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11 Ways Routine Car Maintenance Can Save You Cash

If you only get your car looked at when it starts to make noise, then you might be in for a costly bill. Here are 11 things you should be getting checked and replaced when needed.

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2. Oil Change

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Make sure you read your owners manual. Most manufacturers suggest you change your oil every 7,500-10,000 miles. The main advocates of changing your oil every 3,000 miles are those who profit from it.

4. Fluids

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The 5 fluids you should be checking.

# Transmission Fluid: Check every month.

# Coolant: Check twice a year and keep an eye on it in-between.

# Brake Fluid: Check when you change your oil.

# Power Steering Fluid: Check once a month.

# Windshield Washer Fluid: Fill when low or before long trips.

9. Air Filter

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If you drive in harsh conditions where there is a lot of dust and mud, you should change your air filter every 15,000 miles. However, for most drivers, every 30,000 miles is best.

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