Maintenance Checklists

The single most important way to maximize your vehicles longevity and efficiency is through preventative maintenance.  For service recommendations on specific vehicles, let our certified technicians work with you to create program that is right for you.

Colonial Oil Exchange Checklist
Service How Often? Why?
Oil and Filter Change Every 3 months or 3,000 miles Change/clean/fill and inspect the essential parts of your vehicle to keep it running smoothly.
Air Filter Approximately 15,000 miles Air flow to the engine is an important part of the combustion engine process. The air filter removes contaminants and prevents them from entering the engine. Clogged and dirty air filters impact engine performance and fuel economy.
Wiper Blades Every 6 months New wipers improve visibility. We feature RainX Latitude, a premium blade for your vechicle.
Tire Rotation Every 7,000 miles Tires last longer with even wear to the treads. Rotating your tires will prolong their life and give you a smoother and safer ride.
Transmission Fluid Exchange Every 50,000 miles The components of the transmission provide the transmission of power to drive the vehicle.  Old and degraded transmission fluid can cause premature wear, additional friction, and damage to the transmission.
Fuel System Cleaner Once a year The engine must take in both fuel and air to produce power.  When you press the gas pedal you are controlling the amount of fuel and air.  The car’s computer is calibrated to ensure the right mixture is made before introducing it to the combustion chamber of the engine cylinder.  Cleaning the fuel system prevents the buildup of fuel varnish and removes deposits from the intake valve and cylinder head.
Cooling System Exchange Every 80,000 miles or 5 years Antifreeze circulating from the radiator, engine, and heater cores provides heat transfer as well as freeze protection, anti boil, and stops corrosion. Changing this fluid extends radiator, heater core, and engine life.
Power Steering Check every 3 month Power steering fluid enables easier vehicle handling and steering. Checking fluid levels ensures proper steering performance and prolongs the life of the pump and steering gearboxes.
Serpentine Belts Check for cracks and wear once a year Power is transferred from the engine to various engine components via the serpentine belt. Removing and replacing an old serpentine belt can improve performance of the alternator/ water pump/ power steering pump/and air conditioner compressor.