Leesburg, Virginia - Monthly Auto Maintenance Check List -

By Sydny Atwood

Updated May 3rd, 2017

Leesburg, Virginia - Miles can add up quickly, especially if you have a long commute, take care of your vehicle by performing regular preventative maintenance checks: 

 

Quick Monthly DIY Checks:

• Tire inflation, visual check, and treadwear check.

• Oil and transmission fluids

• All exterior lights

• Windshield washer fluid

 

Every 5,000 Miles

• The standard recommendation for an oil change is 5,000 miles, verify with your auto-care provider

• Getting a tire rotation while in for your oil change will help ensure you get the most miles out of your tires.

 

Every 15,000 Miles

Replace

  • air filter

  • cabin air filter

  • carbon canister filter

  • wiper blades

Check

  • Battery for reserve power, check battery cables for condition clean and clamps for corrosion.

  • Engine’s serpentine belt for signs of visible wear.

  • All hoses for connections

Every 30,000 Miles

• Flush transmission fluid, replace transmission filter

• Flush coolant from radiator and perform pressure test to check for leaks before replacing the coolant

• Have a full diagnostic check run – there can be small issues that the engine’s computer can still register that don’t illuminate the Check Engine light.

• Lubricate and hinges, such as door or hood.

Every 60,000 Miles

• Repeat the 30,000-mile maintenance checklist

• It may be time to replace your timing belt, check your owner's manual.  

• Check the condition of your brake pads and rotors.]

 

Every 100,000 Miles

 

• Today’s spark plugs are designed to last 100,000 miles.

• Have a compression check on all cylinders done

Published by Hogan & Sons Tire and Auto | www.hoganandsonsinc.com | Author: Sydny Atwood | Copyright May 2017

*Always check your owner’s manual for your vehicle model’s specific instructions before attempting any type of repair.