When are you maintaining your vehicle? Cars require a lot of maintenance at different times, and it can be difficult to keep track. One thing you can do is create a calendar that is designed specifically to track maintenance and repairs. By creating a timeline of vehicle repairs, you can make sure that nothing is missed and that anything wrong with your car is caught early on. Here's what you should be including on your calendar.
Once a Month
Try to check that your tires are properly inflated at least once a month when you're filling up at the service station. At the same time, you can check your windshield wiper fluid level.
Every 7,500 Miles
Depending on the type of oil you have, this is about when you need to change your oil and your oil filter. You also need to have your tires rotated, and your other fluid levels, such as engine coolant level, may need to be checked. You may also want to inspect your windshield wiper blades.
At 36,000 Miles
New cars need less maintenance than older cars. But at around 36,000 miles on average, you should change your passenger compartment air filter.
At 72,000 Miles
You'll need to change the passenger air filter again at this stage, and you may also want to change the engine air cleaner filter. You can have the evaporator control system checked. All of these filters are necessary to reduce pollutant emissions, so you have better air quality while in the vehicle.
At Regular Intervals
During your service visits, you should make sure your recommended fluids are being used. Brake fluid and other engine liquids now have several different brands and very precise recommendations. You also want to check your car's warranty to make sure you're using the allowed brands, as otherwise, you could potentially void your car's warranty. Independent repair shops will be able to give you a list of all the fluids used and services rendered.
What are the most popular repairs needed for cars? Oil changes and oil filter changes, wiper blade replacements, and regular, scheduled maintenance are all preventative options that will reduce the amount that you need to spend on your car overall. With new tires, battery replacements, regular brake work, and antifreeze being added, you can make sure your car is going to last for a long time.
You can make sure that your car is taken care of today with a FREE Seasonal Check-Up courtesy of Concierge Auto Repair! This check-up includes:
- Cooling/Heating system check
- Brake check
- All fluid check
- Suspension check
- Head, tail & brake lights check
- Radiator & coolant check
- Belts & hoses check
- Tire safety check
- Dash warning light scan
Be proactive with your car maintenance this year! Call us today at Concierge Auto Repair to schedule your next appointment.