HANS' FOREIGN CAR REPAIR   (415) 892-6016   815 OLIVE AVENUE   NOVATO, CA 94945


Most calls for estimates are for sevice-related work.  Our basic service is a minor
service which, depending upon the year and make of the vehicle, is done every
5000 to 10000 miles.  Included in this service are:
  • Oil change and filter
  • Check condition of all tires
  • Alignment check (2-wheel and 4-wheel)
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Check rack and pinion, pump, hoses and fluid
  • Brake lining, hydraulic system and fluid check
  • Check condition of shocks and struts
  • Check condition of exhaust system, pipes, muffler, hangers
  • Check for leaks in engine and transmission
  • Check condition and adjustments of drive belts
  • Transmission fluid check
  • Coolant checked
  • Radiator hoses checked
  • Heater hoses checked
  • Check condition of battery and terminals
  • Check headlights and adjustments
  • Check other lights (brake, tail, signal, etc.)
  • Wiper blades checked
  • Maintenance schedules checked
  • Reset service reminder

The next service is usually done every 15000 miles.  Included in this service are:

  • Oil change and filter
  • Replace air filter
  • Check condition of all tires
  • Alignment check (2-wheel and 4-wheel)
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Gap and replace spark plugs where applicable
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Check rack and pinion, pump, hoses and fluid
  • Brake lining, hydraulic system and fluid check
  • Check condition of shocks and struts
  • Check condition of exhaust system, pipes, muffler, hangers
  • Check for leaks in engine and transmission
  • Check condition of rear differential fluid and leaks
  • Check condition and adjustments of drive belts
  • Transmission fluid check
  • Check coolant
  • Radiator hoses checked
  • Heater hoses checked
  • Check condition of battery and terminals
  • Check condition of tune-up components
  • Check condition of filters (air, fuel, pcv)
  • Check headlights and adjustments
  • Check other lights (brake, tail, signal, etc.)
  • Wiper blades checked
  • Maintenance schedules checked
  • Check percentages of brakes and tire tread
  • Undercarriage inspection
  • Reset service reminder

Every 30000 miles most vehicles get a major service.  Included in this service are:

  • Oil change and filter
  • Check condition of all tires
  • Replace air filter, cabin filter
  • Alignment check (2-wheel and 4-wheel)
  • Check steering and suspension components
  • Check rack and pinion, pump, hoses and fluid
  • Brake lining, hydraulic system and fluid check
  • Check condition of shocks and struts
  • Check condition of exhaust system, pipes, muffler, hangers
  • Check for leaks in engine and transmission
  • Check condition of rear differential fluid and leaks
  • Check condition and adjustments of drive belts
  • Transmission fluid check
  • Coolant sampled and tested for pH and freezing temperature
  • Radiator hoses checked
  • Heater hoses checked
  • Check condition of battery and terminals
  • Check condition of tune-up components
  • Check condition of filters (air, fuel, pcv)
  • Check headlights and adjustments
  • Check other lights (brake, tail, signal, etc.)
  • Wiper blades checked
  • Maintenance schedules checked
  • Check percentages of brakes and tire tread
  • Undercarriage inspection
  • Change coolant
  • Change brake fluid
  • Change automatic transmission fluid (standard transmission
    fluid is usually changed every 100K miles)
  • Reset service reminder

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