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What Vehicle Maintenance Schedule Should You Follow?

Most cars come with a user manual that is a guide for how to maintain and use the vehicle for maximum efficiency. However, some situations might require extra effort. If you want to create a maintenance schedule for your car, here is a schedule you can follow.

Regular maintenance

Most providers suggest different things to check for at 30000, 60000, and 90000 miles. A few other parts need frequent checking including;

Motor oil and filter changes

The average car is designed to travel between 3,000 and 8,000 miles without engine oil and filter maintenance. The maintenance interval can be extended by up to 15,000 miles when using synthetic oil. No matter how little you drive, you should change the engine oil at least once in every 12 months.

Caring for the Tires

The majority of more recent cars will come equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system. You'll need to purchase the traditional tire pressure gauge if you don't already have one of these. The tires should be rotated every 5,000–10,000 kilometers. This will help to prevent tire flats.

30,000-mile mark

Some parts might need maintenance sooner than others.

Engine Air Filter Replacement

An engine uses around 15 gallons of air to burn one gallon of fuel. Before entering the engine, this air needs to be cleaned of debris, dust, and insects, which is what the engine air filter performs. Every year or every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, the air filter needs to be changed.

Check the level of brake fluid

If the brake fluid is insufficient, have your car towed to a professional shop. Your brakes must have brake fluid to function, and a low level of fluid signals a severe safety concern.

60,000-mile maintenance

Before hitting 60,000 miles, ensure you service the following parts;


Batteries are impacted by extreme temperatures, aging, and extended periods of inactivity. Most batteries have a lifespan of four to five years, meaning the typical driver will travel 50,000 to 60,000 miles in that time.

Engine coolant

The majority of owner's manuals recommend replacing the coolant every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Never flush the old fluid into the drain because the majority of automotive coolant is extremely harmful.

90,000-mile checks

Parts that do not need maintenance for a while include;

The spark plugs

This Depends on what the automaker specifies. While some vehicles require new plugs every 20,000 miles, others only require them every 100,000 miles.

Timing belt

A timing belt might break at any time with no prior notice. Designers advise changing your timing belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles because if it fails, your vehicle will sustain severe damage. There are certain cars without timing belts.

30K, 60K, 90K Maintenance

Integrity Transmission & Auto Repair is open and ready to deal with all your maintenance needs. Stop by today to talk with a professional.

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