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    Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 6:00PM
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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 Our Customers Are Saying

Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was so wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.


-Lauren S.

Everyone working there was great, and the service was a very reasonable price!


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The best friend my car ever had.


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Great local repair facility.


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Highly recommend this garage; knowledgeable staff that gave me a quote over the phone and didn't charge me a penny more. The other local shop I called wanted to charge me extra labor on top of a more expensive price to start. Another customer was talking about being overcharged elsewhere nearby as well. Don't throw away your money, go to the honest mechanics over at Dahlgren Garage.


-Shane B.

Very knowledgeable and friendly.


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Garage delivers good quality work.


-D. G.

Highly recommend this garage. Great service.


-Chris L.

Good Guys; Good Work.


-Chuck Z.

I've been going there for 25 years. They get things done fast and right. I had a few things done at other places but had to have Dahlgren Garage redo it to get it right.


-Craig P.

Incredible service, very friendly. Will not hesitate to bring my truck back to them. I just moved here, and I've found who will be taking care of all my auto needs. Thanks.


-Travis S.

If you want it done right the first time.


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Great, fast, friendly service. We have 3 cars, and we bring them all here for service. Would recommend this service station to every one. Been going here for years.


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Great service and personality from everyone I seen here.


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Excellent work done while I was at work.


-Paul L.

Exceptional service at a fair price. Chuck and his team are always friendly and treat their customers with respect. I trust the team at Dahlgren Garage to help maintain all of my vehicles and can count on them to provide sound recommendations and advice. You can count on Dahlgren Garage to always treat you fairly.


-Jim R.

Myself, my husband and my two sons have used Dahlgren Garage for years. Very good people and good service. Fair prices, and they explain what you need to do and what you can wait on.


-Jennifer H.

We have a 2001 Camaro, and I count on their expert advice to make necessary repairs without fixing nice to have but unnecessary repairs. All repairs have been done right the first time at a fair and reasonable price.


-Scott S.

They got me out of a bind when my brakes went while I was traveling through the area. They even stayed late to make sure that I could get back on the road that day. Highly recommend.


-Kevin C.

Great service (again). Thanks for taking care of my car. You guys always get it right. Chuck is awesome!


-Robert T.

Fantasticly kind, knowledgeable and trustworthy staff! The service was wonderful as well. I will only come to Dahlgren Garage from now on.


-Lauren E.

I have used Dahlgren Garage for years now. I am continually impressed by their professionalism and the level of service they provide. Chuck's team is great.


-Andy C.

I am so happy that my car passed inspection! I couldn't be more thankful. I will absolutely recommend anybody who has any trouble with their car to Dalgren Garage. Everybody who works there is so kind and caring. Thank you all so very much!


-Ashley E.

Old fashioned, excellent customer service is not dead with Chuck's team at Dahlgren Garage. Thanks again.


-Robert P.

Excellent facility, prompt service, technicians very knowledgeable. I was very impressed, will do business with again! Thank You!


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Your professional demeanor, attention to detail, and exceptional service will keep me coming back to Dahlgren Garage, but more importantly, it will be why I will call you FIRST with all my car requests.


-Michele E.

Dahlgren Garage is not only professional, but they treat their customers like family. First and foremost, they are an honest enterprise--increasingly rare in the auto repair industry. Dahlgren Garage will work with you to save you as much money as they can while still getting you on your way with service you can count on!


-Kevin W.

These guys are great. I bring all three of my vehicles to Dahlgren Garage.


-Daniel C.

They were very helpful and explained everything very well! I will be giving them my business again!


-Annette R.

Service was easy and fast. I dropped my van off in the morning, and it was ready to go by the time I got off work. Very friendly environment. Will return there for future maintenance!


-M. F. D.

Great guys. Amazingly fast and always perfect when they are done.


-Craig P.

Very happy with the quality service that Chuck and his staff have provided for our family for many years!


-Audrey B.

We have been taking our cars here for years; always been pleased!


-Melinda O.
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