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, I Want to Keep My Car for as Long as Possible With Minimum Cost

  • Under hood checks: Once a week or when refueling
  • Oil change: Every 3000 miles with oil filter
  • Washing: Every 2 to 4 weeks depending on conditions in your area. Garaged cars can go longer. Bird droppings should be removed as soon as possible as they can damage the finish
  • Waxing: Every 6 months to 1 year, or follow recommendations on the product you are using
  • Align and balance: Check the tires for unusual wear or drifting right or left when on a straight road(Click on Align & Balance for more info).
  • Tire rotation: Every 6 months to 1 year or follow manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Tune up: Follow manufacturer’s recommendation.
  • Winterizing: Every two years
  • Timing belt: Every 60,000 miles or check manufacturer’s recommendation. Check owner’s manual to see if your vehicle has one.
  • Filters: Follow manufacturer’s recommendation.

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