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Every vehicle will need regular maintenance — that is if you want it to run at its best and last as long as possible. And that’s why you’ll want to follow a car maintenance schedule. So, here we have some general guidelines you can follow that are common to gasoline powered cars. You’ll also want to refer to your car’s maintenance manual, for the maintenance specifics of your make and model.
Many car maintenance schedules follow the 30-60-90 rule — there are certain car parts you inspect or replace every 30,000 miles. If you’re driving a car with lower mileage, it’s key to consider some items that should be checked more frequently, starting at 3,000 miles.
There are also a few maintenance updates that should be done seasonally. Before the winter months, you may want to check your tires and switch your windshield wipers for ones that are better suited for the snow. You’ll also want to make sure your defrosting systems are working properly.

For those long summer road trips, you may want to stop at your local mechanic for an oil change or to ensure the car is ready for long drives in the heat. And don’t forget to change out your filters, including your cabin air filter, so your air conditioner can work properly!

Depending on your driving habits and driving conditions in your area, you may need an adjusted schedule to help keep your car in top shape. Your Owner’s Manual may have separate schedules for “normal” and “severe” driving conditions.
Both schedules should provide an index of car maintenance items listed by mileage.

On the normal schedule, you may discover an oil change recommended at five thousand miles, while the severe schedule recommends three thousand miles. Following are some criteria that may put you in the “severe” camp. Do you….

Even if you maintain your vehicle perfectly, there will come a time when you have to ask the big question: Should I repair or replace my car? Look at your personal circumstances and weigh the options. If you can’t purchase a new car just yet, but you can afford to make some worthwhile repairs, then repairing may be the way to go. If the repairs to your car are costly and won’t add life to your car, looking for a replacement may be your best bet.
You may want to go with repair if:

But if you go with replace, you may enjoy a financial benefit:

Keeping up with a regular car maintenance schedule comes with a lot of benefits. For starters, your car should run better and last longer. You can use the above as a general guide and refer to your car manual for the specific needs of your make and model. Then, when you know your car is properly maintained, you really can sit back and enjoy the ride.
This article is for educational purposes only and provides general auto information.  The material is not intended to provide legal, tax, or financial advice or to indicate the availability or suitability of any JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. product or service.  Outlooks and past performance are not guarantees of future results. Chase is not responsible for, and does not provide or endorse third party products, services or other content. For specific advice about your circumstances, you may wish to consult a qualified professional.
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