If you’re going to keep your car alive and well over the long haul there are certain things you have to do on a regular basis. We call these items Routine Maintenance. Your cars owners’ manual has a list of scheduled routine maintenance services and the recommended mileage for those services, but if you’ve lost your manual here’s a list and the typical mileage intervals.
Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles
The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended auto maintenance schedule with a majority suggesting the oil and oil filter be replaced between 3,000 and 7,000 miles. The low number is for conventional motor oil and the higher number for full synthetic. At the same time you should inspect the level and condition of the transmission fluid, coolant, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid. You should also check the wipers, tires and tire pressure, brake pads and all exterior lights.
Every 15,000 to 30,000 Miles
Replace the air filter every 15,000 miles or as needed. Every 20,000 miles inspect the battery and test the condition of the coolant. Most 25,000-mile maintenance service requires replacing the fuel filter if your car is equipped with one. Every 30,000 miles inspect the coolant, radiator hoses, HVAC system and all suspension components and on many cars, have the transmission serviced.
Every 35,000 to 50,000 Miles
Inspect and test the battery every 35,000 miles. Every 30,000 to 100,000 miles replace the spark plugs and spark plug wires, and inspect the ignition and air induction systems.
Every 60,000 Miles
Replace the brake fluid, radiator hoses, coolant, power steering fluid and timing belt, have the transmission fluid flushed and replace the transmission filter. Inspect the HVAC, suspension components and tires.
Oil changes and air filters are very important parts of engine maintenance; however, a thorough inspection of all engine, transmission, cooling, brakes and suspension components should also be performed regularly. The owner’s manual provides a routine auto maintenance schedule based on engine mileage for most cars.
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