Major Regular Service Intervals
Routine scheduled maintenance is mandatory in order to keep your car running properly.
The guidelines below are the approximate intervals many car manufacturers suggest that auto maintenance service be performed. However, we always refer to the owner’s or service manual for the particular car’s required service intervals.
Here are some generalizations on what is typical for regular maintenance. (However we will go by the individual manufacturer’s specifications for each vehicle.)
- Manufacturer’s Service Intervals
- WITHOUT PAYING DEALER COST
- Services required at 30/ 60/ 90K
- Service reminders sent via e-mail
Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles – The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer’s recommended auto maintenance schedule with a majority suggesting the oil and oil filter be replaced between 3,000 and 7,000 miles. Furthermore, inspection of the transmission fluid level, coolant, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and wipers, tires and all exterior lights is also encouraged. Inspect and replace the battery as needed.
Every 15,000 to 30,000 Miles – Inspect brake pads. Replace the air filter every 15,000 miles. Every 20,000 miles inspect the battery and coolant. Most 25,000-mile maintenance service requires replacing the fuel filter. Every 30,000 miles, inspect, service and clean the fuel system, and replace the air filter and power steering fluid. Inspect the coolant, radiator hoses, HVAC system, brake pads and all suspension components.
Every 60,000 Miles to 105,000 Miles – Inspect brake pads and brake fluid, radiator hoses, coolant, power steering fluid and timing belt. Timing belt to be replaced according to manufacturers interval (cannot be inspected). Inspect the HVAC, suspension components and tires. Oil changes and air filters are very important parts of engine maintenance; however, a thorough inspection of all engine, transmission, cooling, brakes and suspension components should also be performed regularly. if your vehicle is so equipped, your TIMING BELT should be replaced according to your manufacturers recommendations (inspection is not practical) – it is a critical part of the engine – which can result in a catastrophic failure.
Your owner’s manual provides a routine auto maintenance schedule based on engine mileage for most cars.