What Parts of My Car Require Regular Checks?

Regular checks simply mean paying attention to some of the core components of your car so any issues or maintenance needs are promptly addressed. Check the following parts of your car on a weekly basis:

  • Tires: Check tire condition for punctures, gashes, scuffs, separation, and bulges. Ensure steel cord is not visible.

  • Tire pressure: If you drive frequently, check your tires every time you fill up on gas to make sure they are inflated properly. If you fill up infrequently, check tires every week.

  • Body and bumper damage: Walk around the car once a week to inspect for any new damage, including bumps and scratches. Check closely for any signs of rust.

  • Brake lights and headlights: Once a month at night, when parked safely, turn headlights on to ensure all bulbs illuminate. To check brake lights, back up to a wall, press and hold foot brakes, and use side and rear mirrors to see both brake lights reflected by the wall.

  • Dashboard warning lights: At start up, check dashboard for warning lights and check car manual for any lights that come on. Don’t allow yourself to fall into the habit of ignoring these lights.

  • Leaking fluids underneath the vehicle: Use a flashlight to look for power steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant, transmission fluid, and radiator fluid (anti-freeze).


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Ram 1500 - Oil Change - Phoenix, Arizona
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Jaguar XJ - Oil Change - Covina, California
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Honda Accord - Oil Change - San Francisco, California
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Nissan Pathfinder - Oil Change - Friendswood, Texas
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