Mileage Vehicle Maintenance Checklist

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To keep you car running at it’s best, here is a checklist of what should be done when your car hit’s those miles.

Every 3,000 Miles: Change oil and replace oil filter, Check washer fluid level, Add fuel injector cleaner to fuel

Every Six Months: Check power steering fluid level, Wax car to extend life of paint/prevent rust

Every 5,000 Miles: Adjust clutch, if a manual transmission (some are self-adjusting)

Every 10,000 Miles: Inspect belts, Rotate tires

Every Year: Inspect brakes, Inspect hoses and clamps, Clean battery connections, Check brake fluid level, Check manual transmission fluid, Check coolant strength, Back-flush radiator from engine side with garden hose

Rinse off air conditioner condenser, buff plastic headlight assembly, if dull (to maintain good visibility)

Every 30,000 Miles: Replace spark plugs (some are designed to last up to 100,000 miles, so check to see what kind you have), Replace distributor cap and rotor (if applicable), Inspect spark plug wires (if applicable), Change transmission fluid, Replace oxygen sensors (for vehicles manufactured late 1970’s to early 1990’s), Inspect shocks for leaks and perform bounce test, Replace PCV valve, Clean throttle body

Every Two Years: Flush coolant system, Check battery electrolyte level

Every 40,000 Miles: Replace fuel filter

Every 60,000 Miles: Replace air filter, Change automatic transmission fluid, Inspect brakes, Inspect accessory drive belts, Replace timing belt, Have front end inspected alignment checked

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