Preventative Car Maintenance Recommendations
Preventative car maintenance helps prolong the life of your vehicle. We love having you visit Allison Auto Center, but we know you would rather have a reliable, working vehicle. Every manufacturer sets official maintenance guidelines for each vehicle type.
You can check your owner's manual to find out the recommended car maintenance schedule for your car or truck, but in general, you can follow the rules below to stay on top of your car's health:
- Oil Change: Every 3,000 – 5,000 Miles.
The simplest and most effective way for you to keep your car maintained is through regular oil changes. Oil travels through just about every part of your engine and keeps it running smoothly.
- Fluid Levels Check: Every 3,000 – 5,000 Miles
Antifreeze, power steering, and coolant are all important fluids to keep filled. Frequent checks can also help you determine if you have a leak somewhere in the engine.
- Filter Replacement: Every 10,000 – 15,000 Miles
Filters like your cabin air filter and engine filter are easy to replace and will keep dirt and other contaminants from building up inside your engine. Not only that, but changing your air filter helps keep pollutants and allergens out of your vehicles interior.
- Tire Rotation every 5,000 and Tire Balance: Every 10,000 Miles
Rotating your tires makes them last longer because they wear more evenly when rotated. It also makes driving safer, especially over long distances where tire wear can be a problem.
- Battery Check: Every Year
Most batteries can go a while without any maintenance but it's important to recognize if buildup is occurring or if the battery is nearing the end of its lifespan.
- Factory Scheduled Maintenance/Inspections: Every 15,000 Miles
This inspection gives your vehicle a thorough check-up on the brakes, hoses, wheels, exhaust system, steering system, lights and other parts related to the safe function of the vehicle. Because this inspection covers so many critical parts, it is one of the most important things you can to prolong your vehicle's lifespan and keep yourself and your passengers safe.
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