Vehicle Maintenance Schedule

Proactively tending to your vehicle maintenance schedule will help your vehicle operate with the maximum amount of performance, reliability, and service life. Periodic inspections of the vehicle’s systems are the easiest way to monitor its health. So what items need to be maintained regularly? Check your car’s manual, but AAA recommends the following vehicle maintenance schedule:

  • • Tire pressure and lights should be checked monthly
  • • Chassis lubrication, oil change with filter should be done every 3000 to 5000 miles
  • • Belts and hoses should be inspected at the same time your oil is changed
  • • Tires should be rotated and wheels balanced at every other oil change
  • • Brakes should be inspected at every other oil change
  • • Air filter should be replaced every 12,000 to 24,000 miles
  • • Fuel filter should be replaced every 24,000 to 100,000 miles
  • • Automatic transmissions should be serviced every 24,000 to 100,000 miles
  • • Wheel alignment should be checked every 12,000 to 24,000 miles or as indicated by tire wear
  • • Cooling system should be flushed and refilled every 40,000 to 100,000 miles
  • • Belts and hoses should be replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles or 5 to 8 years
  • • Timing belt should be replaced every 60,000 to 100,000 miles or 5 to 8 years
  • • Air conditioning should be checked every spring to make sure it’s working properly
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