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Car Maintenance Checklist


After spending time and resources acquiring your new vehicle, it is important to perform regular maintenance so you can protect your investment. You use your vehicle for many of the important things in life, like going to work, taking the kids to hockey practice and going away for a family holiday. So making sure your vehicle is properly maintained is vital not only for its longevity but also to make sure you're not stranded on the side of the road. At Atlantic Kia, we encourage residents of Sackville, Springhill, Oxford, Parrsboro, and surrounding areas of Nova Scotia to monitor their vehicles' condition so they can prevent any costly future maintenance and retain resale value. If you do sense any issues, please schedule a service appointment online with our service centre and let us take care of everything.

However, to make it easier to keep track of your vehicle maintenance schedule, continue reading to find our simple vehicle maintenance checklist.

Vehicle Maintenance to Take Care for Short Term Check-ups

To make sure your vehicle is maintained, make sure to inspect the following:

Oil and Coolant

Levels need to be inspected on a monthly basis, especially if you plan to go on a long trip. Make sure to check both of these liquids once the engine has cooled down. If their levels are low, you may cause damage to your engine

Air filters

Helps to keep both your engine breathing efficiently but you and your occupants breathing clean air as well.

Tire Pressure

Correct tire pressure not only affects fuel economy but also traction and handling.

Vehicle Maintenance to Take Care for Long Term Check-ups

Transmission Fluids

Just like your engine requires regular oil changes, your transmission also needs to have its oil changed, but not at the same intervals.

Inspect Shocks and Struts

Over time, your shocks and struts will begin to lose their ability to absorb bumps. It's best to check for leaks and torn boots.

Coolant Fluid Flush

Engine coolant requires a clean flush from time to time. Check your owner's manual for more information.

Spark Plugs

These little components are put through a lot of stress and will need to be replaced. Make sure to pull them and inspect their condition.


Visually inspect your belts for cracks, tears, and if they are drying up.

Vehicle Maintenance to Take Care for Seasonal Check-ups

Battery Check

Have your battery tested throughout the year, especially before winter hits. Don't want to be stranded now, do we?


If you can make sure to change your tires over depending on the season.

Replace Wipers

Your wipers will lose their ability to clean your windshield over time due to use, cracking, and possible breaking. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

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