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Regular maintenance can prevent many breakdowns.  Because today’s cars, trucks and SUVs are controlled by computers, it takes a real expert to properly diagnose your problem. Car problems should not be ignored, the longer they continue, the more damage may be caused.

Use the guide below as advised by the American Automobile Association to schedule your service.

Service Item

Time

Severe Mileage

Normal Mileage

Lube, Oil Change and Filter*

3 Months

3,000

3,000

Wheel Balance

6 Months

6,000

6,000

Tire Rotation

6 Months

6,000

6,000

Wheel Alignment

1 Year

12,000

12,000

Cooling System Service

2-3 Years

100,000

100,000

Automatic Transmission Service

2-3 Years

24,000

100,000

Air Conditioning System

1 Year

NA

NA

Even with good maintenance auto parts will wear out and need to be replaced before they break leaving you stranded. Checking these items on a regular schedule and catching potential problems early can save you on costly repairs and may prevent extreme engine damage.

Inspect and replace or repair as necessary.

Item

Time

Severe Mileage

Normal Mileage

Brakes

6 Months

6,000

6,000

Belts and Hoses

3 Months

3,000

7,500

Lights

Weekly

NA

NA

Tire Pressure

Weekly

NA

NA

Air Filter

6 Months

7,500

15,000

Fuel Filter

2 Years

30,000

60,000

Other common items that will wear out long before your car are the water pump, alternator, fuel pump and starter. Owning a car means that you will have costs associated with the maintenance and/or repair of your car. Good maintenance can significantly lower these costs and prevent major engine damage.

 

 

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