150000 Mile Service

Advanced Auto Care is the leading 150,000 mile service shop in Hanover, MD, Columbia, MD, and Severn, MD. We are proud to ensure that your car performs at the highest level of performance. Our top priority is for you and your family to be free. Due to the conditions in the Hanover, MD area, it is necessary to perform Preventative Maintenance at the level recommended. Vehicle Manufacturers allow some safety checks and preventive maintenance at the 150,000 Mile Service Interval. Our qualified mechanics are focused solely on the performance of the services and repairs needed by your car, the safety of you and your family, keeping your car running at its maximum performance, and ensuring your factory warranty remains intact. We will carry you to the highest quality of service and keep your car safely at a fraction of what a dealer would ask for. Our 150,000 Mile Service Interval involves the following: We carry out a Quality Control Road Check before every 150,000 mile service to ensure your vehicle is handling and performing at its optimum standard. If our mechanics hear or sense something out of the ordinary, they will examine your vehicle once it is on the lift. If our mechanics don’t figure out what they heard or felt during the 150,000 Service Interval Inspection list, we’ll let you know what we witnessed during the Road Test and see if you’d like further testing. The following facilities and assessments consist of our 15,000 mile Service Interval:

Drive Shaft Boots

We make sure your vehicle boots are well sealed, have no damage or tears and are not rotted out. It guarantees that the drive shafts remain well lubricated and can avoid a costly fix by removing the Drive Shaft.

Steering Linkage and Boots

Test the Steering Linkage and Boots. Excessive directional play can be risky. In an emergency situation it can hinder the speed of your reaction and cause problems like excessive tire wear.

Replace Engine Oil and Filter

Because of the Hanover environment, MD region Car manufacturers find that we are in harsh driving conditions. They need more regular adjustments in Oil and Filter. Changing the engine oil of your car regularly according to the instructions of the manufacturer is an integral part of servicing the car properly and keeping the warranty intact. The oil keeps the engine’s internal components lubricated, and the filter removes any debris that would prevent damage. It is an important daily maintenance component to ensure your vehicle’s efficiency and durability.

Reset Maintenance Reminder

Vehicle is fitted with a Maintenance Reminder System and we must reset it to ensure that you are properly informed for the next Service Interval during your service.

Engine Coolant

The engine coolant for your vehicle is one of the critical fluids that are crucial to keeping the engine running. Most vehicles need a replacement for the Engine Coolant after 30 000 miles. Vehicle manufacturers regard Hanover, MD, as a rugged driving environment. Manufacturers switch to longer- Coolant System. While they are beginning to install Extended Life Coolant, it is still extremely necessary to test the Engine Coolant condition and level periodically.

Chassis Bolts and Nuts

They extensively checked the chassis and suspension for excessive wear and loose parts during the 30,000 Mile Maintenance Interval. Many cars are driven on average 15,000 miles a year and this is a significant safety test that is carried out once a year. Preventative maintenance saves you money, because future issues are found early and minimizes repairs.

Brake Linkage / Drums / Pads / Disc

For the safety of you and your family it is incredibly important to keep your vehicle running at its best efficiency. A Braking System that works properly is extremely necessary. Your Braking System requires more frequent inspections of the harsh weather conditions in the Hanover, MD area. Routine and detailed braking system checks can ensure you can safely stop your vehicle at any time. Brake failures can also cost a great deal of money to repair. A brake pad that gets too small and can’t make it to the next service interval if it’s not caught will wear it into your rotor and become a very expensive repair.

Tire Maintenance, Rotation, and Inflation

The Hanover, MD area roads are not always in the highest shape at times. Proper inflation of the tires is key to optimum handling and safety. Our Mechanics must check your tires during each service period to ensure that the optimum output and durability of your tires are positioned properly. Tire rotations are carried out regularly in such a way that all four tires are worn equally. When you don’t rotate your tires they can wear unevenly more often and need replacement. Proper tire inflation is important for good wear and performance. Properly inflated tires also make fuel mileage higher.

Cabin Air Filter and Air Filter Generator

Air Filters may also be washed. They need to be regularly replaced, too. The Engine Air filter keeps contaminants out of the engine and ensures air intake into the engine is correct. Based on where you live in the Hanover area, your Air Filter MD area will need to be changed more often. When your Air Filter engine is blocked, the engine output and fuel consumption will be drastically reduced. Often critical to maintain are cabin Air Filters. In the passenger cabin this filters the fuel. It’s important to keep the cabin air filter clean to ensure you and your family breathe clean air. Failure to keep this clean and free of debris can also impose tension on vehicle ventilation. This can cause the vehicle’s blower motor and ventilation system to have a foul smell and excessive stress.

Ball Joints and Dust Covers

Joints excessive play can cause excessive tire wear, poor performance, and handling. If not detected early enough it will result in failure, cause further damage to the suspension and leave you stranded on the roadside. Ensuring that the suspension doesn’t cause unnecessary play will save the expense of a very costly fix and avoid a breakdown.

Transmission Fluid

The Transmission Fluid will need to be replaced at this Maintenance Interval depending on the year, make and model of your car. Vehicle manufacturers install longer life transmission fluids, so certain devices are sealed and no longer have a dipstick to test the depth of the fluid. We thoroughly test every 30,000 miles for Transmission Fluid Leaks, Fluid Condition, and Transmission Fluid Level. If a leak occurs and the level is small the fluid may start burning which can cause failure of the internal bearing. Also, extended life transmission fluid can become discolored over time and lose some of its defensive properties, and should be replaced. Periodic inspection of the level and condition of the Transmission Fluid is essential for the maintenance of your engine. Unless the transmission fluid is treated properly, it may become discolored and can result in significant internal transmission failure. A repair or replacement of the transmission will cost several thousand dollars and the vehicle will be out of operation for an extended time. Proper Transmission Fluid Preventative Maintenance will save you time and the high cost of a big Transmission Repair.

Fuel Lines, Connections and Vapor Recovery System

The fuel you’re using in your vehicle is what gives it power. The Fuel System must be regularly checked for your health. A fuel leak can be an expensive fix but also a risky one. Raw fuel and its vapors will cause a fire before being burned in the engine. We need to ensure proper sealing and upkeep of fuel connections and lines. Periodic checks can help detect possible problems and locate issues sooner, which will save the expense of a significant fix if it is detected early. Exhaust Pipes which Mountings – Leaks in the Exhaust System can not only be noisy but also harmful. The exhaust system of cars contains harmful gases that must be properly removed from the passenger compartment. Leaks and limitations can also cause performance issues in the Vehicle’s Exhaust System. An exhaust system that doesn’t work as planned will drastically reduce your engine power and limit your fuel economy. Periodic checks of filters, seals, gaskets, catalytic converters and pipes will ensure your protection and keep your vehicle running as planned.

Spark Plugs

Spark Plugs provide a spark that ignites the engine fuel. They need to be replaced frequently. A failed Spark Plug could cause an engine misfire. Misfires in the engine that cause non-burning of raw fuel in the cylinder and expelled through the Exhaust System. Continuous raw fuel being expelled through the Exhaust System will damage the Catalytic Converter. Replacing your Sparks Plugs regularly not only increases your fuel mileage and efficiency, it can also save time and cost of a multi-thousand-dollar fix.

Four Wheel Drive & All Wheel Drive Systems

If your vehicle is fitted with a Four Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive, you can need to regularly change the Transfer Case Fluid, Front Differential Fluid, and Rear Differential Fluid. The bearings are lubricated with Gear Oil in Transfer Case, Front Differential, and Rear Differential. Gear Oil will begin to break down with Time, Usage and Wear of those systems. Periodic seal and gear oil level checks should avoid costly fixes and lengthy downtime. There are a lot of bearings and plate-on-plate motions, much like the vehicle’s transmission. Keeping the Transfer Case Fluid, Front Differential Fluid, and Rear Differential Fluid clean and at their proper level is important for the dependability and durability of your Drivetrain.

Power Steering Fluid

Many of today’s road vehicles have hydraulic power steering systems. Power Steering System fluid can break down over time, too. Condensation and moisture in the Power Steering Fluid can cause seal failure and the Power Steering Rack can suffer internal damage. Periodic Power Steering Fluid level and condition inspections will save the cost of expensive repairs. The Power Steering Rack will overheat and cause internal damage if the Power Steering Fluid gets low due to a leak. A Power Steering Rack will cost several thousand dollars to repair the vehicle for several days and bring it out of operation.

Brake Lines and Fluid

Proper maintenance of your vehicle’s Brake Fluid level is necessary for your and your family’s health. When you place your foot on your vehicle’s Brake Pedal a well sealed and maintained Brake System will put pressure on the Brake Calipers and bring the Brake Pad into contact with the Brake Rotor and stop the vehicle well. Over time, your Brake Fluid can need to be topped off because your Brake Pads wear out. Periodic Brake Fluid, Brake Pads, and Connections checks must ensure that the Brake System will not lose pressure and fail. If the Brake Fluid of a vehicle is too low and there is not enough pressure in the Brake Failure system it can occur. Moisture can also build up in the Brake Fluid over time, and should be drained regularly. Moisture in the Brake Fluid can damage the seals and eventually cause leakage. Periodic inspection of your Brake System is necessary for the safety of others and your health. Moisture can also build up in the Brake Fluid over time, and should be replaced regularly. Moisture in the brake fluid can cause seal damage and eventually lead to leakage. Periodic testing of the Brake System is essential to the health and protection of others.

Areas Served : Hanover, MD, Columbia, MD, Severn, MD and surrounding areas