General car maintenance is an important part of your car’s survival. Routine maintenance is done for many reasons. Through regular maintenance you could retain the value of your car over time. Scheduled maintenance will ensure that any current problems or future problems will be looked at as (or before) they happen. Some general maintenance tasks include;

  • Car wash
  • Ceck/replace the engine oil and replace oil filters
  • Check/replace fuel filters
  • Inspect or replace windshield wipers
  • Check or refill windshield washer fluid
  • Inspect tires for pressure and wear
  • Tire balancing
  • Tire rotation
  • Wheel alignment
  • Check, clean or replace battery terminals and top up battery fluid
  • Inspect or replace brake pads
  • Check or flush brake fluid
  • Check or flush transmission fluid
  • Check and flush engine coolant
  • Inspect or replace spark plugs
  • Inspect or replace air filter
  • Inspect or replace timing belt and other belts
  • lubricate locks, latches, hinges
  • Check all lights
  • Tighten chassis nuts and bolts
  • Check if rubber boots are cracked and need replacement
  • Test electronics, e.g., Anti-lock braking system or ABS

General car maintenance is an integral part of your car’s long-term health and should not be ignored.