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A Schedule for General Car Care Service

January 31, 2019

Keeping your vehicle free of dents and the need for auto body repair in Dallas TX is important, but there’s so much more to car care than how your vehicle looks. You also have to keep it running optimally under the hood so you get the most life and highest performance out of it. Most auto mechanics will tell you that the main way you can keep your vehicle running well, both today and over the long term, is routine maintenance.

However, many drivers still fail to keep up with some everyday auto basics. In fact, a survey by the Car Care Council found:

  • 25% of cars had low or dirty engine oil
  • 18% had dirty air filters
  • 13% suffered from low/contaminated brake fluid
  • 17% featured improper cooling protection or low coolant levels
  • 16% required more windshield wiper fluid
  • 27% had low/contaminated washer fluid
  • 18% required new belts

Overall, nearly 90% of vehicles needed at least one service or repair. 

Regular Service Schedule Checklist

Here’s a great way to keep track of regular maintenance, with most of these checks and services available at little to cost.

Check Frequently

  • Engine Oil Level
  • Dashboard Indicator Lights – On
  • Head lights
  • Tire Inflation/Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 3 Months/ 3,000 Miles

  • Belts
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Engine Oil
  • Dashboard Indicator Light – On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation/Condition

Check Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light – On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Wiper Blades
  • Lights
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 9 Months/ 9,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery/Cables
  • Belts
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Dashboard Indicator Light – On
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition

Check every 12 Months/ 12,000 miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brake
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Dashboard Indicator Light – On
  • Coolant
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades
  • Wheel Alignment

Even drivers with limited motor vehicle knowledge can perform some of the above tasks or checks. For all else, seek out your trusted professional mechanic.

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