What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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No matter how long your Houston commute, or if you drive a new or used vehicle, it’s important to keep up with your vehicle’s maintenance schedule. So what is your car maintenance schedule? This depends on the type of model you drive, how often you drive, and the terrain you typically frequent. Learn more about car maintenance schedules with our service team at Big Star Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat Clear Lake today!

Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

You want to make sure each and every component of your vehicle is being checked over time. Your car maintenance schedule dictates inspections and part replacements at specific intervals. These are:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tire tread wear and tear check

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Monthly Car Maintenance

Though you can count on your local service provider to help you with the larger maintenance checks, there are quite a few maintenance routine checks you can perform at home. These include:

  • 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?

Why is it so important to follow your car’s maintenance schedule exactly? When you stay on top of your vehicle’s maintenance schedule, you can rest assured you’re getting the most out of your vehicle’s performance and ensuring you catch any issues before they become more serious.

In addition, being able to recall your vehicle’s general maintenance schedule will enable you to assess whether or not your vehicle may need service more frequently, as well as raise its resale value should you decide to sell.

Rely on the Service Department at Big Star Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat Clear Lake

After getting the answers to your car maintenance schedule questions, you can be sure to keep your vehicle in better shape. Our team also offers service financing to help you have more on the services you need. Contact our team today to learn more, or schedule a service appointment online.

 

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