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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Your Car

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Your Car

Next to your home, your car is probably your second biggest investment. We rely on our cars for almost everything! So much in fact, that when we are without one for even a single day, we feel disabled. Therefore, regular preventative maintenance for your car is singularly the best thing you can do for it. It keeps your vehicle in tip-top working order. Consider that while you will pay a regular fee, however, it could save hundreds or thousands on unexpected repairs.

Just like regular visits to your doctor or dentist keep you healthy, so too will check-ups keep your car running at its best. And, like your doctor’s recommendations, there are basics that just about any auto repair technician will recommend for your vehicle. In addition, regular visits to your mechanic offer a chance to catch any issues before they a become major problem. Here is a rundown of the timing and services you should need for preventative maintenance for your car.

Every 3 Months/ 3,000 Miles

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

Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

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

Check Every 9 Months/ 9,000 Miles

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

Every 12 Months/ 12,000 miles

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

Import Automotive recommends regularly scheduled preventive maintenance for your car. Our team is dedicated to providing the best service for your car as possible. One benefit that our customers love is that we keep a detailed log of all past service. We make detailed notes so that at every visit we make sure to check your car for any previously noted issues. That way, the hope it to avoid any unexpected issues. This is just one of the reasons generations of families trust Import Automotive.

 

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