24 MONTH 24,000 MILE
NATIONWIDE WARRANTY

Preventive Maintenance

The Excalibur Promise

Bring us your vehicle twice a year.
With proper maintenance, we can make your vehicle run reliably forever.

Excalibur Preventive Maintenance

All Excalibur preventive maintenance visits include:

  • inspect brakes, tires, engine, suspension, cooling and exhaust system components
  • identify and repair items which require immediate attention
  • let you know near future concerns, so you can budget and prepare for them
  • answer ALL your questions about your vehicle, and its continued safe and reliable operation

Driver Awareness Items

You should familiarize yourself with these day-to-day safety and reliability features and functions of your vehicle - let us know if you have questions!

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights - Flashing or Illuminated
  • Engine Oil Level
  • Lights: Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Preventive Maintenance: Schedule for Vehicles

At Excalibur, we follow manufacturer best practices and specifications for each individual vehicle, but industry averages suggest the following maintenance schedules will ensure your vehicle's longest life and best operation.

EVERY 3 MONTHS / 3,000 MILES

  • Air Filter - Engine
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Hoses
  • Lights: Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

EVERY 6 MONTHS / 6,000 MILES

  • Air Filter - Engine
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Hoses
  • Lights: Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

EVERY 9 MONTHS / 9,000 MILES

  • Air Filter - Engine
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Hoses
  • Lights: Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

EVERY 12 MONTHS / 12,000 MILES

  • Air Filter - Cabin
  • Air Filter - Engine
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Engine Oil and Filter
  • Exhaust System
  • Hoses
  • Lights: Head Lights, Tail Lights, Turn Signals
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades
Replace annually, or more often in areas with heavy airborne contaminants, or if heating or cooling efficiency is reduced.
Inspect the engine air filter at each oil change. Replace annually, or when torn, water or oil soaked, clogged, or showing other signs of wear.
Check fluid level with engine running and transmission in park or neutral (according to manufacturer specification). If fluid is low, add the manufacturer-specified type of automatic transmission fluid. Learn more about Transmission Repairs
Battery should be securely mounted. Battery connections should be clean, tight, and free of corrosion. If battery is three years old or more, it should be tested and replaced, if necessary. Learn more about your vehicle's Electrical System
Noise in the belt system is a sign of wear. Check serpentine and V-belts for looseness and condition. Check all components in the serpentine system. Inspect tensioners and pulleys. Replace serpentine at 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Replace V-belts when cracked, frayed, glazed, or showing signs of excessive wear - typically 40,000 - 60,000 miles. Replace timing belt according to manufacturer specification.
Check the entire brake system every year, including brake pads, shoes, rotors, drums, calipers and brake fluid. Brake fluid should be changed every 24,000 - 36,000 miles, or as specified by manufacturer. Learn more about Brake Repairs
Many newer cars are lubed for life, but some still require this service. Steering and suspension components may also require periodic lubrication.
Never open a hot radiator cap! When engine is cool, check coolant level at reservoir. If reservoir is low, and a 50/50 mix of approved antifreeze and distilled water. If reservoir level drops again, your cooling system should be checked for leaks.
Change coolant according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule, using their recommended coolant fluid.
Numerous sensors in your vehicle monitor its performance and continuously send data to any one of several electronic control units for various systems. There is no maintenance required for these sensors and control units, but they do occasionally malfunction. If a malfunction is detected, it will trigger your Check Engine light or other dashboard indicators:
  • If the Check Engine light comes on and stays illuminated, your vehicle should be analyzed - you may have an emissions or sensor problem.
  • If the Check Engine light flashes, the condition is more severe and must be checked immediately to prevent catalytic converter damage.

You should regularly inspect your vehicle's oil level, and take prompt action if your dashboard Oil Level indicator light illuminates. Your vehicle's engine oil and filter need to be changed regularly, though industry recommendations about how frequently are evolving.

Historically, the industry recommended oil and filter changes every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. But innovative formulations such as AMSOIL can greatly extend the life of your engine oil, and modern manufacturer recommendations vary.

How often SHOULD you change your oil?

If you hear an unusual noise, visually inspect your exhaust system for leaks, damage, and broken supports or hangers. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous, and must be promptly corrected.
Inspect hoses at each oil change and replace when leaking, brittlem cracked, rusted, swollen, or clogged.
You should frequently check your head lights, tail lights, brake lights, and turn signal lights. Burned out bulbs should be replaced immediately. Note that if several bulbs simultaneously stop functioning, the problem may be a fuse. Learn more about your vehicle's Electrical System
Check the fluid when engine is warm. If level is low, add manufacturer specified fluid. If frequent topping off is required, inspect steering system for leaks. Replace fluid if system has been contaminated.

Symptoms that indicate your suspension might need repairs include uneven tire wear, excessive bouncing, and unusual noises when driving.

Your vehicle's steering and suspension systems should be inspected annually. Check wheel alignment, shock absorbers, struts, and chassis components (ball joints, tie rod ends). Replace loose or damaged mounting hardware. Identify and repair worn components.

At least monthly: check the pressure of all tires - including the spare.

Every 6,000 miles:

  • Check the tread for uneven or irregular wear, and cuts or bruises along the sidewalls.
  • Inflate all tires to recommended pressure.
  • Rotate tires to ensure even wear.
  • Replace worn or damaged tires.

Learn more about your tires and wheels

Check windshield washer fluid monthly. Note that some vehicles have two reservoirs. Always refill reservoirs with washer fluid - do not use water.
Replace wiper blades every six months, or when cracked, cut, torn or when you see streaking or hear chattering during use.

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