Basic car care is the key to a long-lasting vehicle, improving vehicle safety and dependability.
A vehicle like every machines needs a regular upkeep to maintain and improve it's general and overall performance.
The mileage chart below is a basic maintenance guide for most vehicles to keep them running at optimum performance. Vehicles are not maintenance free. They require keeping the fluids in the vehicle fresh and clean, and keeping tune parts in good condition promotes longevity, cleaner emissions, better fuel mileage and engine performance.
While some preventative maintenance such as topping off fluids can be performed by the vehicle’s owner, other, more complicated procedures should be done by experts like us at GT4U.
Our team can keep your vehicle in top shape by performing the following maintenance:
Inspecting and replacing timing belts (preventing internal engine damage)
Inspecting and replacing serpentine belts, tensioners & idler pulleys (preventing damage to other accessories)
Checking and changing oil
Checking, repairing and replacing battery connection components
Checking and replacing batteries
Checking and replacing cabin air filters: This can keep your car comfortable during the hot harmattan season and reduce dust and odours
Checking and replacing your engine air filter, you may need to replace your engine air filter more frequently if you drive in stop-and-go traffic or have a long commute.
Checking and replacing spark plugs
Tire rotation: This helps ensure even wear on your tires, which can help prevent blowouts and leaking. It also helps make your ride smoother.
Tire balancing: Balancing your tires prevents wear, which can significantly improve their life and save you money.
Check and adjust all tires to proper tire pressure per the manufacturer's specifications of proper inflation psi.
These basic maintenance guidelines can vary slightly based on your vehicle year, make and model.
Read your owner's manual
It contains manufacturers’ specific information regarding maintenance schedules pertaining to your vehicle.
Every 3,000 Miles
Replace Oil Filter
Inspect Air Filter
Check and Top Off All Fluid Levels
Check Tire Pressure
Every 7,500 Miles
Replace Wiper Blades
Every 15,000 Miles
Replace Fuel Filter (If In-Line)
Replace Cabin Air Filter
Every 30,000 Miles
Replace Automatic Transmission Fluid
Replace Automatic Transmission Filter
Flush Cooling System
Replace Spark Plugs (Vehicles with Non-Platinum Spark Plugs)
Fuel Injection and Carbon Clean Service
Every 50,000 Miles, Replace Fluids for:
Every 60,000 Miles
Timing Belt (This Varies Per Manufacturers Specifications on Your Vehicle)
Replace Spark Plugs (This Includes Vehicles with Platinum Spark Plugs)
Replace Spark Plug Wires