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Get Your Chevy Service Questions Answered at Swickard Chevrolet Thousand Oaks 

Does Swickard Chevrolet Thousand Oaks Offer Contact-Free Service?

Yes! To reduce your risk of contracting a contagious illness like COVID-19, our service center is offering contact-free service. Whether you schedule your service appointment online or drop off your vehicle at our service center, our staff will service your car in a sanitary manner and you can pick it up without interacting with the staff face-to-face.

Why Should I Get Frequent Service for My Car?

As you drive around Thousand Oaks, your car will use its vital parts. Eventually, your car will need certain things replaced or repaired, such as its oil, wiper blades, air filter, brakes, battery, and more. If you delay replacing or repairing these things, then your car may suffer permanent damage.

How Do I Know My Car Needs Service?

Ideally, your car should receive service before the dreaded "Check Engine" light appears in your dashboard's information cluster. To know exactly when you should take your car into our service center, you can check out your specific car's manual. In the manual, your car's manufacturer will outline when to get your car serviced.

How Often Should I Get My Car's Oil Changed?

Many automobile manufacturers recommend getting an oil change between every 3,000 and 5,000 miles driven. Simi Valley drivers who get their oil changed at appropriate times can avoid more serious problems down the road, such as a seized engine. This happens when there isn't enough oil circulating, causing the metal parts to rub together and cause heat and friction.

How Often Should I Check Car's My Fluid Levels?

Manufacturers and mechanics alike tend to agree that you should check your fluids every single time you plan on driving. Realistically, we know that that's not exactly possible. However, setting aside some time each week to check your fluid levels is a great way to ensure your car lasts as long as possible. If you check your fluids frequently, you will also be able to see if you have a system leak or other issue before it's too late.

How Often Should I Change My Car's Air Filter?

Typically, your OEM will recommend that you change your air filter about once a year or when it shows signs of either damage or excessive dirtiness. A defective air filter will affect the airflow of your car as you drive around Calabasas.

How Often Should I Get My Car's Brakes Checked?

Depending on your specific model, this can vary. However, many manufacturers recommend getting either semiannual or annual brake service. By doing this, you can ensure that you're driving around Oxnard with the best braking power possible.

When Do I Need To Replace My Car's Brake Pads?

Inspect your brake pads for wear. If they appear incredibly worn, it's likely time to get your brake pads replaced. This should be done before your brakes damage your car's rotors.

When Should I Replace My Car's Battery?

Car batteries tend to last about three years before they become defective.

How Much Air Pressure Should I Put in My Tires?

The ideal air pressure will be shown on the sidewall of your tire.

How Often Do Tires Need To Be Replaced?

As you drive around Camarillo, your tires will become worn down. You can inspect your tires to check the treads; if it appears that the treads are becoming worn down and thus the tire is becoming "bald," it is time to change your tires.

What If I Have a Big Service Bill that I Can't Pay Right Away?

At our service center, we offer service financing through Affirm. By signing up for this service, you can pay your large service bill off month-to-month rather than in one large payment.

Where Can I Get Auto Service or Repair in Thousand Oaks?

At Swickard Chevrolet Thousand Oaks! Contact us or schedule an appointment online to get routine vehicle maintenance or repairs at Swickard Chevrolet's service center.

Service & Parts Specials

  1. Swickard Chevrolet of Thousand Oaks

    3440 Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

    • Sales: (805) 267-3100
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