New Year, New Car Maintenance Routine

A new year brings a fresh start in many aspects of life, and your car maintenance routine should be no exception. Regular upkeep is crucial for extending the lifespan of your vehicle, improving safety, and optimizing performance. The dawn of a new year is the perfect time to commit to a more diligent maintenance schedule. To make things easier, our experts at Car Care Clinic are here to guide you every step of the way. Here’s how to set up your new car maintenance routine for the new year.

Monthly Checks You Can Do at Home

Tire Pressure and Tread Depth

Tires are critical for your car’s overall performance and safety. A quick monthly check can save you from potential hazards and even improve fuel efficiency. If you’re not confident about doing this yourself, bring your vehicle to Car Care Clinic. We’ll make sure your tires are in top shape.

Fluid Levels

Check your oil, coolant, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid regularly. These are essential for your car’s performance and safety. If any of these fluids are running low or look dirty, it’s time for a refill or change. Car Care Clinic offers a full range of fluid maintenance services to keep your vehicle running smoothly.

Quarterly Checks

Oil and Filter Change

The engine is the heart of your car, and regular oil changes are its lifeline. The general recommendation is to get an oil change every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Car Care Clinic offers quick and reliable oil changes that include a new filter and a thorough inspection of your vehicle.

Brake Inspection

Brakes are crucial for your safety. A quarterly check is advisable to ensure that the brake pads, rotors, and fluid are in good condition. At Car Care Clinic, we offer comprehensive brake inspections and services.

Semi-Annual Checks

Battery Check

Your car’s battery is essential for starting your vehicle and powering accessories. A semi-annual check can prevent unexpected failures. If your battery is over four years old, consider getting it tested at Car Care Clinic to see if it’s time for a replacement.

Air Filters

Dirty air filters can significantly reduce your vehicle’s performance and fuel efficiency. A semi-annual check and possible replacement are advisable. Car Care Clinic can handle this in a jiffy, ensuring your car breathes easier and runs better.

Annual Checks


An annual tune-up involves a series of inspections and possible replacements of components like spark plugs, belts, and hoses. This can significantly improve your car’s performance and lifespan. A comprehensive annual tune-up at Car Care Clinic ensures your vehicle will run smoothly throughout the year.

Wheel Alignment and Suspension

Improper wheel alignment can cause uneven tire wear and make steering more difficult. An annual check and possible adjustment at Car Care Clinic can save you from these issues.


Proactive and regular maintenance is the key to a long-lasting and reliable vehicle. As you step into the new year, make a resolution to keep your car in top condition. From monthly checks to annual tune-ups, Car Care Clinic is your trusted partner in this journey.

So, why wait? Start your New Year with a new car maintenance routine. Schedule your next service at one of our locations and make this year a smooth ride for your vehicle.

Remember, a well-maintained car is a safe and efficient car. Let Car Care Clinic help you achieve that. Happy New Year and happy driving!