General Car Maintenance

Once you have bought a new or pre-owned vehicle, it is highly recommended to familiarize yourself with your owner's manual. Manufacturers might provide different specifications for routine vehicle service. Your manual will go over this information.

We have put together a simple maintenance list you can follow:

Check Often:

  • No dashboard lights have burnt out
  • Turn indicators, headlights, and taillights turn on
  • Tire tread and tire pressure
  • Windshield washer fluid level
  • Engine oil level

Check Every 3,000 Miles or Three Months:

  • Transmission fluid level
  • Your battery and cables
  • There is no cracking on the engine belts
  • The engine air filter
  • Engine oil
  • Exhaust hoses are not cracked or damaged
  • Power steering fluid

Every Six Months or Six Thousand Miles, Check:

  • Chassis lubrication
  • The engine air filter appears clean and is free from debris
  • Your level of windshield fluid
  • Wiper blades are not damaged

Check Every 12,000 Miles or Twelve Months:

  • Your transmission fluid
  • Your battery and its cables
  • Brake pad and rotor wear
  • Engine air filter appears clean and is free of buildup
  • Sufficient chassis lubrication
  • Engine coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Steering and suspension alignment
  • Tire alignment

If you follow this list, you'll be able to avoid many potential problems.

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