Kwik Kar Willow Bend can handle all of your vehicle's preventative and regularly scheduled maintenance needs.

Our ASE certified mechanics have the tools and equipment to handle all of your vehicles factory scheduled maintenance and to base your service schedule on your vehicles specific recommendation Often people think well it is not broke so I am not going to get that done but this can result in serious problems. If a critical component in your vehicle fails like a Timing Belt you can be in for a major repair headache and potentially thousands of dollars in expense. So while passing on all those manufacturer scheduled maintenance items might seem like a money saver, it can actually be very costly in the long run. That being said can you put off certain scheduled services? Yes you can. We suggest services based on your vehicles published maintenance schedule or if there appears to be an actual problem with a system in your vehicle. If you want to hold off on a maintenance item or take your vehicle somewhere else  that is clearly your choice and your prerogative. We feel that it is our responsibility to make sure our customers are made aware if maintenance may be due based on the vehicle's manufacturer.

It is important to know and be familiar with your vehicles maintenance schedule. Our FAQ section has a listing were you can find access to most vehicles owners manual Check Here

The Car Car Council discover that the majority of car were not receiving maintenance in a timely manner.

  • 25% of cars had low or dirty engine oil.
  • 13% had low or contaminated brake fluid.
  • 18% had dirty air filters.
  • 17% had inadequate cooling protection or low coolant levels.
  • 16% needed new windshield wiper
  • 27% had low or contaminated washer fluid.
  • 18% needed new belts
  • Overall, 89% of vehicles were in need of at least one service or repair.

You need to check your manufactures specification for you specific vehicle but in the same article the Car Care Council had the following set of suggestions

Check Every 3 Months/ 3,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

  • All Items from 3 Month / 3,000 Mile
  • Chassis Lubrication (older cars)
  • Wiper Blades

Every 12 Months/ 12,000 miles

  • All items 6 Months/6,000 Miles
  • All items 3 Months/3,000 Miles
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Wheel Alignment

 The good news is that if you that if you are using Kwik Kar Willow Bend for your oil changes, we check almost every single one of these items every time you come in for an oil change. The excluded item in our 18 point inspection is the wheel alignment. Additionally, steering and suspension items are checked for obvious problems but not a detailed inspection.