What Is Your Car Maintenance Schedule?

Mechanic Going Over Checklist

When you upgrade your Cincinnati commute with a new or used vehicle, you’ll want to get the most out of your investment — that means keeping up with regular car maintenance. If you’re new to owning a car, it’s good to have a car maintenance schedule. What should be your car maintenance schedule? There are various mileage intervals at which experts recommend specific services, and the helpful professionals at Tom Gill Chevrolet will cover them all, below.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

At every three-month or 3,000-mile interval, it is recommended to have the following maintenance checks performed:

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

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

At every six-month or 6,000-mile interval, you should have the above maintenance checks performed, plus these additional services:

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

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Finally, the following yearly maintenance checks should be performed in addition to your six-month and three-month services:

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

Monthly Maintenance

In addition to getting regular maintenance checks at the intervals listed above, there are monthly maintenance checks you can perform as well to ensure an always safe and comfortable ride in Covington:

  • Check windshield wiper fluid and replenish if necessary
  • Check tire pressure and tire tread
  • Take note if your check engine light is illuminated
  • Check your interior and exterior lights’ functionality
  • Clean the interior and exterior of your vehicle

Why Should I Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Diligent Independence drivers may think this information is simply common sense, but it’s easy to forget that our cars are complicated machines that require proper care to function properly. If you were to skip regular auto service, you could be at risk of experiencing more serious and costly issues in the future. Following a car maintenance schedule will not only keep your car running well, but it can save you money in the long-run, too.

Mechanic Going Over Checklist with Driver

Schedule Service at Tom Gill Chevrolet

The service department at Tom Gill Chevrolet is here to help you keep up with a routine car maintenance schedule. Our certified factory-trained technicians have the skills and experience to service your vehicle with the utmost of care, and can get you back on the road to Burlington in no time. 

You’ll never need to delay vital service due to high costs thanks to our service specials, and with our online scheduler, it’s easy to find an appointment that suits your busy schedule. Have lingering questions about the maintenance schedule for your vehicle, like how it can change in the summer and winter? Contact us online or give us a call at 888-998-2309!

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7830 Commerce Drive Florence, KY


Phone: 888-998-2309

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