Basic maintenance is blocking and tackling for your car.
Waiting until your car is broken to get it fixed is not a great idea. Oftentimes once something has broken, it will cost more to fix and will cause greater inconvenience for you.
To keep your car running in tip-top shape, it’s important to stay current on your basic maintenance. As the name suggests, basic maintenance is the minimum amount of upkeep your car should receive to continue motoring efficiently. It’s like your regular doctor’s checkup, but for your car.
Basic maintenance intervals vary from manufacturer and generally include:
- Oil change
- Fluid check and top-off
- Air filter inspections and replacement if necessary
- Cabin filter inspection and replacement if necessary
- Multi-point inspection of your vehicle’s drivetrain and wear items
- Tire inspection, pressure check and rotation
- Battery inspection
- Brake inspection
- Belt inspection