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The Ultimate Car Care & Maintenance Guide

Importance of Proper Maintenance

Chances are, your car is the second largest investment next to your home. Care for it properly and it will deliver the performance, lasting value and enjoyment you need and expect. A properly maintained car offers the greatest return on investment by performing safely and dependably for you and your family. Proper maintenance also helps you avoid more costly repairs down the road.

The first step toward proper maintenance is to understand your car, the care it needs, when it needs it and why. That’s why Cloud 9 Detailing developed a Learning Center for our customers. Our guides explain typical preventive maintenance repairs in everyday language and take the mystery out of major car systems and parts.

You should expect to change oil and filter regularly, check tire pressure, fluid levels, filters, belts, wiper blades, brakes and other parts and components, and replace them when necessary.

Download our Simple Checklist to remind you when to check and perform important maintenance.

Our guides are customary for the majority of drivers and vehicles. However, always consult your owner’s manual for specific recommendations from your vehicle manufacturer.

Cloud 9 Detailing has developed a service interval schedule with general guidelines for the regular maintenance of

Passenger Cars

Minivans

Pick-ups

SUVs

Check

Frequently

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights On
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Lights
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Engine Oil Level

Check Every 3 Months

3,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Wash Fluid

Check Every 6 Months

6,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Check Every 9 Months

9,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 12 Months

12,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Importance of Proper Maintenance

Chances are, your car is the second largest investment next to your home. Care for it properly and it will deliver the performance, lasting value and enjoyment you need and expect. A properly maintained car offers the greatest return on investment by performing safely and dependably for you and your family. Proper maintenance also helps you avoid more costly repairs down the road.

The first step toward proper maintenance is to understand your car, the care it needs, when it needs it and why. That’s why Cloud 9 Detailing developed a Learning Center for our customers. Our guides explain typical preventive maintenance repairs in everyday language and take the mystery out of major car systems and parts.

You should expect to change oil and filter regularly, check tire pressure, fluid levels, filters, belts, wiper blades, brakes and other parts and components, and replace them when necessary.

Download our Simple Checklist to remind you when to check and perform important maintenance.

Our guides are customary for the majority of drivers and vehicles. However, always consult your owner’s manual for specific recommendations from your vehicle manufacturer.

Cloud 9 Detailing has developed a service interval schedule with general guidelines for the regular maintenance of

Passenger Cars

Minivans

Pick-ups

SUVs

Check Frequently

  • Dashboard Indicator Lights On
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Lights
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Engine Oil Level

Check Every 3 Months / 3,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Wash Fluid

Check Every 6 Months / 6,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades

Check Every 9 Months / 9,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Windshield Washer Fluid

Check Every 12 Months / 12,000 Miles

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • Battery and Cables
  • Belts
  • Brakes
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • Chassis Lubrication
  • Dashboard Indicator Light On
  • Coolant (Antifreeze)
  • Engine Air Filter
  • Engine Oil
  • Exhaust
  • Hoses
  • Lights
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Steering and Suspension
  • Tire Inflation and Condition
  • Wheel Alignment
  • Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Wiper Blades