Keeping Your American Car, Truck, SUV or Van on the Road 2 Wheel Drive, AWD or 4×4

Buick • Cadillac • Chevrolet • Chrysler • Dodge • Ford • GMC • Jeep • Lincoln • Mercury • Oldsmobile • Pontiac • Saturn

The American Automobile has been exploring our roadways for over 100 years.  DFM Auto Repair has been servicing and repairing them for 50 of those years.  Whether it is a Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac or Saturn we have the equipment, tools, computer based information and manuals to arrive at the quality car repair or service your vehicle deserves and you desire.

We have listed some of the services or maintenance, which may be needed to keep your American made car, truck, SUV, or van in top running condition, so you too can be out exploring our roadways, in reliable transportation.

Oil Change

We carry premium oils both Regular and Synthetic.  We use your    manufacturers recommended oil.  Not sure what oil it takes?
No worries, we look it up in our data base.

*Express includes:

  • Check the following fluid levels- coolant, power steering, brake and transmission ( if accessible)
  • Check park brake operation, exterior lights, horn operation
  • Inspect wiper blades, air filter (if accessible) drive belts and coolant hoses for condition
  • Fill washer reservoir if needed, check tires & adjust tire pressure if needed, wash the windshield, reset maintenance light, if necessary.

Minor Service Oil Change in addition to the above includes:

A road test to check engine noise/performance, transmission, drive train, brake, speedometer, gauages, suspension, steering and alignment performance.
Inspect brakes(in most cases), steering and suspension components, fuel tank/lines, lights interior, washers, heater & AC operation, fan, glass/mirror, locks/latches, radiator cap, battery cables, quick check of battery, starter and alternator.  Make note if any leaks seen.  Lube chassis if necessary

Factory Services Scheduled at specify mileage

At DFM Auto Repair, we’re committed to the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Our Service Writers, Bruce and Bonnie, can recommend the right scheduled services to help prolong the life of your car, truck, SUV, or Van and help prevent costly repairs in the future. Your vehicle is one of your largest investments…so let us help you protect it. Two wheel drive, AWD or 4×4 we have the factory recommendations (K services) in our computerized database for American Makes.  When performed in conjunction with our minor service oil change which includes most inspections that are recommended – plus some,  we add only what is not already done during these services, thus saving you money.

Contrary to what your dealer will tell you, you do not need to return to them for this service to keep your warranty in effect.   Actually, unless it is a warranty repair, you don’t need to return to the dealer for service or repair.

A/C – Air Conditioning Service

Noise or Leak locations determined and repaired

Tune Ups

Fluid Changes or Flushes

Your engine oil is not the only fluid which needs to be kept fresh.  Don’t forget the other vital fluids.  For example, antifreeze can become corrosive if left unattended too long, thus damaging or prematurely aging other components of your cooling system Brake fluid can damage brake components if too much moisture is absorbed.   Transmission fluid, Power steering fluid, Differential Fluid, Transfer case Fluid and Clutch fluid are the life blood of each of the respective systems in your car, truck, SUV or Van.  If allowed to break down beyond their usefulness premature issues can result.  Most fluids have a life expectancy which varies by manufacturer and model.  Our service writers, Bruce and Bonnie, can look up the recommendations of your vehicle and advise you.

Timing Belt Replacement

Following your manufacturer’s scheduled replacement interval (check your owners manual for specific mileage requirements).  Having your timing belt replaced in the specified timeframe can save you from costly engine repairs and the inconvenience of having your car down for an extended period of time. A little maintenance can save you a big headache!

We Have the Experience

At DFM Auto Repair our friendly and knowledgeable mechanics and service writers have  been taking care of American Made Automobiles in Ukiah Ca , since 1962.  That’s a tremendous amount of experience. Marlin has been at this same location himself since 1977. We are fully equipped  with  up to date technology, tools and equipment to take excellent care of your Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge,  Ford, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Pontiac or Saturn, whether it is a car, truck, SUV or Van- 2 wheel drive, AWD or 4×4.  We even take care of Motorhomes (RV).

The talented Automotive Technicians at DFM Auto Repair look forward to a long and happy relationship with you and your American made transportation.  Click here to contact us, or give us a call at (707) 462-3008.  Bruce or Bonnie are ready for your call to schedule your next service or car repair.

Areas We Service

Our car repair and service shop serves Mendocino County including the following communities: Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Calpella, Talmage, Hopland, Potter Valley, Willits, Boonville, Philo, The Coast, and Lake County.

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