Maintenance and Repair Checklist - Essential Auto Care

Maintenance and Repair Checklist

Maintenance Services


It’s no surprise that keeping up with routine maintenance will improve the longevity of your car. Although most people are familiar with an oil change every few thousand miles, they ignore many other important repairs. Even durable cars such as the Toyota Camry will require a certain level of preventive maintenance to keep running year after year. If you tend to fix problems only as they arise, the integrity of your vehicle may already be compromised. Harsh terrain and weather associated with driving in New York City may require a more frequent maintenance schedule. Below is a quick checklist for drivers to address during routine checkups:

Warning lights


Warning lights may pop up at any time and are generally the first sign of an issue with your car. It’s important to get these checked out immediately to prevent any long term damage.


Check 3 months or 3,000 miles


Automatic transmission fluid

Battery and cables


Engine oil and filter


Fuel filter



Power steering fluid

General Tire condition

Windshield washer fluid



Check 6 months or 6,000 miles


Automatic transmission fluid

Engine air filter

Wiper blades

Cabin Filter

Check 12-24 months


Steering and transmission

Regardless of how reliable your KIA or Jeep has been, getting in the habit of replacing worn or aging parts during your scheduled maintenance is a good idea. Our ASE certified technicians will suggest the best maintenance options for your vehicle. Schedule an appointment at Essential Auto Care (347) 609-7495 today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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