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What’s The Difference Between Major Service and Minor Service?

We all hear it as car owners, don’t we? Come into the auto repair shop for minor service or major service. But what does it mean? For every car brand, there are unique nuances to what minor service and major service involves. For the most part, vehicles need check-ups and maintenance as their mileage increases. That is why you’ll hear numbers like 7500 miles, 15,000 miles, 30,000 miles, 45,000 miles, 60,000 miles, 75,000 miles, 90,000 miles, etc. But what do these numbers mean? Of course, you’ll want to consult the Owners Manual for your vehicle for specific information. But generally speaking, minor service is to be performed between every 10K - 15K miles. This minor service generally includes the following:   Oil change Tire rotation Tire inspection Brake inspection Lubrication and inspection of chassis Fluid inspection Belt and hose inspection The goal for the minor service is to check on the vehicle’s health and make sure nothing appears to be ... read more



We would like to inform all of you that we have expanded our services here at Import Auto Specialists and are now offering full detail services for your vehicle! Not only can we take care of your vehicle’s engine, brakes, suspension, fluids and tires; but now we can also take care of the paint and body of your vehicle. Everything from a wash/wax to shampooing carpets and even dings, dents and scratches. Did you know that you should be waxing your car at least once a year? The harsh UV rays from the sun eat away at the paint’s clear coat and it will eventually chip and flake away leaving the paint exposed to fade and flake away as well. What happens when paint is gone and the metal body is exposed? RUST! Protect your investment and be sure to get a wax treatment right away before it is too late! Get your car looking like new and the paint feeling silky smooth with clay bar treatment. The clay helps remove any deposits that may have set in the paint from either bei ... read more


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