What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

Mechanic with clipboard for maintenance

Whether you drive a new Ford Mustang or a pre-owned F-150 around Indianola, keeping up with your car maintenance schedule is crucial. If you’re wondering, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” you’re in the right place! While different vehicle types have some variations in how often you’ll need service, there is a relatively standard car maintenance schedule to use as a guideline to keep your car in top condition. Learn more about your car maintenance schedule here and schedule service online when it’s time for maintenance. 



Standard Recommended Car Maintenance Schedule

To ensure every component of your new Ford is inspected and serviced for your Des Moines drives, follow the recommended car maintenance schedule below: 

Every 3 months or 3,000 miles

  • Check Automatic transmission
  • Check power steering
  • Inspect wiper fluid levels
  • Check all belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • Inspect all interior and exterior lights
  • Replace fuel filter as needed
  • Check your tire pressure and tire tread

Every 6 months or 6,000 miles

  • Replace engine oil and air filter
  • Check the car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • ReplacewWindshield wipers as needed
  • Clean and wax your car

Every 12 months or 12,000 miles

  • Inspect the brake system
  • Check coolant levels
  • Check transmission fluid levels
  • Inspect the steering and suspension

Monthly Car Maintenance

While you can always count on the DeYarman Ford Indianola service center near Winterset to tackle the more significant maintenance tasks, there are several easy routine tasks you can do to keep your vehicle in top condition, including the following: 

  • Watch for the check engine light to come on
  • Keep the interior and exterior clean
  • Make sure all your lights work
  • Check your tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure your windshield wiper fluid is full

Why Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

The main benefit of following your car maintenance schedule is that the service technicians will spot and tackle any issues before they worsen, which would cost you even more time and money. Also, adhering to the car maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual ensures you comply with your warranty. 

Trust the Service Department at DeYarman Ford Indianola

Now that we’ve answered the question, “What is my car maintenance schedule?” remember that DeYarman Ford Indianola is here to help you with all your automotive needs. Please keep your eyes on our service specials and let us know how we may be of service. Contact us today! And for more maintenance-related reads, check out our guide on staying fuel-efficient while driving


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