July 20, 2024

Carlena Shaddix

Innovative Transportation Tech

Know Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule & Save Money On Repairs

Know Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule & Save Money On Repairs


Driving a vehicle is an exciting experience. It’s also a responsibility that requires regular maintenance and care in order to maintain its condition and prevent any problems from arising that could put your safety or the safety of others at risk. Most vehicles require some sort of regular check-up by a professional mechanic, but there are several things you can do yourself to keep your vehicle running smoothly for as long as possible.

Know Your Vehicle’s Maintenance Schedule & Save Money On Repairs

Change your air filter.

Your air filter is the first line of defense in keeping your engine clean. It keeps dirt and other particles out of your engine, which can cause damage if they get into the moving parts. Air filters must be changed regularly to prevent this from happening. The recommended time frame for changing an air filter is every 10,000 miles (16,000 km).

Replace your vehicle’s oil and oil filter.

Your vehicle’s engine is the heart of your vehicle, so it’s important to keep it healthy. One way you can do that is by maintaining an oil change schedule. Oil lubricates and cools critical engine parts, as well as preventing wear on moving parts by reducing friction between them.

  • Replace your vehicle’s oil and oil filter every 3 months or 3,000 miles (whichever comes first).
  • If you have a turbocharged gasoline engine or a diesel-powered passenger car/light truck, replace the engine oil at 5/30/15K miles instead of 3/30K miles (or sooner if deemed necessary by your dealer).

Rotate your tires regularly.

If you want to save money on repairs and prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your car, it’s important to keep up with the maintenance schedule. One of the most effective ways to do this is by rotating your tires regularly. Tires should be rotated every 5,000-10,000 miles (7-14 km) to even out the wear on their treads and prevent uneven tire wear that can lead to blowouts. This simple step will also ensure that all four tires are aligned properly and not wearing out unevenly due to misalignment issues in the suspension system or other problems caused by improper alignment adjustments made during previous rotations.

Check the wear of your tire treads, brakes and suspension system regularly.


The tread on your tires should be at least 1/16 of an inch deep. You can check this by using a penny, which is exactly 2 inches in diameter. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head when you place it on the tread, then you need new tires.


Brake pads should be replaced when they have less than 1/32 of an inch remaining in them and rotors should also be inspected for thickness and warping before being replaced. These parts can wear out quickly depending on how much driving you do (and how often), so make sure to inspect them regularly!

Suspension System

Make sure there are no leaks or loose parts in your vehicle’s suspension system, which includes shocks, struts and springs among other things; these parts may need replacing if they’re showing signs of rusting through corrosion over time too – especially if they’re exposed directly underneath where salt gets kicked up during winter weather conditions like snowstorms because that means water has pooled up inside them causing corrosion from occurring over time which will eventually cause failure later down the road if nothing else is done about it immediately after noticing symptoms appearing such as rattling noises coming from undercarriage area while driving slowly down bumpy roads

You will save money by knowing when to change or replace parts of your car, but you should contact a mechanic if you notice any problems while on the road to make sure they are not serious enough to lead to an accident.

You will save money by knowing when to change or replace parts of your car, but you should contact a mechanic if you notice any problems while on the road to make sure they are not serious enough to lead to an accident.

  • Change the air filter: The air filter keeps dust and debris out of the engine’s intake manifold, which means better performance and fewer breakdowns. A clean filter can also improve fuel economy by up to 10 percent!
  • Replace your oil and oil filter: Using synthetic oil can extend the life of your engine by as much as 30 percent because it resists wear better than conventional motor oils do. Regularly changing this fluid is one way to keep things running smoothly without spending too much time or money at the shop; however, if something goes wrong with your vehicle after months or years without maintenance (even if it seems minor), don’t hesitate before contacting professionals who know what they’re doing so they can assess any damage done by neglecting these basic steps over time.* Rotate tires regularly: Tires wear unevenly depending upon how often they’re used–for example, driving mostly on city streets versus highways will cause different kinds of wear patterns depending upon where each wheel spends most its time rolling around town/over long stretches between exits.* Check tread depth regularly: If there aren’t enough grooves left between treads then there may be less traction available for handling slippery surfaces like ice patches during winter weather conditions – especially important since newer cars tend not have as much traction due their lighter weight compared older models (which were built heavier)


The best way to save money on car repairs is to keep your vehicle in good condition. Regular maintenance helps prevent costly breakdowns and saves you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to the shop.