Routine Maintenance Reminders

Routine Maintenance | Terry, MS

Routine maintenance is the key to keeping your Chevy, Buick, or GMC vehicle running smoothly for years to come. Keep up with this maintenance by following along with your owner’s manual and scheduling an appointment with us roughly every 5,000 miles. Here are some of the general maintenance milestones to consider:

  • Every 5,000 miles: At each 5,000-mile interval, you should get an oil change and tire rotation, as well as have fluids topped off.
  • Every 15,000 to 30,000 miles: Between these significant markers, it’s important to replace your air filter (15,000 miles), check the battery (20,000 miles), and replace the power steering fluid (30,000 miles). A technician should also inspect the HVAC system, brake pads, and more.
  • Every 35,000 to 50,000 miles: It’s likely you’ll need to replace your battery every 35,000 miles, which is typically every three years for the average driver. At 40,000 miles, you should replace your vehicle’s spark plugs. At 45,000 and 50,000 miles, have a technician check the suspension and ignition system.
  • Every 60,000 miles: This major milestone requires a technician’s detailed inspection of important components like the engine, tires, and HVAC. You should also have the technician replace radiator hoses, power steering fluid, the timing belt, coolant, brake pads, and brake fluid.

As long as you take care of your vehicle, it will continue to take care of you. If you’re due for any of the maintenance we mentioned above, or if you’re not sure what you need, set up a service appointment with Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC we’ll get your vehicle into tip-top shape in no time.

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Get to Know the Skinners Service Department

Service Department - Terry, MS

Here at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC, we love to sell cars. However, we also love to fix them and ensure our customers are safe and stylish in their rides. If your car is in need of service, whether you bought it from us or not, we are here to help. At the Skinners Service Department, we want to give your car the expert service it deserves.


Service Specials


We know how expensive it can be to repair your car. That is why we frequently offer money saving service specials for different types of service like oil changes, brake pad replacements, tire rotations, and batteries.


Certified Service


All of our service technicians have been factory-trained to know everything about General Motors vehicles. They have to go through years of training and pass rigorous tests before they can become certified.


Genuine GM Parts


If we have to replace a part on your Chevrolet, Buick, or GMC vehicle, we will use Genuine GM Parts. These parts are expertly crafted to fit and work exactly like the original factory part. These parts are also backed by a warranty. Many parts come with a 24-month/Unlimited Mileage warranty, while others offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty. If a replaced part fails within that time period, you won’t have to pay for the part again.


Visit our Service Department or give us a call at (601) 308-4194 if you have any additional questions.

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How to Take Care of Your Car in the Summer

Car Care - Terry, MS

Summertime in Mississippi means scorching temperatures and sweltering humidity for months on end. To make sure you and your vehicle make it through the season, here are a few tips on how to take care of your car in the summer and prevent roadside disasters.

Check your battery. The high temperatures of summer can make battery fluid evaporate quickly. Heat can lead to internal failure in a weak battery. Have your battery tested to see if it has enough life left before you end up with a dead battery.

Check the coolant. You don’t want your car overheating. Make sure your car has enough coolant and that it is the correct proportion.

Inspect the HVAC system. Your air conditioning is a vital component during the summer. Not only does it keep you comfortable, but it helps prevent driver fatigue. If your A/C doesn’t seem as cold as it once was, have the system inspected, including your cabin filter.

Check the tires. Tires that are not properly inflated are more likely to experience a blowout. This risk increases even more when the road temperatures are hot. Inspect your tires, check the tread depth, and make sure all the tires are inflated to the correct air pressure setting.

Need help getting your car ready for summer? Bring it in to Skinners Chevy Buick GMC for service courtesy of our expert technicians.

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Maximize Capabilities with GMC and Chevy Towing Equipment

2019 Chevy Silverado Towing - Terry, MS

Maximize your towing and hauling capabilities with a variety of GMC and Chevy towing equipment. For example, you can pick from brake controllers, hitches, and fifth-wheel hitches. Added accessories like a small trailer or a camper ensures you that there is something for everyone.

You can find a long list of equipment on the GM website, including OEM parts. One of the most common for trailering is a hitch. Opting for something durable is ideal, as well as another accessory that allows the trailer to move around a little. Aside from OEM brands, consider CURT, Go Rhino®, and Trimax™. CURT is one of the top brands in the market, and you can find varieties like Double Lock hitches.

Brake controllers are a must, especially if you have a large trailer. You don’t want the brakes to lock up. For a top-of-the-line brake tuner device, which allows you to tweak the minute details of the braking system, consider a Gale Banks device. However, Tekonsha® utilizes a brake controller that is practical and much more affordable.

For those looking to tow large loads, grab a fifth wheel. CURT and B&W are two of the biggest third-party companies, though we always recommend using OEM parts for the finest quality. CURT offers a specific A25 Fifth Wheel Hitch with a GM Puck System that will fit in most Chevy or GMC trucks.

For any aftermarket add-ons, request the best at Skinners Chevrolet.

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Why Service at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC

GM Certified Service

If you are debating whether to take your car in for service at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC or to any old corner garage, read on to learn why service at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC is the better option.


Manufacturer-Trained Technicians

One of the biggest reasons why service is better at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC is the staff. Skinners has a dedicated service team, trained by the manufacturer for the specific brand of cars we work on. When you service at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC, you get the advantage of specialized knowledge and skill, rather than the generalized work at a corner garage.


OE Parts

At our dealership, we use Original Equipment parts. The manufacturer approves these OE parts, so they fit perfectly and feature the same quality like the original parts in the vehicle.


Warranty Services

If you want the most out of your warranty, get your service done at Skinners Chevrolet Buick GMC. We are proud to honor services under warranty.


Customer Satisfaction

Our primary goal is to ensure the customer’s satisfaction. We understand that our job is only beginning when you purchase a vehicle here. We ensure that your Chevy, Buick, or GMC vehicle gets the best possible care and service, so you can feel confident and comfortable in your vehicle for as long as you have it.


Schedule a service appointment with our team on our website.

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