Top 10 Automotive Services for Your Car, Truck, or Utility Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle in shape is as important as keeping yourself in shape. If you stick to your automobile’s preventative maintenance plan, it will drive as if it were brand new for years to come. You’ll also save a lot of money because your car, truck, crossover, or SUV is less likely to break down. We here at CAR FIX are going to list the top 10 automotive services all vehicles need below.


Your vehicle’s air conditioner should be inspected every spring before the hot weather hits. This ensures the system is charged, working properly, and sure to refresh you all summer long.


Depending on your manufacturer’s recommendations, your brakes should be checked every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Replacing the parts as they wear down prevents expensive brake repairs.

Cooling System

When to get this service also depends on your manufacturer’s recommendations. Check your owner’s manual, and have the radiator fluid flushed and filled each time you reach the mileage milestone.

Electrical System

Signs your vehicle needs an exhaust system check include difficulty starting your car, dimming head and cabin lights, and a check engine light warning. Blown fuses and burning rubber smells are also bad.

Exhaust System

If you smell rotten eggs or sulfur, receive a check engine light warning, or believe your muffler has a hole in it, it’s time for an exhaust system check. You’ll also fail an emissions test with a faulty exhaust system.

Fuel System

Fuel injectors should be cleaned about every 30,000 miles. The fuel filter needs to be replaced about every 12,000 miles. A clogged or failing fuel system will affect your vehicle’s performance.

Ignition System

The ignition system includes the battery and starter. The ignition coil and spark plugs are also part of this system. Generally, this system should be inspected every 25,000 miles.


You know the drill with oil changes; conventional motor oil every 3,000 miles and synthetic motor oil every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the specifics for your automobile.


Tire rotations every 6,000 miles help prevent uneven tire tread wear and blowouts. Check your air pressure every other gasoline fill-up and add air to the proper psi when necessary.


Finally, transmission repairs can be horribly expensive, so it’s best to stick to your transmission’s maintenance schedule and have it inspected right away if something seems wrong.

CAR FIX is a full-service automotive shop that can help you with all of these common services. We’re located in Oak Ridge, TN, and you can call us today.

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