- Oil change: Every make and model varies in terms of how often you should get an oil change, but it’s always good to go off a general rule. For GM vehicles, Tegenkamp said you should have a minimum of one oil change a year and for import vehicles, every 3000-5000 miles, or two a year.
- Tire pressure, rotation and alignment: You should check your tire pressure after every fill up, Tegenkamp says. And here’s something cool I found out: Every car has a sticker on the inside of the door: Check it out! It will tell you exactly what your tire pressure should be. Tire rotations should be done every 7000 miles according to Tegenkamp.
- Fluids: Transmission, anti-freeze, coolant, engine oil, windshield wiper fluid…All these fluids should be flushed at appropriate times. All will vary. Just make sure you get regular checkups.
- Fuel injectors: These should be flushed out every 30,000 miles, Tegenkamp says. Helps with fuel economy! Who doesn’t love that!
- Brakes: Most cars have sensors on there brake pads. If you start to hear a screeching noise while driving, it’s time to get em checked out!
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