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301-770-2230 | 12025 Nebel St

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE, Rockville, MD

Car Care Aware

Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment.

Always consult your owner's manual for individual service schedules because maintenance requirements vary by manufacturer.

  • Always consult your owner's manual, but a good rule of thumb is to have the oil filter changed regularly - every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. These fluids play a large role in the safety and performance of the vehicle.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency. This is the least expensive form of preventive and safety maintenance. Tires should be checked once a month.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed. The battery fluid also should be checked and filled if it is low, unless it is a maintenance-free battery.
  • Have the lighting system checked frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and taillights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact. Replace them at least once a year, or sooner if streaking begins.
  • Inspect engine belts regularly. Worn belts will affect the engine performance. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently. The air filter should be checked every other oil change for clogging or damage. This system ensures that the vehicle is performing at its peak condition.
Service Interval Schedule:

Vehicle System or Component

Check Monthly

Check Every 3,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid


Battery and Cables


Belts


Brakes and Brake Fluid


Cabin Air Filter


Chassis Lubrication


Check Engine Light On


Coolant (Antifreeze)


Engine Air Filter


Engine Oil and Filter

Exhaust


Fuel Filter


Hoses


Lights


Power Steering Fluid


Shock Absorbers and Struts


Tire Inflation and Condition


Windshield Washer Fluid


Wiper Blades



What Our Customers Are Saying

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Sam helped me with the transmission. I was hesitant if I should replace it as my car had 100,000 miles. He worked with me. Thank you-

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Sam and his team are wonderful! He is honest, fair and will go out of his way to find the best solution to any issue your car may have. Sam is courteous and generous, and I highly recommend Golden Gears. I teach at a school nearby and we ALL take our cars to him. I just picked up my car from his spotless workshop, and Sam found a cosmetic flaw which he fixed on the spot, free of charge. Golden Gears is a treasure.

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I know that the job will be done right, and that it was needed.

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Great service, Sam is very attentive and helpful, the service is very trustworthy.

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Truly impressed by GOLDEN GEARS, both the the level of professionalism of the staff and owner Sam as well as technical know-how. Overall, would (and will) return in a heartbeat. Honest & trustworthy-- two characteristics that are all too hard to find these days. Thank you, V, J and Sam. I'll be back (hopefully not too soon, though!)

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I've been coming to Golden Gears for 10+ years. Sam and the team always do a great job. It's invaluable to have a mechanic you can trust.

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Excellent, trustworthy service for over 20 years!

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Sam is a very skilled mechanic who is good at diagnosing and repairing problems. He is also very trustworthy, and completes repairs promptly.

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I usually choose a garage based on recommendations from friends, but took a chance and went to Golden Gears based on online reviews. The Maryland inspection went well and the price was very reasonable. The owner recommended that the tires be rotated, which I knew needed to be done as I had incorrectly moved the newer tires to the back of the car when I rotated them myself. Based on this experience, I trust this shop and plan to return for maintenance and repairs.

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Fabulous experience. I think I've found a car repairman to go to for the rest of my life. Competent, kind, and fairly priced.

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