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Car Maintenance Checklist: The Ultimate Guide for Vehicle Owners

As car enthusiasts ourselves, we believe that maintaining your vehicle is one of the most important things you can do to keep it running smoothly and safely for years to come. That's why we've compiled the ultimate car maintenance checklist to keep your car in top shape.
1. Regular Oil Changes
Regular oil changes are essential to keep your engine running smoothly. It's recommended to change your oil every 3,000 to 5,000 miles depending on your car's make and model. It’s also important to use the proper oil type and weight specified in your owner's manual.
2. Check and Replace Filters
Air and oil filters keep your engine running smoothly by preventing dirt and debris from entering the engine. Check and replace your filters regularly to ensure your car is running at peak performance.
3. Tire Maintenance
Regularly check the tire pressure and make sure they are properly inflated. Also, check for any signs of wear and tear, such as cracks or bulges. Rotate your tires every 5,000 miles to promote even wear and maximize their lifespan.
4. Brake Checks
Your brakes are one of the most important components of your car. Regular checks, such as changing brake pads, checking the brake fluid level, and ensuring proper brake operation, will keep your car safe on the road.
5. Cooling System
The cooling system keeps the engine at its optimal temperature. Regular maintenance includes chekcing and flushing the coolant every two years (depending on your make and model) to prevent engine overheating and other problems.
6. Battery Maintenance 
A strong battery is essential to proper car function. Check your battery's charge level and condition regularly by looking for signs of corrosion on the terminals. If your battery is old or has low voltage, it’s time to replace it.
7. Transmission Fluid
Transmission fluid lubricates the gears and prevents damage caused by overheating. It's important to have it checked regularly and changed according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.
By following these simple maintenance guidelines, you’ll be able to keep your car running smoothly and safely for years to come. Our team at Walt Eger's Service Center are always here to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Contact us to schedule your next maintenance check.


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