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Tuesday, Apr. 9th 2019

Car Maintenance At Brookside “66” Extends The Life Of Your Vehicle

Car maintenance at Brookside “66” is done by an expert staff of technicians that understand the importance of car maintenance. Maintenance extends the life of your vehicle and keeps you and your family safe on the road.

Brookside “66” offers the following types of car maintenance:


The brake system is probably the most important system in your vehicle. Brakes are a normal item to wear down for any car, so sooner or later they’re going to need replacement. You never want your brakes to get to the “metal-to-metal” point, which usually means expensive rotor or drum replacement. If your car exhibits dragging brakes, squealing brakes, a pulsating brake pedal (with ABS not functioning), grinding brakes, a low brake pedal or pulling when braking, have it checked out by our qualified technicians as soon as possible.


If brake fluid boils on a hard stop, the pedal will simply drop to the floor. We recommended car maintenance brake fluid flushes on most vehicles every 30,000 miles or two years.

Car maintenance extends the life of your vehicle.


Transmission fluid has friction modifiers that wear out, and other additives to prevent varnishing up of internal components. When Brookside “66” invested in a machine that completely exchanges all 12-18 quarts of fluid, transmission overhauls and replacements dropped by 44%. At an average of $1,458 for a transmission, it appears that flushing the fluid is a bargain. We recommend flushing your transmission fluid every 50,000 miles or five years.


Engine coolant (antifreeze) has additives to prevent corrosion, lube the water pump bearings and seals, and prevent electrolysis. The “anti-freezing” part does not wear out, however. Since we started recommending power flushes, water pump jobs have dropped 17%, and replacing rusty, leaking freeze plugs has almost stopped! We recommend flushing your antifreeze every 30,000 miles or two years.


Since manufacturers started extending the recommended intervals on oil changes, engine replacements have nearly tripled. An average engine replacement costs $3,783. As little as an oil change costs and as much protection it gives your engine, we recommend changing your oil and filter every 3,000 miles or three months, no matter how long the manufacturer says it can last. If using full synthetic oil, we recommend every 5,000 miles or 5 months.

Car maintenance pays off in the long run. A J.D. Power study stated that if the average owner keeps their vehicle 10 years and spends $2,000 per year on car maintenance and repair, they will save over $500,000 on new vehicle costs and high-ticket repairs over their lifetime.

For all your car maintenance needs and more information, call Brookside “66” at (816) 333-0565. For coupons, click here.

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