It is also important to have preventive care, general automotive maintenance, and regularly scheduled maintenance. General maintenance is an important aspect of the well-being and lifetime of a car. It is the basic necessity for the survival of a vehicle. Preventive care and scheduled maintenance are equally as important and are performed for a number of reasons. First, preventive and scheduled maintenance help hold the value of the car. This is necessary if you are planning to resell your vehicle in the future. The less problems your car has, the higher the amount you will be able to sell it for. Scheduled maintenance helps ensure that any problems, whether current or future, are handled before they get worse or arise.
Car maintenance, tune up and repairs comprise of a vast variety of topics, which are different for the exterior and interior of cars. For the exterior, maintenance and tune up services include protecting the paint, cleaning and waxing the car surface. It also comprises of maintenance of the tires, which is done by checking whether they are well inflated and whether their pressure is correct. All these fall under the category of general car maintenance.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?
What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.