How can I avoid paying too much for maintenance on my vehicle?

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Question: I want to hang onto my ’02 Honda Accord for as long as possible (hey, it’s paid for), but hate to waste money on service it doesn’t really need.  How can I be sure I am performing only the maintenance my car truly requires?

Answer: The proper way to determine what service your car needs is with a thorough mechanical inspection. At A1, we perform the necessary inspection so that you can be confident your car receives only the service it requires, and nothing else.
Furthermore, we will help you follow the factory-recommended maintenance schedule. Proper routine maintenance helps keep your car safe and fuel-efficient. And without it, you risk costly repairs or even a breakdown.
When in doubt, just stop by A1 Automotive and ask for your car’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule.

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Question: I can barely remember to put gas in my car sometimes, let alone what engine oil weight and coolant type it needs.  How am I supposed to keep all this stuff straight, let alone what needs to be checked and when.

Answer: The friendly mechanics at A1 Automotive are here to help.  Today’s vehicles are very specific in their needs — they all take different fluids, filters, and other parts.  If you don’t have the right items for your car, you may be headed for trouble.  Our A1 service will help you stay up-to-date with your vehicle’s factory-recommended maintenance schedule.
Ask us about our detailed inspection and how we can put together a great game plan to keep you safely on the road.

Do I have to go to a dealer for scheduled maintenance under the warranty?

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Question: I want to make sure I’m covered under my car manufacturer’s warranty. Do I have to go to the dealer for scheduled maintenance to be covered?

Answer: Not necessarily. Most automobile warranties require that you comply with the factory-recommended maintenance schedule to keep the warranty valid. However, depending on the terms of the warranty, you do not always have to go to the dealers to get the maintenance work done. A1 Automotive has the factory-recommended maintenance schedule for almost every vehicle. Just stop by and we’ll be happy to review it with you.