What Is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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It doesn’t matter if you drive a brand new Jeep Cherokee around Olathe or a classic Chrysler; it’s essential to keep up with your car maintenance schedule. Routine service that follows your auto manufacturers’ recommendations will prevent problems and help keep your car running smoothly on the Overland Park roads for many years. You may be wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” Good news, Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is happy to help! Below is a general guideline for a car maintenance schedule. If you have questions about your car, contact us. 

Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

To ensure every component of your new Dodge Charger is being checked regularly, your car maintenance schedule will look similar to this:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Check automatic transmission, power steering, and wiper fluid levels
  • Change engine oil and air filter
  • Inspect belts, hoses, and exhaust
  • Check that all the lights inside and out work and replace bulbs as needed
  • New fuel filter
  • Check tire pressure and tire tread 

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Inspect the car battery and cables
  • Lubricate the chassis
  • Replace your windshield wipers
  • Wax and polish your vehicle

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Inspect the brake system
  • Check coolant levels
  • Inspect transmission fluid levels
  • Check steering and suspension

Just remember, this is a general car maintenance schedule and your specific make or model service intervals could vary. We suggest you reference your owner’s manual if you’re not sure where to begin.

Monthly Car Maintenance

On top of your car maintenance schedule, there are several DIY tasks you can do to help keep your vehicle in top condition for Gardner drives, such as: 

  • Watch for the check engine light and if it comes on, schedule service at Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram
  • Keep the interior and exterior of your car clean
  • Ensure all the interior and exterior lights are working properly
  • Check your tire pressure and tread
  • Keep your windshield wiper fluid filled 

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Staying on top of your car maintenance schedule offers a host of benefits to both you and your car. Aside from the continued performance of your car, bringing it in for regular service will allow our certified technicians to spot and correct any issues before they get worse. So, ultimately, following a car maintenance schedule can save you a good deal of money!

Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is Always At Your Service

Now that you understand the answer to “What is my car maintenance schedule?” you can keep your car, SUV, van, or truck operating at top performance on the Springhill streets with the help of Olathe Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Our service team will have you back behind the wheel quickly! Check out our service discounts and coupons, and contact us today!

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