Health professionals recommend that you get a regular health exam (or check-up) in order to catch problems before they become emergency situations. How often you get a check-up depends upon your lifestyle.
Just as health professionals recommend regular check-ups to promote the health of your body, auto repair service providers recommend regular check-ups for your car to keep it functioning at its peak. Routine maintenance is based on mileage intervals. If you drive daily, you will need routine maintenance more often. If you use your car less, you will go for a longer period of time between maintenance checks. Routine auto maintenance now can help you avoid costly auto repair services in the future.
Routine maintenance is recommended as follows:
- Every 3,000-7,000 miles: Get an oil change. The oil change will replace the oil and oil filter. You should also get your other fluids (transmission, coolant, power steering, etc.) checked.
- Every 15,000-30,000 miles: Replace the air filter. Around this time, you should also inspect the battery, the coolant and the fuel filter. At 30,000 miles, get your air filter and power steering fluid changed out.
- Every 35,000-50,000 miles: Your battery needs to be checked and replaced if necessary. Also check spark plug wires, spark plugs, the ignition system and suspension.
- Every 60,000 miles: Replace the brake pads, brake fluid, radiator hoses and coolant, timing belt and power steering fluid. At this time, you should also have your heating and AC system checked. Also recommended is checking the suspension system and tires.
Although routine maintenance can help extend the life of your car and save you money on auto repair services later, you still may have a need for auto repair services at some point in time. At Kevin’s Car Repair LLC, our mechanics are dedicated to giving you quality service. So whether your car needs a routine maintenance visit or an auto repair service visit, we are here to help out.