The Proper Maintenance Schedule For Your Car
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Posted by Lisa D. on June 15, 2017 in Auto Focus

You know car maintenance is important, but you may not know what parts need to be checked and how often.  A routine car maintenance schedule is typically based on time or mileage intervals. It can consist of checking items such as tires, filters, lights, brakes, fluids, cables, hoses, battery, and engine.

 

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all maintenance schedule that covers all vehicles. Maintenance needs vary depending on the type of vehicle and how you use it. While it can seem overwhelming and time-consuming, there are resources to help guide you:

 

  • The shop.  The dealership, repair shop, or service center may provide recommendations for keeping your vehicle running smoothly and provide service reminders.  
  • Your car may tell you when maintenance is due. A message may display on the dashboard or a light might indicate when service is required.
  • Your phone. There are various smartphone apps available to track your car’s maintenance history and set notifications for future work.
  • Owner’s manual. Your car’s manual is often your best resource. It was created by those who built the vehicle, so it should tell you what you need to know. Keep it in the glove compartment. You may also be able to find a copy of the owner’s manual on the manufacturer’s website for quick reference.

Having a car maintenance schedule will help make sure your ride is ready when you need it. Preventative car maintenance can also save you money. Take care of your car and let Acuity take care of your auto insurance so you can focus on the road ahead.

Lisa D.
Lisa D. has over 14 years of experience in the auto insurance industry, including 12 years at ACUITY. She obtained her P&C license and sold personal insurance for two years before starting at ACUITY, where she focuses on researching new auto coverages, helping with the auto pricing system, and leading auto insurance-related projects. On top of that, Lisa has her Association in General Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designations. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. The last two go hand in hand, as she takes pictures of her kids every day.


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