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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    , 04/07/2021

    Awesome experience! Great work, great price and done quickly! I highly recommend!

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    , 04/01/2021

    Scott and his crew are very knowledgeable and professional. They finished the job ahead of schedule.

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    , 04/01/2021

    I had a wonderful experience at Absolute Auto! I had visited other shops in the area and had no resolutions. Absolute Auto gave quick feedback about my thermostat housing unit and the repairs needed. I was able to pick my car up the same day! Employees were very helpful and friendly. Reasonable pricing. I highly recommend!

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    , 04/01/2021

    Scott was generous with time and thoroughly answered my questions before and after repairs were done. I felt that his guidance was honest and objective, allowing me to make a good repair decision. Also, he was able to fit my car in very quickly even when the shop was very busy. I really like that Absolute prepares a very detailed work summary for the customer. Summary includes pictures of actual parts replaced. Never saw this done in shops I visited in other parts of Massachusetts. Work is high quality and pricing seems competitive. I definitely will be back for future work!

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    , 03/28/2021

    All good.

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    , 03/25/2021

    Always fast and direct

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