Do you have a car or pickup truck that you want to keep running reliably for the long haul? Diligent vehicle maintenance is the only way that’ll happen. Learn about the TLC that your vehicle needs to remain reliable and set reminders to help you make it all happen.
Check Fluid Levels
This takes less than five minutes and should happen every few weeks. Fluids that need checking include engine oil, transmission fluid, engine coolant, brake fluid, power steering fluid and windshield washer fluid. Top off these fluids as needed. If a fluid level is unexpectedly low since the last time you checked, look for a leak.
It’s easy to miss a burned-out headlight, tail light or turn signal light from the driver’s seat. Get a helper to operate the light controls inside the vehicle while you’re standing outside the vehicle to make sure everything