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26606 US Hwy 264 E Pantego NC 27860

MonthLy Checklist

Our monthly preventive maintenance checklist (created by experienced service technicians) recommends a maintenance schedule based on the driving conditions and behavior of the car owner or driver.

Common car maintenance tasks include:


  • ​Car wash

  • check/replace the engine oil and replace oil filters

  • check/replace fuel filters

  • inspect or replace windshield wipers

  • check or refill windshield washer fluid

  • inspect tires for pressure and wear

  • Tire balancing

  • Tire rotation

  • Wheel alignment

  • check, clean or replace battery terminals and top off battery fluid

  • inspect or replace brake pads

  • check or flush brake fluid

  • check or flush transmission fluid

  • check or flush power steering fluid

  • check and flush engine coolant

  • inspect or replace spark plugs

  • inspect or replace air filter

  • inspect or replace timing belt and other belts

  • lubricate locks, latches, hinges

  • check all lights

  • tighten chassis nuts and bolts

  • check if rubber boots are cracked and need replacement

  • ​test electronics, e.g., Anti-lock braking system or ABS

  • read fault codes from the Engine control unit


Following a basic car maintenance checklist can help keep you on the road and out of the repair shop. A little vehicular pampering can also help extend your fuel economy and put less of a burden on the environment. Take 10 minutes and use our Monthly Checklist to do your own quick visual car inspection and fluid levels check. A few minutes each month could save you a lot of money on repairs down the road. Remember ... Take care of your car, and it will take care of you.

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