Cabin Filter Replacement
There are many harmful contaminants in and around your vehicle every
day. Most newer vehicles have a Cabin Filter that filters these
contaminants in the air you breathe when in your vehicle. Make sure
you replace this filter as recommended by the manufacturer, normally
once a year.
Fluid Exchange Services
“Sure I take care of my vehicle, I change my oil regularly”. Sound
familiar? Your oil is not the only fluid you should maintain or
change. There are many systems that need lubricating. Your
manufacturer’s Recommended Maintenance Schedule helps advise you on
when to maintain or change these fluids. Also see our section on Fluid Changes.
Fuel System Services
We are dedicated to making your vehicle last longer and perform
better. By removing engine deposits in combustion chambers, intake
manifolds, ports and on valves, we will restore flow in fuel
injectors while cleaning your entire fuel system while preventing
deposits from forming in the fuel system and upper engine for
maximum driveability and fuel economy. This improved fuel economy
will reduce exhaust emissions. Our Fuel System Service will restore
that “like new” driveability to an engine’s performance and keeps it
running better, longer and more efficiently.
Factory Schedule Maintenance Guide
The factory maintenance guide that’s created by the car manufacturer
every year is model specific and should be used as a minimum guide
for routine maintenance. Not all vehicle models require the same
schedule so it’s important to use the specific manual for the
specific year and model. Not maintaining a vehicle by specific
factory minimum standards could result in denied warranty repairs.
Car Scheduled Maintenance Intervals
schedule will list explicit maintenance procedures that should be
performed at a certain mileage or time interval, whichever comes
first. If an interval states that an oil and filter change needs to
be performed at 5,000 miles or 6 months, it means whichever comes
first, the 5,000 miles or the elapsed time of 6 months.
As an example if the vehicle has 3,000 miles since the last
maintenance visit but it’s been over 6 months, the next service
should be performed.
To help the car owner keep track of their scheduled maintenance,
we will place a sticker in the inside upper left corner
of the windshield that lists when the next service should be
performed. Most factory schedule booklets also provide an area where
the car owner can record each service performed.
Normal or Severe Duty Vehicle Operation
Many factory maintenance schedules will have two separate mileage
and/or time intervals, one for normal operation and one for severe
duty operation. Normal operation means the car owner drives at
consistent highway speeds more often than stop and go city driving.
Severe duty operations can include a vehicle that’s
● operated in consistent stop and go traffic
● consistently operated at an idle
● operated in dusty areas
● operated in extremely hot ambient temperatures
● towing a trailer
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Auto Service Specialist
is a family owned and operated auto repair facility located in the northwest corner of Hinckley Ohio
near the Intersection of W. 130th and Boston Road. Bordering Strongsville, North Royalton and
Brunswick OH. Auto Service Specialists has been providing the highest quality automotive maintenance
and repair to Medina and Cuyahoga counties from this location since 1996. While we do specialize in
Honda and Acura service, we also service all makes and models, foreign and domestic for cars and light