Changing your oil and replacing clogged oil filters regularly will keep your engine components from wearing down prematurely. This should be done on the schedule recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer.
Rotating your Tires
You should rotate your vehicles tires every 6000 miles to assure that they will wear more evenly. This will make your tires last longer and have better traction.
Some types of vehicles are equipped with directional tires which have special rotation needs.
Your air conditioning system will run more efficient if you flush the lines once every six months.
Annual brake inspections will ensure the continued safety of your vehicle. Maintenance can be performed at this time to extend the life of your brake pads, shoes, and calipers.
Having your wheels aligned annually will keep your tread wear to a minimum and increase your traction.
Every 30,000 Miles
Every 30,000 miles you should have your transmission, cooling system, brake fluid, ignition and on-board computers checked.
Transmission fluid can break down over time, and if not replaced, could result in costly damage to your transmission.
The cooling system of your engine must also be maintained to prevent overheating which could damage your engine or transmission.
Brake fluid may also become contaminated. This can deteriorate the components in your brake system and compromise the safety of your vehicle.