While certain car repair and maintenance services are best to schedule every three months or 3,000 miles, other types of car scheduled maintenance appointments are fine to book every six-months/6,000 miles. Driving safely is important when on the road by yourself or with your family as passengers. Regardless of who is or is not in the vehicle with you, other drivers and passengers are on the roads in vehicles operating around you. 

Driving safely during inclement weather is of paramount importance. Heavy rainfall makes it hard to see, which is why your windshield wipers need to be checked every six-months/6,000 miles and replaced if needed. Your tires support your vehicle and help keep you safe while steering through frequently unexpected roadway conditions. Checking the pressure levels and tread quality on all four tires (plus your spare) is important to do every few months. 

What’s Next: Every 6 Months or 6,000 Miles

Placing your car on a professional lift for a tire inspection every six-months/6,000 miles helps prevent more serious damage, however. Are your tires balanced? Does your vehicle need a front or rear-end alignment?

Keeping your tires balanced and straight saves you gas money but more importantly, keeps you safe.

Your brake system is also an important part of regular car maintenance checks every six-months/6,000 miles. This is especially true for your brake pads. Brake pads are often the first things to wear down in a braking system. 

Worn out brake pads also lead to worse damage and possible dangerous/deadly operating conditions. 

Which additional scheduled maintenance car services should be performed every six-months/6,000 miles?

  • Recheck battery water levels.
  • Check battery connectors & cables for possible corrosion.
  • Chassis lubrication services.
  • Recheck all fluids.
  • Check air filter & ventilation system components.
  • Polish your exterior paint job to help prevent cracks & damaging rust.