View my
quote cart
802-479-1449 Alt #: 802-476-6741| 150 Ayers Street | Barre, VT
Open Mon - Fri: 8am to 5pm (Call for Weekend hours)
. . .

Car Care Tips

At Allan Jones & Sons, Inc., we take pride in helping our customers care for their vehicles. Whether you're shopping for tires or keeping your car in line with its maintenance intervals, we want you to know that you have a partner in auto care at our shop. From our location in Barre, we serve drivers from throughout our region of Vermont, including Montpelier, Plainfield, Chelsea, and Waterbury. 

But between your service intervals,  it's important to practice good automotive maintenance and care. Hopefully, with these helpful tips you will be able to improve gas mileage, reduce tire wear, and keep your vehicle rolling at its best between auto shop visits. We understand how important your vehicle is and why your car needs to be serviced by a Barre, Vermont auto repair shop that's qualified and experienced. For decades, we've done just that. So give us a call at (802) 476-6741 today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.

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.
Tire Brands Barre, VT

Tire Brands

More Brands »

Allan Jones & Sons, Inc.

Allan Jones & Sons, Inc. serves Barre, VT and surrounding areas outside of Montpelier with auto repairs, auto services, tires, and wheels. In our region of the Green Mountain State, we've built a strong reputation for offering only the best in customer service. Our trained mechanics can handle a variety of auto repairs when you need us most, so see us for under-car services, such as oil changes, brake repairs, and wheel alignments. Shopping for new tires near Plainfield or Chelsea? Take the short drive to our tire shop in Barre for great savings on name brand tires. Call our auto repair shop in Barre today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

CONTACT US



Email: jonestire@myfairpoint.net
Phone: (802) 479-1449
Alt Phone: (802) 476-6741
Address: 150 Ayers Street
Barre, VT 05641


Connect With Us