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?

Answer
“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.”
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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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