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TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT

We Recycle all our oil and filters

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We accept all oil and filters for recycling. 

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Services At XPress Auto Care


 

NOTE: Inspections and minor repairs offered in Oswego and Cortland Stores (Clinton Avenue) only.

Maintenance Checks:
  • Full Service Engine Oil Change - It is recommended that most vehicles driven under normal conditions has its oil and filter changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles for maximum protection of your vehicle. If the oil is not changed within recommended intervals, over time the heat generated breaks down the motor oil's ability to cool the engine and can eventually cause serious and costly damage to bearings, seals and rings. Changing oil and filters regularly will help prolong engine life and keep contaminants out.

    To further explain the Oil Change interval. Most of us operate our vehicle under what the manufacture calls severe service conditions. Which means we need to service our vehicle sooner than the standard interval that is talked about. This information can be verified in your owners manual as well as other automotive related publications.
     
  • PCV Valve - The Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve is an emissions control device that routes unburned crankcase blowby gases back into the intake manifold where they can be reburned. Besides totally eliminating crankcase emissions as a source of air pollution, the constant recirculation of air through the crankcase helps remove moisture which otherwise would cause sludge to form. Thus the PCV valve extends the life of the oil and engine. The PCV valve requires little maintenance. The valve and filter should be replaced  around 30,000 miles (see the vehicle owners manual for service intervals).
     
  • Air Filter Service - The function of the air filter is to clean large quantities of air before the air passes into the carburetor or fuel injection system, directly below the air cleaner. Even the smallest amount of dust or dirt can work its way into the engine, where over time it will cause damage. By changing an air filter the life of the engine will be extended, saving you money while keeping gas mileage and horsepower at their best levels.
     
  • Wiper Blades - Many fast lube centers offer checking and replacement of windshield wiper blades. The best way to check the operation of windshield wiper blades is to do a visual check in operation. How well do they remove water? Do the blades wipe cleanly and without any chatter? The service person will also visually check the wiper blades for any tears or cracks, and check whether they are hard or brittle. If a wiper blade needs to be replaced, the customer will be notified and asked if he or she would like the wiper blade replaced.

  • Tire Pressure - Properly inflated tires roll with the least amount of friction on the road. Under-inflated tires make the engine work harder, use more gas, wear out the two outer edges of the tire, and cause greater frictional contact with the road. Drivers can add about 5% to their gasoline mileage by keeping tires properly inflated, compared to mileage on tires that are under-inflated. That's like getting an extra mile free from every gallon of gasoline.

  • Battery Check - A simple in-service battery load test can be a very valuable service to perform under load by evaluating the battery's charge state and internal physical condition. Many battery failures are caused by heat and overcharging - conditions that are usually impossible to detect from inspecting the outside of the battery.
     
  • Visual Brake Fluid Check - Most reservoirs are translucent and you can see the fluid level without removing the cap. There will be a "full" line on the reservoir, the brake fluid should be at this line. We don not  open  or add to reservoir. If the fluid is low that means you may have a brake problem. That means you should have the brakes checked.
     
  • Windshield Washer Fluid - It is important to keep your windshield wiper fluid levels high to maintain good visibility while driving.
Preventative Maintenance Services:

             All service intervals are based on Manufacture recommendations.

  • Automatic Transmission Service - The automatic transmission fluid contains an additive package.  The additive package is vital to the transmission. It cools the transmission to not cause warping. It cleans the transmission to prevent acid, sludge and rust build up. It also lubricates the transmission. If it is not changed at the Manufactures Recommended interval the additive package will no longer lubricate, clean and cool the transmission. Leading to premature failure. 

 

  • Rear & Front Differential  Service - We  evacuate and or drain old fluid out and replace with new gear oil. This service is key in protecting the gears in the differential case. Over time the gear oil breaks down and doesn't provide the protection to the moving parts. If doing towing or plowing the service intervals change.  Refer to owners  manual  for  specifics.
     
  • Transfer Case Fluid Service - Four-wheel drive vehicles have a transfer case that should be checked. The transfer case transfers power to the front differential when  4 wheel drive is engaged.
     
  • Cooling System Service - The main purpose of coolant is to cool the motor. Coolant contains an additive package that contains rust inhibitors, anti foaming agents and lubricants. The rust inhibitors protect the water pump, Heater Core, and other metal parts from rusting. Coolant is half water and half fluid. With water in the fluid, the anti-foam agents were added to prevent foaming. And the lubricants are added to lubricate seals to prevent drying out which causes cracking and leaking in the water pump, thermostat housing, etc. If the fluid is not changed at the Manufactures Recommended interval, the additive package cannot be replaced and the cooling system cannot be protected.
     
  • Fuel Filter Service - Fuel filters protect some of the very delicate parts of your engine. Carburetors and fuel injection systems can be clogged up by the tiniest of particles, so a properly functioning fuel filter is very important. Doing scheduled maintenance will ensure proper performance.
     
  • Fuel Injector Service - Today, almost every car uses fuel injection. Fuel injection cleaning is now a necessary maintenance service required on today’s cars and trucks. After this service your car can achieve optimum gas mileage, there’s a reduction of toxic emissions, your car should give you better response and performance and your engine may even last longer. Service every 30,000 to 36,000 miles to help extend the life of your vehicle.
     
  • Power Steering Fluid Flush - Flushing the power steering fluid and recharging it with new fluid is the best assurance you can have for extended optimum power steering performance by allowing the fluid to run through the system effortlessly, providing the driver responsive and safe control.
 

 

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