1067 SW 1st Way, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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Auto Maintenance

Car Services and Maintenance

Engine Light On

Whenever any light turns on in your car, such as “Check Engine” or “Service Engine Soon,” it is an indication that you should check whatever part the icon is referring to. Most people think that if the car is still running well, they don’t need to take it to an auto repair shop and spend money on a diagnostic. This could be very dangerous for your car. So if you see your “Check Engine” light come on, it is best to take it in to be looked at.

Minor Maintenance Service

Minor auto maintenance services should be completed within major maintenance services in order to get the best auto repair performance from your car. You can expect to have your brakes, suspension, exterior lights and full vehicle inspected, as well as an oil change and battery service.

Oil Change

The best way to take care of your engine is to have your oil changed regularly. This will ensure your engine is at its optimal performance at all times. It is typical to require an oil change every 3,000 miles or so. Auto maintenance is vital for optimization.


Many people may think that having the correct wheel alignment is something minor, however, not only can having proper alignment aid you in handling the car more efficiently,auto repair Deerfield beach 954-531-1312 it can also save your tires from balding, save fuel mileage, and reduce suspension wear and tear, not to mention overall auto repair costs.

Abla Import Autos’ Maintenance Schedule

We pride ourselves on making sure you are safe and your vehicle is reliable at all times! We are your local mechanic shop located in Deerfield Beach, Florida. We would love for you to stop by today and receive a FREE copy of your maintenance schedule, as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. Our expert auto repair staff is committed to helping you save money while extending the life of your automobile.

Maintenance Checklist

Every 3,000 Miles

  • Change oil and replace oil filter
  • Check washer fluid level
  • Add fuel injector cleaner to fuel

Every 5,000 Miles

  • Adjust clutch, if a manual transmission (some are self-adjusting)

Every 10,000 Miles

  • Inspect belts
  • Rotate tires

Every 30,000 Miles

  • Replace spark plugs (some are designed to last up to 100,000 miles, so check to see what kind you have)
  • Replace distributor cap and rotor (if applicable)
  • Inspect spark plug wires (if applicable)
  • Change transmission fluid
  • Replace oxygen sensors (for vehicles manufactured late 1970’s to early 1990’s)
  • Inspect shocks for leaks and perform bounce test
  • Replace PCV valve
  • Clean throttle body

Every 40,000 Miles

  • Replace fuel filter

Every 60,000 Miles

  • Replace air filter
  • Change automatic transmission fluid
  • Inspect brakes
  • Inspect accessory drive belts
  • Replace timing belt
  • Have front end inspected alignment checked

Every 80,000 Miles

  • Inspect U-joints

Every 100,000 Miles

  • Replace oxygen sensors (for vehicles manufactured after mid-1990’s)
  • Replace rear axle lubricant

Every Month

  • Check tire pressure
  • Check oil level (high-mileage oil recommended)
  • Check coolant level

Every Six Months

  • Check power steering fluid level
  • Wax car to extend life of paint/prevent rust

Every Year

  • Inspect brakes
  • Inspect hoses and clamps
  • Clean battery connections
  • Check brake fluid level
  • Check manual transmission fluid
  • Check coolant strength
  • Back-flush radiator from engine side with garden hose
  • Rinse off air conditioner condenser
    buff plastic headlight assembly, if dull (to maintain good visibility)

Every Two Years

  • Flush coolant system
  • Check battery electrolyte level

My wife's car wouldn't start one chilly December morning, and we had it towed to Sheridan's. Steve and his mechanics diagnosed the issue within 30 minutes (without an appointment!) and had my wife back on the road by lunch. Sheridan's explained the issue in a way we could understand and made us feel extremely comfortable with the work being done. We highly recommend Sheridan's to all of our family and friends.

— Josh and Kari Hubbard