What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

January 15th, 2019 by

Hand pouring transmission fluid through funnel as for the good car maintenancePurchasing your new or used Honda vehicle may be exciting, but it isn’t the end of the story. In order for your vehicle to keep your vehicle in great condition and running for years to come, you must keep up with routine automotive service. Did you know that there’s a regular maintenance schedule you should follow? There are services suggest at regular intervals to keep the parts of your vehicle working properly.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Perform the following vehicle maintenance checks every three months or 3,000 miles:

  • Power steering, wiper, and transmission fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, wear and tear, and rotation

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

On top of the above maintenance, you’ll want to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Finally, in addition to the three-month and six-month services, you should get these car maintenance checks every year:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Every Month

Along with the other recommended maintenance checks, there are a few simple checks we suggest performing monthly at home. These are simple ways you can your trips from Chicago to Gurnee go smoother.

  • 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?

While it can be tempting to put off vehicle maintenance if there are no immediate problems, the truth is our vehicles are intricate machines that need regular care to run their best. Without that routine auto service, you run the risk experiencing more expensive and involved issues down the road. Routine maintenance not only keeps your car, truck, or SUV in running smoothly, but it also saves you money.

Get Your Maintenance Updated at Muller Honda Pre-Owned

Next time your vehicle needs service, schedule an appointment at the Muller Honda Pre-Owned service center in Highland Park. Our specially trained technicians will have your car back to you in no time, and be sure to check out our rotating service specials to save money while you’re here.

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