|Engine Oil Change||Brake Pad Replacement||Brake Disc Replacement|
|Axle Replacement||Head Light Bulb Replacement||Side Door Window Replacement|
|Alternator Replacement||Battery Replacement||Transmission Clutch Replacement|
|Front Hub Bearing Replacement||Starter Replacement||Fuel Filter Replacement|
General Maintenance Schedule
Under normal conditions the handbook suggests the following should be performed:
Check tires inflation, every month
Replace Engine Oil, every 7,500 miles
Rotate tires, every 7,500
Replace Engine Oil Filter, every 15,000 miles
Inspect front/rear brakes, every 15,000
My Oil Pressure light on the dashboard came on the other day which caused my whole engine to stall. Fortunately, I managed to restart it again; learned my lesson so now I do my Engine Oil change more often around 4000 miles or so.
Some of the other items that need to be checked not as frequent include:
Replace Air cleaner element, every 30,000
Replace Spark plugs, every 30,000
Replace engine coolant, every 45,000
Replace transmission fluid, every 90,000
Replace Timing belt and Water pump, every 100,000
Here are some items not mentioned but personally recommend:
Inspect/Replace Battery/Alternator Charge, every 30,000
- A faulty Alternator can prevent your car from running especially if your battery runs out of charge.
Inspect/Clean Idle Air Control Valve, every 30,000
- A dirty Idle Air Control valve can prevent your car from getting clean air during idle causing rough engine idle.
Inspect/Replace Radiator Cap, every 30,000
- A worn out Radiator Cap can allow coolant steam to leak eventually damaging your car's cooling system.
Inspect/Replace Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve, every 60,000
- Pinch the PCV valve hose and listen for a click. If you don't hear a click, replace the valve. Or during an oil filter change, remove the PCV valve and inspect for clogging and replace if necessary.
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