Easy Car Maintenance Checklist for Beginners(2022)

What is Regular Maintenance on a Car?

Regular maintenance is a preventive inspection measure that can maximize the life of the car and the safety of driving before the car has obvious abnormal conditions. Regular maintenance can not only improve the overall performance of the car but also reduce the possibility of a more serious problem that will require a financial overhaul.

If you already know that the car is obviously abnormal, such as the car shaking when braking, please return to the factory for inspection as soon as possible, and don't wait until the maintenance cycle or the mileage is reached.

How Often do you need to do Car Maintenance?

Due to the difference in driving habits and objective environment, when performing basic car maintenance, most of them refer to two indicators: (1)maintenance cycle and (2) maintenance mileage, whichever comes first shall prevail.

Each car has a different make, model, year, and configuration, it is not the same to identify what maintenance projects should be done. It is recommended to use the car operation manual of each car as the guideline. It doesn't matter if you're too lazy to flip through the Manual, just Google and enter [Car year + Car brand and model + Maintenance Schedule] to get the result.

However, most maintenance plants and professionals still have general reference suggestions for the convenience of car owners, which are arranged as follows:




Every 3000 miles -10,000 miles

  • Replace Engine Oil
  • Replace Oil Filter
  • Tire Rotation
  • Check Transmission Fluid
  • Check Coolant
  • Check Power Steering Fluid
  • Check Wipers
  • Check Windshield Washer Fluid 
  • Check Tires
  • Check Exterior Lights

Every 15,000 miles-30,000 miles

  • Replace Air Filter every 15,000 miles (more frequent if driving in poor air)
  • Replace Power Steering Fluid every 30,000 miles
  • Check Battery every 20,000 miles
  • Check Coolant every 20,000 miles
  • Check Radiator Hoses every 30,000 miles
  • Check HVAC System every 30,000 miles
  • Check Brake Pads every 30,000 miles
  • Check all Suspension Components  every 30,000 miles


Every 35,000 miles-50,000 miles


  • Replace battery every 35,000 miles (as needed)
  • Replace Spark Plugs and their lines every 40,000 miles


Every 60,000 miles

  • Replace brake pads
  • Replace brake fluid
  • Replace Belts
  • Replace Power Steering Fluid
  • Replace Coolant
  • Replace Radiator Hoses


  • Check HVAC System
  • Check Tires
  • Check Suspension Components

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