Car Maintenance Schedule

Between oil changes and tire care, it can be difficult for a car owner to keep track of every last service. So, how do you ensure that your car stays in the best shape possible with minimal effort? A car maintenance schedule. When you plan your services in advance, it’s easier to commit to the recommended guidelines – even when your busy life gets in the way! In this guide, we’ll show you how create your own car maintenance plan to bring out the best in your car’s performance and appearance.

Why is Maintenance So Important?

Maintenance is the preventative work that keeps your car in great condition. Rather than waiting for costly problems to occur, regular maintenance appointments will catch those little issues before they become full-blown disasters. Many drivers neglect maintenance services when their vehicles seem to operate perfectly, but a lot can happen under the hood that you might not spot on the daily commute. The Car Care Council surveyed a number of drivers and found that 25 percent of vehicles had engine oil issues, 27 percent had issues with washer fluid, and nearly 90 percent needed at least one service!

What Services Do I Need?

Your car maintenance plan doesn’t take a lot of time and effort. While you can check things like tire air pressure and washer fluid on your own, it might be worth the trip to the dealership for a more in-depth inspection. Here are the components that you should keep an eye on:

  • 3 Months: transmission fluid, battery, belts, engine oil, hoses, power steering fluid
  • 6 Months: chassis lubrication, exhaust, wiper blades
  • 9 Months: fuel filter, engine air filter
  • 12 Months: cabin air filter, coolant, wheel alignment

Of course, this is just a general rule based on a driver who travels around 1,000 miles per month. If you drive more frequently or in severe conditions, you might want to check those components a little sooner. Consult your owner’s manual and the technicians at Sunrise Chevy for personalized recommendations!

Schedule Your Service Today

Now that you’ve read our car maintenance guide, stop by Sunrise Chevy in Glendale Heights, serving Carol Stream and Bloomingdale, for all of your automotive needs. Preparing for the colder weather? Find out all about winter vehicle maintenance!

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