To get started on making your maintenance plan, consult your owner’s manual. It will explain to you how different parts of your car experience wear and what you can do to get the most out of your auto investment.

The engine is the most important part of the car. Your maintenance plan must include a trip to the service station or any qualified mechanic to get a tune up for your engine. While ordinary car owners are not qualified enough to detect and repair emission problems with the engine, you must ensure that you change the engine oil and filter regularly. A good measure is to get these changed every three months or every 3000 miles, whichever comes first. This will ensure a long life for your Car Engine.

Other things you need to change regularly are the coolant and the brake fluid. Replacing the coolant is very important because doing so reduces corrosion in your engine and prevents buildup within the cooling system. In the same way, you must also make it a matter of routine to replace the brake fluid regularly. The chemistry of brake fluid is such that it absorbs moisture and makes it less effective over time. Also, when you get the brake fluid removed and refilled, it will also prevent sludge from accumulating in the braking system and prevent leakage of the wheel cylinders. If you neglect this aspect, the anti lock braking system could become damaged and replacing it would be very expensive. Read