Common Mileage Points for Auto Maintenance

Common Mileage Points for Auto MaintenanceAll vehicles require routine maintenance to remain in prime operating condition. Some forms of maintenance are needed much more frequently than others. While what your vehicle needs and when will vary depending on your specific make and model, the following is a general guide to auto maintenance. Be sure to check your owners manual to see exactly when you car needs service.

3,000 to 5,000 Miles - Oil Change

The most frequent service that any vehicle will need is an oil change. Performing this service is critical to ensure that the moving parts of the engine remain properly lubricated so they do not become damaged. Oil changes restore performance and fuel economy.

30,000 Miles

  • Belts & Hoses - At approximately 30,000 miles you will want to have all belts and hoses checked on your car. These parts are generally made of rubber and can wear out.
  • Spark Plugs - If spark plugs are not changed they will become corroded, resulting in misfires. This causes a rough idle and greatly decreases fuel economy.
  • Fluids - Your car requires fluid flush services to remove contaminants from within systems. This includes the power steering fluid, coolant and the transmission.

55,000 Miles

  • Suspension - Driving conditions can alter when suspension components such as shocks will need to be replaced, but for many cars it is between 50,000 and 60,000 miles.
  • Timing Belt - If your vehicle utilizes a timing belt be sure to have it inspected around 50,000 to 60,000 miles. While many of these belts need replacement every 75,000 to 100,000 miles, it is important that you keep an eye on it well before that mark, as a worn belt could snap, resulting in major engine damage.

100,000 Miles - Engine & Transmission Evaluation

When you hit the 100,000 mile mark it is smart to let a technician conduct a complete engine and transmission evaluation to assess their current condition. Any treatments to extend their life should be done.

Other items, such as the battery and tires, will need service too. When depends on the brand you use. As the miles add up on your car be sure to keep up with auto maintenance, or else you'll face major car trouble. For expert preventative auto maintenance in Kingman reach out to Aaction Automotive Center. Our team of professional technicians will keep your car running smooth. To schedule dealer alternative auto maintenance in Kingman give us a call at (928) 212-3510 today.

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