Car Care Maintenance Schedule

The following is a maintenance schedule that has given me 314,000 miles without major repair to the engine, transmission, cooling, steering and braking systems. While its always a good idea to follow your owners manual, some of us don't buy into "lifetime" fluids. This does not include mechanical wear items like tires, brakes, struts, etc.

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If you are not in a position to change the fluids yourself, find a local shop that will change the fluids using your supplies charging a small fee. Many will do that for you.

Car Care Maintenance Schedule
  • Synthetic oil changes 7k (Mobil 1, Mobil 1 High Mileage, Pennzoil Platinum, Pennzoil Ultra. Purolator Classic, Purolator PureOne, Fram Ultra)
  • TB/MAF/PCV Valve cleaning once a year just before changing oil (throttle body cleaner, MAF cleaner)
  • 2 bottles fuel system cleaner in 1 tankful of gas once a year just before changing oil (Techron concentrate plus or Redline SI-1).
  • PS drain and fill reservoir every other oil change (see your manual).
  • Coolant drain and fills 3yrs/40k (see your manual)
  • ATF drain and fills 2yrs/30k (see your manual)
  • Brake bleed 2yrs/30k (with new pads NEVER push fluid back in)
  • Air filter 2yrs/30k (Fram)
  • Plugs 70k (Iridium, see your manual)

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