Auto Info, etc.

Specifications may vary.

ALWAYS consult your Owner's Manual for specifications

for YOUR vehicle.

 

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Typically, for maximum performance, change fluid as specification requires.

 

Battery and Cables

Should be clean, tight and free of corrosion.  If 3 years old or over, should be tested and replaced if necessary.

 

Belts

Check V-belts and serpentine belts for looseness and condition.  Replace timing belt, typically every 60,000 to 120,000 miles.  Failure to replace timing belt may cause a breakdown and/or serious engine damage.

 

Brakes

Check annually, including linings, rotors and drums.

 

Cabin Air Filter

Should be replaced annually.

 

Check Engine Light On

If light comes on while driving, vehicle has an emissions or sensor problem. Vehicle will need to be scanned to diagnose the problem.   

 

Coolant (Antifreeze)

NEVER open a a hot radiator cap.  Check level at reservoir.  Change coolant annually on most vehicles.

 

Engine Air Filter

Should be inspected at each oil change.  Replace annually or when leaking, torn, water or oil soaked, dirty or showing other signs of wear.

 

Engine Oil and Filter

Most vehicles require service every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.  Always consult your Owner's Manual.

 

Fuel Filter

Should be replaced if restricted or water contaminated.  Fuel filter should be replaced at scheduled maintenances to help vehicle performance.

 

Hoses

Should be inspected at each oil change.  Should be replaced when leaking, brittle, cracked, rusted, swollen or restricted.

 

Lights

Check fuses first.  Replace bulbs immediately if light is out.

 

Power Steering Fluid

Check with the engine warm.  If frequent topping off is required, inspect for leaks and replace fluid if contaminated.

 

Spark Plugs

Typical replacment intervals range from 30,000 to 100,000 miles.  Consult your Owner's Manual.

 

Steering and Suspension

Should be inspected annually, including shock absorbers, struts, and chassis parts, such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components.  Replace if leaks, damage and loose mounting hardware are found.  Symptoms of worn suspension include uneven tire wear and excessive bouncing after bumps.

 

Tire Inflation and Condition

Should be checked at every oil change (including the spare.)  Tread should be checked for uneven or irregular wear and cuts or bruises along the sidewalls.  Tire pressure should be maintained at the recommended pressure.  Tires should be replaced if worn or damaged.

 

Windshield Washer Fluid

Check level monthly.  Some vehicles have 2 reservoirs (2nd one for the back window.)  Use washer fluid only (not water.)

 

Wiper Blades

Replace every 6 months or when cracked, cut, torn, streaking or chattering.

 

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