What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?
Once you’ve purchased a new or used car in the Cedar Creek area, your journey has just begun. Keeping your vehicle running for years to come means you have to properly maintain it. For most vehicles, there is a general maintenance schedule you should follow. Based on varied mileage and time, there are a number of suggested services to ensure your vehicle and its parts are in the best condition.
Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles
At the 3,000 mile or three month mark, perform these maintenance checks:
- Fuel Filter
- All interior and exterior lights
- Automatic transmission, power steering, and wiper fluid levels
- Air filter and engine oil
- Hoses, belts, and exhaust
- Tire wear and tear, tread, and pressure
Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles
Along with the above maintenance checks, perform these checks and tasks at the 6,000 mile or six month point:
- Polish your car
- Windshield wipers
- Car battery and cables
- Chassis lubrication
Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles
Once a year, at least, you should have the following checks done, along with the three-month and six-month services:
- Transmission fluid levels
- Steering and suspension
- Brake system
- Coolant levels
In addition to the above intervals, there are maintenance checks you should do each month:
- Check to see if the check engine light is on
- Clean the interior and exterior
- Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
- Check tire pressure and tread
- Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled
Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?
It’s easy to forget that our vehicles require routine maintenance to function at optimal levels. While you should be checking your oil frequently, we don’t always have time to. By keeping up with a maintenance schedule, you decrease the risk of minor and major issues and breakdowns on the Del Valle streets. Not only does this practice keep you safe on the roads, it’ll also save you money down the road.
Take Advantage of the Sames Bastrop Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Service Department
Schedule an appointment with our expert service department when you are due for your next maintenance check-up. We’ll make sure you are back on the road in no time. Contact us with any questions you may have or to schedule an oil change, and don’t hesitate to check out our rotating Mopar coupons. From jumpstarting a car to used car leases, we’re ready to help you!
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