Car Maintenance
Whether you are busy at work or just don’t have the time to do it yourself, Fox transport is here to help you in getting your car serviced and maintained whenever required. Our team of highly trained personnel would pick up your car whenever requested to take it to be maintained and serviced at the service point of your choice. This service also includes the renewal of registration forms, insurance forms or any type of maintenance that your car requires. Orders should be made at least 24 hours prior to the date of service.Here is what I recommend for maintenance intervals. There are exceptions to all of these including severe duty, which most northern cars fall into. Change Transmission filter-30,000 miles, 90,000 and 150,000 miles and fluid at 60,000, 120,000 and 180,000 miles.Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, unless you use Mobil One, in which case 6 months/6,000 miles. Chassis lube every 3,000 miles, assuming there are fittings.Spark plugs: Conventional plugs: 30,000 miles, Double platinum: every 50,000 miles (100,000 mile plugs are best to be changed well before that, although some can reach it).Fuel filter: 35,000-40,000 miles. Unless it is in the tank. But if the tank is ever dropped, do it then Ignition cap, rotor, wires: 60,000-80,000 miles. (if it has them). Timing Belt, if applicible: 60,000 miles on many but check with gates or dayco or the manual or dealer, as many different intervals are now present.Coolant flush -- green: 2 years/24,000 miles. 9- Coolant flush -- dex-cool or long life: 5 years/50,000 miles.Tire rotation: 5,000-8,000 miles.Alignment: 15,000-20,000 miles., unless tire wear is not a problem and car goes straight.Brake fluid flush and power steering fluid flush: 2 years or when dirty or discolored.Air filter, pcv valve and cabin air filter: as needed.Professional fuel injection service: 40,000 miles.Throttle bore plate cleaning: 20,000 miles.Air induction service: 20,000 miles.Maintenance Every auto manufacturer lists their required maintenance on their web sites and in the owners manual the maintenance service intervals vary between manufacturers.Your car is a moving piece of machinery, it needs maintenance, if you want this car to last you need to service it. Do not just do the minimum recommended services that are listed in you service manual. Make sure you service your cooling system which prolongs the life of the radiator and water pump, and the power steering system, which will extend the life of your cars power-seeking pump and gear box or rack. It will cost you much more than you want to spend when you fail to maintain your car and larger problems surface. I recommend that you review your owners manual and get acquainted with a reputable auto repair facility. A good relationship with you car and your car's mechanic will benefit you in the long run, providing you with a long lasting and safe car.