To be car care aware, incorporate the following service interval schedule items as part of your New Year”s resolution:
- Perform monthly checks of tire pressure and the condition of tires, lights and windshield washer fluid. The vehicle should also be cleaned monthly.
- Every three months or per the owner”s manual, check the engine oil and filter, check the levels of other fluids including automatic transmission, power steering and brake, and check the battery and cables, belts and hoses. The exhaust and fuel filter should also be checked at this interval.
- Every six months or 6,000 miles, the chassis lubrication should be checked and windshield wipers should be replaced.
- Every 12 months or 12,000 miles, the brakes, spark plugs, coolant and steering and suspension should be checked.