Car Maintenance Services
After over 90 years in the valley Wilhelm Automotive has learned a few things about Preventative Maintenance. In most cases mechanical or electrical failures can be directly related to the lack of maintenance on your vehicle. Manufactures Recommended Maintenance schedules vary significantly. Wilhelm Automotive Service Centers have the most current applications to make sure the factory maintenance records are completed to suffice even the strictest of warranties. With knowledgeable ASE Certified Master technicians and state of the art equipment, Wilhelm Automotive has the expertise to give you peace of mind during services.
Below is a list of vital preventative maintenance items to keep your vehicle running smooth:
- Oil, Lube, and Filter
- Transmission Service
- Fuel Injection
- Induction/Decarburization Service
- Ignition System
- Power Steering Flush
- Brake Fluid Flush
- Air Induction Service
- Coolant Flush
- Differential Service
The above services should be performed regularly to maintain proper function and help avoid costly repairs. With locations all throughout the Valley there is bound to be a Wilhelm Automotive Service Center near you. Call your nearest location to set up your vehicle Factory Scheduled Maintenance Service. All Wilhelm Service Centers offer a 36 month/36,000 mile warranty on all maintenance and repairs.
The Value of Preventative Maintenance
In this video, Mike talks about the value of preventative maintenance. Regular checkups on your vehicle can save you lots of money in the long run. – Look after your car, and it will look after you.
Frequently Asked Questions
While it can be inconvenient or seem like an expensive strategy, being proactive and following the recommended preventative maintenance schedule for your vehicle has many benefits for both your vehicle and your wallet. These include:
- Saving more money in the long run: When you are staying on top of regular car maintenance, you’re also likely preventing expensive transmission, engine, or other major repairs in the future. If you end up trading in your vehicle, it will be worth more if it has been properly maintained and kept in good condition.
- Having a safer vehicle: Following the preventative maintenance schedule that’s recommended for your make and model of vehicle can significantly reduce the chance of mechanical malfunction when driving. The car will not only be safer but also performing at its best.
- Your vehicle lasts longer: Keeping up with car maintenance can help you have a more reliable vehicle. It’s not uncommon for modern cars to easily surpass the 100,000-mile mark when they’ve been properly maintained.
Regular vehicle checkups and preventative maintenance don’t have to be time-consuming or costly. With our experienced ASE-certified master technicians and state-of-the-art equipment, Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires gives you peace of mind and helps keep your vehicle running great.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer has determined a preventative maintenance schedule to get the optimal life out of your car, so check your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Your manual will lay out all of the recommended maintenance and will usually follow a 30,000-mile, 60,000-mile, and 90,000-mile interval schedule at a minimum.
It is important to be proactive when it comes to car maintenance. Not only will staying on top of your recommended maintenance schedule keep your vehicle running in optimum condition but it will also help catch small issues before they become big problems.
The expert technicians at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires can determine the preventative maintenance schedule that’s best for your vehicle. If you haven’t been following the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, we can help get you back on track.
Schedule your appointment today for your maintenance service at the Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires location that’s convenient for you.
Keeping up with maintenance will help extend the life of your car and prevent costly repairs in the future. A commonly recommended preventative maintenance schedule is every 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000 miles.
Depending on the mileage interval, our ASE-certified technicians provide these maintenance checks and more:
- Tire tread and balance
- Fuel injection system
- Ignition system (including spark plugs, wires, and cables)
- Intake system
- Power steering fluid
- Brakes and brake fluid
- Coolant condition and level
- Interior and exterior filters
- AC system
In between your vehicle’s interval services, several other preventative car maintenance aspects will help keep your vehicle running smoothly. These include:
- Following your vehicle’s manufacturer-recommended schedule for oil changes.
- Checking your tire pressure and tire tread regularly.
- Checking your battery and battery terminals.
- Checking your wiper blades (especially during the Arizona rainy season).
Contact Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires today if you have questions or need more information on the preventative maintenance schedule recommended for your specific vehicle. We can help you optimize the life of your vehicle.
Regularly ensuring that your wheels are properly aligned is an important part of preventative car maintenance. If you drive an extended period with your wheels even slightly out of alignment, it can put excess stress on your suspension components, reduce your vehicle’s safety and handling capabilities, and cause uneven tire wear, leading to the need for having new tires installed much faster.
Check your vehicle’s manufacturer recommendation but, as a general rule, you should have your alignment checked and adjusted as necessary at minimum once a year. The best bet is to have it checked at every other oil change.
Keeping your wheels’ alignment at the optimal angles will not only keep your vehicle in a safe condition and extend the life of the components, but will also give you better gas mileage. Alignments are another example of how preventative maintenance can save you more money in the long run.
Schedule your appointment today for a wheel alignment at your closest Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires location.
One of the easiest and most effective preventative maintenance things you can do to extend the life of your vehicle’s engine is to follow the manufacturer-recommended oil change schedule. This is at the top of the list of maintenance tasks that need to be done most frequently. Neglecting to change your oil can eventually result in engine failure.
Passenger cars and light trucks should have oil change service done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on the specific vehicle and type of oil used. Your oil filter should also be replaced with each oil change.
Make sure to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the manufacturer-recommended oil change interval. The technicians at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires can help you determine the best type of oil for your vehicle and driving habits and keep your vehicle running in optimal condition.
No! You are not restricted to having preventative maintenance done only at the dealership to maintain your warranty. In fact, it is illegal for manufacturers and dealers to deny warranty coverage if car maintenance or repairs are performed elsewhere. For everything from oil changes to brake repair, you can have your car serviced anywhere you choose, including at Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires.
Our ASE-certified expert technicians provide the highest level of service that meets or exceeds the service of any dealership. We can meet all of your scheduled car maintenance needs.
Yes! We provide preventative fleet maintenance for both large and small fleets. At Wilhelm Auto Repair & Tires, we know that when your business depends on a fleet of vehicles, keeping them running well and able to get to where they need to be is critical. Through our competitive commercial fleet services program, our ASE-certified master technicians at any one of our 14 locations can perform quick, top-quality preventative maintenance services to keep your vehicles on the road.
As certified hybrid specialists, we also have the skills, expertise, and up-to-date technology to perform any maintenance or repairs needed on hybrid vehicle fleets as well.