MEchanic providing preventive maintenance on a vehicle in Western Washington

When it comes to caring for your automobile, preventive maintenance is the easiest way to ensure that you avoid more expensive and serious problems. By bringing your car into Greg’s Japanese Auto at regular intervals, you will keep your car in working order and decrease the risk of major malfunctions. Prevention is always better than simply reacting to issues your car has.

How Often Does My Car Need Maintenance?

Every automobile manufacturer sets standards and guidelines for how often scheduled maintenance should occur. You can find these recommendations from the manufacturer of your vehicle in the owner’s manual. Generally, manufacturers list recommended routine maintenance according to mileage because that is a more accurate way to measure your vehicle’s needs than by time frames.

While manufacturer recommendations vary, they often suggest routine maintenance roughly every 30,000 miles, 60,000 miles, or 90,000 miles. These numbers exclude things like oil changes, which should occur every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Regardless of recommended timing, you should always bring your car in when you start to hear unusual noises, smell anything out of the ordinary, or a maintenance light appears on the dashboard.

What Kind of Maintenance Can I Expect with Regular Visits? 

Oftentimes, scheduled maintenance covers checks and exchanges you may not know your car needed. Most people think the oil, air filters, and brake pads are the main things that need regular checks, but there are quite a few vital fluids that need to be replaced regularly. You can think of a 30,000-mile maintenance visit as a vital fluids maintenance visit. This tends to happen roughly every 2 years. At that time, we change transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and exchange the cooling system. The needs of different cars vary, but most of the time, you can expect the replacement of spark plugs to occur every 90,000 miles.

I Don’t Have to Take My Car to the Dealer?

All of your import auto repair needs can be met at Greg’s Japanese Auto. Dealerships often use more expensive parts and charge more for the same amount of time and work. Our experience and specialty in imported vehicles means we know your Japanese vehicle as well as the dealership does. Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance appointment.

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  • Disclaimer: Our Service Centers specialize in the maintenance and repair of Japanese imports manufactured for distribution in the US market only. Vehicles produced and distributed for other markets require specialized parts which we do not inventory.


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Greg’s Japanese Auto

Tired of auto repair shops that don't understand your car? Want a car mechanic who does? Come to Greg's Japanese Auto.

We only work on Japanese makes and models, and we have the experience and knowhow to give your car the service it deserves. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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For quality service of your Japanese car model, rely on Greg's Japanese Auto Parts and Service. Call to schedule your appointment today at 1-800-564-5460.


It is only after great consideration, and a difficult decision, that effective Friday, March 13th, 2020, Greg’s Japanese Auto will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic recommendations issued by Governor Jay Inslee, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

We have a responsibility, as a company that works with the community, to comply with these guidelines in order to ensure a safer and healthier community for all.

The truth is, there was no decision we could make that would satisfy every person that comes into Greg’s Japanese Auto. However, we know that if our community is to stop the spread of this virus, we have an obligation to adhere to the same actions.

We cannot put our vulnerable populations at greater risk by continuing the spread of this virus. The most responsible thing we can do is to take greater action now.

Please stay safe and healthy and do your part in controlling the spread of the Coronavirus.

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Thank you for understanding our tough decision during these difficult times.