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Stay Ahead of the Curve with Regular Car Maintenance!

The Importance Or Car Maintenance

As a responsible car owner, you want your vehicle to run smoothly, efficiently and safely. To ensure this, it’s essential to have a regular car maintenance checklist in place. Regular maintenance can help you avoid costly repairs, improve fuel efficiency, and extend the life of your vehicle. In this article, we will provide you with a comprehensive car maintenance checklist to help keep your vehicle in top shape.

Engine Oil And Filter

The engine oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle and it is important to regularly check the oil level and change the oil filter. The recommended frequency for oil changes varies by manufacturer, but most cars require an oil change every 5,000 miles to 7,500 miles. A good practice is to check the oil level every other time you fuel up and to change the oil and filter every 7,500 miles or six months, whichever comes first.

Tire Pressure And Tread Depth

Tires play a critical role in the performance and safety of your vehicle. Regular tire checks ensure that your tires are properly inflated, which can help improve fuel efficiency and extend the life of your tires. You should also check the tread depth, as tires with worn out treads can be a safety hazard, especially in wet weather conditions. The recommended tire pressure can be found in your vehicle’s owner manual, or on a placard located on the driver’s side doorjamb.


Your vehicle’s braking system is an important safety feature that should be inspected regularly. This includes checking the brake pads, rotors, and calipers for wear, as well as inspecting the brake fluid level. If your brake pads are worn down, you will hear a high-pitched squeal when you apply the brakes. If you notice any signs of wear or fluid leaks, have your brakes checked immediately.


The battery is an essential component of your vehicle, and regular checks can help prevent costly breakdowns. Check the battery terminals for corrosion and clean them if necessary. Make sure the battery is securely fastened and inspect the battery case for cracks or leaks. Have your battery tested every two years to ensure it is functioning properly.


Regularly checking your vehicle’s lights is important for safety, as well as to ensure that you are in compliance with state and local laws. This includes checking the headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals. If any lights are burned out, replace them immediately.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We are happy to accept most major credit cards, debit cards, cash and we offer 90 day same as cash financing. We don’t accept Discover.

Can you come to my location?

Queen’s Auto Services only performs on-site services as per our insurance policy. We also have all the tools and special equipment we need to fix your car right here on the premises. If your car breaks down, we are happy to help you set up a tow and even help you get a Lyft or Uber ride to get you home or to work.

Can you tow my vehicle?

When your vehicle breaks down and you need to get it to us we can help you find a tow. We work with several towing companies.

What vehicles do you work on?

Almost all makes and models of cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, and fleet vehicles are serviced. We do not service automobiles with carburetors or huge RVs/motorhomes.

Can I wait for the service?

Most car repairs can be done while you wait. We have a comfortable waiting room. Typically we suggest that you drop off your car instead of waiting at our location so that we have enough time to give your car the care it deserves.

Do you warranty your work?

We certainly do. The value you get from our 2 year, or 24,000 mile (whichever comes first) parts & labor warranty is the peace of mind of knowing that if a part OR repair unexpectedly fails, our auto service team will stand behind our commitment to fix the issue with integrity. Should something go wrong you’re covered for any replacement parts, the labor time needed to identify the issue and we perform the repair all FREE OF CHARGE. Plus, you have the benefit of a superior auto service team handling it all for you. We also include a nationwide 2 year, or 24,000 mile (whichever comes first) parts & labor warranty with all of our repairs through the Technet network with more than 15,000 repair shops across North America.

Affordable prices for professional services

Whether you’re in for a routine oil change or a (hopefully) not-so-routine brake repair, we’ll treat your baby like our baby, and we’ll treat you like family.

In Whatever We Do, We Strive To Provide Top Quality Automotive Services.

We know that having your car, truck, or van fixed can be a big hassle, so we do everything we can to give you an accurate diagnosis, a fair price quote, and a quick turn-around time. If you’re not happy with your vehicle, we want you to bring it back to us.

Belts And Hoses

Belts and hoses play an important role in the proper functioning of your vehicle. Check all belts and hoses for cracks, fraying, or looseness. If any belts or hoses are worn, replace them before they break and cause serious engine damage.

Windshield Wipers

Windshield wipers are essential for clear visibility, especially in inclement weather. Check the blades for wear and replace them if they are torn or have streaks. Make sure the wiper arms are properly positioned and lubricated to ensure proper operation.

Engine Air Filter

The engine air filter helps remove dirt, dust, and debris from the air entering the engine. A dirty air filter can decrease fuel efficiency, reduce horsepower, and increase emissions. Check the air filter every 10,000 miles and replace it if it is dirty.

Engine Coolant

The engine air filter helps remove dirt, dust, and debris from the air entering the engine. A dirty air filter can decrease fuel efficiency, reduce horsepower, and increase emissions. Check the air filter every 10,000 miles and replace it if it is dirty.


The suspension system is responsible for providing a smooth and stable ride. Regularly inspect the shock absorbers, struts, and other components for leaks and wear, and have them replaced if necessary.

Regular car maintenance is essential to keep your vehicle running smoothly and to avoid costly repairs down the road. By following this comprehensive car maintenance checklist, you can be confident that your car will be in top condition for many miles to come. Of course, if you’re ever unsure about what needs to be done, don’t hesitate to consult Queens Auto Services. At the end of the day, regular maintenance is an investment in the longevity and performance of your car.

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Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • Oil change and oil filter replacement
  • Tire rotation and balance
  • Brake pad replacement
  • Engine air filter replacement
  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Engine coolant replacement
  • Wheel alignment
  • Engine tune-up
  • Suspension and steering inspection
  • Exhaust system repair
  • Fuel system cleaning
  • Electrical system diagnosis and repair
  • Climate control system maintenance
  • Wipers and lighting system repair
  • Preventive maintenance inspections

Engine Services

  • Engine oil leak repair
  • Engine noise diagnosis and repair
  • Engine misfire diagnosis and repair
  • Engine replacement
  • Engine timing belt replacement
  • Engine coolant leak repair
  • Engine head gasket replacement
  • Engine valve repair or replacement
  • Engine cylinder head repair or replacement
  • Engine oil pressure problem diagnosis and repair
  • Engine oil cooler repair or replacement
  • Engine intake and exhaust manifold repair or replacement

Auto Electrical Services

  • Alternator replacement
  • Battery replacement
  • Electrical system diagnosis and repair
  • Starter motor replacement
  • Engine control module (ECM) repair or replacement
  • Ignition switch replacement
  • Power steering control module repair or replacement
  • Power window repair or replacement
  • Headlight and taillight replacement
  • Wiring repair or replacement
  • Electronic brake control module (EBCM) repair or replacement
  • Climate control system repair or replacement


  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Transmission filter replacement
  • Transmission flush
  • Transmission repair or replacement
  • Transmission slipping diagnosis and repair
  • Transmission shift solenoid replacement
  • Transmission valve body repair or replacement
  • Transmission control module (TCM) repair or replacement
  • Transmission cooling system repair or replacement
  • Transmission clutch repair or replacement
  • Transmission mount replacement
  • Transmission rebuild

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades