Keeping Your Recreational Vehicle, RV, Motor Home On the Road

A Motor Home offers yet another way of exploring our beautiful country.  They come in all levels of comfort and floor plans but the rest of the vehicle is not so different than a pick up truck.  Many of the features which make them mobile are much the same.   DFM Auto Repair can both service and repair your motor home – arriving at the result your Recreational Vehicle deserves and you desire.  When you start the all-important  time away from home in your RV, we both want the same thing- trouble free driving. Neither one of us want vacation photos from the inside of another repair shop.

We have listed some of the services or maintenance, which may be needed to keep your RV, Motor Home, or  Recreational Vehicle in top running condition, so you too can be out exploring our roadways, in reliable transportation.

PreFlight 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.

  • Check the following fluid levels- coolant, power steering, brake and transmission ( if accessible)
  • Check park brake operation, exterior & interior lights, horn operation, tire condition, heater and A/C operation, cooling fan, glass and mirrors, heater control valve, engine cooling fan clutch
  • Inspect wiper blades, air filter (if accessible) , drive belts, radiator cap,  coolant hoses for condition, transmission cooler and lines, exhaust system, frame/suspension for damage, steering components, fuel tank and lines, suspension air bags and make note of any leaks seen
  • Fill washer reservoir if needed, adjust tire pressure if needed(including inside  duals)
  • Test both chassis and coach batteries.

 Factory Services Scheduled at specify mileage

At DFM Auto Repair, we’re committed to the safety and reliability of your Recreational Vehicle. Our Service Writers, Bruce and Bonnie, can recommend the right scheduled services to help prolong the life of your Motor Home and help prevent costly repairs in the future. Your Recreational Vehicle is one of your largest investments…so let us help you protect it.  When performed in conjunction with our Preflight 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. Leaks and noises never become less or go away.  Addressing the underlying issue and repairing, keeps your RV reliable and worry free.

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 RV.  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 RV 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 auto techicians and service writers have been taking care of  RVs for many years.  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 Recreational Vehicle (RV).

The talented Auto Technicians at DFM Auto Repair looks forward to a long and happy relationship with you and your  Motor Home.  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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