9 Ways to Keep Tabs on Vehicle Maintenance in the Triangle

Most drivers in the Apex and Triangle simply put gas in the vehicle when it is on empty. Many owners just get the oil change before a holiday trip or a summer vacation. Very few of us keep astute records of vehicle maintenance. Who has the time right?  We all know money is time. In a dealer trade situation a well- kept vehicle with records is worth up to a $1000 more in a car deal. Why? Because it can be placed on the lot and sold quickly if there are good maintenance habits. Private sales with the record book part of the transaction can bring even more extra. Keeping a car notebook in the glove box makes money!

As Halloween and the Holiday Seasons fast approach, managing a vehicle care schedule is important. At Premier One Automotive, we know the importance for the family budget. Every car, truck, and SUV in Apex and the Triangle need a plan and a schedule. Put a small notebook in the car and have access to it. When you get fuel, add the date, gallons, cost and mileage. Over the course of time, a complete record evolves that will possibly indeed make you money. Add every purchase with a date and time like wipers brakes, and oil changes.

According to the ASE Certified professionals with Premier One Automotive, everyone should have the following maintenance check:

  • Oil changes every three to six months, 3000 to 6000 miles.
  • Air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles.
  • Battery every third calendar year.
  • Coolant every 40,000 miles.
  • Plugs/ wires after 60,000 miles.
  • Brakes after 60,000 miles.
  • Shocks after 80,000 miles.
  • Timing belt at 60,000 miles.
  • Cabin filter every 12-18 months

Remember, the above information is meant as a general guide for motorists in Apex, Cary and the Triangle.  Premier One Automotive is always here to serve.  


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