Today we want to go over some mileage milestones to keep in mind for your vehicle when it comes to maintenance.
1. 3,000 miles.
If you’ve been following our blog for awhile then you’ve heard this before, but 3,000 miles is what we recommend for oil changes. You may have heard different things from car dealerships and from other people, but if you change your oil every 3,000 miles you’ll be good to go. They are making cars that can go longer without an oil change, but we still recommend that you change it every 3,000 miles anyway. It’s better for your car’s longevity. Also, changing the oil this often helps you stay on top of it better. If you forget and get it done late, you’re not heading into the time frame that will hurt your engine.
2. 30,000 miles.
Another milestone you want to be aware of is the 30,000-mile check. We recommend general maintenance every 30,000 miles. At these checks, we check your fluids: transmission fluid, antifreeze, all the different types of fluids. We look at your tires and check the alignment. We always go off the manufacturer’s recommendations for whatever vehicle that you have, but 30,000 miles is a good time to have your vehicle routinely checked.
3. 90,000 miles.
At the 90,000 mile mark, you want to take care of major service issues. We’ll check your engine, spark plugs, timing belts, filters, etc. to make sure that your vehicle is going to hold up for the long haul. It’s very important that whoever is servicing your vehicle is abiding by the manufacturer’s guidelines for your specific vehicle.
You don’t want to drive your vehicle without paying attention to these very specific milestones. If you stick to these 3,000, 30,000, and 90,000 milestones, you’ll be good to go!
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