What is My Car Maintenance Schedule?

September 30th, 2018 by

Service Technician

Purchasing a new or used car in the Clayton area is only the beginning. In order for your Mercedes-Benz vehicle to continuing serving you for years to come, you must keep up with routine automotive service. Did you know that there’s a regular maintenance schedule you should follow? At various mileage intervals, there’s suggested services to keep the parts of your vehicle working properly.

Every Three Months or 3,000 Miles

Every three months or 3,000 miles, perform the following vehicle maintenance checks:

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

Every Six Months or 6,000 Miles

In addition to the above preventative maintenance, you’ll want to do these checks every six months or 6,000 miles:

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

Every 12 Months or 12,000 Miles

Finally, you should get these car maintenance checks every year, in addition to the three-month and six-month services:

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

Every Month

In addition to the above intervals, there are maintenance checks you should do 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 Follow a Car Maintenance Schedule?

It seems like common sense, but we often forget that our vehicles are intricate machines that need regular care to function properly for your Ladue drives. Without that routine auto service, you risk experiencing more involved issues down the road, which can lead to the need for expensive auto parts and repairs. Routine maintenance not only keeps your car, truck, or SUV in running smoothly, but it also saves you money.

Take Advantage of the Mercedes-Benz of St. Louis Service Department

When your vehicle is due for routine maintenance, schedule an appointment at our service center in St. Louis. Our specially trained technicians will have your car back to you in no time, and be sure to check out our rotating service specials to save money while you’re here.

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