Greater Nashville
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1212  Gallatin Pike
Madison, TN 37115
Call: (615) 865-7737
  AAMCO Nashville
3020 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN 37211
Call: (615) 445-2350
 
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Tune Ups & Maintenance

A good, thorough tune up can be a lifesaver in how well your car runs, saving money on fuel, and prolonging the life of the car. Most experts recommend doing or having a tune up done every year or every 30,000 miles. Scheduling regular in depth tune ups for your car is an excellent way to prolong the life of the car, avoid costly repairs, and ensure the best gas mileage. With gas prices at an all time high, this simple maintenance regime can save you at the pumps.

A tune-up is the process of inspecting and adjusting all of the systems in your vehicle that contribute to fuel combusting efficiently. How do you know when you need a tune-up service? If you keep track of your gas mileage and it worsens by 10% or more, it’s time for a tune-up. Many drivers also seek a tune-up when experiencing any type of drivability problem for their car, truck or SUV. Check your car's owner manual or come in to your local AAMCO center to see the recommended interval for tune-ups and/or spark plug replacement for your specific vehicle.

An AAMCO Tune-up Service includes:

Installation of new spark plugs, and if so equipped we will perform the following:
idle speed adjustment, set timing as needed, inspect choke, throttle linkage, spark plug wires and distributor cap

  • Comprehensive performance check to verify that no drivability or computer system trouble codes exist
  • Plus our 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection to ensure all of your vehicle's critical systems are in good working order

Factory Scheduled Maintenance

If you're like many drivers you may follow the factory maintenance schedule while your car or truck is under warranty but once your warranty expires it's easy to let proper maintenance slip - just when it's most critical!

Automotive manufacturers know that a well maintained car, truck or SUV increases owner satisfaction because the vehicle is more dependable and will last longer. That's why the manufacturer ("factory") creates detailed maintenance schedules outlining specific operations to be performed on various components and systems. This is done at different mileage intervals to ensure proper operation and prevent premature wear.

Your vehicle's manufacturer also indicates which services are required to maintain the factory warranty and extended warranty. The experts at AAMCO know your car like your dealer and can provide the maintenance services you need. We're here to help you keep in warranty or keep track of your maintenance needs long after your car is out of warranty. Click on each of the services below to find out more about each of the services available at AAMCO.

Air Filtration Replacement Service Fuel System Cleaning Service
Automatic Transmission Fluid Services Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change
Battery Maintenance Service Light Bulb Replacement Service
Brake System Fluid Service Serpentine Belt Replacement Service
Cabin Air Filter Service Tire Rotation Service
Cooling System Service Wiper Blade Replacement Service
Fuel Filter Replacement Service  


Air Filtration Replacement Service
Clean air is better. A clean air filter helps your car, truck or SUV perform better.
A typical Air Filtration Replacement Service at AAMCO includes:
  • Replacement of the air filter, to improve gas mileage, engine performance, and acceleration.
  • Replacement of the breather element, if needed, to help keep contaminants out of the engine oil.
  • Replacement of the PCV Valve, if needed, to reduce fumes, air pollution and wear on engine parts.

Automatic Transmission Fluid Services
AAMCO centers are the experts in the care and maintenance of your car, truck or SUV's transmission. AAMCO centers offer the following transmission fluid services-click on any for more information
- Power Purge® Plus Transmission Flush & Filter Change
- Safeguard Fluid & Filter Change

Brake System Fluid Service
Many experts recommend replacing the fluid as a preventive maintenance service every two years or 24,000 miles. That's because brake fluids absorb moisture over time, which could mean your brakes perform less well when you need them the most-during hard braking.

The brake fluid level should be checked periodically, preferably with every oil change. Check your owners manual to determine the recommended interval for changing the brake fluid, or bring your vehicle to AAMCO to have a complete brake inspection. You'll also get the AAMCO 36-Step ProtectCheck® Inspection to ensure all of the major systems in your vehicle are in good working order.

Cooling System Service
Did you know that the cooling system and its overheating is the most common cause of mechanical breakdowns on the road? And that overheating can cause severe damage to the engine and the transmission?

Coolant (also termed anti-freeze) protects your engine from overheating and from freezing. The coolant's effectiveness can diminish over time and lose many of its protective properties-even causing your radiator to rust and corrode. The cooling system itself can get clogged with built-up deposits from oil, grease, scale, hose decomposition, and other materials.

Coolant/antifreeze manufacturers recommend changing the coolant fluid once a year and some service manuals stipulate flushing and refilling the radiator every 24 months, regardless of mileage. Check your car's owner manual, or come to AAMCO where we can give you information on the recommended interval for changing the coolant in your vehicle - or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule.

AAMCO's rule of thumb is to change the fluid every 24 months (at minimum), or if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Your vehicle overheats
  • Your coolant or temperature light comes on
  • Your temperature gauge reads higher or lower than normal
  • Your heater does not work


Visit your local AAMCO for an AAMCO Cooling System Service, and get a 36-point ProtectCheck® Inspection performed on your vehicle at no additional cost.

Fuel Filter Replacement Service
Your fuel filter helps prevent water, dirt particles and other contaminants from getting into your vehicle's fuel system-where they can clog up your fuel injection system or carburetor. The fuel filter itself can get clogged or contaminated over time, making your car, truck or SUV perform at less than its best.

The fuel filter should be replaced according to your vehicle manufacturer's specifications, or we recommend about every year or two if you drive under more severe driving conditions-for example, if your car is constantly subjected to the stresses of stop-and-go driving.

An AAMCO Fuel Filter Replacement Service includes disconnecting and removing the old filter, installing a new filter, and checking the fuel filter and fittings for leaks.

Fuel System Cleaning Service
Restore maximum power and performance to your vehicle's engine with an AAMCO Fuel System Cleaning Service. Almost every car, truck or SUV today uses fuel injection, and fuel injection maintenance is now routinely recommended to keep you car performing at its best.

An AAMCO Fuel System Service may help to alleviate the following symptoms:

  • Trouble starting
  • Poor gas mileage and performance
  • Hesitating or knocking
  • Rough idle

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or would like to know the recommended interval for fuel system service in your vehicle, check your car's owner manual, or come in to your local AAMCO center - or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule.

Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change
Most technicians agree that changing the engine oil and filter on a regular basis is the single most important maintenance service for your car, truck or SUV. Refer to your car's owners manual for the factory's recommendation on oil changes - or if you are an I-Phone user, download our FREE I-gAAuge application for your maintenance schedule. If you are often in stop-and-go traffic, city driving, or go on frequent short trips, you may want to change your oil more often.

An AAMCO Full Service Oil, Lube & Filter Change includes:

  • Up to 5 quarts of engine oil
  • New oil filter
  • Lubrication of all grease fittings on your vehicle, as applicable
  • Plus AAMCO's 36-point ProtectCheck Inspection, to ensure all major systems in your vehicle is in good working order.

Serpentine Belt Replacement Service
Serpentine belts are critical to the operation of a number of your vehicle's components, from the water pump to the power steering pump to the alternator to the air conditioning.

That's why it's important to have the serpentine belt inspected regularly-it is a part of AAMCO's 36-point ProtectCheck® Inspection. A worn serpentine belt is not always obvious, so it's important to have it changed according to your vehicle manufacturer's specifications. Timely replacement could mean the difference between trouble-free operation, and just plain old trouble.

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