Creating a Long-Lasting Vehicle
Routine Maintenance! Any mechanic or auto technician will tell you that routine maintenance is the key to a long lasting vehicle.
Living in the West Hartford, CT area means your car or truck will experience all 4 seasons which brings extreme heat and cold. Don’t forget all of the things that comes with it such as sand, ice, salt, potholes etc. Routine maintenance is essential especially in West Hartford because it will help you find any issues that started because of these extreme conditions.
Even though this maintenance is highly recommended many drivers hesitate when it comes to everyday vehicle basics.
A recent study has found:
· 19 percent of vehicles needed new belts
· 16 percent had dirty air filters
· 38 percent had low or dirty engine oil
· 10 percent had low or contaminated brake fluid
· 54 percent had low tire pressure
· 28 percent had inadequate cooling protection
The International Auto Service Center recommends that you get your routine maintenance check as specified below.
Every 3,000 to 7,000 Miles
The oil and oil filter should be replaced according to the manufacturer's auto maintenance schedule with a majority suggesting the oil and oil filter be replaced every 3,000 miles. Also, inspection of the transmission fluid level, coolant, power steering fluid, windshield washer fluid and wipers, tires and all exterior lights.
Every 15,000 to 30,000 Miles
Replace the air filter every 15,000 miles. Every 20,000 miles inspect the battery and coolant. Most 25,000-mile maintenance service requires replacing the fuel filter. Every 30,000 miles, replace the air filter and power steering fluid. Inspect the coolant, radiator hoses, HVAC system, brake pads and all suspension components.
Every 35,000 to 50,000 Miles
Inspect and replace the battery every 35,000 miles, as needed. Every 40,000 miles replace the spark plugs and spark plug wires and inspect the ignition system and suspension.
Every 60,000 Miles
Replace brake pads and brake fluid, radiator hoses, coolant, power steering fluid and timing belt. Inspect the HVAC, suspension components and tires.
When it’s time for your vehicles routine maintenance call the International Auto Service Center at (860) 953-1675 or visit us online at www.iascct.com to schedule an appointment.