What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

February 12th, 2019 by

Male mechanic changing the oil on a vehicle

After you buy a new Kia or used vehicle near New Orleans, it’s important to keep up with regular car services to ensure that it runs properly for years to come. Not only does this help you get the most out of your investment, but routine maintenance saves you from having to pay for more serious, and more expensive, issues down the road. Follow this car maintenance schedule to keep all aspects of your car in proper working order.

Every Month

These are the maintenance checks you should perform every month on your vehicle:

  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Check the following vehicle components:

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

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

In addition to the three-month/3,000-mile maintenance, you’ll want to have these components checked every six months or 6,000 miles:

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

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

These systems and components should be checked annually:

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

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

It seems like common sense, but we often forget that our vehicles are intricate machines that need regular care to function properly for your Marrero drives. Without that routine auto service, you risk experiencing more involved issues down the road, such as a dead battery that needs a jump. This can lead to the need for expensive auto parts and repairs. Routine maintenance not only keeps your car, truck, or SUV in running smoothly, but it also saves you money.

Take Advantage of the Ray Brandt Kia Service Department

When your vehicle is due for one of these routine maintenance intervals, let the professionals help. Schedule a service appointment with our highly trained technicians in Harvey, and check out our service specials to help you save on regular car services.

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