Modern vehicles are built to last. Designed by teams with top-notch engineering talent and built by state-of-the-art automotive plants, the vehicles of today are the finest there have ever been.

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That said, every vehicle needs to be maintained if it is to perform at its best. While construction is in the hands of capable professionals, maintenance often falls to us as owners and it can be easy to fall down on the job. The good news is that it's possible to create and keep a maintenance schedule that works for you.

Put together a list containing three different categories: Monthly, Quarterly and Annual. These will be the tasks that need to be carried out at these intervals to ensure your vehicle gets all of the care that it needs.

Monthly items are generally just checks, to ensure everything is working properly and to identify problems before they get serious. These include:

  • Oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Brake fluid level
  • Wiper blades
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Tire pressure, tread, and condition

Quarterly items, performed every three months, are generally simple checks and item replacements. They include things such as:

  • Changing the oil
  • Changing the oil filter
  • Inspecting fan belt
  • Inspecting hoses for cracks
  • Check battery and cables
  • Check power steering and automatic transmission fluid

Annual maintenance covers items that wear out very slowly, but nonetheless need to be replaced to ensure optimal functioning of the vehicle. They include things such as:

  • Flushing the coolant
  • Check the spark plugs
  • Change air cabin filter
  • Change engine air filter
  • Check brakes and wheel bearings
  • Inspect steering and suspension

If you are able to maintain the maintenance items listed above, you can add significant life and functionality to your vehicle that will allow you to enjoy it more. While most of the items listed above can be performed at home, it can often be easier to have them done by a professional. We invite you to consider Island CDJR for this purpose, you can contact our service staff at 877-453-0108. We look forward to serving you!

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