What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Your car’s maintenance schedule is a checklist of services and inspections that your car needs to go through after a certain number of miles or months, as well as services that need to be performed routinely. Although there is some variation depending on whether you drive a sedan, SUV, truck, etc, there’s enough overlap that we can determine a general maintenance schedule that works for most vehicles. The service team at Anderson Auto Group has outlined everything you need to know in the car maintenance schedule below.

 

 

Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

We can roughly divide most of your car maintenance schedule into three-month intervals-there are certain services that need to be performed every 3, 6, and 12 months. There are also more common services that should be performed monthly, which we’ve detailed in a later section of this guide. Here’s the full list:

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

In addition to the more significant services and inspections performed by the service team at Anderson Auto Group, you can actually stay on top of some routine maintenance tasks from the comfort of your Lake Havasu City home garage. 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?

You might be wondering why it’s important to keep up with your car’s regularly-scheduled maintenance. Sticking to your maintenance schedule ensures that your vehicle can keep running in the best condition possible on the Bullhead City roads. It also lets you catch any potential issues before they grow into more significant problems that could take costly repairs.

Anderson Auto Group Will Handle All Your Service Needs

Now that we’ve answered the question, “What is my car maintenance schedule?”, you hopefully have a better idea of when to bring your car in for service. If it’s time for your car’s regularly-scheduled maintenance, or if you have any issues you want inspected, you can schedule a service appointment right from our website or bring your car by our dealership near Hemet. Feel free to contact our office with any questions, or to learn more about the services we offer. And be sure to check out our service tips and tricks for plenty of DIY ways to keep your car running smoothly!

 

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