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Car Care Service Schedule

Make Your Auto Care A Priority

It’s that time of year again where you need to be checking your car care service schedule to see what needs to be serviced on your vehicle. And April is a great time to do that since Spring is upon us. Using the Infographic below, see how your vehicle measures up:

Car Care Service Schedule Lapeer MI
[Source: http://www.carcare.org/car-care-service-schedules/general-service-schedule/]

How did your vehicle fare compared to the chart?

The Car Care Council took a survey last year and found out that 84% of the vehicles inspected were in need of some kind of service or repair. Here is a breakdown of what they found:

  • 25% of cars had low or dirty engine oil
  • 18% of air filters checked were dirty
  • 18% needed new belts
  • 17% had low coolant levels
  • 16% needed new wiper blades and 27% had low or contaminated washer fluid
  • 13% had low or contaminated brake fluid

As you can see, it is important to keep up on your vehicle maintenance. Not only to keep your car running smooth down the road, but it will keep you from higher repair costs and reducing the value of your car. Most of the service checks can be done at little or no cost and are quick and easy to do. We included a general service chart (provided by the Car Care Council) to help you keep up to date on your regular car maintanance:

General Car Care Service Schedule

Check Frequently

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights On
  • Engine Oil Level
  • Lights
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 3 Months/3,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 6 Months/6,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Check Every 9 Months/9,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check every 12 Months/12,000 miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

If you are in need of assistance to handle work needing to be done according to the car care service schedule, then give us a call at (810) 664-8811. We’ll get you taken care of!

About the Author Ron McDougall

Ron became the company president of E & L Service, Inc. in 1991 at the request of his grand-parents. With an automotive and heavy equipment background, Ron's focus is to bring the highest quality repair & towing services to Lapeer residents.