What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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A car maintenance schedule is a manufacturer’s recommendation for the checks and repairs that a vehicle needs. What is your car maintenance schedule designed to do, and why follow a schedule rather than simply bringing your car in for service when there’s a problem? By the time problems are showing in as you’re driving in Cordele, the root cause may already be advanced enough that you’re in for a significant repair. 



The best way to avoid unexpected high repair costs is to head to your local Tifton-area service center and have your car checked at the recommended frequency. Technicians will carefully check your car for the types of small issues that are likely to glow into larger problems over time. Not only will this maximize the lifespan of many parts and systems in your car, but taking a preventative approach to car care will reduce your car repair costs.

Suggested Car Maintenance Schedule Intervals

Your new car will be due for its first routine maintenance interval after three months, or when you’ve logged about 3,000 miles behind the wheel in Valdosta. Following that, your car will be due for further services that must be performed every 6 months and every 12 months. (Keep in mind that these are general maintenance intervals that can be applied to a wide range of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM models; check your owner’s manual for specific intervals.)

Here’s what technicians will be looking at:

Every 3 months / 3,000 miles

Every 6 months / 6,000 miles

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

Every 12 months / 12,000 miles

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

DIY Monthly Car Maintenance Checks

You can always rely on our team of experienced technicians to keep your car in great condition, but taking just a few minutes each month to perform some minor maintenance can go a long way:

  • Look for a check engine light on the dash
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Test all interior and exterior lights
  • Check tread depth and tire pressure
  • Check the levels of the motor oil, transmission fluid, and windshield wiper fluid

Schedule Certified Service at Albany Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Today

We’re happy to help out if you have further questions about what your car maintenance schedule is for, and how to get the most out of your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM vehicle. Whether you need brake repair or battery replacement near Albany, you can count on us to take care of it! Contact us today to learn more.


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