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Car Maintenance

Monthly Car Maintenance Checklist

It is important to take care of your car, because by doing so, your car will last longer and you can save money by avoiding costly repairs.

This checklist provides you with a list of basic items that you should test each month. For a more complete list, please refer to your owner’s manual.

  • Tire wear & tire pressure (rotate and balance every five thousand miles).
  • Oil level (change oil and oil filter every three thousand miles).
  • Radiator fluid level
  • Power steering fluid level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Coolant/anti-freeze level
  • Windshield washer fluid level
  • Transmission fluid level
  • Wiper blades
  • Head lights
  • Tail & brake lights
  • Turn signal lights and emergency flashing lights
  • Belts and hoses
  • Battery
  • Brakes (Note any performance change)
  • Engine (Note any performance change)

Remember, it is important to fix or repair the items that you find unsatisfactory as soon as possible. By doing so, you will avoid costly major repairs, which means that you will save money.