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Euro Quattro

2455 Old Middlefield Way

Mountain View, CA 94043

Call Us Today! (650) 964 - 6066

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 8am - 6pm

Saturday: 9am - 12pm Emergency Only

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Typical Factory Required Maintenance Includes:

       Travel, Pressure Regulator, Adjust Hand Brake

  • Check Brake Master Cylinder

  • Check Engine Compression

  • Check and Adjust Drive Belts

  • Check and Adjust Idle Speed

  • Check Power Steering System

  • Replace Spark Plugs

  • Check and Adjust Valve Clearance

  • Fill Washer Reservoir

  • Check Wipers

  • Lubricate Door Hinges

  • Check and Adjust Clutch

  • Inspect Fuel Tank and Lines

  • Clean and Lubricate Sunroof Rails

Maintenance Tips:

Always follow manufacturer's factory recommendations.

 Air Filter Tips

Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly. It's hard to give a specific time or mileage figure because the life of the filter depends on how much crud it ingests. Changing it annually or every 15,000 miles for preventative maintenance may be a good recommendation for the city driver. Regardless of the mileage or time, a filter should be replaced before it reaches the point where it creates a significant restriction to airflow. But when exactly that point is reached is subject to opinion. A slightly dirty filter actually cleans more efficiently than a brand new filter because the debris trapped by the filter element helps screen out smaller particles that try to get through. But eventually every filter reaches the point where it causes enough of a pressure drop to restrict airflow. Fuel economy, performance, and emissions begin to deteriorate and get progressively worse until the dirty filter is replaced. Removing the filter and holding it up to a light will show you how dirty it is. If it's really caked with dirt, it obviously needs to be replaced. Trying to shake or blow the dirt out is a waste of time because too much of it will be embedded in the filter fibers.

 

Drive Belt Tips

Correctly preserving and regular replacement of belts can save money and time over the life of your vehicle. Drive belts control important functions in your vehicle. To prevent some of the most typical causes of breakdown, make certain your belts are checked at regular periods. It is recommended to have them checked every 3,000 miles or with every oil change. Throughout a belt assessment our professionals examine each belt for: glazing, breaking, peeling, softening, correct tensioning, and appropriate drive pulley alignment. Ask our mechanics about belts if you observe any loss of power, squealing or grinding sounds, if you feel vibrations, 'slips' or 'catching'.

 

Cooling System Tips

Have your antifreeze fluid changed and cooling System flushed every 30,000 miles or 2 years. Newer formulas, however, may last up to 50,000 miles. To check coolant level, turn the car off and wait for the engine to cool. Locate the coolant reservoir (usually a translucent plastic tank) and eyeball the level of the coolant against the full and low indicators. Just like human beings, the car needs to dissipate heat in order to avoid overheating and exhaustion. During combustion, the engine produces large amount of heat - about 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This is too much for the engine to bear so a cooling system is needed to keep it at a normal temperature. Cars usually overheat due to a damaged part in the cooling system, especially the radiator, the heart of the cooling system. It is therefore necessary that all its auto parts must be in proper working condition to ensure that the whole system works efficiently.

 

Oil Change Tips

It is recommended that you get an oil change on your vehicle every 3,500 miles for regular oil and every 5,000 miles for synthetic oil. Checking and changing the oil is essential to keep today's engines working properly and efficiently. Check the oil level with the engine and the car parked on a flat surface. Open the hood, remove the dipstick, wipe off with a cloth towel or paper, then back into the oil tank. Pull it again and see if the level is within the acceptable range marked on the dipstick. If you add the oil yourself, do not overfill. Overfilling can damage the engine. For maximum protection, most oil companies say to change the oil every 3,000 miles or three to six months regardless of what type of driving you do. 

 

Oil Filter Tips

The "standard" quart-sized filter that was once common on most engines has been replaced by a pint-sized (or smaller) filter. The little filters should be adequate for a 3,000 mile oil change intervals -- but may run out of capacity long before a second oil change at 6,000 or 15,000 miles. Replacing the oil filter every time the oil is changed, therefore, is highly recommended.

 

Tire Rotation Tips

Tire rotation is the the practice of moving automobile wheels and tires from one position on the car to another to ensure even tire wear. Tire wear becomes uneven for any number of reasons. Even tire wear is necessary to maintain consistent performance in the vehicle and to extend the overall life of a set of tires. Automobile manufacturers recommend tire rotation frequency and pattern. Depending on the vehicle, tire rotation may be recommended every 8,000 miles. The rotation pattern is typically moving the back wheels to the front, and the front to the back, but crossing them when moving to the back. If the tires are unidirectional, the rotation can only be rotated front to back on the same side of the vehicle to preserve the rotational direction of the tires. Most unidirectional tires can be moved from side to side if they are remounted.

 

Wheel Alignment Tips

Have your wheel alignment checked every other tire rotation and always when installing new tires. Wheel alignment sometimes referred to as tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic. Motorsport and off-road applications may call for angles to be adjusted well beyond "normal" for a variety of reasons.

 

Transmission Fluid Tips

For optimum protection, change the transmission fluid and filter every 30,000 miles (unless you have a new vehicle that is filled with Dexron III ATF, which is supposed to be good for 100,000 miles).