Simple Monthly Car Maintenance Checklist To Help Keep You Safe On The Road[shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”15888464″]
Your car has many components that need to be working properly and together in order to keep it running smoothly.
Taking your vehicle to an auto mechanic for regular maintenance extends its life and can uncover or prevent larger problems. As a general rule, be sure to follow your manufacturer’s service recommendations. Although every car has a different maintenance schedule, you can learn what you can monitor on a monthly basis and what maintenance needs to be completed by an auto repair professional.
Check every month:Oil Level – Add oil if low, and check for leaks.
Hoses – Replace if bulging, rotten or brittle.
Belts – Replace if worn, frayed or glazed.
Tire Pressure – Add air if too low.
Coolant or Antifreeze – Add if low and check for leaks.
Air Filter – Replace if dirty.
Tires – Inspect for damage, bulges or uneven wear.
Check every 3 months:Oil and Oil Filter – Change every 3,000 miles or as recommended by manufacturer.
Brake Fluid – Add fluid if low.
Windshield Washer Fluid – Add fluid if low.
Power Steering Fluid – Add fluid if low.
Transmission Fluid – Add fluid if low.
Battery Terminals and Cables – Clean if corroded.
Lights – Ensure all lights and turn signals work.
Check every 6 months:Wiper blades – Replace if worn, brittle or smeary.
Horn – Test and make sure it works.
Brakes – Inspect for unusual wear and tear.
Spare Tire – Make sure it is fully inflated.
Exhaust System – Inspect for rust, damage, or loose parts.
Shocks – Inspect for oil seepage or wear.
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