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General Car Maintenance Schedule

Many of us rely daily on our cars to get us where we need to go. When our car breaks down, it can throw off our whole day and often our week or month. Schedules have to be adjusted while the car goes into the repair shop. Another vehicle must be rented or borrowed for a while so we can continue getting where we need to go.

 

 

Keeping your vehicle maintained can prevent small issues from developing into larger more expensive repairs.

In helping make sure that we are giving our cars the TLC they deserve, here is a general maintenance schedule to help with the wear and tear that vehicles go through, and hopefully avoid expensive breakdowns.

 

Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles:

 

Change / Service:

  • Oil & Oil Filter

  • Wiper Blades When Streaky

  • Wheel Alignment

  • Tire Rotation & Balancing

  • Car wash

 

Inspect:

  • Transmission Fluid Level

  • Coolant

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Tires for Wear, Tear and Pressure

  • Lights

 

Every 15,000 to 30,000 Miles:

 

Change / Service:

  • Air Filter & Cabin Air Filter

  • Flush Transmission Fluid 1x/Year

  • Brake Fluid

  • Power Steering Fluid

 

Inspect:

  • Battery

  • Wipe Off

  • Coolant

  • Radiator Hose

  • HVAC

  • Brake Pads

 

Every 35,000 to 50,000 Miles:

 

Change / Service:

  • Oil & Oil Filter

  • Wiper Blades When Streaky

  • Wheel Alignment

  • Tire Rotation & Balancing

  • Car wash

 

Inspect:

  • Transmission Fluid Level

  • Coolant

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Windshield Washer Fluid

  • Tires for Wear, Tear and Pressure

  • Lights

 

Every 60,000 Miles:

 

Change / Service:

  • Timing Belt

  • Coolant

  • Brake Pads

  • Power Steering Fluid

  • Radiator Hoses

  • Brake Fluid

 

Inspect:

  • HVAC

  • Suspension

  • Tires

 

Any suspected problems should get fixed right away after 60k miles.

 

Of course this is only a general maintenance schedule, be sure to check your vehicle’s owner manual for any specific maintenance checks for your car. Checking your car for potential problems on a consistent basis will help maximize it’s efficiency, safety and longevity.

 

When you are ready to upgrade your car, we take old car donations to support the National Kidney Foundation. Instead of selling or trading in your old car, make it a Kidney Car so it can continue to do some good in helping someone affected by kidney disease.

 

  • Help improve lives and donate your vehicle today.

  • We accept vehicles even if they no longer are running, as long as they have a title.

  • There is no cost to you, simply call us at 800.488.CARS (2277) or complete our online form.

  • Then schedule a pick up time that fits your schedule. You can make a difference in the lives of millions with kidney disease.