Car maintenance schedule

Monthly checkup

Check engine light, cleaning interior and exterior, lights, tire inflation, tread, and general condition and windshield washer fluid levels.


3 months/3k miles

Automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, check engine light, engine oil and filter, exhaust, fuel filter, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tread, and general condition and windshield washer fluid levels.


6 months/6k miles

Automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, chassis lubrication, check engine light, polish, engine air filter, engine oil and filter, exhaust, fuel filter, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tread, and general condition and windshield washer fluid levels.


9 months/9k miles

Automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, chassis lubrication, check engine light, polish, engine air filter, engine oil and filter, exhaust, fuel filter, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, tire inflation, tread, and general condition and windshield washer fluid levels.


12 months/12k miles

Automatic transmission fluid, battery and cables, belts, brakes, cabin air filter, check engine light, polish, coolant, engine air filter, engine oil and filter, exhaust, fuel filter, hoses, lights, power steering fluid, steering and suspension, tire inflation, tread, and general condition, windshield washer fluid levels and wiper blades.


Need to have your vehicle serviced?

Contact the service center nearest you. Fredrick: 301-663-3665 & Ellicott City: 410-567-7222.


We’re not only a used truck dealership, we’re a car maintenance shop too! In fact, we have 2 full-service mechanic shops, ASE certified technicians and a passion for providing superior customer service.

And when it comes to staying up to date with your car maintenance checklist, you can count on us to keep your wheels aligned, lighthearted pun intended! As for keeping your car in tiptop shape, it’s bound to save you a trunk load of money in the long run.

How much is car maintenance per month? Industry professionals suggest setting aside $100 a month. After all, the average car repair costs $400 and it never hurts to set money aside for a rainy day. Better safe than in a jam.

What maintenance does my car need? It depends. If you ventured off into the great unknown for a month long kumbaya session, you may be in need of an oil change. It never hurts to double check or give us a call if you have any questions.

How long does car maintenance take? Oil change service takes about an hour, and windshield wiper replacement takes all of 15 minutes. Auto maintenance generally takes under an hour unless further diagnostics are required.