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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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


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What People Say About Us

Tampa
  • Awesome place - fast, easy and great job. Great workers and owner was so much help. Go see Victor. He's the best in town and I would not go anywhere else.

  • I came in to Lulu's to have my ac diagnosed. The price was very reasonable and the ac was fixed right away. I'm no longer sweating anymore.

Tampa
  • reviewiconProfessional and Timely
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    If you are looking for a place that will be honest, professional and timely?! This is the place. I'm glad I stopped here to get my vehicle serviced.

  • reviewiconProfessional and Timely
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    To keep it short and simple, LuLu's auto shop is the BEST in town. They were realistic and straight to the point in regards to my A/C repair. They told me exactly what I needed and exactly what they were going to do to resolve my issue, no unnecessary things in between. The timelyness was much appreciated as well as the owner Victor and his employees were extremely helpful and friendly during the entire process. This is undoubtedly going to be my new one stop shop as far as when it comes to my vehicles. 11/10 would recommend!

Tampa
  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    Very Helpful. Great Prices & Customer Service. Very knowledgeable about cars. Fast & Trustworthy. Greatly Recommend. Ask 4 Victor. Will be my new car repair shop 4 Sure

  • reviewiconTrustworthy Mechanic
    Car & Truck Care, near Tampa, FL

    WOW! I am super impressed with both the owner Victor and the mechanic Edwin. I called super worried about my car and the list of repairs the dealership told me I needed to do. From the moment I called Victor put me at ease told me the shop would take a look at my car at no charge. Super nice guys and I trusted their opinion about what my car needed. Sometimes it can be hard to trust shops and get taken advantage of. You do not have to worry about that with LULU'S GARAGE. Thank you so much for making this first experience a wonderful one.

Call us for service: (813) 705-8587

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