Preventative Maintenance in Powhatan, VA

Routine Preventative Care in Powhatan — Murray Automotive

What It Is

Preventative maintenance leads to early identification of faulty motor vehicle parts and mechanisms. When performed by automotive specialists in a certified facility such as Murray Automotive in Powhatan, Virginia, it can only result in a positive outcome. Your vehicle’s life will be prolonged, its value will increase, and you’ll avoid major repairs. These preventative measures save lives and money!

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What Should Be Done?

Oil Changes

Routine oil changes are recommended every 3,000 to 5,000 miles to ensure well-lubricated engine parts and heat absorption. While your car, truck, or SUV is in our shop, we'll replace the filters, drain the old oil, and replace it with fresh new oil. Our mechanics will help you choose which oil is best for your vehicle.

Tire Rotation

While your oil is being changed, you might want to consider having your tires rotated. When the position of the tires is routinely changed, you end up with more even wear, which leads to better overall performance. The type of tires you have on your vehicle will determine the tire rotation pattern. Murray Automotive's certified technicians will know just what to do.

Brake Care

It's probably safe to say that everyone counts on their brakes more than any other car part, so be sure to have them inspected and serviced regularly. Once inspected, if deterioration is present, the brake pads and brake disks will need to be replaced, and fluid will likely be topped off. The brakes will be cleaned and tested to ensure your vehicle is safe.

Fluid Check

Engine oil is not the only fluid in your vehicle. Other important fluids that should be checked are transmission fluid, coolant, windshield wiper fluid, brake fluid, and power-steering fluid. They may all be in tip-top shape, but that's what preventative care is all about, reducing the chances of needing major repairs by staying ahead in the game.

Why It’s Important

Staying in shape is vital to our existence and longevity. That theory can be applied to more than the human body. Any system that is responsible for performing functions should undergo preventative care to keep it from breaking down. Heating and air conditioning units, major appliances, and man's best friend all benefit from regular upkeep and care. With the potential risks vehicle's pose, it's safe to say that they should be at the top of the list for receiving routine maintenance.

At Murray Automotive in Powhatan, Virginia, we encourage you to take advantage of our prevention services. We'll design the perfect plan for you. By combining manufacturer prescribed guidelines, with our experience and knowledge, we'll develop the best course of action for your vehicle's routine care. No matter what type of vehicle you bring in, or what brand or year it is, we are trained to provide expert advice and deliver superior results. We just want you to feel confident knowing you are riding around in a safe and reliable car. Visit our shop at 1731 Douthit Court or call (804) 378-3374 to get in touch with us!

We Specialize in a Variety of Auto Repair Services

Standard Maintenance Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • 30/60/90/120K Mile Services
  • DMV Certified Vehicle Inspection & Repairs
  • State Emission Inspections & Repairs
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Oil Changes
  • Tune Ups
  • Filter Replacements
  • Safety & Emissions Inspections
  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Fluid Services
  • Trip Inspections
  • Maintenance Inspections
  • Check Engine Light Diagnostics & Repair
  • Brake Repair & Antilock Braking System (ABS) Repair
  • Shocks & Struts Repair
  • Chassis & Suspension Repair
  • Suspension & Steering Repair


  • Transmission Repair & Service
  • Transmission Replacement
  • Driveline Repair & Maintenance
  • Axle Repair & Replacement
  • Clutch Repair & Replacement
  • Transmission Fluid Service
  • Flywheel Repair & Replacement
  • Driveshaft & U-Joint Repair
  • Transmission Flush
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Differential Rebuild & Service

Engine Services

  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Replacement
  • Engine Performance Check
  • Belt Replacement
  • Hose Replacement
  • Cooling System Repair
  • Radiator Repair & Replacement
  • Water Pump Repair & Replacement
  • Drivability Diagnostics & Repair
  • Fuel Injection Repair & Service
  • Fuel System Repair & Maintenance
  • Ignition System Repair & Maintenance

Tire Services

  • Tire Sales
  • Tire Installations
  • Tire Rotation
  • Tire Balancing
  • Tire Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Tire Air Pressure Checks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Repair & Service

Heating & Air Conditioner Repair

  • Heating & Cooling System Diagnostics
  • Auto Air Conditioning Repair & Service
  • Heating System Repair & Service
  • Belt Repair & Replacement
  • Compressor Repair & Replacement
  • Evaporator Repair & Replacement
  • Refrigerant Replacement

Fleet Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Semi & Commercial Truck Repair & Maintenance
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • DOT Inspections
  • State Inspections
  • Fleet Accounts

Auto Electrical Services

  • Electrical System Diagnostics & Repair
  • Alternator Repair & Replacement
  • Starter Repair & Replacement
  • Windshield Wiper Repair
  • Power Lock Repair
  • Power Antenna Repair
  • Power Steering Repair
  • Power Window Repair
  • Power Accessory Repair
  • Light Repair & Bulb Replacements

Exhaust Services

  • Exhaust Repair & Replacement
  • Muffler Repair & Replacement
  • Tailpipe Repair & Replacement
  • Catalytic Converter Repair
  • Exhaust Manifold Repair
  • Custom Exhaust Fabrication
  • Exhaust Upgrades

Hybrid Services

  • Factory Scheduled Maintenance
  • State of Health Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Battery Testing & Conditioning
  • High Voltage Cable Inspection & Repair
  • Brake System Repair & Maintenance
  • Transmission Fluid Flush
  • Heating & Cooling System Repair