In order to keep your vehicle safe, and to ensure optimal performance, you’ll need to handle some routine maintenance from time to time. Routine maintenance can ultimately help you avert more serious repair needs, which means it can save you hassle and money in the long run.

Here are just a few of the routine maintenance steps you should never ignore.

Routine Maintenance Essentials

Oil Change

Depending on your car, you may need to get the oil changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. (For a more specific recommendation, consult the owner’s manual.) Changing your oil is important because it lubricates your engine, prevents your engine from overheating, and helps avoid premature wear and tear.

Tire Rotation

If you’re getting your oil changed, you should take the opportunity to get your tires rotated as well. This prevents your tire tread from wearing unevenly. In the end, rotating your tires extends their life and prevents tire replacement.

Brake Inspection

Your brakes play a key role in maintaining vehicle safety. The brake pads will wear out over time and need to be replaced. Make sure you have them checked out by a qualified technician on a regular basis, such as when your car is in for other routine maintenance needs.

Fuel Filter Replacement

Your fuel filter will eventually become clogged with sediment. This may make it difficult or even impossible for you to operate the vehicle. Make sure you have the fuel filter replaced whenever your technician recommends it.

Timing Belt Replacement

If your timing belt breaks, it can result in significant damage to the engine. Repairing this damage can be very costly. As such, you’ll want to have the timing belt replaced as needed.

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