Vehicle Service Milestones

 As your car, truck, or SUV ages as you put on the miles, routine maintenance appointment will ensure safe and efficient driving for years to come. The easiest way to stay on top of vehicle upkeep is to service your vehicle with Jimmy Michel Motors; we will keep track of all major milestones for your vehicle.

You can also consult your owner's manual for recommended service intervals. Though it varies from model to model, here are some general maintenance milestones to consider:


Every Month


Each month, you should check all lights and your tire inflation and general condition. Top off windshield washer fluid, clean your car inside and out, and ensure no dashboard warning lights are engaged.


Every Three Months/3,000 Miles


Every third month, you should check the health of additional vehicle components, including the battery and cables, belts, exhaust, fuel filter, and hoses - if anything looks wrong, bring your vehicle in for maintenance. Additionally, check the levels of your engine oil, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid to ensure you don't have a leak.


Every Six Months/6,000 Miles


Depending on your vehicle, you should get an oil change roughly twice a year (every 5,000 to 7,500 miles). At this time, you should also rotate your tires. The six-month mark is also a good time for chassis lubrication, changing your engine air filter, changing your cabin air filter, and replacing your wiper blades. Though you should wash and wax your car regularly, now is a good time for a polish.


Every 12 Months/9,000 Miles


At least once a year, do a thorough inspection of your brakes and major engine and transmission parts. Check your owner's manual or consult with our technicians to see if it's time for other maintenance, like spark plug replacement or wheel alignment.

If you have questions or concerns about whether your vehicle is at a key milestone and needs service, contact us at Jimmy Michel Motors. We'll be happy to schedule a maintenance appointment with one of our certified technicians. 

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