Best Auto Repair, Fitchburg

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  • Absolute Auto Repair Center - Fitchburg
    48 Summer St
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    978-342-3100 Facebook Google My Business

  • Absolute Auto Repair Center -Shirley
    38 Ayer Rd
    Shirley, MA 01464
    978-425-5540 Facebook Google My Business

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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

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Battery and Cables


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Belts


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Brakes and Brake Fluid

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Cabin Air Filter



Chassis Lubrication


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Check Engine Light On

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Coolant (Antifreeze)

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Engine Air Filter


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Engine Oil and Filter

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Exhaust


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Fuel Filter


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Hoses


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Lights

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Power Steering Fluid


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Shock Absorbers and Struts


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Tire Inflation and Condition

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Windshield Washer Fluid

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Wiper Blades


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What People Say About Us

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    , 07/22/2021

    These folks are great! Whether for scheduled maintenance or when I'm in a jam, they've always come through with great service and reasonable prices.

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    , 07/22/2021

    All I can say is 5 star service.

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    , 07/19/2021

    The BEST garage and mechanics in Shirley so very dependable always a great job. Would Highly recommend Absolute Auto Repair to everyone! Always willing to help you out and go the extra mile to do the job right.

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    , 07/15/2021

    I just moved back to Fitchburg and looking for a quality to place to take our vehicles, after researching the area and reading reviews I decided on Absolute Auto, it was definitely the right decision, the reviews were spot on!! Scott was fantastic, they did a thorough inspection to let me know what future issues might be coming up but nothing that was needed right now, superb customer service, they even have a rewards program!! Can't recommend this place enough!!

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    , 07/14/2021

    Work is always done professionally at a good price. Updates are provided on the findings when your car is brought in based on their inspection; always helpful to know what may be coming up next for needed repairs. Stephanie at the front desk gets you in and out quickly and works with you for schedule changes.

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    , 07/14/2021

    I went down to get an inspection sticker & I was in & out. Scott also took the time to explain what was going on with my car. Absolute Auto I would definitely recommend!

Call us for service: 978-342-3100

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