What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Whether you’re about to purchase a new or used car, or have been driving the same Jeep Wrangler around the streets of Orland Park for the last 10 years, you need to be certain you’re servicing your vehicle correctly. The only way to be sure that your car will continue running without issue is to have routine automotive maintenance performed regularly. Discover the schedule you should follow to ensure your car performs its best, and then come on down to Bettenhausen CDJR in Tinley Park where our knowledgeable representatives will be more than willing to help keep your vehicle in tip-top shape.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

These following maintenance inspections should be performed every three months or 3,000 miles:

  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, and wear and tear
  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

For every six months or 6,000 miles, you will want to inspect the following:

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

In addition to the maintenance, you should do every three and six months, to ensure your car is running the best it can be, you should get the following examined every year:

  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension
  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels

Every Month

The following are some simple things you can personally do each and every month to ensure your car is running well:

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Examine tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

We all wish our cars could just run without issue forever, but that simply isn’t the case. Each and every vehicle is a complex machine with many features that can become outdated and worn out over time, and may need to be fixed or completely replaced. One way to ensure you’re doing the best for your car is by following a routine maintenance schedule. If you follow the steps listed above every one, three, six, and twelve months, then your vehicle will perform better in the long run, and also save you some money as well.

Take Advantage of the Bettenhausen CDJR Service Department

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