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Preventative Maintenance Tips
Create a maintenance schedule for your vehicle
Change your oil
Weekly maintenance
Oil
Coolant level
Brake fluid
Automatic transmission fluid or clutch fluid
Windshield washer fluid
Power steering fluid
Tire pressure
Visual inspection of engine or ground for fluid leaks
Change the oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles or 3 months, whichever comes first.
Every 6 months/15,000 miles
Replace air and fuel filters
Check brakes
Check belts and hoses
Rotate tires
Check/adjust clutch (manual transmission only)
Check transmission gear oil
Check CV boots (front wheel drive)
Check differential gear oil (rear wheel drive)
Lube front end
Lube door, hood, and trunk hinges
Every 2 years/30,000 miles
Tune up (check owner's manual for manufacturer's recommendations)
Transmission service (automatic transmission; includes replacing ATF, pan gasket, filter, and adjusting bands as needed)
Flush cooling system
Bleed brake system
Check condition of tires and exhaust system
Wheel alignment
Every 4 years/60,000 miles
Replace timing belt, water pump, timing belt tensioner, crankshaft seal, and camshaft seal
Major tune up (30,000 mile service)
Change differential gear oil (RWD)
Change manual transmission gear oil
Replace thermostat and radiator cap
Replace O2 sensors
Replace belts
Replace clutch (manual transmission)
 
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