Regardless of the car, you drive, whether it’s a super cool specialty car or the one that you drive merely to get you where you need to be, it’s critical to keep up on regularly scheduled maintenance to extend the life of your vehicle and to avoid some potentially substantial repair bills. Regular service not only helps keep your automobile running smoothly, but it can prevent it from encountering a myriad of more significant problems too. Pro Auto Care works hard to not only save you on the road, but to keep your car running well for as long as possible, but we can’t do it alone. We need your help with a commitment to your car’s care too! Plus, if you care about Mother Earth, maintaining your vehicle on a regular basis is a good way to help the environment. You see, when your car is not running right or when there’s a fluid leak, it pollutes more. You can be more eco-friendly by being mindful of the emissions your vehicle is producing, and if you see any drops of oil or colored fluids underneath your parked car. If you want to learn more about your vehicle, a place to start is with your vehicle’s owner’s manual. Every car is different and can vary greatly when it comes to service maintenance schedules. Knowing what your make and model requires will help keep you on track as well as not succumbing to myths like changing your oil every 3,000 miles. Here is a general list of what to check and when, but make sure to read your owner’s manual and talk to your trusted auto technicians, whether with another reputable shop or us.   On a regular basis (once a month) check these out:   Tire pressure and wear Oil levels Washer fluid Lights   Every 3,000 miles:   Your battery, connections, and cables Automatic transmission fluid All your belts Make sure all your dashboard indicator lights are working properly Air filters Hoses Every 6,000 miles: Chassis lubrication Wiper blades Every 12,000 miles: Brakes Cabin air filter Coolant Steering and suspension Power steering fluid These are general rule-of-thumb suggestions and can go a long way in keeping your car healthy, but this is only part of the equation. There is required maintenance that goes much deeper than these surface-level checks and support that will extend the life of your vehicle. Having a good relationship with your auto mechanic will help you decide what maintenance your vehicle needs and when. Just like your doctor, when you have a relationship with your auto technician, you are more likely to have better auto health because you will know what your car needs. It’s not just about the make and model, it’s also about how you drive, where you drive, and how much you drive that goes into making those decisions. We can all agree, however, that investing in the health of your automobile will go a long way to keeping it healthy and on the road as long as possible. If we’re not already your go-to shop, we’d love to be! Visit the highly trained auto technicians at Pro Auto Care in Denver and Littleton. Let us help extend the life of your vehicle, make an appointment today. Our technicians and their state-of-the-art equipment and tools will keep you keepin’ on! Visit us at either of our locations: 2030 S. Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80222 and 2753 W. Church Ave., Littleton, CO 80120 both Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM.