Although cars come in different shapes and sizes, they are all composed of the same essential parts. This means that most vehicles will follow the same basic maintenance schedule. Catlett’s Service Center & Towing has put together this maintenance plan that you could follow to keep your car running smoothly.
Maintenance Required at 60,000 Miles
Around 60,000 miles, your vehicle will need several parts inspected. The average driver puts roughly 12,000 miles on their car annually. The original components have been driven on for 4 – 5 years, so many may end their lifespan.
- Brake Pads and Brake Shoes – Most brake pads will last 30,000 – 80,000 miles, depending on where you drive. Our technicians can check how much life is left on your brake pads. Waiting to replace brake pads could result in damage to your brake rotors.
- Battery Life – Most batteries will last between 3 – 5 years, depending on how cold your climate gets in the winter. We can test your battery to see how close it is to the end of its lifespan. The last thing you want is to discover that your battery is dead by surprise one morning.
- Replacing Brake Fluid – Brake fluid should be replaced every 2 – 4 years or every 45,000 miles. You should follow your specific car’s manufacturer guidelines on replacing brake fluid.
Maintenance Required at 90,000 Miles and Over
At 90,000 miles, your vehicle may need several parts replaced. Your vehicle’s maintenance history up to this point will be a significant deciding factor on how much you will have to return at 90,000 miles. Some parts, such as timing belts or spark plugs, may wear out naturally around 90,000 miles. We recommend bringing your vehicle to Catlett’s Service Center & Towing for a thorough diagnostic exam once you hit 90,000 miles.
Fast and Hassle-Free Car Maintenance
Today’s vehicles are increasingly complex, and regular maintenance can be a hassle. Bring your car to Catlett’s Service Center & Towing, and let us do the dirty work. We can keep your vehicle running smoothly by performing maintenance on a regular schedule. Please call our office at 410-798-5446 to schedule an appointment.