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    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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530-221-4132 | 1270 Hartell Ave Suite C

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, Redding, CA

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 Our Customers Are Saying

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I have taken several cars here for various reasons. Every time is quick and easy and fair pricing. I don't know a bunch about cars and could have been screwed over fairly easy but wasn't. They are friendly and very knowledgeable and usually pretty quick. I will continue to take my cars here in the future and definitely recommend others to as well.

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Thank you so much, Norm and Shane! Your integrity and kindness is unsurpassed! The high quality of your service has made me a customer for life!

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Been going to D&H for years and have taken several vehicles to them. They have always been honest and dependable and the customer service is amazing.

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I had a great experience at D & H auto. The service was friendly and honest and quick. They went above and beyond to make sure that my needs were met with my repairs. I look forward to using them again.

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Great Service and Fair Prices. I was new to CA and I felt like I was in good hands with D & H.

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I have used their services on multiple occasions for my own vehicle and my sons. They have always provided me excellent service at a competitive rate and without a wait. I will continue to use their services whenever I have automotive service needs.

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They have great service and are very honest, they won't do anything you don't need, every time I go in they give me quality service. It's good to find someone you can trust. Check them out they are great.

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This place is great. The techs were knowledgeable, the work was fast and high quality.

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D&H automotive is the greatest. Wish I knew about them years ago.

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These guys know what they are doing. Been here 3 times now usually to get my A/C recharged and they are fast and friendly guys. They do a thorough and complete job. Would not hesitate to give these guys a look.

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