What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Once you’ve found the new or used car of your dreams in Vancouver, it’s time to start taking care of it! Most major issues and repairs can be avoided by sticking to a regular automotive maintenance schedule, with various mileage intervals guiding you on what needs to be addressed and when. Learn what to watch for with the service experts from Dick Hannah RAM!

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

While every vehicle is different, for most cars you’ll need to perform an oil change every 3,000 miles or so. In addition, you’ll want a certified technician to check:

  • 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, tread, and wear and tear

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

Adding on to the above, at the six-month mark you’ll want to check in on the following components:

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

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

On a yearly basis, it’s important to service the following areas:

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

Every Month

In addition to the above intervals, there are maintenance checks you should do each month:

  • 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

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

While car maintenance may seem inconvenient in the moment, these vital checks help ward off bigger problems down the line. Your car is a fine-tuned machine that needs care to keep performing, and without regular service, problems could be mounting under the hood, causing expensive repairs in the future. At Dick Hannah RAM, our certified technicians give your vehicle the attention it deserves, using OEM parts to ensure the best fit and performance moving forward.

Take Advantage of the Dick Hannah RAM Service Department

Keep running strong by scheduling a service appointment near Beaverton today! We host a regular selection of service specials to make your next check-in easy and affordable, and our expert team will have you driving with confidence. We can’t wait to work with you!

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