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(920) 498-8288
818 Lambeau St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

Car Care Tips

The team at Fair Muffler & Brake Shop, knows that it pays to take care of your vehicle. Maintenance isn't something that's high on your to do list, but it should be. When you neglect vehicle service, you shorten the life of your vehicle - and you may be putting yourself in danger of costly repairs. Don't let maintenance fall by the wayside!  Use our car care tips to take better care of your vehicle.

When you bring your vehicle in to our Green Bay auto repair shop, know that we go the extra mile to give you the best service possible. We'll help you understand what your vehicle needs to stay running at its best and how to take care of your tires. We'll answer your questions and provide quality auto repair work. In fact, we're proud to be one of the top auto repair shops in the Green Bay, WI and Ashwaubenon, WI regions. We understand how important your vehicle is and why your car needs to be serviced by a  qualified auto repair shop. So give us a call at (920) 498-8288 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment, and in the meantime, check out our car care tips!

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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Fair Muffler & Brake Shop

Since 1984, drivers across Green Bay, Wisconsin have come to Fair Muffler & Brake Shop for automotive service. We have over three decades of satisfied customers who continue to visit our auto repair shop for everything from preventive maintenance and emissions control to engine diagnostics and cooling system service. We specialize in exhaust system and brake service. Green Bay has been our home for many years, and we're proud to attract customers from nearby communities like Ashwaubenon, WI and Suamico, WI. As a tire dealer, we feature respected brands like Bridgestone, Firestone, and Cooper. You can shop for tires online now to find the perfect retail tire for your passenger vehicle. As always, your 100% satisfaction is our goal. Allow us the opportunity to earn your business and enjoy professional auto service and tire sales at a fair price.

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Address: 818 Lambeau St.
Green Bay, WI 54303

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