By Eve Chen () - April 14, 2019
You’ve just bought yourself a new car. Take some time to enjoy it! Chances are, it will drive just beautifully for a long time to come. But even if your car is still riding perfectly months from now, you can’t forget about routine maintenance! While on-board computers and other sophisticated electronics have made cars run better and last longer than ever before, there are still some items that will require regular attention throughout the life of your car.
The most important thing you can do to keep your car running smoothly is to read and follow the recommendations in your car manual. Many maintenance specifics will depend on the particular make and model of your car, so when in doubt—check your manual!
The internet is chock-full of car maintenance information on sites such as Edmunds.com, cargurus.com and AAA, as well as on user forums and chat sites. Also, find a local dealer or service advisor to answer questions and resolve problems—they are both “in the know” and ready to help.