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  • 619-280-2354

  • 6008 Mission Gorge Rd Suite B
    San Diego, CA 92120

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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:30PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

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Courtesy of the Automotive Service Association

The following simple and inexpensive preventive checks will greatly extend the life of the vehicle, ensure safer operation and even benefit the environment.

Always consult your owner's manual for individual service schedules because maintenance requirements vary by manufacturer.

  • Always consult your owner's manual, but a good rule of thumb is to have the oil filter changed regularly - every 3,000 to 4,000 miles.
  • Have all fluids checked, including brake, power steering, transmission/transaxle, windshield washer solvent and antifreeze. These fluids play a large role in the safety and performance of the vehicle.
  • Check tire inflation. Under-inflated tires can result in a loss of fuel efficiency. This is the least expensive form of preventive and safety maintenance. Tires should be checked once a month.
  • Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30 percent.
  • Have the chassis lubricated frequently. This step extends the life of the moving components of the vehicle's suspension system.
  • Check battery cables and posts for corrosion and clean them as needed. The battery fluid also should be checked and filled if it is low, unless it is a maintenance-free battery.
  • Have the lighting system checked frequently, including headlights, turn signals, and brake and taillights.
  • Check windshield washer blades for cracks, tears and windshield contact. Replace them at least once a year, or sooner if streaking begins.
  • Inspect engine belts regularly. Worn belts will affect the engine performance. Look for cracks and missing sections or segments.
  • Have the air filtration system checked frequently. The air filter should be checked every other oil change for clogging or damage. This system ensures that the vehicle is performing at its peak condition.
Service Interval Schedule:

Vehicle System or Component

Check Monthly

Check Every 3,000 Miles

Automatic Transmission Fluid


Battery and Cables


Belts


Brakes and Brake Fluid


Cabin Air Filter


Chassis Lubrication


Check Engine Light On


Coolant (Antifreeze)


Engine Air Filter


Engine Oil and Filter

Exhaust


Fuel Filter


Hoses


Lights


Power Steering Fluid


Shock Absorbers and Struts


Tire Inflation and Condition


Windshield Washer Fluid


Wiper Blades


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What People Say About Us

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    , 09/27/2022

    They were so nice to work with and super friendly, they were able to identify the issue quickly whereas another shop was not, they fixed damage the other shop did, and they did it all quickly! I'll definitely be returning for my next auto repair needs.

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    , 09/07/2022

    I was in town for the week moving my son into his condo for school. On the way down my car temp started to go up to 3/4! Pulled over and I had a leaky heater hose. I googled auto repair in my area and MVAC popped up at the top and I noticed they had great reviews and in business for a long time and they were only one mile away. I called and spoke to a young lady and told her my situation. I know most repair shops schedule you days or weeks out but I was leaving in 2 days. That's when she let me speak to Marvin (I think the owner) and he said bring it in and we'll take a look. Marvin was very accommodating and he called me back 30 min after dropping off the car. He was able to replace the parts the same within a few hours and I was back on the road by 5:pm, 3 hours later. He did what needed to be done and didn't charge me extra or try to upsell me a new engine...lol OMG that's what I call a lifesaver! I was able to stick to my schedule and get my son moved in! I HIGHLY recommend Marvin and his shop to anyone!!!

  • , 08/11/2022

    Honest mechanics and quick turnaround. Will be going for all oil changes on my car now and in the future.

  • , 02/12/2022

    These guys are not only great mechanics who keep me on top of all my maintenance, but they are very honest!

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    , 01/04/2022

    Honest, friendly ownership and good mechanics.

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    , 10/15/2021

    MVA is my go to for all automotive repairs. Honest and Integrity. Eric and his staff are extreme knowledgeable and courteous and know their craft. Very reasonably priced and always follows up on service work performed. I highly recommend them for all of your automotive repair needs.

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