What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Whether you commute to Pittsburgh in a new or pre-owned vehicle, it’s important to keep up with your car service schedule. You may be wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” While different vehicle body styles like sedans, SUVs, vans, or trucks, will have some variations in how often you’ll need repairs, there is a relatively standard schedule you can use as a guideline to maintain proper vehicle care. Learn more about your car maintenance schedule and find expert service at Stuckey Automotive. 


Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

To ensure every component of your vehicle is being looked at over time, your car maintenance schedule runs through several intervals as seen below:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

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

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

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

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

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

Monthly Car Maintenance

While you can always count on your local service center to tackle the larger maintenance checks and replacements, there are several at-home routine tasks you can do to keep your vehicle in top shape. This includes: 

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

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

In addition to knowing what your car maintenance schedule is, you may be wondering why it’s important to follow it. Staying on top of your car maintenance schedule offers a range of benefits to Harrisburg drivers. The initial advantage is the continued performance of your vehicle, but bringing in your car for regular scheduled service and checks will enable technicians to spot and tackle any issues or repairs before they get worse, which will cost you even more time and money down the road. 

In addition, knowing your general maintenance schedule will enable you as a vehicle owner to assess whether you need to bring in your car for maintenance earlier if you use your vehicle more frequently. This is also helpful for those who may not be using their vehicle as often but want to ensure that their vehicle components are in top condition when they’re ready to hit the road. 

Rely on the Service Department at Stuckey Automotive 

Now that you have a better answer to “What is my car maintenance schedule?”, you can ensure your sedan, crossover, SUV, van, or truck continues to offer reliable and efficient performance on Chambersburg roads. At Stuckey Automotive we’re here to help you stay on track with our certified technicians who will have you back behind the wheel in no time and offer plenty of savings with our service discounts and coupons. Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment at our dealership near Williamsport!

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