What maintenance does my car need?

I'm new to car ownership and I have a 2012 Civic. I know it's an older car and it already has 90,000 miles, so what should I get regularly checked?

“Regularly maintaining a car is an important part of car ownership.
Every 10,000 miles, you want to do a basic inspection of all the standard elements of your vehicle, including:
  • car lights
  • fluid levels (oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and transmission fluid)
  • check your belts and hoses
At 50,000 miles, you should check your:
  • fuel system
  • filter
  • tires
It’s unlikely you will have your car for 100,000 more miles, but if you do, you’ll want a mechanic to do a full vehicle inspection.
Keeping car maintenance tools and supplies handy in the vehicle is also helpful for maintenance on the go.
A good part of car maintenance is a reliable roadside assistance plan. The free Jerry app also provides roadside assistance at your fingertips should you ever need maintenance assistance on the go.”
Sophie Newman
Answered on Jul 29, 2021
Sophie Newman is a writer from California. Her hobbies include brewing her own kombucha, riding horses, and taking long road trips.

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