To keep your car in good shape, you need to know how to do it and make it a habit. A check list for car maintenance will help with both.
The owner’s manual is one of the best places to start when you want to learn about your car and how to keep it in good shape. Every owner’s manual for a car has a detailed section on maintenance that covers everything from changing the oil to replacing major parts like belts. You can usually find an owner’s manual online if you don’t have the original.
The checklist is up to you, but we’ve given you an idea of what to include below.
Make a car maintenance plan that works for you.
Make a list of the things you need to do to keep your car in good shape. It could be a Google spreadsheet or an index card, whatever works best for you.
On your list, you should have items for monthly, quarterly, and yearly maintenance. Keep in mind that how often you need to do maintenance depends on how you use the car and what the manufacturer recommends. For example, if you drive off-road, you should check your tyres more often, and if you put a lot of miles on your car, you should change the oil more often.