What are Common Intervals for Vehicle Maintenance?

Remembering how often your vehicle is due for a maintenance item can be tricky. Most vehicle owners are very well accustomed to regular oil changes, however some other important maintenance items may not be as clear. Here is a guide that will help you keep better track of when certain important services are due: 

Brake Pads, Rotors, and Fluid - Have the brake pads and rotors inspection every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Fluid needs to be replaced every 2 years. 

Engine Oil and Filter - Needs to be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. 

Steering and Suspension - Inspect every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Battery - Have it tested every 3 to 5 years.

Cooling System - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles.

Headlights, Taillights, Blinkers - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles.

Transmission Fluid - Change every 25,000 miles.

Air Filter - Change every 40,000 miles. 

Power Steering Fluid - Flush every 40,000 miles.

Spark Plug - Replace every 40,000 miles. 

Timing Belt - Change belt every 60,000 to 100,000 miles, or when needed. 

This guide is just meant to give you an idea of when maintenance items are needed, but often times you may need a service earlier than the given interval due to driving habits and frequency. 

If you are due for a scheduled maintenance item, don’t hesitate to give us a call today or stop by AC Auto Service Center and we will be happy to help!