What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Since you’re reading this, we can assume that you are a responsible driver who wants to take care of their car. That’s great! We’re here to give you the information you need to move forward. Whether you take monthly road trips to New Haven in a newer model, or simply do your weekly grocery shopping in a pre-owned vehicle, it’s imperative that you keep up with your car maintenance. A question we often get at Acura of Milford is “What is my car maintenance schedule?”. There is a general schedule that you can use as a guide. If you’d like a specific schedule tailored to your vehicle, call our service department.

Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

In general, the schedule below is a good guide to go by when looking at your maintenance schedule. It’s important to make sure all parts of your vehicle are serviced at the proper time so that it will run smoothly. Scheduled maintenance times are given below depending on time and mileage:

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

In between your scheduled maintenance at the service center, you can do a variety of routine checks at home to make sure your vehicle is in good shape. These smaller tasks typically don’t require additional equipment or parts. Routine at-home checks include:

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

Why Should I Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

A car maintenance schedule isn’t just a one-time thing, it’s to be followed as long as you have the vehicle. Why? It’s a great preventative measure. When you come in regularly, our technicians are able to catch any potential issues earlier. If you wait, these small problems can turn into large predicaments that require long, expensive repairs. In addition, regular check ups ensure continuous top performance while on Fairfield roads. Knowing your vehicle’s general maintenance schedule allows you to determine how often you should use your vehicle. If you have a newer car but are experiencing some problems, it might be best to get a rental car for your upcoming road trip. Many Bridgeport drivers like to take their car in for a quick check before traveling to different family events around the country for the holidays.

Rely on the Service Department at Acura of Milford

Visit us at Acura of Milford to determine what your Acura maintenance schedule is. You can schedule a service online. Our service department will take a good look at your car and answer any questions you may have regarding maintenance, parts, or servicing. We can even help you with simple tasks like replacing your Acura key fob battery. Contact us today for more information!


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