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Clausen Automotive

2118 S. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53716

There are some drivers on the road who don’t keep up the car repair and preventative maintenance needed to keep their vehicle in good operating condition. It may be the farthest thing from their mind during their busy day. Or it could be that they just don’t have the money in their budget for seemingly unnecessary items. However, the cost of repairs for the damage that could be taking place, such as in the engine, transmission, or suspension systems (just to name a few) will definitely be greater than actually paying for the recommended maintenance. It really is true—you don’t save money by extending the time between the recommended service intervals.

The difference between major and minor service is significant. Typically, minor services are generally performed at 7,500, 15,000, 45,000 and 75,000 miles while major services are performed at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000-mile intervals. Although the major car services are not performed as frequently, they need to be done to protect the warranty, maintain safety, and boost the resale value of your vehicle.

Minor car service generally includes the following:

  • Changing the oil and filter
  • Tire service--rotation, alignment, balancing, air pressure (including the spare)
  • Inspecting and cleaning the battery
  • An inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes, and emissions
  • Windshield wipers
  • Replacing burned out lights

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, a major car service generally includes the following:

  • All the minor services listed above.
  • Replacement of various filters, fluids and spark plugs.
  • Replacing the timing belt and/or serpentine belt at the recommended mileage interval.
  • Servicing the air conditioner/heater
  • Other services related to the fuel delivery, emissions and ignition systems.

There are two main benefits of keeping up with vehicle maintenance. First, your mechanic can let you know what is starting to wear out, what needs replacing right away, and what’s looking good. Secondly, you can drive your car with confidence knowing that you have a reliable and safe source of transportation.

Want to know more about what does a major car service include? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about car repair and maintenance and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Good drivers should be aware of what does a major car service includes. Check the vehicle maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual.

There are some drivers on the road who don’t keep up the car repair and preventative maintenance needed to keep their vehicle in good operating condition. It may be the farthest thing from their mind during their busy day. Or it could be that they just don’t have the money in their budget for seemingly unnecessary items. However, the cost of repairs for the damage that could be taking place, such as in the engine, transmission, or suspension systems (just to name a few) will definitely be greater than actually paying for the recommended maintenance. It really is true—you don’t save money by extending the time between the recommended service intervals.

The difference between major and minor service is significant. Typically, minor services are generally performed at 7,500, 15,000, 45,000 and 75,000 miles while major services are performed at 30,000, 60,000 and 90,000-mile intervals. Although the major car services are not performed as frequently, they need to be done to protect the warranty, maintain safety, and boost the resale value of your vehicle.

Minor car service generally includes the following:

  • Changing the oil and filter
  • Tire service--rotation, alignment, balancing, air pressure (including the spare)
  • Inspecting and cleaning the battery
  • An inspection of all fluids, filters, belts, hoses, brakes, and emissions
  • Windshield wipers
  • Replacing burned out lights

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, a major car service generally includes the following:

  • All the minor services listed above.
  • Replacement of various filters, fluids and spark plugs.
  • Replacing the timing belt and/or serpentine belt at the recommended mileage interval.
  • Servicing the air conditioner/heater
  • Other services related to the fuel delivery, emissions and ignition systems.

There are two main benefits of keeping up with vehicle maintenance. First, your mechanic can let you know what is starting to wear out, what needs replacing right away, and what’s looking good. Secondly, you can drive your car with confidence knowing that you have a reliable and safe source of transportation.

Want to know more about what does a major car service include? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about car repair and maintenance and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

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Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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608-221-8321
Service@ClausenAutomotive.com

2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716

MON - FRI: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM, SAT-SUN: Closed

Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed

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