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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


ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • AutoWares - Auto Value - CSC
  • AutoWares - Auto Value - IPS
  • Mitchell1
  • Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce
  • Sierra Vista Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Testimonials

  • We have used Monty's Motors for years. They are honest, and will tell you if you don't need something or if a repair can wait. They are always pleasant, listen to your concerns and don't dumb-down the info if you are a female. And they stand by their work - if something does go awry with a repair, they take care of it immediately. Highly recommend them.
    -Jean W.

  • I absolutely love the honesty and automotive skills of Monty's!! They are the best in west for sure! Highly recommended!!
    -Dave L.

  • Went above and beyond in providing needed repairs for my truck. Several items done at no charge. Honest, straight forward and quality service.
    -Casey O.

  • Monty's Motors is truly an auto repair & service pro in town; mechanics are excellent with no margin of error in their work. Also management is honest, competent, accurate & punctual. When it comes to my car repair n service, I will stay with Monty's Motors.
    -Jake

  • We shopped around for the timing belt replacement on a 2010 Subaru Outback and these guys had the best price and one of the quickest available service appointments. They replaced our timing belt and water pump the same day we dropped it off for service and I can say they did a great job at a very fair and reasonable price. I will be sure to use them again and have already passed them along as a great "honest" auto repair shop in Sierra Vista.
    -Jason G.

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    -Bruce B.

  • I don't say this often. Nor will I say this lightly. I would recommend Monty's to ANYONE who was in need of auto care services...It is rare you find a decent, trustworthy, and honest mechanic on the first try. Thanks Monty's! We will be using you for ALL of our car care needs!
    -Sonny M.