Preventative Maintenance

The best way to prevent long-term and costly problems with your vehicle is to keep up with its preventative maintenance schedule. One major key to successfully making sure you are doing all you need to do is to read your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Regardless of your vehicle’s make or model, its owner’s manual will contain a maintenance schedule. Every make and model is different, and standby beliefs such as “You have to change your oil every 3,000 miles,” may not apply to your car.

The maintenance schedule within your owner’s manual is provided by the people who understand your vehicle the best—the company that built it. The manufacturer provides suggestions for how often you need to change your oil, filters, driving belts, timing belts and more.

While some preventative maintenance—such as topping off fluids—can be performed by the vehicle’s owner, other, more complicated procedures should be done by experts like the team at Scott’s Import Service. Our team can keep your vehicle in top shape by performing the following maintenance:

  • Inspecting and replacing timing belts (preventing damage to other accessories)
  • Inspecting and replacing serpentine belts (preventing damage to other accessories)
  • Checking and changing oil
  • Checking, repairing and replacing battery connection components
  • Checking and replacing batteries
  • Checking and replacing cabin air filters: This can keep your car comfortable during the hot summer months.
  • Checking and replacing your engine air filter, You may need to replace your engine air filter more frequently if you drive in stop-and-go traffic or have a long commute.
  • Checking and replacing spark plugs
  • Tire rotation: This helps ensure even wear on your tires, which can help prevent blowouts and leaking. It also helps make your ride smoother.
  • Tire balancing: Balancing your tires prevents wear, which can significantly improve their life and save you money.
  • Wheel alignment

By following your vehicle’s owner’s manual and having your vehicle inspected and maintained regularly, you can greatly reduce problems and save money in the long run. Let the expert team at Scott’s Import Service help your vehicle stay in good condition.

Preventative Maintenance

Check Monthly
Check Engine Light
Lights
Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
Check every 3 months / 3,000 miles
Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Check Engine Light On
Air Filter
Oil and Filter
Exhaust
Fuel Filter
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
Check every 6 months / 6,000 miles
Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Chassis Lubrication
Check Engine Light
Polish
Air Filter
Oil and Filter
Exhaust
Fuel Filter
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
Windshield Wiper Blades
Check every 9 months / 9,000 miles
Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Check Engine Light
Air Filter
Car Oil and Filter
Exhaust
Fuel Filter
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
Check every 12 months / 12,000 miles
Transmission Fluid
Battery and Cables
Belts
Brakes
Air Filter
Chassis Lubrication
Check Engine Light
Coolant (Antifreeze)
Engine Air Filter
Engine Oil and Filter
Exhaust
Fuel Filter
Hoses
Lights
Power Steering Fluid
Spark Plugs
Steering and Suspension
Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
Windshield Wiper Blades

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