What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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If you are a first-time car owner or you’ve recently switched to a new model in Portland, OR, you may be wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” While different vehicle body styles like sedans, SUVs, vans, or trucks, will have some variations in how often you’ll need car service, there is a standard schedule that you can use as a guideline. Discover that car maintenance schedule below, so you’ll know what to expect before scheduling your next appointment at Dick Hannah Jeep!



Standard Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule

By a certain interval– whether it is time or mileage, your vehicle will need a specific set of services and checks done. Here is what you can expect each interval:

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tire tread wear and tear check

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Monthly Car Maintenance

Besides your visits to our service center near Longview, you will also need to do some checks every month to ensure you’re driving safely on the road. These are some tasks that should be part of your monthly checklist:

  • Check to see if the check engine light is on
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Make sure all the interior and exterior lights work
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Rely on the Service Department at Dick Hannah Jeep

With a better understanding of your car maintenance schedule in mind, all that there’s left to do is to find a service center that you can count on. The team of technicians at Dick Hannah Jeep is certified and experienced, and we even have an express lane to get back on the Battle Ground roads quickly. Let’s not forget about our MOPAR coupons either! You’ll be so happy with your experience at our service center that you’ll return every time your car needs service!


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