Basic Car Service Schedule

July 6th, 2017 by

The absolute best way to keep your vehicle in top running shape is to keep up with a regular service schedule. On the other hand, the best way to ensure you’ll have expensive repairs later is to neglect a service schedule and drive too many miles in between maintenance appointments.

Your vehicle is a big investment and its what you rely on to get you to work, on trips to visit family and run necessary errands.

When you buy a new car, you need to have a maintenance plan in place and stick to it. If you haven’t given a second thought about what kind of maintenance you should be doing on your new 2017 or 2018 vehicle, we’re here to help.

We at Hebert’s Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Shreveport, Louisiana have put together a basic mile marker schedule of what and when you need to have done. Check it out below!


• Clean the vehicle inside and out

• Check Interior and exterior lights

• Tire inflation and condition

• Windshield washer fluid

Every 3,000 miles or three months

• Change oil

• Fluid levels

• All filters for wear, tear and dirt

• Exhaust for leaks

• Belts for wear and tear

• Hoses for wear, tear and proper connection

Every 6,000 miles or six months

• Rotate tires

• Wiper blades for wear and tear

• Battery and cables to ensure they’re connected

• Chassis lubrication

• Spark plugs

Every 9,000 miles or nine months

• Tires for uneven tread, wear and tear

Every 12,000 miles or 12 months

• Coolant level

• Brakes

Every 18,000 miles or 18 months

• All systems

Every 24,000 miles or two years

• Service fuel system

• Service coolant system

Every 36,000 miles or year and a half

• Service fuel system

Every 48,000 miles or four years

• Check all systems

• Exchange all fluids

• Service transmission

• Service fuel system

• Service coolant system

Keep in mind that every vehicle is different and is going to have its own manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule. Every driver is different too. If you’re a light driver — less than 10,000 miles a year — you may be able to stretch your maintenance schedule. If you’re a heavy driver — more than 12,000 miles a year — your car will need servicing more frequently.

Have questions about your car’s service needs? Give our service department a call one of the numbers on the right or send us a message. We can’t wait to serve you at Hebert’s Town & Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

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