Keeping Your Vehicle In Top Shape

Car maintenance is being forgotten in our busy lives.  Why do we spend all our hard earned money and not take care of what we buy?!  Some may not know when to do regular maintenance on their vehicles.

Oil changes should be done according to your vehicle owners guide recommendations.  Make sure that the oil used is the correct oil for your vehicle.  The correct weight and type of oil (conventional, blend, synthetic) is a very important part of helping your engine live longer.

Every 3,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, oil, engine air filter, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition and washer fluid level.

Every 6,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, chassis lubrication, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition, windshield washer fluid and wiper blades.

Every 9,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tire condition and windshield washer fluid.

Every 12,000 miles it is recommended to check:  automatic transmission fluid, battery, battery cables, belts, brakes, cabin air filter, chassis lubrication, coolant, engine air filter, engine oil, exhaust, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, steering, suspension, tire inflation, tire condition, wheel alignment, windshield washer fluid and wiper blades.

All vehicles over 100,000 miles should have flushes done including coolant, transmission, power steering and brake fluid.  Fluids break down over time and your vehicle deserves some fresh fluids.

Not all vehicles are the same so check your owners manual or your local mechanic for specific guidelines for your vehicle.  Putting a little money into your vehicle now, may save you from putting a lot of money into it later.

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