What Does Regular Car Maintenance Include?

It seems that there are a lot of drivers on the road who don’t keep up the vehicle maintenance needed to keep their vehicle in good operating condition. Or, it could be that they just don’t have the money in their budget to pay on seemingly unnecessary items. The potential cost of repairing the damage that could take place in your vehicle’s engine, transmission, or suspension systems (just to name a few) would be much greater than actually paying for the recommended preventative vehicle maintenance items. You have probably heard it before because it is true—you don’t save money by extending the time between the recommended vehicle maintenance service intervals.

Are you wondering what does regular car maintenance include? Here are the most common items:

  • Changing the oil and filter
  • Tire service–rotation, alignment, balancing, air pressure (including the spare)
  • Car battery
  • Topping off or replacing fluids for the radiator, transmission, power steering, brakes, and even the windshield washer
  • Air filter
  • Horn
  • Windshield wiper
  • Lights (exterior and interior)
  • Air conditioner and heater

There are a couple of bit benefits of keeping up with preventative vehicle maintenance. First, your mechanic can let you know what is starting to wear out, what needs replacing right away, and what’s looking great. Secondly, you can drive your car with confidence, know that you have a reliable and safe source of transportation.

If you need to know more about what does regular car maintenance include, contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center at (360) 692-1414 for more information about the preventative vehicle maintenance intervals and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.

Written by The Wrench LTD