Teaching Your Teen Basic Auto Maintenance

Buying a car is a huge responsibility for an adult and probably a teenagers first real investment. One thing that teens need to learn, besides making car payments, insurance payments, and paying for gas, is how to maintain their car. Sometimes they think they can just get in and go, never thinking about what is going on underneath the hood. It can be a scary, and costly, realization when something goes wrong.

Here is a great checklist for your teen. This is something you should ask them to follow, so they get in the habit of taking great care of their car:

Check Every Month

  • Oil Level
  • Hoses
  • Belts
  • Tire Pressure
  • Coolant/Antifreeze
  • Air Filter
  • Tires

Check Every 3 Months

  • Oil and Oil filter (should be changed at least every 3000 miles)
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Power Steering Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Battery Terminal and Cables
  • Lights

Check Every 6 Months

  • Wiper Blades
  • Horn
  • Brakes
  • Spare Tire
  • Exhaust System
  • Shocks

Performing maintenance on your car will ensure that it will serve you well many years to come.

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Bobbie

Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.

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Bobbie is a handbag addict who has a passion for product reviews, tech, and food. Her first loves are her daughters, Dakotah and Alianna. Her second loves are bacon and coffee. Lots of bacon and coffee.