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Car Care Tips

Car Care Tips

Your air filter should be changed every six months. It keeps the air that goes to your engine clean, making sure your engine runs smoothly.

You have so many belts in your car that keep all of your wheels spinning and hoses in place. Keeping them all tight and lined up is critical to the health of your car and to saving you potentially thousands of dollars in repair.

We offer a full range of service and repair. Explore all of our links today to see what is essential to the health of your car and give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

The last thing you want is an engine that freezes in the cold weather or overheats in the summer. Be sure to change your antifreeze and have your cooling system checked every 30,000 miles or every 2 years.

Thanks to advanced technology, a car’s engine diagnostics are incredibly complicated. Schedule a routine diagnostic check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles to ensure the overall health of your vehicle.

Here’s a list of monthly checkups you can do yourself. Take 10 minutes to run through the list now and save yourself potential trouble later.

The oil change is the standard checkup for your car. Depending on your car and your type of oil, you will need it changed every 3,500 to 5,000 miles. Call us today for an appointment.

For longer tire health, your tires should be rotated every time you change your oil. You can do this yourself, or you can have 12th Street Auto do this for you while you’re in for your oil change.

Your transmission should be flushed every 30,000 miles to keep your gears well-oiled and shifting smoothly. If you have the Dexron III ATF, you can go every 100,000 miles before flushing.

Your wheels should be checked for alignment every other time you get them rotated. Wheel alignment is also called tracking and should be included as part of your routine service maintenance.

Napa Service Assistant

You don’t have to be an expert to know that preventive maintenance is the best way to make sure your vehicle is running properly. Use our interactive vehicle tool to learn about the maintenance and services your NAPA AutoCare Center can provide.

Napa Interactive Maintenance Tool