• 772-370-8564

  • 1935 SW South Macedo Blvd
    Port St Lucie, FL 34984

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PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:30PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:30PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sun Closed

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE

Car Care Aware

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


What People Say About Us


  • -Heather T.

    This is the best place to take your vehicle. John is honest and does great work!


  • -Diana C.

    John is honest & affordable. I don't take my SUV anywhere else but to him since I found him.


  • -Alisa C.

    I had my car serviced here last week. The axle on my car broke, and I have to say this was the best experience ever! John is an honest mechanic. As a woman, you get nervous thinking that you'll be taken advantage of. That was not the case at Empire Automotive. John figured out my problem quickly and had my car ready in a day! His prices beat anyone in labor, and he didn't try to sell me services I didn't need. If you are looking for a reliable, honest and reasonably priced mechanic, look no further. Thank you John!


  • -Shaniqua A.

    The owner is quick, understanding and very personable and professional! He knew exactly what to do with my car and it's working great! I'd recommend this shop to everyone!


  • -Lins H.

    Such a great experience! Very reasonable and honest!


  • -Des L. M.

    John was wonderful and fair! He kept within the time frame promised which is important to me with two small kids. I would highly recommend him to everyone!


  • -Keith H.

    John is a great, honest mechanic. He won't lie to you and try to get you to do a bunch of repairs you don't need at outrageous prices. I took my car to a few places before a family member recommended Empire. When I took it to John, he told me exactly what the one problem was, and his price to fix it was about half of what others were quoting. I will always bring my car to him from now on, from the smallest thing like an oil change, to whatever other problems may come. Very highly recommend Empire. You won't be dissatisfied.


  • -Maryanne B.

    Thank you so much for taking care of Kayla!! We greatly appreciate it! Honest work, thanks again!


  • -Kelle D. C.

    John is amazing. He has always been able to fix any issues we have had with my Expedition and LandRover. He is very affordable and does a great job! Wouldn't trust anyone else!!


  • -JB Y.

    I've been in the automotive repair industry for 30 years. Known John since 2008. Was his supervisor for 5 years. I can go anywhere, I know guys in the business. I go here. I trust John. Smart, fair, and a nice guy.


  • -Megan G.

    John is very honest and clear about what he does with your car, what he checked for and what he recommends. Plus we didn't have to wait hours. Will always go back to Empire for my auto needs!


  • -Penny C.

    Everyone is always looking for an honest and affordable mechanic. Well look no further because John is exactly that. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!!!


  • -William G.

    The best. Fast, honest, and affordable. Thank you!


  • -Heather T.

    This is the best place to take your vehicle. John is honest and does great work!

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