It is very important to adhere to your vehicle’s maintenance schedule to maintain optimal automotive performance. However, many first-time car owners question when and how often to have these services done. If you ask several car owners this same question, you will likely get a bunch of different answers. Furthermore, if you were to ask just any local mechanic, they may not give you accurate advice since their top-priority is selling you on as many services as you’ll agree to.
If you want to develop a sufficient and effective vehicle maintenance plan, you must turn to the right sources. Continue reading to learn where to begin on your car care plan, as well as, what your options are if you ever find yourself stuck on the side of the road with a malfunctioning vehicle.
The best place to start when questioning your car’s maintenance needs and schedule is the vehicle manufacturer company. This is going to be your best source of vehicle maintenance information. They can offer the exact details for routine maintenance for your specific make, model and year. If you purchased the car from a used dealership and do not retain the vehicle manufacturer information booklet,simply go online to the manufacturer’s website and download the information there.
Minimal Vehicle Maintenance
The manufacturer pamphlet with outline the basic maintenance and scheduling for your car type; however, this is only the bare minimum and a vague estimate. If you are regularly in stop-and-go traffic, or drive excessively or long distances, then your car will require more routine maintenance than the ones suggested by the manufacturer.
Here is a list of recommended routine maintenance that most vehicles require on a regular basis:
☑ Engine Oil Replacement
☑ Filter Changes (air, engine, fuel, etc.)
☑ Oil Changes
☑ Tire Rotations
☑ Chassis Lube
☑ Coolant Replacements
☑ Axel Services
☑ Battery Charging/Replacements
☑ Timing Belt
For most vehicles, an oil change is required every 5,000miles or every six months; whichever comes first. For all other maintenance suggested, they are usually performed every 30,000 miles or so, depending on the amount of driving done. Keep in mind that these timing schedules will widely differ from vehicle to vehicle.
If you find yourself stuck on the side of the road with an automotive roadside emergency, contact an Indianapolis roadside assistance service for help getting back on the road, safely.
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