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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Car Care Aware

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect. 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


ASSOCIATIONS

  • BBB Accredited Business
  • AutoPass for Tire & Service Centers | Midwest Engine Service | 3712 Milwaukee St, Madison WI 53714 | 608-244-9040
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • Greaater Madison Chamber of Commerce
  • Engine Power Council
  • AERA (Automotive Engine Rebuilders Association)
  • AutoWares - BTB - CSC
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • AutoWares
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I am from IL and was going to our home in Northern Wisconsin when I experienced car trouble. Lucky for me, I got off at the first Madison exit. I called Midwest Engine Service. They were AWESOME! They had me towed to their shop. Clean building and great staff. They got me back on the road within 3 hours. The repair bill was very reasonable. I would highly recommend this auto repair facility!
    -Terry Foley - Frankfort IL

  • I cannot begin to tell you how very much I appreciate the INCREDIBLE service I received from your staff ! I have been in the customer service business for over 30 years, I certainly have no problems recognizing EXCELLENT SERVICE and let me tell you your team GETS IT. From the helpful phone call to your shop when I was stranded at Home Depot to the tow truck driver calling to confirm to me that my truck was picked up...I will not ever take my truck anywhere else and you have a customer for life. I will tell everyone I know to do the same. Keep up the good work!
    -Diana ( Di ) McConnell

  • To all of you -a BIG- thank you for all the time and effort you put into my car! I don't really know all the things you do but its much better now. The steering is better, the breaks feel better, and in general it just feels better to drive!
    -Phyllis Farber

  • Dear Wayne, Thank you for your note regarding my Audi TT alignment mishap and for being so noble as to stand behind the work done at Midwest Engine. I'm sure it is difficult at times, when trying to run a business well, to negotiate mishaps, both with customers and your staff, and I appreciate that your rose to the occasion and did the right thing by me, even as a cost to you.
    -Steven J


  • Thanks for the fast service and getting me in right away.
    -Teena Marey


  • You not only delivered what you said you were going to in the time you quoted, you went out of your way to fix two additional items for us, offered us a rental car and came in with a fair price.
    -Sandy M.


  • After (3) days of boating, Sat, Sun. & Mon. Eve, I'm certain you did not put the right engine back!! It is not the same. It is running far better than I could wish. Thanks for making my old boat new again.
    -Keith G., 1986 Sea Ray 230 HP 305 Chevy Engine


  • Just a big thank you for your excellent service, and for the times where I thought I was facing many $100's of dollars in repair costs that turned into only a fraction of cost because of your honesty. It's greatly appreciated to have an honest business that I can count on for my auto maintenance! Thank you!
    -Tammy B.


  • We want to thank you for the assistance you provided us on Saturday December 30th. We needed to get back to Michigan and even though you were closed you helped us out. We never would have made it home without you! Thank you.
    -Mike and Mary Beth K.


  • Thanks for all your hard work & effort you put into fixing my car. You went the extra mile to figure out what was exactly wrong, that's what makes you all special! The car runs great! Thanks again.
    -Sheryl


  • Thank you for the great job you did on our vehicle and your customer service was outstanding! You quoted us a very fair price and then went above and beyond what was expected to make sure our vehicle was in great running condition. We also appreciated the loaner vehicle that kept us mobile while our vehicle was being worked on. We appreciate all the hard work you have done and we have highly recommend to you family and friends!
    -Sean & Heidi

  • Tom, Collin, and the rest of the crew at Midwest Engine. Thank you so much for the great service my wife and I received at your service center! Your were very courteous and the word done exceeded our expectations. P.S. - There is nothing better than to get the work needed done right the first time!
    -Gerold and Sue Dunn


  • To staff, thanks for fixing my Mazda van on December 30th and mailing my phone I left in your loaner car. It hasn't arrived yet but mail service in Canada is slow. I wish you all a great new year.
    -Audrey Maracle