Harlem Ave - Bridgeview
(708) 599-0900 9200 S. Harlem Ave. Bridgeview, IL 60455
Monday-Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
We open at 7am for vehicle drop-off. Service starts at 8am.
Archer Ave - Chicago
(773) 767-6800 5301 S Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60632
Monday-Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
We open at 7am for vehicle drop-off. Service starts at 8am.
W. 171st Street - Tinley Park
(708) 614-1700 7121 W 171st St. Tinley Park, IL 60477
Monday-Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
We open at 7am for vehicle drop-off. Service starts at 8am.
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Preventive & Seasonal Maintenance

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Cars that last over a decade have one thing in common: preventive maintenance.

Throughout the life of your vehicle, the manufacturer expects you to visit an automotive service center for factory scheduled maintenance. This includes common services like oil changes and tire rotations, as well as component inspections at certain mileage intervals. You may also need to replace certain system parts, like brake pads and rotors, as identified in your owner's manual.

Following your maintenance schedule not only helps you get the longest life from your vehicle, it also keeps your car or truck covered under the factory warranty and extended warranties.

It makes sense. Your car manufacturer doesn't want to pay for a vehicle that hasn't been taken care of properly. Automotive maintenance saves you money in the long run by reducing the chance for unexpected problems and ensuring you're covered if something goes wrong.

Seasonal Maintenance in Chicago, IL

One way to keep your vehicle at its best no matter the temperature outside is with seasonal maintenance. An automotive service provider will optimize your vehicle for the winter or spring.

Seasonal winter car maintenance items include:

  • Test the battery, especially if it over 3-4 years old
  • Repalce your wiper blades
  • Change the oil to a winter-suitable velocity
  • Switch to winter tires
  • Check tire pressure throughout the season
  • Have all your automotive fluids checked and topped off
  • Refill your gas tank at the half mark

These maintenance tips will help your vehicle face winter's worst in Chicago. We also recommend having an emergency kit in your vehicle should you ever need it. Preparing for seasonal extremes ahead of time will reduce the risk of experiencing problems. The team at VIP Tire is happy to assist with your winter maintenance needs.

Seasonal spring / summer car maintenance items include:

  • Test the air conditioning system
  • Test the battery
  • Switch back to all-season or summer tires
  • Change oil and filter
  • Replace wiper blades

For seasonal maintenance in Chicago, IL, contact VIP Tire. We can assist with all your summer vehicle maintenance needs. We will assist you in keeping your car, truck, or SUV at its best, year-round.

Where Do I Go for Preventive Maintenance in Chicago, IL?

You might think your best bet is to go to the nearest dealer in Chicago, IL for car care. However, you don't need a dealer to keep your factory warranty valid. That's been true since 1975, thanks to something called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act protects you when choosing where to go for automotive service. Under it, you're allowed to go to an independent automotive service center and use aftermarket parts for repairs and maintenance. Your factory warranty will remain intact as long as you follow the maintenance schedule.

VIP Tire provides preventive maintenance for Chicago, IL, Bridgeview, IL, Tinley Park, IL, and surrounding areas.

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Mechanic performing automotive maintenance in Chicago, IL

Common maintenance services we offer include but are not limited to:

  • Lube & Oil Change: An oil change is one of the most common maintenance services requested, with good reason. Your car requires lubrication so its mechanical parts work seamlessly together. Without good motor oil, friction will cause wear and tear on the metal parts as they work together. This could eventually lead to your engine overheating. An oil change is necessary because oil becomes dirty over time. Oil change intervals vary depending on whether you use synthetic or regular oil and how frequently you drive.
  • Tire Rotation: A tire rotation helps control the rate of wear for your tires. During this service, a technician swaps the position of your tires. Changing tire positions is important, because tires wear at different rates depending on their location. For example, your front right tire might hit pot holes frequently on turns, while your front and rear left tires miss them. In addition, front tires must support the weight of the engine, while rear tires don't have the same amount of pressure on them. Rotating tires, usually around every 6 months, helps with tire performance and life. You don't want to end up at the tire shop needing one or two tires replaced, in part because performance suffers when you mix and match tread levels.
  • 30,000 Mile Service: At 30,000 miles you've reached an important milestone. Many manufacturers recommend maintenance at or near this mileage. Service includes replacing the engine oil and filter, checking and/or changing the coolant, inspecting the brakes, replacing the air filters, inspecting the exhaust, and checking other automotive fluids and parts.
  • 60,000 Mile Service: Your car is seasoned with many miles behind it and many more to go. At the 60,000 mile mark, your car parts and fluids will be checked and replaced again. Services include inspecting the steering linkage and boots, fuel line connections, transmission fluid, spark plugs, and other parts and fluids.
  • 90,000 Mile Service: As your car reaches the 90,000 mile point, it's time for another maintenance check. Like the prior maintenance service intervals, you'll need your system components and fluids checked to retain vehicle dependability and performance.
  • Spring Checkup: Before you hit the road for spring and summer, make sure your vehicle is running in top condition. No one wants to experience automotive problems on vacation. A spring checkup ensures everything looks good for the hot months ahead.
  • Winter Checkup: Seasonal checkups are a great preventive practice. Cold and below zero temperatures have a negative affect on car batteries. Having your vehicle winterized helps prevent problems that could leave you on the side of the road in winter weather.

This is a sample of the Chicago, IL automotive maintenance services available at VIP Tire. We perform mileage services at all levels and can abide by the schedule in your owner's manual to ensure everything is serviced when it should be. If you have any questions, call or contact us online today.

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Phone: (773) 767-6800
Fax: (773) 767-3394
Address: 5301 S Archer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60632
Phone: (708) 614-1700
Fax: (708) 614-8009
Address: 7121 W 171st St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 599-0900
Fax: (708) 233-6364
Address: 9200 S. Harlem Ave.
Bridgeview, IL 60455

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