Car Maintenance Schedule

 
Performing routine maintenance on your car is vital to staying safe and will help extend your car's life. While getting a tire rotation, or a alignment might seem unnecessary, this standard maintenance work provides long value down the road and keeps your car running smoothly. When to get different kinds of maintenance done varies from car to car, and the ideal schedule can be found in your owner's manual, but you can follow these general guidelines to help ensure you're taking the best possible care of your car. 
3,000-7,000 Miles

Every few thousand miles, take your car in for an oil change. While you're here, your technician will also top off your fluids and take note of any mechanical problems so you can get necessary repairs done. Besides the fact that the oil change keeps your engine working properly, this is the best way to catch early signs of damage or disrepair.

Since you'll probably want to get an oil change around twice a year (more or less depending on your driving habits and the type of oil your vehile takes), this is a good time to replace your windshield wipers, check your tires and tread, and make sure your lights are working.

15,000-35,000 Miles

At 15,000, replace your air filter. 20,000 miles is time to change the coolant. Replace your fuel filter at 25,000 miles. Do a flush of your power steering fluid and replace it at 30,000 miles (and do another air filter replacement). Check your battery at 35,000 miles and replace it if you need to.

40,000-60,000 Miles

At 40,000, change the spark plugs, then change the spark plug wires at 45,000. Have your suspension and ignition system checked at 50,000 miles. At 60,000 miles things get a little more serious, and you need to replace your brake pads, timing belt, and radiator hoses, along with replacing your coolant and power steering fluid.
If you want more specific information on your vehicle, bring your car into Shults Auto Group and we'll be happy to help you with all of your service needs. We are proud to help keep cars on the roads of Jamestown, Warren, Fredonia, and beyond. Come see us today.