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Routine Car Maintenance

ROUTINE CAR MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST D Taking your vehicle to an auto mechanic for regular maintenance extends its useful life and can uncover or prevent larger problems. Although every car has a different maintenance schedule, here are some typical services performed based on engine usage: 008000KM Y 012000 KM Change oil and oil filter according to manufacturer's recommended maintenance schedule OIL Brake, power steering, coolant, wiper and anti-freeze fluids should be checked at least every 3 months Check tires and exterior lights 020000KM Y 030000KM Replace the air filter for better performance and fuel economy Rotate tires after every other oil change Inspect the battery and coolant 064000 KM 100000 KM Change spark plugs and spark plug wires - service turbocharged car spark plugs closer to 60,000km Inspect the ignition system and suspension Accessory drive and timing belts as well as rubber hoses should be changed every 100,000 km or 4-5 years - whichever comes first EVERY 100000 Км EVERY 50,000 KM Power steering system, transmission and transfer case fluid should be changed Inspect and replace the battery Inspect the coolant, brake pads, radiator hoses,HVAC system and all suspension components EVERY 2 YEARS Complete brake system check and braking fluid flush - change brake fluid when it gets honey or darker coloured EVERY 3-5 YEARS Replace radiator fluid Sources: http://www.carhelpcanada.com/12622/Long-Term-Maintenance-Schedule.htm http://www.carsdirect.com/car-maintenance/a-routine-car-maintenance-schedule-based-on-engine-mileage Secondary Sources: http://www.fox42kptm.com/story/26522353/routine-maintenance-keeps-old-cars-running-longer-saves-money http://www.guelphmercury.com/shopping-story/4326668-the-importance-of-routine-car-maintenance/ http://driving-tests.org/beginner-drivers/importance-of-routine-tune-ups/ http://blog.esurance.com/car-maintenance-by-the-mile-what-your-mechanic-isnt-telling-you/#. VCIOsxba7al f y in 8* You Tube 1-866-994-2284 Automotive TRAINING CENTRES 519-220-1650 www.autotrainingcentre.com

Routine Car Maintenance

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Not sure how often to bring your car in for a check-up? Check your owner’s manual, or take a look at our simple infographic for easy-to-follow guidelines.

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