Tips To Help Your Car Stay On The Road Longer

Mechanic using a ratchet wrench

A few decades ago, a car would have been considered to be at the end of its life at the 100,000-mile mark, but that’s simply not the case anymore. With regular routine maintenance and a little TLC, your car can easily reach and surpass the 200,000-mile mark.

Every Month

These simple monthly tasks will keep things running smoothly as you drive. Each month, ensure your tires are properly inflated and top off your windshield wiper fluid so you always get the best cleaning action.

Every 7,500 Miles

Average drivers rack up 7,500 miles about every eight months, and this is when you’ll have the most maintenance to do. Every eight months or 7,500 miles, change the oil and the oil filter (or at the interval recommended by your manufacturer), have the tires rotates so they wear evenly,  check the engine coolant level, and check to see if the windshield wipers need replacement. Thankfully, these tasks are relatively low cost in terms of automotive maintenance.

At 36,000 Miles

At this point, you’ll need to change the cabin air filter. This filter helps keep dust and pollutants from reaching you and your passengers inside the car.

At 72,000 Miles

Again at 72,000 miles, you’ll want to change the cabin air filter again as well as changing the engine cleaner filter. Also, be sure to check the evaporative system, which helps filter out polluting emissions your vehicle makes.

Over 100,000 Miles

Once you hit 100,000 miles, be sure to have the belts and hoses, specifically the timing belt, and the alignment of your car inspected. If any of these need to be taken care of, book your appointment with us at Nashville Toyota North for speedy, affordable service.

Miscellaneous Tips

Other routine maintenance items you should complete regularly include:

  • Brake Service
  • Clean the Battery
  • Replace Old Tires
  • Change the Spark Plugs

Additionally, be sure that the correct oil, brake, and steering fluids specified by your manufacturer are being used at every service appointment.

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Schedule Service

At Nashville Toyota North, we’re here to help you keep your car running well into the 200,000-mile range and even beyond. Schedule your next service appointment with us today.