Vehicle Maintenance Schedule: Your Ultimate Car Repair Planner

Published on

July 30, 2020

Scheduled car maintenance can drastically improve the efficiency of your vehicle's engine.

When you learn the habit of conducting regular car maintenance, you'll avoid potentially costly breakdowns and even extend your car's life. You can handle essential routine vehicle maintenance by following a regular schedule outlined in your owner's manual.

Monthly Maintenance
  • Check engine light (is it on?)
  • Cleaning interior and exterior
  • Lights
  • Tire inflation, tread, and general condition
  • Windshield washer fluid


Every 3 Months Maintenance/3,000 Miles
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Battery and cables
  • Belts
  • Check engine light (is it on?)
  • Engine oil and filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power steering fluid
  • Tire inflation, tread, and general condition
  • Windshield washer fluid


Every 6 months Maintenance/6,000 Miles
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Battery and cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Check engine light (is it on?)
  • Polish
  • Engine air filter
  • Engine oil and filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power steering fluid
  • Tire inflation, tread, and general condition
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Wiper blades


Every 9 Months Maintenance/9,000 Miles
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Battery and cables
  • Belts
  • Check engine light (is it on?)
  • Engine air filter
  • Engine oil and filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel Filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power steering fluid
  • Tire inflation, tread, and general condition
  • Windshield washer fluid


Yearly Maintenance/12,000 Miles
  • Automatic transmission fluid
  • Battery and cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin air filter
  • Check engine light (is it on?)
  • Polish
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Engine air filter
  • Engine oil and filter
  • Exhaust
  • Fuel filter
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power steering fluid
  • Steering and suspension
  • Tire inflation, tread, and general condition
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Wiper blades

You need to make sure that your vehicle is always in safe operating condition, and that means routine inspections and maintenance. Follow your manufacturer-recommended intervals found in your owner’s manual.

Source: Here's Your Basic Car Maintenance Schedule - Advance Auto Parts

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