What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

November 15th, 2018 by

Auto service tech wearing a glove and holding a wrench

When you buy a new Alfa Romeo or used vehicle in the Indianapolis area, that’s just the start of your car ownership journey. To keep your Alfa Romeo running like new, you’ll need to keep up with regular car maintenance at various mileage intervals.

Three Months or 3,000 Miles

When you reach three months or 3,000 miles – whichever comes first – you should have these automotive services performed:

  • Engine oil and air filter
  • Belts, exhaust, and hoses
  • Automatic transmission, power steering, wiper fluid levels
  • All lights inside and out
  • Fuel filter
  • Tire pressure, tread, and wear and tear

Six Months or 6,000 Miles

At six months or 6,000 miles, you’ll need the above automotive services as well as these checks:

  • Car battery and cables
  • Chassis lubrication
  • Windshield wipers
  • Polish your vehicle

12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Once a year, or every 12,000 miles, you should schedule a check for the above services as well as these preventative maintenance services:

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

Every Month

In addition to these monthly or mileage services, you can perform these check ups at home each month:

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

Why Should You Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

Common sense tells us that in order for your car to continue to work, we have to put in the work. That being said, we often forget that our cars are machines that need proper fluids and regular car in order to perform the way we need them too. When you ignore routine maintenance in Carmel, you risk experiencing more serious, and expensive, issues down the line. These checkups keep your Alfa Romeo running smoothly, and it lets the service technician know if something is becoming a problem. Then you can have it fixed before it gets worse.

Get Routine Maintenance at the Ray Skillman Alfa Romeo Service Department

If you’re nearing one of these mileage or monthly intervals, schedule an appointment at our Whiteland service center. Our specially trained technicians will have your car inspected properly and thoroughly. We offer expert service and advice on everything from major repairs to tire care.

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