What you need to know about ENGINE OIL & OTHER VITAL FLUIDS
The services that are most often neglected by drivers are also some of the easiest to take care of. The expensive, sophisticated engines in today’s cars can be utterly destroyed by improper care of fluids. Fluid maintenance services are a Bothell Import Service specialty.
Expert technicians agree that the oil change is the single most important maintenance service your car can receive.
When does my car’s oil need changed?
Most manufacturers recommend an oil change every three months or 3,000 miles under severe driving conditions - city driving, stop and go traffic, short trips, dusty conditions - just about every case except steady highway driving.
What does an Express Hassle-Free Oil Change include?
- up to 5 quarts of major brand oil
- new oil filter
- lubrication of the various fittings on your car’s undercarriage when applicable
- thorough maintenance inspection of all safety and performance related systems
Please note that individual PTAC centers may offer various oil change options. Be sure to ask the center manager about the different options available.
Transmission and Differential Fluids
In addition to the oil change, transmission and differential fluids must be changed to assure proper operation. On four-wheel drive vehicles, the transfer case also requires regular fluid maintenance. Neglecting transmission and differential fluid service could result in extensive repairs, or the replacement of some of your vehicles most expensive components.
Bothell Import Service generally recommends these services every 30,000 miles. For your vehicle, refer to the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation. Oil, Transmission and Differential Fluid changes are performed based on manufacturer’s recommendations, or as needed as determined by our inspection and based on industry standards.
Warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles which ever comes first!