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2660 N. HWY 167, Catoosa, OK 74015 Tel:+1 (918) 739-4551

Why is Maintenance Important?

When you purchase a new or used car, you will receive a booklet with detailed maintenance schedules for you to follow. Today's engine has advanced, but there are still details that should be checked regularly. Keeping your car well maintained is the key to preventing breakdowns in dangerous or remote areas. Brake inspections, fluid level checks, oil changes, tire inflation checks, belt checks, and inspection of lights are important.

Proper maintenance should be performed every 3,000 miles. Some times these checks will involve only an oil change. Other times, a more complex check of items including gauges, sensors, and belts is required. You should have your vehicle checked before heading off on vacation.

You should always have your oil changed every 3,000 miles. This prevents build up of sludge and grime. With a properly lubricated engine, you are virtually guaranteed that the engine will not seize. Consider going to a station that not only changes your oil but also performs safety checks. These stations will check brakes, tires, fluids, lights, and more for you. It may cost a little more, but it can save you from trouble in the future.

Every 7,000 miles, it is essential to have your tires rotated. This keeps tire treads from wearing irregularly. Tires will last longer. Check treads by placing a penny into the tread mark. Proper tread depth should come to the top of Lincoln's head.

Check for uneven wear, bulges, and holes. When purchasing new tires, find locations that offer free tire rotations to all customers. This can save you plenty of money in the future.

All fluid levels (brake fluid, transmission fluid, oil, power steering fluid, and antifreeze) should be checked every 3,000 miles. This can help clue you in to slow leaks.

Once a year, you should have your radiator flushed and refilled. This can prevent radiators from developing holes prematurely.

Always make sure you have a full windshield fluid tank. Clean windows can be the key to preventing some accidents. At the same time, you should replace your windshield wiper blades twice a year. This is especially true in areas where winter grime will be getting onto your car. Dirt can cause blades to wear quickly.

Headlights, turn signal lights, brake lights, and parking lights should all be working. Turn on your lights and then walk around the car to make sure all of these lights are working. If they are not, replace the blown bulbs. This can prevent others from rear ending you. Properly working lights are important to preventing accidents.

Every few months, you should check all seat belts for frays, twists, or rips. In the event of an accident, a worn seat belt could fail causing you permanent injury or even death.

Taking the time to ensure your car is working properly. It can keep you safe, however, so do not fail to provide proper upkeep on your vehicle.

 

  • OUR SERVICES

    Our auto repair shop is conveniently located in Catoosa, OK. Our quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified mechanics at Performance Auto & Diesel employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor auto repair services on foreign and domestic vehicles. Below are some of the many auto repair services that we offer:

    • SHUTTLE SERVICE
    • AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE
    • WHEEL ALIGNMENT
    • CV AXLES
    • COMPUTER DIAGNOSTIC TESTING
    • VEHICLE PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
    • STATE EMISSIONS INSPECTION
    • EMISSIONS REPAIRS
    • AUTO REPAIR
    • TUNE UPS
    • OIL CHANGES & LUBE
    • VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
    • CLUTCH REPAIRS
    • ELECTRICAL
    • EXHAUST SYSTEMS
    • SUSPENSION WORK
    • FUEL INJECTION
    • REPLACE LIGHTS
    • COOLANT SERVICE
    • AIR FILTER REPLACEMENT
    • COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS
    • VEHICLE FLUIDS
    • CHASSIS LUBE
    • CAR BATTERY REPLACEMENT
    • TRANSMISSION SERVICE
    • ENGINE REPAIR
    • FULL BRAKE SERVICE
    • SHOCKS
    • SUSPENSION AND SHOCK REPAIR
    • BELT AND HOSE REPLACEMENT
    • POWER STEERING
    • COOLING SYSTEM FLUSH
    • COMPLETE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES
    • TOWING
    • BATTERIES
    • TRANSMISSION FLUSH

    Oil and Oil Filter Service
    Experts recommend changing the oil and oil filter in your vehicle every 3 months or 3,000 miles, which ever is first. It’s an essential way to maximize engine protection. Oil changes at 7,500 miles are usually too long an interval for most common driving conditions.

    Cooling System Service
    Flush cooling system, pressure test, check hoses, cap and check connection.

    Air Conditioning Service
    One of our trained Air Conditioning specialists will inspect your car’s air conditioner, all NC lines, evaporator and compressor for leaks and wear.

    Driveline Service
    Remove old worn out gear oil from the front and rear differential and transfer case.

    Fuel/Air Induction Cleanup
    Using specialized equipment our technicians will quickly and effectively clean intake manifold, ports, intake valves, and combustion chamber. Install injector cleaning additive in tank. This service will restore lost power and performance and will reduce harmful exhaust emissions.

    Power Steering Flush
    Our technicians use a powerful cleaner to dissolve gum and varnish in your car’s power steering unit. Next, we will flush old, worn-out contaminated fluid and install fresh new fluid fortified with a special antioxidant and anti-wear ingredients to prevent expensive mechanical failure.

    Transmission Service
    Using the latest in state-of-the-art technology, we will install a safe and effective cleaner to suspend harmful varnish and sludge from the transmission valve body, torque converter and lines. Install new high-tech fluid with conditioners.

    AND MUCH MORE!