Ensure your vehicle is functioning at its optimal level for many years by having it professionally serviced at regularly scheduled intervals. Your home for expert auto repair in Lima Ohio has years of expertise performing proper vehicle maintenance. We aim to make sure that sustaining your vehicle's health is easy and stress-free. The friendly staff at Tom Ahl Buick GMC has provided answers to frequently asked questions about automotive service. Browse through our list and then visit our premier auto repair shop for quintessential auto repair in Lima Ohio. 

Q: How Often Should I Change My Oil?

A: Depending on the vehicle and current conditions. By consensus, it is recommended to get an oil change approximately 3,000 to 7,000 miles or every 3 months. Oil changes are essential to lubricate internal cogs and gears related to your engine, so be sure to stay on top of routine auto repair.

Q: How Often Should I Change My Filters?

A: There are two air filters in a vehicle, one for the engine and one for the cabin. The time frame varies, but it is typically around 30,000 miles. However, the professionals at your Lima Ohio car repair center will check your filters every time you come in for maintenance.

Q: How Often Do My Tires Need A Rotation?

A: Tires are subject to the most wear and tear since they are what comes in contact with the pavement. Our experts suggest having your tires rotated every six months or 6,000 to 8,000 miles to ensure they are wearing evenly.

Q: Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

A: First, try tightening the gas cap until it clicks. If the engine light is still illuminated, our certified technicians will gladly run a diagnostic test on your vehicle to determine the cause.

Q: Your Lima Ohio Auto Repair Center

A: If any questions come up regarding auto repair in Lima Ohio, give us a call! You can always utilize your myGMC or myBuick mobile app to stay on top of routine maintenance or refer to your owner's manual for your specific model's exact recommended intervals. Schedule your routine Buick or GMC service today! You can enjoy our comfortable guest area while you wait, and our friendly service advisors will keep you informed of your vehicle's status throughout the entire process. We look forward to keeping you safely on the road!


Tom Ahl Buick GMC

2525 Allentown Road
Directions Lima, OH 45805

  • Sales: 419-228-2345
  • Service: 419-228-2345
  • Parts: 419-228-2345


  • Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm - Express Lane Only
  • Sunday Closed

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