Routine car maintenance is essential for keeping your vehicle in good working condition and prolonging its lifespan. Regular maintenance not only keeps your car running smoothly, but it also helps to prevent costly repairs down the road. We all know that oil needs to be changed regularly, but what about the other items? Let’s go over some routine vehicle maintenance and when it should be performed: 

Air Filter  

Another important aspect of car maintenance is the air filter. The air filter is responsible for keeping dirt and debris out of the engine, which can cause damage if left unchecked. It is recommended that you have the air filter checked and replaced every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. If you drive in a very dusty environment, change it closer to 15,000 miles.  


Maintaining the tread, pressure, and balance of your tires is also important for your vehicle’s health. Tires are the only part of your car that comes in contact with the road, and they are responsible for keeping your car stable and providing traction. It is recommended that you have the tires rotated and balanced every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. It’s also important to check the tire treads and tire pressure regularly and to replace the tires if they become worn or damaged.  


The brakes are responsible for slowing down and stopping your car, and they are one of your vehicle’s most important safety features. It’s important to have every aspect of the brakes checked and serviced routinely.  

  • Brake fluid should be replaced every 20,000-45,000 miles 
  • Brake pads can last around 50,000 miles, but they should be checked regularly 
  • Brake rotors should be replaced or re-surfaced around 60,000 miles  


Finally, it’s important to have your car’s battery checked regularly. Car batteries typically last between 4 and 5 years, and it’s important to replace them before they die completely. A simple way to check the battery is to use a multimeter, which will give you the battery’s voltage. A healthy battery should be around 12.6 volts.  


In summary, routine car maintenance is essential for keeping your vehicle in good working condition and prolonging its lifespan. Your car manual will have specific recommendations for when each part needs to be replaced. Each make and model is different, and your car may need to be checked more frequently than others. If you need routine maintenance done on your vehicle, stop by Superior Service Center, and we will keep your vehicle in top shape.