Have you been taking care of your car the best way you possibly can? Keep up with your car’s scheduled maintenance and your car will stick around for a long time. If you don’t keep up with it you might be stuck without a ride when you least expect it.
Your vehicle needs to visit the service center every once in a while just like we need to have physicals with our doctors every year. Think of it as preventative medicine for your car. Every time you bring it in for an oil change or tire rotation, it’s like having a doctor diagnose problems before they happen. Your car owners’ manual has suggested periods when you should have maintenance completed. Usually every 5000 miles or so, your car will need an oil change. Your air filters and cabin air filters will need to be changed around every 30,000 miles. Every 40,000 miles is average for replacing your tires.
Of course, every car is different. Some cars can go up to 7500 miles without an oil change but need new tires at 30,000 miles. It is important to follow the suggested maintenance plan your car manufacturer recommends. It will keep your car in tip top shape for a long time to come. Just letting it go until your check engine light comes on isn’t really the best way to care for your car. You will end up running it into the ground.
If you don’t know when your next maintenance check-up should be, check the little sticker on the top left corner of your windshield. It will give you an indication of when you last had a check up and when you will need your next one. If there is no sticker, check the owner’s manual in the glove box for more information.