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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • 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


  • -Jay M.

    Good, dedicated, and honest service


  • -Melissa

    Perry is great! Knowledgeable, reliable, and funny.


  • -Lady A.

    Good place and the owner is a fair guy. I recommend this place for sure and they have coupons too!


  • -Kristin R.

    Russell is the man. I spent a lot of money. But he told me every problem, even describing the sound so I knew what was fixed and his only concern was my safety. Even when he knew I didn't get paid till Friday he fixed it and said pay it Friday. His concern was my safety. That's not just a good mechanic but an awesome human.


  • -Tiffany T.

    I have seen the reviews but my experience with this shop was great , maybe they had different mechanics then but I brought my Trans Am to them for a problem that 2 other shops in mesquite could not diagnose or fix ! Friend referred me and we'll all I can say is this is the only shop who could diagnose and fix my car . They are very honest and up front on what your car needs and doesn't need and they checked everything even let me know that certain belts would need to be changed soon and showed me so I will never take my car anywhere else.


  • -Liliya

    I like Affordable Kar Kare. We take all our cars there, and they always work hard to fix the problem. It is a great value for your money.


  • -Terri T.

    This is a great place to take your vehicle for service and repairs. I always feel that I'm getting a great deal and reasonable price and have never been talked down too and all services are explained to where I understand them. Thank you Perry and keep up the great work!


  • -Melissa H.

    From the time the gentleman that answered the phone to the time I left with my vehicle completly fixed, my entire experience with Affordable was incredible. They answered ALL of my questions and gave me all my options. I am so incredibly impressed with the service and the work that I get there.They even dropped me off at work. That's service!!


  • -Desmond G.

    Great place to take your car. They have years of experience. Took my 2004 F150 up there and they had it running like a champ in no time. They informed me of why I needed the repairs and the most affordable way to go. Love these guys!!! They really live up to the name AFFORDABLE


  • -Criston H.

    A brake warning displayed on the dash of my Mercedes on Saturday afternoon. I got to Affordable Kar Kare just before they were supposed to close. One of my brake pads had broken and was literally crumbling apart!!! I could not drive it without tearing up the rotors or wait until after Labor Day. They stayed open late for me, replaced the brake pads and turned the rotors. Even though their guys were ready to start the Labor Day holiday.. they stayed late to help me and I paid less than I expected. I cannot ask for better customer service than that. Thank you

Call us for service: 972-329-0771

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