Here's something very interesting that I found a few weeks back on the Car Care Council web site (btw tons of great info there regarding maintenance and repairs if you're interested in that kind of stuff). It's a simple do it yourself car maintenance checklist for your car. This infographic helps you understand what items should be inspected, either by you or your mechanic. It's all about avoiding breakdowns and saving money by determining if there is a maintenance need before it becomes a bigger problem. When you come for an oil change we always make sure that these items are checked but because of longer period between oil changes you have to be aware of this and make sure that you're taking the time to go through that list yourself. It doesn't take very long and it's pretty straight forward. If you're not sure just come by the shop and we'll check it for you. We understand that things like power steering fluid and wheel alignments are not the easiest thing to check. Not only does routine auto care and preventative maintenance help keep your car safe and dependable, but it helps save money and aggravation.