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Automotive Maintenance Guide

Ridpath’s  Automotive Maintenance Guide is chock full of simple car care tips that will keep you on the road. In today’s world, ensuring that your car or truck operates reliably  is more important than ever. The majority of automotive technicians today would agree that scheduled/preventative automotive maintenance is the best way to ensure that your vehicle will always perform consistently and reliably. It’s a busy world, but it is increasingly important to take time to evaluate your vehicle components periodically. Not only will this ensure that you are familiar with potential problems your vehicle could endure in the future, it will also provide you peace of mind by being proactive about inspecting the vehicle components that most commonly cause those problems.

Big problems are usually a result of neglecting small component peripherals , such as fluids or belts. These components require attention more frequently than others, but are also less expensive to maintain and are the key to preventing costly repairs. Ridpath’s Automotive Maintenance Guide is here to provide you insight into how often you should monitor these components in order to prevent these costly repairs in the future.


Automotive Maintenance Guide
Ridpath’s Automotive Maintenance Guide will help you schedule your vehicle upkeep.


Automotive Maintenance Guide Schedule:

Check Frequently – 2 to 3 times monthly

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights
  • Tail / Brake Lights
  • Head Lights
  • Tire Inflation / Condition
  • Engine Oil

Check Every 3 Months / 3,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery & Cable Condition
  • Belts
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 6 Months / 6,000 Miles

  • Windshield Wiper Blades
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Coolant (Anti-Freeze)
  • Wheel Alignment
Car Care Tips Springfield PA
Replacing your old timing belt can prevent a major headache. Anywhere from 60k to 100k miles is a good time to do it, but always check your manufacturer recommendations.

By being proactive and monitoring the above vehicle components, you will ensure you car or truck will always be running in top condition and will require a minimum amount of automotive repairs. Routine vehicle maintenance is extremely important, especially with the evolution of technology in automobiles, as well as the consistently degrading road conditions that vehicles are being exposed to today.

Ridpath’s Auto Center provides scheduled routine maintenance for vehicles of all types, including cars, trucks, commercial vehicles as well as fleet services.