Should You Follow Maintenance Schedule Your Car?

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What regular maintenance should be done on a car?

You can handle basic routine vehicle maintenance yourself, by following a regular schedule as outlined in your owner’s manual.

  • Acquaint yourself with your owner’s manual.
  • Change your oil and oil filter.
  • Check your tires monthly.
  • Inspect all other fluids.
  • Examine belts and hoses.
  • Check These Items, Too.

Do I have to go to the dealership for regularly scheduled maintenance?

Short Answer: No. By law, automakers and dealerships are not allowed to make you perform regular maintenance at a dealership for a new-car warranty to remain valid.

How long can a car last with proper maintenance?

Consumer Reports (www.consumerreports.org/) says the average life expectancy of a new vehicle these days is around 8 years or 150,000 miles. Of course, some well-built vehicles can go 15 years and 300,000, if properly maintained.

What mileage do cars start having problems?

Most vehicle engine and transmission life is around 150k or more. These days if you keep on the maintenance well you can get them up to 300k or more. Age is more of a factor if you buy a new or new used car that’s around 3 years. I started having issues at 16 years old.

What is the most important maintenance on a car?

The 8 Most Important Car Maintenance Services Teen Drivers and First-Time Drivers Need To Know

  1. Check & Replace Your Wiper Blades.
  2. Change Your Oil Regularly.
  3. Rotate Your Tires & Check Air Pressure.
  4. Check Your Battery’s Charge.
  5. Replace Worn-Down Brake Pads.
  6. Replace Your Air Filter.
  7. Check Hoses & Belts.
  8. Replace Old Spark Plugs.