The average American drives roughly 15,000 miles per year. After logging a year’s worth of driving on your new car, there’s a good chance it’s still performing relatively well and you haven’t come across any issues. If you’re lucky, the new car smell may still be lingering as well. Even still the 15,000 – 30,000-mile mark is a critical time to bring your car in for some love and care. While no red flags may have appeared just yet, you can extend the life of your vehicle and create a foundation for long-term reliability by taking care of these maintenance tasks now.
High Priority Car Maintenance Past 15,000 Miles
Chances are your vehicle has already been serviced a few times if you have already reached the 15,000-mile mark. Every 3,000 miles or so, we recommend checking on the following basics:
- Engine oil and filter
- Tire pressure and remaining tread
- Coolant level
- Fuel injector cleaner
- Power steering fluid level
- Windshield wiper fluid
- Transmission fluid
If any of these checks have been neglected, we’ll be sure to detect them during your next visit to Churchill Auto Care and deliver the fix.
Usual Car Maintenance Between 15,000 and 30,000 Miles
While the above list of checks will come in handy between roughly 3k and 7k miles, there are several more checks to make once you pass the 15k mile threshold. Our recommendations will vary by make and model, but here are a host of general checks we make between 15k and 30k miles to ensure our customers are set on a positive trajectory to get the maximum miles out of their new vehicle:
- Brake pads
- Air filter
- Fuel filter
- Radiator hoses
- HVAC System
- Power steering fluid
- Cap and rotors
- Spark plugs
- Transmission fluid
- Suspension system
- Tire rotation
While these checks are all general guidelines that will keep your car on an ideal maintenance schedule, you can get a concreate idea of when to service your new vehicle in the owner’s manual. When it’s time for your next visit, our team will happily welcome you!
Ensure Your Car is Ready to Go the Distance Churchill Auto Care
If you are unsure whether your car is ready for maintenance, give us a call! We offer excellent service at a fair price for all of your automotive maintenance and repair needs. To schedule an appointment, please visit our site, give us a call, or text us at (301) 620-7620.