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Follow This Car Maintenance Schedule: Part 1

A maintenance schedule is the last thing on your mind after purchasing a new or used vehicle. It would be best to have a good handle on the maintenance your car will need as it ages before you even drive it off the lot. Ignoring or delaying regular maintenance could cause significant problems down the line, leading to expensive repairs that could have been otherwise avoided. Catlett’s Service Center & Towing makes your vehicle’s maintenance plan easy. Follow our easy-to-remember maintenance schedule to ensure your car’s longevity.

Regular Oil Changes

You must receive regular oil changes every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer’s recommendation. Frequent oil changes are crucial for your vehicle’s health and should never be removed. Without new oil, your engine will overheat as parts grind against one another. This could lead to a critical engine failure.

The Ideal Maintenance Schedule Explained

Most car manufacturers break down car maintenance into a 30, 60, or 90 schedule. This refers to the mileage on your vehicle. A checklist of items should be inspected or touched up at the 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 mileage readings. If you bring your car into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing, our experienced technicians know which parts require maintenance at 30, 60, and 90 intervals.

Maintenance Required at 30,000 Miles

At 30,000 miles, your vehicle has accumulated several miles since it was driven off the lot. It’s time for your vehicle’s first “real” maintenance tune-up. By bringing your car to Catlett’s Service Center & Towing, we will examine the following parts:

  1. Air Filter – The air filter should be replaced every 15,000 – 30,000 miles, depending on your driving environment.
  • Tires – Your tires need to be rotated periodically to ensure they are not worn down unevenly. The technician will also check whether the tire tread is inflated to the correct PSI.
  • Fuel Filter – Your fuel filter may need to be replaced as early as 30,000 miles. Our technicians can run a diagnostic test to see whether you need to replace your fuel filter.

Visit Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for Routine Maintenance

Bring your vehicle into Catlett’s Service Center & Towing on a regular maintenance schedule to keep your car running well for years to come. Ignoring routine maintenance could lead to expensive repairs down the line. Please call our automotive shop at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment.