Maintenance 101

How long brakes last depends on factors like how the car is driven and the condition of the rest of the braking system.
How long do brakes last

How Long Do Brakes Last?

How long brakes last depends on factors like how the car is driven and the condition of the rest of the braking system.
Although original-equipment tires can last for 50,000 miles or more, how long any tire lasts is dependent not only on the tire itself, but on how that car is maintained.
How long do tires last

How Long Do Tires Last?

Although original-equipment tires can last for 50,000 miles or more, how long any tire lasts is dependent not only on the tire itself, but on how that car is maintained.
As a general rule of thumb, many sources quote three to five years as an average, though some car batteries have been known to last 10 years.
How long do car batteries last

How Long Do Car Batteries Last?

As a general rule of thumb, many sources quote three to five years as an average, though some car batteries have been known to last 10 years.
In the past, the factory-recommended interval for changing the automatic transmission fluid was typically between 30,000 and 100,000 miles, but some newer vehicles have what’s referred to as ...
Transmission fluid change

Do You Really Need to Change the Transmission Fluid?

In the past, the factory-recommended interval for changing the automatic transmission fluid was typically between 30,000 and 100,000 miles, but some newer vehicles have what’s referred to as ...
Your car’s water pump circulates coolant throughout the engine, where it soaks up heat, and into the radiator, where the coolant is cooled and then recirculated back to the engine to start the ...
Water pump

Water Pumps: What You Need to Know

Your car’s water pump circulates coolant throughout the engine, where it soaks up heat, and into the radiator, where the coolant is cooled and then recirculated back to the engine to start the ...
Proper tire pressure is much more crucial to your car than you may think, and it results in a safer and more economical experience on the road.
How to check air pressure

How to Properly Check and Put Air in Tires

Proper tire pressure is much more crucial to your car than you may think, and it results in a safer and more economical experience on the road.
A dirty air filter won’t allow your engine to “breathe” as freely as it should, reducing the performance of your car.
Air filter change

How Often Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?

A dirty air filter won’t allow your engine to “breathe” as freely as it should, reducing the performance of your car.
While changing your oil every 3,000 miles was standard practice many years ago, modern lubricants and advances in engine materials and tolerances have largely made that frequency unnecessary.
Oil change every 3,000 miles

Do You Really Need to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

While changing your oil every 3,000 miles was standard practice many years ago, modern lubricants and advances in engine materials and tolerances have largely made that frequency unnecessary.
Even though a wheel alignment isn’t a normal maintenance item, and there isn’t a set mileage or time interval for having it done, you should recognize the indications for when it might be needed ...
Wheel alignment

When Should You Get a Wheel Alignment?

Even though a wheel alignment isn’t a normal maintenance item, and there isn’t a set mileage or time interval for having it done, you should recognize the indications for when it might be needed ...
To keep your car in good shape, every two to three weeks is a good rule of thumb for how often you should drive your car.
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer

How Often Does My Car Need to Be Driven?

To keep your car in good shape, every two to three weeks is a good rule of thumb for how often you should drive your car.