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3880 Preston Road | Frisco, TX 75034 | (972) 377-8999

Car Care Tips

The difference between finding the best mechanic in Plano, a trusted garage in Prosper, or a leading Frisco auto repair shop isn't in price: it's in people. When you visit Preston Road Tire & Service, you can trust that you're receiving trusted advice from an experienced team of professionals. Whether you come to us for brake service or AC repair, you can count on us to deliver courteous service when you need it most. We offer honest pricing, quality workmanship on every automotive repair or service, and a great team of people who can help you with your car care questions. 

Getting advice from your mechanic should be a friendly and open experience. At Preston Road Tire & Service, we strive to keep our customers in the know about car care. On our website, you'll find tips and tools to better care for your vehicle, as well as understand why you need to have a trusted Frisco auto repair shop to service it. 

Whether you're looking to improve gas mileage or extend the life of your tires, our tips will put you on the right road toward better vehicle maintenance. We understand how important your vehicle is and why your car needs to be serviced by a Frisco, Texas auto repair shop. So give us a call at (972) 377-8999 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment. Have questions? Need help? Call our auto repair shop near Plano, TX and we'd be happy to assist you!

Car Maintenance and Care

  • Change your fluids on time, every time.
  • Change your oil every 3,000 miles for regular oil, 5,000 miles for synthetic oil.
  • Change antifreeze fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change brake fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Change transmission fluid every 30,000 miles.
  • Schedule a maintenance check every 15, 30, 60, and 90,000 miles.
  • Replace your air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • Replace your fuel filter every 2 years or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first).

Tire Maintenance and Care

  • Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles or every 6 months.
  • Check your tire pressures approximately once a week. Low tire pressures can affect fuel economy, handling and comfort. To accurately measure your tire pressure, check tires when they are cold. Wait at least three hours after driving.
  • Always make sure that your wheels are properly aligned. Badly aligned wheels will lead to dragging of the car on the road.
  • Check your spare tire each month and keep it properly inflated so it¹s ready to go when you need it most.
  • Use the penny trick to determine if the tread on your tires is worn too low. Take a penny and put Abraham Lincoln's head into one of the grooves of the tread. If part of his head is covered by the tread, you're ok. If you can see all of his head, it's time to replace the tire. When the tread is worn down to 1/16 of an inch, tires must be replaced.

Gas Mileage Tips

  • Check and/or change your air filter every 6 months to improve fuel economy and keep your engine running smoothly.
  • Don't top off. Don't bother topping off when filling your car's gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out.
  • Tighten up that gas cap. Gas will evaporate from your car's gas tank if it has an escape. Loose, missing or damaged gas caps cause 147 million gallons of gas to evaporate each year.
  • Go for the shade. The hot summer sun that makes the inside of your car feel like a sauna also evaporates fuel from your gas tank.
  • Use the right oil. You can improve your car's gas mileage by 1 percent to 2 percent by using the manufacturer's recommended grade of motor oil.

And most important of all……

  • Always check for potential problems before they happen.
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Preston Road Tire & Service

For over 20 years, Preston Road Tire & Service has been a leader in offering auto service and repair and name brand tires for the greater Frisco, TX community including Prosper, TX, Little Elm, TX and Plano, TX. From brake repairs, AC repair, tire services, and transmission work, to preventative maintenance such as wheel alignments and oil changes, our ASE-certified team of mechanics has you covered! Since the beginning, we care about each experience you have with our auto shop and strive to get you back on the road safely and efficiently. If you need a new set of tires, auto repair, or tire service, see one of the mechanics at Preston Road Tire and Service today! We look forward to serving you as your dealership alternative for complete automotive care. 

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Address: 3880 Preston Road
Frisco, TX 75034

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