Maintenance

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OIL CHANGES:

NO COUPON REQUIRED – Our everyday prices are always a great value!
STANDARD OIL and FILTER CHANGE: Synthetic Blend up to 5 quarts – Starting at $24.99 (Plus tax & fees)

Not all Oils are created equal – that’s why we only use oil that meets or exceeds the factory specifications for your vehicle.

The manufacturer will recommend or require the use of a specific type of oil, so don’t run the risk of warranty issues in the event of a mechanical failure by using the wrong oil!

Semi synthetic or fully synthetic oil?

Synthetic oils are specifically manufactured to provide consistent, superior performance. Their main advantage over petroleum oil is that they protect the engine across a far wider range of temperatures – up to an engine’s maximum temperature and beyond. They do not have the impurities found in petroleum oils or degrade as quickly, and they are thinner, helping to improve fuel efficiency.

FULLY SYNTHETIC OIL – As the name suggests, fully synthetic oils are purely synthetic with no petroleum oil. They offer the highest levels of performance and are an essential requirement for many modern engines (check your handbook if you’re unsure of the requirement for your car).

SEMI-SYNTHETIC OIL is less expensive than fully synthetic as they are a mixture of synthetic and petroleum oil. Engines requiring semi synthetic oil must use at least semi synthetic oil (not petroleum oil) but may benefit from upgrading to fully synthetic oil for increased protection and performance.

EURO SPECIFICATION SYNTHETIC OIL – European automobile manufacturers design vehicles to use specific high quality lubricants with specific properties and additives. Well over 90% of API-Licensed motor oils offered on Americans retail shelves do not meet those demanding ACEA specifications, and the European lubricants are not readily available. Those that are available are typically hard to find, and quite expensive. As a result, vehicle owners, quick-lube shops and even dealerships use standard American-market petroleum oils. This lets problems such as premature engine wear and engine sludge develop which can cause complete failure in some engines as early as 40,000 to 50,000 miles! Here at SEAE, we only use Euro Specified Synthetic Oil recommended by the manufacturer.

During an oil change we:

  • Drain the oil and refill using oil meeting or exceeding manufacturer’s specification
  • Replace the oil filter with the manufacturer’s recommended filter
  • Reset maintenance minder system.
  • Check fluid level in Automatic Transmissions
  • Check condition of Wiper blades – recommend replacement if necessary
  • Check Power Steering Fluid level
  • Check headlights and taillights for functioning
  • Check windshield washer fluid
  • Perform in car battery test if battery is accessible
  • Check Antifreeze/Coolant level
  • Inflate Tire pressure to manufacturer’s specs (tpms lights are additional service)
  • Inspect Engine Air filter if accessible
  • Inspect Serpentine belt if visible
  • Visually Inspect your vehicle’s belts and hoses when accessible
  • Visually Inspect your vehicle’s steering and suspension

INSPECTIONS:

Registering or Renewing your Registration or Purchasing a Pre-Owned Car (Click one for Details):

⁃ NC State Safety Inspection
⁃ NC State Emissions Inspection
⁃ Vehicle Purchase Inspection

BRAKES:

Ever wonder what’s done when your brakes are checked? At SEAE, our Courtesy Digital Brake Inspection includes:

  1. Removing each wheel and inspecting the brake pads with a depth gauge;
  2. Inspecting the rotors for signs of unusual wear or damage;
  3. Checking the brake fluid. We provide you with digital pictures of each brake assembly and recommend and quote any work that is needed.

We provide you with digital pictures of each brake assembly and recommend and quote any work that is needed.

Signs you may need a Courtesy Digital Brake Inspection:

  1. Brake Light is On
  2. Squealing, Squeaking or Grinding Noises
  3. Wobbling, Vibration or Scraping When Braking
  4. Leaking Fluid 5. Spongy or Soft Brake Pedal
  5. Car Pulling to One Side When Braking
  6. Burning Smell While Driving
  7. Pulsing or vibration in brake pedal or steering wheel
  8. Vehicle not stopping properly

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FACTORY SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE: