At the 12,000-mile or one-year interval, all of the services of three-month and six-month maintenance should be checked, but there are still a few things that need to be serviced in order to maximize the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your vehicle. 

At Fort Collins Foreign Car Service, our team of ASE Certified Master Technicians have decades of experience providing vehicle maintenance and repair services for customers throughout The Front Range. After providing many years of service, our mechanics have established a deep knowledge and understanding of both domestic and foreign vehicles. 

No matter the make or model of your vehicle, you should bring it to our auto specialists for an annual tune up once a year or every 12,000 miles. During your annual vehicle maintenance, we’ll inspect the following:

Battery Condition

Most batteries these days don’t require much in the way of maintenance, but you should have it checked every 12 months to ensure there are no areas of concern. Inspecting the condition of your vehicle’s battery at this time can help prevent the dreadful situation of turning the ignition key and having nothing happen. Extreme temperatures can affect the performance of car batteries, so regular battery testing will ensure that the battery in will perform when you need it to.

Steering and Suspension

A vehicle’s suspension and steering systems help determine how comfortable and under control your everyday drive will be. Aside from providing a smooth ride, the suspension and steering system keeps your car, truck, SUV, or crossover handling securely. A well-maintained suspension system — including shock and struts, coil springs and linkage — helps support your vehicle’s weight and keeps your tires in contact with the road for better traction.

Axles and Drivelines

Your vehicle’s axle, CV joint, and driveshaft components are essential to the performance and drivability of your car. When you bring your car in for a 12 month or 12,000-mile maintenance check-up, we’ll make sure that your vehicle’s drive axle and CV joint are in good working condition to ensure that it is efficient when it comes to performance and drivability.

Check Engine Light Scan

Is your check engine light on? During this maintenance check, our mechanics will perform a check engine light scan for your vehicle. Then, one of our certified mechanics can properly diagnose the issue and make the necessary fixes. Whatever your vehicle’s warning light indicates we can take care of it, usually the same day.  

Choose Fort Collins Foreign Car Service For Regular Car Maintenance

If you are overdue for a domestic or foreign car maintenance, head over to Fort Collins Foreign Car Service to schedule routine car maintenance. Our team of experienced car mechanics can make sure that your vehicle is running and driving efficiently, no matter what the make or model is! Contact us to learn more information.


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