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Maintenance by the Mile

This scheduled maintenance information provided is for your informational purposes and as a guideline only to help you with your auto repair and maintenance. This information is offered on an “as is” basis. One Stop Auto Parts & Service Center does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use of or the results of the use of this information. Actual Factory Scheduled Maintenance recommendations may differ based on several factors including driving habits, conditions as well as year and make of vehicle.Your owner’s manual provides a routine auto maintenance schedule based on engine mileage for most cars.

Check Monthly

  • Tire inflation and condition
  • Oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Check engine light on

Every 3 Months/3,000 Miles

  • Change oil and replace oil filter (newer models and synthetic can go much longer)
  • Check power steering fluid level
  • Check washer fluid level

Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

  • Add fuel injector cleaner to fuel
  • Check power steering fluid level
  • Inspect transmission fluid level
  • Check C-V Boots
  • Wax car to extend life of paint and prevent rust
  • Adjust clutch, if a manual transmission (some are self-adjusting)
  • Rotate tires; have the wheel alignment adjusted (as needed)

Every 12 Months/12,000 Miles

  • Inspect belts
  • Rotate tires
  • Inspect brakes, including brake linings, roters and drums
  • Inspect hoses and clamps
  • Clean battery connections
  • Check brake fluid level
  • Check manual transmission fluid
  • Check coolant strength
  • Back-flush radiator from engine side with garden hose
  • Rinse off air conditioner condenser
  • buff plastic headlight assembly, if dull (to maintain good visibility)

Every 24 Months/24,000 Miles

  • Flush coolant system
  • Check battery electrolyte level
  • Replace fuel filter
  • Change automatic transmission fluid

Every 30,000 Miles

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace power steering fluid
  • Replace oxygen sensors (for vehicles manufactured late 1970's to early 1990's)
  • Replace distributor cap and rotor (if applicable)
  • Inspect coolant, radiator hoses, HVAC system
  • Inspect brake pads
  • Inspect shocks for leaks and perform bounce test Replace PCV valve
  • Clean throttle body

Every 40,000 Miles

  • Replace fuel filter
  • Replace spark plugs and wires (some are designed to last up to 100,000 miles)
  • Inspect spark plug wires (if applicable)
  • Inspect ignition system and all suspension components
  • Inspect and replace battery as needed

Every 60,000 Miles

  • Replace air filter
  • Replace brake pads and brake fluid
  • Replace radiator hoses and coolant
  • Replacep ower steering fluid and timing belt
  • Change automatic transmission fluid
  • Inspect V-belts and serpentine belts and replace if needed.
  • Inspect HVAC, suspension components and tires
  • Have front end inspected alignment checked

Every 80,000 Miles

  • Inspect U-joints

Every 100,000 Miles

  • Replace oxygen sensors (for vehicles manufactured after mid-1990's)
  • Replace rear axle lubricant

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