Preventive Maintenance Service Schedule

 

Preventive maintenance is important to the overall health and longevity of your vehicle. At Tim's Auto Care we take this seriously and offer a wide range of preventive maintenance services. Check your vehicle's manual for specific maintenance timelines, but below we have included a guide to scheduled maintenance for most vehicles. 

Preventive maintenance means a lot of things, and many services should take place at certain mile markers. 

Check out the charts below for some more specific mileage checks and services. Let's start with some of the maintenance you might be more familiar with and should be getting completed or checked on a more frequent basis. 

 

Check Every 3 Months / 3,000 Miles

Check Every 6 Months / 6,000 Miles

Check Every 12 Months / 12,000 Miles

 

  • Any Dashboard Indicator Lights
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery Connections
  • Belts
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Oil Level 
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Condition
  • Tire Pressure
  • Windshield Wipers and Fluid

 

  • Any Dashboard Indicator Lights
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery Connections
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Oil Level 
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Condition
  • Tire Pressure
  • Windshield Wipers and Fluid

 

  • Any Dashboard Indicator Lights
  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery Connections
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Coolant
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Oil Level 
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Condition
  • Tire Pressure
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Wipers and Fluid

 

 

Now let's move on to some of the longer-term preventive maintenance checks and services. This is where you will see some more variance depending on your vehicle make, model, year, and how you use your vehicle. 

 

Maintenance Before 30,000 Miles

Maintenance Before 60,000 Miles

Maintenance Before 90,000 Miles

 

  • Continue the ongoing maintenance above
  • Air Filter - closer to 15,000 miles if you're frequently in a dusty environment
  • Fuel Filter
  • Spark plugs - copper specifically

 

  • Replace Battery - 4-5 years
  • Brake Fluid - recommended from 20k-45k
  • Brake Pads / Shoes
  • Brake Rotors
  • Cooling System Flush
  • Transmission Fluid
    • Manual - between 30k-60k
    • Automatic - 30k+ - consult manual for specifics

 

 

  • Hoses - more frequent checks with age
  • Power Steering Fluid Flush - around 75K
  • Spark Plugs - newer vehicles iridium or titanium 
  • Timing Belt Check and Replace - after 75k
    • not timing chains which last longer

 

As stated above, these are recommended services around these mile markers, however, please consult the manual for your vehicle for specifics. Also, take into account how and where you drive as this will affect the vehicle wear and tear in different ways. 

If you have any questions please feel free to stop in during our business hours Monday through Friday 7am-5pm or give us a call at 815-235-9655 with any questions. 

We look forward to keeping and earning your business and are happy to serve Freeport, IL and the surrounding communities. 

 

 

 

 

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