What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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When commuting with a new or pre-owned vehicle, it is important that you keep up with your car maintenance schedule. But what is my car maintenance schedule? Although the general car maintenance schedule may differ when you use a sedans, SUVs, vans, or trucks, generally there is a standard guideline across all vehicles to care for your vehicle properly. Learn more about the car maintenance schedule and find expert service at Dan Cava's Buick GMC.



Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

To ensure every component of your vehicle is being looked at over time, your car maintenance schedule runs through several intervals as seen below:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

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

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

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

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

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

Monthly Car Maintenance Schedule

You will want to check in with us at Dan Cava's Buick GMC near Fairmont and Morgantown for the car maintenance above, but at the same time, there are several at-home routines that you can do to keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible: 

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled 

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Staying on top of your car maintenance schedule offers a range of benefits to Morgantown drivers. This includes continuous performance on your vehicle and will lower long-term costs if you check in on these issues before they spiral into heavy expenses. 

Rely on the Service Department at Dan Cava's Buick GMC 

Now that you have a better answer to “what is my car maintenance schedule?”, you can bring in your sedan, crossover, SUV, or truck into our dealership from Grafton whenever you need! Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment at our dealership near Buckhannon!


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