended to keep you automobile performing at its best.
AAMCO Fuel System Service may help to alleviate the following symptoms:
- Trouble starting
- Poor gas mileage and performance
- Hesitating or knocking
- Rough idle
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or would like to know the recommended interval for fuel system service in your automobile, check your automobile's owner manual, or come in to your local AAMCO auto repair shop.
Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change
Most mechanics agree that changing the engine oil and filter on a regular basis is the single most important maintenance service for your automobile, truck or SUV. Most mechanics also agree that it should be changed about every 3,000 miles if you are driving in what are defined as severe conditions: stop-and-go traffic, city driving, or frequent short trips.
AAMCO Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change includes:
- Up to 5 quarts of engine oil
- New oil filter
- Lubrication of all grease fittings on your automobile, as applicable
- Plus AAMCO’s 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection, to ensure all major systems in your automobile are in good working order.
Light Bulb Replacement Service
Working lights and light bulbs are critical to your safety on the road. Your headlights need to work properly for oncoming traffic to see you, and for you to see them. Your taillights need to work so drivers following you know when you are stopping or turning.
Visit AAMCO for Light Bulb Replacement Service if any of the following bulbs are burned out:
- Parking lights
- Reverse lights
- Fog lights
To make sure your lights are functioning properly and that all major systems in your automobile, truck or SUV are in good working order, visit AAMCO annually for a 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection.
Serpentine Belt Replacement Service
Serpentine belts are critical to the operation of a number of your automobile’s components, from the water pump to the power steering pump to the alternator to the air conditioning. And who wants to go without air conditioning or power steering!
That’s why it’s important to have the serpentine belt inspected regularly—as it is a part of AAMCO’s 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection. A worn serpentine belt is not always obvious, so it’s important to have it changed according to your automobile manufacturer’s specifications. Timely replacement could mean the difference between trouble-free operation, and just plain old trouble.
Tire Rotation Service
AAMCO Tire Rotation Service helps protect your safety and extend the life of the tires on your automobile. Tire rotation helps ensure that all of the tires wear evenly. Most manufacturers recommend rotation of tires frequently, generally every 6,000 to 12,000 miles, or when tire tread wear appears uneven.
While performing the service, AAMCO certified mechanics will also check the tire pressure and inspect the tires for any damage or unusual wear. They’ll also perform a 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection to ensure all major systems in your automobile, truck or SUV are in good working condition.
Wiper Blade Replacement Service
Worn blades are easy to overlook, but can pose a serious safety hazard while you are driving. A rule of thumb is to change your wiper blades every six months or so, especially if you live in an area with extreme temperature changes.
AAMCO’s Wiper Blade Replacement Service will remove your automobile’s old blades and install quality new blades. We’ll also check for any damage to the windshield wiper arm assembly.