What car maintenance should I do routinely?

What things should I maintain on my car regularly? I just bought a new car and I want to make sure it stays in like-new condition.

Answer
“Routine maintenance can keep your car running smoothly, maintain the value of your vehicle, and help you avoid having to exercise your car warranty.
Therefore, you should make sure to regularly:
  • Have your oil changed every 5,000 miles.
  • Check the fluids every month or so.
  • Inflate your tires about once a month.
  • Wash your car to maintain the health of the exterior paint and components.
  • Replace the windshield wipers once or twice a year.
  • Replace all air filters as necessary.
Doing all of these things and taking your car in for regular checkups or inspections as dictated in your owner’s manual should help you keep your car in great shape. If you drive a lot, you may want to consider full coverage car insurance to safeguard your investment.
While car insurance isn’t exactly maintenance on your car, it is a good way to protect your vehicle should you get into an accident. It’s always a good idea to review your policy every six months to ensure you’re getting the best rates for your coverage. If you want help reviewing your policy, try using the Jerry app. Jerry automatically reviews your policy for you. If you’re overpaying, Jerry will find better rates and send these deals to your phone in minutes. And the best part–Jerry’s insurance reviews are free.”
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Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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