Factory Recommended Car Maintenance with AAMCO Colorado
We know your car or truck like your dealer, but can service it for less!
If you’re like many drivers, you may follow the factory recommended car maintenance schedule while your car or truck is under warranty but once your warranty expires it’s easy to let proper maintenance slip – just when it’s most critical!
Automotive manufacturers know that a well-maintained car, truck or SUV increases owner satisfaction because the vehicle is more dependable and will last longer. That’s why the manufacturer (“factory”) creates detailed auto maintenance schedules outlining specific operations to be performed on various components and systems. This is done at different mileage intervals to ensure proper operation and prevent premature wear.
Your vehicle’s manufacturer also indicates which services are required to maintain the factory warranty and extended warranty. The experts at Colorado AAMCO Transmission & Total Car Care know your car like your dealer and can provide the recommended car maintenance services you need and we guarantee our services with the Best Nationwide Warranty. Learn more now. We’re here to help you keep in warranty or keep track of your maintenance needs long after your car is out of warranty.
Schedule an Appointment for a FREE Diagnostic Test or Contact a Colorado AAMCO location near you so we can keep your car on track with factory recommended car maintenance while saving you money too.
Services available at AAMCO Colorado
Air Filtration Replacement Service
Clean air is better. A clean air filter helps your car, truck or SUV perform better.
A typical Air Filtration Replacement Service at AAMCO includes:
- Replacing the air filter, to improve gas mileage, engine performance, and acceleration.
- Replacing the breather element, if needed, to help keep contaminants out of the engine oil.
- Replacing the PCV Valve, if needed, to reduce fumes, air pollution and wear on engine parts.
AAMCO centers are the experts in the care and maintenance of your car, truck or SUV’s transmission. AAMCO centers offer the following transmission fluid services — click on any for more information.
- Power Purge® Plus Transmission Flush & Filter Change
- Safeguard Fluid & Filter Change
Battery Maintenance Services
A well-maintained battery gives you peace of mind, whether you’re out on the road or the weather turns cold. Does your battery keep running down? Does it start slowly? Or does the temperature impact how well your car starts? It takes an expert to diagnose the starting and charging systems in your vehicle. Take your car, truck or SUV to AAMCO for a starting and charging system diagnosis and our free 36-point ProtectCheck®.
An AAMCO technician will inspect the battery connections, the hardware, the condition of the case, the electrolyte level (where applicable), and the battery load (its ability to perform its function). The technician inspects the alternator belts, brackets and connections, and tests voltage and current. Finally, the starter is inspected for proper connections and mounting, and is tested to see how much electrical power is required to turn over the engine when the engine is cranked.
Based on this expert diagnosis, your AAMCO center will recommend the service that’s right for you and replace only the needed components.
Unlike other components in your car or truck, the battery does not give warning signs when it is near failure. A battery aged three or more years is a good candidate for replacement. Please refer to your owners manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle – or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule.
Brake System Fluid Service
Many experts recommend replacing the fluid as a preventive maintenance service every two years or 24,000 miles. That’s because brake fluids absorb moisture over time, which could mean your brakes perform less well when you need them the most-during hard braking.
The brake fluid level should be checked periodically, preferably with every oil change. Check your owners manual to determine the recommended interval for changing the brake fluid, or bring your vehicle to AAMCO to have a complete brake inspection. You’ll also get the AAMCO 36-Step ProtectCheck® Inspection to ensure all of the major systems in your vehicle are in good working order.
Cabin Air Filter Service
You can breathe cleaner air in your car, truck or SUV by regularly changing the cabin air filter. In a compact area like a vehicle interior, there can be high concentrations of dust, pollen and bacteria, which can affect the health of the driver and/or passengers by aggravating allergies.
Fortunately, a large number of vehicles now have a cabin air filter to clean incoming air. Cabin air filters are electro-statically charged, and work like a magnet to collect pollutants as they try to enter and move through your car.
Please refer to your owners manual for factory recommended maintenance intervals for your specific vehicle – or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule. It should be noted however, that cabin air filter replacement is not always noted in the owner’s manual, so the AAMCO rule of thumb is replacement about every 15,000 miles.
Cooling System Service
Did you know that the cooling system and its overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission?
Coolant (also termed anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant’s effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties-even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.
Coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant fluid once a year, and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your car’s owner manual, or come to AAMCO where we can give you information on the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle – or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule.
AAMCO’s rule of thumb is to change the fluid every 24 months (at minimum), or if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Your vehicle overheats
- Your coolant or temperature light comes on
- Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
- Your heater does not work
Fuel Filter Replacement Service
Your fuel filter helps prevent water, dirt particles and other contaminants from getting into your vehicle’s fuel system-where they can clog up your fuel injection system or carburetor. The fuel filter itself can get clogged or contaminated over time, making your car, truck or SUV perform at less than its best.
The fuel filter should be replaced according to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications, or we recommend about every year or two if you drive under more severe driving conditions-for example, if your car is constantly subjected to the stresses of stop-and-go driving.
An AAMCO Fuel Filter Replacement Service includes disconnecting and removing the old filter, installing a new filter, and checking the fuel filter and fittings for leaks.
Fuel System Cleaning Service
Restore maximum power and performance to your vehicle’s engine with an AAMCO Fuel System Cleaning Service. Almost every car, truck or SUV today uses fuel injection, and fuel injection maintenance is now routinely recommended to keep you car performing at its best.
An AAMCO Fuel System Service may help to alleviate the following symptoms:
- Trouble starting
- Poor gas mileage and performance
- Hesitating or knocking
- Rough idle
Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change
Most technicians agree that changing the engine oil and filter on a regular basis is the single most important maintenance service for your car, truck or SUV. Refer to your car’s owners manual for the factory’s recommendation on oil changes – or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule. If you are often in stop-and-go traffic, city driving, or go on frequent short trips, you may want to change your oil more often.
An AAMCO Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change includes:
- Up to 5 quarts of engine oil
- New oil filter
- Lubrication of all grease fittings on your vehicle, as applicable
- Plus AAMCO’s 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection, to ensure all major systems in your vehicle is in good working order.
Light Bulb Replacement Service
Working lights and light bulbs are critical to your safety on the road. Your headlights need to work properly for oncoming traffic to see you, and for you to see them. Your taillights need to work so drivers following you know when you are stopping or turning.
Visit AAMCO for Light Bulb Replacement Service if any of the following bulbs are burned out:
- Parking lights
- Reverse lights
- Fog lights
To make sure your lights are functioning properly and that all major systems in your car, truck or SUV are in good working order, visit AAMCO annually for a 36-point ProtectCheck® Inspection.
Serpentine Belt Replacement Service
Serpentine belts are critical to the operation of a number of your vehicle’s components, from the water pump to the power steering pump to the alternator to the air conditioning.
That’s why it’s important to have the serpentine belt inspected regularly-it is a part of AAMCO’s 36-point ProtectCheck® Inspection. A worn serpentine belt is not always obvious, so it’s important to have it changed according to your vehicle manufacturer’s specifications. Timely replacement could mean the difference between trouble-free operation, and just plain old trouble.
Tire Rotation Service
Our AAMCO Tire Rotation Service will help keep you safe and extend the life of the tires on your vehicle. Tire rotation helps ensure that all of tires wear evenly. Most manufacturers recommend rotation of tires frequently, generally every 6,000 to 12,000 miles, or when tire tread wear appears uneven.
While performing the service, AAMCO certified technicians will also check the tire pressure and inspect the tires for any damage or unusual wear. They’ll also perform a 36-point ProtectCheck® Inspection to ensure all major systems in your car, truck or SUV are in good working condition.
Wiper Blade Replacement Service
Worn blades are easy to overlook, but can pose a serious safety hazard while you are driving. A rule of thumb is to change your wiper blades every six months or so, especially if you live in an area with extreme temperature changes.
With AAMCO’s Wiper Blade Replacement Service, we will remove your vehicle’s old blades and install quality new blades. We’ll also check for any damage to the windshield wiper arm assembly.
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