What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Regular car maintenance is crucial, whether you’ve recently purchased a new Chevy or a used car. On that note, you might be wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” Different makes, models, and years will have different maintenance schedules recommended by their respective OEMs. However, there are certain key auto services that pretty much every driver needs to be cognizant of — and we’ve outlined those for you below. Read on to learn more about car maintenance at different intervals. 

Standard Recommended Car Maintenance Schedule

You want to make sure that the most important aspects of your vehicle are getting regular maintenance. The basic intervals below address those components: 

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tire tread wear, and tear check
  • Engine oil and air filter

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle
  • Chassis lubrication

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Brake system
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension
  • Coolant levels

Car Maintenance to Complete Monthly

You can rely on the service center at Ken Garff Chevrolet to take on larger repairs, such as full-scale inspections and parts replacements. But, there are small jobs you can complete at home to keep your car looking and operating at its best. These include: 

  • Always keep an eye out for the “check engine” light
  • Ensure that all lights — both exterior and interior — are working properly
  • Check tire treads and tire pressure 
  • Replace windshield wiper fluid 
  • Keep the exterior and interior of your car clean 

Choose the Service Center at Ken Garff Chevrolet for Routine Repairs 

Now that you have a better idea of what a basic car maintenance schedule looks like, it’s time to start planning your next auto service appointment. Whether you drive a sedan, SUV, or truck, the service team at Ken Garff Chevrolet has you covered. We can handle repairs for cars of all makes and models, especially Chevy. Schedule a service appointment online or call us at (801) 960-3340 with any questions about our service menu. 


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