What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

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Purchasing a new or used vehicle in the Asheville area? In order to extend the life of your Acura, you must keep up with routine automotive service. At Apple Tree Acura, we want to make it easy for you to follow a regular maintenance schedule which is why we provide service suggestions for various mileage intervals. Check out our guidelines to keep your working properly below.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles Asheville drivers should head to their dealership to get a basic maintenance checkup. This includes checking filters or fluids that have built up dirt overtime period. While some vehicles like the Acura MDX or RDX can go up to 7,500 miles without an oil change, it is recommended that you follow these vehicle maintenance checks:

  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • All vehicle lights (interior and exterior)
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread and wear and tear

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

It is important to consider the above preventative maintenance every few months, but in addition to prevention you should also check these parts every six months or 6,000 miles:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

After a year of wear and tear, your vehicle will need a more thorough examination. You should get these car maintenance checks every year, in addition to the three-month and six-month services:

  • Brake system
  • Coolant levels
  • Transmission fluid levels
  • Steering and suspension

Every Month

Even though we recommend doing maintenance checks three times a year, it’s important to regularly check and clean your car. In addition to the above intervals, here are some things you should do each month to extend the life of your vehicle:

  • Check the check engine light
  • Clean the interior and exterior
  • Check all the interior and exterior lights
  • Check tire pressure and tread
  • Make sure windshield wiper fluid is filled

Why Follow an Acura Maintenance Schedule?

Routine maintenance not only keeps your vehicle running smoothly, but it also saves you money. When regular care is not incorporated into your car routine you may face expensive mechanical issues in the future. While we’ve provided a basic service guideline, it’s a good idea to refer to your car manual for parts or fluids that your specific Apple Tree Acura requires. For example, some maintenance for an SUV like the Acura MDX may differ from the Acura TLX sedan.

Learn More About Acura Maintenance at the Apple Tree Acura Service Department

Schedule an appointment at our service center in Fletcher. Our expert technicians work hard to service your car as quickly as possible so you can get back on the road in no time. Don’t forget to explore our rotating service specials to save even more money! We can also answer any questions that you may have, such as “does my Acura require premium gasoline?” Make sure your vehicle is in tip-top shape before heading out our your next weekend getaway.

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